Magellan MapSend Topo USA Offers Unmatched Topographic Capabilities for GPS Handhelds

- MapSend Topo Delivers Advanced Design, Performance and Flexibility -



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Magellan Corp.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Corp. announced
 today a June 2001 release of MapSend(TM) Topo USA, the premier product
 designed to provide all-digital, interactive, fully searchable, topographic
 capabilities both on a desktop and in a GPS receiver.  Whether at home,
 hiking, off-road driving or mountain climbing, MapSend Topo USA delivers
 instantaneous elevation data, vertical elevation profile graphs, waypoint and
 route creation tools, and more.  It contains some of the most comprehensive
 databases available including nationwide street maps, trails, lakes, rivers,
 topographic points of interest, Woodall's(R) Campgrounds database and a true
 digital elevation model (DEM) database derived from U.S. Geological Survey DEM
 data.
     "We're setting a new industry standard," said Steve Schneider, vice
 president of worldwide sales and marketing for consumer products.  "While
 existing products either offer static, scanned background charts or digital
 data that can't be downloaded to the GPS unit, MapSend Topo offers far more
 advanced features for both computers and GPS units -- like elevation contour
 lines that dynamically update as the user zooms in and out.  MapSend Topo
 frees users to get up from the computer and get outdoors without losing the
 ability to access interactive Topo data -- when and where they need it most."
     MapSend Topo 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.  In addition, users can search the
 database using names, addresses or coordinates to pinpoint streets,
 campgrounds, trails, rivers, lakes and 50 other categories of topographic
 points of interest from parks and oilfields to summits and caves.
     Because MapSend Topo uses state-of-the-art data-compression, users can
 also be assured of gaining extremely large map areas when downloading data.
 In addition, Magellan's compatible GPS receivers have a large built-in memory
 capacity of 16 MB. Of the 16 MB, 7 MB is available for downloading Topo data
 in the MAP 330M(TM) and 8 MB is available in the MAP 330(TM), which is also
 sold as part of the MAP 330X(TM) bundled package.
     MapSend Topo software ships with a Quick Reference Guide. Compatible
 Magellan MAP 330, MAP 330M and MAP 330X products are sold separately.  For
 retail locations, call Magellan Customer Service toll free at 800-669-4477.
 
     About Magellan Corporation
     Magellan Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., is a broad-
 based satellite access technology company specializing in positioning,
 navigation, communications and guidance products.  A leading manufacturer of
 handheld GPS receivers and vehicle navigation systems, Magellan is a private
 company with a majority of stock held by Orbital Sciences Corporation
 (NYSE:   ORB), one of the world's largest, most diversified commercial space
 products and services companies.  For more information about Magellan, visit
 www.magellangps.com.
 
     MapSend, MAP 330, MAP 330X and MAP 330M are trademarks of Magellan
 Corporation Woodall's is a registered trademark of Woodall's Publications
 Corporation.
 
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SOURCE Magellan Corp.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Corp. announced
 today a June 2001 release of MapSend(TM) Topo USA, the premier product
 designed to provide all-digital, interactive, fully searchable, topographic
 capabilities both on a desktop and in a GPS receiver.  Whether at home,
 hiking, off-road driving or mountain climbing, MapSend Topo USA delivers
 instantaneous elevation data, vertical elevation profile graphs, waypoint and
 route creation tools, and more.  It contains some of the most comprehensive
 databases available including nationwide street maps, trails, lakes, rivers,
 topographic points of interest, Woodall's(R) Campgrounds database and a true
 digital elevation model (DEM) database derived from U.S. Geological Survey DEM
 data.
     "We're setting a new industry standard," said Steve Schneider, vice
 president of worldwide sales and marketing for consumer products.  "While
 existing products either offer static, scanned background charts or digital
 data that can't be downloaded to the GPS unit, MapSend Topo offers far more
 advanced features for both computers and GPS units -- like elevation contour
 lines that dynamically update as the user zooms in and out.  MapSend Topo
 frees users to get up from the computer and get outdoors without losing the
 ability to access interactive Topo data -- when and where they need it most."
     MapSend Topo 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.  In addition, users can search the
 database using names, addresses or coordinates to pinpoint streets,
 campgrounds, trails, rivers, lakes and 50 other categories of topographic
 points of interest from parks and oilfields to summits and caves.
     Because MapSend Topo uses state-of-the-art data-compression, users can
 also be assured of gaining extremely large map areas when downloading data.
 In addition, Magellan's compatible GPS receivers have a large built-in memory
 capacity of 16 MB. Of the 16 MB, 7 MB is available for downloading Topo data
 in the MAP 330M(TM) and 8 MB is available in the MAP 330(TM), which is also
 sold as part of the MAP 330X(TM) bundled package.
     MapSend Topo software ships with a Quick Reference Guide. Compatible
 Magellan MAP 330, MAP 330M and MAP 330X products are sold separately.  For
 retail locations, call Magellan Customer Service toll free at 800-669-4477.
 
     About Magellan Corporation
     Magellan Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., is a broad-
 based satellite access technology company specializing in positioning,
 navigation, communications and guidance products.  A leading manufacturer of
 handheld GPS receivers and vehicle navigation systems, Magellan is a private
 company with a majority of stock held by Orbital Sciences Corporation
 (NYSE:   ORB), one of the world's largest, most diversified commercial space
 products and services companies.  For more information about Magellan, visit
 www.magellangps.com.
 
     MapSend, MAP 330, MAP 330X and MAP 330M are trademarks of Magellan
 Corporation Woodall's is a registered trademark of Woodall's Publications
 Corporation.
 
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