Are Maps Fading Into the Past?

Posted on October 3, 2012

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In a world dominated by GPS devices and smartphone mapping applications, do printed maps still serve a purpose?  DaVinci Business Graphics thinks so.  Today, we look at why printed maps are still important. 

Map collecting has been a big deal since about the 1920’s.  Travelers would collect printed road maps of all the areas they travelled to, and all the places they wanted to travel to.  While those days are far behind us, there are still some people collecting printed road maps.

Lon Metzger has a collection of more than 5,000 road maps.  He started collecting maps while on family vacations as a kid.  His collection has grown and grown ever since.  Though Metzger still uses GPS to get from point A to point B, nothing beats a big old road map for planning trips.

A printed map provides the kind of world view that is hard to visualize on a 4-inch electronic screen.  While planning your route on a printed map, you might stumble upon new roads and new adventures that your GPS device would have missed.  Do yourself a favor: use a printed map to plan your next trip.  With a printed map, you get options, a larger perspective, and a greater sense of adventure.

If you need a wall map or map book for your next road trip, contact DaVinci Business Graphics.  We carry the broadest selection of maps of any area in the US and the world.  Our maps are updated every month, giving you the most up-to-date roads, highways, and streets to plan your trip.

Contact DaVinci Business Graphics today.  Plan your next road trip with one of our accurate, up-to-date maps

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