Radius Around Point
You can use this tool to find the radius around a point on the map. First type in the radius required in kilometers or miles and then click on the map at the center of where you wish the circle to appear. You can then create as many radii as you wish.
Radius Around Point Map
- Type in a radius required in the text box above.
- [Zoom and Pan to find the required area on the map then click on the map to draw a circle] OR [Type a location into the text box and click Draw Radius] OR [Input the latitude and longitude of the location in decimal format].
- Click as many times as necessary to draw multiple circles.
- You can use the [Clear Map] button to erase all markers and radii and start again.
Use the "URL to last radius" text box to find a URL that will show the most recent radius on this page when opened in a web browser. This URL can be sent to anyone if you wish to forward it on.
Google Earth KML Output
You can now export all the drawn radii on the map to Google Earth for improved display and printing. You must have Google Earth installed (or another application capable of importing KML files). You need to have a radius displayed on the map before the output will work. Please report any bugs.
The procedure to Export to KML is as follows:
- Draw one or more radii on the map as you see fit
- Once ready, click the [Generate KML] button. You will probably need to scroll down the page to find this!
- After a short delay, a blue hyperlink will appear below the button that reads [Download KML File Here]
- Click the hyperlink to download the KML file to your local machine
- You can then open the KML file in application such as Google Earth
Currently, the KML will include:
- The same radius size and shape
- Transparency of 50%
It will not include:
- Shading colour (blue only, but you can change this once it is loaded into Google Earth)
- Line colour (you can change this once it is loaded into Google Earth)
- Line thickness (you can change this once it is loaded into Google Earth)
These features may be added later depending on feedback.
The CSV option allows you to upload bulk points to the map. To do this you must format your points using the convention of latitude,longitude,radius per line where latitude and longitude are in decimal format and radius in km. Make sure to strip out any whitespace. You can upload as many lines as you wish, however more lines will take more time and every web browser will have its limits on the maximum number of lines (hence circles drawn) before things slow to a halt.
..should add two radii around the Olympic stadium in London for 10km and 15km
- Allow annotation for labeling the radius center point
- Allow annotation for the radius distance
- Provide more colours
- 7th May 2013 - 2 new options added : URL loads full screen? AND URL loads unclickable map?
- 13th January 2013 - Label on marker now displays radius. You can now annotate markers.
- 15th February 2012 - Updates to layout of options
- 8th January 2012 - Added search for location text box
- 7th January 2012 - Resolved issue where the specified fill colour was not used if the draw by address or latitude/longitude was used
- 22nd December 2011 - Added full screen option. Fixed issue when dragging the centre point of a smaller radius
- 15th September 2011 - Added option to upload CSV text for bulk upload of multiple points
- 13th June 2011 - Fixed issue with clear fill having the same colour as the previously selected colour
- 7th June 2011 - Option to hide the resize grip
- 3rd June 2011 - Radii can now be resized while onscreen
- 23rd May 2011 - Radii can now be clicked to be drawn inside an existing radius
- 10th May 2011 - Static map output now uses Google Static Maps API V2. No key required. Will not output an URL > 2048 characters
- 9th May 2011 - Fixed issue with clear fill having a grey shade
- 15th April 2011 - Allow the last radius to be deleted (not just all at once)
- 3rd February 2011 - Export to KML now copes with multiple radii
- 20th January 2011 - Circumference and area now also output in miles and acres
- 29th December 2010 - Click on a marker to delete it
- 29th December 2010 - Allow markers to be dragged
- 29th December 2010 - Converted to Google Maps API V3
- 2nd June 2010 - Moved the scale control to the top of map to stop conflict with Google Search bar
- 27th January 2010 - Added Google Earth KML Output
- 13th October 2009 - Overlapping radii now supported
- 29th September 2009 - Added Google Search Bar to map. Added radius display on marker when you hover over the marker
- 24th September 2009 - Added URL to last radius function
- 17th September 2009 - Added Google Maps Static API Image Output
- 3rd January 2009 - Added latitude and longitude input option
- 29th September 2008 - Added clear fill option
- 9th September 2008 - Added Place radius by location name option and reworked some other functions
- 21st January 2008 - Improved circle reliability and added fill colour
- 15th October 2007 - Added area and circumference output
- 25th September 2007 - Added different colour's, change thickness, show/hide center marker, change map height and print the page
- 13th September 2007 - Now works with IE
- 22nd July 2008 - Added option to use miles as radius input
- 30th June 2007 - Clear Map button added
- 29th June 2007 - Page created with basic functionality
Previous Comments For This Page
how do you calculate the population once you create a radius
By kj on 22/11/2014
This is cool and I'm glad someone created this. Could a future option be a way to download the map as a picture?
you need to figure out how to change he transparency of the radii, it is very difficult to view after printing. if this has already been figured out please let me know how to change it. Thanks
-Hi, is there a way to get the lat and long of (some of) the points on the radius?
Yes save the poly as a kml then open with notepad. This is an XML formatted document with cords at the end.
notepad will open kml files with correct indentation
By Rich on 17/11/2014
Hi Rod, it is not possible. You can see the center point lat/lng by hovering over the center marker. It doesn't display any of the points around the radius itself.
By Free Map Tools on 16/11/2014
The gap of in distance between quality soccer shops from Duluth is shocking and disappointing.
Hi, is there a way to get the lat and long of (some of) the points on the radius?
By Rod M on 11/11/2014
would be great if there was a feature that would allow you to identify things within the radius such as a particular hotel chain or gas station that sort of thing.
By clayton on 10/11/2014
We need to be able to move the map around within the viewbox (hand tool) and be able to export the viewbox as a high resolution picture.
POed, there isn't a reset button but there is a [Clear Map] inside the Map Options.
By Free Map Tools on 05/11/2014
Has it ever occured to you to have a reset button. Dah.
By POed on 05/11/2014
Hi Sarah, we have just added a text box labelled [Latitude / Longitude of center of last circle]
By Free Map Tools on 04/11/2014
HI - I mean the Lat & Long of the Centre point :)
By Sarah on 03/11/2014
Would be nice to be able to adjust the TRANSPARENCY of the circles (radi) on the map. Just a suggestion.
By Rick26 on 31/10/2014
amy, you can print using the built in Print function in your web browser.
By Free Map Tools on 31/10/2014
please help how do i PRINT; is there a print button that im missing ?
By amy on 30/10/2014
R Hope, unfortunately this is not possible to do. You could try exporting to KML, open in Google Earth, then print.
By Free Map Tools on 29/10/2014
Hi, please have a look at How Far Can I Travel.
By Free Map Tools on 29/10/2014
What would be cool is if you could do a radius based on how long it takes to get there. i.e. 15 minute drive from location
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