As GPS options have developed, they have evolved for civilians from the best option to help navigate the wilderness to the best way to route yourself onto roads that only exist virtually (and generate new and inventive cuss phrases to suit) to truly fantastic options for avoiding traffic (and speed traps) + finding routes and hidden city gems you would be unlikely to find on your own.
While I began using them just for hikes and trips overseas, I now use them most times I go out - for mundane traffic aversion, but also to explore. This technology has made my whole new area more accessible to me. : - )
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