Friday, October 10, 2008

Hiking with iPhone GPS!

We have a set of books describing walks around the UK and they always turn out to be varied, interesting, and sometimes challenging for map-reading.

Today was no exception in the latter department because the books are old and whole areas of timber had grown up in the past 30 years! So when the route stopped making sense I switched on Google Maps with satellite images and hey presto a blue symbol popped up to show us exactly where we were! I hadn't previously switched the unit on out of doors and had no idea just how good the GPS function is!