Google maps home\work location

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By omricn, Senior Member on 15th July 2012, 12:38 PM
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Hy guys,
Tought I'd post this as help to those who need it (like I did..)
I'm using google now and liking the location and weather cards, I followed this simple explanation by H3g3m0n :
To set Home/Work on Android (It's kind of hidden):

Start Maps
Tap on your icon (The blue dot on the map, this should have your contact photo on it not just the blue arrow. You can pull it up by turning on the Latitude option.)
Tap on your name that appears above it
Tap location History
Tap the menu dots down the bottom right
The you get the Change home/work location options

this is a brief how-to on how to set home and work locations in google maps so that google now will know where i live and work and start giving me cards about that info.
But after I did that I learned that google now will automatically learn where I live and work and that sounded really cool and so I wanted to delete the information I specified in order to let google now figure it out for itself.. I couldnt find any way to delete that information.. until I logged into google maps from my desktop, and had been given the option to delete home and work locations. today is the first day I went to work with the JB and google now updates so I'm gonna let google now figure it out for the next couple of days and see what comes out GOTTA LOVE GOOGLE!
15th July 2012, 01:47 PM |#2  
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Thanks for sharing the tip but I am curious - why would you want to go back and let Google Now figure it out if you were already able to specify home and work locations yourself?
15th July 2012, 02:07 PM |#3  
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Thanks for sharing the tip but I am curious - why would you want to go back and let Google Now figure it out if you were already able to specify home and work locations yourself?

Well first of all I wanted to see how google now learns my locations by itself, sounds pretty cool
And second - lets say I specified a street name and number and the gps\wifi detects that my home is one street number off (my street is smll and numbers can be as close as 20 meters) then it won't know I'm at home, I guess I didnt want to restrict an address to a certain street number but rather give google now the oppertunity to learn where I live on a larger radius
18th October 2012, 12:24 PM |#4  
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Thumbs down Erase job?
I can't seem to erase my job. I was laid off a month ago and Google now is a glaring remind every time I open it when it tells me how far I am from my old office. Kinda depressing lol its like you have to have an address there. I've cleared my work location on Google maps but Google now just doesn't get it.
18th October 2012, 12:30 PM |#5  
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I can't seem to erase my job. I was laid off a month ago and Google now is a glaring remind every time I open it when it tells me how far I am from my old office. Kinda depressing lol its like you have to have an address there. I've cleared my work location on Google maps but Google now just doesn't get it.

Did you try logging in to Google maps from your computer? there is an option there to see your places (home and work) and edit\delete them.




p.s Sorry to hear about your job situation, good luck
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18th October 2012, 02:29 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by omricn

Well first of all I wanted to see how google now learns my locations by itself, sounds pretty cool
And second - lets say I specified a street name and number and the gps\wifi detects that my home is one street number off (my street is smll and numbers can be as close as 20 meters) then it won't know I'm at home, I guess I didnt want to restrict an address to a certain street number but rather give google now the oppertunity to learn where I live on a larger radius

Google has always done a pretty good job of knowing where I am all the time and deciding where is work and where is home. Years ago my roommate and I would use Latitude to keep tabs on each other. Google Now kind of tapped into what google already knew. Having your wifi on helps Google determine your location, especially if you have wifi at work/home, but even if you don't.
26th October 2012, 10:20 PM |#7  
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Did you try logging in to Google maps from your computer? there is an option there to see your places (home and work) and edit\delete them.




p.s Sorry to hear about your job situation, good luck

lol thanks, yes, i went to the site but removing the entry says "invalid location" so i just put my home address in there (lol) and it shut up.
27th October 2012, 11:28 AM |#8  
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lol thanks, yes, i went to the site but removing the entry says "invalid location" so i just put my home address in there (lol) and it shut up.

Hope you'll put something else there soon..
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i want to set my home location but it always force me to enter the address and my home is not near any addresss how can i menually edit or point on map to set my home location?
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i want to set my home location but it always force me to enter the address and my home is not near any addresss how can i menually edit or point on map to set my home location?

Just right click on your desired location, then click on "what's here" (last option down the box) and your coordinates will be displayed in the search bar, just copy them into the address box.
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Just right click on your desired location, then click on "what's here" (last option down the box) and your coordinates will be displayed in the search bar, just copy them into the address box.

Well it gives right position in my computer but when I see maps in my mobile it gives almost 1 kilometer far from my position what I save in computer. Is this some kind of bug?

EDIT: it saves what ever address is near that position and assume it as my home. and nearest address is

Manik Bagh Over Bridge, Nandanvan Colony
Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452014, India ‎ 385 m NE

and my home is almost 1km far from here

i dont know how to set my home location in google maps> please help me
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