You can measure both distances and areas on the map, and also specify the measurement units used to show your measurement results. When you measure, your map goes into measure mode, and you will see a different app bar. After you have entered a distance or area to measure, you will see the measurement results at the top of the map. Once you are done measuring, cancel measure mode to return to the regular app bar.
You can use the measure distance mode to measure linear distances on the map.
Measure distance mode is turned on. The app bar and app bar's context menu show different tools and options used for measuring.
You can use the measure area mode to measure areas on the map.
Measure area mode is turned on. The app bar and app bar's context menu show different tools and options used for measuring.
When using the GPS to collect a point, you have the following options:
You can specify the units to use in a measurement result.
Tap the distance units value.
The Choose Distance Units page displays with the options for distance units. Tap your desired units to select it.
Tap the area units value.
The Choose Area Units page displays with the options for area units. Tap your desired units to select it.
If you already had a measurement result displayed on the map, the value and units will be updated to match your selected units. If you did not have a result displayed, start measuring now to see the units in use in your displayed result.
To return to the map's regular app bar and capabilities, cancel measure mode once you are done with your measurements.
Measure mode is canceled, and the map returns with the regular app bar and capabilities.