How to Calculate the Distance Between Addresses

 

Calculate the Distance Between Multiple Addresses - Distance Calculator Tool

Being able to quickly determine the distance between multiple points on a map can provide important insights for businesses.

Maptive’s distance calculator makes it easy to calculate the distance between two or more addresses. This, along with our many other mapping tools, provides you with the information you need to run your business effectively.

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What is a Distance Calculator?

A distance calculator measures the straight line distance between various points on a map. This is different from driving distance or travel time. Calculate the distance between physical addresses, major cities, or any other point you select on the map.

Maptive’s distance calculator gives you the choice of either measuring the distance between two addresses or the continuous distance between multiple points.

Measure Straight-Line Distance - Distance Calculator Tool

 

How Maptive’s Distance Calculator Can Benefit Your Business

Maptive’s distance calculator tool helps businesses in a number of different ways:

  • Measure the Distance to Your Competitors: Ensure there is ample distance between you and your competitors when creating new locations for your business.
  • Measure the Distance Between Store Locations: Make sure your stores aren’t located too close to one another.
  • Measure the Distance to Your Suppliers: Optimize your supply chain by finding suppliers that are closer to your business.
  • Visualize the Distance Between Two Locations: Clearly demonstrate the distance between two or more points during presentations and meetings.

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How to Measure Distance Between Locations

Maptive’s Distance calculator is easy to use. Calculate the distance between multiple points in just a few moments by following the steps below:

Individual Distance Calculator Tool

Use the individual distance calculator to determine the distance between two addresses.

Individual Distance Calculator Tool

  1. Click the ruler icon on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select “Single Point Distance Measurement (A to B).”
  3. Use your cursor to click on the first point, then click on the second point.
  4. A dotted line will appear between the two points and the distance between them will be displayed on the map.
  5. You can delete the dotted line and the distance display by clicking on the “X” at the end of the distance line.

 

Continuous Distance Calculator Tool

Use the continuous distance tool to determine the distance between more than two addresses.
Continuous Distance Calculator Tool

  1. Click the ruler icon on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select “Multiple Point Distance Measurement (A to B to C to D).”
  3. Use your cursor to click on the first location, then continue to click on the other locations in the order you’d like them to be measured.
  4. A dotted line will appear between all the points as you click on them. Every time you click on a different point it will display the distance from that point to the first point you clicked on.
  5. Stop measuring by clicking the ruler icon on the right side of the screen.
  6. You can delete the dotted line and the distance displays by clicking on the “X” at the end of the distance line.

 

How the Distance Calculator Works With Other Maptive Features

Distance Between Two Addresses - Distance Calculator Tool

Combine the distance calculator with other Maptive tools for further insights:

  • Pin Maps: Measure the distance between various data points on your map.
  • Territory Drawing Tool: Create custom territories on your map and calculate the distance between them.
  • Boundary Tool: Establish boundaries based on zip codes, districts, cities, states, and more and determine the distance between them.

If you need to calculate driving distance, rather than straight-line distance, you can use Maptive’s Route Planner to get optimized driving directions between multiple locations.

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With Maptive’s distance calculator you will:

  • Quickly determine the distance between two or more points on your map.
  • Measure the distance from you to your competitors.
  • Calculate the distance between your own locations.
  • Easily optimize your supply chain.

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