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How to meansure distance from Google Map?

Someone has posted a way to do this from Google Earth, but I can find out. Anyone know?
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RD, There's a ruler on the task bar. Or am i not fully understanding your question ?

edit - rd .... you mean GMaps or GEarth ? GMaps, I have no idea.
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I've used Google Earth for preliminary planning for a long time.

There are two tools on the toolbar. One is ruler and one is path. You can measure in any increment, including NM. Great tool. It also recognizes my USB GPS.
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You can do it it Google Maps by adding the "measuring tool" through the Labs section of Maps. Click on the gear in the top right corner, select Maps Labs, enable the distance measure tool, then save changes. Now the tool appears on the bottom right of the map. Click on it to start and then just set waypoints.
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You can do it it Google Maps by adding the "measuring tool" through the Labs section of Maps. Click on the gear in the top right corner, select Maps Labs, enable the distance measure tool, then save changes. Now the tool appears on the bottom right of the map. Click on it to start and then just set waypoints.
Thanks. It works.
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Well you learn something new every day ....

Tell me this though .... why use Google Maps instead of Google Earth ? Easier to print perhaps ?
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Tell me this though .... why use Google Maps instead of Google Earth ? Easier to print perhaps ?
You can get Google Maps from any browser. Usually you have to install Earth.
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You can get Google Maps from any browser. Usually you have to install Earth.
ah yes .... hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the clarification.
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