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 areas rather than just one (+1)
  • 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

This is a really POGCHAMP map

On 22nd October 2020
useful and great
On 24th September 2020
I need to draw a shape and have it calculate the acreage to find the long and lat.
On 20th July 2020
What is the update of the map today 16 / Jul

By Osmany on 16th July 2020
Has there been an update since 08/2018?
On 1st July 2020
By arif on 25th June 2020
Thank you for this. Dividing land up among siblings from our father estate. Very help full!
On 25th June 2020
Hi Steve, thanks for the feedback. We are unable to reproduce this. Can you explain in a bit more detail please?
By Daft Logic on 23rd June 2020
Hi, Thanks so much for this.
There seems to be a bug that when you toggle markers you lose the option to make the map full screen.
By Steve on 23rd June 2020
Fantastic tool! One small suggestion. Please update your maps. Zip code 84324 has not been updated for nearly two years.
By Nathan on 30th May 2020
rien a dire que le grand merci med hajjaji
On 30th May 2020
On 16th May 2020
I apologize about my previous comment. I did not realize that function was available if you created an account. This is the best thing since sliced bread!
By Collin on 14th May 2020
This tool is fantastic. Been using it since college in Landscape architecture. Now work on golf courses and just used it to map out acreages all across the property. The change of colors idea would be great.

My idea pitch would be the ability to lock, hide and name calculated areas so that you can return to them later. I know that would be a rather advanced undertaking but I could see myself purchasing an upgrade to use something like that. Thank you for everything you guys do on here
By Collin on 14th May 2020
Please update your maps
On 6th May 2020
Really useful for students to use when estimating land area, even for equine students!
By Charlotte on 2nd May 2020
This is a great tool for us farmers. Thank you for keeping it running!
By Farmer J on 25th March 2020
Can you add a demonstration of the calculation of area?
On 25th March 2020
This website is a very big brain idea. Helpful a lot!
By Big Brain Guy on 27th February 2020
Very Very Helpful awesome Website
By boii on 27th February 2020
what the biggest number ever?
By Gillbert Jerrry on 25th February 2020
Thanks Chirs, your suggestion has been 1'ed on the Future Uses and Ideas list.
By Daft Logic on 8th February 2020
Great program but would be even better if can choose a different colour for each area
By Chris Stav on 8th February 2020
By IVAN NARNOR on 2nd February 2020
I noticed on Monday 1/27/2020 that the satellite picture of Fall was not available and was replaced with the Summer view. You can not see the lawn with the canopy of the trees which makes it impossible to measure. Will this view return?
By James 1/29/2020 on 29th January 2020
Thank you google!
On 25th November 2019
how do you email a file to someone?
By danilo on 12th November 2019
Hi Martin, this tool should do what you need : Google Maps Distance Calculator.
By Daft Logic on 7th November 2019
Simple request (conceptually :) - I know it may take more to implement). Could we have a simple distance tool, i.e. click on a number of points and get the total distance, no area and no double distance. I know I can do it using the tool as it is, and that's great, but it's a little messy.
Thanks for a useful tool that I use a lot.
By Martin on 7th November 2019
Is there a way to include the tool into my own website?

By Rainer Winkler on 31st October 2019

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