Garmin scoops Ordnance Survey Innovation Award

Garmin, the global leader in personal satellite navigation, is delighted to announce that Garmin GB Discoverer mapping has won the Ordnance Survey Innovation Award for Navigation in 2008-09.

Garmin GB Discoverer is a plug and play mapping system that uses Ordnance Survey maps in a digital format with underlying rich content such as Points of Interest and turn-by-turn navigation. This allows the user to view and track their whereabouts, on the Dakota 20, Oregon and Colorado series Garmin GPS units, and plan journeys with ease.

This unique product provides mapping for all National Parks at 1:50k and each National Park and trail as individual regions of 1:25k, based on the popular Landranger and Explorer series of Ordnance Survey maps. The Garmin GB Discoverer microSD/SD cards and downloads also provide full road mapping for the whole of Great Britain which gives the user turn-by-turn navigation.

Laura Tomei, Cartography Product Manager for Garmin said:

“We are delighted to win this prestigious award and are pleased with the recognition of innovation within our field of navigation.

“Garmin constantly strives to provide the very best, cutting edge technology, helping people to get more out of the outdoors.”

This is the third time that Garmin’s class-leading products have been recognised by Ordnance Survey and the newest award now takes pride of place at Garmin’s European Head Quarters in Totton, Southampton.

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