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Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:33:48 PM »

Read all about it! Well just my view on things.

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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 01:36:43 PM »

29 years of service work and I still love my old Hudsons street map... They are out of business now that GPS readily available..
When I was in Salt Lake heading out to the salt flats for speed week I wanted to stop at an In-N-Out burger since we dont have them here.. The GPS in the rental car said the closest one was in Las Vegas... We found on 3 miles up the road from the airport in Salt Lake.. ;-)

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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 10:04:38 AM »

GPS is ONLY as good as the info that is put into them. I still use MAPS!!! AND most of them are still FREE!!!
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 10:33:02 AM »

I use my GPS all the time, don't remember the last time i looked at a map.
 I use to figure out all the volume for concrete in my head in seconds now I'm lost with out a calculator.

 But ya know, we don't use horse n buggy anymore and who can remember rolling down a car window by hand or when a ButtPlug didn't Vibrate.
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 08:22:48 AM »

True, we don't use a horse and buggy anymore.  I'm not in to the last item you mentioned so I will take your word for it.....

I love tech, am using a laptop with wireless internet, have a smart phone etc, but I think being able to know how to read a paper map is an important skill, knowing how to navigate by the sun is important too. The problem is, so many people are lost if that big screen in the center of their dash is dead!

Yeah, I have a CB too.  When there is an accident ahead, you can flip it on and find out which lane is closed, or to take an exit to get around it. You will also find out that the government is behind it all, and where to get a good massage at a reasonable price near the interstate....   
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 08:51:14 AM »

I have 2 hand held CBs, I use them to get ravel and sand. Saves me a trip threw the scales, but the range isn't much farther than the pitt.
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 10:05:10 AM »

"or when a ButtPlug didn't Vibrate."

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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 05:59:17 PM »

I have no GPS and use maps regularly, even took my State atlas along Saturday to make it to a snowmobile trip.
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 08:16:11 PM »

I work outside on houses all over the twin city's, google maps I can see houses before I drive over and often see what work has to be done, and St Paul is such a mess looking for an address, I have been 50 feet away and couldn't find houses, now I just drive right to them with "Eva" my navigator. turn left, turn left, HEY ASSHOLE turn left.
 
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 07:34:20 PM »

So does it work the other way, you google earth some really crappy brickwork etc, then go leave a business card at the addresses?
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2014, 04:34:59 PM »

lol
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2014, 05:53:52 PM »

So does it work the other way, you google earth some really crappy brickwork etc, then go leave a business card at the addresses?
be even better if I could find  em on Google earth streets, Then Photoshop the work, Then E-mail a bill
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 07:59:45 AM »

google earth is the best, look at it before I leave home and drive to it like I have been there before. still pull put the Hudson map book when I'm in town.
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Re: Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2014, 08:37:29 AM »

I often get a call, and I can see the bricks or steps they are asking about to get fixed on google streets
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