Make it easy to select KM instead of Miles - by Gilvader

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Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 10/19/2013 4:16:37 AM
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I simply couldn't find a way to display Directions with the international SI unit km (kilo-meters) but only in the weird Miles.

1) autodetect the country of the browser or where the Bing Maps are displaying and use the locally used distance
2) or use the home of the user
3) or add a way to change the miles <-> km (maybe clicking on the unit?)
4) colour clickable texts differently than normal text, it's really difficult to "know" what can be clicked. (This is general for Windows Phone and Windows 8)
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Posted by robojor on 10/22/2013 at 6:57 PM
Hi Gilvader!

Thanks for your feedback. There is actually a way to change Miles and Kilometers. While the Map app is opened, go to the Settings Charm, select Options, and you will see the Miles/Kilometers toggle there.

Hope this addresses your feedback.