Traveling and holidaying with friends and family are a common aspect in the life of every individual today. Not only for holidaying but one has to travel world wide for professional tours and business tours as well. To know the minute details about the trip what is most important is to know the distance between two places and the shortest route that we can adopt. To help us in these issues “Google Maps” serves us the best.
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Registering into Google Maps :
This part is for those who still do not have an account in Google Maps. To register yourself click on the link Google Maps. You will be required to fill in some details just like creating an email account. After filling in all the particulars required correctly, type the verification code and if all procedures are correct your account will be created. You will be asked to give your cell phone number where the verification code will be sent. After completing the process log-in to your Google Maps account.
The main analogy : Distance Between two Cities
Follow the given link and open Distance Measurement Tool. Once the page has opened, you will find an option entitled “Add it to maps”. Click on the option and you will see a message showing “Added” along with a tick mark, this ensures that the tool has been successfully added to your maps.
Now sign in to your Google maps account. Navigate to the tab “My Maps” and there you can find the Distance Measurement Tool that you just added.
Click on the tool and you will be advised to select the cities between which you want to measure the distance. Click on the city of origin and you will see a green flag over it and when you click on the terminating place a red flag appears over it. ( For example, here we want to calculate the distance between New York and Washington. The respective flags are shown in the figure below). The distance between the places will be shown to you on the left side of the page in the unit of miles.
Adding On : Also know as Total Distance Traveled Between Multiple Cities
Adding to the list of facilities of Google Maps comes yet another major one : that is you can also measure the total distance traveled by you along with the route you took while on a family trip covering a number of places in one outing. The huge distance that you covered over several days can be known just by some mouse clicks sitting in your home in front of your computer from this application of Google Maps.
Just click on the distance measurement tool to activate it and then select the places that you visited from the map on the right side of the page. The route that you followed will be marked in red in the map and you can see the total distance on the left side in the unit of miles. (Here we take a rough route starting from New York and terminating in Georgia as shown in the picture below)
Moreover, You have the option of zooming the map to view the pros and cons of each place. Using this facility you can also find out short distances like how far is your office from home or the length of a bridge etc.
We hope that you are now well accustomed of using this tool. Now enjoy finding out distance between cities by some clicks of your mouse.