How Can I Calculate Total Miles of Track?

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How Can I Calculate Total Miles of Track?

Postby railfan1928 » Mon May 15, 2017 4:14 pm

I use primarily Google Earth when railfanning on rail maps lately. It has a ruler tool to help me calculate total miles of track, but it is very cumbersome, especially for those times when I want to measure the amount of rail in a large yard, for example. I wish I could just use the polygonal measurement tool to draw an area that I want analyzed, then it would calculate the total miles of track within that area using the rail layer under transportation in Google Earth. Is there any way to do this? Or some other way? What are my options?

Thanks for the help.
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