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Am I the only person left in the world who prefers physical maps to GPS?

Went to a friend's house the other day, and discovered that my Melways (standard Melbourne roadmap) is out of date and doesn't have her street. I mentioned this to a few people - and they all looked puzzled and asked "But... don't you have a GPS?"

Yes. Yes I do have a GPS. And, thanks to my silly Melways, I had to pull out my GPS, dust off the cobwebs, find her street, and trust my GPS to guide me there while I blindly submitted to its knowledge, rather than knowing where the heck I was going.

Call me crazy, but I think there's something to be said for looking at a big piece of paper, and thinking "I am HERE, and I want to be THERE." It makes me feel much more in control. Especially since my GPS has been known to randomly go insane and decide I should be driving down a gravel farm track rather than the freeway.

Date: 2016-08-25 03:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] smurasaki
I've always preferred maps to directions, so I have no real interest in GPS. I do use Google maps more than physical maps, both because it's convenient and because street view gives me even more confidence that I can get from where I am to where I'm going.

I'm sure GPS is terribly useful, but I like to KNOW where I'm going. And I've always been very comfortable with maps.

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