Google Maps Measure Distance Drawing Tool

Jul 9, 2014 - 8:01 am 1 by
Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google MapsGoogle brought back a fun feature in Google Maps that was not yet available in the new version of Google Maps - the ability to draw lines on Google Maps and figure out the distance of that drawing on the map.

Here is how it works:

  • Open the new Google Maps.
  • Right-click on your starting point.
  • Click Measure distance.
  • Click anywhere on the map to create a path you want to measure. Click to add additional measuring points.
  • [Optional] Drag a point to move it, or click a point to remove it.
  • Look on the map and under the search box for the total distance.
  • When done, either click the “X” in the card under the search box or right-click on the map and select Clear measurement.

Google Maps Measure Distance Drawing Tool

Give it a try, it works pretty well.

Forum discussion at Google+ and Google Maps Help.


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