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Garmin & 53° North Launch OSI Topographical Mapping

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Garmin & 53° North Launch OSI Topographical Mapping

Post by Spark_ie » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:43 pm

Just got this Email from 53° North, based in Blanchardstown and Carrickmines......


Garmin and 53° North have teamed up to launch Garmin's new OSI topographical mapping in Ireland. Garmin Eire Discoverer is new full 1:50K OSI mapping for your Garmin GPS that is available in four regions, North-West, North-East, South-West and South-East. Some of Garmin Eire Discoverers features are:

* Full 1:50K coverage for the Republic of Ireland
* Based on Ordnance Survey Ireland maps
* Coverage includes - terrain contours, topo-elevations, summits, paths, routable roads and geographical points
* Turn-by-turn street navigation anywhere in the Republic of Ireland
* Uses premium NAVTEQ street mapping
* Thousands of points of interest
* Street address search



Competition

Get down to 53° North this weekend to be part of this amazing event and you could win a Dakota 20 GPS unit with an Irish map of your choice worth €510!

We are also offering 50% OFF a Garmin Eire Discoverer region card of your choice when you purchase an Oregon or Dakota 20 GPS!






Where and When

Location: 53° North Blanchardstown and Carrickmines

Date: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of November

Time: 10am - 6pm






Stores

* Blanchardstown, Retail Park 3, The Blanchardstown Centre - (01) 8249156

* Carrickmines, The Park, Carrickmines - (01) 2149352
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Re: Garmin & 53° North Launch OSI Topographical Mapping

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:29 pm

I like the sound of this I want to see what to OS maps look like on a GPS and if you can use them for walking. The lucky thing is I'm in Blanchardstown till two tomorrow if the weather is good might go and have a look.

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Re: Garmin & 53° North Launch OSI Topographical Mapping

Post by SargeNI » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:30 pm

I must rush out and get a couple of copies at such a low price :lol:
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Re: Garmin & 53° North Launch OSI Topographical Mapping

Post by Spark_ie » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:43 pm

SargeNI wrote:I must rush out and get a couple of copies at such a low price :lol:

If you'll foot the bill, I'll take one of the copies ! :lol:
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