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GPS map promises easier road use

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A RECENTLY LAUNCHED Barbados GPS map promises to make it easier to navigate the island’s dense road network.Ex-Royal Air Force pilot and physicist John Mann has created Bajan Nav, an idea inspired by a similar but simpler map he devised for neighbouring St Lucia.Mann told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY: “Barbados has the fifth highest road density in the world, and that is why the roads are so complicated.“You may think it is only tourists who have problems finding their way around. Since we launched the map, we have had over a thousand people download it and the majority are Barbadians,” he disclosed. Mann, who flew Vulcan bombers in the 1970s and later became a flying instructor, said: “I have always had an affinity for maps and aviation.”He said he had invested “quite a lot of money” in licensing the satellite image of Barbados, opting for this rather than the Google image.“I felt a satellite navigation map would benefit Barbados tremendously. It helps everybody – it helps tourists, it helps businesses, it helps the ordinary person who wants to get from A to B, especially in a place where it is difficult to get from A to B.”The map can be downloaded free of cost. (GC)

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