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Maps is a web mapping service developed by Apple Inc..

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How to show the map in Photos?

I just upgraded to OS X Yosemite with the new Photos application. I have seen screenshots online where we can view photos on a map, however I can't get to that map. How can I see all of my photos on ...
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Why does iPhone Maps app sometimes ask to enable Wi-Fi for “accuracy”, even though Location Services (GPS) is enabled?

Background: I have an iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.1, and a 3G data plan that I keep enabled. I also keep "Location Services" (GPS) always on, since I use applications that take advantage of it. However, I ...
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Which cities have “flyover” in iOS 6 Maps?

Is there a list of which cities have 3D flyover data that is actually 3D and not an attempt to map a satellite image on false perspective? If not, could we crowd source this in a wiki-type answer?
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How to invoke navigation on Google maps using Siri?

At the risk of getting a big NO, Is there a way to use SIRI to invoke navigation on Google maps as opposed to the default Apple maps? I have tried "Navigate to Chicago using Google maps", but Siri ...
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Open addresses in google maps instead of apple maps

Street addresses in Messages, Calendar, etc appear as links to click. But when I tap on these links, they open in Apple maps. I prefer to use google maps (or citymapper, where available). How can ...
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Has there been an end date established for the Maps app on iOS less than iOS 6?

It has been reported that the contract between Google and Apple to supply maps for iOS has not been renewed (or perhaps already has or is about to expire). Furthermore, it's clear that Google charges ...
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Can I keep my iPhone screen off during voice navigation with Apple's Maps app?

I have been using voice navigation in Apple's Maps app for iOS 6. I keep the phone in one of my car's cup holders because I am mostly using it in my home area where the maps on the screen aren't ...
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Offline Maps application for Mac

Can anyone recommend an offline mapping application for Mac (something similar to Google Maps, but that works when not connected to the internet)? Ten years ago, Microsoft Streets and Trips worked ...
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How to see compass accuracy and recalibrate the compass in iOS 10?

My compass is often wrong, which leads to all directional modes of maps being wrong (very annoying for back country trail following). In old versions of iOS I remember the 'figure 8' popping up ...
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App that caches Maps

I've tried looking for an app that caches map data, so that it doesn't need an active Internet connection on the move. The built-in one doesn't work well in that aspect. Caching the satellite maps ...
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Can I send my location in an imessage directly from the messages app? [duplicate]

I know I can go to the Maps app, and then click on the pin for my current location, and then select to share it, and then pick to send a message (vs. an email etc.) But I can't find any way to send ...
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To change default map application in iPhone

Apple Maps are very inaccurate. They costs my time and money when I use them by accident. I want to change the default app to Google Maps. How can you change the default Map application in the ...
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How do I Force Google Maps Links to Open the Google Maps App on iOS6?

In the past (iOS5 and earlier) clicking on a link for directions within a website opened the separate maps app and provided directions. How do I force links in websites, that would normally open a ...
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How to search by coordinates in Apple Maps?

Using google maps, looking for N45°11.760 E5°45.936 works to show the geolocation on a map. Unfortunately this does not work on Maps. Any idea how to do it ?
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OSX Maps displays a non existant iPhone

I have recently had my iPhone 5 replaced at the apple store due to an antenna failure. At the time it was running iOS 7 and upon handing it over to receive the new one, iCloud was disabled and the ...
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How can I open a Google Maps URL in Apple Maps?

Is there a way for me to convert a Google Maps URL to an Apple Maps-friendly format so it opens in the correct place? I might be in the minority, but where I am, Apple Maps offers vastly superior ...
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How to “drop a pin” for iPhone AND Android users?

This past weekend I "dropped a pin" on restaurant X using Maps and then "Shared the location" via Message to a friend. I had no idea what kind of phone this friend had. I assumed she received the ...
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Siri is giving out wrong phone number for my business

I am an optometrist and when people use Siri to find me Siri is giving my home number instead of my office number. How can I correct this issue?
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On iPhone and iPad, how do I get the latitude and longitude number from the Maps app or Google Maps app?

For example, on a desktop computer, if I enter in Google Maps website: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA I can easily get in the URL 37.769425,-122.48840 If I use the Maps app or Google Maps app,...
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How does Maps on Mac OS determine the computer's location

How does Maps on Mac OS finds the computer's location so precisely? There is no GPS chip on the Mac, so how does it really work? Can someone provide details about the process used by the Mac OS ...
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How can I use an iPhone to “tag” a location using GPS so I can bookmark a location?

I need to tag a "location" of interest such as An nest or hive out in nature where no cellular service is available Location of a good view on a mountain (where no cell service is visible) Location ...
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What determines the width of the cone in the Maps app?

I have noticed that the "direction cone" in the Maps app sometimes changes its acuteness: sometimes it will get wider or narrower. The cone seems to represent some sort of accuracy/confidence. I'm ...
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What Photogrammetry software is available on Mac OS X?

I have been searching for a photogrammetry application for Mac. Can anyone tell me where can I get them?
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iPad maps: hide location circle

Is ther a way to hide the blue location circle on the iPad maps? I know I could disable wifi, but I still want to be able to access the maps. What I am trying to do is to zoom all the way out in ...
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Does iOS 6 turn-by-turn navigation work with satellite images?

Without modifications, can a user turn on satellite images for iOS 6 turn-by-turn navigation use satellite images rather than just a simple interface and monochrome 3D buildings—although it may be ...
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How to make Apple Maps work for transit directions and finding businesses:

The initial release of Apple Maps is... challenged with regard to business listings, and lacks transit directions. But most of the other apps Tim Cook suggested in his apology fail to solve the ...
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Best offline maps for iOS 4.2.1 (iPod 2G)

I have a jailbroken iPod touch 2G running iOS 4.2.1. I tried City Maps to go and oMaps. First on did not work, second one did not offer much functionality. Is there any other app that I can try? EDIT:...
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What iPhone maps app can I use if I don't have a SIM card?

I'm going to be using my iPhone overseas without a SIM card, but I want to use turn-by-turn navigation to walk and drive around. I'm willing to plot my route via wifi before I leave the house, but I ...
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iOS 6 Maps: Able to cache route or location offline?

I'm currently traveling for an extended period of time with an iPod Touch running iOS 5. I don't always have wi-fi access and I usually use the Maps application to look up my destination before ...
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Is there a way to input GPS co-ordinates into the iOS6 Maps app?

In Google Maps and the iOS-5 Maps app you can search for co-ordinates such as "loc: N 42 14.768 W 071 02.156" (note the lowercase loc). In the new Maps app this fails with No Results found. Is there ...
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Is there any iOS offline maps app which also supports searching for an address offline?

Is there any iOS map app that works completely without WiFi/3G connection and supports (at a minimum) viewing your current location (on GPS-equipped iOS devices) and searching for an address? My ...
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Address for “Home” is incorrect in Maps and I can't seem to find a way to updated it?

When I originally got my iPhone 5s I asked Siri to set my home address. At that time, it recognized a wrong address and I can't seem to find a way to correct it. It is listed with a little house icon ...
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How do I add data to the maps app introduced in iOS 6?

Is there a way to add new data to the maps ecosystem introduced in iOS 6? For example, is there a way to add my own business to the map so everyone can find it? Also, can I add other point of interest ...
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iPhone: View Photo Location in Maps

I though this would be so obvious that the answer should be simple. I have a photo taken somewhere. I select it in the Photos app, and select the Share icon. I would simply like the option to view ...
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Keep Maps/Waze on screen when answering call

I have my iPhone paired with my car's Bluetooth. I typically have my iPhone displaying Waze or Apple Maps in navigation mode. When I answer a call, the Phone app takes over the entire screen and I no ...
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How do I remove “nearby cocktail bars” on iOS 9?

A friend of mine in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) asked me if I knew of a way to remove "nearby bars" from his iPhone. This appears when you swipe left and the built in Maps feature displays this.
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Alternatives for Suggested Routes

Apple maps shows "1 of 3 Suggested Routes". How do I get to see the alternatives?
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Apple Maps Licence for use in app

Do Apple Maps have any limitations or any licence fees, if I use them in an app that I develop? For eg: google maps are free for 2500 uses per day in applications: https://developers.google.com/maps/...
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Changing my home address in iOS 7 not picked up in Maps or notification center

I need to change my home address, following this post. I've moved, so I need to update my address, but it does not seem to work. My new street address does not exist in the map (as I've moved to a ...
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Google Map directions on iPad

When looking for directions, Google Maps says "first of three suggested routes." It shows the first, but I can find no way of finding out what the other two suggested routes are. I've searched the ...
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Transferring bookmarks from Apple Maps to Google Maps

Is there a way to transfer bookmarks from Apple Maps to Google Maps? I understand why I can't, but has anyone found a workaround?
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Are Apple maps for iPhone broken in SE Asia in 2018?

I have iOS 11.2.2 and have not used Apple maps in a long time. I’m seeing a blank map with a grid on iPhone, but no actual map layer or tiles ever loading when zoomed in. How do I fix broken empty ...
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Map cannot navigate foreign country

I cannot get my Map app on Mac OS X Yosemite to navigate a different country. For example, if I search for "Osaka, Japan", it kept finding me the nearly Japanese restaurant named Osaka... How to get ...
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Maps vs Google Maps data consumption

Out of Apple's Maps (or just - Maps) and Google Maps, which is more economical on data? Google Maps caches the path to destination. I know this because I have searched for locations on Google Maps ...
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Prevent Maps from changing modes of direction

I was riding my bicycle downtown today listening to music and directions from my phone through my headphones. Since I was riding my bike I wanted walking directions but any time I started picking up ...
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Alternatives to Google Earth that can consume KMZ

I'm trying to eliminate Google software from my OS X experience. I would like to eliminate Google Earth. Are there OS X tools that can consume or work with KMZ files? Are there good online tools that ...
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How do I fix OSX Maps having the wrong location (Next Door)

On OSX Maps, when I use my "Current Location" always resolves to the house next door. This is easy enough to override, by never using my current location, but is there a way to make it know the real ...
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How can I add locations to iCal events?

The OS X Calendar app will suggest locations as I enter text into the location field of an appointment; but in practice, it does a terrible (technically, an astonishingly terrible) job of suggesting ...
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Is it possible to have more waypoints in Maps.app on OSX?

Is it possible to have waypoints, or multiple destinations, when getting route directions in the Maps.app on OSX Mavericks? I would like to change the route like one can by dragging the route in ...
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Apple Maps & E-Z Pass (detection?)

I've been driving a bit lately up and down the east coast of the United States and I realized that Apple Maps constantly tells me to "stay left" when going through tolls. Every toll that I have gone ...