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

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
I cannot zoom in for a closer look. Please go back to earlier version.
On 1st October 2018
Thanks for the tool. Easy and practical.
On 13th September 2018
latitude longitude doesnt work. garbage
On 7th September 2018
thanks lot , superb .......

By Ishwar A on 3rd September 2018
The latest version doesn't work at all!! I can't get any search to work! Please correct it and go back to an older version if needed!!!!!!!!
By ARITT on 29th August 2018
Use this awesome tool frequently. Thank you for this!
By Todd on 29th August 2018
As per the version history, "Google Maps search removed due to costs." Here's what you need to do.
(1) Go to Google Maps and search for the address
(2) From the URL/search bar copy the Latitude and Longitude coordinates. They are right after the "@" place/@43.6425662,-79.3892455,17z/
(3) Go back to Daft Logic's Google Maps Area Calculator Tool and select Find Location by Latitude and Longitude
(4) Click Search
By Syd Salmon on 28th August 2018

I want to use it on my web site, can i use it with a API ?

By Axel on 27th August 2018
If I outline multiple areas on the same map display, I would like to see area of each (perhaps numbered), not just the last drawn and the total
By El on 2nd August 2018
How can I rotate the image while my point remains to fix?
On 26th July 2018
When I take KML through to Google Earth its always off set now for some reason? I think the marker to toggle 3d has been removed? Many thanks
By Chris on 24th July 2018
Searching by address on this program has been very key within my career, and now i'm not able to search parcels ........
By Alberto on 18th July 2018
Why is the search field not returning what I put into the field?
By Eddie Willis on 18th July 2018
Searh for address is not working! Is there anything that needs to be entered extra?

By Gee on 17th July 2018
I am no longer able to search by address. I keep coming up with addresses out of the country! Is there some way for me to correct this? Was there an update to the program I need to take steps to install?
On 17th July 2018
Hey there! Has the search by address functionality been disabled?
By Rachel on 17th July 2018
You can rotate the map once you zoom in close to certain populated areas and also are on the Satellite view.
By Daft Logic on 10th July 2018
This website is fantastic! I just wanted to know if there is a feature to rotate the map?
By verythankfulresearcher on 9th July 2018
Thanks for the suggestion. mē is now displayed on the Full Screen mode.
By Daft Logic on 5th July 2018
when it goes to the full screen, can you please add the calculations so we can see it without going back and forth to see the calculation? Please and thank you for this nice tool.
On 2nd July 2018
Mudit, no. It assumes the top-down view is flat. So this is a limitation or source of error if you are dealing with undulations.
By Daft Logic on 26th June 2018
Does this take into account, the elevation of the land?
By Mudit on 26th June 2018
Thanks boumen7, we will look in to this.
By Daft Logic on 16th June 2018
What an amazing site. An idea for a future add: to have the possibility to draw a predefined area shape (like a circle) then to fine tune it to get the desired area. The reason is that I want to draw a circle on a coastal area and to only take the dry-land-part of it.
By boumen7 on 16th June 2018
What an amazing tool! I needed to measure an area and did it within secunds of finding this site.
By Rob on 7th June 2018

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