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Garmin® first to Offer Map Data For Travellers to Beijing

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Garmin the global leader in portable satellite navigation is now offering owners of its most popular nüvi sat-nav systems the opportunity to find their way around China with ease and accuracy.

The City Navigator® China NT 2008 is an add-on mapping system which has been released just in time for tourists who plan on travelling to Beijing in August.

Clive Taylor, Director of Product for Garmin said: “This new suite of digital maps helps tourists locate stadiums, hotels, restaurants, and more – so they can spend their time being spectators instead of worrying about how to get there.

 “Garmin is currently the only satellite navigation manufacturer that is able to offer these highly-detailed maps.”

Providing nearly seven million points of interest (POIs) and available on a convenient microSD/SD card, users simply insert the maps into selected nüvi personal navigation devices (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, including street level detail for more than 980 cities and the roads that connect them – just select a destination and your nüvi sat-nav gives you turn-by-turn directions to that location.

In addition, Garmin is offering 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 city and type of sport and also contains specific competition dates. 

City Navigator China NT is available now from the Garmin website.  Visit www.garmin.com for more information, compatibility, and pricing.