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Use Google Earth to Track Your Mileage

How to use Google Earth to track distance

Recently I've taken up hiking during lunch. There is a nice mountain trail behind my house the I really enjoy. There are a few landmarks that I generally try to make it to with the time I have available. I was curious exactly how far those landmarks were so I used Google Earth to find out. Curious to know just how accurate Google Earth was, I decided to test it out. I found a local high school track and measured the path around it. .25 miles looks accurate to me!

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To use this tool, click the ruler icon and use the path tab to draw polygon shapes.

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Dustin Davis

Dustin Davis is a software engineer, people manager, hacker, and entreprenuer. He loves to develop systems and automation. He lives with his wife and five kids in Utah.

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