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BioBase Troubleshooting Lowrance Sonar and GPS Source
Too commonly we get files uploaded from customers that had either no sonar information or no GPS location in the file. This is typically due to some unit malfunction or user oversight of a disabled setting. If there is no GPS position or no sonar depth in the file, not surprisingly BioBase cannot create a map. Here we show some of the most common troubleshooting tips and tricks that will help you diagnose common issues with newer generation Lowrance and get you back to BioBasing on the water.
1. Monitor Chart, Sonar, and Downscan pages while you map
4. GPS problems? Look at whether satellites are being acquired by your Point-1 or embedded GPS.
Still can’t determine what’s wrong? Google or Contact Lowrance Support
The benefit of using a consumer device like Lowrance for mapping lakes, coasts, and ponds, is that you have a user base of over a million people globally creating and posting tips and tricks content that Google will often find (including many blogs available here). Also Lowrance has good warranty and customer support.
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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