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

Search For Location :

 Search 

 Pan to My Location 

Input Data

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.


 Upload Address List 

Options

[Map Height : Small - Medium - Large - Full Screen]

 Zoom To Fit   Reset   Toggle Markers   Show Distance on Markers 

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.

Version History

  • 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

Relevant Links

If you are trying to measure the distance of a single route, then the measure distance tool is probably more suitable for your needs.

Previous Comments For This Page

how do I save the map and the list of distances below the map
By mel on 6th February 2017

Hi, which position did you try?
By Free Map Tools on 23rd January 2017

My position is not correct...
On 22nd January 2017

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On 5th December 2016

Thanks for the feedback. It has been changed so that it will now show pins on the KML. You might need to refresh/clear/reset cache files to push the update through.
By Free Map Tools on 23rd November 2016

"Route can now be exported to a KML file" Thank you so much for doing that! I truly appreciate it! The exported KML file appears to not have an icon marker for the location entries though (i.e., pushpin, balloon, etc.). Could you possibly change it so a marker is applied/shown for the entries in the KML output? If that might be something that can be applied, it would really be great. Thank you again!
On 23rd November 2016

Route can now be exported to a KML file
By Free Map Tools on 22nd November 2016

Export to KML has been added to the Future Updates list. Thanks.
By Free Map Tools on 21st November 2016

This is great! Thank you so much for this useful tool! I'm wondering though, is there a way to export the output view to kml, or any plans to implement something similar if it doesn't already exist?
On 16th November 2016

is it possible to create scope box (rectanguler box) and copy same area from google maps to this map
By Satish Reddy on 21st September 2016

Hi Martin, as far as this page is concerned, it has no way to save/remember previous addresses so it requires you to copy/paste the whole list each time. You can however store the list yourself in a text file for future use.
By Free Map Tools on 19th September 2016

Hello Freemaptools, I like the updates. Can I update the uploaded address list, or do I have to start from the beginning, with perhaps a saved text file. Many thanks.
By Martin on 16th September 2016

Martin, there have been some improvements made such as allowing text to be added for each marker.
By Free Map Tools on 7th September 2016

Hello, Many thanks for your positive feedback and all FOC. An upload facility taking CSV sounds excellent. It would be nice if the distance displayed option was all on or all off, as this then allows for both visual comparison with the lines drawn and also the measurement figures on/off at the same time. I will make a note to follow you on Facebook. Many thanks once again.
By Martin on 23rd August 2016

Martin, thanks for the info. You have explained it well. I am happy to make changes on this page to allow this. My initial thoughts are to have an upload facility on this page that accepts data in CSV format. It would then process each line, plot each point with text annotation as provided and (my thoughts currently are) display the distance if you click or hover over a connecting line. This is on the to-do list but I hope you appreciate as it is FOC, other work will need to take priority. Keep an eye on this page, or the Free Map Tools Facebook / Free Map Tools Twitter pages to find out about any updates. Please leave any other suggestions/comments as I will consider them.
By Free Map Tools on 23rd August 2016

Hello, I am using postcodes to enter locations as they are generally fixed transmitter locations at peoples homes. I note there is a postcode to lat long convertor. Each marker would have 100 character text inc spaces as a maximum. A minimum of 10 characters would at least enable a callsign to be labelled at each pushpin/marker. The distance written on the connecting lines is a nice to have and wouldn't have to be added into the free text area if it was put on the connecting lines. I've been experimenting tonight with UK and European postcodes and this is working well. Many thanks, Martin
By Martin on 22nd August 2016

Hi Martin, thanks for the comments. Q: Do you know the latitude and longitude of each station? Q: How much text needs attached to each marker? What would be the maximum amount of text ?
By Free Map Tools on 22nd August 2016

Hello, I would like to use this tool to plot the various radio amateur stations that I am speaking to on a regular radio net. Most are in UK. Some in Holland and some in France. Is it possible to have pushpins that text can be written into and displayed about each station (pushpin). Also could the markers be different style markers, such as a simple X or *. It may be a nice to have, but different line widths and colours may also be useful. Thank you for this very useful tool. Regards, Martin
By Martin on 22nd August 2016

Hi, How many more would you require? There is a limit set to prevent excessive use.
By Free Map Tools on 8th June 2016

This is great; been looking for something like this for ages! Is there any way to do more than 30 arrows?
On 3rd June 2016

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