Will The Traditional Maps Be Replaced By Google Maps And Sat Nav?

In the face of Google Maps and Sat Nav, is the traditional folded map on the way to its demise? Jeff Bishop dismisses the talk because he thinks that Sat Nav is not accurate. While it can show a route from A to B, there is an absence of context along the way. According to Bishop, Google Maps are ugly with no quality on them.
To Bishop’s delight, there is a Bristol company that is on a mission to create beautiful and functional online maps. Green Chameleon, a design and marketing agency that is based on King Street is working with clients in the travel industry that have successfully created interactive digital maps of Japan, Burma and Indochina.
According to creative director, Tom Anderson, the maps they produce are built for online experience that is why they aim to create something that is unique in design to delight users. Travellers who want to go to a certain place will be allowed to explore the areas that they intend to visit through the digital maps.
Maps and trails are now being used to boost tourism as well as the economy. There are different maps being used today for visitors, for tourists and for locals who want to move around. People see today a wide range of different local mappings that has been triggered by the eventual takeover of Sat Nav and Google Maps.
However, nothing beats the original 1480 map that was drawn during the start of the Tudor Dynasty that still exists today and is considered as the oldest surviving map of any city in the United Kingdom. The map illustrations show the High Cross that stood at the center of the crossroads of Bristol’s four main streets. It showed a city that was surrounded by walls, four city gates and prosperous looking buildings.
Map illustrations were very popular centuries ago not for the purpose of finding your way around but to show a hint of how life was back then. Some of the landmarks that have been depicted in the illustrated maps are now gone but such greatness is still preserved in the maps. History has been effectively reflected in the maps to give people an idea of Bristol in its early years.

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