An added feature allows users to download additional cartography, including databases of address and telephone number information for nearby services or points of interest. The eMap is compatible with GARMINs complete line of MapSource CD-ROMs, and will store eight or 16 megabytes of downloaded CD-ROM information at a time (an additional cable and cartridge are required for this feature). Two AA batteries provide up to 14 hours of power.<![if !supportLineBreakNewLine]><![endif]>
The eMap would be right at home in a geography or earth science classroom, letting instructors demonstrate advanced concepts using a high-tech, affordable GPS unit. GARMIN International, Olathe, Kan., (913) 397-8200, www.garmin.com.
This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.