Search For Location :
Use search result as a distance marker? Yes No
|Total Distance||Miles km Nautical Miles Metres Feet||Autopan ?|
Please paste in the list of coordinates to add to your route in the text box below:
You can use this distance calculator to find out the distance between two or more points anywhere on the earth. In other words, the distance between A and B. Click once on the map to place the first marker and then click again to position the second marker. The mileage between the points will then be displayed. You can also build up a series of locations to find a total distance.
An important feature of this distance calculator tool is that is "as the crow flies", so traveling in real life will normally involve larger distances, but this may also help those who need to measure off-road distances.
Want to save your route? Try the Advanced Google Maps Distance Calculator
How To Use
- Zoom and drag the map to find the location of marker 1
- Click to place marker 1.
- Zoom and drag the map to find the location of marker 2.
- Click to place marker 2.
- The distance will be calculated then displayed below the map in miles or kilometers. You can change between miles or km at any time
- Add as many points as required and the distance will build up.
- You can also drag and drop markers after they have been put on the map
- To share your route and distance calculation use the option [Generate Link For This Route]. You can then copy the link generated and send this via Twitter or Facebook.
All distances are estimations so Daft Logic does not accept any responsibility that may arise when the value reported is incorrect.
You can move the markers after they have been positioned so you can modify you route on the fly and see how the distance will be effected.
- Click [Clear Last] to undo the last marker placed
- Click [Zoom To Fit] to zoom the map around all markers
- Click [Clear Map] to erase all markers and start again
- Use the Quick Find text box to quickly relocate the map
- You can choose between miles and kilometers (km) for the Total Distance readout
- Click [Show Elevation] to get a chart showing the elevation of your route
How it Works
Clearly you, the user inputs two 'points' that are used to calculate the distance. Calculating the "As the Crow Flies" distance is a matter of using Great Circle formula. Then the main problem is converting the Google Map unit to miles and kilometers.
The map will also automatically save your route in your temporary internet cookies so that you can return and see the route as you last left it. If you ever need to start from scratch then use the [Clear Map] button.
Map showing the Mary Peters Track in South Belfast. The reading shows 0.394km which is clearly a reasonable measurement for an athletics track.
Map showing the estimated distance between New York and Paris. All references that can be found suggest that this is an accurate measurement.
Map showing the Seven Mile Straight in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This shows a reading of 6.910 miles.
Map showing the distance between Belfast and Dublin. As far as I can see this is an accurate estimate (if there is such a thing). This trip would be approximately 100 miles by road so the proverbial crow would have less distance to travel.
Further Uses and Ideas
- Show difference in altitude between markers
|Version||Date||Description of Updates|
Stop post back between clicks
Calculate Mid Point
Zoom to fit feature
More than one marker as running total
Move to API v2
Great Circle display and distance calculation
Option to resize map height
|3.1||25/09/2007||Added print map option|
|3.2||01/10/2007||Added Quick Find|
Added Scroll Wheel Zoom in and out
Complete conversion to API v2
Better Zoom to Fit Functionality
Added crosshairs curser
Removed Scroll Wheel Zoom in and out
Added marker drag and drop functionality
Removed Print Option (Ctrl+Print Screen works better)
|4.2||10/06/2008||Added Nautical Miles option|
|4.3||20/10/2008||Added drop down map type option|
|4.4||17/12/2008||Map saves last position for when you next visit|
|4.5||04/01/2009||Fixed autopan issue when map is resized|
Removed Quick Find
Added Google Search bar
Brought Back Quick Find!
Removed Google Search bar!
Added Route Autosave via cookies
Added Marker tooltip showing marker id and lat/lng
Added Feet measurement
Added Metres measurement
Google Search can now be enabled by a check box
More settings are now saved such as toggle markers, Google Search and Map Type
Google Search bar at bottom left is not yet available. sorry!
Removed show mid point button
Uses new cookie so any previous systems/settings on your machine will be erased! sorry!
Please report any issues or bugs!
|5.1||02/08/2010||Fixed autopan issue when map is resized|
|5.2||09/08/2010||Updated Quick Find. Now places marker at location|
Updated Quick Find. Now adds a distance marker upon finding a result unless the user opt's out of this
Updated Quick Find. Now allows enter/return to be hit to cause the search. No need to click the Search button
Updated Quick Find. Now pre-selects text after a search is complete to allow rapid input of multiple locations
Updated Quick Find. If you perform an unattached search (not a distance marker), the search result marker can be easily removed from the map by clicking on that marker
|5.4||05/02/2012||Updated Quick Find. Now zooms in to find the location|
|5.5||14/02/2012||Fixed issue where a marker that had been repositioned retained its original lat/lng in the text that appears during hover over|
|5.6||15/02/2012||Added new upload coordinates function|
|5.7||10/11/2013||Removed Google Local Search API (Deprecated)|
|5.8||22/01/2014||New option added to allow you to share your distance calculator route on Twitter, Facebook or email|
|5.9||25/01/2014||New option added to show the elevation of your route on a bar chart|
Previous Comments For This Page
Hi, this page works by calculating the cumulative distance covered by all markers. If you need to do separate measurements, click Clear Map each time to start over.
By Daft Logic on 18/03/2015
I have put my markers down and now need to know the distance between two points (there are 15 markers as I am measuring a site) however when I click on one marker and then the next it just keeps adding up the total of the markers in metres - when I only want the distance between two points. Please help!
It is also great that I can copy and paste the link with the directions from point to point that I chose. Then I don't have to copy the screen and save an image of the directions. I could use that option at Find Altitude if it were an option. Because those 2 links have critical uses that make this my number 1 way of getting answers of specific types that no other website provides.
By Richard Diaz on 12/03/2015
Hello Daft Logic, any chance of the code being shown for this? Good and handy tool
By Gary M on 11/03/2015
Nut sure if typo, but it's "Meters" not "Metres"
By Jim Rustler on 11/03/2015
why is this hopeless??
By matt on 03/03/2015
I use this great site after every run. The routes I take are often very random, so it's fantastic to be able to get home and work out my distances. Thank you!
By Londoner. UK. on 03/03/2015
Hi Any chance I could use the code and enter the Daft Logic name?
By Tommy on 02/03/2015
eres el mejor calculista de carreras!
By El Intersect on 27/02/2015
Is it possible to measure route distance and not just as 'crow flies' distance?
It says it has found my location but I cant see the map? - Is this still an issue for you? Thanks
By Daft Logic on 24/02/2015
It says it has found my location but I cant see the map?
eccezionale, programma di calcolo intuitivo, semplice ed esaustivo
By saverio on 14/02/2015
Thanks for this tool, very useful!
By Anna on 08/02/2015
Hi Tom, the Toggle Markers button will switch the markers on and off.
By Daft Logic on 07/02/2015
How do you get rid of the markers
By Tom bradey on 04/02/2015
Why does it take so long to load
Please add the compass direct from point "A" to point "B", and the compass direction from point "B" to point "A".
By Dennis on 03/02/2015
This would be handy for antenna finding if you somehow got an azimuth reading between the two points.
By Steven B on 29/01/2015
Yes that solves the problem i feel supid now.
By Gerry on 24/01/2015
Hi Lunar, Unfortunately this isn't possible to do with this page.
By Daft Logic on 24/01/2015
I has uploaded my route in google map. Like path A, B , C , D. So there is 4 place i have marked with balloon marker. there is a line cross each path. what I want is : if i put the distance, example 5 km, there will be show a marker between path A and B, if I put 10 km , there will be show a marker between B and C. Could you help me please?
By Lunar on 23/01/2015
Hi Gerry, the toggle markers option can be used to hide/show the markers. Does this help?
By Daft Logic on 21/01/2015
Hi lucas, I believe 1 mile is 0.868976 nautical miles. [http://www.advancedconverter.com/unit-conversions/length-conversion/miles-to-nautical-miles]
By Daft Logic on 21/01/2015
Hi lunar, sorry, I don't quite understand. Could you explain in more detail please?
By Daft Logic on 21/01/2015
Hi Cory, please have a look at Google Maps Area Calculator Tool.
By Daft Logic on 21/01/2015
is there a way to calculate sq ft without having to measure each individual point?
By Cory on 21/01/2015
Hello, can you help me , how to make an input by metres, then can be showed the path at the map where the KML routed?
By lunar on 21/01/2015
guys please check NM ( 1852 km ) as i think it is not accurate here. must be a mistake as NM cannot be less in distance than a mile.
By lucas on 20/01/2015
30 out of 1852 comments shown. See all comments.
Add your own comment below and let others know what you think: