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H2O SoDak Chips?

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I'm currently running Lakemaster's MN chip in my unit but would like to get something for South Dakota. I tried Lakemaster and they didn't have anything listed. Anyone have or know of a chip out there with detailed road maps, etc for South Dakota, more specifically the Black Hills that's compatible with the Lowarance H2O?

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I wish lakemaster had a So. Dak. chip as well. I am from there and spend most of my fall there hunting. You may want to check out the mapcreate software on lowrance's website. I have never used it, but it kind of looks like what you are looking for.

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I do have MapCreate... somewhere. Got the Plus package and never even used it. Sounds like you have to get a reader and this and that and you could only view the maps on the computer. I took the memory card it came with and used it in my digital camera.

Does Navionics have one? What other companies make plug-and-play cards? I've got the National Forest map but it sure would be nice having it on the gps!

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When I bought my H2O I got the plus package with MapCreate 6.0. It came with the card reader. The card I got with it is small, like 16 MB, so I wouldn't register that one. I think you can register up to 5 SD cards. I burned a chip with North Dakota for duck hunting and it is incredible. It has farmers' field roads on it.

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Alright you got me curious now... I don't think mine came with a card reader but maybe it did. So with MapCreate6, I could view a map of the black hills and save it to a SD card and use it as plug-and-play on the H2O? If you have time... send me an email on the steps you took in burning that ND chip. I'd very much appreciate it. My email's in my profile.

I was also just experimenting with MapSelect by Lowrance... it looks like you can select areas of the country and save them for like $5 per map. Has anyone done this?

And if you have a Navionics chip with SoDak on it - chime in please...

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Nav chips don't have roads on them.

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I have a H2O with map create 6 install the program on your computer .then you can select the area in the us you want and load it onto your sd card .and then put the card in your H2O and you should have the roads on your unit.dont need a card reader if your computer has a sd slot in built into it. works great for me.maps are vary detailed I love mine.

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Moparmarv, witht the mapcreate 6 you get roads? Is it very detailed or just the main hwys?

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Well I'll give the MapCreate thing a shot this weekend and see what I come up with... sounds easy enough but I'm sure it won't be. If anyone has any other ideas on a plug-and-play SoDak map - I'd love to hear it - thanks for all the help.

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With mapcreate 6 the road are detailed as I drove down the road you can see all the mile roads and you can see the rivers and creaks that you cross as you drive.

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