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

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Mobile Google Maps' setting for receiving location share notifications

tl;dr: Is there any specific configuration switch or setting that controls whether mobile Google Maps is or isn't showing notifications about someone sharing a location with me? I've been sharing ...
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Google Maps - Avoid motorways only on part of route

Planning a route in Google Maps, I am trying to create a route which is part motorways, part country roads (i.e. not motorways). Say, for example, that I want to create route "A --> B --> C", and I ...
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Google Maps won't work

Google Maps app takes like half a minute to update my location every time, navigation instructions don't update when I move, and it doesn't automatically reroute, I have to restart navigation. I can'...
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How to set Google Maps Home address accurately?

My home is in a remote location and as Google Maps doesn't have street-specific database for my location, I can't write my address like (House No, Street, Society, etc). I can only set my home to my ...
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How to get spoken instructions from Google Maps while bicycling?

I run Google Maps 9.57.1 on Marshmallow. When I use directions in the "bicycle mode" I don't get any spoken directions. I only get this "ding" sound, without any audible indication as to where I'm ...
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Google Maps - download ONLY country (without surroundings)

Google Maps for mobile (android) has a feature that you can download offline map, however it seems to me that you can only select area with fixed ratio, therefore you are selecting a huge area that ...
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Is there a way to extend or stop the expiration limit of Offline Maps provided in Google Maps?

I was wondering if there's a way to either completely turn off or extend the time frame of expiration for Google Maps - Offline feature. I tried to search about it, but almost all blogs suggests that ...
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Add a google map route to calendar (S7 Edge)

In iOS you can add a google map route to your calendar app, but in android (Galaxy S7 Edge) you can't. EVEN to google calendar! Why is it? Am I missing something? Why does iOS have better integration ...
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Play audio through phone speakers when connected to Bluetooth car

My car has Bluetooth for making / receiving calls. It also allows media playback if I switch to Bluetooth instead of USB. I use my phone for sat nav so I'd like to be able to hear the audio telling me ...
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Turn off notifications of Google Maps requests for information

Google Maps is requesting information of places I've visited. For example: Google Maps - Starbucks - Answer quick questions to help others. How can I turn this notification off? I just want to disable ...
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Google maps keeps disabling Privacy Guard on cyangenmod

This is pretty serious Rooted with Cm11. Google maps is on sdcard, play services and play store are on system. I keep seeing google maps privacy guard getting disabled. Once in a while. Is it ...
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Google Maps can't get my location

This seemed to just start happening recently but for some reason Google Maps can't get my location (just have a gray dot). If I go into Settings -> Location and choose High accuracy or Device only ...
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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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Google map's timeline is missing

I'm from Sri Lanka and recently I found out that "Google map's timeline" option is missing on my Google maps Android application and even on the website. I've heard that some countries don't allow for ...
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Force Uber app to launch when requesting Uber ride within Google maps?

I am a fan of integrating ridesharing (Uber and Lyft) fare results into the travel directions interface of Google Maps, so that I may quickly compare the two companies to each other and to other forms ...
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Why is Google maps 48M on Android 4.4.4 and 125M on Android 5.1.1?

Why is Google maps only 48 Megabytes on Android 4.4.4, but is 125M on Android 5.1.1? The Android 5.1.1 phone seems to have a 32-bit processor and the 4.4.4 phone seems to have a 64-bit processor from ...
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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 now travel time updates

I use a google pixel and yesterday, google now asked if I'm interested in travel time updates to a shopping mall I recently visited and I happened to tap on 'yes'. Now, it shows me the ETA to that ...
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Generate a location intent to share to other apps from a Google Maps

Normally, the share mechanism in Google Maps Android App shares text (containing an URL pointing to Google Maps website). There is though an specific location intent in Android, that any app can ...
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How can I disable Google's offer to post personal photos for businesses?

The Android Google Maps app observed that I have taken some photos in a toy store. The following day, Google Maps is offering me to post these pictures along with Google's photos for that business. I ...
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How to extract road details from Google map?

I have a problem of getting GPS locations regarding to a road from google maps android API. How can we get a GPS location range regarding to a road? Is there any way to identify a marked point is ...
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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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Help with Google map [closed]

Will there be a name show up on Google maps to a place I've never been?? Google maps is taking me to places I've not been and add a name to the location. Why is this??
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Can one download GMaps offline areas without signing in?

Can one download GMaps offline areas without signing in?
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Google Maps navigation popping up eratically

Whenever I'm using Google Maps to navigate to a destination, Maps keeps popping up. It doesn't matter which app I'm in, Maps comes up on the screen and ALWAYS restarts (!) navigating to the last ...
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Google Maps Navigation Icons

I'm trying to get hold of the icons used in the step-by-step view of Google Maps I've extracted the APK from my device and scoured through the drawables folders etc but cannot find them anywhere. ...
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How can I run Google's apps without Google play services?

Most of the Google apps (nearly all) require Google play services to run, like YouTube.I never liked Google play services and play store but I've to keep them because I can't run gmail and YouTube ...
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Is it possible to combine two Google Maps timelines?

I was on a trip with my wife, we both have Android phones connected to Google. Her phone had data enabled so she has a very precise timeline for her trip. Mine did not have data so the information is ...
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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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Change Google Maps Navigation language

I use my phone in English (UK). But I would very much like to change the Maps navigation language to Turkish, since the English voice sucks horribly in reading Turkish place names (especially while ...
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Enabling Google Maps inside TripAdvisor app on CyanogenMod

I have recently flashed my Asus Zenfone 2 Laser with a custom CM ROM. I am going abroad and will need offline maps. I have decided to use TripAdvisor, but when I want to open an offline map I get the ...
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How to get search of different location?

On android device, whatever we do Google search, we get search content of nearby location. Is it possible to get search content of another location? If yes, what I need to do in my android device? ...
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Google play constantly asks for permissions

A few weeks ago my Xiaomi phone (MIUI 8) started showing a permission error, stating that more permissions are necessary. After enabling all of them, the error reoccurred after a few minutes, this ...
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Does Google Maps require a compass to show the direction you are facing?

On my old phone I used Google Maps a lot. One thing I found useful is the dot that indicated where you were had a little flashlight affect to show you the direction you were facing. Does this only ...
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Where do you disable Google Timeline on the Android phone?

On OnePlus phone to my surprise, all my location was automatically sent to Google Timeline which I don't remember I actually agreed on such thing. At what point it was enabled and how do I disable ...
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Why can't I sign into google map when being away from my apartment and using mobile data?

My phone is Kyrocera Hydro Icon, with Android 4.4.2. I am in US and using Sprint network. When I am in my apartment, google map will automatically log into my google account, no matter whether my ...
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What is this mysterious blue dot? [duplicate]

Click image for larger version It pops up randomly when I'm using my phone. However, it ALWAYS pops up when I open Google maps. It then seems to emulate a repeated clicking motion, which freezes my ...
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Using Tasker to detect when a waypoint is reached in Google Maps

I have an issue with my Google Maps app where it doesn’t always tell me that I have reached a waypoint. I have contacted support and they could not find any solution (found here). So I am hoping that ...
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Why is the looking direction often completely wrong while going by bus?

I noticed that the displayed "looking direction" of Google Maps is often (always?) exactly the opposite when I'm going by bus: This is astonishing for me, as it is most of the time correct when I'm ...
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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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Google Maps blue arrow does not appear on the blue location dot (to show direction)

My Google Maps app shows a blue dot to indicate my current location, but (unlike on all of my friends' Google Maps), the blue dot does not show a compass-based arrow to indicate which direction I'm ...
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All the info of Google “My Maps” in offline mode

Using Android 5.1, I would like to use all the information of "My Maps" in offline mode, but I do not find the way to do it. I mean, I've downloaded the map of a city to be used offline and it works ...
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Google Maps now shows addresses for some of my contacts

I realized I can see all the addresses of people whose phone number I have on Google Maps. I doubt these people intentionally made their addresses available publicly. How does the Google Maps app ...
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List of domains used by Google Maps API Family (Firewall Config)

our corporate config firewall to allow Android Phone use App to Map Location , our programmer use fused location provider API (GPS, Network etc) to Map , but the Phont is in the internal network,and ...
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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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How to open maps using HERE WeGo or Waze instead of Google Maps?

I have installed Waze and HERE WeGo on my Moto G4 Plus (Android 6.0.1). When I search for a street name in Chrome, I get a small map in the search results. When I click on the map, it opens the ...
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New Phone - Google location not syncing/sharing to desktop

I've just got a new phone (Oneplus 3 from old Samsung S4), and I'm having issues with location in Google Maps - I'm trying to share my location with family (via G+ app), but overall I'm seeing some ...
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Google maps is tagging my photos

It appears that Google Maps app I'd tagging my photos with the Camera and displaying an notification even when I am not using the Google Maps app. How do I turn this feature off?
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Commute to work on Google Maps tracking is innacurate

My wife tracks me through Google Maps. I have no problem with that. However it keeps showing I stopped at certain locations when I never did. it shows several different routes I took to my job, I don'...
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Zoom factor of offline maps on Google Maps

Latest Google Maps allow to download some areas as offline, so it's possible to use navigation. The trick is that the area you can choose is quite small (hopefully it's just the default). In my case ...