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    Google Maps adds distance measure?

    When I read this, I was somewhat surprised that it was breaking news. It also got me to thinking that once upon a time didn't Bing maps do the same thing?
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    I always had that feature when I used google maps....it always showed/told me how many miles and time it took to get to my destination. Unless this is for an app.

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    It just means you can now sketch your own route and find the distance, rather than asking for directions first; as mentioned in the last paragraph of that article:

    While it’s been possible to get distance information with Maps via Directions, My Maps, or Maps Labs, the new feature makes it easier than ever to get hold of the data.

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    This feature has been removed in the Maps a while ago and now it shows up as a "new" one. You still can find third party online tools that does more advanced measurements on the maps (e.g. http://goo.gl/RSYB8n)

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