3D GPS

March 27, 2008

Do you have a GPS or satnav and still get lost?

Could it be because the maps on satnavs look like maps rather than the place where you actually are?

Though I think GPS devices have a place in learning and especially mobile learning they do have a requirement that the learners understand maps and the concept of maps and am not sure that all do.

In Korea we are seeing the future of satnav with the map been replaced by a 3D view of the road you are on.

3D GPS

Thinkware announced the launch of its premium navigation device ‘iNAVI K2’ in Korea market, which is equipped with its dynamic electronic map of 3D space representation ‘iNAVI 3D’.

Adopting 8GB SDHC memory card and 256MB of RAM, the iNAVI K2 provides useful information on the 3D environment structure through a 4.8-inch WVGA(800 x 480 resolution) LCD in a photo realistic way.

Of course with initiatives like Google Street View in the US, eventually we may see (in the UK) photo-realistic 3D environments on satnav devices.

This all means for learners that they will find using GPS devices much easier to use for location based learning activities.

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