Is your existing satnav too reliable? Do you have an Android or iOS smartphone?
Give Waze a try – it’s a “social satnav” meaning the maps are built by the community who uses them. Waze also shows you who else is on the road, and automatically updates your social network when you correct the map, explore new roads, report traffic jams (traffic jams? in Canberra?) or slow traffic.
I’ve been playing with it for a couple of days and must admit it has some kinks to iron out – but that’s where the fun comes in. Teaching Waze that you can in fact navigate the Tuggeranong Parkway from the Cotter Road to Sulwood Drive without having to detour via Weston Creek was the highlight of my Saturday 😉
At the very least you’ll gain some appreciation of the work that goes into preparing maps for the commercial satnav product, and suddenly $90 for TomTom Australia won’t look so steep!