Garmin Brings Cartography to Your GPS via CD-ROM

January 7, 1999

"Greater Map Detail Available with Introduction of MapSource CD-ROMs"

OLATHE, Kan. GARMIN International, the world's leading manufacturer of GPS products and accessories, announces a new product that will integrate the mapping capabilities of GPS with the power of a PC. MapSource is a new line of CDs that can be used with the GPS III Plus and other compatible GARMIN GPS receivers. With MapSource, you simply load maps from your CD, and then download that information into your GPS III Plus.

For example, GARMIN's U.S. Roads & Recreation CD will provide street level detail of residential areas, plus rivers, streams, lakes and navaids in the United States, while the WorldMap CD provides additional streams, rivers, small roads, and islands outside the U.S. and includes nautical navigation aids worldwide.

The U.S. Roads & Recreation CD will be available in January 1999 at a suggested list price of $99. WorldMap will be available to consumers in February 1999 at a suggested list price of $69.99.