Maps Measure

Maps Measure

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Useful
  • Smooth
  • Responsive
Cons
  • It would be great drawing lines by swiping
  • Needs a more intuitive way to access left-side menu
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Expert's Review
7.5
Great

"Distance matters"

Reviewed by / Mar 25, 2014

Maps Measure allows you to draw routes and calculate distance on GMaps

There's a feature Google Maps' missing. It had it for a long time on its desktop browser version and then shockingly removed it. I'm talking about manually draw routes on a map and calculate distances.

Fortunately j4velin's Measure Maps has come up to bring it back. As a runner, I deeply appreciate it.

Measure Maps integrates Google Maps "map" and "satellite" layers and allows you to tap any point on the map to start a route or area you want to measure. Thus, any new tap will link that point with the previous one with a straight line.

Total distance / area is displayed and changes as you keep drawing. Tap the "trash bin" button to undo latest line.

You can choose either to display distance / area in metric or imperial units. In addition, if you tap "units" from the left side menu, you can view a summary with different units. Zoom in/out and search cities by name.

j4velin's Measure Maps is set in a minimalist interface. In fact, you don't need anything else to make the most of the app. However, I'm missing a more intuitive way to access the left-side menu. Maybe Holo-style layout with the three-bar top left corner button. Tapping the "distance box" isn't what I'd instinctively do to access it.

Regardless, Measure Maps fulfills a need a good deal of users have.

Developer's original description available here
Simple app to measure distances and areas in Google Maps.

Just click on the map to add different points - Maps Measure will then calculate the distance, area or elevation* between those points.
This app does not calculate a route or something like that - it's not a navigation or route planning app.

Swipe in from the left side to access more options, long-click on the trash icon to delete all set points.

Features:
• Measure distances, areas & elevations*
• Imperial & metric units
• Map, hybrid-satellite & terrain view
• No ads
• Minimum permissions & open source
• Holo-themed with support for translucent system decor on Android 4.4

*the elevations feature requires an in-app purchase

Permissions:
INTERNET & ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - showing the map and getting altitude data
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - caching map data
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION & ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - displaying your current location on the map
BILLING - upgrade to the pro-version through an in-app purchase

The app does not show any ads or collects any of your data.
The app is open source and listed on GitHub: https://github.com/j4velin/MapsMeasure

Recently changed in this version

- terrain view added


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Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Maps Measure
  • (69)

    by Isa Dimas on 15/06/2014

    Very usefull , tks

  • (69)

    by Konstantinos Kagias on 13/06/2014

    Top app

  • (69)

    by Md Zakir on 09/06/2014

    Fantastik

  • (69)

    by ASHLEY L on 05/06/2014

    Great app, fast, beautiful GUI, simple elegant. Great free app. The elevation in app purchase adds little value, very basic.... There are much much better point to point elevation apps out there. I would have refunded the purchase if it were an option. 5 star - 2 star (for in app purchsse) = 3 stars.

  • (69)

    by siva nager on 04/06/2014

    Nice

  • (69)

    by Harsh Bansal on 02/06/2014

    Could have been better

  • (69)

    by Cliff Clark on 01/06/2014

    Google Maps no longer has labs. I used it to measure the distance that I ran.