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Aug 2, 2011 01:05 PM ET // Matthew McDermott
Now I love using Google Maps on my iPhone to get around, and won't knock the usefulness of GPS systems in general--even if I tend to prefer a good ole fashioned printed map. But NPR has a really perfect example of why you shouldn't just blindly rely on a GPS system for navigation, particularly when...
Aug 8, 2011 07:39 PM ET // Derek Markham
If you've never considered using public transportation to get to and from your urban adventures, this new web app just might be your enabler. Mapnificent is a dynamic travel time map (not a time travel map!) which shows you which areas of the city you can reach with public transportation within a g...
Oct 21, 2011 05:07 PM ET // Derek Markham
The more high-tech our gadgets get, and the more we rely on the GPS units in our cars and on our smartphones, the rarer it is to have some real map and compass skills. Unless you're into orienteering, that is. Orienteering at its most basic is using a paper map and an old-school compass to [...]