What Google Maps Can Do For You

Google Maps has been around for a while, but too many people are unaware of the full extent of the services that the service can afford. Today, we are going to look at 10 things that you can do with Google Maps.

How to embed Google maps

Embedding Google Maps into your website is one of the best things that you could possibly do for numerous reasons.

Why Use Google Maps?

How To Request Removal Of Photos From Google Maps

Even though Google Maps is such an amazing technological innovation that basically enabled people from all over the world to become that much more intimate with other places and people, it can still be inconvenient when your face or your home is featured without your consent. If you want to have such photos removed, there are easy ways to do it.

On that note, there are times when removing the picture can be inconvenient or unnecessary. In such cases, you can just ask for your face to be blurred out. Either way, the process is roughly the same.

Step 1. Open Google Maps

Once you are inside Google Maps, you can either type in the place which features the photos that you object to or you can just manually look for it yourself. This is particularly important because if you don’t know where the picture is featured, you’ll have to browse through all of the Street View photos in the gallery, and that would take a lot of time.

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After finding the location of the place where the photo you want removed is found, you can proceed to click on the Show Imagery tab located at the bottom right corner of the page or you can just click on the large photo right below the search box. Either way works and allows you to find the photo you are looking for.

Step 2. Report The Problem

When you have found the photo that you want blurred or removed, you can click on it to enlarge the image. Make sure it’s actually a photo of yourself and not someone who just looks like you. You would be surprised how often that happen. If you are sure, you can go ahead and click the Report a problem command at the right-most corner on the bottom of the page.


From there, you will be taken to another page, where you will need to fill out a form. You need to indicate what you are reporting the image for by checking the circles. You then need to provide your email address and fill out the CAPTCHA challenge. After that, all you need to do is click submit and wait.

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Google might take some time to review your request before approving it, so don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from them in a day or two. Eventually, however, the company will respond to tell you what the verdict is.


Shirley Martinez

Shirley Martinez

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I am Shirley and welcome to my blog on embedding Google maps to your own website! I’ve been blogging since 2007 and this blog is one of my newest addition.

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