Garmin GPSMap 696 gets GEO-REFERENCED PLATES!

AVWEB:  GARMIN 696 GETS GEO-REFERENCED PLATES
Garmin made several announcements at an AirVenture press conference this week. The biggest item is for GPSMap 696 owners who have complained that the approach plates don’t show the position of the aircraft on the approach. Soon they can. The software upgrade for the 696 to support georeferenced charts is available now and the charts with that data will be available by the fourth quarter of this year. The upgrade is free to all 696 owners and there will be no change in the chart subscription price. Garmin’s Jim Alpiser hinted that having access to this geo-referenced data may allow Garmin to “sneak in some other cool features in the future.” Garmin also added approach charts to their PilotMyCast weather and flight planning software for no additional charge. Jeppesen users can also get charts on their 696 and won’t have to wait. Contact Us for more info

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