The new digital age brings with it many changes in our daily life. And its Mapsthey seem to be an efficient tool to make the Greek walk more and drive less.
Not too far back in time, at the beginning of the century, few could have imagined that a device that we would hold in our hands it would be an integral part of our daily life, even to the point of dependence.
The smart mobile phone, the smartphone, has created a new reality for modern man, offering him unlimited and unprecedented possibilities of communication and interaction.
Features that sometimes proved useful and sometimes unnecessary and even dangerous, as happens with every big step in technological development.
In the first category, the useful features that really changed our lives are her Maps. An application that removed the old maps and the difficulty in understanding them.
And it made satellite navigation a completely simple and ordinary process, ready at any moment from the palm of our hand to guide us to any point on the planet.
From their first appearance until today, theconstantly evolving its maps, adding new features and making the app even more user-friendly and efficient.
But what is important is that through its use the daily habits of the people who use it also change. Something that also happens in our country, with its Mapsthat some basic characteristics have changed in the movements – and not only – of the average Greek.
Google has collected some extremely interesting facts about the transport habits of the Greeks.
As e.g. that in July 2022 in our country a jump in the use of Google Maps was observed, with a rate of over 65% compared to 2021 for routes with Mass Transport.
Simultaneously, an increase of over 50% and 25% was observed for walking and driving respectively.
In addition, very important was an increase in the use of Mapsfor hiking trails (more than 250%) in Greece, compared to last year, while vs by 160% compared to 2021, searches for parks throughout the Greek territory increased.
These data clearly show us that the use of its Mapsand the convenience of having a complex tool in your hand to suggest new ways of movement and transport, are capable of changing the habits of the Greeks.
And to push them into a new perception of their movements – especially in the city – for the benefit of not only their pocket but also their health.
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