Measure Distance and Area in Google Maps

In this article, we highlight ways to easily Measure Distance and Area in Google Maps app. Maps app from Google has become a powerful tool for users who want to explore new places or just find their way through their home city.

But not many know that you can also measure distance on Google Maps from one point to another. Not just distance, you can also calculate the area in Google Maps. And if you don’t know how to do that then keep on reading this short guide on how to measure distance in Google Maps on Android, and the web.

How to Measure Distance and Area in Google Maps

We will start with the process of measuring distance on Google maps. Open the app on your Android or iOS smartphone. After that, press and hold on to the starting point, and Google Maps will drop a pin over there. Next, swipe up, and you will find the option to “Measure distance” in Google Maps.

Tap on it and then drag the pointer to whichever location you want. As you move around, Google Maps will show the distance from the starting point to the marked location at the bottom.

If you want to include multiple routes, tap on “Add Point” at the bottom right and measure the total distance easily. All the measured distances will be shown in miles and yards even if you have selected Km as your default distance unit.

How to Calculate Area in Google Maps?

If you are on your desktop and want to calculate the distance between two points or a total sum of the area in the square foot then this tip will help you. Just open Google Maps desktop and right-click on the starting point. After that, choose “Measure distance”.

Once you have selected your starting point click on the next point, and it will immediately show the distance between the two points. Keep clicking on the map to include multiple points. And Google Maps will show the total distance.

On your computer, you can also measure the area with Google Maps. To do that, select an area with multiple points and make sure to close the area on the starting point. Along with the distance, Google Maps will also calculate the total area of the enclosed space.

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