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Uncle JackD
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
The colors on LA1 cards look much brighter than map cards made from google maps from pics I’ve seen. Is that how they look on fishfinders?
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lsuson
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
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tke_swamprat
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
I know a guy if you don’t want to make your own....


sloopy
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
How does one go about learning how to make your own? I'm interested in making one for an old hummingbird unit I have on a boat.


SeaPickle
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
Can't make it for hummingbird. Only lowrance and simrad


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lsuson
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
Not sure on hummingbird, but do a youtube search on making cards for hummingbird.


SeaPickle
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
Insight map creator was developed by navico for maps to be made from sonar or outside imagery (only legal if you're a certain someone). This writes the downloaded map in .at5 format that lowrance uses to display maps. Hummingbird will not recognize a .at5 file. This process will only work for lowrance or simrad units.

Let's just say I've had talks with lowrance about this..

FYI you can record your sonar on a memory card while on the water and upload it to IMC and make an exact contour map of your area.

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HotKoolaid
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
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Insight map creator was developed by navico for maps to be made from sonar or outside imagery (only legal if you're a certain someone).


It's my understanding that you can license from Navico for the at5 format for use in the commercial sale of maps. The imagery you use will require a separate license. The Standard map guy does not have a monopoly.


SeaPickle
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
Good luck getting that license or even close to talks wtih navico about it. The criteria is nearly impossible and they aren't interested unless you bring more to the table than what they have with standard.


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WHODAT514
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
That is not true, they aren’t interested in giving anyone else permission. Sea pickle and i looked into this.

Also his maps are public and i found them by a simple search on the web. All he does is add names to them.

Make your own..it’s cheaper and they look better


WPBTiger
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
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All he does is add names to them.


Names can be added to the ones you can create.


Grifola
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
What is the current map version to use in SAS Planet for Google? Google is no longer updating for me in SAS Planet.


WPBTiger
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
First thing you want to do is go to the map tab in SAS and change the map to Arc GIS Imagery.

Now you need to select the area you want to map.


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KLSU
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
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The colors on LA1 cards look much brighter than map cards made from google maps from pics I’ve seen. Is that how they look on fishfinders?


Not sure how the ones you have seen were made but mine are WAY better than LA-1 cards. Resolution and brightness.


Uncle JackD
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
I’ve never seen an LA1 card in use... only pics from their website. My current card looks just like google earth but not as clear. The LA1 pics I’ve seen look cleaner and much brighter in color.

You have pics of your card being used in fish finder?
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bayouvette
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
I think some may be confusing the standard mapping LA-1 card with the legend Cartography louisiana unleashed card. Is has a "Geaux Card" version that has highlight colors and is much better than standard mappings card.

Tinkering with the card settings on a pc during the first few runs is time consuming and sucks. Once you get it figured out settings wise for what you want them making cards is a breeze. But not everyone wants to sit there for 2 weeks on a pc figuring this out.



Uncle JackD
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
No, I’m talking about stand mapping LA1 card. I’ll post a pic of what there’s supposedly looks like... it looks nothing like a google earth made map card that I have

Image: https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-C1162-00/g/cf-lg-28a80db8-ab57-49da-a9f7-db9aa5428f2e.jpg


SeaPickle
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
The standard map card is an infrared image. He uses it to have a contrast between land and water. You can find his maps on gonvernment websites. However you cant download the georeferencing data to use them on your lowrance. This is why you need SAS planet. The guy who runs standard has a background of map making and developed these maps

Yall will see when making maps that in the sun it is hard to distinguish muddy marsh water and land.

Pro tip: if using arcgis or google style maps you need to play with the contrast settings. Bing maps have much better contrast
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Uncle JackD
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
Makes sense. Appreciate the explanation


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HotKoolaid
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re: LA-1 card for Lowrance
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No, I’m talking about stand mapping LA1 card. I’ll post a pic of what there’s supposedly looks like... it looks nothing like a google earth made map card that I have


That odd blue colored map is only visible at certain zoom ranges. When you zoom in close enough for the map to be useful the image changes colors and gets worse.


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