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
Really handy, now I can see how far I walked
By Mr g on 11/03/2014
This is the best mapping tool ever. I use your website to calculate the length of a course ridden on my bike. The area and radius functions helps with my professional work reports.
By jog onnnnn on 09/03/2014
By Thomas on 08/03/2014
Mehr als ein Ersatz für den Entfernungsmesser aus Googles Maps Labs.
By Joachim on 08/03/2014
Awesome tool thanks
By Amy on 08/03/2014
By Abi :) on 07/03/2014
By jay on 06/03/2014
Great tool as Google Maps discontinued Distance measurement tool
Trayecto estimado para hacer la travesía, sería desde la "Isla del Queguay Grande" hasta la planchada del CRP. Un total de 11685 mts.
By travesÃa on 03/03/2014
Underwhelmed. Does not lay out nicely, hard to use, and no data (distance) visible in full screen mode. Jumps around when I click, leaves dead zones on screen. Curse Google for deleting perfectly good maps ruler tool.
Amazing- perfect for my fitness needs
Exactly what I was looking for along time. Great Job!
The distance measurement tool from Google Maps Labs is no longer available in the new Google Maps interface. It's a shame. I would have expected Google to implement such tool as part of the new interface. That's kind of the point with Maps Labs. But hey what the heck, we have this now. Just want to say thanks to the author of this website. Thanks guys! You do Google's work, and you do it well. They should probably hire you.
"The "Distance Measurement Tool"is not available in the new Google Maps."
By Samir on 23/02/2014
Many thanks for this excellent tool, which I have used a fair number of times to map runs. I'm puzzled as to why you would do this for free except for personal satisfaction or if advertising provides a reasonable income. Maybe you should invite contributions of say 25p or 50p for each use?
By Phil Sheppard on 22/02/2014
Love it, and use it all of the time. One thought, for how long does it take to travel, wish that there was a option to see that in MPH. Map can be measured in miles, but looks like time only in KPH
By JH on 20/02/2014
Using it to protect wild ducks. Thank you.
By Rad on 18/02/2014
I'm trying! it seems great!
Geart TOOL!!!!!! helps to design my own running map! Love it
By Ms K on 16/02/2014
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