The Israeli innovation that helps you find God

Tourists searching for the Church of the Holy Sepulcher are having a hard time finding it with Google maps, now they can use new technology to find the Christian site.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 3, 2019 03:31
Jerusalem Easter

Worshippers take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Can you use online navigational tools to find God? Well, it seemed that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem was a little hard to find by tourists as Google maps would suggest it’s in another location or would freeze.

“The GPS there is poor,” says Navin CEO Shay Ronen, “and the Wi-Fi isn’t so hot either,” a Friday press release reported. 

The history of the old city of Jerusalem led to an urban space that is very narrow and crowded, which blocks the signal used by most navigational tools. Yet now Navin was able to solve this issue using the same sort of technology employed by the Israeli Air Force,
which Ronen is aware of based on his work as a navigator in army jets.

The application can be downloaded free of charge ahead, or during, your visit in the capital of Israel.


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