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|14th January 2007, 15:43||#1|
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GPS, are we mature enough yet?
I was just looking into a few sites like GPS India - GPS, Aviation, Marine, Handheld, Navigation, Binoculars, Compass, Windwatch, etc which talk about many GPS systems for cars, motorcycles, or on phones etc. It says india, but it doesnt show whats really available in india.
Also Garmin/Nippon are the only ones I hear that are available in the indian market. Now how much of details they show on their systems is a different story altogether. Is the indian government doing anything at all, to improve the naviagation systems available here and are they doing a detailed geo mapping of the streets in our country at all?
Whether we need a GPS is one thing, but if they provide us a GPS with features such as traffic density real time update, and best path calculation between locations based on this, it should be a boon. This will be the next best thing from either the mobile revolution or the highway upgradation schemes taken up so far.
|14th January 2007, 22:32||#2|
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|14th January 2007, 22:54||#3|
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This is a classic case of one man's treasure being another's junk. GPS can not be classified completely under junk in an Indian context, but comes mighty close.
|15th January 2007, 00:46||#4|
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Perhaps, and only for the time being, in the AUTO "sense" GPS may not be mighty useful but there are very many areas where GPSs are a boon.
Having used GPSs for well over 12 years, when I read "GPS" and "Junk" in one sentence, just could not keep myself out! Sorry, no offences.
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