Logic, but in a different way

Daft Logic

Google Maps Area Calculator Tool

Last Updated 18th August 2014

Search For Location :


Add a location manually (also accepts [latitude,longitude])


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

Output : Current Area

0 m²
0 km²
0 acres
0 hectares
0 feet²
0 square nautical miles


This tool allows you to use Google Maps to define an area and then find out the measurement of the enclosed area. You are also able to save your areas for use later on. Click on the map to start drawing an area.

How to Use

  • Click multiple times around the map to define an area
  • The calculated area will then be displayed below the map

Other Options

  • Click [Delete Last Point] to remove the last point clicked
  • Click [Clear All Points] to remove all areas drawn
  • Click [Generate KML] to generate a KML file representing the last area drawn. Once you click this option, after a short delay, a hyperlink "Download KML File Here" will appear. From this link, you can download your KML file
  • Click [Create New Area] to start drawing anew area whilst keeping any existing areas on-screen
  • You can adjust the map size by clicking Small, Medium, Large or Full Screen

Login to Save and Load Maps

You can create an account for free from which you can save and load saved areas unquiet to you. Click [Create Free Account] to create a new, free account. Once you confirm your email, you will be able to save and load maps while logged in.

Relevant Links


Further Uses and Ideas

  • Enable clicking inside the area
  • Allow markers to be toggled on and off
  • Allow upload a KML file and calculate any areas of polygons inside

Version History

  • Version 1 (14/11/2007)
  • Version 2 (25/03/2008) - Draggable markers added
    • Version 2.1 (16/10/2008) - Added Terrain map type
    • Version 2.2 (14/12/2009) - Added quick find search tool
    • Version 2.3 (21/03/2009) - Added acres output
    • Version 2.4 (04/11/2009) - Increased maximum size for the Quick Find option
    • Version 2.5 (28/01/2010) - Added square nautical miles output. Rounded off all output to 2 decimal places
    • Version 2.6 (22/02/2010) - Added square feet output.
    • Version 2.7 (12/10/2010) - New option to input points manually by lat/lng pairs.
  • Version 3 (01/12/2010) - Implemented Google Maps API V3
    • Version 3.1 (19/12/2010) - Added option to export to KML (Google Earth)
    • Version 3.2 (17/02/2011) - Added option to draw more than one area in the same session
    • Version 3.3 (07/06/2011) - Fixed Issue with last polyline not showing on KML output
  • Version 4 (08/09/2011) - Ability to save areas under user login
    • Version 4.1 (14/12/2011) - Added hectares output
    • Version 4.2 (22/12/2011) - Added full screen option
    • Version 4.3 (05/02/2012) - Improved Search Facility
  • Version 5 (12/11/2012) - Added perimeter output
  • Version 6 (05/01/2013)
    • Default map is now larger
    • Download KML File Here link has been moved
    • Added Zoom to Fit button
    • Fixed bug with perimeter calculation
  • Version 6.1 (29/06/2014) - Added option to change fill and line colours
  • Version 6.2 (18/07/2014) - Added button [Toggle Markers]

Previous Comments For This Page

Hi Gordon, It sounds like you are using the perimeter measurement to obtain a distance. For a 2 sided area, this is twice the distance between them.
By Daft Logic on 30/09/2014
My measure is double the actual What have I done wrong
By Gordon on 30/09/2014
O this tool is Great, thanks a Lot
By Prashant Suryavanshi on 29/09/2014
Thank you so much. This tool rocks.
By JMD on 28/09/2014
Total area 401 to Argentia5.71 acres
By 401 grediview project on 26/09/2014
Great tool, im buying a house and comparing garden sizes before i buy the one i want. Great tool love it.
On 22/09/2014
45 acre
By mhp on 19/09/2014
my farm
By ramjibhai chaudhari on 11/09/2014
The site measure approximately 3.20 acres. The farm stand is no longer selling fruits and vegetables, it is a country/retail store that is not supportive to an agricultural use.
By George F. Librizzi on 11/09/2014
very gooooooooood
By mory on 06/09/2014
You can measure area on google maps anyway, I don't really see the benefit since you can't export the map or add labels.
By Matt on 02/09/2014
very good
On 29/08/2014
Great for geocoding!
On 29/08/2014
Great tool. It was really useful to me in my thesis work!
By Francisco on 27/08/2014
For those with the problem with it changing to an angle view on close-up - click the "Satellite" box in upper right corner. Unselect the "45%" box.
By Wally Ballou on 27/08/2014
On 24/08/2014
Great work
On 23/08/2014
piris do rio go
On 22/08/2014
Useless when you zoom in all the way and the view tilts
On 19/08/2014
By Koyyuru on 17/08/2014
How Accurate are the land lines with deeds
On 13/08/2014
Great tool for measurements!
By Colliers Researcher on 12/08/2014
This is a very handy tool.
By Dan B on 12/08/2014
wow, this is great!
By JMA on 12/08/2014
I have checked the measurements of a site with the actual physical measurements and they are nearly perfect. Congratulations.
On 12/08/2014
Darn, thanks for answering.
By Dan on 10/08/2014
Hello Sir AOA.rely i found this tool very helpful to measure a disputed land among 3 villages. i felt difficult to save and copy this area.Could u help me for this plz
By ismail on 10/08/2014
Absolutley FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for the service! will spread the word.
On 09/08/2014
What is the diference between current area and current perimeter?
By Juan Ka on 08/08/2014
Dan, This is not possible.
By Free Map Tools on 07/08/2014

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