Google is truly a search giant. It always tries to bring something new for its users. This time it adds the feature of automatic distance measurement in the 'My Maps'. Recently, in the Google Lat Long Blog, there is a report of this latest feature. Users drawing trail or hiking maps with the help of My Maps line tool will now get automatic distance measurements between points, while creating personalized maps. This adds a new feather to the incremental improvements that Google has made to Google Maps in the recent days. This is a small feature but its usefulness is worth mentioning.
Users find the line tool in Google Maps very helpful for creating maps of their bike routes and hiking trails. But, users were not able to get the the time required for the hike. This was a vital point which was lacking in the My Maps. Well, now with the Distance Measurement feature added to the line tool you can have that. Whenever a user draws a line, the current distance is displayed as they move the mouse and add new points. The distance is also displayed in the info window.
Google always know what their users want and sooner or later it try to give it to them.