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#11048725 - 08/18/15 08:55 AM Dumb question about GPS
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
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Loc: Emory, TX
I'm going to be installing a new Garmin unit on my boat here pretty soon, I was a big bass fisherman before i bought my new boat. I was running a HDS-7 with the lake chip. My question is, is do i have to have the lake chip in order to mark waypoints or have a trail on my graph?
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#11048785 - 08/18/15 09:30 AM Re: Dumb question about GPS [Re: Andrew Taylor]
Wayne P. Online   content
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No, GPS is not mapping and mapping is not GPS.
Mapping is just a background on the plotter view.
The unit does the same GPS functions with or without any background mapping
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#11048820 - 08/18/15 09:45 AM Re: Dumb question about GPS [Re: Wayne P.]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
No, GPS is not mapping and mapping is not GPS.
Mapping is just a background on the plotter view.
The unit does the same GPS functions with or without any background mapping

Thank you, i bought the chip for $100 last time and it does nothing for me. I just want to make sure i can run to my location if i mark it.
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#11050245 - 08/18/15 08:55 PM Re: Dumb question about GPS [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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You can transfer any waypoints you have from your Lowrance to your new Garmin.

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