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 :

 Search 

 Pan to My Location 

Options

[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...

Walking
Jogging
Running
Cycling
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

Is there anyway of getting an updated aerial view of Yellow Pine, Alabama 31.42, -88.43
By Mike on 04/07/2015

Hi Joseph, we don't have any value for accuracy. All we can say is it is an estimate measurement.
By Free Map Tools on 02/07/2015

Great tools!! how accurate are the yards....
By Joseph on 02/07/2015

Unfortunately this is not currently possible.
By Free Map Tools on 30/06/2015

I want this entire site in an app with offline use. Am I dreaming?
On 30/06/2015

Thank you so much, this is just the tool i needed for measuring my milages on runs!
On 26/06/2015

Great tools, Mapquest, Google Map give me great pain. I only want to know distances. Thank you very much. Rudy Martinez 6/23/2015
By Rudy Martinez on 23/06/2015

Thanks for a useful, easy to use tool!
By Michael on 22/06/2015

Absolutely brilliant thank you!
On 19/06/2015

I love your website I thought I would never find about how long a mile is were I live. I should have used this a long time ago.
On 19/06/2015

Sunday 14 June 2015. First club run with Phoenix Cycling Club. Had to abandon the main group because of cramp close to Ballymena. 0935 - 1400
By Austin on 14/06/2015

Thank you! Great tool for measuring open water swim distances.
By NL on 13/06/2015

I love this software, it works so well. Thank you to the developers for making it free to use.
By Posh but Poor on 10/06/2015

Did'nt think I would find software as advanced as this! Really useful!
On 09/06/2015

this is so amazing. I use it for my open water swimming
By robin on 06/06/2015

Better than mapmyrun!!!!
On 06/06/2015

great tool thank you
On 31/05/2015

Have you used the User Menu at the top right?
By Free Map Tools on 25/05/2015

where are my the saved routes?
On 25/05/2015

aciu geras
By vilis on 13/05/2015

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