Measure Tool Feature Now Available On Google Earth
Maps are frequently used by individuals to provide directions from Point A to Point B. Lately, there are different types of maps from the road maps, map illustrations to navigational maps that include hiking and bicycle routes. However, the functionality of maps has been greatly enhanced by technology to include information aside from directions.
One of the most useful features that can be found on Google Maps has apparently made its way to IOS devices. Users of Google Earth app for IOS can now measure distances using both the iPad and iPhone. This feature is already available for Android devices as well as Chrome browsers.
According to Nate Schmitz’s blog post, an IOS engineer who is working on Google Earth, one of the most requested features from users is measurement of distance. For example, how far is your hometown from the city’s commercial and business district or what was the length of the hike that you just completed?
This is the reason why Measure Tool was added to so that distance and areas can be measured. According to the IOS engineer, the feature can be accessed by simply holding down the app screen. In order to access the app, you first need to go the App Store and make sure that the version of Google Earth is updated.
If you are looking for a new home, you can check the measurements of its area or the size of the park in the neighborhood by a long press on the map or opening the overflow menu. Students can also benefit from the feature because it can measure the distance between Tokyo and the United States or the area of Colorado or Utah.
Back in July 2014, Google Maps gave users the ability to measure distances through the desktop client. Now the feature has also made its way to smartphones and tablets.
On the other hand, if you want a map that can help you with directions in a different way, opt for map illustrations or bird’s eye view city maps. The map will make you feel as if you are looking down from an airplane watching the best features of a city that is arranged according to correct positions and scale.