WEEK34: FMP Research Question

Current FMP Research Question:

How could sat nav create a pleasure journey for office worker to encourage them to walk during their daily route.

The Idea comes up with a talk with a taxi driver, who told me that he prefer to use ‘real-printed’ maps rather than the high-tech maps, even in this digital era world. And for the ‘High-tech’ maps, he especially mentioned Google map and Apple map. With the talk, I am thinking about my own experience with both two types of maps and trying to find out which one works better. However, it quite hard for people to make a decision or find out the answer of one thing without doing some researching.

“The Geographical Association says digital navigation helps you to get somewhere, but fails to tell you anything about your surroundings.” (Heap, 2015)

Therefore, I am searching online to find some proof reading, which lists on the below.

1.the BBC News. (2009, March 25). Sat Nav Cliffhanger. BBC news. Retrieved from news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7963783.stm

It illustrates that sat nav might brings problems and dangers to users. This news supports for the idea, which is using sat nav is harmful for the drivers.

2.Millward, D.(2009, December 28). Sat-nav Systems ‘Potentially Dangerous’. The Telegraph. Retrieved from www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/6874986/Sat-nav-systems-potentially-dangerous.html

This news shows clearly about the potential threat to sat-nav users from the sat-nav. And the most reason is due to the sat nav might offering out of date information or wrong information once drivers use it.

3.Heap, T. (2015, May 1). Five Reasons Why We Should Still Read Maps. BBC news. Retrieved from www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32551090

The reporter encourages people keep reading maps than use sat nav. In this article, the writer points out Five key reasons why it is important for people to keep use the ‘real’ maps.

4.Heap, T. (2015, May 1). Sat-nav And Mobile Apps ‘Threaten Map-reading Skills’. BBC news. Retrieved from www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32545974

In this article, the writer strongly illustrates the negative influence from the sat nav to human beings. It is not only threaten people’s safety, which also let users losing abilities.

5.Knapton, S. (2015, April 12). ‘Human Sat Nav’ Guides Tourists Through Streets By Controlling Leg Muscles. he Telegraph. Retrieved from www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11531190/Human-Sat-Nav-guides-tourists-through-streets-by-controlling-leg-muscles.html

This article shortly briefs a new Technique of sat nav, which possibly will uses in the future. In doing so, I would like to digger more about the technology that used in the sat nav system.

6. The Telegraph. (2009, September 15). Prehistoric Man ‘Used Crude Sat Nav’. The Telegraph. Retrieved from www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6189320/Prehistoric-man-used-crude-sat-nav.html

This article represents the method of finding ways by ancient people. It said that Prehistoric man uses stone markers to do the sat nav. And it lets me to consider about the system of reading maps or locating an area.


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