How to use maps.google.fr
jmc-freebsd2 at milibyte.co.uk
Tue May 5 08:45:26 UTC 2015
On Tue, 5 May 2015 00:35:54 +0200
Albert Shih <Albert.Shih at obspm.fr> wrote:
> I don't know why but since maps.google.com change the version of his
> software (new interface) I'm unable to get the full version. I'm always on
> the « lite mode ».
> So some nice feature like changing a route (in fact the only one I used)
> don't work.
> I try with Firefox/Chromium under freebsd 10-stable.
> Anyone have a idea ?
It's Google's idea of "progress" :-(
The latest and greatest version of Google maps has system requirements
which apparently means that it won't run under FreeBSD
The following is from <https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3096703>
To use the full Google Maps with 3D imagery and Earth view, your
The latest version of one of the following browsers:
One of these operating systems:
Mac OS 10.8.3+
Windows 7, 8, or 8.1
Chrome OS with an Intel CPU
Linux (not using Firefox)
Up-to-date video card hardware and drivers. See below for more
On first reading that I thought we might have been able to manage with
Chrome under FreeBSD but it appears that the reference to Linux is
precise and doesn't mean Unix like systems as is sometimes the case.
Browsers not meeting the system requirements will automatically be fed
with maps in "Lite" mode. The following is from
In Lite mode, some features are turned off so that Maps can run faster.
You won't be able to use the following features while running Maps in
Seeing 3D imagery and Earth view
Showing your computer?s location on the map
Setting home and work
Searching nearby, measuring the distance between places, and
Embedding a map
Sending a place to your car
Viewing My Maps in Google Maps
Reporting a map data problem in Google Maps
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