Mapping our journeys

We have always struggled with the use of maps and guides. And how if you attempt to use apps on your mobility devices that saps away mobile data costing you a money? GPS devices such as Garmin used to be our main tools. But they don’t figure any way close these days.

So the use of Google maps to plan has always been something we did.

But the cheapos in us always had a problem. Those custom maps we cannot access when we are on the road because we stick with only using free wifi. And you don’t get free wifi out in the open road. So how now brown cow?

A very well thought out post here shares how you custom your own maps using Google mymaps and use them offline (the Mapeme app). Best thing is – its free to use. Follow the steps Jenny recommends and you can save on paying mobile data. Especially useful for planning road trips, we intend to use it for city navigation all the time and you will see it for our coming Phuket journey. This saves us from the “mandatory” step of buying a local SIM card and data plan. Let us tell you how this works out in the journalog.

Remember that there are folks out there helping to virtually map out walks, treks and hiking trails? It will not be long before you can easier create custom maps for these activities too. Life will get better with technology.

Don’t let it enslave you. Be its master! Google Trips. That’s the next thing to really harness.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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