Measure Distance on Google Maps, the Easy Way!

Easily Measure Distance on Google Maps on Phone.

It’s easy measure distance on Google Maps and it is by far the greatest tool and we all love it but when it comes to measuring distances across the map for a serious project it can get hard and too noisy. Specially if you need it for professional work. We bring to you Mapulator, a easy to use free Map Area and Distance measurement tool for android and iPhone. The download link here incase you don’t want read further and jump into using the app.

Measuring Distance on Google Maps, Easy but not Great!

While is makes sense to open the web for a quick measurement, it is hard when you do on the phone due to small screen sizes. Google Maps by itself isn’t optimally made for distance measurement. It’s a navigation app to find the short route for your drive to work, home and other locations. What do you need is a dedicated tool for area and distance measurement. Something that’s easy to use, scalable.

Here are some limitations of Google Maps for calculating distance:

  • Unable to save measurements: This is kind of a no-brainer. What if you need to check back your measurements later? Trust me, you don’t want to plot all of those coordinates again do you?
  • Sharing measurements: Just like saving, you can’t share your measurement or your project with a friend or a colleague. All that you can do is, send them a screenshot of what you’re doing.
  • Custom Units: Google Maps gives you either metric or imperial measurements and that’s about it. You might need more than metric or imperial, or just a different at a different scale.
  • Measure by GPS: Now, this is ultimate, imagine you are on a trek and you need measure your walk as you move. This is a simply awesome feature right? but guess what Google Maps can’t do it.

We love Google Maps and we understand it’s not made for measuring distance on the map. By now, you would’ve got the point. Mapulator does the above things better and we will tell you why.

Why Mapulator is Better Tool for Calculating Distance in Google Maps?

Mapulator’s primary map provider is Google Maps itself. It’s like something great is built on top of something that’s already great. That’s why we keep stressing, measure distance on “Google Maps”. Mapulator is our thing, a free, easy to area and distance measurement app for android, iPhone and on the web.

Easy way of Measuring Distance on Google Maps

Simple answer, download the Mapulator and with Mapulator App it offers several easy methods for measuring distance on google maps.

Here are the Steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Mapulator app then click on create a new project option.
  • Step 2: Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of the screen to access the settings menu. then you can choose the appropriate map type, area unit, distance unit, line color and fill color. Once you have made your selections then click the back arrow button at the top left corner to go back to the main screen.
  • Step 3: At the bottom right corner of the screen click on the second button which is labeled Distance Calculation.
  • Step 4: Click on the first icon next to the compass at the top of the screen then select “Tap Mode.”
  • Step 5: Tap on the screen to mark your starting and ending location points then the distance between the two points will be displayed on the screen. To finalize your results then click on the checkmark icon.

Check out the video on our channel, the Mapulator YouTube Channel, where you can find information about map measurements.


We love Google Maps, and it’s best map app to ever exist. Our love for Google Maps made us build Mapulator. Today Mapulator is the best distance measurement app in the market. Mapulator gives you feature no other app in the market does and we continue to make it better each day.

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