Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
CapnJack

Map Create borders?

12 posts in this topic

I have a Lowrance Expedition C with the Map Create dvd. In the manual it states that the max

mapping memory is up to 1 GB. I've tried various borders trying to get either north-south or east west(which is what I want) and cannot get it under 1 GB. If you start with Minnesota and try to get all of the east coast it goes over by just a small amount. Anyone here have any experience with this? Thanks for any help. Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try removing some of the details on the map. Get rid of what you don't need, restaurants, hotels, site seeing stuff... etc, etc. This will decrease the size of the data. Still might be too large, but you might get close.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the same setup, and have had success with a 2GB chip. It has been a long time since I set up the boarders, but I think I divieded all of north america into 5 zones (maps). If you reduce the amount of information inside the map, it will also help. Like getting rid of all of the elevations etc.

If you don't figure it out, post back, maybe a phone call could help you out. I had to call lowrance and they talked me through it the first time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess when I did mine I just did the midwest Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. Didnt really check to see what the memory on it was. Send lowrance a email and they will help you figure it out. The one question I had about it they answered to a t. The little I do know is that you can make up to 5 different cards so you may have to do a different card for each time zone (or whatever you prefer for regions. If you could use a bigger chip then it would be solved real easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found that the bigger chip idea may not work. I went bigger and it didn't fly - or maybe I was just too impatient and didn't wait long enough to get it all loaded. I do know that when you include some of the highly populated areas things add up fast. I bet you can cut out some of the categories of info and get a whole lot more geography on a card. How many pizza restaurants do you really need to have listed? And the info probably will be out of date in a heartbeat anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe these new map creates have way more than before, but I want to say I downloaded map create 6 for all of mn, just didn't put roads on there and any other useless stuff for a boat, and it only took up 16MB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies. I've been trying to get a 2-gig card to work but I think I might have to take some of you're advice and pare down some of the information. Yeah a Lake Master chip would be sweet but this deal I found on-line including the software,a card reader and a blank 256 chip which works well came to a grand total of 129 bucks. Yes that price is correct. That includes the Expedition C. I have Mn. and WIS.on the 256 chip which is probably 99% of which I will actually use it for. Don't ask for the HSOforum as that deal is long gone. I think it was a screw up someones part because it was gone the following week. They don't even carry Lowrance anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, this is a bigtime HSOforum that sells computers and all kind of electronics that I've bought other stuff from. I think this was just a screw up on their part or they were just clearing out their inventory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Who has it for that price? Is the transducer included? I have a 5" version. They are good units but if you ever need out of warranty service they will not repair your unit. They give you credit towards a refurbished unit of the same type or let you upgrade to a different model for a certain price which is something to be aware of. I found that out when my elite 5 wouldn't turn on.
    • Your post is demonstrative of the point I am trying to make. Rural areas have been sold a bunch of talk, and you believe that talk and vote against your own interests. The metro area is taking nothing away from the rural areas in terms of taxes, tax dollars flow the other way. It flows that way through employers that exploit you. A particular quote from "What's the Matter with Kansas?" really nails the point home.      
    • I agree, but for the few times I do overnights I would use a light weight cot.  The hitch design is different than most of the other houses on the market.  It looks to have pivot points at the corners of the main frame.  I have yet to see one go through the drop or rise process.  A video of it operating steps would be nice too.   It would be great to hear from someone that ownes one.  
    • I have the hook 7 with down imaging/GPS/standard sonar, I have the lowrance lake chip for mine and really like it.  easy to use and good quality images on the screen.
    • I'm also in the market for a new pair of boots this year. I actually had a pair of Rocky boots that my wife bought me over 16 years ago but it is high time to replace them. I need a pair that lace up because of my prosthetic right foot so the Muck boot types are out for me. I think I will just get a pair of LaCrosse Ice Kings. What amount of Thinsulate is needed in a warm winter boot? I found a pair of Ice Kings on Amazon that says it is only 400 g. of Thinsulate but it is rated for -70. That doesn't seem right to me. Shouldn't it be much more Thinsulate?   https://www.amazon.com/LaCrosse-Ice-King-10-Brown/dp/B0047BWZHO/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&srs=2600960011&ie=UTF8&qid=1480899050&sr=8-1&keywords=lacrosse%2Bice%2Bking%2Bboots&th=1&psc=1
    • Friggin A!!!!!! 
    • Anybody have any input on these? I just bought a bigger boat and am looking for a bigger sonar. I found one of these for what seems to be too good of a deal ($520)
    • In the end all you need to see is when the jig disappears into the fishes mouth!  I've been using a Aqua Vu SV, it's old b&w with very small screen but it worked. But this year I won a Marcum camera from Thorn Bro's, (thank you). Lookin forward to trying it out. 
  • Our Sponsors