How to update to Genesis Upload Tool v126.96.36.199
By now, you’ve probably seen this message atop your C-MAP Genesis* dashboard: “In order to upload new C-MAP Genesis sonar files with a desktop-based upload tool, you will need to upgrade to v188.8.131.52 of the upload tool.” Click “Read More” below to learn how.
* Following an ownership change, the custom mapping tool previously known as Insight Genesis is now called C-MAP Genesis. However, some “Insight Genesis” images/logos/references/etc. in our system remain to be updated.
How to use multiple C-MAP Genesis charts on your sonar/GPS unit
Did you know you can use multiple C-MAP Genesis charts on the same SD card or mini-SD card? This functionality is available for charts downloaded for free from Social Map and for custom maps that Genesis Edge subscribers create with sonar recordings made with their own Lowrance depthfinders.
“We/ve made C-MAP Genesis maps as easy to use as possible,” says C-MAP’s Greg Konig. “We know keeping track of multiple SD cards can be difficult, as they are easily misplaced and lost. This advancement allows anglers, cruisers and sailors to keep their C-MAP Genesis custom maps conveniently stored on the same card, for easy use on the water.”
Previously, only one C-MAP Genesis map could be saved on an SD card for use on the water. Note, however, that multiple maps won’t all display at the same time on your GPS/sonar unit, but they will be easily accessible via the “Chart Options” window in your sonar units’ Chart page. This is a feature for HDS Gen2, Gen3 and Carbon units only, at this time.
To enjoy all C-MAP Genesis features, update your sonar/GPS unit’s software
To enjoy all the C-MAP Genesis features of which your sonar-GPS unit is capable, you must be running up-to-date software. A recent software upgrade, for example, enables Genesis Edge subscribers to assign custom colors to highlight depth ranges that are of the most interest to them (stay tuned to this blog for for a soon-to-be published how-to article!). Additionally, if your sonar/GPS unit is not running up-to-date software, your C-MAP Genesis (formerly known as Insight Genesis) charts will not likely display properly — or not display at all, in some cases. Outdated software can also result in maps that are slow to load and/or slow to refresh as you drive across the water.
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How to use custom depth shading for C-MAP Genesis charts of coastal/deeper water
By default, C-MAP Genesis (formerly know as Insight Genesis) charts shade deeper water dark blue and shallow water lighter blue. In most use cases – especially in fresh water – this default depth shading works fantastic for anglers and other boaters. In coastal waters, fjords and extremely deep reservoirs, however, the palette of blue shading is often spread so thin between the deepest water and the shallowest water that the shallower areas of interest to anglers and other boaters are often shaded a seemingly monochromatic pale blue, to almost white-looking, across a wide depth range — as shown in the image below.