digital mapping

<p>According to tech industries, it is the new golden age of cartography. Map making has been in progress since Columbus landed 500 years ago. The advent of digital mapping, geographic data and our desire to pinpoint our precise location anytime, anywhere has made this old school profession suddenly very modern. GPS units and computer software has replaced pencils and drawing compasses, and smartphone has become a pocket atlas. The GPS is a network of satellites that orbit the earth and send a signal to GPS receivers and navigation devices giving precise locations and speed. This is the most obvious advantage of a digital mapping device, such as a Navigation device. Long gone are the days of relying on a traditional road atlas that is almost obsolete in some areas before you get into your vehicle. Digital mapping companies are working constantly to update the GPS mapping software and to make it available to navigation device users as quickly and efficiently as possible. Digital maps come with street level detail to help you to find your way from A to B as conveniently as possible. GPS satellites do not provide the maps they simply provide the position lock that is then overlaid on the maps by your GPS receiver. Digital mapping is a time-consuming and logistically challenging process. So a company like is constantly developing new technologies and practices to increase the speed and comprehensiveness with which their maps are updated.</p>