Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced LakeVü HD and LakeVü HD Ultra, their most detailed lake cartography ever created. With a vast offering of thousands of highly detailed lakes and inland waterways, LakeVü HD has detail that provides users high definition contours and bathymetric readings for more information below the waterline.
“LakeVü HD and LakeVü HD Ultra are some of the highest definition inland waterway maps that we’ve ever created,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “From the information that we’ve compiled to produce these maps, anglers will have extensive and detailed readings from the lakebed below. Drop-offs, fish attractors and underwater structures are extremely detailed, providing greater insight for finding that next fishing hot spot.”
Garmin LakeVü HD has an extensive database of over 17,000 inland lakes, reservoirs and rivers within the continental United States. Of those detailed lakes, over 400 have extremely high-definition depth readings, displaying 1-foot contours consistently at all depths. With new lakes added continually, LakeVü HD includes underwater cartography for structures such as riverbeds, roads and underwater bridges.
In addition to depth contours, LakeVü HD also displays detailed shorelines, dock outlines, streams, channels, fishing spots and roads. And with a fully searchable point of interest database at the push of a button, LakeVü HD provides the most important information regarding marinas, boat ramps, anchorages and bait shops. Whether a calm day on the water or stuck in a storm, the most pivotal points will always be accessible for when they’re needed most.
LakeVü HD encompasses an important feature called Safety Shading. With Safety Shading, the mariner can input a desired minimum depth and the mapping will automatically shade when the water level is below the minimum reading. This helps maneuvering and avoiding navigation in water that is too shallow for the hull of the vessel, therefore steering clear of possible boat damage.