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Loading Maps Bought a Lowrance IFinder Expedition C, used, last week, came with MapCreate 7 USA TOPO version DVD. Tried to load to PC, says it's not Vista compatible. I have another PC I can try later unless there's a fix to get it to work with Vista? I have no instructions on using this software - what's the basic premise? Does it have lake maps that I just need to download to the SD card and load to gps? Thanks.

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MapCreate Topo does not have lake maps. There are 'some' maps on Lowrance's web site (Free Enhanced Lake Maps) but you may need to purchase lake maps on SD cards for the area you're interested in.

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There is an update for MapCreate to work with VISTA. Go to http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/MapCreate-7-Windows-Vista-Update/ to download.

The ENHANCED LAKE MAPS are already built into MapCreate 7 so if you can get it working with VISTA with the update, you may have what you need.

MapCreate is mostly land based mapping so may not do much good on thewater.

The Enhanced lake mapes are only on certain lakes.
Go to http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Mapping/Enhanced-Lake-Maps/Downloads/ for a list of available lakes.
These Enhanced Lake Maps have depth contours but are not as good as Navionics, or Fishing Hot Spots, or LakeMaster charts.
Go to http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Mapping/ to see mapping options.

If you can get MapCreate 7 working on your computer, try it out. If you decide you need better mapping you can always get a better mapping card later.


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