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

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Does “make offline” option in Google Maps works with applications that utilize Google Maps? [duplicate]

If i'm using the google map api in a third party app I'm making, can I make use of the offline map function of Google Maps?
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Google Maps Timeline shows me in a past location that I haven't visited in a year

There's a date on my Google Maps Timeline that shows me in a location in a completely different city/state than I actually was. It's a city that I haven't visited in over a year. Is there perhaps a ...
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Unable to access Google Play store and Google Maps

I'm not able to access play store and maps with my google account, but it remains accessible with another google account. I'm at a loss how to resolve this. Would anyone have any solution?
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Toggle between dark and light theme in Google Maps

Can we toggle between light and dark theme in Maps? Maps has shown a message after a new update asking to choose between dark and light theme. After selection (dark, which was illegibly dark under ...
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How to add a word to the Voice Typing recognition list?

I need to frequently say the word "olivette". I added it to my keyboard dictionary. Voice Typing ALWAYS interprets it as "all of that". It doesn't learn from my correcting it. A ...
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Add Maps-URL to homescreen

How can I add a shortcut with this url to my Homescreen? https://maps.app.goo.gl/1234567 When I open this URL in Chrome, the Maps Application starts and shows the desired page/activity. But because of ...
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Can GPS positioning work in “airplane mode”? [duplicate]

I need to test positioning only by wi fi network .For this i turned on "airplane mode "and after this GSM transmitters/receivers were completely disabled. In indoor cases the location is not ...
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Is there a way to get number of steps walked each day using google maps?

I want to find out how many steps I walked each day (average per day over a period of week or month is preferable). Is there a way to find this data using the Google Maps app? If not, is there any ...
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Does our device or geolocation services save all history about our locations?

Does our device or geolocation services save all history about our locations? I mean all places where we were during a week , month, year are saved? where they are stored and how we can delete all ...
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If we want to give the apps fake geolocation datas is it enough to change only the GPS data or i need to change all datas that are transsmitted?

When we change the GPS data using fake GPS app the cell id of our BTS still shows completely different region (the region of our real location). Isn't that enough for third-party applications to ...
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Is there an application or a method to test the positioning on Android only by wi-fi access points?

I need to test positioning only by wi-fi access points.But when I turn on geolocation on my Android device the position is calculated by GPS+ GSM + Wi-fi. My device doesn't give the option to save ...
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How to find all locations from a source point at Android Phone?

Taking a scenario. I searched a location at Google Map android app. Taking the location as a center, how to find all locations around the location within a radius of certain meter or kilometer? If I ...
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How can we trick an android device that the device does not get our real location?

Is it possible to make the Android Operating System receive false location data or not receive any data about our geolocation at all. And how we can do it in the maximal clean way so that the third-...
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Prevent Samsung Galaxy A8 from pausing Google Maps location sharing

I want to be able to locate a Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) running Android 9 at all times with Google Maps location sharing. Problem is, if the device isn't used for a while, the phone's location stops ...
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Does google maps personalize the walking time to your destination?

Google maps has a lot of data about how far and how fast you move around. When you search for a walking route to your destination is the app calculating the walking time based on your average walking ...
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How AUTO ROUTE between source(your location) & destination when lose blue path in google maps

I am using google maps installed on my android's phone in my car. I chose blue icon on right bottom of google maps. I set my location as source & my friend's home address as destination. After ...
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How change language of location names in google maps

It seems google maps recognizes my android's phone language & configs itself based on that language. My phone language is english.(But this is not my local language) So google maps shows all ...
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How to see my location log in the Google Maps without a working network connection?

I would like to see my google maps position log even if I was offline, or I did not use my phone. My impression is that the position logging works only if either the phone is active or if I am on wifi....
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Is it possible to get assistant voice on Android Auto sounding good without data?

I don't use data to use AA (I have offline Spotify and offline Maps) for the most part. As a result the assistant voice sounds like a robot from the 1970s. Anyway to "download" the good ...
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Incorrect “Google Maps” section in Gmail contact

My contact suddenly has a new section titled "Google Maps" and this section shows information for a random business located in another state (this "Google Maps" section is between &...
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Android Auto poor voice quality?

I am using Android Auto to navigate via Maps, and it works fine. However, the voice quality is much worse than if I use Google Maps and connect my phone via Bluetooth. I have tried enabling 48KHz ...
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Cannot set Map to “Forward Up” orientation UNLESS in Navigation mode

Is it not possible to have the maps display in "Forward Up" orientation when not set to navigate (Android)? Here are my observations: If I set a destination and 'start' driving, (i.e. ...
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Is there a way to tie a phone contact to a Google Place?

Google Places have all the info, such as photo/logo, phone number, address, hours, etc. Instead of typing this in manually, is there a way to just link the relevant Google Place to a contact?
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Adding map location to contacts without turning on web & app activity

I'm using the latest version of Android on a Moto G7. When I choose a location on Google maps and tap "save to contacts" a pop-up windows days I have to turn on "Web & App activity&...
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Save place locally

After searching for a place in Google Maps, I tapped "Save". But since I did not have a network connection at the time, it was impossible to save that place. Is there a way to save a place ...
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Google maps bicycle navigation

A year back, when I opened "Directions" on my phone, below the start and end point, where 4 options: Driving Public transport Walking Cycling Now cycling is replaced by "Ride Services&...
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Why does typing “One way they can fit it in” as a text message create a link to Google Maps?

Today I noticed that when I typed and sent "One way they can fit it in" in the Facebook Messenger app for Android, it created a link (underlining the text, see first image below). When I ...
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Routing to Google Map services issue

I'm developing an Android application on a tablet that must use both Ethernet (trough USB adapter) and internal LTE carrier (or WiFi) to access Google Map services. When I connect the USB/Ethernet ...
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How can I see which location has the most reviews/ratings in a given area on Google Maps?

How can I see which location has the most reviews/ratings in a given area on the Google Maps Android application? Using the "Top Rated" filter doesn't sort by number of reviews/ratings:
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Google Contact, Multiple addresses, only 1 shows on Google Maps

I have certain contacts with multiple address that I have saved and when searching within Google Maps, only 1 of their addresses will populate. I would like both to populate when I search so that I ...
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How to keep Google Maps sounds in Phone, while calls in Car Sound system, while driving?

I am driving with Google Maps, while Bluetooth on. I cannot hear any Google Maps sounds if Bluetooth is on, my car stereo system is not playing them, while listening radio (I know you could change the ...
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Stop Google Maps from loading location photos/thumbnails

Google Maps automatically shows photos when searching for places, but this uses a lot of data on mobile networks. Is there any way to block the loading of images?
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Where map applications get live traffic data?

Nowadays, there are a lot of traffic applications that help us to choose the better path to being arrived at the destination. Therefore, it's the common question for people, "How does it work?" I ...
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stop google maps from spinning the map

I used to be able to keep north up. Now not only does north move, sometimes the map will spin. Usually when I try to zoom (at least this is when I notice it). Even when it does not spin, the map ...
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how could I view google maps search history? (not location history)

how could I view google maps search history? I mean beyond . a day or two, so eg a month back or a year back. I don't mean location history.
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How to disable rotation during zooming in the Google Maps app?

I'm not talking about the feature for navigation where it rotates the map based on the direction you're currently driving. The problem is that when I zoom in and out using two fingers it sometimes ...
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“maps is offline check your network connection” on Mobile Data

Google maps is not able to connect when not on wifi, how to fix the problem?
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How to report an issue with the entrance when Maps never thinks I have arrived

Google Maps / Directions has this neat feature where after you reach your destination it asks you if it routed you to a convenient or proper entrance. This is very nice because sometimes when there ...
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My GPS location changes when on a call

My GPS location is accurate in Google Maps except when I am on the phone. It consistently changes my location to another house 5 blocks away. When I end the call it goes back to my real location. ...
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Change language in Google Maps app

I would like to have mobile Google Maps' content on my Moto Z2 Play in different language (Polish) than rest of the system (English). Is this possible? If yes, then how to achieve this? Based on my ...
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Should I be worried about a security breach if Google Maps incorrectly shows that I drove over 650 miles from home?

I was shocked to discover that this past month Google Maps shows that I was home one day, drove from a neighboring location over 650 miles to Chicago the next day, and was home the following day. ...
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How Does Google Maps Detect Compass Accuracy?

Modern versions of Google Maps display a cone of various widths for the compass, depending on how accurate/in need of calibration the compass is. Given that the compass is simply a magnetometer and ...
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How can I make Google Maps speak the street names when the voice is set to a foreign language?

I'm running Google Pixel 2 with latest updates. You can change the navigation voice language in Google Maps via: hamburger icon (3 horizontal bars) --> Settings --> Navigation Settings --> Voice ...
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Alternative to Google timeline to track location

I wisited several location in the last weeks, unfortunately I just realized I accidentally deactivated Google timeline in Google maps. Is there any other way to find my location history?
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How to run regular google maps on android go?

I'm trying to install the regular heavy version android google maps from play store but it only brings up google maps go. What should I do to fix this?
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Google Maps - requests to reviews places I've never visited

Google Maps insists on asking me to review places that I've never visited. I've tried both "Dismiss" and "I haven't been here"" but they keep coming back. It's very frustrating especially when the ...
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Blue pointer in Google Maps isn't moving, but stays still

I'm using Redmi Note 4 on Android 5.0 Lollipop. When I enter into the navigation mode of Google Maps, the pointer doesn't move at all. But when I exit the navigation mode, the pointer moves on the map....
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Google don't track my location anymore

I was using location history all the time, on one quick walk when I took photos with my DSLR I've notice that my location was way off from my walk so I've set in settings for my location to use only ...
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Can you limit Google Maps timeline for alternate accounts on your android phone?

I have multiple accounts on my Android phone, some shared with my kids. I would like my location sharing to only be my primary account. Is there any way to configure that? One side effect, my son ...
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Why does Google Maps ask me to rate places I haven't been to?

I am asked to rate places Google maps thinks I have visited. I have not been there and I click on I have not been there but next time I get asked to rate (those places I listed as I have not been ...

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