Ruler

When we plan our trips, we do not always need a detailed route right away. Sometimes we just need to measure the direct distances on the map. What is the distance between two cities? How far are we from the center? Now you can use a simple ruler to answer such questions.

How to do it for Android

To use the Ruler for Android, just go to the Configure screen menu and enable 'Radius ruler' (Right panel). You can show or hide Compass Ruler. After you enable it, you'll see the circles showing distance on the map. You will also be able to check the distance from your current location to the map center on the widget above.

To check the distance from your location to a point on the map, just touch a spot on the map. You'll see the measurement and the line connecting the two points. The line will stay on screen as long as you are touching it.

To check the distance between two random points, touch them simultaneously and see the information in the same widget. The line will fade by itself after 2 seconds. You can customize your ruler. Press the widget to select one of three modes - the black scale, the gray one and no scale (only ruler). You can also adjust this setting and the way the widget looks in Configure screen - 'Radius ruler' menu.

How to do it for iOS

To set up the Ruler fo iOS you can follow to Configure screen-> Radius ruler (Right panel), enable it. You'll see the circles showing distance on the map. You will also be able to check the distance from your current location to the map center on the widget above.

To check the distance from your location to a point on the map, just touch a spot on the map. You'll see the measurement and the line connecting the two points. The line will stay on screen as long as you are touching it.

To check the distance between two random points, touch them simultaneously and see the information in the same widget. The line will fade by itself after 2 seconds. You can customize your ruler. Press the widget to select one of three modes - the black scale, the white one and no scale (only ruler).

iOS version of OsmAnd doesn't have the Compass Ruler for now.

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