C-Map voted Best Electronic Charts 2003 by NMEA

ITALY – Italy-based C-Map Group took home the National Marine Electronics Association’s (NMEA) award for Best Vector Charts for the fifth straight year, the company reported in a statement Saturday.

C-Map’s popular electronic charts won this award in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, as well as in 1994 and 1995, making for a total of seven awards in eight years. Ken Cirillo, vice president and general manger for C-Map/USA, received the company’s latest award at the recent NMEA convention.

Each year, winners in various categories are voted on by a cross section of the marine electronics industry, including dealers, manufacturers’ reps and certified marine electronics technicians.

C-Map vector-based charts provide accurate electronic charting for a variety of applications, including sailing, bluewater sportfishing, commercial fishing, even inland cruising. The electronic chart standard gives boaters key advantages, including customized charting modes, color palette selections and commercial-grade capabilities like C-Map’s Guardian Technology anti-grounding feature and C-Forecast, the company reported.

In addition, C-Map updates electronic charts and detailed Ports & Tides databases twice annually, giving boaters the most current information available, according to the company.

“We made electronic charts even better by improving upon our immensely popular format.” says Fosco Bianchetti, CEO and president of the C-Map Group. “It’s heartening to see this recognized not only by boaters, but by dealers, installers and our peers in the industry. It’s a victory for the C-Map Group all over the world.”

The C-Map Group, with 24 companies in 17 countries around the globe, is the world leader in electronic cartography production, maintenance and distribution, according to the company.

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