Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

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Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:17 pm

For the Elite ...

Press Menu
Scroll down to waypoints routes and trails
Press enter
Press menu
Pick load from card and follow the prompts.

For the HDS ...

Press pages, scroll around to the cog and the spanner
Scroll down to files and press enter
Expand memory card 1
Select the .usr file and press enter.
If the .usr file doesn’t work and the machine is running Software Version 3 or newer software just load the .gpx file.

The Elite and HDS will both take the .gpx file but the .gpx won't give full waypoint names like the .usr file does.

Usually if the HDS unit won't load the .usr file you can do a system restore and try it again and it will work.

Many GPS units don't describe the individual files in detail so it is best to print out all the marks on your computer printer using EasyGPS and keep this in a plastic folder for reference.

You can also use EasyGPS to delete marks you do not want, or create separate files for different areas, which reduces plotter clutter.

Most of the above info was provided by Lowrance guru Michael Ede of In and Outboard Marine



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Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Travr » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:47 am

Thanks guys very helpful information about to head to brissy for a week to catch up with friends will have to give that a go when I get back and pick up the boat

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by seano » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Cheers for that- ill give it a crack tomorrow.

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by seano » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:05 am

All good and loaded- problem was I didn't scroll down in the files! :banghead:

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by theodosius » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:36 pm

No luck with the .usr on my HDS10 gen2. Tried doing a system restore, no luck. The .gpx works, but I'd like to get the full mark names. Can anyone help?

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Luke35 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:56 pm

Just trying to upload to my elite 7. This is what comes up when I select "load from card"
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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Darwinbloke » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:05 pm

theodosius wrote:No luck with the .usr on my HDS10 gen2. Tried doing a system restore, no luck. The .gpx works, but I'd like to get the full mark names. Can anyone help?
Are the gpx point names shortened to begin with? Or is it only when u convert to usr?
I can probably do it mate.

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by theodosius » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:12 am

The card has .usr and .gpx files. .usr should have the full names but won't load. The .gpx has the acronyms

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:49 am

If having further issues take to Michael Ede at IO Marine, he is good with the various types of units and the card.

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Darwinbloke » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:43 am

What version usr are you trying to import?

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by theodosius » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:18 pm

I'll take it in to Michael, thanks

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Trev&Tara » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:01 pm

I have the elite 7 and it "loading waypoints". How long does it take. It has been doing this for 5 minutes
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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:15 pm

Should be almost instant, haven't used the Elite but on HDS it is very quick

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by sobergrub » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:36 am

Luke35 wrote:Just trying to upload to my elite 7. This is what comes up when I select "load from card"
yup i got the same problem on an elite 5 :titanic:

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Re: Loading NT GPS Card data onto Lowrance units

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:03 am

Visit In and Outboard Marine and talk to Michael Ede, he is good with the card and has the different units at hand. I'll also talk to him on Tuesday, see if I can get an answer to post here.

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