BETTER THAN GOOGLE MAPS?
What a bold claim!
Easy! Ours are already printed on paper for you. You don't have to have a £500 machine to tell another £50 minimum machine to print it off for you to study whilst you walk or alternatively have a different £350 ish machine or £30 p/mth machine with a £50 ish GPS package to show you the way. then you need to feed the printer with a fluid you pay the equivalent of £120 a wine bottle full of the stuff and you call it progress?
Oh yes! Ours have stood the test of time too...... a few hundred years these ink on paper maps have lasted, been kept safe bound in animal skins and look very nice framed on your wall as well as being a rather good investment.. This digital stuff is stored on media with a lifetime of ?? Do you really know? Early silent film stock didn't last too long nor does the means of playing this media. Remember 5" floppies or Betamax? It was said to be the superior format of the time too.
Then a poignant thing I heard was the penchant of a American University librarian to be at the forefront of the technical revolution and scanned in their complete collection of antique books, sold them, but then it was pointed out that the book's text had been scanned but none of the books illustrations!