Garmin® 2010 BlueChart® g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision® Marine Cartography Now Available

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation is pleased to announce new 2010 BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision marine cartography products are now available. Developed to match the appearance of paper charts on your chartplotter screen, the redesigned 2010 BlueChart g2 and g2Vision make it easy to see and identify intertidal zones, depth contours, spot soundings, navaids, wrecks, obstructions and more.

Nigel Craine Marine and OEM Product Manager for Garmin said: “As a leader in marine cartography, Garmin engineers and cartographers constantly strive to provide users with the most accurate and detailed maps on the water.

 “The newly redesigned BlueChart data brings even more detail, dimension and graphical sophistication to what is already considered an industry benchmark in electronic cartography.” 

The new 2010 BlueChart line includes both BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision. Both products provide basic charts, tidal stations, currents, perspective view and fishing charts, while providing a smooth user experience and familiar feel.

In addition the redesigned products allow users to benefit from increased dimension and standardised information, as well as improved transition between zoom levels and seamless changes across chart boundaries.  The revised mapping data also adds a safety shading feature which allows contour shading for all depth contours shallower than the user-defined safe depth.  These new charts also display animated currents with an arrow that indicates direction and strength of currents when enabled.

BlueChart g2 Vision adds to the aforementioned features with high-resolution satellite imagery and true Mariners Eye View above water or Fish Eye underwater perspective – both in three dimensions.  The g2 Vision data card also enables auto guidance technology on compatible units and offers a robust database of aerial reference photos.

The new BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision data cards are currently available through one of Garmin’s participating dealers, where more information can be found, including details about compatible products and pricing.

For those customers who were affected by the version 2009 BlueChart recall, or have purchased BlueChart g2 Vision 2008.5 charting since June 2009, please contact Garmin customer services on 0808 238 0000 to receive your free April 2010 upgrade.*

* For full terms and conditions contact customer services on 0808 238 0000.