March 1, 2000
Map Data for your Garmin® GPS Now as Close as your Computer
get additional map detail thanks to the latest MapSource®
-- Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of navigation
and communication electronics for the marine industry, introduces
the latest offering in downloadable MapSource cartography for
its GPS receivers -- U.S. Waterways & Lights CD-ROM.
The CD is
designed to offer mariners map detail for both inland and offshore
use. U.S. Waterways & Lights joins an impressive list of CD-ROMs
in Garmin's exclusive MapSource line, including U.S. Roads &
Recreation, U.S. Topo, WorldMap and MetroGuide® U.S.A.
can expect to find shoreline detail for lakes, reservoirs, waterways,
rivers and streams, complete with icons identifying ramps, dams,
facilities and danger areas. For offshore use, the CD provides
excellent coastline detail including thousands of small islands.
also contains nautical navigation aids for the U.S. such as a
list of lights, sound signals, buoys and daybeacons. Thanks to
the detail offered on the CD, mariners will be able to detect
shipwrecks, submerged rocks and other obstructions. The CD-ROM
even has a detailed U.S. map with cities, towns, highways and
interstates. This CD does not contain bathymetric information.
The U.S. Waterways
& Lights CD-ROM is compatible with several Garmin handheld
GPS units such as the GPS III® Plus and the eMap®, as well as two
new fixed mount units -- the GPSMAP® 162 and GPSMAP 168 Sounder.
It will be available in April 2000 at a suggested retail price