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I came up with a brilliant idea this weekend while at my cousin’s house. The idea is simple, “To use Google Maps as a tool for planning a trip.” As the Brits would say, ‘Bloody Brilliant.’
Some of you already know that I’ll be heading to Europe this coming Summer. Yep, I’m finally going to make it happen, I’ve got a plan and everything.
Why I think Google Maps is a must have for Modern Day trip planning……
1) Topographical view
2) Street View
When you plan a trip, very few people think of the overhead view, or the Topographical view. This will give you an idea of the layout of the land. Gives you an idea of what streets to take and makes route planning so much easier.
Street view is a great feature. On most streets, you can place a man down and get a 360 degree view of the area. Why is this great? You get to see things you never would have known were there. Possible sites and stores to physically see with your own eyes. You can also click on the ground in Street view and go for a stroll down the street.
What about the options? Well, there are always options. Some of them, not necessarily noticed by the general public. For example, with Google Maps, you can create a Picture Check List, of places you’d like to visit. Then, when you get to those places, you can take an actual Photo and mark the place off the list. Great idea right? One that I will probably use.
Are there any other options you can come up with? What about other reasons?
Everyone has a favorite tech show on Youtube that they love to watch. Ok, just about everyone. With techies ranging from SoldierKnowsBest to Chris Pirillo, there’s a wide selection to choose from.
There’s always something you can learn via these type of shows and who doesn’t love to learn? Everyone has a subject they love and a subject they hate. Most even have favorite tech they enjoy.
Chris Pirillo puts on a wild, fun show on his Youtube channel called TLDR (The Lockergnome Daily Report.) Lockergnome is his Youtube channel which is filled with Tech no how and fun stuff, including giveaways.
Why is learning important for us to grow? Well, simply put, without learning, there’d be no growth. Growth is what makes us stronger and more passionate about the things we do. Growth molds us into the people we are today.
Chris also has some important hints in his broadcast such as: be yourself no matter what. Something that he proudly displays. Being ourselves and allowing ourselves to grow can be complex, but doesn’t have to be. It’s all in how you present yourself.
If you’re looking at building a community, take a few lessons from Pirillo. He’ll guide you in the right direction.
Lockergnome On Youtube
It’s easy to see what can be gained here. Knowledge on the latest tech, what’s hot, what’s not, recommendations, and who knows what else. Storm Trooper costumes? There’s no telling what’ll happen in some of these tech shows. Pirillo is no different. In fact, I’d go as far as saying Pirillo is the exception.
Star Wars Geeks Unite. Being a self proclaimed Geek used to be something to be made fun of for. Nowadays, Geeks fix your computers when things go bad. They keep the world running, even if they do work for the Empire.
With the world of techies coming and going, some are here to stay. Having been in the business for a long time, I forget when, Pirillo is certainly one to go to. May the learning stay alive.
What are some of your favorite Techies? Anyone that we should know about that is on the rise?