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Does anybody know of any GPS lake maps that you get on a CD ROM and download to a computer, review and then download to a Magellan eXplorist 400 GPS unit. It would be nice to have a lot of lake maps on one CD and you could look at a lakes contours and pre-scout it at home and then download one or two lakes at a time into your GPS. Maybe I am just dreaming.

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Yes, check out lakemaps.com lakemaster is the company and they have a program that has most MN lakes and then you can pay extra and pick out more lakes that aren't included in it. I have it, it seems to work out pretty good, you just look at the map on your computer and then download waypoints to your gps right from your computer.

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Are you sure you dont have to buy the disc or card to get anything. I couldent fond a FREE download to put on my GPS I have an IQue and want to get the program. I couldent find the free one?

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Fishattack< I'm sorry but Magellan does have alot to download onto your gps. Working at Gander I have check most all gps units. If your looking the the number one unit in a hand held gps. Buy lowrance, I purchased the I-finder and the Lakemaster chip. And if your looking for hunting otu west like montana and such you can also get topo map chip to put in unit. There IS NO FREE DOWNLOADS, who even said there was lied. If your thinking of purchasing get lowrance fish with chip. I use mine on green lake you will be disappionted trust me. Many of the pro-walleye guys are using these unit. Look for the new LMS-337 this Spring it has a built-in antenna. But I will look into it more for you.

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Jigginjim, I got a little confused at the end of your post. Do you like or dislike the Lakemaster chip on Green? I know you are out there a lot more than I am, but I have used the Lakemaster chip in an X-19 and iFinder H2O a couple times out there and I thought it worked pretty well. I am looking forward to the new Navionics chip. I don't know how accurate it is on Green, but there are a ton of lakes on it.

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Bigfife, I have the same system a X-19 and a I-finder. For Green lake it the best. I have not seen the last navionics chip to compare but more than likely are the same. Both companies us the same basic things to create their maps.

I'm going to look into several of the newer units this spring. So far the new LMS-337 will be harder to get than last years LMS-332. I heard of some guys paying close to $800.00 just to get that locator. I like the lake-master chip for mississippi river trips I do in the spring fishing walleyes in march and april. If you have never done it, you're missing some really great fishing. If you have never been there before, go with someone who has. It could same your lower unit, wing dams are hard on those, closely too.

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Thanks everyone for your help. I am leaning towards the Lakemaster PC mapping software. After looking at it on their webpage that pretty much has what I want.

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