Advanced Distance Calculator

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

Due to significant price increases we can no longer offer all functionally. You may find some functions are no longer available or have limitations in use

Find Location

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

Use search result as a distance marker?


Usage is the same as the standard Distance Calculator.

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.


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)


  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 Maps JavaScript 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
  • Export the route to CSV / Excel
  • Export the distance between each adjacent point
  • Allow markers to be given custom colours

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
3.10 15/02/2017 KML Export now includes elevation data
3.11 08/07/2017 Added Snap To Roads feature
3.12 07/08/2017 Fixed issue with text formatting of notes
3.13 19/10/2017 Snap to road improved
3.14 11/08/2018 Google Maps search removed due to costs. Replaced with custom search tool
3.15 15/04/2020 Fixed issue with KML Export

Comments For This Page

I need an updated sat map. Do I have to purchase all of the above to get an updated map?
On 30th September 2022
Hi Marshall, just to confirm:

You are exporting the KML while logged in on this page?

You are attempting to import it within Google My Maps?

By Daft Logic on 25th January 2022
Hi, I get an error that Row 1 does not import when using KML files in MyMaps on Google. Am I missing something?
By Marshall Hammond on 25th January 2022
Hi, this tool is fantastic and so useful for planing running routes. One idea for mprovement would be to have an optional different coloured marker available - reason being it would come in handy to see, for example, where each kilometre split is during a 5km run.

Thanks in advance,
By Dom R on 7th September 2021
Hi Rachel, there was an issue but it should be working now.
By Daft Logic on 5th September 2020
Is there a problem with emailing a route? I tried sending it to others, no success, then tried a test sending to myself, no success. Any suggestions? The only option is the "save" the message, no option to actually 'send'. Thank you.
By Rachel on 3rd September 2020
Mark, you can get the coordinates (on desktop) if you hover over a marker with your mouse.
By Daft Logic on 3rd August 2020
Thank you. It is a very useful program. Is it possible to show GPS coordinates for points?

By Mark on 2nd August 2020
I have run the export again, and now have coordinate points in the KML file, so everything seems to be working fine. Thanks for checking, sorry for the trouble.
On 4th May 2020
Hi, we have tested the KML export and can't find an issue. Can you try again?
By Daft Logic on 3rd May 2020
There seems to be a problem with the KML export. The file generates fine, but no contains no coordinates for the markers.
On 30th April 2020
Thank you very much, much appreciated. Best wishes, Mike
On 16th April 2020
The KML export was not working, but has just been updated and is working now.
By Daft Logic on 15th April 2020
Quick question - is the KMLbutton still working in order to export a file/map/plan? Many thanks, love being able to use daft logic
On 14th April 2020
Google maps limited to showing measurement in square footage and square meters only, but DaftLogic will show its size at the bottom in square feet, square meter, acres, hectares, square miles, and square kilometer..
By brankaspedia on 11th April 2020
Steve, sorry, that's not possible
By Daft Logic on 22nd January 2020
Can you make it snap to railways?
By Steve on 22nd January 2020
Hi, re [multiple postcodes], can you get in contact directly. We have a suggestion.
By Daft Logic on 15th March 2019
Can you add multiple postcodes from one central postcode ie to find the distances which parents travel to for a certain school. ?
On 13th March 2019
Can you please advise how to print a map so it's on a single page without ads? Thank you
On 29th November 2018
Hi Keith, there is no directory or search for public routes. At the moment it is just a setting to allow the link to be shred and viewed without login
By Daft Logic on 5th November 2018
Is the "Snap to road" function not available anymore?
By Andre on 5th November 2018
I have a suggestion for a feature: Added ability to import list of GPS coordinates into a route. This would allow for importing routes from the non-advanced distance calc, as well as make possible creating variations from segments of routes already defined.

Also, any chance of the elevation tracking coming back? That was a great feature.

Thanks for your great work!
By Taylor on 1st November 2018
"Snap to roads" still does not work as previously reported. Is anyone from Daft Logic monitoring these comments?
By Ray on 29th September 2018
Hi Daft Logic, I still can't figure out how to search for other routes that people have made public, can you advise please? I have been making a few routes and setting some as public and some as private but I've no idea how to find other public routes.
By Keith Lazzari on 15th August 2018
The "Snap to Roads" feature does not work.

On 7th August 2018
Dear Daft Logic - I cannot enter specific addresses. The map is unresponsive.
On 7th August 2018
Well, your new app is not working. After entering the address its not pointing to the address or showing any marker on map. Please fix this. Thanks a millions!
By Jesse on 2nd August 2018
Dear Daft Logic For some reason I am unable to export the KML; is there a problem or is it me?? Many thanks
On 1st August 2018
Is there an upgrade for this site that I can purchase in order to use as before
By Julia Hamilton on 27th July 2018

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