Navico Acquires Contour Innovations

We commonly post blog content and send email notifications to our BioBase users about exciting new features and BioBase additions.  We’re continuing that trend! 

We are pleased to announce that Contour Innovations, LLC and its product platform has been acquired by Navico Holding AS, parent company to, among others, the Lowrance marine electronics brand.  Contour Innovations has been working very closely with Navico and Lowrance specifically since 2010 when we started developing software that accepted .SLG and .SL2 log files to bring you revolutionary cloud based software products like BioBase and LakeTrax.  This is an extremely exciting announcement for us and as a team we look forward to bringing new features and integrations for BioBase to market faster while focusing on delivering the most innovative and easy to use products for the aquatic plant management community.

Not only will BioBase continue to operate, it will get even better.  Navico plans to expand investment in new features and functions that will allow the platform to continue to provide the tools and support that you’ve come to expect.   Now it will be even easier for us to deliver continued bundle access to Lowrance hardware with the latest software and features.  Navico has plans to add BioBase to its diverse product portfolio and introduce its advanced functionality into new and emerging markets.

We want to confirm that you will still be able to contact Ray, Myself and all of our GIS and quality control support and resource staff.   We’ll still be in the same office in Minneapolis where we have operated since 2011.  All general questions can be directed to,, or Ray and myself directly (most of you have our direct cell phone numbers).  Our office line is still a great resource at 651.204.0640. 

We’re excited about this news and look forward to what’s ahead for BioBase, Navico, the Contour Innovations team, the aquatics industry, and most importantly all of you!

Contour Innovations operated with a long term vision for lake management and water quality.  Navico shares this vision!

Please contact us with any questions.

Matt Johnson
New Director of Business Development for Navico, Inc.

Author: biobasemaps

BioBase is a cloud platform for the automated mapping of aquatic habitats (lakes, rivers, ponds, coasts). Standard algorithms process sonar datafiles (EcoSound) and high resolution satellite imagery (EcoSat). Depth and vegetation maps and data reports are rapidly created and stored in a private cloud account for analysis, and sharing. This blog highlights a range of internal and external research, frequently asked questions, feature descriptions and highlights, tips and tricks, and photo galleries.

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