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skiptomylu
05-24-2008, 01:16 PM
Navionics® HotMaps™ Platinum Electronic Charts

From What I can tell they are awesome with not only 1' contour lines, but 3D view of the lake bottom.

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skiptomylu
05-27-2008, 11:46 AM
My Lowrance LCX 27C needed a software update for it to work and it's coming from Lowrance now and the map is coming from Cabela's.

I am thinking this is going to blow my mine!

Can't wait,

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Cane Pole
05-27-2008, 02:28 PM
How can you see 3D on a flat screen? You got special 3D glasses?

skiptomylu
05-27-2008, 02:39 PM
How can you see 3D on a flat screen? You got special 3D glasses?

How about this shot...
http://www.navionics.com/HMPlatinumFeatures.asp#

Cane Pole
05-27-2008, 02:47 PM
How about this shot...
http://www.navionics.com/HMPlatinumFeatures.asp#

It want let me view anything Skip.

skiptomylu
05-27-2008, 02:55 PM
Ok go here... http://www.navionics.com/HMPlatinumCatalog.asp

Click on #13
Then click on features and it should show a boat in the pic on the left and a 3D view on the right that you can click on the arrows at the bottom and see what it looks like full. There are other pics in that too, but one is the D shot.

Cane Pole
05-27-2008, 03:03 PM
Ok go here... http://www.navionics.com/HMPlatinumCatalog.asp

Click on #13
Then click on features and it should show a boat in the pic on the left and a 3D view on the right that you can click on the arrows at the bottom and see what it looks like full. There are other pics in that too, but one is the D shot.

I am not getting it. Probably my firewall blocking access.

skiptomylu
05-27-2008, 03:21 PM
I am not getting it. Probably my firewall blocking access.

It's a shame because it's pretty cool looking stuff. It is a pic of a river and it's like looking at it empty of water with all the little depth changes you would expect to see, kind of like a mountain range, but tiny and inside a canyon.

Wannabe...
05-28-2008, 09:19 AM
I'd be interested to hear your report after you've received the chip and used it on the water, if you don't mind posting it after you get it skip.

I've seen the screen shots, but haven't seen a boat imposed on the pic to give you boat position in relation to the 3D pic. I'm wondering if it's just a shot of the area and not tied into the moving map feature. If it's the former, kind of cool, but of little value, if it's the latter - way cool.

Wannabe...

skiptomylu
05-28-2008, 09:41 AM
I'd be interested to hear your report after you've received the chip and used it on the water, if you don't mind posting it after you get it skip.

I've seen the screen shots, but haven't seen a boat imposed on the pic to give you boat position in relation to the 3D pic. I'm wondering if it's just a shot of the area and not tied into the moving map feature. If it's the former, kind of cool, but of little value, if it's the latter - way cool.

Wannabe...

I will report back for sure with maybe some screen shots as well. I did call Navionics and they say it does show your boat position just like the regular map.

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Barnacle Bill
05-28-2008, 10:03 AM
I'd be interested to hear your report after you've received the chip and used it on the water, if you don't mind posting it after you get it skip.

I've seen the screen shots, but haven't seen a boat imposed on the pic to give you boat position in relation to the 3D pic. I'm wondering if it's just a shot of the area and not tied into the moving map feature. If it's the former, kind of cool, but of little value, if it's the latter - way cool.

Wannabe...

Me too. I may have to ditch my Fishing Hot Spots Elite I have in my 27C.

skiptomylu
05-28-2008, 10:54 AM
Me too. I may have to ditch my Fishing Hot Spots Elite I have in my 27C.

Is it from Navionics? If it is you get a trade in. I will send my old one and get $75 back from Navionics. SO if it's this brand don't just ditch it.

I have the LCX 27 C and had to get a software update from Lowrance as it requires new soft ware for the 3D.

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PanMan_VA
05-28-2008, 11:13 AM
I have both the Premium and Platinum versions. IMHO, the Platinum is nice but I find that I'm usually zoomed in far enough that the aerial photography is not available and the 3D view doesn't have enough detail to be truely useful. I prefer the Premium because it costs less and loads faster.

Barnacle Bill
05-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Is it from Navionics? If it is you get a trade in. I will send my old one and get $75 back from Navionics. SO if it's this brand don't just ditch it.

I have the LCX 27 C and had to get a software update from Lowrance as it requires new soft ware for the 3D.

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Mine is from LEI.

skiptomylu
05-28-2008, 02:25 PM
I have both the Premium and Platinum versions. IMHO, the Platinum is nice but I find that I'm usually zoomed in far enough that the aerial photography is not available and the 3D view doesn't have enough detail to be truely useful. I prefer the Premium because it costs less and loads faster.

I have a question for you. Do you use it on a lake that has the high Def (showing the 1' contours) on it?

Thanks,

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PanMan_VA
05-28-2008, 03:56 PM
Yes, Kerr Reservoir in VA.

Here is a 3D image of the two river channels above the Route 58 bridges.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c397/PanMan_VA/Fishing/Screen000.jpg

skiptomylu
05-28-2008, 04:30 PM
Yes, Kerr Reservoir in VA.

Here is a 3D image of the two river channels above the Route 58 bridges.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c397/PanMan_VA/Fishing/Screen000.jpg

Cool, I hope it shows my creeks like that as we have a lot of them on this lake.

Thanks