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Save directions on My Maps

You can save directions for a trip on your map. You can also measure the distance between two points or the area of a region or property.

Save directions

  1. On your computer, sign in to My Maps.
  2. Open or create a map.
  3. Click Add directions Directions.
  4. In the box on the left, type your start and end locations.
  5. The route appears on your map.
    • Add another leg to your trip: Click Add destination.
    • Change how you get there: Below the layer name, click Driving, Bicycling, or Walking.
    • Show step-by-step directions: Click More More and then Step-by-step directions.
    • Change trip path: Point at the trip on the map, then drag elsewhere.

Note: Each set of directions goes on its own layer.

Measure distances and areas

  1. On your computer, sign in to My Maps.
  2. Open or create a map.
  3. Click Measure distances and areas Measure distances and areas.
  4. Click where you want to start your measurement.
  5. Click each corner or bend of a line or shape. 
  6. When you’re finished drawing, double-click or close the shape on another point.
  7. You’ll see the distance (and area, if it’s a shape) highlighted in blue on the map. Distances and areas are based on your scale and country.
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