June 21, 1999
Announces Mapping Made Easy
GPS manufacturer packs cartography into two handy and affordable
Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of consumer
GPS products, introduces a streamlined way to bring additional
map data to compatible Garmin GPS. Garmin announces the creation
of U.S. Topo
MapSource® CD and the MetroGuide®
U.S.A. MapSource CD-ROM.
are designed to provide Garmin users with the most mapping data
available in one easy-to-use and cost effective format.
taken our customer's needs into consideration when designing these
two products," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin
International. "By storing map data on CD-ROMs, we are able to
offer our customers a larger quantity of information at a very
Topo and MetroGuide U.S.A. join an impressive line
of MapSource CD-ROMs that includes U.S. Roads and Recreation
and WorldMap. The topographic maps featured on U.S.
Topo provide terrain contour and elevation information, which
is often used by hikers, skiers, hunters or any outdoor enthusiast.
The U.S. Topo CD includes digital topographic map data
that shows highways, roads, trails, elevation contours, point
elevations, streams, rivers, geographic names, summits, churches
and schools. What's more, with U.S. Topo, mariners can
view navigation aids such as daybeacons, radiobeacons, RACONS,
fog signals, lights and buoys. The CD-ROM information will even
display locations of wrecks and obstructions.
you can zoom in and out for additional detail. Once you've identified
your geographic area of interest, simply highlight the region
and either download the information to your GPS or save it for
U.S.A. CD-ROM is designed for use with Garmin's StreetPilot®
GPS and StreetPilot GPS ColorMap. With this product, Garmin has
taken the street-level detail, addresses and points of interest
information currently found on individual MetroGuide cartridges
and loaded it onto one convenient CD, thus eliminating the need
to purchase several city-specific cartridges. Once the information
is downloaded onto your StreetPilot, you can look up points of
interests such as restaurants, service stations and hotels, as
well as specific addresses. Garmin will continue to manufacture
MetroGuide cartridges for those customers who do not have
access to a computer.
Topo MapSource CD-ROM is currently available at a suggested
list price of $129. The MetroGuide U.S.A. CD will be available
in July 1999 at a suggested list price of $199 and will include
a blank cartridge for storing data.