OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin
International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced that it has added high-resolution relief shading to its
exclusive BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra cartography
products for coastal and inland fishing and boating. High-resolution
relief shading brings an entirely new level of detail to the ocean
floor and lake bottom, making it easier than ever to find structure,
artificial reefs, underwater shelves and more – the kind of detail
anglers and divers depend on.
With industry-leading coverage, clarity and detail, Garmin’s new g3
cartography blends the best of both Garmin and Navionics content
together, and offers enhancements like built-in Auto Guidance1
technology that searches through relevant charts to create a
suggested route based upon the user’s desired depth and overhead
clearance. For mariners who want the most feature-rich data
available, the premium BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra
accessory cards and downloads include everything available with g3,
and now for the first time, add high-resolution relief shading that
combines color and shadow to give mariners an easy-to-interpret,
clearer view of bottom structure than contour lines alone. Garmin’s
high-resolution relief shading is available with coverage for U.S.
coastal waters – east coast, west coast and Gulf of Mexico – along
with more than 150 Garmin-surveyed lakes.
“The recent upgrades we’ve made to our g3 cartography products –
more detail, dimension and routing sophistication – is a true
testament to our long-standing commitment to continually improving
our cartography to give our customers the highest quality and most
detailed, accurate charts and maps on the water today,” said Dan
Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of consumer sales. “We’re
excited to offer high-resolution relief shading to our premium
BlueChart g3 Vision charts and LakeVü g3 Ultra maps and look forward
to continuing to bring even more detail to our customers.”
The new Garmin g3 cartography products bring unrivaled detail and
convenience to users with navigational aids, spot soundings, depth
contours, tides and currents, and detailed harbors and marinas. The
data offers seamless chart presentation with up to 1-foot fishing
contours that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure
for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail in canals, marinas
and port plans. Raster cartography that gives the chartplotter
paper-chart like views of NOAA-nautical charts has also been added
to the new g3 cartography product line and is available as a free
downloadable feature via the Garmin ActiveCaptain app.
In addition to high-resolution relief shading, BlueChart g3 Vision
also includes high-resolution satellite imagery that provides the
user with a realistic view of their surroundings. Unique 3-D views,
including MarinerEye and FishEye, provide additional perspective
both above and below the water line, and aerial photography shows
exceptional detail of many ports, harbors and marinas, which is
especially useful when entering unfamiliar ports. For inland
customers, LakeVü g3 Ultra includes maps of more than 17,000 lakes
with up to 1-foot contours. Of those, over 150 are Garmin Elite
surveyed lakes with high-resolution satellite imagery, multi-beam
sonar views shore-to-shore, side scan photos and photos of notable
spots above the water too.
The new BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra accessory cards and
downloads vary in price from $249.99 to $349.99 and will be
available with high-resolution relief shading in Q2 2019. At this
time, high-resolution relief shading and raster charts are only
available for the U.S. Availability for other regions is expected in
Q4 2019. To learn more, visit garmin.com/maps.
Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer2
and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the fourth
consecutive year by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized
marine electronics company for support of products in the field.
Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most
sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays,
sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution
mapping, sailing instrumentation, audio, entertainment and other
products and services that are known for innovation, reliability,
and ease-of-use. Other Garmin marine brands include FUSION
Entertainment, Navionics, a premier supplier of electronic
navigation charts, and EmpirBus.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an
active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For
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1 Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does
not replace safe navigation operations.
2 Based on 2017 reported sales.