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Neauxla
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GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?

Those who have a Lowrance HDS, do you have the Standard Map chips? How do you like it?


ETA: Which mapping system is best for Louisiana marshes? I'll mostly be fishing in Shell Beach, Hopedale, Lake Borgne, etc.
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
I don't have but my dads boat does and it's awesome.


Neauxla
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
Since I just found out about the Standard Map chips, I really leaning toward Lowrance. I was leaning toward Hummingbird w/ a Navionics chip but this might be worth the downgrade in fishfinder.


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JAB528
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We do, we love it.


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sloopy
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
I tend to like navionics better, it's pretty much google earth on your gps.


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I have serious buyers remorse on my garmin. Maps sucks


JAB528
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quote:

garmin


Poopoo


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sloopy
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I have serious buyers remorse on my garmin. Maps sucks


Truth


Grassy1
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
Not familiar with Standard maps.

Ive been considering a Furuno with Jepsson maps.

We need somebody in the know to step in and educate us

I dont wanta drop a bunch of cash and hate the maps...

Comparison on Navionics Gold, platinum, Standard, Jepsson???


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Jsmoke is pretty knowledgeable about all things gps.


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magicman534
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
I just bought a lowrance hds 5. The only reason I bought this over the garmin was for the maps. I talked to bob, I think, at bayou marine in chalmette and he was awesome. They have all the models with different maps on display for you to look at. Very friendly and his prices were the best I could find.

He basically said standard maps were superior to navionics bc they are updated more freq and if u fish the ever changing Louisiana coast it is very helpful.


Neauxla
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
How does Navionics work in the marsh?


Neauxla
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He basically said standard maps were superior to navionics bc they are updated more freq and if u fish the ever changing Louisiana coast it is very helpful.
Are updates free?


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sloopy
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
Like google earth, it is satellite imagery.


Neauxla
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
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Like google earth, it is satellite imagery.



Hmmmm. Hummingbird 597ci HD DI w/ Navionics or Lowrance HDS 5 w/ Standard Maps.



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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
Standard maps are much less expensive than navionics


Neauxla
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re: GPS Mapping??? Navionics? Standard Maps? Garmin? Other?
Yeah but they only cover small areas for $80 per area whereas Navionics covers all of the US coast for $190


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I have the HDS 8 insight USA on my boat but don't use a separate chip. Was thinking of buying the standard mapping chip at this past sportsman show but for $180 didn't think it was worth it. Even without it is Best GPS unit I have ever owned.
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Neauxla
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Where do you fish?


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Shell beach/hopedale areas


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