By now, you should be familiar with the basic use of Google Maps for finding driving directions. However, the flexibility of Google Maps offers plenty more opportunities for figuring out how to get from point A to point B. We'll see that Google Maps can assist you in finding the best gasoline prices, avoiding traffic congestion, and even avoiding the use of an automobile altogether!
In this day and age, one of the most useful tools of the digital cartographer is her Global Positioning System, or GPS, receiver. We're also going to explore several useful combinations of GPS and Google Maps, including loading routes from Google Maps into your GPS receiver, plotting your travels from the GPS receiver's tracklog within Google Maps, and how to use your GPS to make Google Maps of local wireless network coverage.
As a bonus, we'll also see how Google Maps saved one man from an expensive traffic fine!