Measuring in Google Maps would be easy. Everyone knows Google Maps. It is used for navigation and looking up places you want to visit. Yet more is possible with Google Maps.

**Measuring in Google Maps can be done in various ways. There is a function in Google Maps itself to measure lengths and areas. However, there are a number of disadvantages to measuring in Google Maps. These are the inaccuracy and usage on mobile devices. However, all these disadvantages can be solved. By using one of our measuring systems you can easily measure with Google Maps without these disadvantages.**

To tell the whole story about measuring in Google Maps, a number of questions need to be answered.

- How can you measure the length in Google Maps?
- Can area be measured in Google Maps?
- What are the disadvantages of measuring in Google Maps?
- How can you overcome the disadvantages so that you can measure in Google Maps?

But before all these questions are answered, you might want to skip straight to the solution.

## Directly to the solution for measuring properly in Google Maps

There are a number of disadvantages to measuring in Google Maps. More about that later. But you can solve that immediately. Our GPS measuring systems combine the ease of use of Google Maps with the accuracy and functionality required for proper measurements.

This has to do with two things. First there is the GPS receiver. This ensures accuracy. In addition, our GPS measuring systems use surveying software in which Google Maps is integrated.

If you want to try this solution immediately, you can buy or rent such a GPS measuring system. If that is still a step too far, you can also try a GPS measuring system . Then you can see whether measuring in Google Maps is something for you in an easy way.

The GPS measuring equipment is equivalent to the equipment of a surveyor. With the GPS measuring systems on this website you get the same accuracy as that of any surveyor.

If you just want to try the measurement software in which Google Maps is integrated, that is also possible. The surveying software is called Apglos Survey Wizard. You can download this from the Google Play Store . After downloading and registering, you can test this easy-to-use surveying application for free.

## How can you measure the length in Google Maps?

Now back to Google Maps itself. Length can also be measured in this Google application. The video below explains exactly how to measure distance in Google Maps.

Ultimately it comes down to the following steps:

- Go to Google Maps
- Find the starting location
- Right-click on the starting location
- Click on the ‘Measure distance’ option
- Find the final location
- Click on the end location with the left mouse button

At the bottom of your screen you will see a screen showing the distance.

You can also repeat steps 4 and 5 to get a line with different kink points. As you can see, measuring length in Google Maps is easy.

## Can area be measured in Google Maps?

The answer to this question can be simple. Yes, Google Maps can also help you measure the area. This works almost the same as measuring the distance.

To measure the area in Google Maps you need to go through the following steps:

- Go to Google Maps
- Find the starting location
- Right-click on the starting location
- Click on the ‘Measure distance’ option
- Find the location of the next point
- Click on the next point with the left mouse button
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have clicked all points on the surface
- Find the first point again
- Click on this first point with the left mouse button

When you go through these steps, you will also see the surface area at the bottom of the screen in addition to the length.

The only requirement is that the starting point is equal to the ending point. Only then will you see the surface area in Google Maps. If the end point is not the same as the starting point, you will only see the length.

## What are the disadvantages of measuring in Google Maps?

Measuring length and area in Google Maps is, as you can see, quite easy. But in the above explanation we assume that you are sitting behind a PC or laptop.

The process is more difficult on a tablet or phone. Apps are then used. And Google also updates its apps regularly. This means that the distance measuring function is sometimes included in the app and sometimes not.

In addition, Google has developed several apps with different map functions. This makes it difficult to find the right app for measuring distance and length. So this is one of the disadvantages.

And perhaps you have already noticed, but you cannot zoom in unlimitedly in Google Maps. This makes it difficult to click on the exact position on the screen. This creates a margin of error.

This margin of error is reinforced by another disadvantage of Google Maps. Google has created a very nice map and has incorporated satellite photos of the entire world into Google Maps. But this map and the photos are not exactly on coordinates.

To make the satellite images and maps fit, the various components scale, rotate and shift until they fit reasonably well. Ultimately it seems like one beautiful whole.

And for many applications that one whole is sufficient. But if you want to measure, this is of course not convenient. This makes placing the points at the exact location impossible. Even if you place the point where the satellite images or map say it should be, that point is not exactly the position you chose.

That is also why we do not recommend that you only measure with Google Maps if you want to measure accurately. It’s good for an indication, but it’s not very precise.

## How can you overcome the disadvantages so that you can measure in Google Maps?

The disadvantages of measuring in Google Maps are:

- It’s not easy on any device other than a laptop or PC
- It’s not accurate

But there is a solution for both major disadvantages.

Google Maps also works on a phone or a tablet. But measuring is then difficult or impossible. Measuring is possible with Apglos Survey Wizard on a telephone or tablet. Google Maps is integrated into the simplest surveying app Apglos Survey Wizard. This gives you all the ease of use of Google Maps and you have all the necessary functionality to measure properly and accurately.

With Apglos Survey Wizard you can measure lengths, areas, volumes and quantities. That is much more than with Google Maps. So in addition to solving the disadvantages of Google Maps, working with Apglos Survey Wizard also brings advantages. In addition to measuring, you can also calculate, draw yourself and there are many other functions.

The second disadvantage of measuring in Google Maps is that it is not accurate. This has been solved by working with a complete GPS measuring system from this website. The Apglos Survey Wizard software connects to the external GPS receiver.

The GPS receiver receives satellite signals and can therefore determine the exact position. This means that the accuracy of measuring with our GPS measuring equipment is much better than when using Google Maps.

Ultimately, measuring is knowing.

And so there is a difference in measuring and that has everything to do with accuracy. With our GPS measuring equipment the accuracy is centimeters, while with Google Maps the accuracy is easily several meters if not greater. This can cause relatively enormous differences, especially at small distances and when measuring surfaces.

A measurement with Google Maps is therefore more of an estimate than a measurement.

## Try to measure accurately yourself

You can try to measure accurately yourself. This can be done by purchasing or renting a GPS measuring system via this website . With such a system you can measure very accurately in a simple way. The results will be the same as the results of a surveyor.

The results you measure with this will be much better than the values you get from Google Maps. That can make all the difference in many circumstances. An accurate measurement with our GPS measuring systems always yields much more than it actually costs.

For all things that you want to measure precisely and accurately, it is therefore wise to measure with one of our GPS measuring systems. And Google Maps is not a good option.

If you would like to try a GPS measuring system yourself first, you can do so: try a GPS measuring system .