UPDATE: Here’s my hands on review of National Geographic topo maps for Magellan receivers.
Magellan has extended their ongoing partnership with National Geographic, bringing USGS raster topo imagery to the eXplorist line. Just like Garmin’s BirdsEye Topo, this will be a subscription option running $29.99 per year.
Compatible with the eXplorist 310, 510, 610 and 710, the topo maps wil be managed and transferred using their VantagePoint software. The new maps will complement their Digital Globe satellite imagerysubscription program. And in a smart move, Magellan will also be offering some eXplorist models bundled with the maps.
Here’s the full news release.