These days everyone has access to digital maps. From apps on a cell phone to GPS systems in vehicles, people can always find a map to figure out where they are going. Before these digital mapping systems, the only option was a paper map. With the rise of technology, though, some may begin to wonder if paper maps are a relic of the past. Is there still a reason to keep them around?
Digital maps are more than maps, as reported by USC Online. They can provide real-time information along with showing you how to get where you want to go. They point out construction areas, report weather conditions, and even give traffic updates. This technology allows you to get turn by turn audible directions, too. It is much easier to use than paper maps, which you had to navigate yourself. All you do is put in an address or destination and the map brings up the information you need. In addition, digital maps are updated automatically. Paper maps have the issue of needing to be replaced often to stay current, which means buying a new one.