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Old 03-06-2020, 06:29 PM
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I have the G1 echoMap 74sv. I run a Bluechart G2 Vision in it for the coast, and a LakeVu HD for the lakes.

Question... Are the maps still updateable? For example, my LakeVu HD card is from 2013.. How do I update the lake maps to the newest possible?

Same goes for the G2 Vision card.. It's from 2015.

And my built in maps are from 2015 as well.. I'm currently on version 4.10.

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Old 03-07-2020, 05:55 AM
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Sure. You can update accessory card mapping as well as built-in mapping. You do this either within Garmin Express software or the ActiveCaptain App.

Also understand that mapping updates are totally separate from the MFD updates. The 4.10 version you are referring to is the MFD software version.
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Originally Posted by Todd Driscoll View Post
Sure. You can update accessory card mapping as well as built-in mapping. You do this either within Garmin Express software or the ActiveCaptain App.

Also understand that mapping updates are totally separate from the MFD updates. The 4.10 version you are referring to is the MFD software version.
Okay thanks. Well here's my problem.

I downloaded the Garmin Express thing on my Mac. When I plug in the G2 Vision or the LakeVu HD card into the Mac, it recognizes the unit and everything but says "no updates available."

There's no clear instructions anywhere on how to update the LakeVu maps or the Bluechart maps.

The only "new" that I put on the G2 Vision card I think was a "2018 Quickdraw Contour Starter Map".

I would call Garmin but they aren't open on the weekend. Just trying to get this sorted out before I head off bass fishing next week because my lake maps are from 2013
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Anyone with a clue?

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