Measure a Distance

The measure distance tool is a simple way of find the distance between two points on a map. Start Clicking!

Measure Distance Map

Search For Location :


 Pan to My Location 


[Map Height : Small - Medium - Large - Full Screen]

Total Distance Miles km Nautical Miles Yards

 Clear Last 

 Zoom To Fit 

 Clear Map 

 Toggle Markers 

Autopan ? Snap To Roads ?

Travel Time


Select Speed...

0 KPH 1000 KPH KPH


Or choose mode of transport...

Slow Car
Fast Car
Passenger Aeroplane

How to use the Measure Distance Tool

Simply click once on one point, then click again on the second point. The distance should then be displayed. You can click more than two points in order to build up a continuous route.

Use the miles / km / nautical miles / yards switch to measure distances in km or in miles or nautical miles. The Autopan option will move the map as you click the points.

The Quick Find text box allows you to quickly get to an area you wish without spending time zooming and panning to find it. For example if you wish to find the city of Rome in Italy, type "Rome, Italy" and then click go. The map will then go straight to Rome. Note the "[city][comma][space][county]" format.

Toggle markers will show or hide the markers if they get in the way.

Clear last will remove the last point from the map

Zoom to fit will zoom and pan the map to get the best fit of all your points on as large a zoom as possible.

Clear Map is a reset button that will clear all points and allow you to start measuring a distance again.

You can edit the position of any existing points by dragging the marker (when they are displayed) and dropping the marker in it's new position

You can also adjust the height of the map to have it large, medium or small in size.

Future Ideas and Improvements

  • Export to kml option
  • Auto-reroute for optimum distance (traveling salesman problem)
  • Have other speeds like fiber optic cable (~.6 c)
  • Provide elevation data for route
  • Provide measurement in feet

Version History

  • 24th June 2014 - Added option Snap To Roads
  • 24th March 2014 - Added option Pan to My Location
  • 11th January 2012 - Implemented Google Maps API V3. Added Full Screen option
  • 12th October 2010 - Markers now show their latitude and longitude when you hover over them
  • 15th October 2009 - Added travel time output
  • 12th October 2009 - Added terrain map option
  • 20th February 2008 - Revamp of design now with draggable markers
  • 1st November 2007 - Added quick find text box
  • 19th October 2007 - Yards now added as a unit of measurement
  • 9th October 2007 - Nautical Miles added as unit of measurement
  • 5th September 2007 - Descriptive Text Updated
  • 28th June 2007 - Page Created

Relevant Links

If you are trying to measure the distance between two cities, then the How far is it Between tool is probably more suitable for your needs.

Previous Comments For This Page

Hi, the distance text box is read only.
By Free Map Tools on 01/09/2015

Thanks you so much for this useful and user friendly measuring tool!
On 31/08/2015

Mobil site won't let me input distance %uD83D%uDE15
On 31/08/2015

Great tool, very useful for my cardiac exercises. mph as well as kph would be useful. Thank you so much for this useful tool:)
By Brian on 30/08/2015

its wrong my location is port qasim karachi
By Noor Muhammad Rizvi on 29/08/2015

can you change kph to mph i am in usa we use mph thanks
By tony v on 27/08/2015

Please Change Minutes into Hours and Minutes
On 23/08/2015

Very interesting
By Narayan on 16/08/2015

VERY useful and ease of use! Data is comparable to other sources, yet MUCH simpler to plot course. Thank you, Dan
By Dan on 13/08/2015

Tnx i lv it it makes for me clear on hw to use Maps
By Ntokozo on 12/08/2015

Hi, you should be able to adjust the slider under [Select Speed...]
By Free Map Tools on 09/08/2015

I love this map, but i am missing the options to write manualy how fast i am flying etc for it to calculate how fast the route will take when i am flying...
By christian on 08/08/2015

very useful,thanks!!!
By mokloabs on 05/08/2015

Thanks for this very useful tool
By Konuk on 26/07/2015

Love it !!!
By Pat N. 7/24/15 on 24/07/2015

8.25 miles. 27M ~ Langley Burrell ~ Kellaways ~ Tytherton Lucas ~ Stanley La ~ London Rd ~ The Butts ~ River Ho ~ Monkton Park ~ Olympiad
By 8 mile east loop on 18/07/2015

If we have set the distance to "miles" and wish to find Travel Time, why does speed show "kph" instead of "mph"?
By Glenn on 16/07/2015

It looks like the Channel Swim Training course is 0.927km, and if it takes 19 minutes to swim it, we were travelling at about 3km per hour.
By Channel Swim Training on 13/07/2015

Hi Andrew, this is possible. Please have a look at our Blog guide ...How to Draw a Route on a Map and Share.
By Free Map Tools on 08/07/2015

Thanks for the comments Judy. Please spread the word.
By Free Map Tools on 08/07/2015

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