November 14, 2016 9:00 am

Windows 10 Tip: Four ways to use ink in the Windows Maps app

By / Editor, Windows Blog

We’ve showed you how to get started with the Windows Ink Workspace on your PC. Today, we’re talking about all the ways it can make trip-planning easier when you use it with the Windows Maps app. By drawing in the app, you can easily get directions, measure distances, leave notes and more.

Draw a line between two points for instant directions

 Four ways to use ink in the Windows Maps app       

Simply draw a line between your start point and destination, and the Maps app will quickly convert your ink into a route and give you directions.

Markup and add notes to your map

 Four ways to use ink in the Windows Maps app

Personalize your map by adding details, marking places and annotating your plans, just like you would on a regular paper map.

Trace a route and find distances

 Four ways to use ink in the Windows Maps app

With the measure tool, you can easily find out the distance of your run, bike or even kayak route. Just trace a route on the map and the app will calculate it for you.

Use the ruler for perfectly straight lines on your map

 Four ways to use ink in the Windows Maps app

Use the ruler to draw straight lines directly on the map to outline an area, or combine the ruler with the measure distance tool to get the distance between multiple points. You can also rotate and adjust it to the angle that you need.

You can use Windows Ink with your device’s pen, but all the ink functionality is available with mouse or touch if you enable the touch-writing option on the ink toolbar.

Have a great week!

Updated November 17, 2016 10:46 am