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Google Maps: how to discover the distance between cities | Productivity

Google Maps can be used to find out the distance between two cities. There are two ways to use the traffic app to do the measurement: plotting a car route or using the measurement tool, which tells the distance in a straight line useful to estimate the flight time, for example. The Google feature promises to help the user to plan trips or even commuting and is available in the free app for Android phones and iPhone (iOS).

In the following tutorial, check out how to measure the distance between two places on Google Maps from your phone and computer. On the cell phone, the procedure was performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the tips also apply to users of Apple devices.

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Step 1. Open Google Maps and tap "Go" in the bottom right corner of the screen. By default, the application sets your current location as a starting point. If you want to select another place, touch "Your location" and enter the name of the city;

Choose cities to measure distances on Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraChoose cities to measure distances on Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Choose cities to measure distances on Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Then, choose the name of the destination city and perform the search. Be sure to select the route by car to see the distance between cities by road. The mileage is displayed at the bottom of the screen, as well as the estimated time;

The distance between cities through Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraThe distance between cities through Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

The distance between cities through Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. To measure the distance in a straight line, tap on the city name on the map and then click on the city name again at the bottom of the screen;

Choose the first city to plot the travel trajectory on Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraChoose the first city to plot the travel trajectory on Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Choose the first city to plot the travel trajectory on Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. Then, go to "Measure distance" and place the second point on the destination city. The distance in a straight line will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. The time is not indicated, as the means of transport and the route to be used are not known.

Measure the distance in a straight line with Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraMeasure the distance in a straight line with Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Measure the distance in a straight line with Google Maps for mobile Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 1. Open Google Maps and use the search to find the destination city. Then click on "Routes";

Trace a route to the destination city with Google Maps for your computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraTrace a route to the destination city with Google Maps for your computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Trace a route to the destination city with Google Maps for your computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. By default, the application sets your current location as a starting point. If you want to select another place, click on "Your location" and enter the name of the city;

Choose the cities of origin and destination in Google Maps for PC Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraChoose the cities of origin and destination in Google Maps for PC Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Choose the cities of origin and destination in Google Maps for PC Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. The distance from the fastest route will be displayed in the left sidebar. The information also includes a time estimate;

Measure the distance between cities through Google Maps on your computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraMeasure the distance between cities through Google Maps on your computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Measure the distance between cities through Google Maps on your computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. To measure the distance in a straight line, locate the first city and click the right mouse button on it. In the context menu, go to "Measure distance";

Define the first point to know the straight line between two places in Google Maps for computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraDefine the first point to know the straight line between two places in Google Maps for computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Define the first point to know the straight line between two places in Google Maps for computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. Finally, locate the second city and click on it to add a point. The distance in a straight line will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. The time is not indicated, as the means of transport and the route to be used are not known.

Measure the distance between two points with Google Maps for PC Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraMeasure the distance between two points with Google Maps for PC Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Measure the distance between two points with Google Maps for PC Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Ready. Take advantage of the tips to calculate distance between cities on Google Maps by PC or cell phone.