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    Re: The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2016 Dec 12, 20:08 +0000
    Sic Transit Gloria!

    The American Automobile Association offers a huge selection of road maps, but demand has dropped nearly to zero as GPS (or more correctly, computer and smartphone mapping systems) have taken over.  

    I recently fulfilled a "bucket list" item, driving the coastal highway from San Francisco to Seattle (well, almost -- had to cut inland in mid-Oregon, roads north of that are pretty bad).   I ordered the full panoply of AAA maps -- and then hardly used them as I just referred to my smartphone app....

    Same thing for nautical charts.  Now that commercial ships can use electronic chartplotters, nobody's buying paper charts and keeping them up to date.   NOAA has actually stopped printing US charts (but you can still get them from local commercial shops that have extra-wide color printers)

    Don't know the status of land maps printed by the US Gov't.



    From: Gary LaPook <NoReply_LaPook@fer3.com>
    To: luabel{at}ymail.com
    Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 10:13 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: The lie of the land: when map ma kers get it wrong �� in pictures Books The Guardian
       
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