Are paper maps obsolete?

Maps

It’s difficult to get lost these days.  I love this era we’re living in where one can navigate anywhere from a mobile phone or from a GPS system in the car.  I often have several navigation tools going at one time (which drives my husband CRAZY!).  I use the GPS in my car, Google maps on my phone, and if traffic slows I pull up Waze to see what the problem is and if Waze can navigate me around it.  It’s heaven!  Or is it? Are paper maps going the way of phone booths?

My husband and I know many very capable and intelligent young adults but their reliance on digital navigation has left them ignorant of basic geography.  For example, if you asked what direction they should be going in if they want to get from Connecticut to Maine it would take them a minute to answer.  They no longer have that big picture awareness that looking at an old-fashioned paper map provides.

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