Open the left panel (swipe left -> right)
Click on 'Settings'
Click on 'Notifications'
Click on 'Your contributions'
Toggle the 'Questions about places' setting (and/or any others)
The options i have available can be seen in this screenshot:
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Unfortunately it's not possible.
Straight from the horse's mouth:
Offline areas that you downloaded on your phone or tablet need to be
updated at least every 30 days.
If your offline area expires in 15 days or less, Google Maps will try
to update your area when you're connected to the Internet and plugged
into a charger.
(from Google Maps ...
I figured out that the only way to get around not being able to drag and change your route on the Google Maps app for Android, is to add multiple destinations. This is how you do it (according to Google support, with my CORRECTIONS added in)! ;)
Add multiple destinations:
Open the Google Maps app maps.
Search for your destination or tap it on the map.
Unfortunately, there is no cross-app sharing of map information.
Firstly, there is a privacy concern - If Google allowed other apps to know your Google Maps offline areas (or infer them, for that matter), it would be possible for nasty apps to work out where you live and to sell that information.
Sadly, Google don't provide an 'offline maps' API to ...
I had the same problem; fixing it was as simple as enabling automatic date and time and automatic time zone. Not sure what program turned those off but correcting that make the problem go away. (When I turn them off, the problem re-occurs.)
There does not seem to be any option directly in the Google Maps app to do this. However, the Google Maps API provides this information for developers.
Searching further, this website seems to provide an approximation of what you are looking for, probably using the API. You can search for top rated places in a given city, filter by place type, and also view ...
Here's what I can do on the current Play Store version of Google maps. (9.22.1)
From your screenshot, it appears that your GPS position is not accurate. In "location settings", choose "high accuracy". Get out where there's no concrete roof above your phone.
Let GPS get a good fix on your position.
Zoom in on the screen. Press and hold on the "blue dot" ...
ART is still a work in progress and things may or may not work as expected. You can't do anything about except wait for the application's developer coming with a fix and/or wait for ART to be more stable.
OsmAnd is an offline navigation app and should support geo intents since 2011. It has a fully functional free version and a reasonably priced paid version in the Play store. It's FOSS also, so you could ask for the functionality to be improved or you could send a patch yourself if needed. There's also nightly builds available on the project's site.
If you get the directions for a route, you can pull the bottom white bar up to see the detailed, written instructions.
You can also drag the bottom white bar to the left to see more of the available routes.
Try going into Settings / My Device / Accessibility and turning on Magnification Gestures.
A triple tap on your scree will enlarge what is there including text and then another triple tap will take you back. While it is enlarged, you can scroll with one finger.
That's the best I've found so far.
Summing up all the comments:
Will Google save the locations?
Definitely. As soon as you want to use the more battery-friendly “network based location” you have to agree that Google collects your location data “to improve its services”:
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So “location history” and ”location report” are meaningless in this context. As it was ...
You might wish to take a look at the NOGAPPS project, which is what I am using. Without having to install the GApps, it e.g. provides a MapsAPI in a way that other apps think it's GMaps. There's also a NetworkLocation provider able to use a locally stored CellID database – found my location on the spot. Third part is the BlankStore, allowing access to the ...
To get a location fix while offline, GPS (not just location) needs to be enabled. You must have either "High accuracy" or "Device only" enabled under Settings->Location->Mode. "Battery saving" does not allow use of GPS.
When you are offline, the time to get a location fix is much higher than when you are online.
There are two reasons for this:
From what I've read elsewhere, this functionality is generally handled by the application playing the music/audio. So, I've been testing out various players, and found a couple that do what Casey is requesting, MX Player and Poweramp.
MX Player is primarily known as a video player, but it can also handle a number of audio formats (including Opus, which I ...
It's quite easy
When you drop a pin you get coordinates in the search bar that can't be copied as you observed
To do that, on the left bottom you will find More Info. Tapping on that will take you to next screen where you can see the coordinates and long press to copy to clipboard ! You will get a toast confirmation as shown and paste it wherever
You can change it from settings (to access settings, tap on the icon with user initial/user profile icon, next to microphone), then theme, wherein the same dialogue pops up, that you had initially to choose a theme.
Tested on Android 10 & 11, Maps version 10.62.1
Google Maps is known for situations like this for years. It doesn't happen all the time and on all devices simultaneously with all versions of maps, but comes often enough. For me, the decision was to disable/freeze Google Maps, and use other Map apps (Locus Map, OruxMaps) instead. But let's go into details how an app (in your case Google Maps) can be "put ...
Have you explored the layers option in your Maps app? Your saved maps can be shown as a layer.
In the following image (courtsey: HowTo.Cnet.com) you can see the "My maps" section. Expanding My Maps will show all your saved maps. It requires a data connection to use this feature.
While composing this reply, I cross checked my input with the Google ...
It's 2015. In Android I can choose distance units for Maps. It defaults to automatic. For some reason, automatic gives my results in miles (I live in Australia). Navigation is metric. But anyway, if I choose Kilometres instead of automatic, I get kilometres.
Starting on November 10, 2015, Google Maps will roll out a new offline mode for Android allowing for driving directions and search. It's designed to fit seamlessly alongside the online version of Google Maps, allowing data connection to drop in and out without interrupting the app itself.
From the Official Google Blog: Navigate and search the real world … ...
Since the update to Google Maps last year you should now use Google Maps Engine to create custom maps and access these on Android via the corresponding Maps Engine app.
From Desktop Maps you can get to Maps Engine by clicking in the search box and then clicking 'My Custom Maps'.
To import existing maps saved to 'Classic' My Maps:
go to 'My Custom Maps'...
You can't change the text size in Google Maps, because the whole map, including the labels, is retrieved from Google's servers as an image. (In fact, they're lots of small images called tiles. For this reason, using a different app that embeds Google Maps won't help at all: they're all just displaying the same tiles.
If you want a map that looks different, ...
There are many possible reasons that places could show up inaccurately in the Google Maps tracking.
If your device is indoors, it will not have a good GPS signal (or possibly have no GPS signal at all) and will have to use less accurate location methods. Each of those methods has problems, some of which are discussed below.
If your device is trying to ...
I use MAPS.ME as an alternative. It works perfectly offline, you can save places, search anything in the downloaded maps, and it has a router for driving and walking too. Its map data is from OSM. It is also accurate enough, (but) it can be edited by anyone, though this can lead to mistakes (I've not encountered any of them so far), and on the other hand, ...
As mentioned on Izzy's comment, Google Maps can read the addresses from your Google Contacts. The feature was added on April 27, 2016 (v9.25.1). From AndroidPolice,
Contacts Appear in Your Places and Maps
One of the biggest complaints about using Google Maps for navigation to a friend's house is that the address had to be manually saved or searched; ...