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Measure distance between points

You can calculate the distance between two or more points on the map. For example, you can measure the mileage in a straight line between two cities.

Step 1: Add the first point

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Touch and hold anywhere on the map. You'll see a red pin appear.
  3. At the bottom, tap the name of the place.
  4. On the place’s page, scroll down and choose Measure distance.

Step 2: Add the next point or points

  1. Move the map so that the black circle, or crosshairs, is on the next point you want to add.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add.
  3. Add points until you're done.

Step 3: Get the distance

  1. At the bottom, you’ll see the total distance in miles (mi) or kilometers (km).
    • Optional: To remove the last point you added, tap Undo Undo. To clear all points: At the top right, tap More and then Clear.
  2. When done, tap the back arrow in the top left.
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