Update to the COVID layer
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There is a new update ready for you! 

Whether you think the COVID pandemic will destroy humanity, or doesn't actually exist... how about a helpful live visual of current infections, and total mortality around the world?  Geochron's COVID-19 layer updates daily and draws from an aggregated database with excellent credentials: Johns Hopkins University's COVID report drawing from at least 35 reporting agencies worldwide showing Confirmed Cases (Total Mortalities).

It's the best we could find, and it will be beautifully rendered on your Geochron Version 2 as soon as you select the "Download System Update" button (Menu / System tab).  It needs to be connected to the Internet by ethernet or WIFI.   The Version 2 will soon reboot after you select the button, download the update (10-30 minute) and reboot again.   

This is a big 1 gigabyte update.  Expect 10 - 30 minutes to download, and DON'T PULL THE POWER while it's updating since that will damage it (actually, any computer!)  If your Version 2 behaves unexpectedly, please contact us before you the pull the plug.

You will lose your settings and pin locations.

How does this compare to the Atlas?
This update brings Version 2 up to date with all the options of an Atlas, but the Version 2 will never be as fast as the Atlas.  At some point in the future, Geochron will stop updating Version 2 simply because the hardware can't keep up.

Does this update apply to Version 1?
No.  If you missed the opportunity to update to Version 2 in 2019, you can have us upgrade your Geochron to Version 2 here.

For all the details of this update, here's our most recent changelog:

Thanks, Patrick
Head Wrangler

  •  You must be connected to the internet.

  • Select "Download System Update" under Menu / System.

  •  Expect 10 to 30 minutes to download 1 gigabyte.

  •  If you pull the power mid-update, you could wreck the Geochron.

  • You will lose your settings and pin locations.

Questions?  We're ready for you at 800-342-1661 before 4pm PST, or at
This update also includes a backend API so programmers with an API key can create their own personal layers over the Geochron maps through a browser.   This API makes it exponentially easier to modify our layers, and we're looking forward to many improvements in the near future!   Want to take a crack at it?   Start here with a list of layers, and register your Geochron Version 2 online. 

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