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
night run - 05/12/2013
By night run - ADO 05/12/2013 on 06/12/2013
very good. just came back from a run and just wanted to find how far i went
I have to Navigate waterways regularly and I bill for distance traveled. I'm not the average user here but it is a stunning representation of the software I have that is no longer compatible with newer computers. Thank you folks for providing a great tool for the masses.
By Rob on 29/11/2013
Quick run thru sketchy neighborhood
By Normal Route on 27/11/2013
Love this so much! A decent tool that you don't have to pay for or download and simply does what you want it to do! Like the idea of comparing my running speed to a passenger plane ;)
amazing... its very accurate too ... you can measure..
Super! This is just what my human needed to track how far we walk :c)
She says that if you ever modify it so that she can save the routes, it would probably be perfect.
By Bonnie the Trailhound (and Mar on 21/11/2013
An issue with this is that it measures distance as if land was flat rather than taking gradient into account.
I.E.20km over flat ground will be the same as 20km up a mountain. In real life, due to the distance traveled vertically, the latter distance would actually be larger.
great, adding as many markers as you like really helps with the accuracy. Is there any way to save them?
By Doove on 19/11/2013
This tool proved more accurate than my cell phone app. Excellent!
By Martin on 19/11/2013
great tool easy to use great
By David Crockford on 18/11/2013
OMG Love dis <3 ;)
By Bob Smith on 15/11/2013
PICNIC - problem in chair not in computer. RTFM - read the #@$** Manual.
You have to click and release to place point 1 then click and release to place point 2. I was trying to draw a line between the 2 points. DOH sorry. GREAT PRODUCT once I read the directions : )
i click and it only turns into a hand to move the map : (
did exactly what it said on the tin
Excellent tool, did exactly what I needed. One issue I had was when I tried to pan using middle mouse button, it scrolled down the web page
By Brian on 07/11/2013
Just what I was after. Great!
i love this tool.........
By zeeenooor on 04/11/2013
haha, who can walk 1000 kpm?!?
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