Google Maps is a web mapping service and a Android app.

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Google Maps failed to save offline maps on Lollipop

I'm using Nexus 5 32GB, Android 5.0.1. I'm trying to save maps offline, but it's showing me an error whenever I try to save. It seems the issue is on external storage; it's not writable. The issue ...
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Blue arrow pointer in Google Maps won't update whichever way I'm facing?

On the Google Maps app, I see a blue arrow pointer. I've seen this on a previous version of maps back in Gingerbread. I think at some point in time, they removed this feature and made it look simply ...
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Need shortcut for Galaxy S4 “GPS Only” shortcut

A week or two ago AT&T rolled out another forced update that I didn't want and didn't give me a chance to deny it! I tried to postpone but it ignored me and forced the update anyway. This new ...
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Why does the Google Maps app need my phone call permission?

Is there any way this is justified? Seems like Google is becoming an evil spy to me, cause this is not the first time their apps need ridiculous permissions.
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Google maps offline

Cannot find menu: how to make google map available offline. I googled and found but dont have menu make available offline in settings.
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Download Region or State for offline Map

Is it possible to download an entire state offline map for Google Maps via a 3rd party app? I know that if you download the offline map through Google Maps it allows you to download an area roughly ...
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How to right-click in google chrome

I'm trying to get directions from two points on the map. I can't figure out how to do this in the mobile version of the site, so I switched to "classic" (desktop) mode. It says to right-click on the ...
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Google apps losing connection to the servers when on mobile data

I'm struggling with a weird connection problem I have with Google Maps 6.14.1 (#6140011) on the Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.1.2/CM10). The problem comes with the following symptoms when on mobile ...
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Edit default applications to open KML file?

This is a more general question than simply handling KML files, but this is the issue I currently have. I was looking for an application that could not only download maps for offline use (so I can ...
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Why does my google maps keeps on crashing even though i'm not using it at all?

So, I'm just using my apps. Then sometimes it freezes for a while, and a notice will pop-up and say "Unfortunately, maps has stopped." even though I'm not using it. What do I have to do? Samsung ...
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Google maps displays black screen when trying to navigate

When getting directions to a new place on Google maps (using navigate) I get a black screen where the map tile should be. Sometimes after a few seconds, Maps force closes and I have to type the place ...
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Is it possible to use OsmAnd maps instead of Google maps for Runkeeper or Runtastic

I use Runtastic to track my running. It uses Google maps. I want to use OsmAnd maps as I have downloaded offline maps. Can I force the apps to use OsmAnd instead of Google Maps?
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Gmaps location not obtained while using ART

I've been trying to get the current location on my Nexus 5. When I click on the location button on the bottom right corner it keeps showing "waiting for location", but nothing happens. But it ...
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Download google offline map from PC?

I have an android device that has no internet connection. Is there a way to download a google map for a certain region from my PC, and then copy this map to my android device so that I can use it ...
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Google maps and background operation

I understand from this question that Maps will activate itself under some circumstances (such as changing cell towers). Is that correct? That in itself doesn't bother me. But it does seem to me that ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

My parents can't read the road names the Google maps app, and I can't find a way round it. (Should have gone to spec savers). I have tried using Google maps via Chrome and Firefox and their increase ...
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Download maps offline with Google Maps v8

With the latest version of Google Maps (v8.1.0) I am trying to download offline maps from Spain, but I am having no success. This was doable in previous version in a simple way, but I can not find a ...
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Cannot view bookmarked map in android eoogle-maps-engine app

I have a bookmarked map in my Google maps engine when viewing via Chrome browser. When I open the Google maps engine android app, I can only see maps created by me or shared with me. Not ones save as ...
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Problems Connecting Asus Transformer TF101 to Mac OS X 10.92

Please bear with me if this is an insipid question, but I am not able to connect my Asus tablet to my Mac. It has been recommended that I go and download the USB drivers for the tablet here. Seemed ...
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Driving directions in new google maps

I've just got a new phone and downloaded the new Google Maps. I cannot find the written driving directions in this version. There used to be a list of the directions that appeared together with white ...
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mobile maps crazy location history

I am having the same issue another user had (the question was labeled "too vague" and closed). I guess I'll give it a try. I'm not exactly sure when it happened. Originally my location history was ...
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Offline Google Maps

Sorry, I'm kinda lost here. I use Google Maps on PC and have some favority places added there. In my phone I wanna use offline map. In my old phone I used RMaps with whole city map downloaded with ...
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Map displays incorrect data. Maps appear as fragmented tiles

When I zoom in beyond a certain level, the map appears in square tiles. Some of these tiles are correct, and others are not. The roads and landmarks appear correctly in Google Maps, but the topography ...
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Locus Tweak allows Google Maps download, not OSM! [closed]

I am going to develop an app for Android, and I'm trying to understand whether it is possible to store maps for offline usage (anyway I am not sure this is a question for developers). Google Maps TOS ...
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How can I store my Google maps (and maybe directions) offline when previewing directions?

I want to ask directions when I have a Wifi connections, then preview the route and store the maps offline for the entire route - so that when I'm underway I can just let GPS pick up my location and ...
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Google Maps freezes my Galaxy Tab3 on Android 4.1.2

Every time I open maps it freezes all the device after 1 or 2 minutes using the app and I have to make a hard restart to it. I clear the memory and check that there is no applications running in the ...
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how to view custom google map on my android device?

I have created a new map (layer) using the website google-map-engine. how can I view this custom map on my android device? It used to use google-map web site and then view on mobile via official app ...
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Will an upgrade to Android 4.3 update Google Maps automatically (to the new unloved version)?

My nexus 4 is notifying me about the availability of the new installation image for Android 4.3. I would like to install it, but I'm afraid this would automatically update Google Maps to the newest ...
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How to change color of entities shown in Google map?

The present colouring scheme of Google maps gives me a challenge to differentiate between the road and its surroundings. The contrast between these two are simply not sufficient for me and my screen ...
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Google maps app works without wifi?

So I have been using google maps in airplane mode. I only connect to cafe´s around Barcelona and once I have searched the directions. I leave any wifi in range. Shouldnt that mean my google maps no ...
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Google Maps Not Showing up in my device

Whenever i open Maps in My Ainol Tab It's Always Blank and after search it is showing no route found with error symbol: I have tried reseting to factory Settings but unable to solve my issue My ...
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Navigation app lost after updating phone

I lost the Navagation app that came with my phone after updating the phone's system. None of the free apps on Google Play work well for me. Any clues on how to get it back? It is not on Google Play.
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Google Maps Location History is showing an incorrect location

I have a major problem that I hope someone can help with. On my Google Maps feature under my Location History it shows a location that I was never at at any point, but when my wife happened to see ...
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Google Maps runs GPS in background even if the GPS radio is off - how do I fix?

I have the T-Mobile version of the LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, everything stock except the keyboard. I'm not sure what version of Google Maps, but the Play Store says it's up to date. Yesterday I ...
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transfer custom itinerary from Maps on PC to Android

I have a custom itinerary I prepared on maps.google.com on my PC (forcing some routing) and I would like to transfer it to my android smartphone, then use the navigation features of the Maps app. The ...
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How do I stop Maps and Street View from auto updating?

I'm on Froyo. My phone internal memory is nearly full, so I've stopped updating my apps and uninstalled updates from the preinstalled apps. However, every few days, my phone keeps auto updating the ...
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Google Maps does not support “geo:” intents, any alternative that does?

In Android Firefox (or HTML viewer), when you click on such a Geo URI link: <a href="geo:37.786971,-122.399677;u=35">Wikimedia Headquarters</a> ... you are asked what Map app to use. ...
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Google Maps freezes my Galaxy Tab3 on Android 4.1.2

Every time I open maps it freezes all the device after 1 or 2 minutes using the app and I have to make a hard restart to it. I clear the memory and check that there is no applications running in the ...
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With Google Now, can I ask for directions to one of my contacts?

I understand I can send an SMS or email to a contact, but I can't figure out how to ask for directions to the contact. Is there a voice command for Google Now that will pull up directions to a ...
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Get offline maps in new Google Maps

Google Maps was updated last night (9-July-2013 v7.0.0). While there's a lot they added, one thing they removed was the ability to cache maps offline. I relied on that functionality in poor-coverage ...
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Google maps wants a login now? Is there a way around this?

I've managed to get away with running my Galaxy S without every hooking it up to a Gmail account, but sometime in the last couple of weeks (I think following an OS update from Sprint) Maps started ...
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Voice of turn by turn navigation alternating between male and female

Sometimes the voice will be the female voice of Google text-to-speech and sometimes it will be the one from SVOX TTS, which is a different one. What should be causing them to alternate and how can I ...
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How can I get Google Navigation (navigation in Maps) on Android to navigate walking directions?

I know how to get walking/public transportation/biking directions, but driving directions are the only ones I can navigate (tracks the location, shows turns coming up, compensates for wrong turns, ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...
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Google Maps unthaws “itself”?

I have a relatively specific question - I'm on a SonyEricsson xPeria Mini Pro (sk17i), using Android 4.0.4 with a rooted Stock Rom. To conserve battery, I'm regularly freezing some apps I only use ...
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New Android maps - how to show navigation without destination

Older version of Google Maps for android had a separate Navigation app, in it I could either set a destination for guided navigation or simple select "Display map" with would always show my GPS ...
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Not getting current location even if Location Services are enabled

Device: Samsung mobile phone Android: 4.0.3 My Location Services are enabled, but I am not getting the current location. When I restart the phone, it works. What could be the problem here?
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Display GPX in Google Maps or other simple application?

I need an application that supports the following features: offline map (no Internet connection) bookmarks (POIs added by me from either my PC -> KML or in the app itself) Since (Google) Maps ...
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Why is Google Maps telling me that Offline Maps aren't available?

So, I've been travelling around the world a lot over the last couple of months, and one thing that I've been doing to avoid big roaming data charges on my personal phone, has been using the cached ...
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Force Google Maps to save cached maps on SD card

I am downloading a large number of map areas in Google Map for offline use. It appears that, by default, Google Map writes its cache to my phone's relatively scarce internal memory. Is there a way to ...