CMOR Mapping FAQS

We always welcome questions about CMOR Mapping products, but many of them are answered here. For information about purchasing and shipping, please see our Shipping, etc. page.

 

 

WHICH PLOTTERS ARE CMOR CARDS COMPATIBLE WITH?

CMOR cards can be used with many current Simrad, Lowrance, B&G, and Raymarine units, as well as some Mercury VesselView systems. Compatible units include:

Lowrance

  • HDS Gen1 series

  • HDS Gen2 series (both keypad and touchscreen)

  • HDS Gen3 series

  • HDS Carbon

  • Elite HDI series

  • Elite CHIRP series

  • Elite Ti series

  • HOOK series

Simrad

  • NSS

  • NSS evo2

  • NSS evo3

  • NSE

  • NSO

  • NSO evo2

  • NSO evo3

  • GO XSE

  • GO XSR

Mercury VesselView

  • 502

  • 702

  • 703

  • 903

B&G

  • Zeus

  • Zeus Touch

  • Zeus2

  • Zeus3

  • Vulcan

Raymarine

CMOR cards are compatible with all units capable of running the Lighthouse II and Lighthouse 3 interfaces. In order to support CMOR Mapping, units must have at least v17 software installed. Units include:

  • Axiom Series

  • Axiom Pro

  • Hydbrid Touch

  • aSeries

  • cSeries

  • eSeries

  • eS Series

  • gS Series

  • Dragonfly Series

Please make sure your Raymarine Unit has a micro SD card reader.

Note: CMOR cards are not compatible with RayTech Navigation software, Voyage Planner software, and the following retired Raymarine chartplotting products: G-Series GPM400, E-Series Widescreen MFDs, C-Series Widescreen MFDs, A-Series Classic MFDs, E-Series Classic MFDs, C-Series Classic MFDs, A60/A65, RC435/RC435i, RC400, hsb/hsb2/SL Pathfinder Series Displays, Raychart 320

If your chartplotter isn't compatible with CMOR Mapping products, we offer a cost-effective and completely portable solution based around the Simrad GO7 XSE touchscreen plotter.

How much detail does the data show?

Resolution is as sharp as 1 meter in shallow areas and is slightly reduced as water depth increases. That means each pixel can represents a single square meter of bottom in the shallow water.

How accurate is the data?

CMOR bathymetry is based exclusively on full-coverage surveys of the bottom with high-resolution echosounding equipment. There is zero guesswork involved. In fact, if you compare CMOR imagery to other representations of the seafloor — particularly fishing maps — you'll be surprised by how inaccurate they are.

Does CMOR imagery show bottom features other charts and fishing maps don't?

Yes, a lot of them. Other representations of the seafloor are largely interpolated from scattered soundings and augmented with anecdotal information about the location of additional features. Our imagery shows every bump.

What do the colors represent?

Depth is represented by color. Reds are the shallowest, purples and magentas the deepest.

Will the CMOR Card wipe all of the user routes and data stored on my unit?

No. Your user data will still be accessible and will run on top of CMOR imagery. However, it is always advisable to back up all of your user data on an extra SD card.

Are you going to offer cards for other plotter brands?

At this time, CMOR Mapping is a licensed mapping partner of Navico, which manufactures Simrad, Lowrance, and B&G; Raymarine; and Mercury VesselView.

If your chartplotter isn't compatible with CMOR Mapping products, we offer a cost-effective and completely portable solution based around the Simrad GO7 XSE touchscreen plotter.

Can I copy the data to my computer or another card?

No. CMOR Cards are encrypted. If you copy the contents to another card or a computer, the data will be unusable. You will also lose functionality if you rename, move, or delete any of the files from your CMOR Card. CMOR Mapping recommends that you do not add any additional files on the card either.

When a CMOR Card is updated, do current owners get a discount?

Yes. We occasionally expand the coverage area of existing cards. When we do, we notify owners of the previous version by email. If you purchased the previous version in the last 60 days before the update, we will be happy to swap it for the updated version at no charge. (Proof of purchase with date is required unless the card was purchased through this site.) Otherwise, a fee of $100 applies to help offset processing and licensing costs.

To order an update, visit our Updates page and order your new card. When you place your order, ship your old card to CMOR Mapping, 265 S. Federal Hwy Suite #423, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. Use a shipping service with tracking. Once we receive it, we'll ship you the new one. If you purchased the previous version within 60 days of the release of the new version, email us for instructions on upgrading.

Where can I get help with my CMOR card?

Contact us at sales@cmormapping.com or 813.563.CMOR. We'll be happy to help.

ARE CMOR CARDS SUITABLE FOR NAVIGATION?

No, we ask that you do not rely on CMOR data for navigational purposes. Although we're confident in its accuracy, it is intended only to show the seafloor and does not include other important information for skippers.

WHEN WILL YOU OFFER A CMOR CARD FOR MY AREA?

As soon as we possibly can. Gathering the data to create a new coverage area is time consuming, but we're excited to expand our coverage. Please let us know what areas you'd like us to focus on by filling out our 30-second survey.

WHAT SIZE IS THE CMOR CARD?

All cards ship as a Micro SD and come with a regular SD adapter.

DO I HAVE TO LEAVE THE CARD IN THE UNIT FOR IT TO OPERATE?

Yes.

DOES THE SD CARD NEED TO BE INSERTED INTO THE ADAPTOR?

Yes. If you are using a machine that uses an adaptor, be sure to have the micro sd card inserted into the adaptor first and then insert the combo into your machine. 

CAN CMOR BE TAKEN FROM BOAT TO BOAT?

Yes. You can easily eject your CMOR card and take it with you from boat to boat. CMOR does not download to your machine so all the data is saved to your card. 

HOW DO I INSTALL MY CARD?