Mapping

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

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.

To learn more, check out our Insight Genesis blog.

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Lowrance Mapping Options

Lake Insight v14

U.S. inland lake coverage, including the Great Lakes with detailed fishing and navigation information

  • 700+ new lakes with standard-definition contours (total of 6,300+)
  • 100+ new lakes with high-definition contours (total of 2,300+)
  • More secure DVD-style packaging
  • Enhanced Fishing Hot Spots with more than 200,000+ points-of-interest
  • All of the lower 48 states on a single card
  • Lake Insight HD features 20 more levels of high-definition, shaded-relief imagery beyond standard Insight USA charts included with Lowrance HDS, Simrad NS and B&G Zeus chartplotters – for an easier-to-understand view of the lake floor at all zoom levels.
  • Lake Insight HD compatible with Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch, Elite HDI, and Mark HDI products.
  • Lake Insight PRO compatible with Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch, Elite HDI, Mark, and Elite products.

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Nautic Insight v14

U.S. offshore and coastal coverage up to 100 miles inland with detailed navigation and fishing information

  • New 3D Perspective View – improve situational awareness while underway
  • Updated Electronic Navigation Charts and Marine Protected Areas
  • Improved bathymetric data with greater coverage and more accurate detail to navigate more safely and identify key fishing areas
  • Enhanced MapTech® (marina detail) with 10,000+ points-of-interest
  • Enhanced Fishing Hot Spots® with 120,000+ points-of-interest
  • More secure DVD-style packaging
  • Nautic Insight HD features 20 more levels of high-definition, shaded-relief imagery beyond standard Insight USA charts included with Lowrance HDS, Simrad NS and B&G Zeus chartplotters – for an easier-to-understand view of the sea floor at all zoom ranges
  • Nautic Insight HD compatible with Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch, Elite HDI, and Mark HDI products.
  • Nautic Insight PRO compatible with Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch, Elite HDI, Mark, and Elite products.

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Topo Insight v14

U.S. land-based coverage designed specifically for off-road enthusiasts and racers

    Topo Insight HD

  • Topo Insight HD: Based on satellite imagery from the U.S. Geological Survey with resolution down to 8m
  • Compatible with Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch, Mark HDI, and Elite HDI products.

Topo Insight PRO

  • Easier-to-understand off-road maps with improved roadwork detail and new color-palette selections.
  • Based on 1:24k source data with 30-foot topographical lines, plus Open Street Maps points-of-interest, roads and trails
  • Compatible with Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch, and Elite HDI products.

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Third Party Compatiblity Chart Cards

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:

C-MAP MAX-N Wide Enhance Your Navigation Experience, Expand Your Horizons! MAX-N Wide cartography provides rich chart detail and expansive coverage areas to meet the needs of even the most active boaters. Developed using official and up-to-date sources around the world, MAX-N Wide provides Depth Areas and Contours, Spot Soundings, NavAids, Light Sectors, Wrecks/Obstructions, Anchorage Areas, Small Craft Facilities and more. MAX-N Wide also provides boaters with additional C-MAP features such as exclusive High Resolution Aerial Photos of harbor entrances, inlets and land features, detailed marina charts and coverage of inland rivers/lakes (where available). Choose MAX-N Wide, and sail with confidence on every boating adventure.

C-MAP MAX-N Local Trusted Worldwide Charts, The "Right Fit" for Local Boating & Fishing. MAX-N Local cartography gives boaters the rich, accurate C-MAP chart detail trusted worldwide in a coverage area and price that are just the "right fit" for many boaters. Developed by Jeppesen using official and up-to-date global sources, MAX-N Local cartography provides detailed Depth Areas and Contours, Spot Soundings, NavAids, Light Sectors, Wrecks/Obstructions, Anchorage Areas, Small Craft Facilities and more. MAX-N Local cartography gives boaters the confidence to explore all their favorite local fishing, diving and cruising spots.

C-MAP MAX-N Bundled Data Service – Sold exclusively in Latin America and Canada bundled 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 area includes all of North, Central and South America

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Navionics

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 navionics.com.

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. US & Canada is all in one region, couldn't be more convenient!

NEW Navionics Updates enables customers who already own a Silver, Gold, Marine & Lakes or HotMaps Premium 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.

North American Lake Charts

HotMaps Platinum offers more than 18,000 lakes, exclusive one foot contours on 2,500 HD lakes, and underwater structure like road beds, bridges, stumps, culverts and creek channels, and detailed shorelines with boat ramps and docks. Includes Nautical Charts, SonarCharts™, Community Edits. Satellite overlay and 3D view on the most popular HD lakes.

HotMaps Premium offers Nautical Charts on up to 18,000 lakes, including over 2,500 HD lakes, updated underwater structure and detailed shorelines. Includes Community Edits.

Learn more at Navionics.com.

If you received a Navionics card bundled with your plotter, click here.


Lowrance Cartography Toolkit

Insight 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 Gold and Nav+, C-MAP MAX-N by Jeppesen and raster charts using the BSB format.

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The free Insight Map Creator (IMC) software allows a consumer to create unencrypted .AT5 formatted maps for use on all current Lowrance, Simrad-Yachting and B&G multifunction displays and chartplotters.

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  • Convert paper charts into a raster .AT5
  • Create .AT5 formatted vector maps from OpenStreetMap data
  • Generate vector maps from bathymetric data to create custom contour maps by converting data originally processed through Dr. Depth

Download Insight Map Creator now for free!

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@navico.com.


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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