Google Earth is getting a brand new Measure tool today which will allow you, you guessed it, to measure the distance and the area of things on the map. With the tool, users can measure the distance between two points or the surface of a selected piece of map. Users are not limited to simple squares, either. The Measurement tool will allow you select the edges of an area so it is easier to measure irregularly shaped objects such as parks, buildings, or states and countries.
The Measure tool is available now on Android and Google Chrome, and iOS variant is believed to be coming soon.