Advanced Google Maps Distance Calculator

This Advanced Google Maps Distance Calculator is the successor to the Google Maps Distance Calculator. This version will allow users to save and reload their routes when they revisit Daft Logic.

Distance

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

Use search result as a distance marker?

How To Use

Sign Up

  • Click the Create Free Account option at the top right.
  • Type in your username, password and email. Note : Use a loose password as this site is not secure.
  • Click [Submit] an wait for an email to arrive with further instructions.

Login Procedure

  • Click the Login option at the top right.
  • Type in your username and password.

Use the Map

Use the map and place your markers to create a route (as per Google Maps Distance Calculator)

Save New Route

  • Make sure you are logged in.
  • Click [Save New Route] under user options.
  • Type in the name for the route.
  • Decide to make the route public (other people can search for it and see it) or private.
  • Click [Save].

Load a Route

  • Make sure you are logged in
  • Click the route name you wish to load under Your Routes
  • Wait for the route to load

Note: You can now edit this route as per normal

Re-Save Existing Route

  • Make sure you are logged in.
  • Load an existing route.
  • Click [Re-Save Existing Route] under user options.
  • Your route will then be re-saved

Add Notes To Route

  • Make sure you are logged in.
  • Click the notes icon (Add Notes) for the route you wish to add a note to.

Rename a Route

  • Make sure you are logged in.
  • Click the rename icon (Rename Route) for the route you wish to rename.

Delete a Route

  • Make sure you are logged in.
  • Click the delete route icon (Delete Route) for the route you wish to delete.
  • Your route will be permanently deleted.

Logout

Click Logout or simply navigate away from this page

Keyboard Shortcuts

The following keybaord shortcus can be used:

  • l - Delete Last Marker - Windows : (Alt+l) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+l)
  • z - Zoom to fit - Windows : (Alt+z) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+z)
  • d - Delete a Marker - Windows : (Alt+d) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+d)
  • t - Toggle Markers - Windows : (Alt+t) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+t)

Notes

  1. All distances are estimations so Daft Logic does not accept any responsibility that may arise when the value reported is incorrect.
  2. 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.

Relevant Links

Google Maps API

Future Functionality and Suggested Improvements

Functions that will be added in the future. Please feel free to make suggestions by adding a comment at the bottom of the page.

  • See the distance from the starting point at each marker
  • Save the map state along with each route (position, zoom and map type)
  • Show more than one saved route at once
  • Option to stay logged in

Version History

Version Date Description
1.0 14/07/2008 First version
1.1 18/07/2008 Added signup and login
1.2 19/07/2008 Added save and load route (page goes live)
1.3 04/08/2008 Added option to delete a route
1.4 16/08/2008 Option to make a route public or private (default is private) & added send route via email option
1.5 01/09/2008 Increased store limit of routes from 135 points to something much larger
2.0 18/01/2009 Email validation on account signup
2.1 18/01/2009 Route validation on save. There must be at least one point of the map and the route must have a name
2.2 29/01/2009 Update to back-end saving mechanism
3.0 22/11/2010 Now uses Google Maps API V3 (inc. new features found in the recent update to Google Maps Distance Calculator such as saving your last route, map position and map settings in a local cookie)
Improved signup procedure - detects if username is already in use
Improved signup procedure - option to request new password
Option to change your password when logged in
Ability to rename a route
Ability to save (re-save) an existing route rather than having to save new routes all the time
Option to save notes for each route
Post your route to Twitter
Post your route to Facebook
Export route to KML option
3.1 29/11/2010 Option to allow a user to delete their account and all data permanently
3.2 20/12/2010 Full Screen Option added. This should allow easy printing. Please Report Bugs!
3.3 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
3.4 10/01/2013 New button to delete any marker
3.5 03/06/2014 New function to show an elevation chart for your route
3.6 18/11/2015 Implemented a mouseover event so when you hover over the elevation chart, a marker on the map highlights the location
3.7 30/12/2015 New method to add new markers to the middle of an existing route
New option - right click on a vertex to delete a point
Various keyboard shortcuts added
3.8 28/01/2016 Improved Full Screen function
3.9 02/08/2016 Bug fixes with unit pre selection on page load. In particular for Nautical Miles

Comments For This Page

Hi, please try the Google Maps Area Calculator Tool to measure areas in square meters.
By Daft Logic on 29th August 2016
Hi Team, I presume the distance between points is in Linear meters, is there a Square Meter facility that could be added to the drop down menu, for an enclosed toggle area thanks :).
On 26th August 2016
Thanks, when it happens, refreshing the page a few time it works. Thanks
By Giuseppe on 24th August 2016
Giuseppe, please try (1) refreshing the page a few times. If this doesn't help (2) Try deleting your temporary internet files. Let us know if it works or not please.
By Daft Logic on 5th August 2016
hi, today I cannot insert points on the map! What's happening? Thanks

By Giuseppe on 5th August 2016
Bruce, this should now work. It will remember your selected units and load it immediately when you revisit the page.
By Daft Logic on 1st August 2016
Thanks for the feedback Bruce. We will work on this and let you know if any change is made.
By Daft Logic on 1st August 2016
I am a yacht delivery captain and have been using the distance calculator for some time, but with the advanced distance calculator it always defaults to statute miles. I always work in nautical miles. Is there a way for me to set the default measurement to nautical miles? If not, is it possible to add this so that we can set the default mileage?

By Bruce on 1st August 2016
Portoferraio

On 7th July 2016
That worked!
Thanks
By Daryl on 20th June 2016
Did you include the minus sign before the 84? Without this, it will go to China
On 20th June 2016
That plots out to east central China?
By Daryl on 20th June 2016
Hi Daryl, using https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/dms-decimal, 35.350N 84.873W comes out as 35.35,84.873, so try 35.35,-84.873.
By Daft Logic on 20th June 2016
Having difficulty with USGS coordinates again. According to USGS, the following coordinates are located in TN. But when I plot them here, it takes me to Ankara, Turkey.
35.350N 84.873W

I removed the degree symbols and the N and W and put a dash between, but still doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?
By Daryl on 20th June 2016
John, this is not possible. The dots have been added to make it easier to add points mid-route or delete points (right click).
By Daft Logic on 1st June 2016
I've used the DaftLogic route-maker tool before and was able to generate a map with a red line but no dots. With this package (and the non-advanced version I tried earlier) I ended up with the dots obscuring the line. 'Toggling' added or removed large marker points, but the dots remained. How do I create a line on the map without dots?
By John Cossham on 31st May 2016
Hi Sue, what happens when you try to send the route via email? Where does it go wrong?
By Daft Logic on 9th May 2016
I am trying to use the send via email function for the first time. It doesn't work. I have Windows 10 and use Firefox. I love this program and will be excited to see the distances at each toggle with a future update.
By Sue on 7th May 2016
No problem, I'm glad its working.
By Daft Logic on 5th May 2016
Yes that works now, Thanks. I hope I can remember that the next time I use it.
By Daryl on 5th May 2016
35.745,-82.577 should work. Does this help?
By Daft Logic on 5th May 2016
GPS coordinates from USGS Earthquake activity site, here is an example: 35.745N 82.577W
It used to recognize them.
By Daryl on 5th May 2016
Hi Daryl , what format of coordinates are you using?
By Daft Logic on 5th May 2016
Why does daft no longer recognize GPS coordinates?
By Daryl on 5th May 2016
Hi all,.

how i do to see distance between 2 markers only ? don't exist a txt format with details for each markers ?
By vincenzo on 27th April 2016
I see you have kept the tilt view function :) Yea!! Please, please, please do not remove it like the retular Google Maps has done. It is a very valuable feature. I can't believe Google is deleting features instead of adding/improving them. Bing Maps still has Bird's Eye view for a good reason. Thanks again for this extremely useful site!!
By Marvin on 27th March 2016
the fucsia options can be put on the side...it's more useful....now too much below......
On 15th March 2016
Hi, you can input precise locations in to the text box "Search For Location...".

For example 48.8583701,2.2944813 plots the Eiffel Tower.
By Daft Logic on 11th February 2016
Hello
How do you plot precise locations within a postcode area? Is there somewhere you can put in co-ordinates?
On 11th February 2016
Google the best
By Ashfaq Dribai on 26th January 2016

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