- Posted June 22, 2014 by
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Harvahd Walks: Having Trouble Finding Your Way?
Cool Things We Never Do With GPS -
Olivia Pope-Friedman, currently living in Adams House on the campus of Harvard University remembers the first day on campus very vividly. Remembering the awkwardness involved with finding her way around, she decided to do something about it and began using longitude/latitude coordinates to mark specific locations of Gutman Library and other locations with greater exactness. The many different dining halls, health services, and so much more are now not only within walking distance because of her app; yet also beginning with Adams House where she now resides.
So Why Not Just Use Google to Begin With?
Having more exactness as to the precise location of each landmark on Harvard's campus as well as an app that only shows locations that pertain to you as a newbie is why this app is so popular. Olivia Pope-Friedman decided she could help out freshmen and newcomers to Harvard's massive and prestigious campus, by offering them a one click solution to their directional woes. With finding their way around, simply by using the 'Walk' feature on Google Maps instead of using 'Car', as the mode of travel; Harvard's campus has now been demystified with step by step, and turn by turn directions - on foot!
What an ingenious idea, yet simple and easy to use at the same time!
Check it out.
She named it 'Harvahd Walks' to avoid red tape involved with getting permission to use the prestigious Harvard name.