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Chart: Mobile maps on the rise

More and more people are getting smartphones, and increasingly they're using mobile maps.

More and more people are getting smartphones, and increasingly they’re using mobile maps. In May, the number of smartphone map users reached 38.2 million in the U.S., according to a recent comScore report. That’s an increase of 75% over the previous May, which, as the report points out, means smartphone map usage is outpacing general smartphone adoption, which went up 57% in the same period. The data also reveals that a strong and growing majority of these map users are accessing them through applications, as opposed to their phone’s web browser.