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 ?

Travel Time

Select Speed...
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)

Version History

  • 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

Awesome tool indeed! Many thanks!
By Mike994 on 16/04/2014

Thanks Ken
By Free Map Tools on 15/04/2014

Wonderful tool, thank you!
By Ken on 15/04/2014

Small typos :) Where it says "12th October 2010 - Markers now show their latitudeand longitude when you over over them": - change "over over" to "hover over" - latitudeand put in a space
By Ken on 15/04/2014

Add speed in mph would be nice :)
By Ken on 15/04/2014

Wow! Thank you soo much. This is exactly what ive been looking for for a long time. AWESOME site!!!!!!!!!!!
By Sam on 15/04/2014

Brill, but on walking distance times it should be more accurate of 1min 10s, 1min 20s rather than rounding up to guess work.
On 13/04/2014

this is a brilliant mapping tool so much better than google maps for finding distances. Well done !
On 13/04/2014

That was the site I was looking for for long time THANK YOU
By Loris on 13/04/2014

Great site. You should be able to select feet as a unit of measurement.
By Jake on 09/04/2014

Great web site. Is there a iPhone app? If not, WHY?
By Siuco on 09/04/2014

On 08/04/2014

Brilliant. Thank you!
On 06/04/2014

make a print option thx
On 05/04/2014

Dzieki za pomiar odleglosci. Te barany z Google usunely linijke w nowych mapach. Niech ich piorun trzasnie!
By MotU on 02/04/2014

Great tool thanks
By Mike on 29/03/2014

how do I print the map?
On 28/03/2014

Reg, we have added an option [Pan to My Location] to do this.
By Free Map Tools on 24/03/2014

gustame moito e moi divertido
By veronicav1c on 24/03/2014

Wonderful. Great job. Complete information quick and easy. Just one suggestion: a button to adjust the map to our own location. Thanks!
By Reg on 23/03/2014

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