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Google Maps Now Warns You about Traffic & Construction

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in apps, digital maps, Finding your way as you drive, Google Maps, GPS | 0 comments

Google Maps Now Warns You about Traffic & Construction

Google Maps is a pretty useful navigation aid, although not yet perfect. It now sports an updated feature telling you where to expect traffic and road construction and how long you may be stuck or need to proceed at a crawl. Read more about it here: http://ti.me/1LCqQ7n ————————————— If you’re directionally challenged you need the award-winning book, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around, by Janet R....

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Use Good Sense When Following GPS Commands

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Google Maps, GPS | 0 comments

Use Good Sense When Following GPS Commands

While GPS and map apps are often thought of as life-savers by directionally challenged people, they should not substitute for good directional – or, at least, common – sense. Take a look at this “CBS This Morning” video showing footage of a car whose driver followed her Google Maps directions to the letter, even when signage and other cues strongly indicated otherwise. This true story of an Oregon driver is followed by a similar, fictional, GPS-inspired scene from the TV show, “The...

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GPS and Front-seat Dynamics

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Finding your way as you drive, Google Maps, GPS, travel, Wayfinding, wayfinding technology | 0 comments

GPS and Front-seat Dynamics

In those golden days of yesteryear, long before GPS was even a twinkle in the eye of computer geeks, drivers and passengers often found the front seat of the car a great place to disagree. One may have insisted that he (or she) knew the way, while the other was absolutely certain they were headed in the wrong direction. These “discussions” often escalated into accusations and recriminations – perhaps funny at first, then not so much. GPS was supposed to fix all that. With always...

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Latest Innovation of Google Maps’ Street View in London, England

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in digital maps, Google Maps, landmarks, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Latest Innovation of Google Maps’ Street View in London, England

Directionally challenged people (and the not-so challenged too) often have a love/hate relationship with wayfinding technology. GPS and online mapping services can fail us at the worst of times, but can also provide orientation thrills and chills. A story on USAToday.com, by Stephanie Haven, describes Google Maps’ latest innovation. If you’ll be traveling to London, England (actually, or in your dreams. . .) you can now have a 360-degree “street view” of the river Thames. With...

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