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I just bought a Lowrance IFinder handheld GPS. It is compatible with the following mapping systems: Optional MapCreate™ USA Topo Accessory Pack, FreedomMaps™, Fishing Hot Spots® PRO, LakeMaster® ProMaps, NauticPath™, and Navionics®

Do you guys have experience with these maps? Any one standout as superior? Any to make sure to avoid?

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I would suspect that it's compatible with several other software packages as well. SeaClear is a free P.C. program that you could download and try to see if it works. I have Capn Voyager that I use with a little Garmin an/or a little hockey puck GPS, depending on whether I'm in the boat or the vehicle.
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I have a Lowrance H2oc with the NauticPath chip and have been very pleased with it. Bought it 4yrs ago. Use mostly around LIS, Block sound, and the Vineyard. also used all the way down the ICW and back again. The only con I have with it is it doesn't have the ability to connect to other electronics.Not sure about newer modals. I use as a back up and for planning and at the nav station with a USB/ GPS puck antenna, I run Seaclear on my netbook. I am going to try the OpenCPN software this yr. have started to use alittle at home and right off the bat it was a lot easier to set up and get running. Both of these software's are free and you can connect to other electronics via Nemia(sp) connections.

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Navionics charts are very well regarded for marine use. Haven't used the Nauticpath charts. No need for the others on a saltwater cruising boat IMHO, though if you like to fish, they may be of some use.

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All the packages the OP is talking about are for the Lowrance unit itself, not for a computer accompanying it.
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that opencpn looks pretty handy, with free chart downloads at noaa, as you were playing with it were you able/did you try to transfer map data to the sd card inside the handset for portable use? oh, and should i use the ECN variety? thanks again
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