How to Measure Distance on Google Maps
Have you been wondering how you can calculate distance between two points using Google Maps, like a situation where you want to travel to a particular area and you want to know the distance from the point you are and the place you want to go to.
In this article i will be showing you how you can achieve that with a few clicks on your computer or taps on your phone.
How to Measure Distance Using Your Computer on Google Maps
The following bellow steps will enable you measure distance between two distance using your computer:
Step1: Using a browser, go to Google Maps.
Step2: On the starting point of your measurement, right click and choose “Measure Distance.”
Step3: On the place you want to measure the distance to, right click and choose “Distance to Here.” You will see a hashed line will appear showing you the exact distance between the two points.
To add as many points to your path, all you have to do is to continue to right click.
How to Measure Distance Using Your Phone on Google Maps
The following bellow steps will enable you measure distance between two distance using your phone:
Step1: Open the Google Maps app (pre-installed on Android phones and available for free from the App Store for iPhones).
Step2: Touch and hold on the place on the map where you want to start your measurement. A red pin will appear.
Step3: At the bottom of the screen, you will see the name of the starting place.
Step4: Swipe up on the card that shows the name of the starting place and scroll down to select “Measure Distance.”
Step5: Move the map so that the black circle (or crosshairs) is on the place you want to measure distance to. At the bottom of the screen you will see the exact distance between the two points.