How to use custom depth shading for Insight Genesis charts of coastal/deeper water

Coastal_Custom_shading-Before-After-COLLAGESetting custom-colored depth ranges makes it easier to use Insight Genesis charts of coastal and other deeper waters. This article will teach you how.

By default, Insight Genesis maps shade deeper water dark blue and shallow water lighter blue. In most use cases – especially in fresh water – this default depth shading works fantastic for anglers and other boaters. In coastal waters, fjords and extremely deep reservoirs, however, the palette of blue shading is often spread so thin between the deepest water and the shallowest water that the shallower areas of interest to anglers and other boaters are often shaded a seemingly monochromatic pale blue, to almost white-looking, across a wide depth range — as shown in the image below. Continue reading