Navico today announced updates to the GoFree Insight Genesis program. The Insight Genesis program is Navico’s “Custom Mapping and Content system” for the Navico range of chart-plotters that encompass the Simrad, Lowrance and B&G brands.
With GoFree Insight Genesis you can upload sonar logs recorded on multifunction chart-plotters in the Navico range. After some cloud processing GoFree Insight Genesis allows you to download your personalized contour maps to your devices.
GoFree Insight Genesis New Features
The new version of GoFree Insight Genesis now supports High chirp for sonar-logging – where as previous it only supported 200 kHz log formats.
Apart from creating your own maps – you can also share you maps with others – or download other peoples community provided charts. It does of course require the user providing the Contour maps to make their maps public.
The free and some premium freatures are available for Lowrance Elite, HDS Gen2 Touch and Gen3, Simrad NSS evo2, NSO evo2 and B&G Zeus2 multifunction displays.
Check the table below for the different options available for free or for a cost. Unfortunately Navico GoFree Insight Genesis requires a Premium Account ($99/year) to keep you uploaded data private. I call that extortion…..
|View and contribute to online Social Map community of inland and coastal waters across the globe with the Insight Genesis Social Map||YES||YES|
|Upload, view and save your trip history
|Create and download waypoints for use on your chartplotter display||YES||YES|
|Blue shaded maps with 1-foot contours from your Contour Maps – Personal and Social Maps for Lowrance HDS and Simrad NSS and NSO evo2 units||YES – (New)||YES – (New)|
|Download community-submitted Social Maps for use on Lowrance/Simrad NS/B&G multifunction displays||YES – (New)||YES|
|Create, view and save unlimited custom contour maps made from sonar recordings:
||YES – (New)||YES|
|Merge and load custom maps – including both private custom maps with waypoints, and the Insight Genesis Social Map – onto Lowrance/Simrad NS/B&G multifunction displays||YES – (New)Merge Up To 12 Trips Per Body Of Water||YES – Unlimited|
|View and save vegetation/weed-line and bottom-composition layers overlaid on your custom map||YES|
|Download of high-definition aerial imagery for select bodies of water||YES|
|Choose to keep custom maps private||YES|