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  • Verbal directions

    1 3.45%
  • Written directions

    7 24.14%
  • Map with charted route

    7 24.14%
  • Map with location of destination indicated

    10 34.48%
  • Just the destination

    4 13.79%
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    Which do you prefer?

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    If it's unfamiliar territory, a map with charted directions.
    If it's relatively familiar, just give me the cross-streets.

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    I'm much better with a map than directions- I work better spatialy than I do when I have to keep reading things

    I don't even need the destination and starting point marked- just give me a map and I'm set!
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    I usually use GPS, but have written directions on the side. I don't like to have some memory of the directions.
    If GPS isn't available or necessary, i deal well with written directions.
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    I prefer written directions. You don't have to memorize them, and they're more straightforward than maps.
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    Yeah, I meant written directions.

    (I have a headache, leave me alone.)

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    I get lost with GPS, formal maps, and verbal advice.

    I don't pay attention enough to be able to keep focus on what someone is telling me. Sometimes, I forget to turn the volume on for the GPS, so I'll keep driving fifteen miles past where I was supposed to take an exit. I'm hopeless... until, someone draws me a handdrawn map with little landmarks and a few arrows. THEN, I figure it out just fine.

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    Verbal directions go in one ear and out the other, written directions without a map to visualize the route are not my favourites either. I can't decide between having a map with charted route or a map with location of destination indicated. In case of the latter, I do love reading maps and find my own way of getting to the destination. But if it's an area I have no previous experience with, then having a map with a route pointed out might be the best option, that is, when the route is made by somebody familiar with the area and who knows the best way to get to the destination. If it's computer generated, then I'm not quite sure I trust that it is the best route. Ahh...ok...I'll vote for the latter, at least it might be fun doing it this way.
    Last edited by Phantonym; 03-02-2010 at 11:01 AM.

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    ^ computer generated maps... an evil invention that leaves me confused and lost
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    I like to have verbal directions first because as they are spoken I get an aerial view of my car with what's being said in my head. Then I like to write them down myself because it reinforces the picture of the map in my head. Then I'm there.
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