Lance Ulanoff of PC Magazine discusses how Paris Via GPS is more navigable, even on foot, with today’s technology eventhough he made a conscious decision to leave his laptop behind, he chose to take the Garmin GPS Nuvi 350 , a portable global positioning system (GPS) with him to Paris. “Following the Nuvi’s directions in a walking city like Paris isn’t always easy. The device is designed for in-car navigation and has no walking mode. This means that while you can walk up a one-way street in the wrong direction, the Garmin Nuvi will try to take you the long way around it.” Read more.
“Imagine Google Earth and an improved Block Views and you’ve got something pretty compelling — a link-ripe “virtual city” that would overlay whatever real city you happen to be in. For instance, select a nearby hotel and your phone will use GPS technology and a built-in compass to guide you there like GPS Google Earth. Google has made it easier for developers to tinker with Google Earth. The Net is exploding with wonders and is increasingly good at offering local information.Broadband services for cellphones, PDAs and host of other objects could help free the Net’s advanced functions, and location-based services like GeoVector’s could help merge them with the street-level real world: Point a “location-aware” device with a GPS receiver and a compass at an object, and all sorts of things become possible, beyond navigation and concierge-style services.” Google Earth GPS is changing the world! Source:The WallStreet Journal