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Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That (Google Maps Edition)

Can I search for two separate stores (or whatever) on (New) Google Maps to find not only which location of each is closest to me, but also where the two stores are closest to each other? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Nov 15, 2014 - 1 answer

Best way to get indoor streetview camera positions in x-y coordinates?

I'm trying to plot the positions of indoor streetview cameras in x-y coordinates (z not needed.) Google Earth can spit out longitude and latitude (ex: 33 deg 35'3.92"N), and the angle (relative to north) the camera is facing. [more inside]
posted by Dipped Pretzels on Aug 11, 2014 - 7 answers

You can't get there from here. No, really, you can't.

How can I tell Google Maps and GPS navigation systems that there has been a gate across part of my road since the mid-90s? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Jun 10, 2014 - 7 answers

How to make Maps cache ALL available zoom levels on Android?

I'm running Kitkat and Google Maps 7.7. Using the cache feature, I can save a certain area of a map. However, not all of the zoom levels are saved - if I zoom out far enough to encompass the area I want, the more granular zoomed in levels don't get saved properly. I've found this, but it seems that the functionality is no longer available in current versions (and I'd like to avoid sketchy options if possible). At the moment, I'm manually zooming in and caching lots of sections of the map to ensure that all levels are saved, but it's fiddly to do and there's no easy way to ensure that I've covered every section.
posted by Solomon on May 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Google My Maps on iPhone

Can anyone update the answers to this question about viewing the Google maps I've created (My Maps, My Places, or whatever it's called now) on an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Apr 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Need a map editor that will let me overlay aerial photographs and more?

Hi there, I am interested in balloon mapping an area of London. I want to host the resulting map online but I also want to contextualise it by placing it on top of for instance, a Google satellite map like this. I also want to be able to annotate it with text and photographs taken from the ground. Are there any programmes or online editors that will let me do this? Thanks.
posted by FuckingAwesome on Dec 3, 2013 - 3 answers

How to display 300+ GPX cycling routes over a Google Maps base layer

GPX Visualization on Google Maps: I have 300+ GPX files of bike rides that I'd like to be able to link to somehow over a Google Maps base layer, visually approximating this. This is related to my previous AskMe about cycling every road in a town; I need to visualize what roads I have/haven't ridden, and link that progress to a blog. Would like it to be as low-weight as possible; the 300 (uncompressed) GPX files amount to 100+mb currently (route+track+waypoints) and is only getting larger -- vanilla GMaps doesn't play nice with that many files. Much more information inside... [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Dec 2, 2013 - 14 answers

How to correct a Google Maps address marker?

No matter how hard I try, Google Maps will not move its incorrect marker for an address of mine. [more inside]
posted by bruceo on Oct 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Are Google's estimate public transit times for Hong Kong way off?

Google Maps' estimates of travel times using the MTR in HK vary wildly from the MTR's own webpage. Ie from Tin Hau to University station, Google says 1hr 24mins incl walking time to Tin Hau, which is maybe 10 mins tops. MTR website says 44 mins for the same journey, not incl walking to station obviously. This discrepancy repeats itself across various planned journeys. Who should I trust?
posted by modernnomad on Aug 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Waypoints in Google Maps for iOS

I feel like it should have been dead-simple to find this, and maybe the fact that it's not means the answer is no--but is it possible to add a waypoint in Google Maps for iOS? That is, I'm driving from A to B, and midway realize I want to stop at, say, Target, and I search and find a Target reasonably nearby. Is there a way to add target as a via destination? I haven't been able to figure it out with a little poking around, and it seems like an ultra basic function to have.
posted by pdq on Jul 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Permission for reproducing examples of GoogleMaps use in journal article

I'm about to submit my first academic journal article for review. The article contains several images / figures and I need to obtain permission to reproduce these before the article goes to print. [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Jul 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Google Latitude location history alternatives?

With Google retiring Latitude in a month's time, what alternatives are there? [more inside]
posted by Talkie Toaster on Jul 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Endgame tools for a cyclist trying to bike down every street in a city?

For the past year I've been trying to bike down every street in St Louis. In the beginning this was easy and wide-open and fun. The middle has been less so. Now, sitting at ≈65% completion [map: zoomable | 1.5mb png | GPX] my current approach has become overwhelming and tedious, and is no longer working; I need to get way smarter about this. How would a programmer, a mathematician, or a GIS/transit specialist approach this endgame, and what tools/software would he/she use? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jun 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Mac/iPhone filter: picture to GPS coordinates, as few steps as possible

I'm a travel blogger - the sort that tries to give *good* directions to places I've traveled. Here in Thailand, there's no easy way of figuring out the address system (the locals barely seem to use them - and the Thai script is admittedly still a mystery)... The solution has been to snap a picture with my iPhone's built-in camera app, with the GPS turned on. The idea is to provide the GPS coordinates and a URL to those coordinates on Google Maps. This captures the place, but then involves loading it onto the computer, matching up features on Picasa's map to Google Maps, then right-clicking the 'What's Here?' to get the coordinates. What I'd love is a website or an app on the iPhone or for the Mac that can look at a picture and display the GPS coordinates - bonus points if it shows the point on Google Maps... Is there anything like that out there? :)
posted by chrisinseoul on May 20, 2013 - 6 answers

What are these shapes?

What is the geologic origin of these strange, very large shapes in Russia? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Mar 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Google Maps alternative (using standard KML import) that's ad-free?

I need a non-Google Maps alternative, due to limitations in how Google displays My Maps. Mapchannels.com is very flexible, but it has two issues: its display doesn't seem to work for mobile users, and it displays small ads (and has suspended its former policy of letting a map creator pay to remove ads). Other options? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Mar 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Is Google Maps the best way to do this?

I'd like to link different locations in an online map to PDF's hosted on our website. Is Google Maps the best way? What do I need to learn to be able to do this? [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Mar 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Parking Spot for the Starship Enterprise?

What is this long squiggly line in the parking lot of Candlestick Park? [more inside]
posted by troika on Jan 15, 2013 - 10 answers

My Places on My iPhone (aka Google vs. Apple)

What is the best way to see and use Google's "My Places" on an iPhone 4S that still has iOS 5? [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye on Oct 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Getting a legend in Google Map printouts

When I print out a custom map from Google Maps, it has little blue markers on the places of interest. Then at the bottom, it lists what all the blue markers are. But there's no numbering to say which marker goes with which description(????). As well the description is a single line without addresses. Is there a way to fix this?
posted by storybored on Sep 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Stuff it, Cupertino

Any way to disable the iOS 6 update prompts and badges in the handset without a jailbreak? I have an iPhone 4 and there's no way I'm letting them remove Gmaps.
posted by mwhybark on Sep 22, 2012 - 9 answers

iPhone, why do you hate public transportation?

I did something stupid today and 'updated' my iPhone 4 to iOS 6.0. The new Maps app doesn't include public transportation options (as Google Maps did previously) which I use extensively here in San Francisco. What are my options? Will anything be as seamless as the Google Maps app was?
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 19, 2012 - 13 answers

A road of absurdity between x and y

Do you know of a (US) website that will allow me to enter start/stop locations or google driving directions and will then give me a list of things to see along the way (the kitchier the better?) [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Google maps embeds ≠ $$$ ?

Can anybody confirm for me that I can embed a Google Map on a commercial website in an iframe, without hitting the 25,000 request limit on the Google Maps API, or incurring a lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Jun 29, 2012 - 7 answers

fullscreen google maps?

Is there any way to view a google maps window that's embedded in a webpage in a new window all by itself? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Jun 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Google should work with Google, no?

I'm having a very strange problem with Google Maps and search keywords. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Apr 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Mapping Trouble

MapFilter: How can I narrow down a list of ~1000 essentially random cities to only those that are within a given radius of another list of ~50 cities? [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Apr 6, 2012 - 6 answers

We know where we're going, just not where we're coming from.

We're looking for an app that will help logically determine which store should deliver to a given customer, based on drive-time. [more inside]
posted by BigLankyBastard on Dec 29, 2011 - 12 answers

How to find points of interest between two destinations?

What is the best way online to find multiple points of interest en route between point A and point B? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Aug 16, 2011 - 5 answers

My Pretty Places

GoogleMaps/AndroidFilter: What's the most efficient way to use the Current Location in Google Maps to help build a customized, editable My Map? For the life of me, I can't figure out an easy way to do this; I assume there's an easy way to do this that I'm overlooking. [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

How does one merge google-map pages?

My google-maps has split into several pages - how can I see everything as one map? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jul 28, 2011 - 1 answer

3 Boxes o' Mystery

Brooklynfilter: What are these red-and-white boxes on the corner of Smith and Union Streets? [more inside]
posted by andromache on May 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Southern California Mystery Building

What is this ocean side Southern California building? [more inside]
posted by mmascolino on Apr 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Automating Street View

Is there a way to make Google Street View "drive" for me? [more inside]
posted by Despondent_Monkey on Apr 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Where does google have the 45 degree map view?

In what areas of the world has Google Maps implemented their 45 degree "satellite" view, other than South Africa and San Diego, CA? [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 answers

How to integrate Google Maps, Google App Engine, and JSON?

I'd like an explanation of how to make Google App Engine (in python), Google Maps (in javascript), and JSON play nice with each other. My programming experience is intermediate. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by ofthestrait on Jan 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Driving around Detroit, MI

I have business in the Bloomfield Hills suburb of Detroit in a couple of weeks. Google Maps gives me two routes from the airport car rental to my destination with roughly the same travel time and a third that appears slightly longer. Which is best in terms of ease of navigation for a solo driving Detroit area newb, safe road conditions (especially if it snows), and likelihood that the travel time is accurate (i.e. not prone to massive unexpected delays)? [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Google Maps Bounds and Zoom

Google maps KML zoom and centering: I need to inventory a variety of polygons and points on a single map, some from a database and some from KML files. Can you help point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Nov 19, 2010 - 2 answers

How to use the new Google Custom Search API for a map application?

How can I do a Google Maps local search app now that the AJAX local search API has been deprecated? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Nov 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Why does Google Maps for Blackberry attempt to "record media"?

Why does Google Maps for Blackberry try to "record media"? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Jun 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Teabagger conspiracy theory fodder: Arabic on a Google Map of Alabama?

Go to Google Maps and search for Montgomery, Alabama. Now look due northeast of the city, to an intersection between 2 highways, just above the Lagoon Park Golf Course. Do you see something that appears to be labeled in Arabic script? Can anyone who reads Arabic verify this, and if so, translate what it says? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on May 14, 2010 - 25 answers

Honestly, I'm not that lazy.

Google Maps' trip planner doesn't want me to walk anywhere. Are there any sites that will let me adjust the amount of walking allowed? [more inside]
posted by PMdixon on Apr 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I use Google GPS Navigation and TMobile to drive cross country?

I plan to drive from NYC to the Black Hills in South Dakota and Devil's Tower in Wyoming in a few months. I have a Nexus One Android Phone and service with Tmobile. How realistic is it to expect to use Google's free GPS Navigation with Tmobile's coverage along this trip?
posted by somas1 on Mar 26, 2010 - 12 answers

When I said "bird's eye view", that's not quite what I meant....

How can I easily combine small digital maps (and potentially other isomorphic 2D images) into one large composite? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me make my own travel maps

I'd like to make a map that includes my favorite restaurants (for example) on a city map and be able to print and carry it with me. What tools can I use for this? Is there software that makes this easy? Google maps doesn't seem to do what I want - or I don't know how to use it. Help? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I get an organization to show up on google maps?

How can I get an organization to appear on Google Maps when looking at an area, rather than just when you searched for it? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Feb 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Slideshow of panoramio photos along a route?

At some point in the past year or two I came across a site that would let you define a route in Google Maps, and then give you a slideshow of all Panoramio photos along that route within some given radius. Where is it?
posted by dmd on Jan 9, 2010 - 0 answers

Help me pin down a monument please.

I need to know where the Shugborough Hall Shepherd's Monument and Inscription are in google maps / google earth / Global Coordinated System. My Google-Fu has failed me. Anybody know?
posted by gonzo_ID on Dec 30, 2009 - 2 answers

How would I go about finding out whether such a specific intersection of road names exists?

There are two words that I would like to see intersect as road names. Anywhere in the country, or world really. How would I go about finding out whether such a specific intersection of road names exists? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Dec 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Pseudo-geeks, Google Maps, bus routes and the quest for happiness.

How complicated is it to create a bus map on the Google Maps API? [more inside]
posted by eytanb on Dec 6, 2009 - 5 answers

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