deird1: Darla and Drusilla, with text "old world" (Darla Dru old world)
[personal profile] deird1
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Went to a friend's house the other day, and discovered that my Melways (standard Melbourne roadmap) is out of date and doesn't have her street.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.

Laney says

Date: 2016-08-27 05:06 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love Google maps because it can inform me of stuff while I'm looking at the road, so I generally don't have to pull over, work out where the heck I am, and work out how the heck to get back on the route I was theoretically trying to follow before I missed my turnoff because I had no chance to check the map without leaving the aforementioned route.
The one I miss, however, was the GPS in Matt's old car, because it had a handy zooming in-and-out function that meant I could fiddle away with it while on three-day-long journeys and check how many towns were coming up and where we could stop for lunch. GMaps isn't quite as handy in that tespect - it kinda works, but it's not as much fun.


deird1: Fred looking pretty and thoughful (Default)

September 2017

34 56789
24 25 2627282930

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 09:49 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios