How To Draw A Radius Around A Google Maps Location
How To Use A Google Maps Radius Tool
As someone who likes both, Google Maps and hiking, I wanted to find a way to draw a radius circle around a location in Google Maps to show a distance from that point in all directions. I was surprised that Google doesn’t offer such a nifty feature in the Maps Tool. If you are looking for a Google Maps radius tool as well, don’t worry, there is still a way to do this. It’s just not a supported feature, but there is a developer called Oliver Beattie who created a tool to draw circles of a given radius on top of the Google map, simply load this Map instead.
What You Need To Know About The Radius Tool
- The tool loads the map data from Google Maps, that means it’s just the same but with the radius ring feature added on top.
- You can not only draw one circle, you can draw several circles on the map, not just one.
- The site allows you to change the radius value.
- It supports different units, for example miles, nautical miles, kilometers, metres, feet, inches, yards and a few other units.
- You can enable a terrain mode for the standard map and you can disable the map labels when using the satellite map.
- Adding a radius is simply done with a left-click, and removable with a right-click.
I hope this article was helpful enough and you like to use it too. Since hiking is probably not the only reason why someone would like to show radius around a point on the map, let me know in the comment section why you wanted to find a radius tool for Google Maps. I am curious, so drop a comment below!