iPad How do I measure distance in Apple Map app?

blackxacto

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Jun 15, 2009
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I want to measure two miles distance from a point in Apple Map app. Is it possible to measure distance in Maps, or must I get a separate app?
 

C DM

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I believe if you try to get directions between some points you should get the distance between them.
 

Ashka

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iPad Apple maps: Set up two points, say home to next town.. Overlay panel shows time & distance when address on overlay is tapped.
 

PeteLP

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Sep 12, 2008
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iPad Apple maps: Set up two points, say home to next town.. Overlay panel shows time & distance when address on overlay is tapped.
You can get driving distance between ANY two points as follows only:

1 - Enter a name or address into the search field, and choose one of the suggestions
OR
Press and hold your finger on any location on the map​
2 - Tap the blue Directions button,
A new screen panel appears with the words:
To [Your Destination]
From: My Location
3 - Tap "My Location", tap delete key
4 - Type a new "FROM" location into the search field. Choose one of the suggestions

The driving distance will appear in the bottom panel
 
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Shaanika Audi

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Feb 11, 2020
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Ok. Figured it out. What you do is -
1. Go to Apple maps
2. Locate the place from where you wanna measure.
3. Mark the location by tapping and holding.
4. Add it to ‘my places’
5. Go to ‘my places’
6. The Distance will be showed between your current position and the place you marked.

NB: I’ve attached an example of my marked places.
 

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blackxacto

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 15, 2009
716
58
Middle TN
Ok. Figured it out. What you do is -
1. Go to Apple maps
2. Locate the place from where you wanna measure.
3. Mark the location by tapping and holding.
4. Add it to ‘my places’
5. Go to ‘my places’
6. The Distance will be showed between your current position and the place you marked.

NB: I’ve attached an example of my marked places.
Thank you
 
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