Insider Preview App Update – Maps App version 5.1608.2116.0 and 5.1608.2117.0 for PC

We have rolled out an update to the Windows Maps app which brings a highly anticipated feature: Windows Ink on Maps. This feature is optimized for pervasive ink annotations directly on the map with Surface Pen, and we have enabled inking with stylus, mouse, or touch. We are excited to get your feedback and think you will enjoy Windows Ink on Maps as much as we do.

Here’s a few idea on how to get the most out of Windows Ink on Maps:

Use ink annotations in the Maps app to create additional context or information about points of interest or an area of the map

Use the Measure distance tool to plan a run, bike, or hiking route BEFORE you head out

Ink a contiguous line in Directions mode and Maps will calculate turn-by-turn directions from the start to the end of the inked line

Use a combination Ink annotations, Directions, and the Measure Distance tools together to plan a meetup with friends and family

The features included in this release are:

Known issues: