Garmin enhances its BlueChart cartography with new HD content

Garmin, global leader of satellite navigation, today announced two new enhancements to its BlueChart marine cartography product line, for use with Garmin chartplotters.

The new BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision® HD offerings will be available on accessory cards and downloads for coverage offered worldwide. The enhancements include the introduction of the Garmin exclusive Auto Guidance 3.01, as well as the addition of up to one foot HD fishing contours that provide even greater detail for bottom contours including ledges, canyons and drop offs.

“The new BlueChart HD features are a testament to our commitment to continually improving our cartography,” said Dan Bartel, Vice President of Garmin worldwide sales. “Our customers can now enjoy even more detail, dimension, and routing sophistication in addition to some of the most accurate and detailed maps on the water.” 

Both the BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD product lines will feature seamless chart presentation with up to one foot HD fishing contours that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail in near shore waters, canals, marinas and port plans. The addition of these enhanced fishing contours augments the detailed nautical charts, shaded depth contours, navigational aids, currents, and intertidal zones with spot soundings already enjoyed by existing BlueChart users.

Garmin was the first to offer ‘Auto Guidance’ technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a path specifically designed for the dimensions of the user’s boat, one that seeks to avoid low bridges, shallow water, and other charted obstructions. With version 3.0, ‘Auto Guidance’ can guide the user and in and out of more places more effectively, including entering and exiting marinas.

The 2016 BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD accessory cards and downloads are expected to be available in February, updates from £49.99 Inc VAT

For more information, including details about compatible products, pricing and coverage availability, visit

1Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.


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