Sometime during the night, under cover of darkness, in early May 2022, Garmin have quietly
and unceremoniously discontinued their BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and BirdsEye
Select subscription services.
Originally launched in January 2010, Garmin BirdsEye Satellite and Aerial Imagery services gave users the ability to load highly-detailed photo-based maps to select Garmin handheld navigators:
industry-leading satellite constellation and aerial network allow us to collect
the most current imagery that, when combined with Garminís devices, offers users
an accurate picture of their environment wherever they are. We are excited about
the possibilities that this opens up for users."
"Without a doubt, BirdsEye Satellite
Imagery reinforces Garmin as the leader in outdoor cartography," said Dan
Bartel, Garminís vice president of worldwide sales. "Whatever the occasion,
outdoor explorers can find the ideal Garmin handheld and accompanying maps to
complement their specific requirements."
BirdsEye satellite imagery improvements were announced in February of 2020, promising "BirdsEye Made Better - Enhanced Satellite Imagery", however they never actually seemed to materialize.
The following products are listed by Garmin as having
been compatible with the now discontinued BirdsEye subscription service: