I find it incredibly odd that Maps and Maps Engine Lite/Pro have completely separate distance measurement tools that look and act differently. MEL/P has had this tool for a little while now. There it will also measure area if you close off a shape. This one looks better with the built in ruler/scale on the line, but the one in MEL/P has a nice blue color. MEL/P also has a nice little button up at the top to let you know it exists (see my previous comment). Does the Google Maps left hand know what the right hand is doing? It doesn't appear so. That these two mapping applications are getting the same but different kinds of tools further demonstrates to me the obvious: that these two products should never have been separated. That decision was, in my opinion, the most regrettable decision that Google ever made regarding mapping applications. Now features have to apparently be developed twice by different teams, who design slightly different tools, which leads to user frustration when the one product works differently from the other to do similar tasks. I beg google leadership to stop the madness and bring the mapping applications together again.