Satmap Unveils Portable GPS System

12 September 2007 (Last Updated September 12th, 2007 10:24)

British company Satmap Systems has unveiled new handheld mapping technology which combines GPS systems to allow users to see their exact position on a real map or reconnaissance photographic image. The Satmap 10MX displays high quality 'raster' topographical maps which are stored on SD

British company Satmap Systems has unveiled new handheld mapping technology which combines GPS systems to allow users to see their exact position on a real map or reconnaissance photographic image.

The Satmap 10MX displays high quality 'raster' topographical maps which are stored on SD cards, meaning the system can be operated without input from a PC.

Maps can be displayed with overlays and geo-referenced JPEG, MPEG, text or audio files to provide supplementary data.

Satmap says the 10MX can be used in almost any weather, supports a multi-language interface and also features connections for various data inputs and radio communications systems.

Satmap Systems managing director Richard Calthorp-Owen says the Satmap 10MX offers users a lightweight, robust and secure handheld GPS map system.

"Reading maps in unfamiliar countries under pressure or under fire can lead to mistakes which can impact the success of a mission," Calthorp-Owen says.

"We are delighted to be launching our GPS solutions for military and services personnel and believe this will make a real difference in the field."

By Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh