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Measurement Tool for Google Maps API V3

A handy measurement widget for Google Maps API v3. The functionalities are implemented as close as to what current Google Maps offers.


  • Add measurement with one line code to your Google Maps web application.
  • Measure Length and Area with segment details.
  • Support imperial, metric and nautical units.
  • Visualize and measure predefined points or as you go.
  • Built-in UI for measurement for convenience.
  • API for more customizations.
  • Support most modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, IE11)


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demo screen shot

User usage

  1. To start measuring, right click the map and choose Measure distance.
  2. Left click the map, and the measurement between the two locations will display. Keep clicking to add more measurement waypoints.
  3. To remove a waypoint, left click on the waypoint (the first point cannot be removed).
  4. To insert a waypoint on the measurement line, click the line. Waypoints can be moved by clicking and dragging them.
  5. When the first point and the last point are close enough, the area will display.
  6. To end measuring, right click the map and choose Clear measurement.


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