C-Map Contour+ Charts Available Preloaded

All Lowrance HDS Live displays shipping in June will have the charts preloaded.

May 26, 2020
Lowrance HDS Live displays
Lowrance HDS Live displays will be preloaded with C-Map’s Contour+ charts offering more detail and greater lake coverage than C-Map’s US Enhanced map that previously was included. Courtesy Lowrance

Lowrance says all HDS Live displays that ship to consumers in June will be preloaded with C-Map’s Contour+ charts.

The high-resolution charts offer more detail and greater lake coverage than C-Map’s US Enhanced map that previously was included, according to Lowrance. Current HDS Live owners will have the option to purchase an HDS Live C-Map Contour+ chart card for a nominal fee.

Anyone who purchases an HDS Live display before August 1, 2020, can receive a free C-Map Contour+ map card via online rebate.


C-Map Contour+ charts cover inland and near-shore coastal areas of the continental United States, Hawaii and Bermuda. They have high-res bathymetric 1-foot contours, fishing points of interest, standard navigation data and custom depth shading.

The new cartography includes a more consistent presentation of data through all zoom levels, and improved icons for things like boat ramps and gas stations.

“We are constantly improving our product offerings to deliver a better on-the-water experience,” Knut Frostad, CEO of Navico, stated in a press release. “Our team has added an incredible amount of detail and streamlined the presentation in Contour+ charts. From finding the best spots to fish to knowing which lanes to run through vegetation, anglers will have an easier time finding the information they need for a successful day on the water.”


What’s the “nominal fee” for HDS Live owners who bought their displays before April 1 and want the upgrade? It’s $35.

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