Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Google Maps in the Maps app on my iPad but I cannot find a scale bar.
Where is the scale bar for Google Maps in the native Maps app on an iPad?

share|improve this question

migrated from Apr 6 '12 at 17:33

This question came from our site for power users of web applications.

up vote 1 down vote accepted

There is no scale bar in Maps for iPad. I think it is not official (yet) because even on Android it can only be enabled from the "Labs" settings. So, it is not part of the official Google Maps images.

share|improve this answer

There is no scale bar in the Maps app, but you can use the app Mapscale, which gives you exactly what you desire.

share|improve this answer
Welcome to Ask Different! Can you provide some more info? Please provide a link to the app and tell us what it does and why you're recommending it. Please take a look at the FAQs for more info. Thanks. – Nathan Greenstein Apr 12 '12 at 23:25

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.