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Old 03-22-2018, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Does Google Map count?
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:04 AM
 
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Absolutely.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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I love maps and planning road trips looking at the map imaging with sights I might see.
That was me as a child, and I'm the same now!


Thanks for the responses, everyone. I asked because I have co-workers (late 20s/early 30s) who don't carry maps in their cars, and I wondered how common that was. Perhaps younger drivers would be less likely to have physical maps and road atlases, being more dependent on tech devices.


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Does Google Map count?

Yes, MapQuest too. In my preparations for my journey I bring up a close-up of the final destination, with street names, and take photos, because it can be easy to miss a sign for an urban turn-off, and then I can check my location.

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Old 03-23-2018, 12:38 AM
 
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I have a couple in my car but haven't used them since my last road trip three years ago. I love maps. I look at maps online just for fun.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:02 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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I love maps! As posters said earlier, it's a great way to get the "big picture".
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:04 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I have maps and a road atlas as well as a topo map atlas. I do a lot of photography and the "outback" is where the pictures are...not on the interstate.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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The only road map I've ever used, is in my head. But I do occasionally read the signs along the road. My forebears found their way around for a long time, before literacy touched them.
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:06 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yes. Both main vehicles. My youngest son met us in the backwoods of PA last Fall and his GPS took him on a very indirect and "interesting" route to get there.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Yes. Both main vehicles. My youngest son met us in the backwoods of PA last Fall and his GPS took him on a very indirect and "interesting" route to get there.

hmmm... that sounds like the sort of GPS I'd like.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Always. GPS does not cover many areas I go. Also, itís not always correct.
Same here. A map gives you the big picture.

Furthermore, because there is generally no unique path between two points, a GPS can lead you where you don't want to go. You can program them to find either the shortest route or the quickest route but if you are travelling and the road conditions change, the darn thing will re-route you as you go.

Sometimes I have a preferred route which differs from the GPS guidance. It will always re-calculate a short time after I take an alternate path.

Carry a paper map for the big picture.
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