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What is Birdseye Satellite Imagery?

Posted on: 29 Nov, 2011

BirdsEye Satellite Imagery is an annual subscription service that gives users the option of loading highly-detailed photo-based maps to select Garmin handhelds.

You can use your BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription with BaseCamp™ software to quickly transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your Garmin device and seamlessly integrate those images into your handheld’s maps whenever you need them.

WHY USING BIRDSEYE? Hunters can easily identify potential tree stand locations, draws, and natural game funnels. Hikers can quickly locate trailheads, campsites, and scenic vistas. Geocachers can better assess terrain difficulty and parking areas close to caches. Even tourists and travelers can navigate amusement parks or historical battlefields like never before.

This imagery can be displayed on most of Garmin handheld series devices, such as Montana™, Oregon®, GPSMAP®, Dakota™, and Colorado® of outdoor navigators. BirdsEye Imagery is only the latest cartographic advancement from Garmin.  In addition, Garmin Custom Maps is a free and simple utility that transforms paper and electronic maps into customized downloadable maps for Oregon, Dakota, or Colorado handhelds.

The power of Custom Maps is exemplified through paper and digital maps labeled for specific events and purposes, such as a college graduation invitation that lists campus buildings; a roadmap of a parade, marathon, 5K or bike race; a park pamphlet showing trailheads; land-management maps of wildlife and game areas; or a historic illustration of an area as it once stood.

BirdsEye Satellite Imagery Features:-

  • Transfer an unlimited number of satellite and aerial image segments to your device with this subscription and free software BaseCamp™.
  • High-resolution sub-meter color satellite imagery captures the world in brilliant clarity and detail.
  • Allows you to layer the Garmin vector maps on your handheld (such as TOPO 100K, TOPO 24K or City Navigator®) with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery for a real-life view of roads, buildings and terrain.
  • Makes it easy for hunters to perform preseason scouting, determine placement of stands and locate game pinchpoints.
  • Helps hikers and campers find trails/trailheads and clearings for camping areas.
  • Lets geocachers determine the terrain type around a cache and identify parking areas close to the caches.
  • Allows travelers to view tourist hot spots and landmarks from an aerial view to make excursions memorable without getting lost.