Find Lot Size Paid FAQ
Q: The Transaction ID I got does not work, or the transaction ID I got from PayPal does not match the transaction ID I got from the Find Lot Size alert receipt, why?
A: Please check your spam folder for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org titled 'Find Lot Size Credits Now Active, Use Transaction ID …' PayPal has different transaction IDs for the buyer and seller, strangely enough. The transaction ID you see from the PayPal confirmation email is your buyer transaction ID, and is not too helpful. The more helpful ID is the seller transaction ID, which is sent to you in an email from 'email@example.com' (check your spam folder), repeated back to you in the Find Lot Size alert receipt after the purchase, as well as populated into all Transaction ID fields.
Download the free mobile apps:
Find Lot Size with Google® Maps for Android iPhone/iPad
Map Measurement Tool with Apple® Maps for iPhone/iPad
The paid version of FindLotSize.com is not available through a mobile web browser, only desktop. You must use the Find Lot Size app above to get Google Maps-based Find Lot Size on your mobile device. Your saved measurements from FindLotSize.com Desktop version will NOT be available on this app.
To print, you must use your own screen shot/crop utility (Command + Shift + 4 on Mac, Windows Key + Shift + S on Windows).
Q: How do I zoom the Google Map without scrolling up/down?
A: Minimize the Google bottom Banner Ad from the top left corner.
Q: Can I access the Paid Version of FindLotSize.com through a mobile device, including iPad or tablet?
A: No, you must use the official Find Lot Size app shown above. It is Google-Maps based and provides a better mobile experience. Additionally, you can view your current location with the app, whereas you cannot yet with the desktop FindLotSize.com Paid Version.
Q: What are the main differences between the paid version and the free version of Find Lot Size?
A: The free version is at findlotsize.com and uses Apple Maps. It is lower resolution in most cases, and thus lower accuracy measurements. A careful measurement's error is 1.0 to 3.0% for area and 0.1% to 0.5% for perimeter with Apple Maps.
The paid version is at findlotsize.com/paid and uses Google Maps. Google Maps tend to have a higher resolution and thus higher accuracy. A careful measurement's error is 0.5% or better for both area and perimeter.
These error numbers were found by measuring a NFL football field, like Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. The regulation length with end zones is 109.728 meters, the width is 48.758 meters, and the area is 5351 square meters, or 1.32 acres.
Satellite images for Apple Maps are taken at different times than Google Maps, so they may be more or less helpful, depending on your situation.
Toggle between satellite view and aerial view with the four-square icon in the bottom right of the Google Map. The difference is satellite view (more recent, lower resolution, 360-degree compatible, can rotate your measurement without redo) vs. aerial view (more dated, higher resolution, usually not 360-degree compatible, i.e. usually cannot rotate your measurement without redo).
Q: Is Google Street View available for the searched address or place?
A: Yes, usually. Drag the "Stickman" in the bottom right corner of the map to a "blue line" on the map to display a nearby Street View.
Q: Can I save or load a measurement like the free version?
A: Yes. The measurements are now interchangeable between Apple Maps and Google Maps.
Q: Can print my measurement in a formatted way other than a screenshot?
A: Yes. Recommended way is screenshot. You must use your own screen shot/crop utility (Command + Shift + 4 on Mac, Windows Key + Shift + S on Windows). The paid Google Maps version of Find Lot Size is somewhat printer-friendly through the normal browser functionality.
Q: Can I find latitude and longitudes with this paid service like the free version? Does it confirm the address like the free version?
A: No, not at this time. In the future, this may be a feature.
Q: Is there still a Google advertisement on the left-hand-side of the page for this paid version like the free version?
A: Yes. In the future, there may be a way to get rid of the ads for an additional fee.
Q: I lost my transaction ID by clearing my browser settings, etc. and I still have credits on it, what do I do?
A: Contact the developer David Gross with the email address you used to purchase the credits and we will respond within 24 hours with your Transaction ID.
Q: When I try to complete an enclosed perimeter or area shape, I cannot place the last marker near my first marker. How is this done?
A: Drop the marker in a region nearby. Pick up this last-dropped marker by tapping and holding it, then dragging it on top of the first marker you dropped. You will have a near-perfect match-up.
Q: I am using a Macbook with a track pad. When I Click to set a marker, the marker ends up many pixels away from where I clicked. What is wrong?
A: Your Macbook PRAM may need reset. Follow these official Apple instructions: Reset NVRAM or PRAM on your Mac
Click the map to drop a pin. Change a pin's location by clicking and dragging the pin. Use Clear Markers and Remove Last Marker to make edits. Search for a place with the search bar. Accessing your current location is not available.
Statement on accuracy:
A careful measurement's error is only around 0.5% in perimeter and area. These error numbers were found by measuring a NFL football field, like Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. The regulation length with end zones is 109.728 meters, the width is 48.758 meters, and the area is 5351 square meters, or 1.32 acres.
Last Updated: 08 March 2022