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Measured distances not valid

12/13/2012 4:20:55 PM
Total Posts 4

Measured distances not valid

I noticed that measured distance by "Measure distance" tool when base map layer is GoogleMap shows much longer distance then the real one. For instance, length of Central Park in Manhattan is about 2.55mi but when I measure by "Measure Distance" lenght is 3.4mi.

Please check.

12/14/2012 10:00:56 AM
Total Posts 329

Re: Measured distances not valid

This is a known problem with the Google's Web Mercator coordinate system (an explanation can be found here).

We'll try to provide a fix in future versions.