Thursday, September 06, 2007

Distances on Google Maps

As of today Google Maps will display the length of any line you draw on a map (you can add lines in the 'My Maps' tab). Just click on any completed line to get a total distance.

Finally I can see exactly how much longer the 'scenic route' to work is.

They didn't invent this, Yahoo! has done it for a while and I know of a couple of mashups that do the same thing, but still -- it's pretty handy!

At the moment all distances are shown in yards and miles -- maybe the next release can show us some metric love?

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