Disclaimer: Maps were a fascination of mine from early childhood. When my peers were reading children's and young adult literature, I was poring over state maps, atlases and almanacs. So, reading maps to find my way is nothing new to me.
This is a question for the road warriors out there. The savvy, long distance highway travelers who rely on web or app-based maps and driving directions. I have a rather ambitious road trip planed this summer from our home in Texas up to South Dakota and Wyoming. Our first day of travel will be an endurance run north from Wichita county, Texas. Ideally, our first destination is Scottsbluff, Nebraska... with alternate destinations of Ogallala, NE or Julesburg, Co.
Here's the reason for my post: I compared most of the popular online mapping sources (google, bing, Mapquest & Rand McNally) and most of them recommended the most direct route, up through either western Kansas or eastern Colorado. The outlier (by far) was Waze with a suggested route up through central Oklahoma and Kansas....obviously trying to keep us on interstate highway as much as possible.
Are you partial to a certain source for mapping & directions for long-distance road trips?
Edited by & You Dont Stop, 17 May 2018 - 06:05 AM.