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Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Well, there's little doubt that with the advent of GPS, map-reading skills among the general public are in a precipitous decline...

So, would all those drivers out there riding around in Heads-Up Land who might be totally lost without their GPS, then be classified as "linear", or "creative" thinkers? (grin)

This says the man with the computer, I pad, tablet or smart phone

That's the problem Jon, they are both and they are neither, just like the dinosaurs who are afraid to depend on a GPS device who think some day a EMP will wipe out all the satellites all at once.

Why is it so important to have map reading skills Jon, they are becoming obsolete except for the water where its a needed skill still? It isn't a necessary skill on land anymore for most people. It doesn't mean they are lost either. Time marches on as does the world. People don't forage for food anymore. It allows them do do things like deliver boats, become rocket scientists, CHefs, teachers, accountants. Time marches on.

March with it or get left behind and perish with he dinosours. grin
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