GPS: Leave Maps Behind?

This is a strange article; it talks about viewing fall colours and segues into using or buying a GPS receiver for that purpose. It also repeats the canard that a GPS renders paper maps unnecessary: “A foldable map is cheaper and just as portable as a GPS device, but doesn’t tell you directions the way a GPS unit does.” To me that’s like saying a compass renders a topo map obsolete. Then there’s this recommendation for choosing a fall colours route: “Make sure the one you choose is bordered by lots of green, indicating vegetation.” Electronic maps don’t necessarily do that. Via My Wonderful World.

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