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Mobile Business: Mobile map wars

Mapping has become a key mobile application with a growing number of competing services. But will mobile maps eventually replace traditional GPS units, asks Leslie Faughnan.

3rd February, 2013
At the top end, a smartphone and web map service can now deliver similar features to the leading in-car GPS systems.

It's one of the small miracles of today's smart mobile technology: 'Where is it?' 'Where are we?' Enter your destination address and up comes the map on your little colour screen showing exactly where you want to get to.

Another click and you can see precisely where you are now. A click further and your route is shown. Need turn-by-turn instructions as well? Just another click.

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