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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
Anybody know the coordinates to the Blue Camp out in the water in Four Bayous area?
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Response by Captain Paul
June 08 at 8:51pm
Camp in Four Bayou Pass
~ Captain Paul's response: ~

I have three camps located in the area called Quatre (Four) Bayou Pass.

As I have not been able to check they out for a couple of months, I can’t say if any are painted blue.

Camps

29°19.608’N ~ 89°50.852’ W

29°20.039’ N ~ 89°50.374’ W

20° 19.986’ N ~ 89° 50.486’ W

Hope this is of some help to you.

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as Degrees, minutes and thousandths of minutes (DDD,MM.mmm) and were determined using WGS 84 Datum. All bearings and courses are stated in Magnetic degrees.

~ Captain Paul ~
June 04 at 4:13pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
Capt. Paul, are you still having classes on GPS ?
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Response by Captain Paul
June 08 at 8:36pm
GPS Classes
Yes, I am still giving classed on the use of GPS, but health problems prohibit me from giving a full class full.

I am holding classes in by office at my home.

I could handle up to three individuals at a time.

Contact me via email for details.

Captain Paul

captainpaultgps@gmail.com
June 04 at 7:30am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
I have gone on Google Earth and identified several spots that I wanted to navigate to. I plugged the GPS coordinates from Google Earth in to my Garman. When I was on the water and attempted to navigate to those coordinates using the Garman, I was nowhere close. What am I doing wrong? An example is that I marked the opening for the Southeastern Louisiana Canal in to Barataria Bay. Google....  Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
May 31 at 7:44pm
your Plots
I could not attach a photo to this posting but look for another posting to you.

That post, has the photo of my plotting of y our position.

I have plotted the position as Degees, Minutes, seconds and hundredths of seconds. DDD,MM,SS.ss

using WGS 84 Datum.

As you can see it is at the mouth of the canal.

Try checking what DATUM is being used by the Google maps you used.

Some points about the errors:

Many aerial photo maps are NOT ORTHO corrected. The map that I used is an ortho corrected one.

I can’t say if the Google maps are corrected, I suspect that they area not corrected maps.

Check the DATUM that you were using as compared to the DATUM used by Google. Different datum settings could amount for the distances you describe.

Check the position format that you are using. Trying to enter a different format than the unit was set up to use will cause the inaccuracies. you describe.

Check if the iPhone has access to the WAAS differential system. If it does not and your GPS unit does have it, your unit will be much more accurate, usually within 3 meters. Without the WAAS feature the accuracy will be 60+ meters.

Note the included photo of my plot.

Captain Paul
May 29 at 12:17pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
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  • SW canal at the western part of Barataria Bay
I have plotted the position as Degees, Minutes, seconds and hundredths of seconds. DDD,MM,SS.ss
using WGS 84 Datum.
As you can see it is at the mouth of the canal.

Try checking what DATUM is being used by the Google maps you used.

Some points about the errors:
Many aerial photo maps are NOT ORTHO corrected. The map that I used is an ortho corrected one.
I can’t say....  Read More
May 31 at 7:37pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
I use an iPad for a GPS. What is the best GPS program and maps to use in S.E. Louisiana?
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Response by Captain Paul
May 25 at 2:23pm
maps for iPad / iphone- cell phone
check your Apps under maps. I have several and use the hybird view. Most are Free. Google and many others should suit your needs.

Remember that most of these maping programs need some sort of a data link to show the maps as you move through the view.

Cell phone data links will do as would WiFi, however you may be out of range of the cell network. Test them out before venturing with that as your sole means of navigation. Please get a hard copy of a map of the area before you begin your trip.

Captain Paul
May 23 at 4:49pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
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May 16 at 10:25pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
I just purchased and downloaded GPS Edge files for Cocodrie/Dularge and Grand Isle but I accidently downloaded Delorme Files instead of Lowrance files. Can they be 'exchanged'. Also, the do the Lowrance files download/upload successfully with the new Lowrance HDS Touch Technology units?

Thanks Capt
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Response by Captain Paul
May 12 at 5:49pm
On its way and the Edge will work in your GPS S
Captain Paul's response:

B y this time you should have received a new download file for the DeLorme mistake.

Yes, the Edge file should work in your new HDS Touch unit. However, to get the most out of transferring files to and from your GPS unit and your computer, you should get the Lowrance INSIGHT PLANNER from their web site. It is available as a for sale download.

The Insight Planner allows you to back up all of your waypoints, tracks, and routes in your GPS UNIT. In addition, you will need a spare data card to actually make the transfer.

Call me if you need any help.

Captain Paul
May 09 at 3:52pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
I have a Garmin 541s, I would like to use it in my house to just learn how to use it. Is there a cable that I can purchase that will allow me to power it up in my home, or do I have to sit in my boat on my trailer in my driveway?
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Response by Captain Paul
May 08 at 8:47pm
Get a spare cable and a 12 volt DC power source
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Rieblanc68 ~

You are making a very good decision to begin using your unit in your home. It will give you the ability to experiment with the unit form the comfort of home. It will greatly improve your ability to use your unit.

The Garmin web site indicates that a Garmin Fishfinder/sounder power cable, part 010-10918-00 at a price of $24.90 will work as you indicated.

You will need either a 12 Volt battery or an AC-DC converter (120AC to 12V DC).

Tape back the other wires and use only the red and black wires with the connection as per your owners manual.

I got my converter from Best Buy and put a 12 volt cigarette lighter type connector in the end that goes to the converter.

Remember that being indoors, you will not be able to actually “capture” or show your position live, but you can add any data that you may want to.

~ Captain Paul ~
May 08 at 12:50pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Vermilion Bay in South Central Louisiana
Hi Captain Paul.
I am wanting to purchase most of your GPS fishing edge files. I have a Raymarine chartplotter. Do you know if anyone has problems using the Edge files with these units? My real question is, which File to purchase that has the Houma area, Lake De Cade, Sister Lake, etc? I am planning on going to those areas soon.
Thanks,
James
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Response by Captain Paul
May 05 at 9:01pm
The Leeville WEST covers the Dulac area
I don't have any reports concerning the EDGE Files and Raymarine.

The Leeville WEST covers jmost or the area you mentioned.

Captain Paul
May 03 at 3:02pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Henderson Lake in South Central Louisiana
Capt. Paul,

I just purchased the edge file for Big Lake but wasn't paying attention and accidentally purchased the one for Delorme. I have a Lowrance and am wondering if I can convert it to upload and if so I will also need the Lowrance install instructions.

Thank you
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Response by Captain Paul
April 27 at 2:55pm
The Lowrance files are on the way to you.
The Lowrance files are on the way to you.

I hopoe you enjoy these fishing locations.

Captain Paul
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Response by Captain Paul
April 26 at 7:28pm
Delorme data will not work in a Lowrance
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ BLCJARMON~

Yes, send me an email to captainpaultgps@gmail.com with the attached files you have, and I will see what can be done.

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April 24 at 8:42am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Capt. Paul,
I am in the waiting process of my new bay boat. I have the new Lowrance HDS9 Gen2 touch being installed. I am thinking of adding the Standard Mapping map to it for a true life look. I was wondering if your fishing edge will work with both the Lowrance and the Standard mapping maps? Also will I need anything else to install them on my unit?
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Response by Captain Paul
April 26 at 7:38pm
Yes they will work in the unit as overlays
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~RIG MAGICIAN

The EDGE files are exclusively by The LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN in their OUTDOOR Store. They are delivered as an electronic download which is stored in your computer then transferred via a data transfer program to the GPS unit via a data card or connecting cables. They are stored in the internal memory of the unit and appear as waypoints overlays in what ever mapping program you may have in your unit.

You should get the Lowrance INSIGHT PLANNER from their web site to assist you in doing the transfer.

~ Captain Paul ~
April 23 at 5:40am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Myrtle Grove / Port Sulphur in Southeast Louisiana
Can you give a brief explanation of how the Edge product is obtained. I have a Garmin Etrex Legend CX, I'm not sure if it will work on this unit, I am interested in getting the Myrtle Grove version. It is only a collection of waypoints correct? Or does it contain routes as well? Any info will be appreciated.
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Response by Captain Paul
April 26 at 7:22pm
EDGE will work in the Legend
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ IDLEWILDMAN ~

The Captain Paul’s Fishing Edge of GPS Waypoints is sold as an electronic download from the OUTDOOR STORE on the LA SPORTSMAN’S web site. It is a collection of waypoints that can be downloaded into your GPS unit via a connection cable or spare data card. The download also includes a .pdf of a general map of the area showing where the waypoints are located. This cannot be installed in your GPS unit, but offers a backup for the actual electronic waypoints.

The Garmin Etrex Legend CX unit uses a microSD card to add waypoints, tracks, routes and supplemental mapping for the unit. You should get a spare Micro SD card and the free Garmin data transfer program BASE CAMP, from their web site.

Then down load the EDGE files into a folder in your computer. Call it WAYPOINTS then Myrtle Grove, and any other areas you may be interested in.

Once in the folder open the BASE CAMP program find the Myrtle Grove .gdb or .gpx file and transfer the file into the program.

Place the memory in the GPS unit and turn it on. Complete any function in the unit. This will cause the unit to write a code to the spare card which will allow the Base Camp the ability to transfer the data to the card and ultimately to the GPS unit.

Contact me if you need any additional info or if you need assistance in loading the program.

~Captain Paul~
April 26 at 12:06am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Vermilion Bay in South Central Louisiana
Can you give me advise on type of Marine GPS only unit I should buy to download your maps. Medium priced unit. Do you sell any units with your maps installed?
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Response by Captain Paul
April 26 at 6:59pm
Best GPS ?
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Bayou Paper ~

Wow this hard answer.

First, the easy part of your question: I do not sell or stock GPS units. The CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS will work with almost all leading GPS units. In order to do use these downloads, you must have a GPS unit that can accept downloads. These downloads are then accomplished via a spare memory card or connection cables to your PC. Most manufacturers also require a transfer program which is installed in your computer and can “read” the GPS unit and the data to be transferred. The Edge files will work with, DeLorme, Garmin, Humminbird, Lowrance, Magellan, Ray Marine, My Topo, Chart Navigator, Google Earth and any other unit that can use data from a .GPX file.

The EDGE files are exclusively by The LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN in their OUTDOOR Store. They are delivered as an electronic download which is stored in your computer then transferred via the transfer program to the GPS unit via the data cards or connecting cables. They are stored in the internal memory of the unit and appear as waypoints overlays in what ever mapping program you may have in your unit. They are NOT maps that can be installed in your GPS unit.

The Mapping Program leads me into the first part of your question.

I have seen many GPS users who are not satisfied with the mapping that is installed in their units. Most GPS units come with a base map installed in the internal memory. This is what the name implies, a basic map of the entire U.S.

This mapping shows major rivers, lakes and bays but do not show the many intricate bayous, pipeline cuts, bayous, lagoons, bays and islands that are in our marshes. I believe that the map details in this type of mapping are not what can be used in the marshes of Louisiana. Most users have to purchase one of the manufacturers or an approved type of supplemental mapping program that offers more details in our marshes. These supplemental mapping programs are almost all a “For Sale” item. They can cost from 100 to 500 dollars

I believe that the manufacturers do not offer detailed maps as they would then have to stock and supply their units for different sections of the country which can be very costly. And of course have the purchaser avoid sticker shock when the unit is purchased.

Many users select their GPS unit by judging them on the type, availability and of cost of supplemental mapping programs.

With that in mind, you should first do your homework. Decide what you consider a medium coat GPS unit, WITH the necessary mapping you need.

Most of the manufacturers manufacture a GPS with basically the same type and accuracy in a GPS module. The cost is increased with the size of the screen, how it is encased, the ease of using the software, the available internal memory for tracks, waypoints and routes, how many different navigation and information screens are available, if it can accept accessories, such as temperature and remote antennae and mapping, how is the technical supported and if it is a depth finder combination unit. These features all add to the overall cost of the unit.

Some manufacturers have a 1- 800 telephone and email address for technical support, others have only an email address, and some do not offer any type of instant help. As I have said, all of these add to the user ability to use the unit and the cost. I prefer those that have a voice on the other end of my telephone line to whom I can speak to and get information.

Do your home work before you lay down a bunch of Benjamin’s for a unit that you will not be satisfied with. Most of the manufacturers have a web site that lists the features and costs of their units. Go to each of them and locate a unit that you will think meet your needs. Print out the features, available mapping software and the support they offer. If you have the time, or rather make the time to contact any of the manufactures for additional info. Make out a short list of these units.

Then, yes there is always a then, I suggest that you go to a stocking GPS dealer and view the short list of units you like and the actual mapping that is available for the unit.

Try the buttons and view the screens and note the ease of operating the unit. Try to visualize operating the unit while under way in you boat. Go to the mapping program and pick out an area that you are familiar with. Use the unit to “zoom in” on the area and see if the depiction of the area meets your recollection and needs. Look at the detail and the colors of the screens and mapping and determine if you can add aerial views to the unit program. Some of the manufactures offer a Sky View, satellite or Birds Eye, or a Vision version of their software.

These suggestions should give you what you will need to make an intelligent choice in purchasing the unit.

If needed, get back to me with your short list for comments.

~ Captain Paul ~
April 25 at 9:47am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
I just purchased the Garmin 1040xs I am looking for a sd card that can be read in this unit for Toledo Bend that will show me major creeks and feeder creeks road beds bridges,pipelines that run under water and boat run markers hope you have some info on this thanks.
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Response by Captain Paul
April 21 at 9:14pm
Toledo Bend
Sorry, but I don't have an EDGE file for the Bend area.

I am working on one, but it is several months away.

Captain Paul
April 21 at 9:02am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
Capt Paul,can the Edge .usr file for Lowrance be imported into apple iPad as you explained for a Garmin user in a similar fashion?Thanks
john
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Response by Captain Paul
April 18 at 1:03pm
Lowrance files to iPad
No you cannot transfer Lowrance Data (.usr) files from your compuer to your iPad, but you can transfer the data if you can get in a Google Earth format.

To convert the Lowarance file(s) (.usr) to a Google I have found a FREE converting program.

Go to http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html

Once it is installed in your PC, follow the directions to make the conversion, then follow these instructions for installing the Google data into your iPad.

Google earth to iPad

First install Google earth in your iPad or iPhone. Then open the program.

Now

Open your Google Earth in your PC and save the waypoints to a file, preferably a Google KML file.

Once done send your self an email with the saved file as an attachment. Open the attachment file in your iPad then using the out source (the icon representing a document with an arrow pointing upward.

When the option opens select the open in Google Earth. Icon.

All of the waypoints should appear in the Google Eath program on your iPad.

By the way this will also work an any of the Google files I offer in the Captain Paul's Fishing of GPS Waypoints.

Simply substitute the Edge files opened in the PC Google program And them send as an attachment to your iPad.

Google luck, contact me if you need any specific help.

Captain Paul
April 16 at 9:57am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Where do I go to purchase the Edge(Grand Isle/Leeville) programs for the Lowrance Elite 5 DSI? I have looked on the Outdoor Store and do not see where it can be purchased?
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Response by Captain Paul
April 18 at 12:49pm
CAPTAIN PAUL'S FISHING EDGE PROGRAMS
I am gald you brought this to my attention.

I relayed the deficency to the web site.

In the meantime, go the the Outdoor Store, then search for EDGE. The list will appear and you can order the EDGE from there.

Captain Paul
April 16 at 11:27am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Capt. Paul,

Like so many I just purchased a new Garmin 1040XS Chart Plotter/Sonar unit. I find the g2 mapping terrible to say the least. I have seen in previous conversations yousuggested Navionics and Nautic Insight SD cards. Is there anything you can suggest to fix this mapping problem for me with this unit.
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Response by Captain Paul
April 01 at 2:34pm
Garmine Marine mapping
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~RRKE~

First, you have a very, very good GPS unit. It will serve you well with the proper mapping.

Yes, I have mentioned different mapping programs, but not for your particular unit. Garmin offers a Garmin g2 which is based on NOAA Marine Charts, which are not the best type mapping for the Louisiana coastal marshes. I personally prefer a mapping system based on USGS Topographic maps for our marshes. Garmine offers this type of mapping but not for your marine unit. I suggest you contact Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 and verify this info.

But now back to your dilemma, Garmin also offers a Garmin g2 VISION for your particular unit. It is a combo of Marine Charts and Ortho Corrected aerial photo map that can be installed in your unit. It, when installed, offers the user the ability to switch between the Chart mode and the Aerial Photo choices.

Go to a stocking Garmin dealer and ask to see the g2 Vision mapping. They are sold by different areas. View the Vision mapping and zoom in on a particular area you know and go to the aerial view mode. If the program meets your requirements, then your problem is solved.

This is one of the most accurate mapping that is currently available for your unit.

Captain Paul
March 25 at 3:08pm
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Capt Paul - or anyone else with an opinion

I am not sure if you can say one way or the other but I was hoping you can point me in a specific direction. I am about to purchase a GPS/Sonar unit for my console and a sonar unit for the front of my boat. I am looking at the Humminbird 859ci HD (front) and Humminbird 678c HD (bow). I also am looking at the Lowrance Elite 7x HDI (bow) and....  Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
March 08 at 8:52pm
The way to go!
Either should suit tour GPS and sonar needs. But I suggest that you first check what internal maps are available and their prices.

Then go to a stocking dealer and actually view the unit with the maps/charts you need.

Do your home work before you actually purchase the system.

Captain Paul
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February 28 at 1:15pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
How do I download to a iPad with google earth
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Response by Captain Paul
March 05 at 5:33pm
Google earth to iPad
First install Google earth in your iPad or iPhone. Then open the program.

Now

Open your Google Earth in your PC and save the waypoints to a file, preferably a Google KML file.

Once done send your self an email with the saved file as an attachment. Open the attachment file in your iPad then using the out source (the icon representing a document with an arrow pointing upward.

When the option opens select the open in Google Earth. Icon.

All of the waypoints should appear in the Google Eath program on your iPad.

By the way this will also work an any of the Google files I offer in the Captain Paul's Fishing of GPS Waypoints.

Simply substitute the Edge files opened in the PC Google program And them send as an attachment to your iPad.

Google luck, contact me if you need any specific help.

Captain Paul
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February 26 at 9:03pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
I have a Humminbird 587 ci di it was working perfect but got stuck in mud once.. now the depth reading is going haywire.. showed 99 feet in only 2 feet of water.. do you have a solution to this problem?
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