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US MARINE WALKS 5,000 MILES WITH GOOGLE AS HIS GUIDE

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Google Maps has really stepped it up lately with their underwater exploring, Grand Canyon expedition, and 100,000 stars project. One US Marine sergeant decided to take advantage of Google’s best technologies by walking 5,000 miles through Southeast Asia for charity.

Using Google Maps on his Android phone, Sgt. Winston Fiore followed about 20 miles of walking directions every day even through the most remote villages in China, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and more. Williams also used Google Latitude so his family could track his whereabouts, MyTracks to record his speed and distance, and Google Translate to communicate along the way.

Do you depend on Google apps when you travel? Which are your favorites? Comment below or tweet us @WIREDInsider.

|  November 24th, 2012
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    Cool, soldiers are really smart ;)
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    Image via Google Maps Google Maps has really stepped it up lately with their underwater exploring, Grand Canyon...
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    With Google Maps, Google Latitude, and Google Translate by his side (in his pocket, really), this U.S. Marine was able...
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    That just crazy another reason why the U.S.M.C is awesome hoorah marine
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