Measurement of Distance and Areas

Measure a distance of a route or an area to observe within map.army [www.map.army].

Overview

The military map generator supports the measurement of distances and areas in the metric system as well as in the imperial units:

Activate Measurement Functions

The measurements tools are deactivated by default. Follow these steps to activate within the web application:

  1. Open the 'Options' menu
    Button to edit the Options/Settings of the Military Map Generator

  2. Scroll to the 'Map Settings' and activate the 'Measure Tools' check box
    Activate Measurement Tools in Options of Military Map Generator

  3. The 'Measure Tools' for distance and area are displayed in the bottom left corner of the main window
    Measurement Tools in Main Window of Military Map Generator

Measure Distance

The distance measurement displays the distance between two points. In case of measurement of a route with multiple points the tool displays the distance of the sections as well as the overall distance. In addition, the bearing between the two points is displayed.
Measurement of Distance on the Map

To start measuring a distance:

  1. Press the 'Measure distance' button (button turns blue)
    Measurement Button for Distance active

  2. Click onto the map to set the starting point
  3. Every click will add a point for measurement
  4. Double click to end the measurement (pressing 'Esc', 'Space' or right click are also supported to exit the measurement)

Measure Area

The measurement of an area calculates and displays the area between three or more points on the map.
Measurement of Area on the Map

To start measuring an area:

  1. Press the 'Measure distance' button (button turns blue)
    Measurement Button for Area active

  2. Click onto the map to set the starting point
  3. Every click will add a point for measurement
  4. Double click to end the measurement (pressing 'Esc', 'Space' or right click are also supported to exit the measurement)

Supported Units

The metric and imperial systems are supported for measurement of distances. This units can be set in the 'Unit of Measurements' pulldown in the 'Options' menu.
Units of Distances and Areas in Military Map Generator

For angles the units of degrees and Milliradian (NATO) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milliradian] are supported. This units can be set in the 'Angular Unit' pulldown in the 'Options' menu.
Units of Angles in Military Map Generator