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What is the best gps topo map software?

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Hello,

A buddy of mine recently got the Lowrance expedition and also got mapcreate 6.3 with it. He is disappointed with the contour detail it shows for our favorite hunting spot near park rapids. I think he said it showed only 50' contours and doesn't show the smaller lakes/larger sloughs. What do you suggest for a good software that will show the detail he is looking for?

TIA

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I would also like to know which is the best outfit for icefishing. prices? any info. thanks.

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The Lakemaster chip is nice. You can zoom way in. 002 tenth of a mile. It also has high def maps of certain lakes. If you want every lake in MN the navionics chip is good, but not as nice as lakemaster. Can't zoom in as far and not as detailed as lakemaster.

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I think he's asking about topo maps, which the lakemaster isn't(lakemap w/ no topo for land).

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I hear the Delorme software is pretty good. I haven't had a chance to tinker with any of them yet, but the Delorme and National Geographic one look pretty good in the box...

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I've used map create as well as Nat'l Geographic Software. National Geo is relatively excellent with very good accuracy as well as the ability to download and overlay your gps coordinates on the installed Topo maps. As well, you can create your route (in-silico), map distances, zoom in zoom out, and download the maps onto your handheld or in/on dash mapping unit. I think it's a good value for the cost.

I use it to look for good mountain biking lines here in Colo. as well as ways into and out of ravines that we drop frequently, would've been nice to have had it while I was living up there for Grouse hunting, deer hunting, XC skiing, and four wheeling in the greater Park Rapids area.

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