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Despite boom in GPS, smartphones, paper map nostalgia finds its place
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Used to be, Dad would stuff a half-dozen maps in the glove box before setting out with the family on a road trip. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them — names like Texaco, Gulf, Esso — once brimmed from displays at filling stations, free for the taking.
In this Tuesday, May 8, 2012 photo a traditional road map of the Pittsburgh area and one showing the same region on an iPad are seen placed together in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Transportation agencies around the country are printing fewer maps to cut costs or just to acknowledge that public demand is down. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) ORG XMIT: OHAS302
But of the more than 35 million Americans expected to travel by car this Fourth of July, a good chunk will probably reach for technology.
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