google-maps-logoSomething has been brewing under Google’s watch, and it was quietly announced by the company on Google+.  A new distance measuring feature has been added to the new version of Google Maps.  What this means is that you can draw a line between two points on Google Maps and it’ll give you the distance between those two points.  What’s cooler is that you can lay down multiple points and Google Maps will give you the sum distance between all of those points combined.  You will be also able to change the how you want to view the distances, such as in miles, feet, etc.

Although this feature was already available on the old version of Google Maps, the feature is  finally available for the new version.

How does this feature work?

  1. Open Google Maps
  2. Right-click where you want to start
  3.  Click anywhere on the map you want on the map to create a path to measure.  Then you may add any additional measuring points.
  4. This is an optional feature, but you can drag a point to move it, or click a point to remove it.
  5. Under the search box, you can see the total distance.
  6. When you’re finished, you can either click the “X” in the card under the search box, your simply right-click on the map and select the Clear measurement.

Here’s an example (here’s where you can get a bit creative):



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