Measure Distance From Central Point To Many
Find out the distance from one point to many other points. The distances are also illustrated on a map. This could be used to make a signpost to major cities.
Upload all addresses using the text bow below the map. Then input the central point by clicking on the map or typing the address. Click the Search button to see and find out the distance to each address on the list.
Multiple Distance Map
Paste a list of addresses in to the text box below, one per line. There is a limit of 30 addresses, anymore will be ignored.
How to use the Measure Distance From Central Point To Many Tool
(1) Upload the list of addresses to plot. There is a limit of 30 addresses. For example:
Belfast Paris, France London Glasgow
You can also add text to each marker plotted by wrapping the address and text in double quotes and separating with a comma. For example:
"Belfast","Population of 333,000" "Paris, France"," France's capital, is a major European city" "London","Now only the capital of the United Kingdom, London was once the capital city of 6 countries at the same time!" "Glasgow","The fourth-largest city by population in the UK"
(2) Click the button [Upload Address List]
(3) Then either click on the map or type the address of the mid-point and click the [Search] button
You can toggle between miles / km / nautical miles / yards to measure distances in your preferred units. The Autopan option will move the map as you upload the addresses.
The Search For Location 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 Search. The map will then go straight to Rome. Note the "[city][comma][space][county]" format.
The [Reset] button will clear all points and allow you to start measuring a distance again.
[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.
The [Toggle Markers] button will show or hide the markers if they get in the way.
- Export list of addresses with distances
- 4th September 2017 - Center marker is now a different colour (black)
- 23nd November 2016 - KML file now shows pins. KML download also starts straight away
- 22nd November 2016 - Route can be exported to KML file
- 1st November 2016 - Updates to text on this page
- 7th September 2016 - You can now add text/labels to the markers that will display on the map. The distance to each point is shown on the map. Updates to documentation.
- 21st April 2016 - Initial Version
Comments For This Page
Paris, tx, usa
thuwal, saudi arabia
On 14th June 2018
Thank you so much for providing this capability. I use it to show the locations and distances I was able to make contact with from my Ham radio during emergency exercises.
By JPC on 21st May 2018
On 10th May 2018
This site saved my hyde today. I saved an incredible amount of time in my work research with this site and I am so grateful for this HELPFUL FREE INTERNET TOOL! You are awesome
By Sleepless in Seattle on 15th April 2018
It is the straight line (crow flies) distance. Driving distance has more complications but we will look in to enabling it.
By Free Map Tools on 23rd January 2018
Are these distances DRIVING distance? It appears that it's calculated as the crow flies, and not driving mileage. Can it be drive miles?
On 23rd January 2018
Super useful, thank you!
On 9th January 2018
Thank you so much for the tool
By HD on 4th December 2017
Awesome tool. Saved me a ton of time. People like you make the world a better place.
By Dr. J on 15th November 2017
Jo-Anne, yes thats correct. As the crow flies.
By Free Map Tools on 10th October 2017
Wonderful free tool! I am using it to plot the distances people are traveling to come to a reunion. May I presume that the miles are "as the crow flies?"
By Jo-Anne on 9th October 2017
I agree with Frank. Having distance by car would be very helpful. I am looking at distances from healthcare facilities to home counties of patients to evaluate the impact on outcome. Travel distances can vary by as much as 20% due to waterways, etc. I am able to get the data from your How Far Between tool, but it take quite a bit of time.
PS - this is a great resource. Thank you!!!!
By James on 8th September 2017
Good Idea! The marker is now black.
By Free Map Tools on 4th September 2017
Hi, this is a wonderful tool!
I think making the central marker a different colour would make it visually more distinguishable.
On 31st August 2017
Hi Frank, thanks for the suggestion. This is not possible to provide as it would require additional processing time and costs to enable this functionality. Perhaps this tool may be of use : How Far Can I Travel.
By Free Map Tools on 29th August 2017
Great tool. Would it be possible to add the option to choose between straight line distance, driving by car distance, driving by bike distance, walking distance?
By Frank on 24th August 2017
Happy in Ontario, your suggestion has been noted.
By Free Map Tools on 12th May 2017
For a free tool this is great. Quickly resolved how much farther a league would drive if we changed venue. ONly Ask, consider a text export option of the 30 addresses with the link distances, or a summary total of all links line at the end for those of us using it that way (vs the signpost ideology)
By Happy in Ontario on 4th May 2017
ok thanks for your reply:) hopefully this will function one day :)
By Wink on 4th May 2017
Hi Wink, I understand what you suggest, but the road distance calculation is a bit more tricky to do in batches at a time. We will consider this but there probably wont be an update in the near future.
By Free Map Tools on 4th April 2017
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