This section refers to measurement tools for vertical imagery. Please refer to Measurement Tools for Oblique Imagery for 3D line and area tools.

In addition to this document, you can view our MapBrowser tutorial video on how to use Measurement Tool.

With the vertical measurement tools, you can:

In each of the measurement tool you can choose whether to display or hide the measurement labels.

This guide explains how to use the tools in a web browser and on tablet devices

Note: The MapBrowser's measurement tools use appropriate local representations of the Earth's surface and are typically accurate to +/- 15 cm for distances up to 200 m. 

Measuring Using a Web Browser


Measure the length of an object or path using the line tool:


Measure the area of an object or space:


Find the area, radius, diameter, and circumference of a circle:

Please refer to Height and Width Tools to learn how to measure height and width using oblique imagery.

Please refer to the 3D Line Tool and 3D Area Tool to learn how to perform 3D measurements using oblique imagery. 

Measuring on Tablet Devices

You can measure Vertical imagery on tablets using our Line, Area and Radius tools. You can also easily add text annotations using the Text tool.

  1. To start measuring, tap the first point you want to measure from:

  2. Tap the point you want to measure to:

  3. To finish the measurement, tap the end point again. The line will turn from blue to red to indicate you have finished drawing. Red also indicates that the line is currently selected:

Adjusting a Measurement

To adjust a measurement touch any point along the line, area, or radius, and drag to a new position.

If you have made a mistake, you can easily remove a section of a line or area measurement, by double tapping the vertex you want to remove:

Note: You can move the Radius and the Text annotation by dragging them around the map by touching and dragging at the center.