How to download and use a custom C-MAP Genesis map in your sonar/GPS unit

DuBay-Offshore-Genesis-4-panel-CollageThe key feature of C-MAP Genesis service is the ability to make your own contour charts of any waterbody on which you fish, cruise or sail, and use it on the sonar/GPS unit on your boat.* For anglers, especially, the benefits are revolutionary — not only can you create custom fishing maps with 1-foot contours of waterbodies for which there’s no other map in existence, but you can also improve contour detail on previously mapped waters, and discover and dissect spot-on-the-spot areas overlooked by other anglers.

But before you start catching more and bigger fish with custom C-MAP Genesis maps, you’ve got to get those maps onto the compatible* sonar/GPS unit on your boat. This article will cover the step-by-step process to download to an SD card and load into your sonar/GPS unit the custom maps you’ve made with sonar data you’ve recorded yourself. If you’re not ready yet to record sonar data and create your own custom maps — and would rather download free Social Map charts community-sourced by other anglers in the C-MAP Genesis community, read this article. Continue reading “How to download and use a custom C-MAP Genesis map in your sonar/GPS unit”

How to download a FREE C-MAP Genesis Social Map chart for fishing, cruising or sailing

Social-Map-CollageOne of the most popular features of C-MAP Genesis is Social Map, an online database of FREE downloadable maps for waterbodies close to home, across the country and around the world. This article will teach you how to find maps of the waterbodies you’re interested in and how to download those maps for use on the water in your compatible* sonar/GPS device.

If you’re new to C-MAP Genesis, the first thing you might want to do is check if any of your favorite waterbodies have already been surveyed and have a chart available for free download from Social Map. Continue reading “How to download a FREE C-MAP Genesis Social Map chart for fishing, cruising or sailing”

How to create your own custom-colored depth ranges on C-MAP charts

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At a glance, C-MAP chart users can more quickly identify dangerously shallow areas, more efficiently troll the most productive portions of the water column, and more easily find fish-holding high spots and holes.

All that and more is possible thanks to a feature that allows the users of select C-MAP charts* to choose and set custom color palettes to highlight multiple depth ranges on the contour maps they use on their compatible Lowrance and Simrad sonar/GPS units.**

It’s said that at any given time, 90% of the fish are in 10% of the lake — with this new feature, you’ll be able to easily highlight that fish-holding 10% on your map and catch more and bigger fish.