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Yes I know most people have sat navs but some people just prefer a map!

The 2019 AA road atlas for the UK and Ireland is 79p in Home Bargains Little Hulton however I am told it is national. Loads in stock.

RRP £7.99

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Pennywise99910/07/2019 12:07

bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with … bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with local sudden road closures plus i like to have a proper visual idea of where i am heading


Whereas a paper map copes wonderfully with sudden road closures.
Add_to_Basket10/07/2019 12:37

I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use …I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use than having a map on a screen? A map which pin points your current position, shows live traffic incidents/road closures, that you can zoom in and out, plans your route for you, gives you turn by turn directions, re-routes you if you take a wrong turn or get diverted, has a first person photographic view of the real world and constantly updates with changes in road layouts?I can't think of a single situation where I would find an atlas useful when out and about in the car.


e.g. last year I was on the M6 South when they closed it somewhere (can't remember the junction, 8?). All the southbound traffic was diverted via the A roads which were obviously like a car park for several hours. People sat gawping at their satnavs looking for reassurance.

So I used the Atlas to pick a small village off to the side between this and the next open junction. Told Satnav to "travel via" and I was away, B roads were empty!

But you're missing the point, an atlas gives you context "Ooh that looks interesting let's go there" whereas (only) a Satnav is akin to going on a country walk and just looking at the path in front of you with binoculars. Open your eyes, there's a whole country to explore!
bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with local sudden road closures plus i like to have a proper visual idea of where i am heading
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bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with local sudden road closures plus i like to have a proper visual idea of where i am heading
Me too, Sat Navs sometimes take you on a magical mystery tour of unlit roads with grass growing in the middle of them

Although these days I just work out the cost of petrol for a day out, and then decide to spend that £50 on something else...
Pennywise99910/07/2019 12:07

bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with … bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with local sudden road closures plus i like to have a proper visual idea of where i am heading


Whereas a paper map copes wonderfully with sudden road closures.
I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use than having a map on a screen? A map which pin points your current position, shows live traffic incidents/road closures, that you can zoom in and out, plans your route for you, gives you turn by turn directions, re-routes you if you take a wrong turn or get diverted, has a first person photographic view of the real world and constantly updates with changes in road layouts?

I can't think of a single situation where I would find an atlas useful when out and about in the car.
Edited by: "Add_to_Basket" 10th Jul
Pennywise99910/07/2019 12:07

bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with … bargain.I always have a papermap as satnav does not cope well with local sudden road closures plus i like to have a proper visual idea of where i am heading


horsey10/07/2019 12:20

Me too, Sat Navs sometimes take you on a magical mystery tour of unlit …Me too, Sat Navs sometimes take you on a magical mystery tour of unlit roads with grass growing in the middle of them Although these days I just work out the cost of petrol for a day out, and then decide to spend that £50 on something else...



With both SatNavs and printed maps preparation, awareness and common sense is required, other than that, just disable the backseat driver.
Edited by: "Predikuesi" 10th Jul
Add_to_Basket10/07/2019 12:37

I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use …I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use than having a map on a screen? A map which pin points your current position, shows live traffic incidents/road closures, that you can zoom in and out, plans your route for you, gives you turn by turn directions, re-routes you if you take a wrong turn or get diverted, has a first person photographic view of the real world and constantly updates with changes in road layouts?I can't think of a single situation where I would find an atlas useful when out and about in the car.



According to Google, Hemel Hempstead to Sevenoaks takes the same time going through the centre of London as it does on the M25. I don't actually know if this is true, but I have my doubts.

When cars all have Tesla sized screens, can be carried indoors to get wife/{unspecified gender cohabitant} approval and whose updates don't all cost £75 every few years and still work with a dead battery, then you might have a point.

Meanwhile I like my male spacial awareness skills and my Auto Zoom Mark 1 Eyeball
paper maps are better for pre planning while sitting on the loo!
Add_to_Basket10/07/2019 12:37

I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use …I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use than having a map on a screen? A map which pin points your current position, shows live traffic incidents/road closures, that you can zoom in and out, plans your route for you, gives you turn by turn directions, re-routes you if you take a wrong turn or get diverted, has a first person photographic view of the real world and constantly updates with changes in road layouts?I can't think of a single situation where I would find an atlas useful when out and about in the car.


Tom Tom has a rather annoying habit of taking shortcuts from decent A roads onto dirt tracks to save a couple of seconds. If doing a longish journey it's a good idea to know which main roads to use so that you can ignore the diversions. I find doing this on a paper map is much easier than on a sat nav. Personally I'm too lazy to do this, and sometimes it's nice to see parts of the country that you would never normally see.
Add_to_Basket10/07/2019 12:37

I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use …I don't get it. How does having a map in print form be of any more use than having a map on a screen? A map which pin points your current position, shows live traffic incidents/road closures, that you can zoom in and out, plans your route for you, gives you turn by turn directions, re-routes you if you take a wrong turn or get diverted, has a first person photographic view of the real world and constantly updates with changes in road layouts?I can't think of a single situation where I would find an atlas useful when out and about in the car.


e.g. last year I was on the M6 South when they closed it somewhere (can't remember the junction, 8?). All the southbound traffic was diverted via the A roads which were obviously like a car park for several hours. People sat gawping at their satnavs looking for reassurance.

So I used the Atlas to pick a small village off to the side between this and the next open junction. Told Satnav to "travel via" and I was away, B roads were empty!

But you're missing the point, an atlas gives you context "Ooh that looks interesting let's go there" whereas (only) a Satnav is akin to going on a country walk and just looking at the path in front of you with binoculars. Open your eyes, there's a whole country to explore!
Always keep a proper paper book GB Atlas in the boot, something I picked up form my dad.
Never actually nedded it mind, but it's there, waiting it's time to shine.
just what we are looking for they are so useful to keep in the car to look for places to go if on holiday or out driving.

Also use in traffic jams as trO6 sys so handy. Only recently saw huge queues on a major road and was able to divert just in time using the map saved us hours. Thanks op
Maps are a great thing. Possibly one of the best human inventions.

Also looking at ccomments....do people not use Google Maps?
horsey10/07/2019 12:20

Me too, Sat Navs sometimes take you on a magical mystery tour of unlit …Me too, Sat Navs sometimes take you on a magical mystery tour of unlit roads with grass growing in the middle of them Although these days I just work out the cost of petrol for a day out, and then decide to spend that £50 on something else...


Waze tends to not do that. Plus can deal dynamically with road closures and traffic.
Ah reminds me of the good old days!
Roger_Irrelevant10/07/2019 19:31

e.g. last year I was on the M6 South when they closed it somewhere (can't …e.g. last year I was on the M6 South when they closed it somewhere (can't remember the junction, 8?). All the southbound traffic was diverted via the A roads which were obviously like a car park for several hours. People sat gawping at their satnavs looking for reassurance. So I used the Atlas to pick a small village off to the side between this and the next open junction. Told Satnav to "travel via" and I was away, B roads were empty!But you're missing the point, an atlas gives you context "Ooh that looks interesting let's go there" whereas (only) a Satnav is akin to going on a country walk and just looking at the path in front of you with binoculars. Open your eyes, there's a whole country to explore!


I think you're missing the point. You can browse your sat nav's built in map and explore, not just follow a pre-defined route. Google maps for example gives you so much more information and is infinitely more user friendly and helpful than a road map printed in a book. It's just like having an atlas but with the exception it's an electronic version on a screen with many, many added advantages.

I just fail to see why anyone who owns a smartphone and/or has a sat nav in their car would benefit from owning an atlas.
Add_to_Basket11/07/2019 10:16

I think you're missing the point. You can browse your sat nav's built in …I think you're missing the point. You can browse your sat nav's built in map and explore, not just follow a pre-defined route. Google maps for example gives you so much more information and is infinitely more user friendly and helpful than a road map printed in a book. It's just like having an atlas but with the exception it's an electronic version on a screen with many, many added advantages.I just fail to see why anyone who owns a smartphone and/or has a sat nav in their car would benefit from owning an atlas.


Look at these two pictures:

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Now, if you just want to get from A to B quickly, use the second one. If you're in the area and want to explore the whole place ("Those red bits"), use the proper Atlas.

There's no technical reason of course, why Google Maps can't use 3rd party map layers but for navigation you just want roads.
Roger_Irrelevant11/07/2019 16:42

Look at these two pictures:[Image] [Image] Now, if you just want to get …Look at these two pictures:[Image] [Image] Now, if you just want to get from A to B quickly, use the second one. If you're in the area and want to explore the whole place ("Those red bits"), use the proper Atlas.There's no technical reason of course, why Google Maps can't use 3rd party map layers but for navigation you just want roads.


You’re wasting your time on him! Sounds like he would argue with you if you stated the sky was blue.
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