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Posts made in June, 2013

“Directional Sense” is Now on Facebook

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, Facebook, personal navigation, Wayfinding | 0 comments

“Directional Sense” is Now on Facebook

If you’re a Facebook fan, you’ll be glad to know that the book, “Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around,” has meandered on over to: https://www.facebook.com/DirectionalSense This is a page is for directionally challenged people and everyone interested in wayfinding: how people manage to get from one place to another in our complex, confusing world. We hope you can navigate to our Facebook page and that you “Like” what you see!  We look forward to...

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The New Google Maps is a Powerhouse Wayfinding Tool

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in digital maps, maps, personal navigation, Wayfinding | 0 comments

The New Google Maps is a Powerhouse Wayfinding Tool

The new Google Maps is an unprecedented tool for directionally challenged people and everyone else too. It helps you figure out where to go, generate maps and directions, learn destination details like hours of operation, and see your destination inside and outside, from different angles and orientations. You can use it on digital devices, including computers, smart phones, and tablets. Since there are so many new features and capabilities, it’s worth investing some time in getting to know...

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Beyond Wayfinding: Mapping the Use of “Cray-ahn,” “Cran,” and other Regional Speech

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, maps, navigation, personal navigation | 0 comments

Beyond Wayfinding: Mapping the Use of “Cray-ahn,” “Cran,” and other Regional Speech

You’re probably used to thinking about maps primarily as a tool for finding your way around. If you’re directionally challenged, you may consider them a bit intimidating and overwhelming. They’re often packed with tons of useful detail, but it takes effort and practice to learn how to use them to answer your own wayfinding questions. (More about that in our book, “Directional Sense” Chapter 6.) The good news is that if you twitch at the very thought of using a map to get from one...

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Digital Maps & Directions for Bike Riders

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in bicycles, bike maps and directions, digital maps | 0 comments

Digital Maps & Directions for Bike Riders

If you’re directionally challenged, you know how helpful online maps and directions can be in guiding you from here to there. Of course, the route you want will depend on your mode of travel: walking directions will differ from public transit directions, which will differ from driving directions. And, if you’re taking off on two wheels, there are bicycle directions too: pointing the way to bike lanes, bike trails, and low-traffic roads. In 2010 Google Maps developed special maps and...

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London Underground Maps Made of LEGOS

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in maps, subways | 0 comments

London Underground Maps Made of LEGOS

To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London (England) Underground, also known as the “Tube”,  LEGO – the kids’ toy brick company – created five maps now on display in some of the largest Tube stations.  According to the London Underground website, http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/25979.aspx each map is made of 1,000+ LEGO bricks and took four days to construct. All five maps were created by the UK’s only certified LEGO...

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