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Navigation data: Md. 1st in GPS use

Information collected by one of the largest navigation services provider says Maryland ranks first in the nation for GPS navigation usage.

The state uses the technology twice as much as the national average.

TeleNav says Maryland is among several Eastern states that posted the highest GPS usage. The District ranked second and Virginia ranked seventh.

Telenav, which says it has more than 13 million subscribers, collected the data anonymously from users of its navigation equipment.

Among searches, Walmart topped the list as the No. 1 business searched. Starbucks took a close second, followed by Target, Best Buy and Bank of America. The top category of food searched is pizza, followed by Chinese, hamburgers, American and Mexican.

-- From Associated Press and Staff Reports

By Michael Bolden  |  March 11, 2010; 9:48 AM ET
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lol...I used mine last night to find the closest Five Guys burger joint. Worth the trip!

Posted by: cbmuzik | March 11, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Is that why Maryland drivers are more likely to make illegal turns, run lights, and drive down the shoulder like a racetrack? The GPS told them to?

Posted by: member5 | March 11, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

So Marylanders are more likely to be lost, shop at Walmart, and have bad eating habits?

Posted by: melador | March 11, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

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