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How does Google Maps Navigation know you are in a tunnel when it switches to night mode?

I suppose this isn't exactly a new feature but it is new to me since I don't travel through tunnels very often. What exactly is the software using when it decides to switch over to night mode when in ...
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With Maps 6.12 Latitude seems to have vanished?

After updating, the Latitude widget seems to have vanished. And from Maps, I can't get to my Latitude friends anymore. I can't find any notes about this online, in reports or on Google pages. In the ...
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What's the exact geographical dimension range which can be taken offline in Google Maps?

Today, I tried to take my whole country (India) offline, but Google Maps ignored it saying its very large, zoom in. It has also ignored my street saying its too small, zoom out. I want to know the ...
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How can I make a route offline in Google Maps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get maps for off-line usage? Google maps recently added offline caching of maps. But I can only see a way to download a small area. If I'm going on a long road ...
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How much data does Google Maps navigation use?

Does anyone have a rough number for how much data Google Maps navigation uses per, say, 100 miles or something? I know it will vary slightly by user and area, but I'm just looking for an ...
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How do I share latitude & longitute of a starred location in Google Maps?

The question title speaks for itself. How the heck do I do that in Google Maps. If I try to share a starred location, I get a link but not the coordinates.
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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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How can I save the maps downloaded from Offline Maps in Google Maps for reusing after a factory reset?

How do I save the maps that were downloaded from Offline Maps so that when I factory reset my phone I can simply put the backed up Offline Maps that were downloaded for reusing?
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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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How to load public route into Google Maps?

Let's say there is a route: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=pl&msa=0&msid=104314102588659350539.00043799567b09d5f132f&z=12 I have Google Maps (application) in my Android ...
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Does “make offline” option in Google Maps works with applications that utilize Google Maps?

In newer Google Maps I can make area available offline. Do other applications that rely on Google Maps (utilize Google Maps Android API) use offline maps?
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How do I turn off my maps app (that's taking 93% of my battery) on the Smart II? [closed]

I have the new Smart II. Maps is using 93 percent of my battery and I can't turn it off. I keep pressing force close but it comes back on a few seconds later.
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Can I turn off autocomplete/autocorrect for Google Maps?

When I want to type in a location to get directions, Google Maps brings up a list of suggestions under the textbox. That's fine, but then when there's only one suggestion left, Google Maps overrides ...
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can't get the exact position in Map

Goal: Get exactly position in Maps (google map) from my Galaxy SII Problem: I don't get the exact position in Maps from where I'm standing.
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Offline city map with directions and public transport?

I'm looking for an app which basically is google maps but completely offline. Even with the new feature of offline maps, the directions and the public transport don't work, as well as the street names ...
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Google Maps disable prefetcher service

I have a Motorola Cliq, running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've cached my local area as an offline map and would like to disable or stop the PrefetcherService that sol runs all the time on wifi. I can't find an ...
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Google Maps constantly requesting location

I'm running LBP Privacy Guard, and every 30 minutes or so I get a warning that Google Maps is trying to request my location. Why is this, and how can I prevent this?
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How do I edit my home address for Google Now/Maps/Latitude?

I just upgraded to the Galaxy Nexus. In the new Google Now, the traffic for my home destination is listed incorrectly. I also noticed that the Home address for myself under the People listing is ...
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What controls the Google Maps traffic widget updating “time to arrive”?

I have the Google Maps traffic widget on my Galaxy Nexus. The widget will show the traffic lights, but the times don't seem to update unless I log into maps by tapping the widget such that Maps ...
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Search/route with pre-cached google maps?

I understand that its possible to cache Google maps for offline use. But is it possible to search or calculate new routes with the pre-cached map without connecting to internet?
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Japanese language for directions in Google Maps

I am using Android 4.0 and latest version of Google Maps. The interface is in English. When I search for direction to some place say Kyoto, the interface is in mixed English and Japanese. See the ...
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No Turn-by-Turn Directions on Google Navigation

Google Maps gets fairly frequent updates (although I don't use it all that much). But, I have recently had to use it for some travel. I noticed that, where Google Maps used to give directions in this ...
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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 ...
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What happened to real time tracking in Latitude?

What happened to the real time tracking of friends in Latitude? The feature used to be there, but I cant find it anymore
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Saving a place on Google Maps account

I want to save a place in Google Maps and put description/notes on it.. When I used Symbian, after clicking on the star to add the place as favorite, I could put name and description in the place, ...
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Clear Google Maps search history without removing the cached maps?

I've been using the Google Maps app to cache the maps on certain places where I might be going in the future. I don't always have internet access which is why I'm doing this. Now that I've cached most ...
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Why does the Maps application keep launching?

For some strange reason Google Maps launches on its own. It doesn't launch all the way though. It just leaves a black screen. Does anyone know why this is happening?
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How can Google Maps accurately locate my phone when GPS is disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS? I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. ...
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How to use “street view” in Google maps on Xperia Mini ST15i?

I'm unable to switch to the street view when using the Google maps on my android phone. I updated the Google maps to the latest version and also the street view but unable still though. I turned off ...
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Google Maps shows wrong location on Android 2.2

For the last two weeks, Google Maps (Latitude) reports that I'm still at my old house. I'm not - I moved 6 months ago, but my "location" says that I'm still there. I tried clearing the maps cache, ...
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Why does Google Maps Display Routes/Waypoints Differently on Phone than on PC?

And how do I fix it? I am trying to display a specific route between my origin and destination, rather than letting google maps choose the route. So, I create the route in google maps on my PC and ...
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Syncing / sending Google Maps landmarks to Android Maps

I can save Google Maps landmarks on the desktop browser maps.google.com service to my own maps. However is it possible to sync / send these maps to Android Maps? I will look a destination landmarks ...
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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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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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How can I ensure that I'm logged out of Google Latitude?

When in Google Maps, when I go into the menu, I see "Join Latitude" option next to Latitude icon. When I am on Google Latitude web site, it tells me "Location sharing is not turned on" Does that ...
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Android Google map to provide alternative route

Google Map web version can provide 3 alternative routes when routing directions. However, it seems Android Google map can only provide 1 route and have no option to choose alternative routes. Is there ...
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How to add a pin / marker in Google Maps?

I met a new contact from another city and quickly wanted to add his contact address in maps (so that I can find it quickly when I drive down there). Even after a lot of fiddlying, I couldn't find an ...
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

Google Maps always shows me distance values for direction results / navigation in miles, although it does show me a scale on the map itself in metric units. I rather prefer to get my direction ...
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Is it possible to add a stopover or intermediate waypoint in Google Maps navigation?

On the desktop version of Google Maps, I can add multiple destinations, or drag the route created to include a specific spot that is not on the original route. Is there a way to do this on the ...
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How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS?

I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. At first I though it was with the cell tower but I'm not sure it can achieve this ...
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How can I edit the title of saved/starred places in Google Maps Android?

In Google Maps Android 5.10 you can save a place by clicking and starring the place. However, the name of the saved place is automatically generated by Maps, and can't be edited. Is there a good way ...
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Pre-caching limitations and reliability in Google Maps

The latest version of the Google Maps application bundled with Android allows me to pre-cache map areas. Each time a pre-cache a point it saves the map in a 10 km hamming radius of that point. I'm ...
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How do I get private bookmark from web Google Maps to Android Google Maps?

I have few private placemarks stored to "My Places" on Google Maps web version using same Google account than my Android Google Maps uses. How do I get those places to the Android?
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Disable display countdown during the use of Google Maps

When I use Google Maps for my Samsung Galaxy S, after a while the display goes dark and the GPS disconnects. Is there a way to disable the display countdown during the usage of Google Maps?
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Keep GPS on when screen is locked

Is there a way to prevent GPS from sleeping when I lock the phone even though google maps app is running?
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How does Google map know my direction as I rotate?

I realize the blue arrow on Google map, as you rotate the phone around, it will rotate as well. May I know how does it know the north south direction? It works too even my GPS is turned off.
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Where does “Places” get all its information?

In my Nexus S, there is an application named "Places", which it is able to provide me the restaurants information near by me. Surprisingly, the information are very localize and accurate. May I know ...
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Map Image Overlay App

I want to take a picture of a trail map, then overlay it on google maps or somehow use it as a navigation image linked to GPS? I want to do this all on the phone, while i'm hiking/walking about and ...
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Is there a way to edit my personal maps within Google Maps or any other application?

I remember that there was an application from Google to edit my personal maps. But it stopped working from Android 2.2 on and now it's even removed from the Market. Are there any plans of integration ...
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Google navigation stuck on “Checking navigation availability”

I own a LG Optimus One with Android 2.2.2. Everytime I try to use the navigation provided by google, my phone remains stuck on Checking navigation availability. Is there a fix for this?