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Garmin G3 maps not as detailed as G2.

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    Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 7:50am
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Is anyone else experiencing that the new Garmin G3 charts are not as detailed as the G2 charts?

Def the case for me. I have a 2014 VPC023R G2 chart and recently upgraded to a Garmin Echomap UHD unit that came with the latest software and built-in G3 chart for Aus/NZ. So disappointed to discover the details was less.

What was worse is the new unit no longer accepts older chart like my more detailed G2 chart. Garmin support has been very average at resolving this and a Google search shows they actually haven't solved it.

So be warned. Time to think about switching to Lowrance or Simard.


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Do a bit of digging between garmin , navionics, lowrance, simrad on their maps.
 Over the last 15 or so yrs the companies at higher levers have been taking over buying each other , some data shared..rather confusing.
 Thu I think...somehow garmin and navionics maps .. marine, have been kept separate..????
 Why? maybe because of monopoly sorta reasons???
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All I know is the older G2 chart has more detail.

Wondering why they went backwards or did they even care.

Garmin customer service is pretty inept. I found more out reading forums and they all point to the fact that Garmin is not resolving the issue and some posts date back a couple of years. 

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I had/ have the garmin prog mapsource on my PC with the G2 marine maps
 Still ref it occasionally.. yes impressive.
 Main use was for the open source garmin based NZ topo /Doc / updated (fortnightly)  garmin road maps and others
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