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bluewaterpirate posted 03-30-2010 03:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for bluewaterpirate   Send Email to bluewaterpirate  
Lots going on in regards to Garmin charts.

The new 2010 BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision marine cartography products are available for purchase plus those with previous versions of either embedded or SD memory G2 of G2 Vision charts can update to the most current version for their operating areas. Cost to upgrade to current version of G2 Vision is 50 percent of MSRP while the dowmloadable upgrades to the embedded or SD card G2 charts is $100.00.

Here are come pictures and videos of the new G2 Vision cartography. They've really added some nice features and improved the cartography.

The displays are an the Morehead City NC (MHC) area and offshore regions.

Mariners Eye View Classic View .... Big Rock 45 miles SE of MHC NC area drops from 100 ft to over 1000 ft. Much better underwater 3D features.

Directly overhead own boat.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/3d3.jpg?t=1269556031

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/3d1.jpg?t=1269556243

Viewing angle depressed 25 degrees

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/3d2.jpg?t=1269556378

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/38.jpg?t=1269564323

Perspective view

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/3.jpg?t=1269556184

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/37.jpg?t=1269564233

Bottom contour view

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/c1.jpg?t=1269556486

Mariners Eye classic view entering MHC

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/32.jpg?t=1269563760

Mariners Eye chart view

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/33.jpg?t=1269563851

Fish Eye view MHC channel heading 011 m

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/35.jpg?t=1269563969

Cart View (Embedded G2 charts inside of G2 Vision Charts)

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/1-1.jpg?t=1269725653

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/41.jpg?t=1269725967

Homeport functionalities with the new G2 Vision 2010 charts.

Video ...... can be displayed in HD format if your computer has the capability.

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/4612024_5094691#imageID=96246463

Tom


bluewaterpirate posted 03-30-2010 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
The new GPSMap 720/740/6000/7000 have been released to the dealers. The 740 (7 inch display) is a tweener between the 5- and 8-inch displays. 720/740 features:

http://www8.garmin.com/buzz/gpsmap700/

Tom

Thirsty Whaler posted 03-30-2010 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Thirsty Whaler  Send Email to Thirsty Whaler     
So,Tom, for those of us who purchased a Garmin 4000 series, assured at purchase, that the G2 Blue Chart software was already loaded on our unit, only to find that this was conditionally a [true] statement. Yes, the G2 blue chart software was loaded, it just did not include the Great Lakes chips, roughly $250-300-per lake. If we purchase the upgrade, what bodies of water are actually included?
bluewaterpirate posted 03-30-2010 07:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Who assured you? And what model 4000 do you have?
jimh posted 03-31-2010 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Many thanks to Tom for the information on the new products from Garmin and for the many wonderful graphics of them.

Re the controversy about what precise cartography was or was not included in prior products, that discussion should divert to its own thread. This thread should stay focused on the new product announced from Garmin. Thank you.

bluewaterpirate posted 03-31-2010 08:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Thirsty .......

If you have a 4208/4210/4212 your chart plotter has embedded G2 charts that cover all the great lakes, if you have a 4008/4010/4012 your chartplotter does not have embedded G2 charts you would have had to purchase them seperately. The Garmin US chart number is USO39R and the Canadian chart number is CA015R (the Canadian version covers a much smaller over all area).

Click on the link to view video of the Great Lakes coverage area.

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/4612024_5096141#imageID=96306440

Here is a picture of what the embedded chart coverage of the GL's.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv129/bluewaterpirate/ G2%20Vision%202010/Garmin4000embeddedcharts.jpg?t=1270042255

Tom

bluewaterpirate posted 03-31-2010 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Sorry Jim ... I was putting the piece together and didn't see your previous post.

Tom

Thirsty Whaler posted 04-01-2010 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Thirsty Whaler  Send Email to Thirsty Whaler     
Tom,

Thanks. My questions centered on which direction I should proceed, given the update options you listed for folks with an existing Garmin unit. So, your answer remained pertinent to the thread, as did my original question.

Again, thanks for the clarification and the links.

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