# How to get distance between two track points?

Andreas Woithon shared this question 1 year ago

Hello,

is there a way to measure easily the track-distance between two random track points?

Cheers

AWo

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Hi Andreas,

no , there is not. Yet. You may vote for it here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/tool-to-measure-distance-between-2-trackpoints-along-the-track

cheers Michal

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Done. Voted. Ten votes, now. That seems to be far enough ;-)

Cheers

AWo

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Depends on the priorities of Locus developer as well...

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You could try "Add new route & measure" tool. Once set up & familiar, it would only take a few seconds to measure the distance.

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What if the track is 20 km long and there are a lot of curves and zig-zag ? how to measure then the distance along the track?

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Use BRouter as the compute source. Of course depending on the chosen profile BRoutermay route a different way, in which case you'd need to "tie it down" with a few well chosen points on the track to be measured. I'm just suggesting a method that currently exists. Andreas didn't mention the distance (20km).

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your suggestion is good in case you're cycling along a road/path already present in OSM or other map,

but I'm using it for off-road (no road present on map) and I'm navigating an already saved track.Then brouter is of no help for measuring

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Hello you all,

To get a distance between two trackpoints I click on the first trackpoint and memorize the "to end" distance, identified by an arrow. Then I click the second trackpoint and check the "to end" distance. Then I mentally subtract the two. I found this to be easiest way, but I got to do some math.

As I'm lazy, I suggested a tool to make the calculations in the link http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/tool-to-measure-distance-between-2-trackpoints-along-the-track

I appreciate if you vote for this idea. Thanks!

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Pretty much math calculation to do while you are on your bike,isn't it ? :)