How is an over reliance on GPS technology affecting our understanding and experience of place? This question has been a focus by some recent research.
Waze has a free social mobile application that uses real-time input from local drivers to update traffic conditions for other users. Currently, those with iPhone and Android phones can download the free application. When the application is left open on their phones, real-time GPS information about the speed of the […]
As part of a larger article on the real and hypothesized effects of relying on computerized navigation systems on the mind, Alex Hutchinson looked at research on spatial cognition. The ability to navigate successfully can be achieved by either of two different strategies in the brain which Hutchinson explains in Global […]
Google firmly set its foot into the navigation world when it announced free Google Maps Navigation for the Android 2.0 at the end of October. The device is only available for the United States and only on select phones. Forbes takes a look at the supposed relationship Google is working […]
According to a short item in the Smithsonian’s January magazine, white-crowned sparrows map their navigation routes to their wintering grounds in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. The study looked at the navigation path of 15 adult and 15 juvenile birds. As the birds mature they build a mental map […]