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The Guide Dots is an audio-based application designed to help visually impaired to navigate independently. The app uses audio prompts, Facebook Places, Google Maps, and crowdsourcing technology to call out places as the user passes. With the ability to tag route details and find nearby friends, Guide Dots is a walking guide to any city in the world. With a growing Guide Dots community, users can create detailed databases of localized information such as hazards in the walkway and the location of a restroom in a store. Information continues to grow with the community, creating a completely crowd-sourced map of the world.