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You can use the Google Maps 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
I think I'm the first from Fiji to use this site - love it and highly recommend to all those needing distance/time data before travelling :)
By John Jiare on 10/03/2014
Love it! Our teachers use it for school all the time!
So is there actually a place to download this software?
By Albert Welter on 08/03/2014
wonderful & innovative . I congrats the team !!
"Search for location" What about from and to...
Hi MourningStar , the Advanced Google Maps Distance Calculator allows you to do save a route and reload.
By Daft Logic on 27/02/2014
Is it possible to save to a file? If not is there an alternate app that does this? I would like to have multiple routes saved in a folder and then be able to re-load them 'at will'. -thx
By MourningStar on 27/02/2014
Wao, this tool has helped in my research a lot is obtaining distances and using that to calculate time based on the given speed limit
Additional benchmark test: Wembley stadium football pitch lenght: 104.5 m According to wikipedia: 105m
By Tom on 19/02/2014
Hi, the elevation chart should now work again.
By Daft Logic on 17/02/2014
Oh My do I need Ver 5.9 - Update - New option added to show the elevation of your route on a bar chart. I sure do wish I could make it work. I click the Elevation button.. nothing happens. I change all of the measurement definitions, try a new location with more dramatic elevations, make long distance calculations, short distance calculations, nothing works. I assume all I need to push the button.
By Zubinell on 17/02/2014
Elevation tool is a great idea, but I'm pretty sure it is either not working, or not showing the entire loop. Even when I start and end a route in the same place, the elevation is different at the beginning of the route than it is at the end. But seriously, such a great tool for runners. I just pimped you guys on Facebook!
Awesome Tool for measuring across waterways, THANK YOU
By Hossam on 11/02/2014
By rohit on 11/02/2014
thank you! so useful for measuring my kayak distances!
By mimi on 07/02/2014
I use this map for calculating kayak distances. I recently paddled a distance of 80 nM. That was incredibly close to the map route.
By Terje haugen on 06/02/2014
By sudheer kumar. on 03/02/2014
Just superb for measuring cycle routes, on or off road.
By Mr. Dug H. on 02/02/2014
best ever find dis and lvl caculator
By neelam delhi india on 30/01/2014
I use this in kayaking to calculate distances in winding rivers. I know my time, now I can calculate my average speed. I can now plan trips knowing how long they will take; and whether or not I will make it!
By Aysha Knoffke on 29/01/2014
By la guardia toledo on 27/01/2014
Can you please share the formula use for calculate the distance in all the possible unit(s)? Mail me at email@example.com
By Mohammad Sharaf Ali on 21/01/2014
Love it. Works very well for small distances I've verified. Down to inches on buildings. Just measure a 40 ft long by 8 ft trailer or container. I don't know much about distance estimation. for longer distances, 500 miles, I got estimates within .2% of Vincenty formula. What formula do you use?
Great for calculating straight line distances to local schools. Fab tool.
By P on 05/01/2014
Hi Kevin, you can use the Advanced Google Maps Distance Calculator to save your route then send a link to others.
By Daft Logic on 02/01/2014
I'd be linking lots of people to a saved route between two locations if I knew how to do that. For instance, some way to have it display a URL so I could share that URL with friends; the URL would resolve to this page with some parameters filled in.
By Kevin J. Rice on 02/01/2014
By mahi on 30/12/2013
Looks so good. It is so simple to use. The Distance also seems to be quite acurate. Good Work, Daft Logic !!!
By JV on 29/12/2013
Hi, to save map measures, try the Advanced Google Maps Distance Calculator.
By Daft Logic on 28/12/2013
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