Google Maps Area Calculator Tool

Use the Google Maps Area Calculator Tool to draw an area on a map and 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

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

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

Output : Current Area

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

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

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
  • Click [Export Lat/Lng] to export a list of latitude and longitude coordinates to a text box below the map. You can then copy and paste these to an external system.

Login to Save and Load Maps

You can create an account for free from which you can save and load saved areas unique 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.

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • l - Delete Last Point - Windows : (Alt+l) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+l)
  • a - Clear All Points - Windows : (Alt+a) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+a)
  • n - Create New Area - Windows : (Alt+n) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+n)
  • z - Zoom to fit - Windows : (Alt+z) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+z)
  • t - Toggle Markers - Windows : (Alt+t) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+t)
  • s - Toggle Full Screen Off and On - Windows : (Alt+s) - Mac (Ctrl+Alt+s)

Relevant Links

Google Maps API

Future Uses and Ideas

  • Allow multiple areas to be added to a project, saved then loaded afterwards
  • Allow upload a KML file and calculate any areas of polygons inside
  • Allow export of lengths of perimeter sides
  • Allow different color schemes for additional output areas rather than just one
  • The ability to select an area as an entirety and drag it around, copy/clone/duplicate it
  • Option to subtract sub area from main area

Version History

Version Date Description
Version 1.0 14/11/2007  
Version 2.0 25/03/2008  
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 3.0 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 4.0 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 5.0 12/11/2012 Added perimeter output
Version 6.0 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]
Version 6.3 05/11/2014 Search Function now works when you hit enter
Version 6.4 23/03/2015 New button [Estimate Address] to estimate the address of the map centre point
Version 6.5 15/04/2015 New transparent fill area option
Version 6.6 11/05/2015 Location of marker now displayed when you hover over the marker
Version 6.7 27/10/2015 KML export now includes all areas
Version 6.8 11/11/2015 New option to export list of latitude and longitude to a text box
Version 6.9 14/12/2015 Now displays total perimeter
Version 6.10 06/01/2016 New option to only download the last area as a KML file when you draw multiple areas
Version 6.11 28/01/2016 Improved Full Screen function
Added Keyboard Shortcuts
Version 6.12 16/02/2016 Added new function to delete a marker when you right click
Version 6.13 24/02/2016 Added option to show grid lines on map
Version 6.14 04/04/2016 Updates to print formatting
Version 6.15 02/08/2016 Bug fix : Sometimes area would not delete when click the red X
Version 6.16 21/02/2017 Bug fix : Issue while renaming a saved area. Now resolved
Version 6.17 17/08/2017 Fixed issue with text formatting of notes
Version 6.18 19/10/2017 Area nodes can be added and removed more easily
Version 6.19 05/07/2018 Full Screen mode now displays the current area on screen
6.20 11/08/2018 Google Maps search removed due to costs. Replaced with custom search tool

Comments For This Page

Amazing. Would be great to do multiple areas and have them labeled with the size. I can do it manually, with thanks, but would be a great feature.
On 27th August 2019
I'm hoping my site c area was saved as didn't see KML to click.
By Patty Holem on 28th July 2019
CR 34300 in Sumner Tx 75486 does not T off to the left as show that might be why they are not sent to my house when they are given my address

please give me a number so that I can fix this. I have a business and would like to give them the correct location
thank you
By Paul on 22nd July 2019
thanks so much . its so useful...
By loyal 39 on 26th May 2019
Thank you so much for this amazing tool
By Ryan on 17th May 2019
dd, sorry this is not possible
By Daft Logic on 10th May 2019
can we search previous maps like 2010 maps etc? i need previous boundaries of my land
By dd on 9th May 2019
We have an exterior tv antenna and wanting to know if there is a way to attach a device to contribute information in favor of the migratory bird, insects, and any other species. We have the wild milkweed for our area and have seen a huge decline in the monarch butterfly. Last year I noticed that the few caterpillars we had,most shriveled and died. Have there been other reports and why?
Thank you for all that you do..
By Kathy on 30th April 2019
Es una exelente herramienta
On 17th April 2019

How accurate is area calculator.
My society/building area is close to 2 acres but here it comes as 1 acre

Very interesting tool for sure

On 10th April 2019
i want 2010 map to find location of some things
how can i search

On 5th April 2019
Hi Mark, it should be as simple as clicking [Load the Map] to get the map on screen, then start drawing the area to measure.
By Daft Logc on 25th March 2019
All I've been trying to do is to calculate acreage. Can we still do that or is that not available? And if you need to sign up and pay where is that and how much???
By Mark on 24th March 2019
Hi Tom, we will look in to this.
By Daft Logic on 27th February 2019
Hi, this is a great tool but i was wondering if there was any way to incorporate a topographical map?
By Tom on 26th February 2019
Can you check you junk mail? If it's not there, please get in contact directly.
By Daft Logic on 25th February 2019
I registered and still waiting for 1 hour to get my code to get back in and do my final sign up -
On 25th February 2019
great application just love it!
Any option to use Bing maps as well?
On 17th February 2019
Me gusto, es muy útil, me ayudó mucho sobre todo en lugares de difícil acceso para calcular áreas, sin embargo al final se bloqueó y me canceló el permiso de uso. Gracias
By Carlos R Moreno on 17th January 2019
I love this. Use it a lot.
On 12th January 2019
Great application. And it%u2019s free. Thank you. I%u2019m using it to buy land to use as a nature center.
By Ted on 7th January 2019
TO PRINT YOUR CALCULATION MAP, if the normal function is not working, I would just do a screen shot of your view (you should be able to enlarge the view to full screen). A bit crude maybe, but at least you have the image. I haven't tried this, but you might get a better result by right clicking on the map and selecting "save image." I use a tablet, so my method is to tap/press on the map, and select "save image."
You should find the image in your gallery or wherever your photos or screen shots are stored.
*FWIW, today there was no response when entering the address i am trying to map out, so no fun for me. %u2639 Usually everything is perfect and instantaneous on DL, hope its back up soon. I hate to say this, but maybe its time for a couple reeeeaaallllyyy tiny ads? Little teency ones. Please note, I HATE INTERNET ADS, but as long as they don't move, have flashing colors or lights, noise or sound of any kind, and a 100% RELIABLE way to click them off,.. and they STAY OFF, then i might be ok with it. I really like using the site.
By Chuey on 7th January 2019
Easy Peesy excellent concept and idea
On 1st January 2019
thanks google
By venkateswarlu on 24th December 2018
This is awesome page... i realy like it. hope for the formula. thank you
By taps on 13th December 2018
Sad day here. Cannot search by inputting the address, makes the site worthless

By Fred on 10th December 2018
Does anyone at Draft Logic read these comments?
I would like to print or to pay to print. The print option is the most important to me after the area calculator!!!!
Anyone out there with an answer?
How do I contact Draft Logic directly to get an answer???
On 4th December 2018
iS THERE A PRINT FUNCTIUON THAT DOES NOT CUT THE MAP IMAGE INTO HALF OR THRIDS? If not, is there a version of this that we can purchase so that images can be printed? Aside from the great ability to calculate areas, the print function was the second most used by me in order to show what was being looked at.
On 19th November 2018
how accurate is this?
By R Streufert on 24th October 2018
Thank you!

On 17th October 2018

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