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Thursday, November 22, 2012

 

using GPS even when maps aren't present



Happy Thanksgiving back home.
We just arrived in Osaka Japan from Bangkok. I had maps in Thailand but not here in Japan.

However, I still had the Braille Sense OnHand fired up and helping out.

I had no clue how far our hotel in Osaka was from the Airport. Even when there are no maps, the World.poi and the City.POI files come in handy. I found the city of Osaka, which was about 40 Kilometers from the airport. I could then gauge that the taxi driver wasn't taking the long way around.

I also had the Nav Aids file loaded and could see buoys and lighthouses a click to our left.

I of course recorded the hotel as a POI which will go into the collective World POI file for all to share. I'll add lots more over the next 3 days of touring Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.

Boy are the prices here a shock after Thailand and the weather is 40 degrees cooler.

I can definitely give thanks for accessible GPS, just one more alternative tool in my travel bag of tricks.

Mike

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