Old 04-16-18, 10:04 AM
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phughes
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Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
That is an option with most gps apps including google maps on android.
Yes, but default isn't. The paper map is much bigger as well. Whatever works for you comes down to personal choice. They both have their place.

I can navigate myself across country easily, with maps and simple spatial awareness, whereas my wife struggles with GPS. She is much younger and never had to learn to read maps. My belief is, had she learned to read maps, and to navigate using them, she would have a better sense of direction. I generally have an overview of an area in my head, which helps if I miss a turn. You don;t develop that as well if you have always relied on GPS for turn by turn directions.

A two pronged approach works well, utilizing both. On a trip, I wouldn't want to be without a hard copy of a map. GPS simply augments that for me rather than replacing it.

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