Dear Google Maps team,
First, I would like to thank you for the amazing work you’ve been doing for all this time!
Google Maps is aa awesome tool both easy to use and powerful.
Yet I have to admit that I am missing one feature :
The ability to draw a line between two points that would rougly calculate the distance and display it close to that line.
I am often using Google Maps to check locations, and distance between two places, and I have often felt that this would be a great addition, especially for someone looking for a flat “not too far away” from his job :)
This tool could :
– allow to draw straight lines between two points, calculate and display the distance just above (under / aside) the line. With the ability to move the distance label manually if you need to look at something under
– allow to draw custom curvy lines between two points, calculate and display the distance just above (under / aside) the line. With the ability to move the distance label manually if you need to look at something under
– allow to set a point, and automaticcaly draw a circle, for example you click on a place, it will be the center of the circle. you left click and maintain mousedown, it will display a circlepassing by that point and having the choosen center, tt would be great to have the distance from circle to center displayed. If you move your mouse it will make the circle bigger or smaller. When releasing the mouse (mouseup) it sets the circle “in stone”.
I believe these would be strong additions to Google Maps and help people looking for flats, cities, quarters around some places, not too far :)
Another nice idea would be the ability to choose a place (click some point on a map) and determine a max estimated transportation time. and Google Maps would display all the areas within that (average max) transportation time, taking into account subways, bus, walking, car, train, etc :)
Hopefully, a Google Maps team member will read this post and think that these ideas could be interesting to add.
Thank you for the great work you are doing,