Garmin GPSMAP 4000 Series Owner's Manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 84
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Navigation Chart Settings
To access additional settings or options for the navigation chart, press \
Waypoints & Tracks—view and add waypoints and tracks, and configure how they are di splayed.
Other Vessels—view information about other vessels if your chartplotter is connect\
ed to an external
Automatic Identification System (AIS) or Digital Selective Calling (D SC) device.
Stop Navigation—stop navigating to your destination (only available while navigatin\
Chart Setup—customize the Navigation chart settings (page 9).
Understanding Chart Data
BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision charts use graphic symbols to denote map features, which
follow the standards for US and international charts. Some common symbols you might see include,
but are not limited to, the following:*
Dangerous Rock Exposed Rock Beacon
Pilot Boarding Area Airport/Seaplane Base Buoy
Anchorage Berth Precautionary Area
Anchoring Prohibited Radio Report Point
Exposed Wreck Recommended Anchorage
Fishing Harbor Rescue Station
Fishing Prohibited Tide Station
Information Yacht Harbor
Current Station Marine Services
*Some symbols might appear differently on your Garmin device.
Other features common to most charts include depth contour lines (with deep water represented in
white), intertidal zones, spot soundings (as depicted on the original \
paper chart), navigational aids
and symbols, and obstructions and cable areas.
Navigating to a Point on the Chart
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, or Radar Overlay.
3. Select the point on the chart to which you want to go.
5. Select an option:
Select Go To.
Select Guide To when using a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision card for automatic
6. Follow the colored line on the screen to the destination.
To create a route to a point on the chart, see page 27.
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Panning the Navigation Chart
You can pan away from your current location and scroll to other areas on the Navigation chart. As
you pan past the edge of the current map display, the screen scrolls forward to provide continuous
map coverage. The position icon () stays at your present location. If the position icon leaves the
map when you pan, a small window (inset map) appears on the left of the screen so that you can
keep track of your current position.
As you move the map pointer, the coordinate location of the pointer is displayed in the upper-left
corner of the map, along with the distance and bearing of the pointer fr\
om your current location.
1. Use the Rocker to pan the map.
Stop Panning to stop panning and return the screen to your boat’s current location.
Interacting With Objects on the Navigation Chart
As you pan the map, a list of options appear along the right side.
1. Move the cursor to a point on the Navigation chart.
2. Select an option. The options that appear are dynamic, and depend on the location of the p\
Select Review to view details of objects in vicinity of the cursor. (Review does not appear if
the pointer is not near an object; if the pointer is near only one objec\
t, the name of the object
Select Navigate To to navigate to the selected location (page 7).
Select Create Waypoint to mark a waypoint at the cursor location (page 25).
Select Measure Distance to view the distance and bearing of the object from your current
location. The information is displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen. Select Set
Reference to measure from a location other than your current location.
Select Information to view tide (page 29), current (page 29), celestial (page 30), or local
services information near the cursor.
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Accessing Additional Object Information
Use the map pointer () to view information about on-screen map items, waypoints, and charts.
Viewing Tide-Station Information
Tide-station information appears on the chart with a detailed icon showing the relevant tide level.
You can view a detailed graph for a tide station to help predict the tide level at different times or
different days. See page 29 for instructions on viewing tide station information.
1. Using the map pointer (), highlight a tide station icon ().
Review to view a detailed tide graph.
Changing the Navigation Chart Settings
From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup.
Photos—sets the high-resolution satellite images to Off, Land Only, or Photo Map. High-
resolution satellite imagery is available only while using a BlueChart g2 Vision SD card (page 18).
Tides/Currents—turns the display of tides and currents on or off.
Service Points—turns the display of marine service points on or off.
Roses—displays a compass rose around your boat, indicating compass directi\
on. True wind
direction or apparent wind direction can be displayed if the chartplotter is connected to a compatible
marine wind sensor.
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Wind Compass Rose
Data Bars—show or hide cruising, navigation, fishing, fuel, or sailing data.
Cruising—turn the GPS Speed, GPS Heading, Depth, and GPS Position data bar on or off.
Select Data Bar Setup to configure the position of the data on the screen.
Navigation—turn the Distance to Destination, Arrival, Off Course, and Bearing data bar on
or off. If you select Auto, the chartplotter turns the Navigation data bar on whenever you are
navigating to a destination. Select Data Bar Setup to configure the Route Leg, Next Turn, and
Fishing—turn the Depth, Water Temperature, and Water Speed data bar on or off.
Fuel—turn the Fuel Rate, Remaining Fuel, Range, and Fuel Economy data bar on or off.
Sailing—turn the Water Speed, Wind Speed, Wind Angle, and Wind Velocity Made Good (VMG)
data bar on or off. Select Wind to toggle between True and Apparent wind speed and wind angle.
Understanding How Wind VMG and Waypoint VMG Are Displayed in the
The chartplotter automatically switches between displaying Wind Velocity Made Good (VMG) and
Waypoint VMG in the data bars.
Waypoint VMG is displayed under the following conditions:
The Route Leg data bar displays Waypoint VMG when you are navigating a route or an
automatic guidance line.
The Sailing data bar displays Waypoint VMG when you are navigating a route or an automatic
guidance line, and you turn the Route Leg data bar off.
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Wind VMG is displayed under the following conditions:
The Sailing data bar displays Wind VMG when you are not navigating a route or an automatic
The Sailing data bar displays Wind VMG when the Route Leg data bar is on and you are
navigating a route.
Changing the Chart Appearance
From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Chart
Orientation—changes the perspective of the map display.
North Up—sets the top of the map display to a north heading.
Head Up—sets the map display to the current track heading.
Course Up—sets the map so the direction of navigation is always up. The heading line appears
vertically on the screen if shown.
Detail—adjusts the amount of detail shown on the map at different zoom levels.
Heading Line—draws an extension from the bow of the boat in the direction of travel.
Off—turns off the heading line.
Distance—sets the distance to the end of the heading line.
Time—sets the amount of time until you reach the end of the heading line.
World Map—displays either a basic world map or displays satellite imagery (wh\
en you select Full
Inset Map—turns the inset map on or off when panning away (page 8). Select Auto to turn on the
inset map only when the boat symbol no longer is visible.
Spot Depths—turns spot soundings on or off and sets a dangerous depth.
Safety Shading (with supported BlueChart g2 Vision cards)—Areas with depths shallower than
the specified value are shaded in blue, while areas with depths greater th an the specified value are
shaded in white. The contour is always drawn at or deeper than the selected depth.
Symbols—changes symbol preferences.
Navaid Size—adjusts the size of the navaid symbols shown on the map.
Navaid Type—selects the navaid symbol set (NOAA or IALA).
—turns the display of land POIs (points of interest) on or off.
Light Sectors—turns the sector in which a navigational light is visible on or off. Selecting On
filters out light sectors depending on the zoom level.