Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
SilverSog

What is a chartplotter?

3 posts in this topic

What is the difference between a sonar/GPS unit like my Lowrance 334c and a chartplotter? Is chartplotter just another name for mapping GPS?

Just wondering.

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. Afaik, it's a device that uses GPS to show your position/course on a navigational map/chart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chartplotter or plotter were the terms used before "mapping gps" and "background map" became common termininology. It was basically a blank screen on the gps (no background detail), and a symbol to mark your position, and a line that showed your trail, and your waypoints or icons. Same as what you see now on your mapping gps but no background map.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0