March 1, 2000
Adds New Position Formats on Two of its Handheld GPS Units
III Plus and GPS 12MAP now
support Loran TD and MGRS coordinate systems
Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of GPS for
the marine and outdoor recreation markets, announces new Loran
Time Difference (TD) and Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)
capabilities on two of its most popular handheld units -- the
GPS III® Plus and the GPS 12MAP.
TD conversion feature is ideal for mariners that have previously
used Loran as their primary source of navigation. Now with the
addition of this position format, GPS III Plus and GPS 12MAP users
can navigate using their Loran TD locations.
who are accustomed to using large scale military and civilian
topographic maps will now be able to select the MGRS option from
a list of grids on these units.
Both the GPS
III Plus and the GPS 12MAP feature a built-in basemap of North
and South America, with the ability to accept additional downloadable
cartography from Garmin's exclusive MapSource® line of CD-ROMs.
While the 12MAP comes packaged in a case with a vertical display,
the screen display orientation on the III Plus can be changed
from vertical to horizontal with the touch of a button. Both units
are completely waterproof.
TD and MGRS capabilities are also available on other select Garmin
handheld and fixed mount GPS units.