If you're more about the mountainous views, than Mountain View, then you might be pleased to hear that Magellan is bringing National Geographic's TOPO! maps to its eXplorist range of outdoor GPS devices. More specifically the 310, 510, 610 and 710 models. If you like the sound of the full color USGS topographic maps, then they are available on a subscription basis for $30 a year. If you don't already own a Magellan device, however, then you might be more interested in one of the forthcoming TOPO! bundles, if you can find your way to a retailer that is.
Magellan Adds Best-in-Class National Geographic Topographic Maps for its eXplorist GPS Devices
SANTA CLARA, CA – May 8, 2012 – Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the availability of National Geographic's TOPO!, the most detailed outdoor recreation topographic maps of the U.S., for its Magellan® eXplorist® 310, 510, 610 and 710 GPS devices. The combination of Magellan's eXplorist handheld GPS devices and TOPO! provides consumers with a best-in-class navigation experience to enhance their favorite outdoor adventures.
"By partnering with top-of-the-line content providers such as National Geographic, Magellan continues its commitment to give the outdoorsman a premier experience with a powerful combination of innovative GPS navigation devices and valuable content to enjoy their outdoor activities," said Warren Hewerdine , Sr. Director of Marketing for Magellan. "Magellan's rugged, waterproof eXplorist devices provide an ideal platform for outdoor users to take advantage of National Geographic's world-class TOPO! navigational content."
Users who download TOPO! to their Magellan eXplorist GPS can quickly plan trips or browse through maps to locate interesting destinations and then easily visualize or 'map out' the best routes for their next hiking, hunting, and other adventures.
National Geographic's TOPO! includes authentic, full-color USGS topographic maps, scanned at high resolution and seamlessly tiled together. This unique process creates the highest detail and best image quality possible, essential for top-quality navigation and outdoor safety. Adding TOPO! to Magellan's eXplorist GPS devices provides map detail levels including USGS 1:100,000-scale topographic, ideal for planning and visualizing long trips, and USGS 1:24,000-scale topographic for fine detailed terrain maps. These solutions are ideal for detailed wilderness navigation ranging by locating ridge lines and ravines as well as for finding national and state parks and other destinations in the U.S. Users can also view a unique collection of road and trail data that shows a complete network of back roads and trails on a national scale.
Users of Magellan's eXplorist 310, 510, 610 and 710 handheld GPS devices can now download National Geographic's TOPO! outdoor recreation maps for the continental U.S. at www.MagellanGPS.com/maps for an annual subscription price of $29.99. A free preview of the TOPO! maps is available by using Magellan's VantagePoint software application that allows you to manage your Magellan outdoor GPS experience. Special bundles of TOPO! with specified Magellan eXplorist GPS models will also be available from retail locations.
The Magellan eXplorist series of rugged, waterproof, handheld GPS receivers are the ideal companion for any outdoor adventure such as hiking, backpacking, geocaching, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and riding ATVs. Each model provides innovative features, easy-to-use menus, sunlight-readable screens and long-lasting battery life. Designed for any skill level, the eXplorist 110 and 310 models are best-suited for basic outdoor navigation, and the 510, 610, and 710 models for the more advanced outdoorsman.