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Old 09-03-2014, 06:03 PM
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I am looking for a map card for a new gps and have been looking at the Navionics website for a long time and it seems the longer I look at it the more confused I get. So, I thought I would come to the THT experts for some advice. My fishing is split between the marshes in south Louisiana and freshwater lakes in the northern portion of the state. Don't do any offshore fishing. If anyone here fishes these areas and has used a Navionics card I would appreciate your input on what you have and how well you like it.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:26 PM
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Take a look at Navionics plus. You can select the areas and level of detail you want. It is a little less out of the box as you have to set it up and download your mapping details but worth it if you want to key in on certain areas that matter the most to you. You have 1 year to update and modify what you have on the card. After that you can buy the subscription or just keep the card / charts as is. As for how well the level of detail available to you in that area with Navionics I can't comment. Up north it is excellent though especially for freshwater lakes and ponds.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:45 PM
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What sonar are you running? If you can use Nav+ with SonarCharts would be the ticket.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by nhangler View Post
Take a look at Navionics plus. You can select the areas and level of detail you want. It is a little less out of the box as you have to set it up and download your mapping details but worth it if you want to key in on certain areas that matter the most to you. You have 1 year to update and modify what you have on the card. After that you can buy the subscription or just keep the card / charts as is. As for how well the level of detail available to you in that area with Navionics I can't comment. Up north it is excellent though especially for freshwater lakes and ponds.
I am not familiar with the Navionics +, believe this is a relatively new card. How does it work? You say I can download what areas I want. Is there a limit to what you can download? Do you pay additional $ for each area you download? Any info you can provide would be appreciated.

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Old 09-04-2014, 07:27 AM
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What sonar are you running? If you can use Nav+ with SonarCharts would be the ticket.
Am using a Humminbird 959ci hd di.

I'm not familiar with the Navionics +. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ccm71118 View Post
Am using a Humminbird 959ci hd di.

I'm not familiar with the Navionics +. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Follow this link to read up on Nav + http://www.navionics.com/en/navionics-plus

No you can keep adding areas until the chip is full, there are no additional charges for multiple areas. Nav+ will work in Humminbird just fine, you can record bottom depths and upload the data and Navionics will use it to improve maps and you can the refresh the areas on your chip for better cartography for free for the first until your Freshest data subscription runs out then you can renew it for 99.00 for another year of unlimited updates
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Originally Posted by ccm71118 View Post
Am using a Humminbird 959ci hd di.

I'm not familiar with the Navionics +. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the reply.

Charlie
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Originally Posted by KIrtH View Post
KIrtH,
I like the abilities this card has. Would the maps I download be the same maps as on the Platinum + card?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 09-04-2014, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ccm71118 View Post
KIrtH,
I like the abilities this card has. Would the maps I download be the same maps as on the Platinum + card?

Thanks for your help.

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You'r not getting the 3D with the Nav+
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You'r not getting the 3D with the Nav+
What he said
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by M&M View Post
You'r not getting the 3D with the Nav+
Any way you could post a screen shot that shows the 3D effect? I have never seen a 3D gps image.

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Originally Posted by ccm71118 View Post
Any way you could post a screen shot that shows the 3D effect? I have never seen a 3D gps image.

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I should have added Nav + doesn't have Satellite Overlay, 3D View, Panoramic Lake Photos

Here is a link to the WEBAPP here you can preview the SonarCHarts vies of your area, click on the SonarCharts icon on the lower left corner for SonarCharts view. SonarCharts comes on both Platinum and Nav + http://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en
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Kirt,
I'm not sure I would use the 3D feature very much but I do like the satellite overlay. I guess it only come in the Platinum + version. It appears the Platinum + version does not give me the coastal coverage I need without buying two cards. It also would not give me any inland coverage since my freshwater fishing is in the northwester portion of Louisiana. Do you agree?

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Charlie follow this link and you see the area covered by the Hotmaps Platinum as noted by the red outline in the pictures, you can also see how far off shore Hotmaps Platinum goes. So got to the map on that page and you can pan around and zoom in on the areas covered by the Hotmaps South chip, maybe Hotmaps Platinum might be the ticket for you


Link http://www.navionics.com/en/hotmaps-platinum
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Platinium is very useful in those area

Activate the Bing view on the top right corner

http://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en
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Originally Posted by M&M View Post
Platinium is very useful in those area

Activate the Bing view on the top right corner

http://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en
Is Bing and satellite overlay the same thing? The link lets me look at Bing overlay for both Platinum Hot Maps and Navionics in the marsh areas of Louisiana.

Earlier today I had spoken with a tech at Navionics and she told me that:
Platinum Hot Maps-satellite overlays were only available for HD lakes
(not the marsh areas)
Navionics Plus-no satellite overlays for any area.

If Bing = satellite overlay, the tech was wrong....

Thanks for your input.

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Charlie do you have a Bass Pro or another store close by many times they have chips to try in house. I know Cabelas does up here. Yes, not all areas will have satellite overlay most areas on the North chip do.
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Originally Posted by KIrtH View Post
Charlie do you have a Bass Pro or another store close by many times they have chips to try in house. I know Cabelas does up here. Yes, not all areas will have satellite overlay most areas on the North chip do.
Kirt,
We do have a BPS here so I will go by and see if they will let me view a chip.

Thanks for your help.

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Cool, make you turn on the "Fish n Chips" setting on the sonar for the SonarCharts view
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