MickinMD Posted April 20, 2019 Share #1 Posted April 20, 2019 There's a documentary on local PBS right now called, "10 Streets That Changed America." The young narrator, riding part of the original "Lincoln Highway" that initially connected the New York City area to the Midwest, asks a guide, "How did they figure out where to go without GPS?" I loved navigating with paper maps on long trips. I can remember not trusting GPS. My sister gave me a birthday present of a Garmin car GPS in the early 2000s but I didn't use it for a couple years until I was riding with her from a relative's church wedding in Westminster, MD to the reception hall in Gettysburg, PA and she had no idea of how to get there but let her same model GPS unit tell her where to go and turn on the 20 or so miles of several rural roads and she had no trouble. Still, until a few years ago I'd print out a couple 8.5" x 11" paper maps to get an easier glance at the route while driving. Today, I no longer print maps and use GPS even on roads I know but don't know how far down the road the crabhouse is, etc. If I want to look at a map, today's smartphones provide large enough screens to consult maps from Google Maps and Here WeGo (permanent offline) maps, when I want an overview of where I'm going. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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