Lowrance offers more compatible mapping solutions than any other marine electronics manufacturer.

So whether you are spending the day fishing on the lake, cruising on the coast or off-roading through the desert you will have more options making it easier to find just the right map for your interest.

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Insight Genesis Custom Maps

Lowrance Insight Genesis MappingInsight Genesis allows you to create customized maps from your own survey data for free. It is as easy as uploading a sonar log from your Lowrance chartplotter to the Insight Genesis web site. Within minutes you will receive a link to view your customized contour map. The subscription upgrade allows you to download maps for use on your compatible plotter, overlay vegetation and bottom composition views, and access community data via the new Social Mapping Layer.

Video: What is Insight Genesis?

Insight Genesis is available in the following countries: Australia, Mexico, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Finland†, Portugal, France, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Greece, Sweden†, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, U.S., Luxembourg, United Kingdom.

† Insight Genesis is restricted to inland use in both Sweden and Finland due to government and military regulations. Logs from coastal territorial waters of these two markets will be rejected by the system.

To learn more, check out our Insight Genesis blog.

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Lowrance Navigation Planning

Plan Your Journeys with Insight Planner

Laptop Insight Planner softwareInsight Planner is the ultimate PC software for marine navigation planning with Lowrance chartplotters.  Create waypoints, routes, and points of interest (POIs), on a wide variety of supported cartography platforms such as Insight, Navionics, and raster charts using the BSB format.

Compatibility Chart Cards


Navionics, always at the leading edge of technology and innovation, offers the best detailed cartography and the most comprehensive global coverage. All Navionics charts include 12 months of free Freshest Data, with over 2,000 updates daily, available with a simple download from

NEW Navionics+ provides all-in-one content for marine and lakes: Nautical Charts containing the essential cartographic reference detail; SonarCharts™, an HD bathymetry map reflecting the ever-changing conditions of sea, lake and river bottoms; and Community Edits contributed by users. Coverage regions are wide, just select and download the areas you need.

NEW Navionics Updates enables customers who already own a Silver or Gold card to update their charts and upgrade to Navionics+.

Platinum+ marine charts include Nautical Charts, SonarCharts™, Community Edits and exclusive Platinum features that offer extra viewing options and added details for the richest content, including 3D rendering of depth elevations and seabed areas with satellite overlay, and over 35,000 photos of harbours and marinas.

Gold offers Nautical Charts, with all the essential cartographic reference detail, including port plans, safety depth contours, marine services info, tides & currents and navigation aids presented in an easy-to-use, interactive display, plus Community Edits.

Navionics offers a worldwide coverage throughout our product range. In the UK and Ireland in particular, we have comprehensive coastal charts, with increasing coverage of inland waters.  With Navionics+, the new electronic chart standard (or Navionics Updates, the update kit), you simply select "UK, Ireland & Holland".  Alternatively, you can choose Platinum+, the UK/Ireland code is "28P+", which gives much more content including satellite overlay, 3D view and panoramic pictures. All these choices contain our award-winning selectable SonarCharts™ layer, with sonar logs upload feature to reflect ever changing conditions. 

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C-MAP charts by Jeppesen

Lowrance now compatible with CMAP chart cards
When you choose C-MAP you get the best charts using the most reliable sources around the globe, from a company committed to safe navigation.

Three levels of compatible C-MAP charts are available:

  • C-MAP MAX-N Wide - Enhanced chartcard with harbor and approach chart detail, detailed marina charts and coverage of inland rivers and lakes.
  • C-MAP MAX-N Local - With the same features as MAX-N Wide, MAX-N Local charts provide smaller coverage areas at a lower price point for cost conscious consumers.
  • C-MAP Max-N Bundled Data Service – Sold exclusively in bundles with HDS Gen2, Gen2 Touch and Elite-7 series chartplotters and combination fishfinder/chartplotters. Features include nav aids, bathymetric contours, spot soundings and more. Coverage is all of continental Europe including the Mediterranean as well as Scandinavia and Iceland.


nv-chartsIf you require a chart for the Baltic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Cuba, Bahamas or U.S. East Coast, nv-charts have the solution. The digital charts look identical to nv-charts paper version, so if you're familiar with those, you'll instantly master navigating with these.

Professional Development Tools

Lowrance Cartography Toolkit

The Navico Cartography Toolkit provides commercial mapping developers with the tools needed to build vector and raster maps which can then be sold directly by the Toolkit partner or through the Navico Insight Store.

For more information on the Navico toolkit or to request a license agreement please contact your Lowrance, Simrad or B&G sales representative or send an email to

Toolkit Partners

Lowrance has partnered with some of the top independent map developers in the world to bring you even more content choices. Looking for snowmobile trails in Canada, coastal charts of Korea or inland lakes in South Africa? These products and many more can be purchased directly from the Toolkit Partners for use on your compatible Lowrance products.

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