Lowrance MAPCREATE™ 6.3 CANADA
Lowrance finally released good maps
for Canada. The maps are available in a CD version as MAPCREATE™ 6.3 CANADA
and also in a ready-to-use form, pre-loaded on MM cartridges and are compatible
with the following GPS receivers:
LCX-104C, LCX-19C, LCX-18C,
iFinder (all models)
The maps are based on data from
DMTI Spatial and are good.
In our limited testing, the topo
coverage of roads, trails, rivers, lakes and elevations appears to be equivalent
to the federal topo maps at 1:50.000 scale however, some features (swamps, areas
of vegetation / ground cover) that are present on federal topo maps are not
included in the Lowrance maps. For
the most demanding applications, Lowrance maps may have to be used side by side
with federal or other printed topo maps. Even
after a short testing period, however, we can highly recommend them to the
Canadian users of Lowrance GPS receivers.
Hopefully, we will get a chance to
do a more "in-depth review" of Lowrance, Canadian coverage.
For more information about Lowrance
Canadian maps, see:
revised Sep. 2004