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.
[5th November 2018] Unfortunately, due to a large price increase in back-end services (Geocoding), we can no longer offer functionality on this page.
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
Another +1 to being willing to pay to use this, even if I could only use latitude/longitude values. Is there any way I could get the code and then pay for Geocoding on an individual license?
By JP on 23rd June 2021
I would be willing to pay to use this service as well, thanks again!!
By Casey on 20th November 2018
Is there anywhere I can pay to use this service?
By Matt Miller on 15th November 2018
Sorry to see this tool not supported anymore. I was using it to show my radio contacts.
By Martin (M0MGA) on 13th November 2018
Thank you for investigating, can i just check back to this site from time to time to see the updates? Or another place? Thank you!!
By Casey on 6th November 2018
Casey, appreciate the comments. We are investigating options.
By Free Map Tools on 5th November 2018
Anywhere i can find this tool to use, I will be willing to pay to download it? I use weekly for my job and cannot find another site that does this.
By Casey on 30th October 2018
Thank you for building this and sharing it with everyone. I've run into some integrity issues with the data, when I put in the same 7 zip codes four times each and upload them together. They have different distances from the point of origin. The distances seem to be offset by one when compared to the prior iteration. Then, at the end, it cuts off some of the zip codes.
By Spencer on 9th October 2018
This is fantastic! It took me so long just trying to find a site or app or some kind of tool like this. It%u2019s so helpful! I was trying to figure out which venue was closest to me on a musician%u2019s tour before buying a ticket and this just worked beautifully! No more having to use google maps and then write down each one to compare; from now on i%u2019ll Just come here!
By Anne on 25th August 2018
30 places is too little you need to allow at least 200
On 1st August 2018
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
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