Need another reason to buy the new giant iPhone? You can view your Insight Genesis custom contour maps on it!
Insight Genesis, the innovative cloud-based map-generation tool for Lowrance, Simrad NS and B&G Zeus series chartplotters, is now enabled for use on mobile phones and e-tablets. With the release of a new HTML5-powered viewer, custom Insight Genesis maps and Insight Genesis Social Map charts can now be viewed on iOS, Android, Windows and mobile phones and tablets. In regions with good cellular service, the upgrade will allow free viewing of Genesis maps from your boat, while on the water.*
HTML5 is programming language used for structuring and presenting content on the Internet. Insight Genesis’ new HTML5 architecture replaces a system based on Silverlight, which was not compatible with mobile devices. To view your custom Insight Genesis maps and Social Map charts on your mobile device, log in to your account and click on a lake name, just as you would on your computer. Continue reading
Where do you install your transducer to map a lake with an airplane? Ha!
While an Insight Genesis user was reviewing the sonar log of one of his fishing trips that he mapped, he got a big surprise – the Bing Maps satellite caught an image of an airplane flying over the lake. Cool! (Blog post continues below the image)
Insight Genesis is the innovative, online service that empowers anglers to create custom lake maps from sonar data recorded with the Lowrance sonar unit on their own boats* – we haven’t quite figured out a way to do it with airplanes yet!
So making your own custom contour maps isn’t quite as easy flying over the lake, but it is pretty easy – simply record a sonar log every time you go fishing. Over time, your uploads of sonar data collected in multiple fishing trips will come together to form a master map, full of detailed, one-foot contour lines that identify fish-holding structure. Continue reading
Do you fish smaller, off-the-grid lakes with bad maps — or no maps at all? Map them yourselves with Insight Genesis to find un-pressured fish-holding structure. You’ll catch more and bigger fish if you do, says small-water specialist Tim Shannon, AKA The Pond Pro.
“I am blown away at the structure I was missing without Insight Genesis,” Tim says. “I mapped a very small section of [an area lake] and have already found one major hump I never knew existed. If you’re not using Insight Genesis yet it’s time to get on board.”
Tim’s screenshot of that previously unknown fish-holding structure is our inaugural Insight Genesis Hump Day Hump of the Week. Have you used Insight Genesis to locate fish-holding structure not shown previously on any other fishing map? Post a screen shot on the Insight Genesis Facebook page and we might feature YOU in our next Hunp of the Week spotlight. (Click “Continue Reading” to see larger screen shots and learn more) Continue reading
Insight Genesis maps give anglers an advantage, says Greg Hackney, the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year.
“If you fish a lake that doesn’t have a map, you can use the Lowrance Insight Genesis to build your own map of that lake — which is a pretty cool deal,” Hackney explains. “Soon, everybody will know that, but now they don’t. So you’ll have the jump on your buddies on your local lake by doing that.”
Insight Genesis is designed to help users find giants — well, giant bass, walleye, zander, muskie, salmon and other sport fish! As you get more familiar with the Genesis system you’ll be used to horsing monsters in your boat. But nothing could prepare you to catch this giant shrimp, an actual shrimp captured by a fisherman named Steve Bargeron in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Giant Shrimp Caught in Florida
Steve caught the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission after a Tweet to them. Bargeron tweeted the Commission claiming that the 18-inch long giant shrimp captured is a mantis shrimp. More here: Shimp Article
Post some monsters on the Insight Genesis Facebook page and we just might send a free premium Insight Genesis subscription to our favorite . . .
Want to learn more about Insight Genesis? Check this out: 3- Easy Steps to Mapping Success
You can create a custom lake map in three easy steps with Insight Genesis. Yes, it’s really that simple! Three easy steps!
1. Record sonar data with your Lowrance or Simrad multi-function unit.
2. Upload the data to your online account.
3. Log into your account and view your maps, which are created automatically.
When the road makes underwater structure . . . map it!
Collect, Upload, View: Continue reading
To make the best possible Insight Genesis custom contour map of your favorite lake, pond, reservoir creek arm or river section, drive your boat pretty slowly, make shore-to-shore up-and-back trips spaced pretty closely together, and record small sonar logs with the correct settings dialed in on your Lowrance, Simrad or B&G GPS/chartplotter. Mapping is really based on your objectives-better maps at slower speeds and closer boat paths.
Following are all the details in a handy Best Practices Guide you can print, put in a Ziploc bag, and store in your boat.
Recommended Speed –10 mph or less on lakes, reservoirs and rivers for all three layers (contours, veg, hardness)
Maximum Speeds for Desired Outputs:
- Just Contour Lines – less than 19.5 mph
- Contours, vegetation, and hardness – Less than 9.5 mph