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Maps Measure is a simple app for measuring distances and areas in Google Maps

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Maps Measure is a simple app for measuring distances and areas in Google Maps
Another day, another app gets to go under the spotlight. This time we're bringing to your attention a simple and easy-to-use tool for measuring distances and areas on a map. It is called Maps Measure, and while it is an individual app that you download from the Play Store, it is actually built on top of the trusty and reliable Google Maps. 

Measuring distances using Maps Measure is a pretty straightforward process. You just input two or more points on a map and the app calculates the distance from the first to the last point you entered. Similarly, areas between three or more points can be measured with ease. You're free to pick between map or satellite mode, whichever suits your needs better. Marked points can be saved as a CSV file, which can be shared with others who have Maps Measure on their device.

Maps Measure is not a navigation app, however, and it can't calculate entire routes. That's because its purpose is to calculate the physical distance between the given points, not the distance you'll have to drive in order to get from the first to the last one. If you're okay with that, we've provided a download link below. Maps Measure is totally free and won't distract you with any advertisements.

Developer: j4velin  Download: Android
Category: Tools, TravelPrice: Free

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posted on 08 Apr 2014, 09:00 1

1. buccob (Posts: 1542; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


So now people will have to build separate apps for features that once were included inside older Google Maps versions?

I really hated google for downgrading Maps like they did...

Are we going to see an "Offline Maps Manager" app or something?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 09:30

3. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


If google puts all the features, it will eat your space, CPU, RAM, etc.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 10:06

4. buccob (Posts: 1542; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


In earlier versions, those features were only activated when accessed through LABS... so there wasn't any CPU or RAM wasted for people who didn't know or didn't use

In the end it takes more resources, space, RAM to download separate apps, instead of having one with multiple functionality. That is why I usually don't duplicate the functions found on my stock phone (unless the included app is garbage)...

ANYWAY I still downloaded Map Measure... Thanks PA it is very good. I was missing this feature.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 09:08 1

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3586; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I love google maps because they are data efficient, quite the opposite in case of chrome.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 10:09

5. buccob (Posts: 1542; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I agree with you here... Most of the time I use Web Small App for browsing...unless I need multiple tabs, then I use Chrome... but it is such a RAM hog... Most of the time it uses over 100MB for EACH tab opened

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