Does anyone actually use a map anymore? Does anyone still know how to read them? I’m not talking about old historical or valuable maps, just your everyday run of the mill driving maps.
With getting directions online or having a GPS, I wonder will all the maps be doomed for the recycle bin?
People used to joke about how hard it was to refold a map, and you often saw some funny skit in the movies involving a map while driving. What is so funny about a GPS? Other than the commercial for the Insurance Company, where the GPS guy is yelling at you to TURN RIGHT NOW.
There have been plenty of times when I wanted to toss my GPS right out the window.
Well have no fear, I have found some fun uses for recycled maps. The following shops have used them in creative ways. Some of them have created their own maps.
Here are some pieces of jewelry made using some maps.
How about a lit map?
or some cut work
Every car used to have a map in the glove compartment, maybe we should keep one in there again, you never know when you will lose your GPS signal. While we are at it, it might be a good thing to show ours kids how to read a map and maybe give them a lesson or two on how to refold them.
Happy travels whether you use a map or not.