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Magellan Mapsend Topo Now Offers Great Outdoor Mapping Capabilities For Gps Handhelds Customers In Great Britain

Mapsend Topo Great Britain Delivers Ordnance Survey Mapping To Handheld GPS Systems

Santa Clara, Calif.   (June 09, 2004) Thales Navigation today introduced Magellan® MapSend® Topo Great Britain (GB), the world's first mapping software to bring Ordnance Survey® mapping to handheld GPS. MapSend Topo provides all-digital, interactive, searchable, outdoor mapping capabilities both on a desktop and in a GPS receiver. Whether walking, cycling, off-road driving or mountain climbing, the MapSend Topo GB map delivers elevation data, vertical elevation profile graphs, waypoint and route creation tools, and more. It contains world renowned Ordnance Survey mapping data including roads, paths, tracks, forests, parks, lakes and streams. MapSend Topo GB covers the whole of England, Scotland and Wales.

MapSend Topo Great Britain ushers in a major advance in mapping software that enhances the versatility of Magellan handhelds and complements the advanced built-in functionality like never before. Highly regarded as a world leader in mapping, Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency.

MapSend Topo mapping software simplifies route planning and navigation during outdoor activities, with features that help users determine the terrain along routes, or find alternate routes when the terrain is too steep or impassable. Users can access a graph profiling the vertical line of elevation along routes, roads, trails or other linear map features. Map features include campgrounds, paths, rivers, lakes, topographic contours, cities, towns, parks, points of interest and landmarks.

MapSend Topo uses state-of-the-art data compression to enable users to download large areas of the Topo GB map into mapping Magellan GPS devices. Users can download up to 64 megabytes at a time to Magellan Meridian® series handhelds, which take SD cards. Additionally, MapSend Topo GB software can be used with SporTrak® Map, SporTrak Pro, SporTrak Color and SporTrak Pro Marine.

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About Thales Navigation
Thales Navigation is one of the world's leaders of positioning, navigation and guidance equipment with global operations. Thales Navigation markets its Magellan brand GPS solutions in the consumer electronics, recreation, and automotive markets, and its GPS and GNSS professional products in the survey, GIS/Mapping, and OEM markets. Through its joint venture with Hertz, Thales Navigation has developed the Hertz NeverLost® vehicle navigation system. Thales Navigation's key innovations include the first U.S. commercial hand-held GPS receiver for positioning and navigation, and the first handheld GPS with industry standard Secure Digital Memory Card capabilities.

Thales Navigation is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with European headquarters in Carquefou, France. For more information, visit

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© 2004 Thales Navigation Inc. All rights reserved. Magellan, MapSend, Topo, Meridian and SporTrak are trademarks of Thales Navigation Inc. All other brand names and products are trademarks of their respective holders. This product includes mapping data licensed from Ordnance Survey with the permission of the controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.