A community of travelers and enthusiasts are contributing to build GPS maps in Peru. They want more people to get involved.
By David A. Krause
Many of us have seen or heard of the advanced navigation systems that are becoming more and more common in cars in Europe and North America. These advanced systems calculate and display the best way to drive to a destination, with speed and efficiency that could only be matched by having a co-pilot who thoroughly knows the area. The systems use Global Positioning Satellite technology, or GPS, along with specialized maps that are displayed graphically on a screen. Until recently these systems were of little use in Peru, as the few available maps contained little detail outside of the city of Lima.→