Sense of direction

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Re: Sense of direction

Postby Ruth » Wed May 30, 2012 1:01 pm

I now have a marvelous app inmy I phone which is really easy to use and tell sme exactly where I am and how to get to where I want to go....and I have a sat nav that talks to me when I'm driving...the wonders of modern technology.

Haven't been lost for a while! :banana:

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Re: Sense of direction

Postby Shadwell » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:51 am

I wouldn't rely too much on one device or the other though, as I have a sat nav that wants a divorce!! and a mobile that gets lost when it reaches a tree!! so neither of them would be much use in an over grown forrestry!!

but the sat nav would have a bad head, as it says bare left, then it says re-calculating, as it doesn't count the country lane as a right turn, the road bares left, and the country lane is more or less straight on, but classed as a right turn because it isn't supposed to carry anything larger than mini-buses due to a hump back bridge, and a nasty sharp left bend under the railway tracks, even though 90% of the traffic use it rather than down the main road to get home from work or whatever.

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Re: Sense of direction

Postby Jim » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:28 am

I'm not too bad at navigation, but I've had my moments like driving somewhere new and getting lost at the last moment. Stopping to ask for directions only to be told.. "Yeah, it's just there mate." about 20 metres from where I've stopped!

In general I don't like asking for directions because assuming I've understood them I've usually forgotten them by the time I've pulled away. So I tend to plan quite throughly in advance of travelling anywhere new usually using googlemaps and street view and investigating carparks or anything relevant. "Fail to plan = plan to fail"

Sat nav is good, I have tom-tom on my iPhone, I only really use it in France or somewhere I've never been but it's nice to have a tool which helps you get out of trouble. Also GPS on maps is brilliant if you're walking somewhere and need a little extra help gaining your bearings. It does kill the battery a little bit though.
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Re: Sense of direction

Postby tara » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:35 am

what sense of direction :p

I dont have one lol!!

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Re: Sense of direction

Postby calumfsinclair » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:27 pm

I use a gps and cross reference it to a map. Tends to work well, but I find it hard to take info from a map and apply it to the terrain.
If only OS did google street view on their paper maps…
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Re: Sense of direction

Postby Jim » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:22 pm

Maybe if you were to tap it with your wand and say "I solemnly swear, I'm up to no good"

Oh wait... Wrong map.
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Re: Sense of direction

Postby LGC2108 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:18 pm

I struggle with maps, and often can't work out directions.


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