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Google Earth Will Now Let You Measure Distances

On Monday Google announced a new Measure Tool for Google Earth available immediately on Chrome, this week on Android and coming soon to iOS.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:June 26, 2018, 10:52 AM IST
Google Earth Will Now Let You Measure Distances
Introducing the Measure Tool for Google Earth on Chrome and Android. (Image Courtesy: Google)
Google Earth is rolling out a new feature that it describes as “one of the most requested” -- the ability to measure distance and areas. For those less familiar with Google Earth, it's a program that uses various geographical data to create a 3D representation of the globe. By zooming in, users can see birds-eye satellite images of well, almost anywhere.

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Now using Measure Tool, Google Earth wants to help users know how far their hometown is from the North Pole, or simply measure the length of a hike they've just finished.

The tool doesn't just measure in straight lines or squares either, so even a large lake could be measured. Users simply select the borders as they go, a bit like connecting the dots.

A blogpost from Google notes that the Measure Tool will be available on Chrome Monday, Android later this week and iOS in the near future.

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