by By Jonathan Vatner | September 11, 2009

NAVTEQ Walking MapIt's long been easy to get driving directions on a computer, but city pedestrians have had to figure things out on their own -- until now. A number of mobile applications, including Garmin's CityXplorer Maps, the Gokivo Navigator for BlackBerry, Ovi Maps for Nokia devices and the GPS function on the Samsung Omnia, use NAVTEQ technology to guide users on foot through 100 cities. Sample the technology at, and slip a map printout into attendee registration packets. Also check out the latest version of Google Maps ( to try new directions that incorporate walking and public transportation.