Google Maps needs no special introduction, as for many years it has been the top destination for users who want navigation directions or simply find information about points of interest on the map around the world. However, most users are not familiar with all the features of the service. Two of the most useful are the ability to measure distance and the ability to measure area.
The measurement can be carried out both through the mobile applications of Google Maps for Android and iOS devices, as well as through the web version through any computer.
The distance is measured in a straight line and the value is displayed at the end point in a pop-up window. You can move the start or end point by right-clicking on them and dragging them to new positions.
In addition, with a double click you can drag any point on the course between the start and the finish to select more complex routes. You will then notice that the total distance value changes automatically, as well as the distance values at each point you have added to the route.
If you want to remove a point, tap on it once without dragging.
Google Maps will automatically process the selected area and display the distance of the perimeter, but also the area it encloses. The more points you use for the delineated area, the more accurate the service measurement will be. Of course, each point can be moved at will by the user.