How to measure distances and areas

To measure distances or areas on the maps, click to the Measurement Tools icon Measurement Tools icon from the toolbar above the map. This will open the Measurement Tools toolbar.


Measurement Tools

To measure distance:

  1. Click the measure distance icon measure distance icon

  2. Click once on the map to place the first point and start measuring.

  3. Move the mouse pointer along to the next point. Click once on the map to place a point.

  4. Double click to finish measuring. The total distance is displayed in the Measurement Tools toolbar.

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To measure area:

  1. Click the measure area icon measure area icon

  2. Click once on the map to place the first point and start measuring.

  3. Move the mouse pointer along to the next point of the area you want to measure. Click once on the map to place a point.

  4. Double click to place the last point and finish measuring. The area will automatically be completed. The total area will be displayed in the Measurement Tools toolbar.

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Note: Measurements less than 1km in length or 1km2 in area are given in metres and metres squared.