How to Measure Distance on Google Maps using Android, iOS, and PC

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Technology device users who are confused about determining distance and travel time estimates efficiently now don’t have to worry anymore, thanks to Google Maps.

With this application, besides seeing the best-preferred route to avoid congestion and other things, Google Maps can also help know the distance from one place to another.

Google Maps can be relied upon if you want to travel to many places by calculating the distance between two or more points on the map. This makes it possible to choose a destination with the closest distance and not take too long to travel.

Here’s how to use it either via iOS, Android, or PC as quoted from the Google page:

How to Measure Distance Using iOS on iPhone and iPad

The first step: Add the first point.

1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app.

2. Long press anywhere on the map. You will see a red pin appear.

3. At the bottom, tap the place name.

4. On the page for this place, scroll down and select Measure distance.

Second Step: Add one or more subsequent points

1. Move the map so that the black circle, or x, is at the next point you want to add.

2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add.

3. Add dots to finish.

Third step: Get the distance

1. At the bottom, you will see the total distance in miles (mi) or kilometers (km).

2. Optional: To delete the last point added, tap Undo. To delete all dots: At the top right, tap More, then Delete.

3. When finished, tap the back arrow at the top left.

How to Measure the Distance Using an Android Handphone

Step 1: Add the first point

1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.

2. Long-tap anywhere on the map, and you will see a red pin appear.

3. At the bottom, tap the place name.

4. On the page for this place, scroll down and select measure distance.

Step 2: Add the next one or more dots

1. Move the map so that the black circle, or x, is at the next point you want to add.

2. At the bottom right, tap “Add”.

3. Add dots to finish.

Step 3: Get the distance

1. At the bottom, you will see the total distance in miles (mi) or kilometers (km).

2. Optional: To delete the last point added, tap “Undo”.

3. To delete all dots: At the top right, tap More> then “Delete”.

4. When finished, tap the back arrow at the top left.

Also read how to measure land area in Google Maps.

How to Measure Distance Using Gmaps on PC (Computer and Laptop)

To measure distance on a computer or Laptop, open Google Maps. If you use Maps in Lite Mode, you will see a lightning bolt at the bottom and not measure the distance between 2 points.

1. Right-click on the starting point.

2. Select Measure distance.

3. Click anywhere on the map to create the path you want to measure. To add another point, click anywhere on the map.

4. Optional: Drag a point or path to move it, or click a point to delete it.

5. At the bottom, you can see the total distance in miles (mi) and kilometers (km).

6. When finished: Click “Close” (X) on the card at the bottom.

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