SOFTWARE FOR A LOWRANCE LMS UNIT WILL BE HARD TO GET
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~David C ~
According to the Lowrance Web site the LMS series of GPS units are now considered to be a discontinued line.
Software for the unit, such as updates in the operating software and other mapping software will become harder and harder to get in the future, but that is not the case for my CAPTAIN PAULíS FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS. If you need any other software, I recommend that you make arrangements to get it now as it may not be available at a later date.
The Edge file is not a mapping program, but is fishing and navigation waypoints that are a benefit to anglers. These waypoints come in a file written in the proper protocol for most common consumer GPS brands. The EDGE for the Lowrance system will work in your LMS unit IF, you have a LOWRANCE program that allows you to transfer data to and from you unit and a computer either by direct cable hookup or via a specified memory card.
Older units such as the LMS series used a Lowrance mapping program they called MAPCREATE. It began with a standard version, then was improved to a Version Series 6 and USA TOPO Series 7. These programs had map images that could be downloaded into the GPS unit, and has a data transfer program built into the overall program. If you have one of these mapping programs you have what you need to download the Captain Paulís EDGE data into your system.
If you donít, then you will need to get the FREE Lowrance data transfer program they call GDM-6. It is available from their web site at http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/GPS-Data-Manager-GDM/
It has the same data transfer section as the older MapCreate mapping programs without the maps.
Either of these options will allow you to download the EDGE data file info into you GPS unit. These waypoints will appear on whatever mapping program you may have in your unit.
I have 23 different areas across the southern coastline. There is one for Lake Pontchartrain, The Rigolets, Lake Borgne, Hopedale MRGO to the MS sound, Hopedale MRGO to Delacroix, Bayou Bienvenue and Delacroix as well some fresh water areas as the Pearl River basin, Bayou Sauvage and the Big Branch area.
Even if you donít purchase the EDGE for the area of your concern, it is worth just getting the FREE download and back up all of your existing waypoints and routes.
The Edge files are exclusively available from the Louisiana Sportsmanís OUTDOOR STORE. They are delivered via email as an attachment.
~ Captain Paul ~