C-MAP Reveal charts feature photo-realistic sea floor imagery for Simrad, Lowrance, B&G users

C-MAP’s new Reveal chart cards provide stunning, photo-realistic, high-resolution bathymetric imagery in select coastal and offshore areas to anglers and divers with compatible* Simrad, B&G or Lowrance sonar/GPS units at their helms. Attractive three-dimensional views of the sea floor bring to life the world below your boat, allowing you to locate underwater pinnacles and topographical landmarks easier than ever. These new charts allow anglers and divers to see more on the sea floor – including structure, wrecks, isolated reefs, ledges and more – all at a more affordable price than other charts in their category. Continue reading “C-MAP Reveal charts feature photo-realistic sea floor imagery for Simrad, Lowrance, B&G users”

Some C-MAP chart users require GPS-rollover software update to ensure Lowrance GPS functionality

Due to an April 6, 2019, GPS rollover Event, some C-MAP chart users will need to download and install updated software to ensure proper functionality of their Lowrance sonar/GPS units.

If you have one of the following Lowrance units a software update is required: Lowrance HDS Gen1, Lowrance HDS Gen2, Lowrance HDS Gen2 Touch, Lowrance Elite HDI, Lowrance Elite CHIRP, Lowrance HOOK, Lowrance Hook2 (9- and12-inch models only).

The requisite software update can be downloaded from here.

C-MAP Genesis Edge chart helped Jordan Lee win inaugural MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament

Better map, better fishing? No doubt about it!

A C-MAP Genesis Edge chart helped two-time Bassmaster Classic winner Jordan Lee win the inaugural Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour tournament, the championship round of which was held on Florida’s Lake Garcia.

“I had the C-MAP card for Lake Garcia,” Lee explained in a Lowrance Instgram video. “This gave me super-detailed input on what I was seeing out there. … Having a great map … definitely helped me get the win today.”

Lee’s winning area – located on the north end of the lake – featured clear water, hydrilla and, most important, hard bottom suitable for spawning. He found and targeted those hard-bottom areas by turning on a unique bottom-hardness layer in a C-MAP Genesis Edge contour chart of Lake Garcia displayed on his Lowrance HDS Live sonar/GPS unit.

“I had a C-MAP card for Lake Garcia that shows a lot of the areas with the harder bottom,” Lee explained to BassFan.com Editor Todd Ceisner. “Those are always great places to start. At Garcia, once you’re back in the [thick vegetation], you could tell it started running out of the hard bottom and those areas wouldn’t be as productive.”

Previously, bottom-hardness map layers like the one Lee used were available only for waterbodies that C-MAP Genesis Edge subscribers mapped personally. But now, Genesis Edge subscribers can get bottom-hardness map layers for multiple select contour charts available for free download from C-MAP’s Social Map. Continue reading “C-MAP Genesis Edge chart helped Jordan Lee win inaugural MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament”

Social Map now simultaneously displaying all charts available for download

We’re excited to unveil for you the new look of our C-MAP Genesis Social Map.

Social Map now features full, depth-shaded displays of all the mapping we have for the hundreds of thousands of waterbodies in our database, worldwide, all displayed at once on a global chart. Continue reading “Social Map now simultaneously displaying all charts available for download”

How to merge ‘Winter Pool’ sonar data with ‘Summer Pool’ data — C-MAP Genesis Water Level Offsets Primer

This merged map, comprising 45 sonar-log files recorded at various times during a year of wildly varying water levels, is emerging as the most accurate and precise map of Lake St. Croix, because careful attention was paid to offsetting every sonar-log file to a standard water-level benchmark.

One of the best features of C-MAP Genesis is the ability to aggregate sonar data recorded in numerous trips over time in a complete, merged map. However, fluctuating water levels over time can impact the accuracy of aggregated maps if recorded water depths are not offset against a standard benchmark water level.

Naturally flowing rivers, dam-regulated river pools and vast reservoirs can all fluctuate greatly in water level from season to season, due to both natural and man-made forces. Natural forces include snowfall, rainfall and droughts. Man-made forces include flood-prevention measures and power-generation practices. Water levels are measured in feet above sea level. Continue reading “How to merge ‘Winter Pool’ sonar data with ‘Summer Pool’ data — C-MAP Genesis Water Level Offsets Primer”

FLW Bass Fishing mag: C-MAP Genesis gives anglers ‘serious advantages’

C-MAP Genesis is making headlines again. FLW Bass Fishing magazine, in its Nov-Dec 2017 issue, says Genesis Edge, our premium custom-mapping service,  offers “serious advantages for tournament anglers who need to decipher patterns quickly and line up on prime spots more efficiently.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Genesis Edge is a premium upgrade to our free marine-mapping service, C-MAP Genesis (formerly known as Insight Genesis). While the free version includes unlimited downloads of community-sourced Social Map charts and custom-color depth shading, Genesis Edge offers even more. Its key features include sonar replay, an option to keep personally mapped areas private and creation of bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers.

Although several companies “have flirted with the concept” of custom mapping, FLW said, “perhaps none has figured it out as well as C-MAP Genesis.” Continue reading “FLW Bass Fishing mag: C-MAP Genesis gives anglers ‘serious advantages’”

C-MAP Genesis improves speed and performance

We have been investing heavily to make C-MAP Genesis both better and faster in order to significantly enhance customer experience. To that end, we are pleased to announce the launch of a major revamp of our processing engine to improve map display and creation speed. Thanks to this upgrade, you will now enjoy: Continue reading “C-MAP Genesis improves speed and performance”