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 (0.99 EUR, 1.49 USD)

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 Michael Booth on 20/08/2014

    Longitude & latitude

  • (69)

    by luke jabing on 20/08/2014

    I can map area and distance

  • (69)

    by Russell Brack on 18/08/2014

    This is an improvement over a lab off the original Google maps. Must have for off road use and have found it useful for even land survey. Closer than you guessing it. Have found my old offline maps but when I click to download nothing happens. If somebody knows what I'm doing wrong let me know. Maybe if I could move app to SD card.

  • (69)

    by Sergei Sokolov on 15/08/2014

    The menu does not popup just flashes and leaves garbage on the map. Also requires that monstrous Google services app.

  • (69)

    by Andrew Krivich on 11/08/2014

    Мне вельмі спадабалася гэта цікавае прылажэнне. Вельмі зручна iм карыстацца, але дадайце offline.

  • (69)

    by Narendra Nile on 10/08/2014

    But for elevation 3D effect have to pay.

  • (69)

    by Milan Stefanik on 08/08/2014

    Awesome for water tourism, any kind of tourism. Thank you