Find overseas distance using Driving Distance Widget

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    Asked on February 03, 2016 at 06:54 AM

    Hi, is it possible to use this widget to calculate the distance between Point A and Point B that is overseas? For example: distance between Las Vegas, USA and Paris, France.

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    Answered on February 03, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Since the widget is using Google Maps API, the overseas distance can be calculated as long as the route has road connectivity. For example, please see the image below:

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to calculate the distance as per your example since there is no road connectivity.

    Hope this information helps! 

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    Answered on February 15, 2016 at 02:52 AM

    Is there some kind of workaround to make the Google Maps API calculate distance when there is no road connectivity?

    Thank you!

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    Answered on February 15, 2016 at 05:10 AM

    Unforunately there is no such workaround at this time. The Google Maps API used in the distance calculator also uses the road connectivity. So I don't think it will work if you want to calculate the distance over the air or any other means.