July 29, 2008

Garmin: China and Olympics on your GPS

Brilliant move ahead f the Olympics; Garmin just released their City Navigator NT- China as well as a special Chinese Olympics set of Custom POI's if you are going. Nice thing is that they already did some thinking for you and made the sports venues organized by city or by sport. Nice touch. Not sure that many people will driving over there for the Olympics, as the Chinese are taking cars off the roads like crazy trying to clean up the air ahead of the games. But with that said, why the heck not drop a special POI bundle on the market and announce your new Chinese maps ahead of the Olympics.

"This new suite of digital maps helps tourists locate stadiums, hotels, restaurants, and more - so they can spend their time being spectators instead of worrying about how to get there," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "Presently, Garmin is the only satellite navigation manufacturer that is able to offer these highly-detailed maps."

Offering nearly seven million points of interest (POIs) and available on a convenient microSD/SD card, users simply insert the maps into virtually any current Garmin personal navigation device (PND). Road and POI names are presented in Pinyin, the most common Latin-alphabet phonetic spelling of Mandarin Chinese. These maps offer full coverage of China, including street level detail for more than 980 cities and the roads that connect them - just select a destination and your nĂ¼vi gives you turn-by-turn directions to that location.

More information on the City Navigator NT - China
and on the Olympics POI Set

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Posted by Scott Martin at July 29, 2008 5:59 AM

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