GPS assisted travel

In my home town there is really no place for GPS as our city is so small and the transport system is so efficient that we can always go to one place from another easily. With the help of 3G iPhone and its AGPS, the trip to Boston was my first time to travel abroad with a GPS … and it was really a great device that helped a lot.

Same as a well designed webpage navigation system, it is important to know where you are, where have you been and where you can go. That’s exactly what the GPS could do for me in Boston and it was fast to track the location as well (thanks to the AGPS, instead of typical GPS).

The first pic shows how I could go to the Boston Apple store from the hotel I stayed, as suggested by the iPhone.

And this pic shows it all, the famous Google pin … I know I am in the right place.

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

One thought on “GPS assisted travel”

  1. Agreed. My recent travel to Hokkaido is the first time using GPS to assist our driving. It’s not difficult to use although all the menu, navigation, message and voice are all in Japanese. Take several minutes can how how to use for the major functions base on the icons, graphical presentation. Simply input the telephone no., map code or postal code can help you drove to the destination. Although sometime GPS may suggest a route that you may think not a fastest way or provide too short notice for turning (especially in downtown city, may be we drove too fast, but we just drove 40kmh…), we found that trust it’s suggestion are almost > 95% correct.

    In the last two days of travel without the car and GPS, we are lost in the city of Sapporo and frustrated since we need to fallback to using traditional map to find where the restaurant is and mostly took us half an hour to do that versus GPS less than a minute to locate the place.

    If the precision of GPS can further improve, then it will be great and we can really enjoy the driving very much.


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