Yet another nifty Google Maps application, ACME Laboratories presents the Google Aerometer which allows you to measure the area of regions on a map just by clicking on a few points. It even calculates lines as great circles to correct for the shape of the earth so that measurements are correct for large areas. It probably treats the earth as a sphere though, rather than a collapsed ellipsoid.

(HT: Lifehacker and JV.)

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Now, this is a cool use of Google Maps -- Measuring an area encompassed by points clicked on a map. What I am looking for though is a way to measure distance on Google Maps using the same technique of clicking points on a map. Anyone out there have a... Read More

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