If we look back to the dawn of the smartphone, one of the main draws was their GPS chips and ability to offer on-the-go navigation. No longer were we beholden to sites like MapQuest (which still exists as a mobile app, by the way) and printing directions on actual, physical paper. Instead, we could open up our maps app, input a destination, and receive live, turn-by-turn directions.
It was like a pocket-sized Marco Polo, Chris Columbus, or Ferdinand Magellan had become your permanent wingman and was surely a death-dealing blow to paper maps. But it didn’t stop there.
After we gained the ability to navigate via our smartphones, it became a question of which [...]