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Humminbird® Autochart Zero Line Navionics HotMaps Platinum Navionics Platinum Plus Marine Charts Humminbird® LakeMaster® Electronic Charts Lowrance® C-MAP Insight Pro Mapping Lowrance® C-MAP Lake Insight™ HD Mapping Humminbird® SmartStrike Digital Chart Navionics + Fishing Hot Spots Pro Digital Mapping Fishing Hot Spots Pro Raymarine® Digital Mapping
Humminbird® Autochart Zero Line Navionics HotMaps Platinum Navionics Platinum Plus Marine Charts Humminbird® LakeMaster® Electronic Charts Lowrance® C-MAP Insight Pro Mapping Lowrance® C-MAP Lake Insight™ HD Mapping Humminbird® SmartStrike Digital Chart Navionics + Fishing Hot Spots Pro Digital Mapping Fishing Hot Spots Pro Raymarine® Digital Mapping
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Brand Humminbird Navionics Navionics Lowrance - Navionics Fishing Hot Spots Fishing Hot Spots Humminbird Lowrance
Available - - North, South, East, West, Canada. North Central, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, West. <ul> <li> Mid South States V3.0 (TX, OK, AR, LA, MS)</li> <li> Southeast States V4.0&nbsp;(FL, GA, AL, MS, TN, KY)</li> <li> Great Plains States V6.0 (IA, IL, KS, MO, NE)</li> <li> Dakotas/Nebraska V5.0</li> <li> Great Lakes V3.0 (MI, IN, OH, KY, TN)</li> <li> Lake of the Woods/Rainy Lake V4.0</li> <li> Western States V2.0&nbsp;(AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)&nbsp;</li> <li> Wisconsin V7</li> </ul> - &nbsp;Pro USA 18, Pro SW 18, Pro GL18 USA, Saltwater, Great Lakes. <ul> <li> Minnesota V3.0</li> <li> Wisconsin&nbsp;V3.0</li> <li> Dakota/Nebraska V1.0</li> <li> Mid Atlantic States V2.0</li> <li> Northeast States V2.0</li> <li> Southeast States V3.0</li> <li> West States V2.0</li> <li> Great Lakes V1.0</li> <li> Great Plains V2.0</li> <li> Mid South States V2.0</li> <li> Woods/Rainy V1.0</li> <li> Great Lakes V2.0</li> <li> Mid South V3.0</li> </ul> -

Humminbird® Autochart Zero Line

  • Build detailed maps of your favorite water bodies;
  • 32GB card loaded with zero lines for millions of water bodies;
  • Zero lines provide the perfect starting point for creating detailed maps;
  • 16GB of free space lets you maintain your custom maps.

Build detailed maps of your favorite water bodies with the Humminbird AutoChart Zero Lines Map Card. AutoChart PC software includes a 32GB map card loaded with zero lines for millions of water bodies across North America, giving you the perfect starting point for creating your own detailed maps even when contour coverage doesn't exist. 16GB of free space lets you maintain your custom maps. With additional Zero Line map cards, you can view maps on multiple compatible Humminbird units. Humminbird units will require a software update.

What's up everybody chad Ferguson here. Ijust want to show. You real quickI've been out. This afternoon running around doing a little mapping with my auto chart live here on the Homburg sollux. This is a feature that's available in. Most of the newer hummingbird sonar units the helix. And Sollux series fish finders the auto chart live creates a real-time map. While you're driving across the water so. You have an area you really like to target in on. You can map that area. And it'll give you oftentimes a much. More accurate map what you get on the cards. You put in your fish finder, so I've been running around after noon updating some places. Something I do quite a bit on areas. Ilike to target pretty heavily for catfish but the problem is. You run out of space in your fish finder. They only hold I think it's eight. Or ten hours of data with the auto chart inside the graph. And then you reached. That limit it goes back. It begins to record over the old data but there's a way to fix. And that's called the zero lines SD card from hummingbird so. What I've been doing is just driving around updating these maps. And recording the data to the internal memory on the fish finder. And then that I've done. And I've got a good amount of mapping data on there. What I'm gonna do is just take.

This zero lines SD card it's gonna pop up a message here. And I'm just gonna hit confirm. And then this gives. Me an option to use the card. Ijust inserted as a map, so I'm going to select no but. What that's done is that's transferred. That mapping data onto. This zero lines SD card, so I've saved. Ican move it in other units. Ican back whenever. Iswap graphs out I can use. This on a different graph plus. Now have the option with the zero lines SD card of recording up to a hundred hours of mapping data. You liked this video be sure to hit the circle icon down in the corner to subscribe for future updates. And hit the thumbs up button down below. You have questions or comments leave them below. And we'll respond as quickly as possible. And make sure you head over to catfish edge comm for even.

More cat fishing tips tricks. And information we'll see.

And forth and follow alongside. You just win you can see. These areas I got before their areas. Itypically caught fish. What I'm doing is I'm going in here. And I'm getting on top of these areas. And I'm just making it better. You can literally see. It just like cutting the grass watch. These lines it moves the lines along. It thought that the depth was. That particular area was kind of inferred. Now what's going in. And dressing it up it's making it better. And remember as you make. These charts on your unit. These charts have the same ability as the leg master charts do. You have the ability to do highlight of contour. You have the ability to do lake level offset. You have the ability to set a safety contour. You have the ability to follow the contour with your torroga trolling motor. If that's what you so choose to do. It on the machine live no need to send. It out to anybody right here brought to.

You by hummingbird on the Onyx check. It out today at a retailer near.

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Navionics HotMaps Platinum

  • Covers more than 18,000 lakes;
  • More than 2,500 high-definition charts;
  • SonarCharts HD bathymetry maps;
  • High-resolution satellite imagery;
  • Register for one year of free updates.

Take the most comprehensive lake data, covering more than 18,000 lakes, with Navionics HotMaps Premium. Freshwater charts includes nautical charts, SonarCharts™ and community edits. More than 2,500 lake charts are high definition, plus you'll get SonarCharts HD bathymetry maps with one-foot contours on every lake. 3D views of every lake and exclusive high-resolution satellite imagery and panoramic images of popular lakes. Enhance SonarCharts with sonar logs you collect. Register online for one year of free Freshest Data updates. Also includes satellite overlay, structures, reefs, drop offs, vegetation, boat ramps, marinas, safety depth contours and navaids.
Available: North, South, East, West, Canada.

On my last video mentioned. Iwill try to show something more related to your region, so I've got a platinum region south I'm actually over del old Lake pick two body of water at random. All Lake and the other. One is in Florida and it's the Harris Lake chain. Iwant to show you the difference between the two. You see there is no Google map view but there's the 3d. We want to play a little bit with a 3d that's. It looks okay so let's go back to normal view. Igot the solar chart on I'm going to remove. It back so on our chart density is. That high you can play with. That also use medium. You can also use the fishing range fishing ring let's say. We want to focus between let's say let's say 10 feet. And 20 let's go to 20 yeah sure yeah it's the let's go back back come on. You dirty yes yeah so. Everything that is its white it's the fishing range so. You can fish between a certain death. You know that gonna be. More productive I use also as view settings the chart representation type is in. Iprefer that. One because of the color but. You can also use the International let's go back to. Is safety death I try to do. Something with the safety death. You won't see any change only. Ihave the fishing range activated so. You need to put those two at zero. You want to play with the safety death okay let's go back yeah settings safety death let's say.

We use 18 so everything. That is in white is 18 feet. More okay so let's go to. That Lake iris chain Lake that's in Florida that's cool faster traveling by airplane hope it's over here. Where is I should have put a waypoint before let's see here yeah we're gonna use the kissing me like see the difference we've got the Google map view. Now let's go chart option view photo transparency. That it's gonna have an effect. We got a Google view. You absolutely need the goggle view for. That let's go back that Lake doesn't have a lot of so much art maybe scrolling down yep here. We go yep, so we remove shading yeah let's see.

That we're gonna put. Some fishing range max let's say there's gonna be 20 feet. And minimum will be 10 feet so. Everything that is clear between 10. And 20 21 so that's a nice tool for two fish. You zoom in really close that's different on. You see it's different on agree well the hardest chain Lake. You zoom in very calm that's. When you're doing it very close let's say at 50 feet. You lose the Google map. Or a shading let's say. That shading Charlotte water is six feet that's why your see those little red dot let's play with the food of transparency there. We go here we go okay easy view let's put. That see it's like your closer it's good for if. You forgot your glasses dynamic icons it's for the icons for the tides. We don't have any title like kissing me. We can also just say learn only later channel fool but the best thing to use is lana channel back do. Something else yeah that's about.

It settings safety def to say 18. We won't do anything because as. Isaid before we got the efficient range activated unable as you'll see so that's about. Ihope that's gonna clear. Some things with the Platina so thank you.

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Navionics Platinum Plus Marine Charts

  • Enhance SonarCharts with sonar logs you collect;
  • Includes 3D views, tides and currents and depth contours;
  • One year of free updates with registration.

Navionics Platinum Plus Marine Charts are the most advanced multidimensional charts available. You'll get comprehensive nautical charts, the incredible fishing detail of SonarCharts™ HD bathymetry maps and community edits. Enhance SonarCharts with sonar logs you collect. Exclusive features include 3D views, high-resolution photo/chart overlay, port photos and geo-referenced coast pilots. Register for one year of free updates.

Hi! My name is Andre. There's a lot of people requesting some information regarding the Navionics Platina. I've mentioned in one of my posts that not all platinum are equal or the same.

I've got the 648 P which is the Great Lakes Lake Ontario st Lawrence River Lake Champlain. We are actually over Lake Champlain. Iwould like to apologize for my accent I'm a french-canadian so. Iwas born without being a French oh okay let's go let's go through the different menu on the platino let's start with chart option look ahead we'll. We don't we won't touch. That let's go to 3d activate 3d so that's five. That perspective okay. You can move screen let's see like. That so that's treaty let's get out then go we're gonna go to view let's zoom out a little bit let's go to view shading let's change the view shading that's easy view. That put the number the death. Or the map large or larger for some hole highs like mine photo overly landed shadow.

This is that's the I always use. You can choose full planet shadow. Or land only okay let's let's keep. That a child then you can play with photo transparency it's lower. It raises I actually worked with six seven back soon our chart okay sonar chart density so. You can play with that also very. Idepends on what kind of water. You are fishing in high media love that's let's put. It media and do back interesting and adjustment is the fishing range let's go to fishing range let's say.

You want to fish between twenty-five for maximum death okay minimum would be let's say 15 let's put. It 15 so you live that line. That the hundred collar. That between 15 and 20 so you're just going to stay 25. And you're going to stay inside. That range so you don't have to look at the contour. Whatever you just look at the line as. We got the community hit. It on so somebody put. Something here let's see. It fish or diving hot spot no detail info available the guy didn't put. Anything so let's go back settings. You can annotation is full international presentation type international. You can also use that gives. You a nicer color I think so for my part. Ifind it a little nicer chart detail user. You decide what to see a warrior. That not to see so there's a. Few things there that it's your own choices like safety death is set at 60 right. Iplay with you won't see. Anything change because we've got the fishing range on. You gotta have to remove.

Something different back so let's go back again just go to settings again safety death let's say. We choose 18 30 or 60 is the maximum so. Everything that is in collar is 60. We forgot something with view yeah shallow water. You can play it without to. That put red dots where it's 21 feet. And last whatever I'm running actually six feet. You can play without also for the let's say. You got a reservoir Lake. Where the water is 20 feet below. What it is actually so. You can put let's say 20 plus a 60 feet to be safe so that's going to give. You a contour approximately the contour of the lake with lowered water to be able to see a little bit.

More your red dot you just raise the transparency so let's go back to fishing range let's play again without we're gonna put. It 25 15 yep so that's. What you can do with the Platinum I'm gonna do. One later you like. It but we're gonna use only an avionic plus so. You will see the difference between the two so thank.

We use 18 so everything. That is in white is 18 feet. More okay so let's go to. That Lake iris chain Lake that's in Florida that's cool faster traveling by airplane hope it's over here. Where is I should have put a waypoint before let's see here yeah we're gonna use the kissing me like see the difference we've got the Google map view. Now let's go chart option view photo transparency. That it's gonna have an effect. We got a Google view. You absolutely need the goggle view for. That let's go back that Lake doesn't have a lot of so much art maybe scrolling down yep here. We go yep, so we remove shading yeah let's see.

That we're gonna put. Some fishing range max let's say there's gonna be 20 feet. And minimum will be 10 feet so. Everything that is clear between 10. And 20 21 so that's a nice tool for two fish. You zoom in really close that's different on. You see it's different on agree well the hardest chain Lake. You zoom in very calm that's. When you're doing it very close let's say at 50 feet. You lose the Google map. Or a shading let's say. That shading Charlotte water is six feet that's why your see those little red dot let's play with the food of transparency there. We go here we go okay easy view let's put. That see it's like your closer it's good for if. You forgot your glasses dynamic icons it's for the icons for the tides. We don't have any title like kissing me. We can also just say learn only later channel fool but the best thing to use is lana channel back do. Something else yeah that's about.

It settings safety def to say 18. We won't do anything because as. Isaid before we got the efficient range activated unable as you'll see so that's about. Ihope that's gonna clear. Some things with the Platina so thank you.

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Humminbird® LakeMaster® Electronic Charts

  • High-definition accuracy;
  • Depth Highlight lets you select a depth or depth range;
  • Shallow Water Highlight helps identify hazards;
  • Water Level Offset for true-to-depth contour lines;
  • Set a path following or offset from any contour line.

LakeMaster's high-definition accuracy and detail combined with Humminbird's ground-breaking Side Imaging® sonar capabilities give anglers advantages on the water like never before. Follow-the-Contour technology will change the way you fish. Simply select a contour and automatically follow it by combining your chart with a Minn Kota® i-Pilot® Link ™ and your Humminbird unit. Plus, you can set a path directly on or offset from any contour line. Select a depth range with the depth-highlight feature to keep you in the strike zone. Use Shallow-Water Highlight to identify hazardous areas or shallow water. Water-level offset lets you adjust the chart to the current water level.
Available:

  • Mid South States V3.0 (TX, OK, AR, LA, MS);
  • Southeast States V4.0 (FL, GA, AL, MS, TN, KY);
  • Great Plains States V6.0 (IA, IL, KS, MO, NE);
  • Dakotas/Nebraska V5.0;
  • Great Lakes V3.0 (MI, IN, OH, KY, TN);
  • Lake of the Woods/Rainy Lake V4.0;
  • Western States V2.0 (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY);
  • Wisconsin V7.

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Lowrance® C-MAP Insight Pro Mapping

  • Delivers coverage for all U.S. coastal and inland waters;
  • Includes Fishing HotSpots;
  • High-definition shaded contours are easy to read at a glance;
  • Conveniently includes state fishing regulations and records;
  • Access to Insight Genesis Social Map for free updates.

Add complete coverage for all coastal and inland waters in the U.S., including Fishing HotSpots™, with Lowrance's C-Map Insight Pro. High-definition 1-ft. to 3-ft. contours are shaded for quick, easy reading at a glance. Includes state fishing regulations and records for convenient reference. Access to Insight Genesis™ Social Map for free updates.

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Lowrance® C-MAP Lake Insight™ HD Mapping

  • Region-specific maps deliver exceptional detail;
  • Customizable shaded depth contours;
  • Contains all coastal and inland waters within each region;
  • Includes state fishing regulations and records.

Get the most accurate, detailed maps for lakes in your region with Lowrance C-Map Lake Insight HD Mapping. Customizable shaded depth contours of coastal and inland waters make reading at a glance simple. High resolution for optimal viewing. Satellite overlay, aerial imagery and bird's-eye perspective. Comes with a free one-year subscription to Insight Genesis™ Premium.
Available: North Central, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, West.

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Humminbird® SmartStrike Digital Chart

  • Based on season, time of day, temperature and fish species;
  • Highlights areas of the lake where your prey is most likely located;
  • Available exclusively on Helix G2, SOLIX, and ONIX platforms.

Based on search parameters like season, time of day, temperature and fish species, Humminbird's SmartStrike Digital Chart highlights areas of the lake where your prey is most likely located. Available exclusively on Helix G2, SOLIX, and ONIX platforms.
Available:

  • Minnesota V3.0;
  • Wisconsin V3.0;
  • Dakota/Nebraska V1.0;
  • Mid Atlantic States V2.0;
  • Northeast States V2.0;
  • Southeast States V3.0;
  • West States V2.0;
  • Great Lakes V1.0;
  • Great Plains V2.0;
  • Mid South States V2.0;
  • Woods/Rainy V1.0;
  • Great Lakes V2.0;
  • Mid South V3.0.

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Navionics +

  • Preloaded with ready-to-use Nautical Charts;
  • Receive a 12-month subscription to Freshest Data;
  • Enhance your charts with sonar log scanning;
  • Upload sonar recordings to share maps with other anglers;
  • Stores fresh and saltwater information for the USA and Canada.

Loaded with ready-to-use Nautical Charts, Navionics+ is high-definition mapping in 2-D  for fresh and saltwater in the USA and Canada. With the SD card, receive a 12-month subscription to Freshest Data for updates to the Nautical Charts, SonarChart™ Community Edits and more. Enhance your charts with sonar log scanning, then upload sonar recordings to share detailed contours with other anglers for the freshest and most accurate data. Simply plug your chip into your PC/Mac and download the coverage you need from navionics.com. The best part is that you choose multistate coverage nationwide wherever you want until the chip is full. The 16GB chip stores both fresh and saltwater information for the USA and Canada. (Freshest Data must be started within two months of purchase.)

Fishing Hot Spots Pro Digital Mapping

  • Shows submerged structures, vegetation and weed coverage;
  • Fishing points of interest;
  • Area-specific fishing tips.

Load your Lowrance, Simrad or B&G GPS unit with the most comprehensive fishing map coverage available. Fishing Hot Spots Pro Digital Mapping puts everything you need for on-the-water success ready at the touch of a button. Mapping of premier fishing waters includes submerged structures, vegetation and weed coverage; navigation and hazard markers; artificial habitat locations; access locations and more. You can even access fishing points of interest, researched and validated fishing information, and area-specific tips. Compatible with the following units:
Lowrance Units – HDS, HDS Gen2, HDS Gen2 Touch, HDS Gen3, Elite, Hook, Mark 4.
Simrad Units – NSS (Sport), NSS Evo2, NSE (Expert), NSO (Offshore), NSO Evo2.
B&G – Zeus, Zeus Touch.
Available: Pro USA 18, Pro SW 18, Pro GL18

Fishing hotspots pro USA boasts nearly 4500 lei contour maps. And more than 100000 exclusive fishing points of interest unmatched mapping detail includes features like vegetation fish at tractors submerged roads. And structures bottom composition. And more because as professional anglers everywhere know successful fishing is about. More than just bottom contours here's an example of a pre-loaded base map on an HTS unit. It shows contours and the river channel. Now here is the same area from the fishing hotspots pro USA chip the contours at River channel are still there but. Now it includes areas of vegetation. And submerged timber. Both a navigational concern. And prime fish holding features.

Additionally boat ramps marinas and fuel services are now shown as we zoom in on. This next area watch. How more detail becomes available with. Each push of a zoom button. Now you'll notice the fish attractor is located here no other chip provides as much detail on submerged structure. That fishing hotspots pro USA from here. If we go down to the nearby cove you'll see. It contains vegetation. And stumps again information important to successful fishing other chips just don't contain fishing hotspots pro USA delivers the same content. And detail to the Endure handheld GPS units from Lawrence here are a. Few more identical area comparisons so. You can see for yourself. How fishing hotspot pro USA is the only chip to truly put fishing first.

And focus on the needs of anglers fishing hotspots pro USA for maps. More detail more info.

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Fishing Hot Spots Pro Raymarine® Digital Mapping

  • Compatible with Raymarine GPS units;
  • Shows submerged structures, vegetation and weed coverage;
  • Fishing points of interest;
  • Area-specific fishing tips.

Load your Raymarine GPS unit with the most comprehensive fishing map coverage available. Fishing Hot Spots Pro puts everything you need for on-the-water success ready at the touch of a button. Mapping of premier fishing waters includes submerged structures, vegetation and weed coverage; navigation and hazard markers; artificial habitat locations; access locations and more. You can even access fishing points of interest, researched and validated fishing information, and area-specific tips.
Available: USA, Saltwater, Great Lakes.

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