To ensure quick uploads and prevent file corruption, makers of C-MAP Genesis custom lake maps can record several smaller sonar-log files while on the water, then merge those logs later into a master lake map.
Depending on the size of the lake, creek arm or river section you’re mapping, you can create a complete, custom contour map from multiple sonar logs recorded in a single day or over multiple days, and with no complicated computer programming required by you – C-MAP Genesis’ innovative Cloud-based processors do all the work. That’s one of the many benefits of a Genesis Edge subscription over a free account. Other benefits include custom bottom-hardness and vegetation-location maps. (Blog post continues after images below)
Follow these easy steps to merge multiple sonar log files into a master map:
- Log into your account at www.genesismaps.com
- In the box titled “Trips” on your dashboard page, hover your cursor until the blue “GO TO YOUR TRIP LIST” button appears and then click that button (see image below).
- In the dashboard that opens, look in the “My Uploads” column for the name of the waterbody for which you are interested in creating a merged map
- Clicking the name of the waterbody will open a list of all the sonar files you’ve uploaded for that waterbody — click the “View Trip” button for any of the files you’d like included in your merged map
- Clicking “View Trip” will open a C-MAP Genesis map of the area you covered … Sonar Review pane
- Click the “Merge” tab in your interactive Genesis viewer to see a list of your sonar logs from the same water body, organized by date.
- Select the files you’d like to merge by checking the boxes and clicking “Merge.”
- Watch your email in-box. You’ll receive an email when the Genesis processors are done merging your data into a single, custom map.
Upload speeds depend on sonar log size and your Internet connection speed. Map-creation speed is based on the size of your logs files and total data size. The size of the water body might also be a factor. Recording multiple, smaller sonar-log files can provide better results, especially for Genesis users with slower Internet connection speeds. Click over to this blog post for tips for recording smaller sonar-log files.