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Get Places with Google Maps Navigation

by Jon Rettinger | November 6, 2009November 6, 2009 1:16 pm PST

I’m not going to lie, I have an awful sense of direction. I get lost going to the bathroom.   The only places I can really get to, without any difficulty is my house, my fiance’s home, and my parents house where I grew up.   That’s it. Three places.  I don’t make this admission out of pride (obviously) but to illustrate how important GPS is to me.  I’m fortunate enough to have a few talents (I can burp the alphabet) but a good sense of direction is not one of them.  I used to have to rely on a Thomas Guide when I first started driving thirteen years ago.  In the time that’s past, GPS devices from Garmin, Tom Tom, and others have been my voice guided savior.  More recently, TeleNav service on my iPhone has made sure I’m never within arms reach of knowing where I’m going.  All those options, while reliable can be expensive.  Enter Google, and their Google Maps Navigation (currently in Beta and as of now only on Android 2.0 devices). A free turn-by-turn navigation option with voice guided assistance.  As you’ll see in the video, it works, but not without a few bugs.  For the directionally challenged like me, the future is looking bright for GMN (I just made that up, but GMN sounds good).  I’m anxiosly awating an official cross platform build.  In the meantime, anyone know which way the freeway is?

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...