Garmin and Jeppesen Expand Strategic Agreement
2 August 2012
Garmin and Jeppesen today announced the expansion of an important strategic agreement in the field of marine cartography.
As a part of the cooperation Jeppesen will provide extended nautical chart content for the benefit of Garmin BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision marine GPS navigation products. In this new phase, Garmin will provide its customers with the latest Jeppesen charts for parts of the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, in addition to renewed coverage for the Bahamas, and area which Jeppesen has supplied to Garmin for some years.
“As the global leader in satellite navigation we are committed to providing our customers with the best cartography solutions for our marine navigation products”, said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “For this reason, it is an important strategic step to choose Jeppesen, a worldwide leader in navigation solutions and marine charts, as a strategic ally to ensure that Garmin BlueChart customers benefit from the best marine cartography products. Garmin sees a big potential in this cooperation and we are looking forward to extending the cooperation in the 2013 season and beyond.” James Detar, Jeppesen Marine Portfolio Management Director, said: “This expanded arrangement between Jeppesen and Garmin follows on the success of past collaboration between the two companies and reaffirms Jeppesen’s intent to partner strategically in the dissemination of its high quality navigation information.”
Garmin now provides additional Jeppesen electronic charts, licensed for use in Garmin BlueChart products with content for Italy, India and the Bahamas. In Italy, the charts include 440 updated port plans, marinas and other large detail charts all throughout the country, including many new marinas in the Ravenna and Venice areas in Sardinia and Sicily. In India, more than 270 charts have been added, of which, more than 150 are for very large scale charts (1:40,000 or larger), more than 60 charts of intermediate detail (between 1:150,000 and 1:40,000) and more than 50 charts for general overview (scale smaller than 1:150,000). In the Bahamas, the existing chart coverage has been completely replaced by Jeppesen nautical chart content.
The new maps are appearing as Garmin “BlueChart v2012.5” and are available beginning August 1, 2012. For more information on the charts visit http://www.garmin.co.uk/bluechart
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