How to Use the
Online "Distance Calculator"

  • First, always try to measure the migration distance on your map. Use a ruler and the scale bar shown on the map.
  • Then go to the WWW-based "Distance Calculator" to check your answer.
  • As shown on the 3 examples below, the format for latitude and longitude must be inserted exactly as shown or the calculator does not work!

National Math Standards

Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.