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    Published: 2014-03-25, by .

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

    7.5
    • Useful
    • Smooth
    • Responsive
    • It would be great drawing lines by swiping
    • Needs a more intuitive way to access left-side menu

    "Distance matters"

    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.

    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Mar 25, 2014

    Description

    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

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    Users comments for Maps Measure

    Luis Trigo Prunera

    by Luis Trigo Prunera

    Aug 24, 2017  |  "Good"

    The elevation feature I just paid for is not working in my Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. It keeps saying 0m, 0m up, 0m down no matter the path you set up.

    Tom Cavanagh

    by Tom Cavanagh

    Aug 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great app, one of the first apps I put on all my devices, does exactly what it claims to.

    Imade Yaakoubi

    by Imade Yaakoubi

    Jul 26, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Nice

    pritesh natekar

    by pritesh natekar

    Jul 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Much useful, perfect results

    Muhil Prakaash

    by Muhil Prakaash

    Jul 19, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Didn't search anything. Just a blank map. Tried many other locations. Gave up and uninstalled. Maybe it was a bug..

    liam Zetterberg

    by liam Zetterberg

    May 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This app is great for measuring distances that aren't roads, such as rivers, creeks and trails.