Google Maps

Google Maps is a web-based mapping service developed by Google and is utilized on desktops and mobile devices. It's features include various configurations of street maps, navigation, route planner (by car, foot, bike, public transportation), traffic, and even offline use.

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How often are Google Earth images updated?

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The images in Google Earth (and Google Maps) are updated on a continuous basis. It's hard to say exactly when an area will be updated because some areas may be updated more frequently than others (just because that data is more readily available). While most images are no more than 3 years old in high resolution areas, low resolution imagery in some areas may be older. When high-res or newer imagery is not available, the base map used in Google Earth is a circa 2000 TerraMetrics/NASA 15 meter resolution base imagery. It takes months of post processing new imagery before they go online so bulk updates usually happen about every 2-3 weeks. Google Earth and Google Maps share the same backend satellite image database and are updated together. Why are newer images sometimes found in Historical Imagery? Newer imagery is sometimes available in 'Historical Imagery', which can be enabled from the View menu option in Google Earth. Sometimes older images are actually of better quality than new images (i.e. there might be a huge cloud over a certain area which encourages using the older, clearer image). This feature is not available in Google Maps. Where was Google Earth imagery last updated? If you want to see where Google Earth (and Google Maps) imagery was last updated either check out the Google Earth Blog for update announcements or simply click on the 'Google Earth Imagery Updates' link below to see the highlighted areas on the globe. When will my area be updated? Due to overwhelming demand when a given area will be updated Google has created a new e-mail notification service. Check out 'Follow Your World' in related links below.
Asked in Genealogy, Mapping and Cartography, Google Maps

Are there maps you can use in conjunction with census records to determine a precise address for an ancestor and where can you find them?

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Historic street maps exist for many cities; you can find them at the city library, local historical society or at the State Archives. To find the precise address: the 1880 and later censuses include a column for house number, and the street name is usually written along the lefthand margin of the page. For earlier censuses, or if the address was omitted or unclear, your best bet is to look at the city directories (which are available for most major cities and many smaller ones). City directories are great for tracing the whereabouts of your ancestors between census years as well. These can usually be found at the repositories listed above, and can also be borrowed on microfilm through the LDS Family History Library system. Keep in mind that some cities (such as Chicago) changed their street numbering systems at some point... so the address given on a historic record may be different from the current address. If this is the case, a librarian or archivist may be able to direct you to a resource to help you determine the current address. Thanks for your response. I'm working with the 1870 and 1880 censuses, and, unfortunately, there were only a couple of streets and addresses recorded in the *entire county* for the years I'm researching. And I have so far been unable to find any sort of old street maps or city directories for the two small towns I have been focused on. I was hoping there was some sort of map of enumeration districts that could be used. This web site may be of use to you. I have not downloaded this to make sure the instructions are on it. But the people who were hired to take the census were given spectific instructions on how the travel the area they were given, to insure they did not duplicate and to insure they counted everyone in their sector. Each sector was given a code and and each dwelling another code. By using the codes and the instructions for the census taker you should be able to determine the location of the residence. Hopefully it will not be a office complex or parking lot now. http://www.ancestry.com/trees/charts/census.aspx ANSWEr i disagree with everyone i think science is stupid and im the head of Austin peay ellemantary school in covington Tennessee, Best regards, Austin maimone
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When does Google Maps update Street View?

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Street view photos are updated on a continuous basis, but there is a tradeoff between adding new cities and keeping the existing street view imagery current. More new cities are added every day in addition to existing imagery being updated, but it may be several years until a given city is updated. See related links for more details including list of cities by country where Google's fleet of Street View cars are currently driving.
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Mumbai, Antique & Classic Cars, Google Maps

Map of the Mille Miglia route?

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This race was run from 1927-57. The original race was run from Brescia, Italy to Rome and back, a figure-eight shaped course of roughly 1500 km - or a thousand Roman miles. Later races followed twelve other routes with varying total lengths. So a map of the exact race course would depend on what year and what course you are referring to.
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How can you find the most central location on a map to hold a meeting out of about a dozen locations?

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The web sites meetways.com and mezzoman.com will allow you to enter the addresses and a point of interest and will give you the halfway point.
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What is the difference between Google maps and Google earth?

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Google Earth is a 3D earth viewer (run as desktop application) and Google Maps is a web browser-based 2-D map viewer. Both share the same Google global imagery database with satellite and aerial imagery including Street View photographs. Google Maps is now integrated with Google Earth both with the web-browser plugin version of Google Earth embedded in the browser with the 'Earth' view button. Likewise as of Google Earth 6.0 in the File menu you can now select 'View in Google Maps'. This new integration blurs the line between the two products.
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Why can't you see planes in flight on Google Maps?

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There is a large number of aircraft that have been caught in flight in Google Maps and Google Earth. People have reported sightings of such aircraft. For examples, see https://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2005/09/planes_in_fligh.html Imagery in Google Maps and Google Earth changes often so a plane caught in flight on a given day will be gone when Google updates that area. Imagery is on average 3 years old, so it may stick around for a little while.
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When will Google Street View be updated next?

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Google doesn't provide advance notice when it will update an area but it now shows a list of cities by country where the Google vehicles are currently driving. However, there are "unofficial" plans for new countries considered for Street View photography listed in wikipedia including parts of South America and eastern Europe. In June 2011 Google made the largest update to Street View imagery to-date which updated/added to 13 countries that already had some degree of Street View imagery, including Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. See links in related links section for details.
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How often does Google Maps update their satellite images?

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Google Maps uses the same satellite data as Google Earth and updated together usually once or twice a month. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Google Both Google Earth and Google Maps are updated with bulk updates usually once or twice every month but NOT every area is updated on each update.
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What does a Dot reflect on Google Maps?

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At the country and state-zoom level a solid white dot is typically a city (e.g. San Francisco or London).
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What is Google Earth Street View?

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Street View provides users 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic street level views within Google Maps and Google Earth. Google collects these photographs using special cameras and equipment that capture and match images to a specific location using GPS devices. Once the images are captured, they are "sewn" together to create a 360° panorama. Faces and license plates are blurred before the panorama images are served and become viewable online. Details and history of Street View can be found in the related links below.
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Where can you find funny things on Google Maps?

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There's lots of websites devoted to the interesting, funny, and cool things that people find around the world in Google Maps and Google Earth ranging from crop circles to airplanes caught in flight. See related links for a few places to start with.
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How do you find yourself on Google Maps?

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Finding yourself on Google Maps or Google Earth is no easy task. If you happen to see the Google Street View drive by then chances are you might be caught in Street View imagery for all to see but many people are caught unaware, and there is no simple Google search to check. Many people explore Street View in their local neighborhood and sometimes stumble upon themselves or a neighbor caught in the image but in many cases Google would blur such images before it even gets released to the public. If you are found on Google Maps or Google Earth Street View imagery then you can request to have yourself blurred further. Click the 'Report a problem link' on Google Maps or Google Earth and fill out the form.
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Can Google Maps read a newspaper?

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The highest-resolution satellite imagery available in Google Maps cannot yet read print in a newspaper but Google's Street View could possibly read the headlines. License plates, for example, can be seen in Google's Street View imagery so there is a detection process in place to identify and blur license plates to prevent identification of vehicles and individuals. Newspaper print the size of license plate lettering or larger in all practical sense could be legible in Street View from Google Maps or Google Earth. See here to see an example where you can read magazine cover titles at a newsstand in Google Earth Street View.
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What is a blurred image?

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By definition an image is blurred if you cannot see things clearly due to a number of factors. For example, Google Earth and Google Maps imagery can be blurred when a given area is at lower resolution than its neighboring area and appear "pixelated" when zoomed in too closely. In some cases regions have been intentionally digitally obscured or blurred for a number of reasons. Google, for example, automatically detects licenses plates and faces in its Street View imagery and digitally blurs the pixels for privacy and security concerns.
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How do you use Google Street View?

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Accessing Street View depends somewhat on whether you're using it from Google Maps or Google Earth. Street View in Google Maps: Drag the orange "pegman" icon from the navigation control (on upper-left corner) onto the map to enter Street View mode. If blue lines appear on the map then those lines indicate where street view is available [not all areas have street view]. Street View in Google Earth 6 and 7: Drag the orange "pegman" icon from the navigation control (on upper-right corner) onto the map to enter Street View mode. Also if you're looking at ground from low altitude then double-click on a building or ground to enter nearest Street View photo from that location. Street View in Google Earth 5: Check the Street View layer under Layers panel then double click on photo icons that appear on the map. For tips to navigate in Street View see related links for video tutorials.
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Why can't I see Google Maps in Firefox?

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Actually some people got the same problem, and it seems the main cause is the misconfiguration of the firefox itself. some firefox plugins are not so friendly with google maps. if you're not sure which plugin does the problem, try to disable all plugins, reset anything in firefox. run it with command-line firefox -safe-mode and disable, reset anything... you will see the maps are back... works for my firefox, how about yours? Additionally If all else fails try another web browser. Google Chrome, for example, plays very nicely with the Google Maps.
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Is Google Street View not working?

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Google recently stopped support for Street View in versions of Google Earth older than 6.0. This means that Google Earth 5.1, 5.2, and older no longer access the Street View layer. Google announced that with the most recent update to Google Earth (6.2), it finalized the transition to a new method of delivering Street View imagery in Google Earth and dropped the older method of delivery in older versions of Google Earth (anything before 6.0). Download the latest Google Earth version to access the Street View imagery and other new features at related link below. Note the new preview version of Google Maps had removed the Orange "pegman" icon used to activate Street View, which made many users report that Street View was broken. The "pegman" icon has been recently added back due to popular demand.
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How often is Google Street View updated?

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Not as often as everyone would like. New photos are added on ongoing basis but goal is to include more and more cities than keep any given city's photos current. More cities and countries are added every couple of months. In June 2011 Google made the largest update to Street View imagery to-date which updated/added to 13 countries that already had some degree of Street View imagery, including Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. For details of recent updates and additions see related links below.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Google, Google Earth, Google Maps

How did the Egyptians view the Earth?

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"Upside down" from our current maps. That's why "Lower Egypt" is that area nearest the mouth of the Nile and "Upper Egypt" is that area up river from the mouth of the Nile. Does this answer your question?
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How do you block Street View?

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You can opt out of Google's Street View or request to remove and/or further blur images in Street View. Just follow these steps: Locate the image in Street View from Google Maps or Google Earth. Click "Report a problem" in the bottom of the image window. Complete the form and click "Submit." If Google blurs the imagery then you cannot request to unblur later so the change is permanent. Related resources: Google Street View Privacy and Blurring policy Google Street View privacy concerns (wikipedia)
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How does email to mobile device messaging work?

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log on to the internet from your phone and put in the number u would like to message and message them that's all
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How do you remember directions on a map?

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Memorize and or write the coordinates on the sides of the map (alphabets and numbers )
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How do you transfer a map from Google Maps to Google Earth?

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When you select a map in 'My Maps' there should be a 'View in Google Earth' link in upper right that you can click. Google has removed the 'View in Google Earth' link from the Google Maps options, however, you can still transfer it to Google Earth. First click the link icon then copy the URL under the 'Paste link in email or IM' label. Next, append "&output=kml" to the URL (without the quotes) and open it in your web browser to launch Google Earth. UPDATE: Note that this trick has been removed as of August 2012 and Google Maps no longer supports the undocumented output=kml parameter. Google has documented how to share data from Google Maps to Google Earth - see related link below.