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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mapping accident statistics

Cartography/Google Maps: I want to represent severity of accident data on a map to show the most dangerous parts of town to walk/bicycle. I have the raw data, but I can’t seen to show the info in a compelling way. [more inside]
posted by lrivers on Nov 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Is there a way to query a Google map and have it look up a database and display a message?

Is there a way to query a Google map and have it look up a database and display a message? [more inside]
posted by friedbeef on Jul 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Driving Time Google Map Mash Up?

Does a Google Maps (or other mapping service) mash-up exist that will show me the driving time to various places in a heat map type format? So basically what TripTop does for the NYC subway system, but for driving instead? [more inside]
posted by John Frum on May 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Map apps for the iPhone

I'd like to create a map on the iPhone that displays multiple locations of my choice at once. Ideally, I'd like to also be able to route a path through them in advance. In essence, I am looking for something like Community Walk or Wayfaring in app format. [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Dec 28, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I combine multiple Google Maps into one "master" map?

Is it possible to display data plotted on multiple Google maps on one single map? [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Dec 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Mapping geoareas

What's the best (quickest, most functional, most maintainable) way to put a collection of geoareas into an interactive map without the assistance of a programmer? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Dec 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor for the Mac?

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor, like NorthGates' KML Editor or KaMeLwriter, for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Oct 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Print A3 Google Maps?

How can I quickly and easily print an A3 sized Google map? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Sep 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for songs describing mappable journeys

I am looking for songs that describe a mappable journey (ideally together with the map). For example here is a map of the destinations mentioned in "Route 66" and here is the wild journey described at the end of Tom Waits' "Don't Go into that Barn!".
posted by rongorongo on Aug 8, 2008 - 20 answers

I want to project the Ordinance Survey Grid (UK) on Google Maps.

I want to project the Ordinance Survey Grid (UK) on Google Maps. This site which to have a KML file that might do that (it's 9 on the list), but I have no idea how to get it to work. I downloaded the file, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I say I down oaded it, I've also clicked on it a few times mindlessly too - and this has not worked either. [more inside]
posted by munchbunch on Apr 18, 2008 - 5 answers

What is this location I spotted from Google maps?

Does anyone know what this facility is (google satellite image, Action, California.) It looks like a nursery, or something similar, but I'm trying to get more specifics for a hiking guide I'm working on (without taking the long, long drive out there.)
posted by soulbarn on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers

leave Wayfaring for what?

Help me find a Google Maps mashup to replace Wayfaring (for personal use). [more inside]
posted by intermod on Aug 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Maps vs. GPS - Choosing High Tech or Low Tech Travel

Roadtrip technology. Which would you prefer, high-tech solutions (web-enabled phone/Palm, laptop, GPS) or low-tech solutions (maps, AAA Triptiks, GoogleMaps printouts) or some combination? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Mar 27, 2007 - 29 answers

Dynamic Mapping

Coding a custom Google Maps or MS VirtualEarth project for a 501(c)(3) charity web site. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Where do they get all those wonderful data?

WhereTheHellDoTheyGetAllThatData Filter: When someone wants to start a site that requires huge amounts of data like IMDB or Pandora or Last.FM, where do they get the data? [more inside]
posted by jxpx777 on Dec 18, 2006 - 18 answers

Is there a GIS + Google Maps website?

Is there a website that lets you show GIS data (i.e. standard geographical data from various sources) on Google Maps? [more inside]
posted by blacklite on Dec 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Looking for website to view custom Google Map by tags

GoogleMapFilter: I'm looking for a Google Maps application/website that will allow me to create custom maps with location markers and then let me view those markers by tags. [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Aug 26, 2006 - 3 answers

What's within a five hour drive of my home city if I can drive in any direction?

Is there a google maps hack that will draw a circle around a given location to show a radius of distance (by mileage or time) around that location? [more inside]
posted by eirelander on Jul 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Google Maps, Driving directions to multiple locations

How can I create driving directions in Google Maps to multiple locations at once? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 30, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I map-out my world travels using Google Maps?

How do I map-out my world travels using Google Maps? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Mar 2, 2006 - 12 answers

Blog Feature Filter

BlogFeatureFilter: I'm looking for two features for my website. 1. A way to link to a google map that has 10-20 of my local spots marked off and labeled. I basically want to be able to add those little markers where I want with labels of what the spots are. 2. A poll that either doesn't display results immediately, or one that doesn't show them to anyone but me. Or any good polls that people can recommend.
posted by Mroz on Sep 9, 2005 - 4 answers

Make many points on Google Maps

How do people create Google Maps with a lot of different points selected, like this? Is there an easy way to do this from the main Google Maps site or do you have to have some extra programming done? I'd really like to enter two or three addresses and mark all their points on the same map (without having to do directions, and thus the route between them).
posted by clgregor on Jun 21, 2005 - 10 answers

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