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

[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

Comments For This Page

Agregar opción de importar coordenadas en unidades geográficas y utm
By Juan Carlos on 16th May 2018
¿Donde está la opción de cargar los puntos? Seria conveniente desde una hoja de cálculo.
By Juan Carlos Tapia on 16th May 2018
Hi Jo, can you confirm which device and web browser you are using please?
By Daft Logic on 15th May 2018
for sun city Arizona, there are missing images, it say no image available
On 10th May 2018
Hi Jo, thanks for the feedback. We will look in to this.
By Daft Logic on 9th May 2018
from the page "" clicking "export XLSX" of user-created areas the downloaded file is a .zip archive and not .xlsx. Changing the extension manually works as intended and can open the spreadsheet.
By Jo on 8th May 2018
wow... best website for surveying, so easy to get data about area calculation..
thank you
By Infosipil on 7th May 2018
Hi. Please add an option to import lat/long or a kml file to possibly edit in this tool for later export. Thanks!!!
By Bill on 2nd May 2018
Hi Adam, Thanks for the feedback. Yes, this is on the to-do list.
By Daft Logic on 2nd May 2018
I%u2019d like to know the length of the lines so I can see the area is for example 20 metres by 17metres
On 28th April 2018
Excellent tool and resource! I second the request to have multiple areas able to be saved as one project. It seems the generated KML might export all points but the save option doesn't retain all areas. Thank you!!!
By Adam on 27th April 2018
This tool is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!
By From Canada on 19th April 2018
Hi, this is a great tool, but any idea when multiple areas to be added to a project, then saved will be working ?
By Russ Davison on 16th April 2018
Excellent tool! Thanks!
On 13th April 2018
What is the accuracy resolution of this tool?
I see 14 digits in decimal places after the decimal point.
So what is the error in the 14th digit?
By Chanakya K V on 6th April 2018
Brooks, it is still available but will only become available when the there is imagery available to do it. It is more likely to work on high zoom and when looking at densely populated areas.
By Daft Logic on 27th March 2018
There used to be a button to rotate the view. Was that removed?
By Brooks Wedeking on 27th March 2018
There is an option to include them in the original measurement. Then measure the islands and subtract them from the larger area.
By Daft Logic on 25th March 2018
Is there a way to exlude small islands and perinnials in parking lots or other areas that are being measured?
On 23rd March 2018
It gives you exact measure specially when you are familiar with the map area you want to measure as I practiced that. It is a great program for settling dispute on land and the person who wants to know measurement of an area.
By AbdulAziiz Ayoub on 11th March 2018
17383.90 feet²
how many total sq foot
On 7th March 2018
Kevbo, you can toggle the labels off using the drop down on the top left of the map.
By Daft Logic on 6th March 2018
Names of Buildings/businesses on map inhibits area calculation.
ie: can't place a marker flag over printed names
By Kevbo on 6th March 2018
Which location are you viewing?
By Daft Logic on 1st March 2018
On 1st March 2018
How to print

By BIKI on 26th February 2018
Hi, to measure straight lines use Google Maps Distance Calculator
By Daft Logic on 21st February 2018
great tool! May I suggest having a ruler tool to measure straight lines.
On 21st February 2018
I would like to mark a point on the map and have the map draw a 15 mile circle on it..
On 21st February 2018
10 acres of the Farm
On 10th February 2018

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