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Old 09-02-2014, 12:37 PM
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Anyone have a link to actual screen shots of Garmins Bathymetric Charts for the Gulf of Mexico?

Also, what are some opinions as to who makes the best Bathymetric charts?
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:23 PM
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I've got the G2 Vision for Southwest FL. It isn't your area, so screenshots probably wouldn't do you any good. But, after looking at my G2 Vision screen and comparing it to the Navionics Platinum Plus (online viewing), I think I made a big mistake going with Garmin. Bathymetric shading is much better with Navionics, IF that's what really shows on the GPS.

The link is from another post earlier today....(click XL3).

http://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en...s/PlatinumPlus.
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Damn those shots blow Garmin out of the water.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:57 AM
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I have navionics platinum plus for the east coast and the keys. It's pretty awesome but the only problem is your limited to raymarine, simrad, and lowrance. I've "heard" garmins g2 vision is as good as the navionics but I've yet to see it.
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I've used both .... side by side. This is the same area off Cape Hatteras NC. I'm not a fan of Navionics products has to do with customer service. Had a Simrad NSS8 next to a Garmin 740 then 547 then 741. Removed the NSS8 earlier this summer replaced it with a Garmin 840.

Here are some SS from both units.

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Tom, Great shots ...that second to the last shot is what I'm looking a for. It looks like a photo of the bottom at that zoom point so you can tell you are over a mound and see what the mound looks like. Is that possible on the Garmin chart?
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Yes ..... I'll find some more shots for you
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TimC2520 View Post
Damn those shots blow Garmin out of the water.
They both use the exact same data, and look almost identical on displays. That kinda blows that out of the water.

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Tom, Great shots ...that second to the last shot is what I'm looking a for. It looks like a photo of the bottom at that zoom point so you can tell you are over a mound and see what the mound looks like. Is that possible on the Garmin chart?
The shading is what you are referring to, and I would NOT look at it, or rely on it with either of them (Garmin or Navionics). It's basically a math algorithm to create the shading based on very little data (depth soundings). I have found the "shading" on both to be inaccurate. I do find the soundings and the contours however to be very accurate on the other hand.

Use the contours and soundings, not the "fake" shadings.
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If you think they look "almost identical" in both those displays (the link posted), I suggest you go see an eye doctor quickly.
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Originally Posted by TimC2520 View Post
If you think they look "almost identical" in both those displays (the link posted), I suggest you go see an eye doctor quickly.
They are displaying identical data, shown via the contours. One image has shading turned on, the other does not. Tom can turn the shading on in the Garmin image, and it will show the same hocus pocus colored image. BUT as noticed, the shading is a mathematically produced image which I find inaccurate, so your really better off without it.
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I just got back from West Marine and looked at the 741xs with their demo chip supposedly the vision G2 you cannot get colored shading that any depth unless you go to the Mariners view or the fish eye view. Then it is a 3d view. We could not get shadded bottom to work in any of the 2-D or navigational charts views. I understand the shaded views are interpolations of reality but they are useful to us nonetheless by approximating the contour value of the bottom. If you don't have a sounder that marks the bottom in 1500 to 2000 feet it's the next best thing.

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Originally Posted by finmanfish View Post
I just got back from West Marine and looked at the 741xs with their demo chip supposedly the vision G2 you cannot get colored shading that any depth unless you go to the Mariners view or the fish eye view. Then it is a 3d view. We could not get shadded bottom to work in any of the 2-D or navigational charts views. I understand the shaded views are interpolations of reality but they are useful to us nonetheless by approximating the contour value of the bottom. If you don't have a sounder that marks the bottom in 1500 to 2000 feet it's the next best thing.
You can get /see the "bathy" shading via the "Fishing Chart", not just in 3d mode. Also, in the Navigation Chart, you can turn on shading based on a desired depth (aka start shading in 100', or start shading in 10'.....)
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Birdman is correct ....... In the Fishing Charts you can also overlay sst & weather data
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