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Teaching road maps to the younger generation

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Roadgeekteen:

--- Quote from: thspfc on July 13, 2021, 07:04:08 PM ---When I was around middle school age my parents asked me to give them directions from Madison to Denver. We had done that 1,000 mile drive once before. I didn't need to look at a map once the whole way.

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For all interstate drives the mental map is often good enough.

SkyPesos:
I taught myself how to read road maps with a 2008 St Louis Rand Mcnally street guide. I have no clue where I placed that book, as it still have the old US 40 interchange layouts.

kevinb1994:
Hagstrom atlases and maps were how I got into roadgeeking. You know, the yellow ones!

hbelkins:
The parents of elementary school-age children now came of age during a time when online mapping was just taking hold and smartphones became ubiquitous, and GPS devices were on the rise.

Each year, I work an annual back-to-school event at which we give out various highway safety trinkets (activity books, pencils, crayons, whatever keychains or litter bags we may have to spare, etc.) A couple of years ago, we were a bit low on giveaway items so I got a box of official Kentucky maps to supplement our supplies. A whole lot of parents were grateful for them.

As someone who grew up with maps and atlases and still uses them, it was gratifying to see younger people actually still wanting to have and use them.

SkyPesos:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on July 13, 2021, 09:28:43 PM ---I taught myself how to read road maps with a 2008 St Louis Rand Mcnally street guide. I have no clue where I placed that book, as it still have the old US 40 interchange layouts.

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Found it while going through some boxes. And turns out it does have the old US 40 interchanges...

(I have no clue what the highlighting is for.)

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