Garmin offers map data for Beijing tourists

Garmin offers map data for Beijing tourists

According to Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales, this new suite of digital maps will help tourists locate stadiums, hotels, restaurants, and other POIs, "so they can spend their time being spectators instead of worrying about how to get there."

He added that Garmin is currently the only satellite navigation manufacturer able to offer these highly detailed maps.

Offering nearly seven million POIs and available on a microSD/SD card, users simply insert the maps into virtually any current Garmin 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 with turn-by-turn directions, including street level detail for more than 980 cities and the roads that connect them.

Garmin is posting a set of free custom POIs for the most important Chinese sporting venues in Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, and Qingdao. Each entry is sorted by both city and type of sport – and contains specific dates for competition. This custom POI database can be downloaded from www.garmin.com/extras.


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