Advertisement

What we're using: Google Maps while lost in Japan

What we're using: Google Maps while lost in Japan
From Engadget - February 12, 2018

I have wanted to go to Japan for ages, but the prospect of navigating such an extensive and complex train system was daunting -- especially since I am the type who gets lost even going to places I have been to a million times before. After I spent hours upon hours familiarizing myself with frequently recommended Japan navigation apps and websites like Hyperdia, I felt more than ready to take on some of the busiest train stations on the planet. When I got there, though, I did not touch any of them -- all I used was Google Maps.

I have been conditioned to ignore Google Maps, since it's not always helpful (or accurate) where I live, in the Philippines. Admittedly, it has become a lot more detailed in my country over the years. I now see establishments in places that used to show only unmarked land. Granted, some of them do not actually exist, but that's what you get when anyone can add a business listing. It now shows shops inside malls, and a few years ago it finally got Street View.

Advertisement

Continue reading at Engadget »