Month: September 2014
Use Insight Genesis maps on your mobile phone or e-tablet!
Need another reason to buy the new giant iPhone? You can view your Insight Genesis custom contour maps on it!
Insight Genesis, the innovative cloud-based map-generation tool for Lowrance, Simrad NS and B&G Zeus series chartplotters, is now enabled for use on mobile phones and e-tablets. With the release of a new HTML5-powered viewer, custom Insight Genesis maps and Insight Genesis Social Map charts can now be viewed on iOS, Android, Windows and mobile phones and tablets. In regions with good cellular service, the upgrade will allow free viewing of Genesis maps from your boat, while on the water.*
HTML5 is programming language used for structuring and presenting content on the Internet. Insight Genesis’ new HTML5 architecture replaces a system based on Silverlight, which was not compatible with mobile devices. To view your custom Insight Genesis maps and Social Map charts on your mobile device, log in to your account and click on a lake name, just as you would on your computer.
Where do you install your transducer to map a lake with an airplane?
While an Insight Genesis user was reviewing the sonar log of one of his fishing trips that he mapped, he got a big surprise – the Bing Maps satellite caught an image of an airplane flying over the lake. Cool! (Blog post continues below the image)
Insight Genesis is the innovative, online service that empowers anglers to create custom lake maps from sonar data recorded with the Lowrance sonar unit on their own boats* – we haven’t quite figured out a way to do it with airplanes yet!
So making your own custom contour maps isn’t quite as easy flying over the lake, but it is pretty easy – simply record a sonar log every time you go fishing. Over time, your uploads of sonar data collected in multiple fishing trips will come together to form a master map, full of detailed, one-foot contour lines that identify fish-holding structure.
"Hump of the Week" on a small Ark. lake mapped by The Pond Pro
Do you fish smaller, off-the-grid lakes with bad maps — or no maps at all? Map them yourselves with Insight Genesis to find un-pressured fish-holding structure. You’ll catch more and bigger fish if you do, says small-water specialist Tim Shannon, AKA The Pond Pro.
“I am blown away at the structure I was missing without Insight Genesis,” Tim says. “I mapped a very small section of [an area lake] and have already found one major hump I never knew existed. If you’re not using Insight Genesis yet it’s time to get on board.”
Tim’s screenshot of that previously unknown fish-holding structure is our inaugural Insight Genesis Hump Day Hump of the Week. Have you used Insight Genesis to locate fish-holding structure not shown previously on any other fishing map? Post a screen shot on the Insight Genesis Facebook page and we might feature YOU in our next Hunp of the Week spotlight. (Click “Continue Reading” to see larger screen shots and learn more)
Greg Hackney: Insight Genesis maps give anglers an advantage
“If you fish a lake that doesn’t have a map, you can use the Lowrance Insight Genesis to build your own map of that lake — which is a pretty cool deal,” Hackney explains. “Soon, everybody will know that, but now they don’t. So you’ll have the jump on your buddies on your local lake by doing that.”