C-Map Contour+ Charts Available Preloaded

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