We will never get lost again according to this article

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1. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1848 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Came across this interesting article about how digital maps and GPS is changing the way we travel. In the future getting lost maybe the new challenge

Digital mapmaking innovations are revolutionizing travel

[ Edit: Edited on 22 Jan 2022, 15:45 GMT by Teoni ]

2. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 175 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

No thank you, don't even own a GPS and do not plan to get one. Google "Death by GPS"

3. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1848 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Quoting 55vineyard

No thank you, don't even own a GPS and do not plan to get one. Google "Death by GPS"

Death by GPS should be renamed to Death by lack of common sense. Anyone who thinks following a GPS is going to magically create a road over a lake has bigger issues than bad GPS instructions

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1799 posts) 15w 1 Star this if you like it!

I think of the GPS that tried to make us cross a bridge that was closed for repairs in Bordeaux. We had to turn it off, cross another bridge and then turn it back on to find our hotel. Once across the river, the GPS worked fine.

If you want to get lost, turn off the GPS. That's easy. I love getting lost. You find so many fun things that way.

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4181 posts) 15w 1 Star this if you like it!

"Anyone who thinks following a GPS is going to magically create a road over a lake has bigger issues than bad GPS instructions.."

I have to agree with this.. You do have to use some common sense. And KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN too!

https://www.cnet.com/news/man-followed-gps-drove-off-disused-bridge-ramp-wife-dies-police-say/

6. Posted by AlexTTT (Budding Member 11 posts) 14w 1 Star this if you like it!

Since I do a lot of hiking in deep forests I depend on my gps many times and I have no issues with that. Sure common sense and nature knowledge healps a lot, but sometimes the weather is just too stormy, the sky too covered, the nature too destroyed or affected, and so, the commong things one knows and how to get back on your way just don't work... so I always have an old style compass on me (in case the gps has no battery or so) but the gps is a god send for us who wander in the least walked paths.

So I am happy the technology is getting better with time.

7. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 3325 posts) 14w 1 Star this if you like it!

Getting lost is sometimes part of the fun in a new city.

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost"