How to Measure Distance and Area in Google Maps on Android, iOS and Web

Over the last few years, Google has developed Google Maps at a rapid pace. Maps has become a powerful tool for users, from developing a new addressing system called Plus Codes to adding security features like Off-Route Security Alert to pointing out COVID-19 vaccine centers. Among other things, you can measure the distance from one point to another in Google Maps. You can calculate not only distance but also area in Google Maps. In this article, we provide you with a short guide on how to measure distance in Google Maps on Android, iOS and web.

Measure Distance in Google Maps in Few Easy Steps (2021)

Here we have added two easy ways to measure distance in Google Maps. Whether you’re using Google Maps on your desktop or Android/iOS smartphone, we’re here for you. So, expand the table below according to your device and move on to the relevant section.

Calculate Distance in Google Maps on Android and iOS

1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android or iOS smartphone. Later, hold at the starting pointand Google Maps will drop a pin there.

2. Next, swipe up and tap “measure the distance” on Google Maps.

Calculate Distance in Google Maps on Android and iOS

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

note: Although KM is selected as the default metric, Google Maps still shows distance in miles and yards. You can still measure distance this way in Google Maps, though.

Calculate Distance in Google Maps on Android and iOS

4. If you want to include multiple routesTap “Add Point” at the bottom right and easily measure the total distance.

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Measure Distance in Google Maps on the web

1. If you are on your desktop and want to measure distance in Google Maps, you can do it easily. Just open Google Maps (Visit) and right click on starting point. After that, select the “Measure distance” option.

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2. Now, click next point, and will immediately show the distance between two points. It’s that easy.

Measure Distance in Google Maps on the web

3. You can also keep clicking the map. including multiple pointsand Google Maps will show the total distance. As you can see in the image below, Maps on the web shows the distance in kilometers as well as miles.

Measure Distance in Google Maps on the web

How to Calculate Area in Google Maps

The best part on the web is that you can also measure the area with Google Maps. To do this, select an area with multiple points and make sure to cover the area at the starting point (as shown below). Along with distance, Google Maps too Calculate the total area of ​​the enclosed area. This is beautiful, isn’t it?

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Easily Calculate Distance and Area on Google Maps

This is how you can measure the distance between multiple points in Google Maps. If you are using the web version of Google Maps, you also have the option to measure the area. If you are planning a complex itinerary I would say you should use Google Maps on your PC. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you want to know more about such Google Maps tips and tricks, go to our linked article. And if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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