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Maps as Virtual Assistants?

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, Finding your way as you drive, maps, parking, smartphones, Tips for the Directionally Challenged, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Maps as Virtual Assistants?

If you’re directionally challenged, you may think of paper maps as adding confusion to your already turned-around world. But it’s time to reconsider how maps can be an integral – and enormously helpful – part of your life. An article by Ed Parsons, a geospatial technologist at Google, describes how future digital maps – like a good personal assistant – will help with your daily activities by giving you automatic, integrated information about weather, traffic, parking, alternate...

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Smartphone Map Use (by touch) While Driving Is Banned in California

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Finding your way as you drive, maps, smartphones | 0 comments

Smartphone Map Use (by touch) While Driving Is Banned in California

Using smartphone maps while driving — in any mode other than “hands-free” — is illegal in California according to its distracted driving law. Learn more about it from the following Huffington Post link and related video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/smartphone-maps-driving-california_n_3039477.html

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