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Measure Distance between 2 points on th map! by TKsurface


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Type: Suggestion
ID: 794656
Opened: 7/21/2013 11:16:42 AM
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Feedback for Bing Maps App on Surface RT.

I need this feature:
- measure distance between two points on a map.

The reason why this is so important is determining distance from major roads / highways / expressways. I need the bee-shot / as the bird flies distance - not the distance on road.

Small particle pollution from major roads is linked with asthma / reactive airways in children. (I have no idea why we allow schools to be built on cheap land near express ways and major roads).

There is a study that shows a strong association less than 300 m from major road.

While there is a legend / key showing 100m distance, I would like the exact distance from a freeway or highway on two points / pins that I drop on the map.

Google Map Labs used to have something like this. I'm not sure if they still have it.

Thanks for adding this feature.
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Posted by Emat62 on 8/20/2013 at 2:58 AM
A lot of people everyday solves the problem how to choose the best route (delivering products to supermarkets, encashment, promotional tours, delivering of parcels etc.). Tourists make such decision too. Total time on moving is taking as optimization criteria in those cases.
There are a variety of ways to select optimal routes. The examples are described in Wikipedia article “Traveling Salesman Problem”.
In my opinion, it is advisable to enable the option "route planning" in the Bing Maps.
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Posted by .ry0 on 1/12/2014 at 12:55 PM
You can mostly do this on Bing Maps now but it takes a few extra steps-- the path tool found in the toolbar at the bottom of "My Places". (e.g. http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=17143457 ) If you only draw two points and then right-click > "Finish Drawing" after the second node, then save the path, you will see the length between those two points in feet in the "My Places" list.