LOWRANCE CAN BE CONVERTED TO A GARMIN FORMAT
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Ron Mathews ~
Send me the Lowrance files as an attachment to an email. I will attempt to convert them to a Garmin GPS format for you abd return them both to you.
In the mean time go to the Garmin web site and download their free data transfer program they call BASE CAMP.
You will need this program to “speak” to your Garmin Dakota unit, along with the provided USB cable and or a spare MicroSD card.
The converted file would be opened in the BASE CAMP program and then downloaded to the GPS unit via the USB cable or via the spare MicroSD card. If you use the Micro SD card way, you will need a card reader~writer that will accept that type of memory cards. Some manufactures provide a holder for the MicroSD card that converts it to a standard SD (Secure Digital) format. Most memory card writers can accommodate a standard SD format card.