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metric measurements in maps app

jfedinburgh Feb 14, 2012 5:14 AM
Posted in group: Google Maps & Earth Help Forum

Categories: Getting directions (transit, biking, walking) : Suggest a new feature or share feedback : N/A - Mobile App : iOS :

How do I get maps app to give me directions in metric measurements in the UK?

I'm in my 50s and I learned only the metric system in school. I have only ever bought petrol in litres but I understand miles as a measure between cities since that is what all the signposts still use (hopefully that will change soon!). On  my maps app directions inside cities under a mile are given in hundreds of feet which mean nothing to me. (Yards I could cope with - I would simply call them metres.) Who measures distances in feet? Is there any way to get the maps app on my itouch to give directions in metres? If not please could we have one.