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
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|Total Distance Miles km Nautical Miles Yards|
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)
- 11th January 2012 - Implemented Google Maps API V3. Added Full Screen option
- 12th October 2010 - Markers now show their latitudeand longitude when you over 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
Previous Comments For This Page
annushakatinagar to reliance housing distance by actual route (in dronagiri)
By manoj patil on 25/05/2013
160metros a playa
By lanzada on 25/05/2013
I'd like to send a link to created path to friend over e-mail. Is it possible?
By Toni on 19/05/2013
wow I love this tool, It was helpful, for me to estimate distances between countries I was interested in visiting to see which mode of transport will be suited for the occasion
By Calvin Kodisang on 09/04/2013
Preparation Route for Boston marathon 2013
By Shepparton Strollers on 09/04/2013
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By Harris County Senior Softball on 06/04/2013
I do mapping for a town in Texas. I like to pick off features like trees, streets and sidewalks to check for distances that my survey crew have performed. the Google maps appear to be much more clearer than the satellite images on our city GIS system. It would be great if I could zoom in a lot closer with out it automatically going to the street view. Of course an accurate Street view measurement would be awesome. Hopefully in the near future.....
thank you need to train for job and this found my route for the miles I need. I whould think it usefull to those of us who dont know KMP mabey have a MPR time distance calculator. but other than that tank you
By pat on 25/03/2013
Great tool for keeping track of walking distances. Thank You.
By Dexter on 23/03/2013
Great tool! the other are not as easy to navigate. This was perfect.
Awesome I am weighing in at 160kg and started to walk around the block. Having no idea how far I was actually traveling I typed in maps and this is what I opened up I clicked on the streets I used and it came to just under 6km. I will do it hopefully twice a day now.....
By Rob on 14/03/2013
very usefull tool
By gerry c on 07/03/2013
this is a useful tool - thank you
Seems good - very nice calculations - maybe lose the blue dot markers! something smaller?
By pt on 03/03/2013
Caramel to Cark via Cistercian
thank's :) its pretty good :D
Awesome tool - impressed by the distance of my jog tonight....
best thing ever
By good on 11/02/2013
The ability to save the image and data would be great. Also calories burned for athletes over distance dependant on discipline would be amazing. I'm a runner and paddle boarder and know many others that would love this. We would pay a small premium for such facilities.
By Mark Phillips on 10/02/2013
Have now found out how far I have been really walking the dog! No wonder I am loosing weight. Have been under estimating the distance for so long!
By AEB on 01/02/2013
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