Garmin 6012 Marine GPS System User Manual

GPSMAP 6000/7000 series
®
owner’s manual
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Introduction
Introduction
 WARNING
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and
other important information.
This manual includes information for the following products:
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GPSMAP® 6008
GPSMAP 6208
GPSMAP 6012
GPSMAP 6212
GPSMAP 7012
GPSMAP 7212
GPSMAP 7015
GPSMAP 7215
Tips and Shortcuts
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Select Home from any screen to return to the Home screen.
Select Menu from any main screen to access additional settings.
Press and release the Power key to adjust the Backlight and Color Mode display settings.
Press and hold the Power key to turn on or off the chartplotter.
Manual Conventions
In this manual, when you are instructed to select an item, either press the soft key along the right
side of the screen (GPSMAP 6000 series units) or use your finger to touch that item on the screen
(GPSMAP 7000 series units) to select it. Small arrows (>) in the text indicate that you should select
each item in order. For example, if you see “select Charts > Navigation Chart,” you should press
the Charts soft key (GPSMAP 6000 series) or touch Charts (GPSMAP 7000 series), and then press
or touch Navigation Chart.
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Introduction
Table of Contents
Introduction................................................i
Tips and Shortcuts...........................................i
Manual Conventions........................................i
Getting Started..........................................1
Front and Back Panels....................................1
Turning On the Chartplotter............................3
Turning Off the Chartplotter............................3
Initial Chartplotter Settings..............................3
Adjusting the Backlight....................................3
Adjusting the Color Mode................................3
Inserting and Removing Data and
Memory Cards..............................................4
Viewing System Information...........................4
About the Home Screen..................................5
Charts and 3D Chart Views......................6
Navigation Chart.............................................6
Automatic Identification System....................15
Perspective 3D..............................................19
Radar Overlay...............................................21
BlueChart g2 Vision......................................21
Mariner’s Eye 3D..........................................22
Fish Eye 3D..................................................24
Fishing Chart.................................................24
Showing Satellite Imagery on the
Navigation Chart.........................................25
Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks............26
Animated Tide and Current Indicators..........27
Detailed Road and POI Data........................27
Auto Guidance..............................................27
Combinations..........................................28
About the Combinations Screen...................28
Combinations Screen Configuration.............28
Navigation...............................................32
Basic Navigation Questions..........................32
Navigation with a Chartplotter.......................32
Waypoints.....................................................34
Routes...........................................................35
Tracks...........................................................39
Navigating with a Garmin Autopilot...............41
Where To?...............................................42
Marine Services Destinations.......................42
Almanac, Environmental, and
On-boat Data...........................................46
Almanac Data...............................................46
Environmental Data......................................48
On-boat Data................................................51
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Device Configuration.............................57
Basic Device Configuration Questions..........57
Simulator Mode.............................................57
Turning the Chartplotter On Automatically....58
Display Configuration....................................58
Navigation Preferences.................................58
Information about Your Boat.........................66
Alarms...........................................................67
Chartplotter Data Management.....................69
Networked Device Configuration..................71
Radar.......................................................72
Transmitting Radar Signals...........................72
Stopping the Transmission of Radar
Signals........................................................72
Adjusting the Zoom Scale on the
Radar Screen.............................................72
Radar Display Modes....................................72
Radar Targeting............................................77
Waypoints and Routes on the Radar
Screen........................................................81
About the Radar Overlay..............................83
Optimizing the Radar Display.......................84
Radar Display Appearance...........................91
Radar Overlay Display Appearance..............96
Sonar.......................................................99
Sonar Views..................................................99
Transducer Temperature Log......................101
Waypoints on the Sonar Screen.................101
Sonar Display Appearance.........................102
Sonar Alarms..............................................105
Transducer Configuration...........................106
Digital Selective Calling.......................108
Networked Chartplotter and VHF Radio
Functionality.............................................108
Turning On DSC.........................................108
About the DSC List.....................................108
Incoming Distress Calls..............................109
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated
from a VHF Radio..................................... 110
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated
from the Chartplotter................................ 110
Position Tracking......................................... 110
Individual Routine Calls.............................. 112
Making an Individual Routine Call to
an AIS Target............................................ 113
Appendix............................................... 114
Specifications.............................................. 114
Calibrating the GPSMAP 7000 Series
Touchscreen............................................. 115
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Screenshots................................................ 115
Viewing GPS Satellite Locations................. 115
System Information..................................... 115
NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000...................... 117
Product Registration...................................120
Contact Garmin...........................................120
Declaration of Conformity...........................120
Software License Agreement......................120
Index......................................................121
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Front and Back Panels
➋
➎
➊
➌
➍
➏
➐
➑
GPSMAP 6012 and 6212 Front View
➊
➋
➑
GPSMAP 7015 and 7215 Front View
➊ Power key
➋Automatic backlight sensor
➌ Range keys
➍ Rocker
➎ Soft keys
➏ MARK, SELECT, MENU, and HOME buttons
➐ Numeric keypad (6012 and 6212 only)
➑ SD card slot
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Getting Started
➋➌ ➍ ➎
➊
GPSMAP 6008, 6208, 6012, 6212, 7012, and 7212 Back View
➋
➊
➌
➎
➍
GPSMAP 7015 and 7215 Back View
➊ Network connectors
➋ NMEA 2000 connector
➌ NMEA 0183 connector
➍ Power connector
➎ Video (Yellow) and VGA (Purple) connectors
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Turning On the Chartplotter
Press and release the
Power key.
Turning Off the Chartplotter
Press and hold the
Power key.
Initial Chartplotter Settings
The first time you turn on the chartplotter, you must configure a series of initial settings. These
settings must also be configured when restoring original factory settings (page 116). Each of these
settings can be updated later. Follow the on-screen directions.
Note: To calibrate the water speed, you must have a speed-capable transducer connected to a
GSD™ 22 or a NMEA 0183-capable water-speed sensor.
GPS Satellite Signal Acquisition
When you turn on the chartplotter, the GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish the
current location. When the chartplotter acquires satellite signals, the signal strength bars at the
top of the Home screen are green
. When the chartplotter loses satellite signals, the green bars
disappear
and a flashing question mark appears on the boat icon on the chart screen.
For more information about GPS, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
Adjusting the Backlight
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > System > Beeper/Display > Backlight > Backlight.
2. Adjust the backlight:
• Select Auto to allow the chartplotter to adjust the backlight automatically, based on ambient
light.
• Select Up or Down to adjust the backlight manually.
Adjusting the Color Mode
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > System > Beeper/Display > Color Mode.
2. Select Day Colors, Night Colors, or Auto.
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Getting Started
Inserting and Removing Data and Memory Cards
Your chartplotter supports SD cards. Insert optional BlueChart® g2 Vision® data cards to view
high-resolution satellite imagery and aerial reference photos of ports, harbors, marinas, and other
points of interest. Insert blank memory cards to transfer data such as waypoints, routes, and tracks to
another compatible Garmin chartplotter or a computer (page 69). The SD card slot is located on the
front of the chartplotter.
• Open the access door, insert the data card or the memory card into the slot, and press the card
until it clicks.
• Press the data card or the memory card into the slot again and release it to eject the card.
Card label
Horizontal SD Card Slot
Card label
Vertical SD Card Slot
Viewing System Information
You can view the software version, the basemap version, any supplemental map information (if
applicable), and the unit ID number. You may need this information to update the system software or
to purchase additional map data information.
From the Home screen, select Configure > System > System Information.
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About the Home Screen
You can use the Home screen to access all other screens.
Note: Options on this screen vary based on the chartplotter type and optional connected network
devices.
Home Screen GPSMAP 6000 Series
Home Screen GPSMAP 7000 Series
• Charts—allows you to access the Navigation Chart, Perspective 3D, Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fish Eye
3D, the Fishing Chart, and the Radar Overlay (page 6).
Note: Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fish Eye 3D, and the Fishing Chart are available only if you use a
BlueChart g2 Vision data card (page 21).
• Sonar—sets up and provides sonar information (only available if the chartplotter is connected to
a Garmin sonar module) (page 99).
• Combinations—sets up the screen to view a chart, sonar, radar, and video in a two-, three-, or
four-field split screen (page 28).
• Information—shows information including tides, currents, celestial data, user data, information
about other boats, gauges, and video (page 46).
• Mark—marks, edits, or deletes your current location as a waypoint or a man overboard location
(page 34).
• Where To?—provides navigation features (page 42).
• Radar—sets up and shows radar (only available if the chartplotter is connected to a radar
module) (page 72).
• Weather—(North America only) sets up and shows various weather parameters, including
precipitation, forecast, fishing, sea conditions, and visibility (only available if the chartplotter is
connected to a weather module and you have an XM® subscription). See the XM WX Satellite
Weather® and XM Satellite Radio Supplement (North America only).
• Configure—allows you to view and edit your chartplotter and system settings (page 57).
• Man Overboard—marks your current location as a waypoint, and sets a course back to the
marked location. (page 34).
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Charts and 3D Chart Views
All GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotters have a basic worldwide imagery map. The GPSMAP
6208, 6212, 7212, and 7215 chartplotters have built-in detailed BlueChart g2 offshore cartography
for US waters. The charts and 3D chart views listed below are available on the chartplotter.
Note: The Fishing chart, Mariner’s Eye 3D, and Fish Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed
BlueChart g2 Vision data card (page 21).
• Navigation Chart—shows navigation data available on your pre-loaded maps and from
supplemental maps, if available. The data includes buoys, lights, cables, depth soundings,
marinas, and tide stations in an overhead view (page 6).
• Perspective 3D—shows a view from above and behind your boat for a visual navigation aid
(page 19).
• Mariner’s Eye 3D—shows a detailed, three‑dimensional view from above and behind the boat
for a visual navigation aid (page 22).
• Fishing Chart—removes navigational data from the chart and enhances bottom contours for
depth recognition (page 24).
• Fish Eye 3D—provides an underwater view that visually represents the sea floor according to the
chart’s information (page 24).
Navigation Chart
Use the Navigation chart to plan your course, to view map information, and as a navigational aid.
From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart.
Beacon
Marine
services
Your boat
Exposed
wreck
Buoy
Submerged
wreck
Zoom scale
Navigation Chart with BlueChart g2 Vision Data
Zooming In and Out on the Map
The zoom level is indicated by the scale number at the bottom of the Navigation chart (
bar under the scale number represents that distance on the map.
). The
Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, press the Range (-/+) keys to zoom out and zoom in.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the
and
buttons to zoom out and zoom in.
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Chart Symbols
BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision charts use graphic symbols to denote map features, which
follow the standards for US and international charts. Some common symbols you might see include,
but are not limited to, those shown below.
Icon
Description
Current station
Icon
Description
Marine services
Information
Tide station
Icon
Description
Overhead photo
available
Perspective photo
available
Other features common to most charts include depth contour lines (with deep water represented in
white), intertidal zones, spot soundings (as depicted on the original paper chart), navigational aids
and symbols, and obstructions and cable areas.
Navigating to a Point on a Chart
 CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature of the Bluechart g2 Vision data card is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not assure obstacle and bottom clearance. Carefully compare the course
to all visual sightings and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may be in your path.
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may pass over land or shallow water. Use
visual sightings and steer to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select where you want to go:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select the location using the cursor ( ).
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the navigation chart to select the location using the
cursor ( ).
4. Select Navigate To.
5. Complete an action:
• Select Go To to navigate directly to the location.
• Select Route To to create a route to the location, including turns.
• Select Guide To to use Auto Guidance (page 27).
6. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
Note: When using Auto Guidance, a gray line within any part of the magenta line indicates that
Auto Guidance cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line. This is due to the minimum safe
water depth and the minimum safe obstacle height settings (page 59).
7. Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Panning the Navigation or Fishing Chart
You can pan away from your current location and to other areas on the Navigation chart or the
Fishing chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to pan the map.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch and drag the Navigation screen to pan the map.
The position icon ( ) stays at your present location. If the position icon leaves the map when
you pan, a small window (�����������������������������������������������������������������������
inset map) appears on the left of the screen so you can keep track of
your present position. The coordinate location of the cursor appears in the upper-left corner of the
map, along with the distance and bearing of the cursor from your present location.
Cursor
coordinates
Cursor distance
and bearing
from current
location
Cursor
Pan
options
Inset
map
4. Select Stop Panning to stop panning and return the screen to your current location.
Showing an Inset Map
You can control whether an inset map appears on the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select Menu > Chart Setup > Inset Map.
4. Complete an action:
• Select On to show an inset map at all times.
• Select Auto to show an inset map while panning, only when the position icon ( ) is no longer
visible on the screen.
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Viewing Location and Object Information on a Chart
You can view information about a location or an object on the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select a location or object.
A list of options appears along the right side of the chart. The options that appear vary based on
the location or object you selected.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Review to view details of objects in the vicinity of the cursor. (Review does not appear
if the cursor is not near an object. If the cursor is near only one object, the name of the object
appears.)
• Select Navigate To to navigate to the selected location (page 7).
• Select Create Waypoint to mark a waypoint at the cursor location.
• Select Measure Distance to view the distance and bearing of the object from your current
location. The information appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. Select Set Reference
to measure from a location other than your current location.
• Select Information to view tide (page 46), current (page 47), celestial (page 48), chart notes,
or local services information near the cursor.
Viewing Additional Object Information
You can view information about on-screen map items, waypoints, and charts.
Note: The Fishing chart, Mariner’s Eye 3D, and Fish Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed
BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select an object.
4. Select the button with the name of the item to view the information.
Additional item
information
Selected
item
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Viewing Tide Station Information
Tide-station information appears on the chart with a tide station icon. You can view a detailed graph
for a tide station to help predict the tide level at different times or on different days (page 46).
Note: The Fishing chart and tide station icons are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select a tide station icon ( ).
Tide direction and tide level information appear near the icon.
4. Complete an action:
• Select the button with the station name.
• Select Review if more than one item is in the vicinity, and select the button with the station
name.
Detailed
tide station
information
Tide level
Tide direction
arrow
Showing and Configuring Tides and Currents
You can show tide and current information on the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select Menu > Chart Setup > Tides/Currents.
4. Complete an action:
• Select On to show current station and tide station indicators on the chart.
• Select Animated to show animated tide station indicators and animated current direction
indicators on the chart (page 27).
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Navigation Chart Appearance
Changing the Map Orientation
You can set the perspective of the map in the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select Menu > Chart Setup > Chart Appearance > Orientation.
4. Complete an action:
• Select North Up to set the top of the map to a north heading.
• Select Head Up to set the top of the map according to the heading data received from a
heading sensor, also known as the magnetic heading, or to use GPS heading data. The heading
line appears vertically on the screen.
• Select Course Up to set the map so the direction of navigation is always up.
Changing the Map Zoom Detail
You can adjust the amount of detail shown on the map, at different zoom levels, for the Navigation
Chart or the Fishing Chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select Menu > Chart Setup > Chart Appearance > Detail.
4. Select a level of detail.
Selecting a World Map
You can use either a basic world map or satellite imagery on the Navigation chart or the Fishing
chart.
Note: The Fishing chart and satellite imagery are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card. The basic world map is available on all GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotters.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select Menu > Chart Setup > Chart Appearance.
4. Complete an action:
• Select World Map > Full to show satellite imagery on the chart.
• Select World Map > Basic to show basic map data on the chart.
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Showing and Configuring the Heading Line
The heading line is an extension drawn on the map from the bow of the boat in the direction of
travel. You can configure the appearance of the heading line for the Navigation chart or the Fishing
chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select Menu > Chart Setup > Chart Appearance > Heading Line.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Distance to set the distance to the end of the heading line. For the GPSMAP 6000
series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the distance. For the GPSMAP 7000
series, use the on-screen keyboard.
• Select Time to set the amount of time until you reach the end of the heading line. For the
GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the time. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
5. Select Done.
Heading line
Showing and Configuring Spot Depth Soundings
On the Navigation Chart, you can turn on spot soundings and set a dangerous depth.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Chart
Appearance > Spot Depths > On.
2. Select Spot Depths > Dangerous.
3. Enter the dangerous depth:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
4. Select Done.
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Configuring Depth Shading
You can customize the appearance of depth shading on the Navigation chart.
Note: Depth shading is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Chart
Appearance > Safety Shading.
2. Select a depth.
Areas with depths shallower than the specified value are shaded in blue, while areas with depths
greater than the specified value are shaded in white. The contour is always drawn at, or deeper
than, the selected depth.
Showing and Configuring Navaid Symbols
You can show and configure the appearance of navaid symbols on the Navigation chart or the
Fishing chart.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Chart Appearance > Symbols.
• Select Fishing Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Chart Appearance.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Navaid Size to set the size of the navaid symbols shown on the map. Select a size.
• Select Navaid Type > NOAA to show the NOAA navaid symbol set on the map.
• Select Navaid Type > IALA to show the IALA navaid symbol set on the map.
Showing Additional Chart Details
You can show additional information on the Navigation chart.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Chart
Appearance > Symbols.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Land POIs > On to show land-based points of interest (POIs).
• Select Light Sectors to show the sector in which a navigational light is visible. Select On to
show light sectors at all times, or select Auto to allow the chartplotter to automatically filter
out light sectors depending on the zoom level.
• Select Chart Borders > On to show the area the maps cover when using a BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
• Select Photo Points > On to show camera icons when using a BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
This enables you to view aerial photos of landmarks (page 26).
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Showing Marine Service Points
From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Service
Points > On.
Showing and Configuring Roses
On the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart, you can show a compass rose around your boat,
indicating compass direction. True wind direction or apparent wind direction appears if the
chartplotter is connected to a compatible marine wind sensor.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Select Menu > Chart Setup > Roses.
4. Select a type of rose (Compass, True Wind, or Apparent Wind).
Wind direction
indicator
Compass rose
Showing Other Vessels
See “Configuring the Appearance of Other Vessels” (page 66).
Showing and Configuring Data Bars
See “Data Bars” (page 62).
Using Waypoints
See “Waypoints” (page 34).
Using Tracks
See “Tracks” (page 39).
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Automatic Identification System
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) enables you to identify and track other vessels.
About AIS
AIS alerts you to area traffic. When connected to an external AIS device, the chartplotter can
show some AIS information about other vessels that are within range, that are equipped with a
transponder, and that are actively transmitting AIS information. The information reported for each
vessel includes the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI), the location, the GPS speed, the
GPS heading, the time that has elapsed since the last position of the vessel was reported, the nearest
approach, and the time to the nearest approach.
AIS target
Dangerous
AIS target
Tracking
AIS target
Closest point and
time of approach to
dangerous target
Lost
dangerous
AIS target
Lost
AIS target
AIS Targeting on the Navigation Chart
AIS Targeting Symbols
Symbol
Description
AIS vessel. The vessel is reporting AIS information. The direction in which the triangle is
pointing indicates the direction in which the AIS vessel is moving.
Target has been selected.
Target has been activated. The target appears larger on the chart. A green line attached to
the target indicates the heading of the target. The MMSI, speed, and direction of the vessel
appear beneath the target, if the details setting has been set to Show (page 17). If the AIS
transmission from the vessel is lost, a message banner appears.
Target has been lost. A green X indicates that the AIS transmission from the vessel has
been lost, and the chartplotter displays a message banner asking whether the vessel should
continue to be tracked. If you discontinue vessel tracking, the lost target symbol disappears
from the chart or the 3D chart view.
Dangerous target in range. The target flashes while an alarm sounds and a message banner
appears. After the alarm has been acknowledged, a solid red triangle with a red line attached
to it indicates the location and the heading of the target. If the safe-zone collision alarm has
been set to Off, the target flashes, but the audible alarm does not sound and the alarm banner
does not appear (page 18). If the AIS transmission from the vessel is lost, a message banner
appears.
The location of this symbol indicates the closest point of approach to a dangerous target, and
the numbers near the symbol indicate the time to the closest point of approach to that target.
Dangerous target has been lost. A red X indicates that the AIS transmission from the vessel
has been lost, and the chartplotter displays a message banner asking whether the vessel
should continue to be tracked. If you discontinue vessel tracking, the lost dangerous target
symbol disappears from the chart or the 3D chart view.
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Heading and Projected Course of Activated AIS Targets
When heading and course over ground information are provided by an activated AIS target, the
heading of the target appears on a chart as a solid line attached to the AIS target symbol. A heading
line does not appear on a 3D chart view.
The projected course of an activated AIS target appears as a dashed line on a chart or a 3D chart
view. The length of the projected course line is based on the value of the projected heading setting
(page 17). If an an activated AIS target is not transmitting speed information, or if the vessel is not
moving, a projected course line does not appear. Changes in the speed, course over ground, or rate of
turn information transmitted by the vessel can impact the calculation of the projected course line.
When course over ground, heading, and rate of turn information are provided by an activated AIS
target, the projected course of the target is calculated based on the course over ground and the rate of
turn information. The direction in which the target is turning, which is also based on the rate of turn
information, is indicated by the direction of the barb at the end of the heading line. The length of the
barb does not change.
Projected course
Activated
dangerous
target
Heading
MMSI
Direction of turn
Target with Course over Ground, Heading, and Rate of Turn
When course over ground and heading information are provided by an activated AIS target, but
rate of turn information is not provided, the projected course of the target is calculated based on the
course over ground information.
Projected course
Activated
target
MMSI
Heading
Target with Course over Ground and Heading
Turning Off AIS Reception
AIS signal reception is turned on by default.
From the Home screen, select Configure > Other Vessels > AIS > Off.
All AIS functionality on all charts and on all 3D chart views is disabled. This includes AIS vessel
targeting and tracking, collision alarms that result from AIS vessel targeting and tracking, and the
display of information about AIS vessels.
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Showing AIS and MARPA Vessels on a Chart or on a 3D Chart View
AIS requires the use of an external AIS device and active transponder signals from other vessels.
Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (MARPA) functionality works with radar (page 77).
You can configure how other vessels appear on a chart or on a 3D chart view. The display range and
MARPA settings configured for one chart or one 3D chart view are applied only to that chart or to
that 3D chart view. The details, projected heading, and trails settings configured for one chart or one
3D chart view are applied to all charts and to all 3D chart views.
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Other Vessels > Display Setup.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Display Range to indicate the distance from your location in which AIS vessels appear.
Select a distance.
• Select MARPA > Show to show MARPA-tagged vessels.
• Select Details > Show to show details about AIS-activated and MARPA-tagged vessels.
• Select Proj. Heading to set the projected heading time for AIS-activated and MARPA-tagged
vessels. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the
time. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Trails to show the tracks of AIS vessels. Select the length of the track that appears
using a trail.
Activating a Target for an AIS Vessel
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select an AIS vessel.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch an AIS vessel.
4. Select AIS Vessel > Activate Target.
Viewing Information about a Targeted AIS Vessel
You can view the AIS signal status, MMSI, GPS speed, GPS heading, and other information that is
reported about a targeted AIS vessel.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select an AIS vessel.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch an AIS vessel.
4. Select AIS Vessel.
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Deactivating a Target for an AIS Vessel
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select the AIS vessel.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the AIS vessel.
4. Select AIS Vessel > Deactivate.
Setting the Safe-zone Collision Alarm
The safe-zone collision alarm is used only with AIS and MARPA. MARPA functionality works with
radar (page 77). The safe zone is used for collision avoidance, and can be customized. All safe-zone
collision alarm settings are applied to all charts, to all 3D chart views, to all radar modes, and to the
Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Other Vessels > Collision Alarm > On.
A message banner appears and an alarm sounds when a MARPA-tagged object or an AISactivated vessel enters the safe-zone ring around your boat. The object is also labeled as
dangerous on the screen. The Off setting disables the message banner and the audible alarm, but
the object is still labeled as dangerous on the screen.
2. Select Range to set the measured radius of the safe-zone ring to a specified distance from 500 ft.
to 2.0 nm (or from 150 m to 3.0 km, or from 500 ft. to 2.0 mi.).
3. Select a distance.
4. Select Time To to sound an alarm if AIS or MARPA determines that a target will intersect the
safe zone within the defined time interval (ranging from 1 to 24 minutes).
5. Select a time.
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Other Vessels > List > Show.
4. Select the type of threats to include in the list (All Threats, MARPA threats only, or AIS threats
only).
Making a Call to an AIS Target
See “Making an Individual Routine Call to an AIS Target (page 113).
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Perspective 3D
Perspective 3D provides a view from above and behind the boat (according to your course) and
provides a visual navigation aid. This view is helpful when navigating tricky shoals, reefs, bridges,
or channels, and is beneficial when trying to identify entry and exit routes in unfamiliar harbors or
anchorages.
From the Home screen, select Charts > Perspective 3D.
Perspective 3D
Navigation Chart
Adjusting the View
• Move the view closer to your boat and lower to the water:
◦ For the GPSMAP 6000 series, press the Range (+) key.
◦ For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the
button.
• Move the view away from the boat:
◦ For the GPSMAP 6000 series, press the Range (-) key.
◦ For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the
button.
) is momentarily indicated at the bottom of the screen.
The scale (
Viewing Details about Navaids
From the Navigation chart, the Fishing chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D, you can view
details about various types of navigation aids, including beacons, lights, and obstructions.
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a navaid with the cursor ( ).
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the touchscreen to select a navaid with the cursor ( ).
An option describing the navaid appears, such as Beacon or Light.
4. Select an option for the navaid.
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Perspective 3D Chart Appearance
Showing Range Rings
The range rings help you to visualize distances on Perspective 3D or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
Note: Mariner’s Eye 3D is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Perspective 3D or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Chart Appearance > Range Rings > On.
Selecting a Lane Width
You can indicate the width of the navigation lane appearing in Perspective 3D or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
Note: Mariner’s Eye 3D is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Perspective 3D or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Chart Appearance > Lane Width.
4. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the width.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the width.
5. Select Done.
Showing Surface Radar
The chartplotter must be connected to a marine radar to show surface radar.
In Perspective 3D or Mariner’s Eye 3D, you can show radar returns from the surface of the water.
Note: Mariner’s Eye 3D is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
Perspective 3D with Surface Radar Information
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Perspective 3D or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Surface Radar > On.
Showing Other Vessels
See “Configuring the Appearance of Other Vessels” (page 66).
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Showing and Configuring Data Bars
See “Data Bars” (page 62).
Using Waypoints and Tracks
See “Waypoints” (page 34) or “Tracks” (page 39).
Radar Overlay
When you connect your chartplotter to an optional Garmin marine radar, you can use Radar Overlay
to overlay radar information on the Navigation chart or on the Fishing Chart (page 83).
BlueChart g2 Vision
An optional, preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card allows you to get the most out of your
chartplotter. In addition to detailed marine charting, BlueChart g2 Vision has the following features:
• Mariner’s Eye 3D—provides a view from above and behind the boat for a three‑dimensional
navigation aid. The BlueChart g2 Vision Mariner’s Eye 3D is more detailed than the pre-loaded
data (page 22).
• Fish Eye 3D—provides an underwater, three-dimensional view that visually represents the
sea floor according to the information on the chart (page 24).
• Fishing Charts—shows the chart with enhanced bottom contours and without navigational data.
This chart works well for offshore deep-sea fishing (page 24).
• High Resolution Satellite Imagery—provides high-resolution satellite images for a realistic
view of the land and water on the Navigation chart (page 25).
• Aerial Photos—shows marinas and other navigationally significant aerial photos to help you
visualize your surroundings (page 26).
• Detailed Roads and POI data—shows roads, restaurants, and other points of interest (POIs)
along the shore (page 27).
• Auto Guidance—uses specified safe depth, safe height, and chart data to determine the best
course to your destination (page 27).
BlueChart g2 Vision Data Cards
NOTICE
BlueChart g2 Vision data cards are not waterproof. When you are not using the card, keep it in
the original packaging for safekeeping and store it away from exposure to sun and rain to prevent
damage to the card.
BlueChart g2 Vision data cards are susceptible to damage from static electricity. In low-humidity
environments, you should ground yourself on a large metal object before handling the card to
prevent damage to the card.
You can share BlueChart g2 Vision cartography data from a data card inserted in one GPSMAP 6000
or GPSMAP 7000 series chartplotter with every GPSMAP 4000 series, 5000 series, 6000 series,
and 7000 series chartplotter connected to the Garmin Marine Network (page 116). BlueChart g2
Vision cartography is compatible only with GPSMAP 4000 series and later chartplotters. Previous
Garmin Marine Network-compatible chartplotter models (such as the GPSMAP 3000 Series) can be
connected to your network, but they cannot share BlueChart g2 Vision data.
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You cannot transfer BlueChart g2 Vision data from the data card to your computer for backup or
viewing purposes. You can use the data card only on BlueChart g2 Vision-compatible Garmin GPS
units.
You can insert or remove a BlueChart g2 Vision data card while your chartplotter is on or off
(page 4).
Mariner’s Eye 3D
A BlueChart g2 Vision data card offers Mariner’s Eye 3D, which provides a detailed,
three‑dimensional view from above and behind the boat (according to your course) and provides a
visual navigation aid. This view is helpful when navigating tricky shoals, reefs, bridges, or channels,
and when trying to identify entry and exit routes in unfamiliar harbors or anchorages.
From the Home screen, select Charts > Mariner’s Eye 3D.
Mariner’s Eye 3D with Range Rings
Navigation Chart
Adjusting the View
See “Adjusting the View” (page 19).
Viewing Details about Navaids
See “Viewing Details about Navaids” (page 19).
Mariner’s Eye 3D Chart Appearance
Customizing the Appearance of 3D Terrain
You can select how chart data appears over 3D terrain.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Mariner’s Eye 3D > Menu > Chart Appearance >
Style.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Classic to use color schemes to indicate 3D terrain.
• Select Charts to provide chart information in a 3D view.
• Select Photos to provide satellite imagery and chart information in a 3D view.
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Showing or Hiding Hazard Colors
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Mariner’s Eye 3D > Menu > Chart Appearance >
Hazard Colors.
2. Complete an action:
• Select On to view shallow water and land with a color scale. Blue indicates deep water,
yellow is shallow water, and red is very shallow water.
• Select Off to view the land as seen from the water.
Mariner’s Eye 3D, Hazard Colors Off
Mariner’s Eye 3D, Hazard Colors On
Showing Range Rings
See “Showing Range Rings” (page 20).
Selecting a Safe Depth
You can set the appearance of a safe depth for Mariner’s Eye 3D.
Note: This setting effects only the appearance of hazard colors in Mariner’s Eye 3D. It does not
effect the safe water depth Auto Guidance setting (page 59) or the sonar shallow water alarm setting
(page 105).
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Mariner’s Eye 3D > Menu > Chart Appearance >
Safe Depth.
2. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the depth.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the depth.
3. Select Done.
Selecting a Lane Width
See “Selecting a Lane Width” (page 20).
Showing Other Vessels
See “Configuring the Appearance of Other Vessels” (page 66).
Showing Surface Radar
See “Showing Surface Radar” (page 20).
Showing and Configuring Data Bars
See “Data Bars” (page 62).
Using Waypoints and Tracks
See “Waypoints” (page 34) or “Tracks” (page 39).
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Fish Eye 3D
Using the depth contour lines of the BlueChart g2 Vision cartography, Fish Eye 3D provides an
underwater view of the sea floor or lake bottom.
Suspended targets (such as fish) are indicated by red, green, and yellow spheres. Red indicates the
largest targets and green indicates the smallest.
Fish Eye 3D
Adjusting the View
See “Adjusting the View” (page 19).
Fish Eye 3D Chart Appearance
Indicating the Direction of the Fish Eye 3-D Chart View
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Fish Eye 3D > Menu > View.
2. Select Fore, Aft, Port, or Starboard.
Showing a Sonar Cone on the Chart
You can show a cone that indicates the area covered by your transducer.
From the Home screen, select Charts > Fish Eye 3D > Menu > Sonar Cone > On.
Showing Suspended Targets
From the Home screen, select Charts > Fish Eye 3D > Menu > Fish Symbols > On.
Showing Tracks
From the Home screen, select Charts > Fish Eye 3D > Menu > Tracks > On.
Showing Data Bars
See “Data Bars” (page 62).
Fishing Chart
Use the Fishing chart for a detailed view of the bottom contours and depth soundings on the chart.
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Fishing Chart
Navigation Chart
The Fishing chart uses detailed bathymetric data on a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data
card, and is best for offshore deep-sea fishing.
Fishing Chart Appearance
Using Waypoints
See “Waypoints” (page 34).
Using Tracks
See “Tracks” (page 39).
Showing Other Vessels
See “Configuring the Appearance of Other Vessels” (page 66).
Showing Navaids
From the Home screen, select Charts > Fishing Chart > Menu > Navaids > On.
Showing Data Bars
See “Data Bars” (page 62).
Showing �Satellite Imagery on the Navigation Chart
You can overlay high-resolution satellite images on the land, on the sea, or on both portions of the
Navigation chart when using a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
NOTE: When enabled, the high-resolution satellite images are only present at lower zoom levels.
If you cannot see the high-resolution images in your BlueChart g2 Vision region, you can zoom in
further by selecting the Range (+) key (GPSMAP 6000 series) or the
button (GPSMAP 7000
series). You also can set the detail level higher by changing the map zoom detail (page 11).
1. From the Home screen, select Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Photos.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Land Only to show standard chart information on the water, with photos overlaying
the land.
• Select Photo Map to show photos on both the water and the land at a specified opacity. Select
and hold Up or Down to adjust the photo opacity. The higher you set the percentage, the more
the satellite photos cover both land and water.
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Photo Overlay Off
Land Only Photo Overlay
Photo Map at 50%
Photo Map at 100%
Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks
Before you can view aerial photos on the Navigation chart, you must turn on the Photo Points setting
(page 13).
Preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data cards contain aerial photographs of many landmarks,
marinas, and harbors. Use these photos to help orient yourself to your surroundings or to acquaint
yourself with a marina or harbor prior to arrival.
1. From Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart.
2. Select a camera icon.
• A standard camera icon ( ) indicates an overhead photo.
• A camera icon with a cone (
) indicates a perspective photo. The photo was taken from
the location of the camera, pointed in the direction of the cone.
3. Select Review > Aerial Photo.
Note: Press the Range (-/+) keys (GPSMAP 6000 series) or touch or (GPSMAP 7000
series), to zoom out and in while viewing the aerial photo on the full screen.
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Animated Tide and Current Indicators
You can view animated tide station and current direction indicators on the Navigation chart or the
Fishing chart. To do so, tide station and current direction information must be available in your
preloaded map or BlueChart g2 Vision region. You must also select the Animated value for the
Tides/Currents setting (page 10).
An indicator for a tide station appears on the chart as a vertical bar graph with an
arrow. A red arrow pointing downward indicates a falling tide, and a blue arrow
pointing upward indicates a rising tide. When you move the cursor over the tide station
indicator, the height of the tide at the station appears above the station indicator.
Tide
Station
with Falling
Tide
Current direction indicators appear as arrows on the chart. The direction of each arrow
indicates the direction of the current at a specific location on the chart. The color of the
current arrow indicates the range of speed of the current at that location. When you move the cursor
over the current direction indicator, the specific speed of the current at the location appears above the
direction indicator.
Direction
Indicator
Color
Yellow
Current Speed
Range
0 to 1 knot
Orange
1 to 2 knots
Red
2 or more knots
Viewing Current Station Information
See “Current Information” (page 47).
Detailed Road and POI Data
BlueChart g2 Vision contains detailed road and POI data, which includes highly detailed coastal
roads and points of interest (POIs) such as restaurants, lodging, local attractions, and more.
Searching for and Navigating to POIs
See “Where To?” (page 42).
Auto Guidance
Auto Guidance automatically creates and suggests the best path to a destination, based on available
BlueChart g2 Vision chart information. Auto Guidance is available when you navigate to a
destination using Guide To (page 33).
Configuring Auto Guidance Settings
See “Auto Guidance Line Configurations” (page 59). �
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Combinations
Combinations
About the Combinations Screen
The Combinations screen shows a combination of different screens at the same time. The number
of options available on the Combinations screen depends on the optional network devices you have
connected to your chartplotter, and whether you are using an optional BlueChart g2 Vision data
card. You can combine up to three screens in the GPSMAP 6000 series and up to four screens in the
GPSMAP 7000 series. After you select a combination, you can customize it.
Data fields
Focus screen
Switch focus screen
(6000 series only)
Combinations Screen Configuration
Selecting a Combination
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
Customizing the Combinations Screen
Note: You can choose from only the options available to your chartplotter. To increase the number
of screens available, use a BlueChart g2 Vision data card or add network devices such as sonar and
radar.
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
3. Select Menu > Change Combination.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Functions to select the number of combination screens. Select a number.
• Select Layout > Vert. to arrange the screens in a vertical layout.
• Select Layout > Horiz. to arrange the screens in a horizontal layout.
• Select Data Bar > On to show the horizontal bar that contains the data fields.
• Select a numbered option, such as 1. Nav Chart or 2. Sonar in the image below, to change
the type of information shown in the corresponding screen.
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Combinations
Combination
screen 1
Combination
screen 2
Data bar
5. Select Done.
Adding a Data Field
The Combinations screen can display up to six data fields in the GPSMAP 6000 series, and up to
eight data fields in the GPSMAP 7000 series.
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
3. Select an unused data field.
4. Select the type of data shown in the field.
Available data options vary, based on the chartplotter and network configuration.
Unused
data field
Removing a Data Field
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
3. Select a data field that contains data.
4. Select None.
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Editing a Data Field
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
3. Select a data field.
4. Select the type of data shown in the field.
Available data options vary based on the chartplotter and network configuration.
Viewing Instrumentation Data
You can view engine gauges or fuel gauges in a combinations screen.
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
3. Select Menu > Change Combination.
4. Select a numbered option.
5. Complete an action to show gauges in a combinations screen:
• Select Instrumentation > Engine > Done to show engine gauges.
• Select Instrumentation > Fuel > Done to show fuel gauges.
Cycling Through Instrumentation Screens
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination that contains a screen with instrumentation data.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, select the icon in the lower-right corner that represents the
gauge screen you want to cycle through.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, select the left and right arrows beneath the gauge.
The chartplotter displays the next fuel gauge screen or engine gauge screen.
4. Repeat step 3 to cycle through all the gauge screens.
Customizing Instrumentation Data
See “Engine Gauges” (page 51) or “Fuel Gauges” (page 53).
Focusing on a Screen
The largest screen in a combinations screen is called the focus screen. In the GPSMAP 6000 series,
you can switch the content that appears in the focus screen.
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
3. Select the icon in the lower-right corner that represents the screen you want to view in the focus
screen.
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Using Full-screen View
You can view the content of any combination screen on the full chartplotter screen.
Note: For the GPSMAP 6000 series, the combination screen must be in the focus screen before it
can be viewed on the full chartplotter screen.
1. From the Home screen, select Combinations.
2. Select a combination.
3. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, ensure that the combination screen you want to view on the full
chartplotter screen is in the focus screen. If it is not, select the icon in the lower-right corner that
represents the screen you want to view on the full chartplotter screen.
4. Complete an action to view the full chartplotter screen:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to pan the focus screen.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a combination screen.
5. Complete an action to return to the Combinations screen:
• From a Radar screen, select Stop Pointing.
• From a chart screen, select Stop Panning.
• From a sonar or video screen, select Back.
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Navigation
Navigation
Basic Navigation Questions
Question
Answer
How do I make the chartplotter point me in the
direction in which I want to go (bearing)?
Navigate using Go To. See “Setting and Following a
Direct Course Using Go To” (page 32).
How do I make the device guide me along a straight Build a single-leg route and navigate it using Route To
line (minimizing cross track) to a location using the (page 35).
shortest distance from the present location?
How do I make the device guide me to a location
while avoiding obstacles?
Build a multi-leg route and navigate it using Route
To. See “Creating and Navigating a Route from Your
Present Location” (page 34).
How do I make the device steer my automatic pilot?
Navigate using Route To (page 35).
Can the device create a path for me?
If you have a BlueChart g2 Vision data card, navigate
using Auto Guidance. See “Setting and Following a
Course Using Auto Guidance” (page 32).
How do I change the Auto Guidance settings for my
boat?
See “Auto Guidance Line Configurations” (page 59).
Navigation with a Chartplotter
To navigate using a GPSMAP 6000 or 7000 series chartplotter, you must first choose a destination,
set a course or create a route, and follow the course or route. You can follow the course or the route
on the Navigation chart, the Fishing chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
Destinations
You can select destinations using various charts and 3D chart views, or you can select a destination
using the Where To? feature.
Selecting a Destination Using the Navigation Chart
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart.
2. Select where you want to go:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select the destination using the cursor
( ).
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the navigation chart to select the destination using the
cursor ( ).
Selecting a Destination Using Where To?
1. From the Home screen, select Where To?.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Waypoints to view a list of preloaded locations and locations you marked previously
(page 34).
• Select Routes to view a list of routes you saved previously (page 35).
• Select Tracks to view a list of recorded tracks (page 39).
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• Select Offshore Services to view a list of marinas and other offshore points of interest, listed
by name (page 42).
• Select Search by Name to search waypoints, routes, tracks, and offshore points of interest by
name (page 43).
3. Select a destination.
Courses
You can set and follow a course to a destination using one of three methods: Go To, Route To, or
Guide To.
• Go To—takes you directly to the destination.
• Route To—creates a route from your location to a destination, allowing you to add turns along
the way.
• Guide To—uses BlueChart g2 Vision chart data to suggest the best path to your destination using
Auto Guidance. You must be using a BlueChart g2 Vision data card for this option to appear.
Setting and Following a Direct Course Using Go To
 CAUTION
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may pass over land or shallow water. Use
visual sightings and steer to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
You can set and follow a direct course from your current location to a selected destination.
1. Select a destination using a chart or Where To? (page 32).
2. Select Navigate To > Go To.
A magenta line appears. In the center or the magenta line is a thinner purple line that represents
the corrected course from your current location to the destination. The corrected course is
dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are off course.
3. Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
Note: If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course) to go to your destination,
or steer back to the magenta line (direct course).
Creating and Following a New Route Using Route To
See “Creating and Navigating a Route from Your Present Location” (page 35).
Following a Saved Route Using Route To
See “Browsing for and Navigating a Saved Route” (page 44).
Setting and Following a Course Using Auto Guidance
 CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature of the BlueChart g2 Vision data card is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not assure obstacle and bottom clearance. Carefully compare the course
to all visual sightings and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may be in your path.
1. Select a destination using a chart or Where To? (page 32).
2. Select Navigate To > Guide To.
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3. Review the course indicated by the magenta Auto Guidance line.
Note: A gray line within any part of the magenta line indicates that Auto Guidance cannot
calculate part of the Auto Guidance line. This is due to the minimum safe water depth and the
minimum safe obstacle height settings (page 59).
4 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
Waypoints
You can store up to 5000 waypoints with a user-defined name, symbol, depth, water temperature,
and comment for each waypoint.
Marking Your Present Location as a Waypoint
From the Home screen, select Mark.
Creating a Waypoint at a Different Location
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Waypoints > New Waypoint >
Move.
2. Indicate the location of the waypoint:
• Select Use Chart to move the waypoint while viewing a chart. For the GPSMAP 6000 series,
use the Rocker to select a new location on the chart. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a
new location on the chart. Select Move Waypoint.
• Select Enter Position to move the waypoint using coordinates. For the GPSMAP 6000 series,
use the Rocker to enter the coordinates of the new location. For the GPSMAP 7000 series,
use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
Marking and Navigating to an MOB Location
When you mark a waypoint, you can designate it as a man overboard (MOB) location.
From any screen, select Mark > Man Overboard.
An international MOB symbol marks the active MOB point and the chartplotter sets a course
back to the marked location using the Go To feature.
Viewing a List of all Waypoints
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Waypoints.
Editing a Saved Waypoint
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Waypoints.
2. Select a waypoint.
3. Select Review > Edit.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Name. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to change the name. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Symbol. Select a new symbol.
• Select Depth. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to
change the depth. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
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• Select Water Temp. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad
to change the water temperature. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
Select Done.
• Select Comment. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to change the comment. For
the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
Moving a Saved Waypoint
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Waypoints.
2. Select a waypoint.
3. Select Review > Move.
4. Indicate a new location for the waypoint:
• Select Use Chart to move the waypoint while viewing a chart. For the GPSMAP 6000 series,
use the Rocker to select a new location on the chart. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a
new location on the chart. Select Move Waypoint.
• Select Enter Position to move the waypoint using coordinates. For the GPSMAP 6000 series,
use the Rocker to enter the coordinates of the new location. For the GPSMAP 7000 series,
use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
Deleting a Waypoint or an MOB
You can delete a waypoint or an MOB that has been saved.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Waypoints.
2. Select a waypoint or an MOB.
3. Select Review > Delete.
Deleting All Waypoints
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Clear User Data > Waypoints > All.
Copying Waypoints
See “Chartplotter Data Management” (page 69).
Routes
You can create and save up to 100 routes. Each route can contain up to 250 waypoints.
Creating and Navigating a Route from Your Present Location
You can create and immediately navigate a route on the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart. This
procedure does not save the route or the waypoint data.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Chart.
2. Select Navigation Chart or Fishing Chart.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a destination using the cursor (
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a destination using the cursor ( ).
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Destination
selected
4. Select Navigate To > Route To.
5. Indicate the location where you want to make the last turn toward your destination:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a last-turn location using the
cursor ( ).
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a last-turn location using the cursor ( ).
6. Select Add Turn.
Turn location
selected
Destination
7. If you want to add additional turns, repeat steps 5 and 6, working backward from the destination
to the present location of your boat.
The last turn you add should be where you want to make the first turn from your present location.
It should be the turn that is closest to your boat.
8. Select Done when the route is complete.
9. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
10.Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
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Creating and Saving a Route
This procedure saves the route and all the waypoints in it.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Routes > New Route.
2. Select the starting point of the route:
• Select Use Chart. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a location on the
chart. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a location on the chart.
• Select Use Waypoint List and select a saved waypoint.
Starting
point
3. Select Add Turn to mark the starting point of the route.
4. Indicate the location where you want to make the next turn:
• Select Use Chart. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a location on the
chart. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a location on the chart.
• Select Use Waypoint List and select a saved waypoint.
5. Select Add Turn.
The chartplotter marks the position of the turn with a waypoint.
6. If you want to add additional turns, repeat steps 4 and 5.
7. Select a destination:
• Select Use Chart. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a location on the
chart. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a location on the chart.
• Select Use Waypoint List and select a saved waypoint.
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Destination
Turn
Starting
point
8. Select Done.
Viewing a List of Saved Routes
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Routes.
Editing a Saved Route
You can change the name of a route, or change the turns the route contains.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Routes.
2. Select the route to edit.
3. Select Review > Edit Route.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Name. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to change the name. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Edit Turns > Use Chart. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a turn
location on the chart. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a turn location on the chart. Select
Done.
• Select Edit Turns > Use Turn List. Select a waypoint from the list. Select Done.
Deleting a Saved Route
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Routes.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Review > Delete.
Deleting All Saved Routes
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Clear User Data > Routes.
Bypassing a Waypoint on a Saved Route
You can begin navigating a saved route from any waypoint in the route.
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Routes.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Navigate To.
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4. Complete an action:
• Select Forward to navigate the route near the starting point that was used when the route was
created.
• Select Backward to navigate the route near the destination point that was used when the route
was created.
• Select Offset to navigate parallel to the route, offset from it by a specific distance (page 44).
5. Select the waypoint that you want to be the next turn in your route:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select the waypoint.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the waypoint.
6. Select Route To.
7. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
8. Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
Copying Routes
See “Chartplotter Data Management” (page 69).
Tracks
A track is a recording of the path of your boat. The track currently being recorded is called the active
track, and it can be saved. You can show tracks in each chart or 3D chart view.
Showing Tracks
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select Menu > Waypoints & Tracks > Tracks > On.
A trailing line on the chart indicates your track.
Track
Setting the Color of the Active Track
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options >
Track Color.
2. Select a track color.
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Saving the Active Track
The track currently being recorded is called the active track.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Save Active Track.
2. Complete an action:
• Select the time the current track began or Midnight, if shown.
• Select Entire Log.
3. Select Save.
Viewing a List of Saved Tracks
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
Editing a Saved Track
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2. Select a track.
3. Select Select > Edit Track.
4. Complete an action.
• Select Name. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to change the name. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Color and select a color for the track.
Saving a Track as a Route
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2. Select a track.
3. Select Select > Edit Track > Save Route.
Deleting a Saved Track
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2. Select a track.
3. Select Select > Delete.
Deleting All Saved Tracks
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Clear User Data > Tracks.
Retracing the Active Track
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Follow Active Track.
2. Complete an action:
• Select the time the current track began or Midnight, if shown.
• Select Entire Log.
3. Select Follow Track.
4. Review the course indicated by the colored line.
5. Follow the colored line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
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Clearing the Active Track
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Clear Active Track.
The track memory is cleared, and the current track continues to be recorded.
Managing the Track Log Memory During Recording
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options >
Record Mode.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Fill to record a track log until the track memory is full.
• Select Wrap to continuously record a track log, replacing the oldest track data with new data.
Configuring the Recording Interval of the Track Log
You can indicate the frequency at which the track plot is recorded. Recording more-frequent plots is
more accurate but fills the track log faster.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options >
Interval > Interval.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Distance to record the track based on a distance between points. Select Change to set
the distance. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Time to record the track based on a time interval. Select Change to set the time. For
the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad. For the GPSMAP 7000
series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Resolution to record the track plot based on a variance from your course. This setting
is recommended for the most-efficient use of memory. Select Change to enter the maximum
error allowed from the true course before recording a track point. For the GPSMAP 6000
series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the onscreen keyboard. Select Done.
3. Select Done.
Copying Tracks
See “Chartplotter Data Management” (page 69).
Deleting All Saved Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Clear User Data > All.
Navigating with a Garmin Autopilot
When you start any type of navigation (Go To, Route To, Guide To, or Follow Track), if you are
connected to a compatible Garmin autopilot (such as the GHP™ 10), you are prompted to engage the
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Where To?
Where To?
Use the Where To? option on the Home screen to search for and navigate to nearby fuel, repairs,
and other services, as well as waypoints and routes that you have created.
Marine Services Destinations
The chartplotter contains information about thousands of destinations offering marine services.
Navigating to a Marine Services Destination
 CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature of the BlueChart g2 Vision data card is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not assure obstacle and bottom clearance. Carefully compare the course
to all visual sightings and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may be in your path.
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may pass over land or shallow water. Use
visual sightings and steer to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
Note: Auto Guidance is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Offshore Services.
2. Select the marine service category to which you want to navigate.
The chartplotter shows a list of the 50 nearest locations and the distance and bearing to each.
3. Select a destination.
Tip: Select Next Page to view additional information or to show the location on a chart.
4. Select Navigate To.
5. Complete an action:
• Select Go To.
• Select Route To.
• Select Guide To to use Auto Guidance.
6. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
Note: When using Auto Guidance, a gray line within any part of the magenta line indicates that
Auto Guidance cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line. This is due to the minimum safe
water depth and the minimum safe obstacle height settings (page 59).
7. Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
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Stopping Navigation
From Home screen, select Where To? > Stop Navigation.
Searching for and Navigating to a Destination
 CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature of the BlueChart g2 Vision data card is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not assure obstacle and bottom clearance. Carefully compare the course
to all visual sightings and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may be in your path.
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may pass over land or shallow water. Use
visual sightings and steer to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
You can search for saved waypoints, saved routes, saved tracks, and marine services destinations by
name.
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Search by Name.
2. Complete an action to spell at least a portion of the name of your destination:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select characters.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
The 50 nearest destinations that contain your search criteria appear.
4. Select the location.
5. Select Navigate To.
6. Complete an action:
• Select Go To.
• Select Route To.
• Select Guide To to use Auto Guidance.
7. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
Note: When using Auto Guidance, a gray line within any part of the magenta line indicates that
Auto Guidance cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line. This is due to the minimum safe
water depth and the minimum safe obstacle height settings (page 59).
8. Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
Browsing for and Navigating to a Saved Waypoint
 CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature of the BlueChart g2 Vision data card is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not assure obstacle and bottom clearance. Carefully compare the course
to all visual sightings and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may be in your path.
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may pass over land or shallow water. Use
visual sightings and steer to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
Before you can browse a list of waypoints and navigate to them, you must create and save at least
one waypoint (page 34).
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Where To?
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Waypoints.
2. Select a waypoint.
3. Select Navigate To.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Go To.
• Select Route To.
• Select Guide To to use Auto Guidance.
5. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
Note: When using Auto Guidance, a gray line within any part of the magenta line indicates that
Auto Guidance cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line due to the minimum safe water
depth and the minimum safe obstacle height settings (page 59).
6. Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
Browsing for and Navigating a Saved Route
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of them, you must create and save at least
one route (page 37).
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Routes.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Navigate To.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Forward to navigate the route from the starting point used when the route was created.
• Select Backward to navigate the route from the destination point used when the route was
created.
A magenta line appears. In the center of the magenta line is a thinner purple line that represents
the corrected course from your current location to the destination. The corrected course is
dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are off course.
5. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
6. Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and
other obstacles.
Note: If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course) to go to your destination,
or steer back to the magenta line (direct course).
Browsing for and Navigating Parallel to a Saved Route
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of them, you must create and save at least
one route (page 37).
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Routes.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Review > Navigate To.
4. Select Offset to navigate parallel to the route, offset from it by a specific distance.
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5. Select Offset.
6. Enter the offset distance:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
7. Select Done.
8. Indicate how to navigate the route:
• Select Forward - Port to navigate the route from the starting point used when the route was
created, to the left of original route.
• Select Forward - Starboard to navigate the route from the starting point used when the route
was created, to the right of the original route.
• Select Backward - Port to navigate the route from the destination point used when the route
was created, to the left of original route.
• Select Backward - Starboard to navigate the route from the destination point used when the
route was created, to the right of original route.
A magenta line appears. In the center or the magenta line is a thinner purple line that represents
the corrected course from your current location to the destination. The corrected course is
dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are off course.
9. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
10.Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and
other obstacles.
Note: If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course) to go to your destination,
or steer back to the magenta line (direct course).
Browsing for and Navigating a Recorded Track
Before you can browse a list of tracks and navigate to them, you must record and save at least one
track (page 40).
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Tracks.
2. Select a track.
3. Select Follow Track.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Forward to navigate the track from the starting point used when the track was created.
• Select Backward to navigate the track from the destination point used when the track was
created.
5. Review the course indicated by the colored line.
6. Follow the colored line, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
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Almanac, Environmental, and On-boat Data
Use the Information screen to view information about tides, currents, celestial data, gauges, and
video.
You can also select tide, current, and celestial information for a specific station directly from the
Navigation chart. Select the area near the desired station, select Information, and select Tides,
Currents, or Celestial.
Almanac Data
Tide Station Information
The Tides screen shows information about a tide station for a specific date and time, including the
tide height, and when the next high and low tides will occur. By default, the chartplotter shows tide
information for the most recently viewed tide station and for the present date and time.
From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Tides.
Tide station
Tide level at
local time
Local time
Time of next
high tide
Tide Station Information
Viewing Information about a Nearby Tide Station
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Tides > Nearby Stations.
2. Select a station.
Viewing Tide Station Information for a Different Date
You can indicate the date of the tide station information to be viewed.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Tides > Nearby Stations.
2. Select a station.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Change Date to view tide information for a different date. For the GPSMAP 6000
series, use the Rocker to enter the date. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen
keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Next Day to view tide information for the day after the date shown.
• Select Previous Day to view tide information for the day before the date shown.
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Current Information
Note: Current station information is available with a BlueChart g2 Vision card.
The Currents screen shows information about a current station for a specific date and time, including
the current speed and level. By default, the chartplotter shows current information for the most
recently viewed current station and for the present date and time.
From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Currents.
Current
station
Current level at
local time
Current Station Information
Viewing Information about a Nearby Current Station
Note: Current station information is available with a BlueChart g2 Vision card.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Currents > Nearby Stations.
2. Select a station.
Configuring Current Station Information
You can indicate the date of current station information to be viewed, and you can view the
information in a chart or a report format.
Note: Current station information is available with a BlueChart g2 Vision card.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Currents > Nearby Stations.
2. Select a station.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Change Date > Manual to view tide information for a different date. For the GPSMAP
6000 series, use the Rocker to enter the date. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen
keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Show Report to view the Current Report for the selected station. The report includes
slack water, flood, and ebb levels.
• Select Next Day to view current information for the day after the date shown.
• Select Previous Day to view current information for the day before the date shown.
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Celestial Information
The Celestial screen shows information about sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, moon phase, and
the approximate sky view location of the sun and moon. By default, the chartplotter shows celestial
information for the present date and time.
From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Celestial.
Moon position
Sun position
Sky view window
Horizon
Overhead
Celestial Information
Viewing Celestial Information for a Different Date
You can select a date and time to view celestial information about, and you can view the moon phase
for the selected date and time.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Tides/Currents > Celestial.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Change Time to view information for a specified time on that date. Select Up or Down
to enter a new time.
• Select Change Date > Manual to view information for a different date. For the GPSMAP
6000 series, use the Rocker to enter the date. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen
keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Moon Phase to view the moon phase at the specified date and time.
Environmental Data
Graphs of Environmental Data
You can view and configure graphs of various types of environmental data, including wind speed,
wind angle, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, and depth. The graphs show
data trends over a length of time. You can include one or more graphs in a Combinations screen
(page 28).
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Various sensors, transducers, or antennas are required to capture the data displayed on the graphs.
For information about connecting the chartplotter to peripheral devices using a NMEA 2000
network, see Technical Reference for Garmin NMEA 2000 Products, on the included CD.
Configuring a Graph
You can set the scale and duration of each graph. The duration represents the time interval that
appears on the graph, and the scale represents the range of the measured data that appears on the
graph, including specific maximum and minimum values.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Graphs.
2. Select a type of graph (Wind Speed, Wind Angle, Temperature, Atmo. Pressure, or Depth).
3. Select Graph Setup.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Duration, and select Up or Down to set the duration.
• Select Scale. Select Up, Down, or Auto. When you select Auto, the chartplotter sets the
optimal minimum and maximum values for the range, based on environmental conditions.
When the chartplotter receives new data about environmental conditions, it adjusts the scale
automatically.
• Select Reset Scale to allow the chartplotter to set the optimal minimum and maximum values
for the range, based on environmental conditions.
Wind Speed Data
Viewing the Wind Speed Graph
The chartplotter must be connected to the peripheral devices listed below to capture the data shown
on the wind speed graph.
Wind Speed Description
Apparent Wind Shows wind speed data based on the flow of
air experienced while on a boat in motion.
True Wind
Shows wind speed data based on the flow of
air experienced while on a stationary boat.
For the most accurate data, the Wind Speed
Source setting should be set to Auto
(page 59).
Ground Wind Shows wind speed data based on the flow of
air experienced while on shore.
Required Sensors
A wind sensor.
A wind sensor and a speed sensor; or a wind
sensor and a GPS antenna.
A wind sensor, a water-speed sensor, a
heading sensor, and a GPS antenna; or a
wind sensor and a GPS antenna; or a wind
sensor, a water-speed sensor, and a heading
sensor.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Graphs > Wind Speed.
2. Select the type of wind speed data included on the graph (Apparent Wind, True Wind, or
Ground Wind).
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Wind Angle Data
Viewing the Wind Angle Data Graph
The chartplotter must be connected to the peripheral devices listed below to capture the data shown
on the wind speed graph.
Wind Angle Description
Apparent Wind Shows wind direction data based on the flow
of air experienced while on a boat in motion.
This is the Apparent Wind Angle, which is
calculated in reference to the bow of the boat,
and is represented in degrees port or degrees
starboard.
True Wind
Shows wind direction data based on the
flow of air experienced while on a stationary
boat. This is the True Wind Angle, which is
calculated in reference to the bow of the boat,
and is represented in degrees port or degrees
starboard. For the most accurate data, the
Wind Speed Source setting should be set to
Auto (page 59).
Ground Wind Shows wind direction data based on the flow
of air experienced while on shore. This is
the Ground Wind Angle, which is calculated
in reference to north, and is represented in
degrees clockwise. North can be true north,
magnetic north, or grid north, depending upon
the configuration of the Heading reference
setting (page 61).
Required Sensors
A wind sensor.
A wind sensor and a speed sensor; or a wind
sensor and a GPS antenna.
A wind sensor, a water-speed sensor, a
heading sensor, and a GPS antenna; or a
wind sensor and a GPS antenna; or a wind
sensor, a water-speed sensor, and a heading
sensor.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Graphs > Wind Angle.
2. Select the type of wind direction data included on the graph (Apparent Wind, True Wind, or
Ground Wind).
Air and Water Temperature Data
Viewing the Air and Water Temperature Graph
The chartplotter must be connected to a water-temperature sensor or a temperature-capable
transducer, to capture the data shown on the water temperature graph. The chartplotter must be
connected to an air-temperature sensor to capture the data shown on the air temperature graph.
If you have turned on and configured the water temperature alarm (page 105), the graph shows in
red any water temperature data that is 2°F (1.1°C) above or below the temperature specified for the
alarm.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Graphs > Temperature.
2. Select the type of temperature information included on the graph (Air Temp or Water Temp).
Atmospheric Pressure Data
Viewing the Atmospheric Pressure Graph
The chartplotter must be connected to a barometric-pressure sensor to capture the data shown on the
atmospheric pressure graph.
From the Home screen, select Information > Graphs > Atmo. Pressure.
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Depth Data
Viewing the Depth Graph
The chartplotter must be connected to a depth-capable transducer to capture the data shown on the
depth graph.
From the Home screen, select Information > Graphs > Depth.
If you have turned on and configured the shallow water and deep water alarms (page 105), the
graph shows in red any water depth data that is less than the depth specified for the shallow water
alarm, and it shows in red any water depth data that is greater than the depth specified for the
deep water alarm.
On-boat Data
Engine Gauges
Viewing Engine Gauges
You must be connected to a NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) 2000 network capable
of sensing engine data to view engine gauges. See the GPSMAP 6000/7000 Series Installation
Instructions for details.
From the Home screen, select Information > Engines.
Cycling Through Engine and Fuel Gauge Screens
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines.
2. Move from one gauge screen to the next:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, select the left and right arrows at the top of the page.
The chartplotter shows the next engine gauge or fuel gauge screen.
3. Repeat step 2 to cycle through all the engine gauge and fuel gauge screens.
Customizing Engine and Fuel Gauge Limits
You can configure up to four values for each engine gauge or fuel gauge, to establish the upper and
lower limits of the gauge, and the range of desired standard operation. When a value exceeds the
range of standard operation, the gauge face or bar becomes red.
Setting
Scale minimum
Scale maximum
Rated minimum
Rated maximum
Description
This value is less than the scale minimum, and it represents the lower limit of the gauge.
This setting is not available on all gauges.
This value is greater than the scale maximum, and it represents the upper limit of the
gauge. This setting is not available on all gauges.
Represents the minimum value of the standard operating range.
Represents the maximum value of the standard operating range.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu > Gauge Setup > Set Gauge
Limits.
2. Select a gauge.
3. Select Mode > Custom.
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4. Select the gauge limit you want to set (Scale Minimum, Scale Maximum, Rated Minimum, or
Rated Maximum).
5. Select On.
6. Enter the gauge limit:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 to set additional gauge limits.
Activating Engine and Fuel Gauge Status Alarms
If you have activated gauge status alarms, when the engine sends a warning state message over the
NMEA 2000 network, a gauge status alarm message appears. The gauge face or bar may become red
depending on the alarm type.
From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu > Gauge Setup > Status Alarms
> On.
Customizing Engine and Fuel Gauge Status Alarms
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu > Gauge Setup > Status Alarms
> Custom.
2. Select one or more engine gauge or fuel gauge alarms.
3. Select Back.
Selecting the Engine Gauge Type
You can set the type of gauges that appear on the first engine gauge page. If you have one or two
engines, you can view either analog or digital gauges. If you have three or more engines, you can
view only digital gauges.
From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu > Gauge Setup > Style.
Analog Gauges
Digital Gauges
Selecting the Number of Engines Shown in Gauges
The digital engine gauges can show information for up to four engines. The analog engine gauges
can show information for up to two engines.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu > Gauge Setup > Engine
Selection > Num. Engines.
2. Select the number of engines.
3. Select Back.
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Selecting the Engines Shown in Gauges
You must manually select the number of engines shown in the engine gauges (page 52) before you
can select the engines for which information appears in the gauges.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu > Gauge Setup > Engine
Selection.
2. Select First Engine.
3. Enter the number of the engine (1 through 8) for which you want to view information in the first
gauge or bar:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
For example, if you select “6,” the first engine gauge or bar shows information for the engine
identified as “Engine6” on the NMEA 2000 network.
4. Select Done.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the second, third, and fourth engine gauge or bar, as needed.
Fuel Gauges
A maximum of two fuel gauges, an upper gauge and a lower gauge, appear above and below the
speedometer in the center of the Fuel Gauges page. You must have fuel level sensors in your fuel
tanks or a fuel flow sensor to capture the data shown in the fuel gauges.
If you use only a fuel flow sensor, the amount of fuel onboard is the estimated fuel level, and it is
based on the total tank size, the recorded amount of fuel in the tanks, and the fuel flow rate.
The number and configuration of fuel gauges that appear is based on the number and type of onboard
fuel data sensors, as shown below.
0 Fuel Level Sensors
0 Fuel Flow
No fuel gauges appear.
Sensors
1 or More Fuel Upper fuel gauge appears
Flow Sensors with estimated fuel level.
1 Fuel Level Sensor
Upper fuel gauge appears.
Upper fuel gauge appears.
2 or More Fuel Level
Sensors
Upper and lower fuel gauges
appear.
Upper and lower fuel gauges
appear.
Viewing Fuel Gauges
To view fuel information, your chartplotter must be connected to an external fuel sensor, such as the
Garmin GFS™ 10.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines.
2. Move from the engine gauge screens to the fuel gauge screen:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, select the left and right arrows at the top of the page.
Customizing Gauge Limits
See “Customizing Engine and Fuel Gauge Limits” (page 51).
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Activating and Customizing Gauge Alarms
See “Activating Engine and Fuel Gauge Status Alarms” (page 52) and “Customizing Engine and
Fuel Gauge Status Alarms” (page 52).
Synchronizing Fuel Gauge Readings with Fuel Levels
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Fill Up All Tanks when your tanks are full. The fuel level is reset to maximum
capacity. Adjust if necessary.
• Select Add Fuel To Boat when you have added less than a full tank. For the GPSMAP 6000
series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the amount of fuel added. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done. An estimate of the fuel added
appears. Adjust if necessary.
• Select Set Total Fuel Onboard to specify the total fuel in your tanks. For the GPSMAP 6000
series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the fuel amount. For the GPSMAP
7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
Selecting a Fuel Economy Data Source
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Engines > Menu > Gauge Setup.
2. Indicate the source of the speed data that is used to calculate the fuel economy:
• Select Fuel Economy > GPS Speed.
• Select Fuel Economy > Water Speed to use data from a speed wheel.
Trip Gauges
Viewing Trip Gauges
From the Home screen, select Information > Trip.
Odometer, speed, time, and fuel information for the trip appear.
Resetting Trip Gauges
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Trip.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Reset Trip to set all the readings for the current trip to 0.0.
• Select Reset Maximum Speed to set the maximum speed reading to 0.0.
• Select Reset Odometer to set the odometer reading to 0.0.
• Select Reset All to set all the readings to 0.0.
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Viewing Video
The chartplotter can show video if you are connected to one or more video sources using the
supplied video cable. A GPSMAP 7015 or 7215 chartplotter can also display real-time data from a
PC if the chartplotter is connected to the PC through the VGA input port (page 2). See the GPSMAP
6000/7000 Series Installation Instructions for details.
From the Home screen, select Information > Video.
Selecting a Video Source
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Video > Menu.
2. Select Source.
3. Indicate the source of the video feed:
• For the GPSMAP 6008, 6208, 6012, 6212, 7012, or 7212, select Video 1 or Video 2 to display
video input. For the GPSMAP 7015 or 7215, select Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, or Video 4.
• For the GPSMAP 7015 or 7215, select S-Video if you are using an S-Video connector.
• For the GPSMAP 7015 or 7215, select VGA Input to display real-time data from a PC. The
chartplotter display mimics the appearance of a computer monitor, and does not contain
Home, Mark, or Menu buttons.
• For the GPSMAP 7015 or 7215, select Quad Video to display four RCA video inputs
simultaneously.
Configuring the Video Appearance
Before you can configure the video appearance, you must set the video Source setting to S-Video,
Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, or Quad Video (page 55).
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Video > Menu.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Aspect > Stretch to show the video using a stretched aspect ratio. The video cannot be
stretched beyond the dimensions provided by the connected video device, and it may not fill
the entire screen.
• Select Aspect > Standard to show the video using a standard aspect ratio.
• Select Brightness. Select Up, Down, or Auto.
• Select Saturation to adjust the color saturation. Select Up, Down, or Auto.
• Select Contrast. Select Up, Down, or Auto.
• Select Standard. Select the source format of the video (PAL or NTSC). Select Auto to allow
the chartplotter to select the source format automatically.
Alternating Among Multiple Video Sources
If you have two or more video sources, you can alternate between them using a specific time
interval.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Video > Menu > Source > Alternate
2. Select the amount of time each video appears.
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Configuring the VGA Display
Before you can configure the VGA display mode on a GPSMAP 7015 or 7215 chartplotter, you must
set the video Source setting to VGA Input (page 55).
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Video.
2. Touch anywhere on the screen.
An on-screen display appears.
3. Complete an action:
• Touch the brightness arrows to adjust the screen brightness.
• Touch the contrast arrows to adjust the screen contrast.
Exiting the VGA Display
1. From the Home screen, select Information > Video.
2. Touch anywhere on the screen.
An on-screen display appears.
3. Touch the display mode icon in the upper-left corner.
The video menu appears.
4. Select Source.
5. Select a new value for the video Source setting (page 55).
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Device Configuration
Basic Device Configuration Questions
Question
How do I adjust the amount of detail shown on the
map?
How do I change the time zone setting?
How do I change the language setting?
How do I adjust the brightness of the backlight?
How do I show a compass tape at the top of the chart?
How do I change the color of the active track?
How do I delete the track log on the map?
How do I transfer waypoints to a memory card?
How do I erase all waypoints, route, and tracks?
How do I check the software version and the map
version on the chartplotter?
Answer
See “Changing the Map Zoom Detail” (page 11).
See “Configuring the Time” (page 61).
See “Setting the Language” (page 58).
See “Adjusting the Backlight” (page 3).
See “Showing the Compass Tape Data Bar” (page
65).
See “Setting the Color of the Active Track” (page 39).
See “Clearing the Active Track” (page 41).
See “Chartplotter Data Management” (page 69).
See “Deleting All Saved Waypoints, Routes, and
Tracks” (page 41).
See “Viewing System Information” (page 4).
Simulator Mode
 WARNING
Do not try to navigate using simulator mode because the GPS receiver is turned off. Any satellite
signal strength bars shown are simulations and do not represent the strength of actual satellite
signals.
Simulator mode turns the GPS receiver off for use indoors or for practice using the chartplotter. The
chartplotter does not track satellites in simulator mode.
Turning Simulator Mode On
From the Home screen, select Configure > System > Simulator > On.
Configuring Simulator Mode
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > System > Simulator > Setup.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Speed. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter
the speed of your boat in simulator mode. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen
keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Track Control. Select Auto Track to allow the chartplotter to set the heading
automatically, or select User Track to set the heading manually.
• Select Set Position. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select the simulated
position of your boat. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the navigation chart. Select Select.
• Select Set Time. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to
enter the time. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Set Date. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to enter the date. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
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Turning the Chartplotter On Automatically
From the Home screen, select Configure > System > Auto Power Up.
When you select On, the chartplotter automatically turns on whenever power is applied. When
you select Off, the chartplotter must be turned on with the Power key.
Note: If Auto Power Up is On and the chartplotter is turned off using the Power key, and
power is removed and reapplied within less than two minutes, you may have to press the
Power key to restart the chartplotter.
Display Configuration
Setting the Sound
You can set when the chartplotter makes audible sounds.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > System > Beeper/Display > Beeper.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Alarms Only to have the chartplotter beep only when alarms are triggered (default).
• Select Key and Alarm to have the chartplotter beep when keys are pressed and when alarms
are triggered.
Setting the Language
You can select the language that appears on the chartplotter.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Language.
2. Select a language.
Navigation Preferences
Route Settings
Selecting a Route Label Type
You can select the type of labels shown with route turns on the map.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Navigation > Route Labels.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Show Name to identify route turns using waypoint names.
• Select Show Number to identify route turns using numbers, such as Turn 1 and Turn 2.
Configuring Route Turn Transitions
You can set how much time or how far before a turn in a route that you transition to the next leg.
Raising this value can help improve the accuracy of the autopilot when navigating a route or an Auto
Guidance line with many frequent turns, or at higher speeds. For straighter routes or slower speeds,
lowering this value can improve autopilot accuracy.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Navigation > Turn Transition >
Activation.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Time. Select Change Time. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or
the Numeric Keypad to enter the time. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen
keyboard.
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• Select Distance. Select Change Distance. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or
the Numeric Keypad to enter the distance. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen
keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Configuring Speed Data Sources
You can specify the source of the speed data that is used to calculate true wind speed or fuel
economy. Water speed is the speed reading from a water-speed sensor, and GPS speed is calculated
from your GPS position.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Navigation > Speed Sources.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Wind, and indicate whether the calculated wind speed data comes from a Water Speed
sensor, if it is based on the GPS Speed, or whether the chartplotter selects a speed data source
automatically.
• Select Fuel Economy, and indicate whether the speed data that is used to calculate fuel
economy comes from a Water Speed sensor or if it is based on the GPS Speed.
Auto Guidance Line Configurations
You can set the data the chartplotter uses when calculating an Auto Guidance line.
Note: Auto Guidance is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
Safe Water Depth and Safe Obstacle Height
 CAUTION
The Safe Depth and Safe Height settings influence how the chartplotter calculates an Auto Guidance
line. If an area has an unknown water depth or an unknown obstacle height, the Auto Guidance
line is not calculated in that area. If an area at the beginning or the end of an Auto Guidance line is
shallower than the safe water depth or lower than the safe obstacle height, the Auto Guidance line is
not calculated in that area. On the chart, the course through those areas appears as a gray line. When
your boat enters one of those areas, a message appears.
Setting the Safe Water Depth and the Safe Obstacle Height
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance.
2. Select Safe Depth to set the minimum depth (chart depth datum) the chartplotter uses when
calculating an Auto Guidance line.
3. Enter the minimum safe depth:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
4. Select Done.
5. Select Safe Height to set the minimum height (chart height datum) of a bridge that your boat can
safely travel under.
6. Enter the minimum safe height:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
7. Select Done.
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Shoreline Distance Auto Guidance Setting
The Shoreline Distance setting indicates how close to the shore you want the Auto Guidance line to
be placed. The Auto Guidance line may move if you change this setting while navigating.
Setting the Distance from Shore
The available values for the Shoreline Distance setting (Nearest, Near, Normal, Far, or Farthest)
are relative, not absolute. To ensure that the Auto Guidance line is placed an appropriate distance
from shore, you can assess the placement of the Auto Guidance line using one or more familiar
destinations that require navigation through a narrow waterway.
1. Dock your boat or drop anchor.
2. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance >
Shoreline Distance > Normal.
3. Select a destination that you have navigated to previously:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select the destination using the
cursor ( ).
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the navigation chart to select the destination using the
cursor ( ).
4. Select Navigate To > Guide To.
5. Review the placement of the Auto Guidance line. Determine whether the line safely avoids
known obstacles, and whether the turns enable efficient travel.
6. Complete an action:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory, select Menu > Navigation Options
> Stop Navigation. Proceed to step 10.
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles, from the Home screen, select
Configure > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Far.
• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, from the Home screen, select Configure >
Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Near.
7. If you selected Near or Far in step 6, review the placement of the Auto Guidance line. Determine
whether the line safely avoids known obstacles, and whether the turns enable efficient travel.
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in open water, even if you set the
Shoreline Distance setting to Near or Nearest. As a result, the chartplotter may not reposition the
Auto Guidance line, unless the destination selected in step 3 requires navigation through a narrow
waterway.
8. Complete an action:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory, select Menu > Navigation Options
> Stop Navigation. Proceed to step 10.
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles, from the Home screen, select
Configure > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Farthest.
• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, from the Home screen, select Configure >
Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Nearest.
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9. If you selected Farthest or Nearest in step 8, review the placement of the Auto Guidance line.
Determine whether the line safely avoids known obstacles, and whether the turns enable efficient
travel.
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in open water, even if you set the
Shoreline Distance setting to Near or Nearest. As a result, the chartplotter may not reposition the
Auto Guidance line, unless the destination selected in step 3 requires navigation through a narrow
waterway.
10.Repeat steps 1–9 at least once more, using a different destination each time, until you are familiar
with the functionality of the Shoreline Distance setting.
Setting the Heading Reference
You can set the directional reference used in calculating heading information.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Units > Heading.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Auto Mag Var (automatic magnetic variation) to set the magnetic declination for your
location automatically.
• Select True to set true north as the heading reference.
• Select Grid to set grid north as the heading reference (000º).
• Select User Mag Var to set the magnetic variation value manually. For the GPSMAP 6000
series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the magnetic variance. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
Coordinate Systems
Setting the Position Format or the Map Datum Coordinate Systems
You can set the position format in which a given location reading appears, and the coordinate system
on which the map is structured. The default coordinate system is WGS 84.
Note: Do not change the position format or the map datum coordinate system unless you are using
a map or chart that specifies a different position format.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Units.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Position Format to set the position format in which a given location reading appears,
and select a position format.
• Select Map Datum to set the coordinate system on which the map is structured, and select a
coordinate system.
Configuring the Time
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Units > Time.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Time Format to set a time-keeping standard. Select 12 Hour, 24 Hour, or UTC
(universal time coordinate).
• Select Time Zone > Auto to allow the chartplotter to set the time zone automatically.
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• Select Time Zone > Custom to set the time zone manually. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use
the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the time zone hour adjustment. For the GPSMAP
7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Daylight Saving Time. Select Up, Down, or Auto.
Units of Measure
You can set the units of measure the chartplotter shows, using a standardized system of
measurements or creating a customized system of measurements.
Selecting a Standardized System of Measurement
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Units > System Units.
2. Select Statute (mh, ft, ºF), Metric (kh, m, ºC), or Nautical (kt, ft, ºF).
Creating a Customized System of Measurement
You must be receiving NMEA Sonar depth data or using a Garmin sounder module in order to view
depth and temperature information.
You can select individual units of measure to create a customized system of measurement for your
chartplotter display.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Preferences > Units > System Units > Custom.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Depth, and select Feet, Fathoms, or Meters.
• Select Temperature, and select Fahrenheit or Celsius.
• Select Distance, and select Miles, Kilometers, Nautical (nm, ft) or Nautical (nm, m).
• Select Speed > Vessel Speed, and select Miles per Hour, Kilometers per Hour, or Knots.
• Select Speed > Wind Speed, and select Miles per Hour, Meters per Sec, or Knots.
• Select Elevation, and select Feet or Meters.
• Select Volume, and select Litres, US Gallons, or UK Gallons.
• Select Pressure > Gauge Pressure, and select kPa or psi.
• Select Pressure > Atmo Pressure, and select Millibars or Inches of Mercury.
Data Bars
Data bars can appear on specific charts and 3D chart views, and they provide real-time, at-a-glance
information. A data bar configured to appear on one chart or one 3D chart view does not appear on
another chart or on another 3D chart view. The data bars for each chart or each 3D chart view must
be configured separately.
The cruising, navigation, fishing, fuel, sailing, and compass tape data bars are available on all charts
and 3D chart views.
Note: The Fishing chart, Mariner’s Eye 3D, and Fish Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed
BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
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Data bars
Perspective 3D with Data Bars
Showing the Cruising Data Bar
The cruising data bar appears while you are navigating to a destination. It shows GPS speed, GPS
heading, depth, and GPS position data.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select Menu > Data Bars > Cruising > On.
Configuring the Cruising Data Bar
You should show the cruising data bar before you configure it (page 63).
The cruising data bar is divided into four sections, and each section appears in a different corner of
the chart. You can select the type of data that appears in each section of the data bar.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select Menu > Data Bars > Cruising > Data Bar Setup.
4. Select Top Left.
5. Select the type of data to appear in the top left section of the data bar.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the Top Right, Bottom Left, and Bottom Right sections of the data bar.
Showing the Navigation Data Bar
The navigation data bar appears in a row across the top of the chart. The navigation data bar can
show distance to destination, arrival, off-course, bearing, and next turn data.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select Menu > Data Bars > Navigation.
4. Select On or Auto.
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Configuring the Navigation Data Bar
You should show the navigation data bar before you configure it (page 63).
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select Menu > Data Bars > Navigation > Data Bar Setup.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Route Leg. Select On to show waypoint velocity made good (VMG) when navigating
a route or an Auto Guidance line (page 65).
• Select Next Turn > Distance to show next turn data based on distance.
• Select Next Turn > Time to show next turn data based on time.
• Select Destination, and select Distance, Time to Destination, or Arrival to indicate how the
destination data appears.
Fishing, Fuel, and Sailing Data Bars
Data Bar
Fishing
Fuel
Sailing
Data Shown
Depth, water temperature, and water speed
Fuel rate, remaining fuel, range, and fuel economy
Water speed, wind speed, wind angle, and wind velocity made good
Showing the Fishing, Fuel, or Sailing Data Bars
The fishing, fuel, and sailing data bars appear in a row across the bottom of the chart. Only one of
these three data bars can appear at a time.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Data Bars > Fishing > On.
• Select Menu > Data Bars > Fuel > On.
• Select Menu > Data Bars > Sailing > On.
Note: When you show any one of these three data bars, the other two data bars are hidden
automatically.
Setting True or Apparent Wind for the Sailing Data Bar
You should show the sailing data bar before you configure it (page 64).
You can select the type of wind data that appears in the sailing data bar.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select Menu > Data Bars > Sailing.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Wind > Apparent to show the flow of air experienced while on a boat in motion.
• Select Wind > True to show the flow of air experienced while on a stationary boat.
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Wind VMG and Waypoint VMG in the Data Bars
The chartplotter automatically switches between showing wind VMG and waypoint VMG in the
data bars.
Waypoint VMG appears under the following conditions:
• The route leg section of the navigation data bar shows waypoint VMG when you are navigating a
route or an Auto Guidance line.
• The sailing data bar shows waypoint VMG when you are navigating a route or an Auto Guidance
line, and you turn the route leg section of the navigation data bar off.
Wind VMG appears under the following conditions:
• The sailing data bar shows wind VMG when you are not navigating a route or an Auto Guidance
line.
• The sailing data bar shows wind VMG when the route leg section of the navigation data bar is on
and you are navigating a route.
Showing the Compass Tape Data Bar
The compass tape data bar appears in a row across the top of a chart or a 3D chart view, above the
navigation data bar. It shows the current heading, and an indicator that shows the bearing to the
desired course appears while navigating.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Select Menu > Data Bars > Compass Tape > On.
Other Vessels
You can show and configure information about other vessels for the Navigation chart, the Fishing
chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
Note: To configure Automatic Identification System (AIS) information for other vessels, your
chartplotter must be connected to an external AIS device. MARPA requires the use of a heading
sensor. The heading sensor must output the NMEA 0183 sentence HDM or HDG. See “About
MARPA” (page 77).
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
See “Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats” (page 18).
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Configuring the Appearance of Other Vessels
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Other Vessels > Display Setup.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Display Range to indicate the distance from your location within which AIS vessels
appear. Select a distance.
• Select MARPA > Show to show information about MARPA-tagged vessels.
• Select Details > Show to show details about other vessels.
• Select Proj. Heading to set the projected heading time for MARPA-tagged vessels. For the
GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the heading. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Trails to show the tracks of AIS vessels. Select the length of the track that appears
using a trail.
Information about Your Boat
Calibrating a Water Speed Device
If you have a speed-sensing transducer, you can calibrate that speed-sensing device.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > My Boat > Calibrate Water Speed.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: If the boat is not moving fast enough or the speed sensor is not registering a speed, a
“Speed too low” message appears. Select OK, and safely increase the boat speed. If the message
appears again, stop the boat, and ensure that the speed-sensor wheel is not stuck. If the wheel
turns freely, check the cable connections. If you continue to get the message, contact Garmin
Product Support.
Setting the Fuel Capacity of Your Boat
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > My Boat > Fuel Capacity.
2. Enter the combined fuel capacity of all the engines on your boat:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
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Alarms
By default, all alarms are turned off. The chartplotter must be on for the alarms to work.
Navigation Alarms
Setting an Arrival Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when you are within a specified distance or time from a turn or
destination waypoint.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > Navigation > Arrival.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Type. Indicate whether you want arrival alarms to sound only when nearing
Destinations, or when nearing Destinations and Turns.
• Select Activation. Indicate whether the arrival alarm triggers based on Time to arrival or
based on Distance to arrival.
• Select Change Time (if Activation is set to Time) or Change Distance (if activation is set
to Distance) to indicate how long or how far before arrival the alarm should sound, in either
minutes or a unit of distance. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric
Keypad to enter the time or distance. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen
keyboard. Select Done.
Setting the Anchor Drag Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when you exceed a specified drift distance while anchored.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > Navigation > Anchor Drag > On.
2. Enter the drift distance that triggers the alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Setting the Off Course Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when you are off course by a specified distance.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > Navigation > Off Course > On.
2. Enter the off-course distance that triggers the alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
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System Alarms
Setting the Clock Alarm
You can set an alarm using the system (GPS) clock.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > System > Clock > On.
2. Enter the time that triggers the alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Setting the Unit Voltage Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when the battery reaches a specified low voltage.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > System > Unit Voltage > On.
2. Enter the voltage that triggers the alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Setting the GPS Accuracy Error Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when the GPS location accuracy falls outside the user-defined value.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > System > GPS Accuracy > On.
2. Enter the GPS location accuracy that triggers the alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Setting the Total Fuel Onboard Alarm
The chartplotter must be connected to an external fuel sensor to capture fuel economy data.
You can set an alarm to sound when the total amount of remaining onboard fuel reaches the level
you specify.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > Fuel > Total Fuel Onboard > On.
2. Enter the amount of fuel that triggers the alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Collision Alarm
See “Setting the Safe-zone Collision Alarm” (page 18).
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Setting Sonar Alarms
See “Sonar Alarms” (page 105).
Setting Weather Alarms
See the XM WX Satellite Weather® and XM Satellite Radio Supplement (North America only).
Chartplotter Data Management
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to a Chartplotter
Before you copy MapSource® or HomePort™ data to a chartplotter, you must complete the following
actions:
• The first time that you use a memory card to copy HomePort or MapSource® data to a
chartplotter, you must prepare the memory card by inserting it into the chartplotter and allowing
the chartplotter to place a file on it. This file provides information to HomePort or to MapSource
to format the data.
• Check the MapSource version on your computer by clicking Help > About MapSource. If the
software version is older than 6.12.2, update to the current version by clicking Help > Check for
Software Updates, or go to www.garmin.com.
1. Complete an action:
• Copy the data from HomePort to the prepared memory card (using an SD card reader attached
to the computer) according to the process described in the “Transferring Data” topic in the
HomePort help system.
• Copy the data from MapSource to the prepared memory card (using an SD card reader
attached to the computer) according to the process described in the “Transferring Data from
MapSource to a Device” topic in the MapSource help system.
2. Copy the data from the data card to the chartplotter. See “Copying Data from a Data Card”
(page 69).
Copying Data from a Data Card
1. Insert a data card into the SD card slot on the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Merge From Card to transfer data from the data card to the chartplotter and combine
it with existing user data.
• Select Replace From Card to transfer data from the data card to the chartplotter and
overwrite existing user data on the chartplotter.
4. Select the file name from the list if multiple files are listed.
5. Select Merge from Card or Replace from Card.
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Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to a Memory Card
1. Insert a memory card into the SD card slot on the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card > Save To
Card.
3. Indicate the name of the new file:
• Select a file name from the list.
• Select Add New File to create a new file. Enter the file name. Select Done.
4. Select Save To Card.
The file name is saved with a .ADM extension.
Copying Built-in Maps to a Memory Card
You can copy maps from the chartplotter to a memory card for use with HomePort.
1. Insert a memory card into the SD card slot on the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card.
3. Select Copy Built-In Map to copy the maps loaded onto your chartplotter to the memory card.
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to or from all Chartplotters on a
Network
You can transfer waypoint, route, and track information from one chartplotter connected to the
Garmin Marine Network to every other chartplotter connected to the network.
1. Connect the chartplotter to a Garmin Marine Network using the network port on the back of the
chartplotter and a Garmin network cable.
2. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Network.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Clone User Data to transfer data from the chartplotter to the other chartplotters
connected to the network. Existing data is overwritten on those chartplotters.
• Select Merge User Data to transfer data between all the chartplotters connected to the
network. Unique data is combined with existing data on every chartplotter.
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Backing Up Data to a Computer
1. Insert a memory card into the SD card slot on the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card > Save to
Card.
3. Complete one of the following actions to indicate the name of the file to be backed up:
• Select a file name from the list.
• Select Add New File to create a new file. Enter the file name. Select Done.
4. Select Save To Card.
The file name is saved with an .ADM extension.
5. Remove the memory card from the chartplotter and insert it into an SD card reader attached to a
computer.
6. From Windows® Explorer, open the Garmin\UserData folder on the memory card.
7. Copy the backup file on the card and paste it to any location on the computer.
Restoring Backup Data to a Chartplotter
1. Insert a memory card into an SD card reader that is attached to the computer.
2. Copy a backup file from the computer to the memory card, into a folder named Garmin\UserData.
3. Insert the memory card into the SD card slot on the chartplotter.
4. From the Home screen, select Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card > Replace
From Card.
Networked Device Configuration
Viewing Connected Garmin Marine Network Devices
From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > Marine Network.
Each connected device is listed along the left side of the screen.
Assigning a Name to a Garmin Marine Network Device
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > Marine Network.
2. Select a device.
3. Select Review.
4. Enter a name for the device:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
5. Select Done.
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Radar
Radar
 WARNING
The marine radar transmits microwave energy that has the potential to be harmful to humans and
animals. Before beginning radar transmission, verify that the area around the radar is clear. The radar
transmits a beam approximately 12° above and below a line extending horizontally from the center
of the radar. Avoid looking directly at the radar, because the eyes are the most susceptible parts of
the body.
When you connect your chartplotter to an optional Garmin marine radar such as a GMR™ 404/406 or
a GMR 18/24, you can view more information about your surroundings. The radar connects through
the Garmin Marine Network and shares radar data with all networked chartplotters.
The GMR transmits a narrow beam of microwave energy as it rotates in a 360° pattern. When the
transmitted energy contacts a target, some of that energy is reflected back to the radar.
Transmitting Radar Signals
1. Turn on the network.
The radar warms up and a countdown is provided to alert you when the radar is ready.
NOTE: As a safety feature, the radar enters standby mode after it warms up. This gives you an
opportunity to verify that the area around the radar is clear before beginning radar transmission.
2. From the Home screen, select Radar.
3. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range, or Sentry.
A countdown message appears while the radar is starting up, and the “Ready to Transmit”
message appears.
4. Select Menu > Transmit Radar.
A “Spinning Up” message appears for a few moments, and the radar begins painting an image.
Stopping the Transmission of Radar Signals
From the Radar screen, select Menu > Radar to Standby.
Adjusting the Zoom Scale on the Radar Screen
The zoom scale, also called the radar range, represents the distance from your position (the center)
to the outermost ring. Each ring represents an even division of the zoom scale. For example, if the
zoom scale is set at three miles, each ring represents one mile from the center out.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, from the Radar screen , touch the
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, press the Range keys (-/+).
and
buttons.
Radar Display Modes
The Radar screen has five standard operating modes. Each mode is available for use only with a
compatible radar (page 73).
• Cruising mode—shows a full-screen image of the gathered radar information.
• Harbor mode—intended for use in inland waters, this mode works best with short-range radar
signals (2 nm or less).
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• Offshore mode—intended for use in open waters, this mode works best with long-range radar
signals.
• Dual Range mode—provides a side-by-side view of both short-range and long-range radar data.
• Sentry mode—allows you to put the radar into timed-transmit mode, in which you can configure
a radar transmit and standby cycle to conserve power. You can also enable a guard zone in Sentry
mode, which identifies a safe zone around your boat.
Radar Mode Compatible Radar
Cruising
Harbor
Offshore
Dual Range
Sentry
GMR 20, 21, 40,
41
x
x
GMR 18, 18 HD,
24, 24 HD
x
x
GMR 404, 406
GMR 604 xHD, 606 xHD,
1204 xHD, 1206 xHD
x
x
x
x
x
x
Cruising Mode
Cruising mode is the standard radar operation for the GMR 20, 21, 40, 41, 18, 18 HD, 24, 24 HD,
404, and 406 radar.
Note: If you switch from Sentry mode to Cruising mode, the radar switches to full-time
transmission and disables any guard zones.
Showing Cruising Mode
From the Home screen, select Radar > Cruising.
A full-screen image of the gathered radar information appears. Your position is in the center of
the screen, and the rings provide distance measurements.
Range rings
Heading line
Radar range
Distance
between rings
Cruising Mode
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Harbor Mode
Harbor mode is the standard radar operation for use in inland waters, with a GMR 604 xHD, 606
xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206 xHD radar. Harbor mode works best with short-range radar signals (2 nm
or less).
Note: If you switch from Sentry mode to Harbor mode, the radar switches to full-time
transmission and disables any guard zones.
Showing Harbor Mode
From the Home screen, select Radar > Harbor.
Radar range
Distance
between rings
Harbor Mode
Offshore Mode
Offshore mode is the standard radar operation for use in open waters, with a GMR 604 xHD, 606
xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206 xHD radar.
Note: If you switch from Sentry mode to Offshore mode, the radar switches to full-time
transmission and disables any guard zones.
Showing Offshore Mode
From the Home screen, select Radar > Offshore.
Radar range
Distance
between rings
Offshore Mode
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Dual Range Mode
Dual Range mode provides a side-by-side view of both short-range and long-range radar data, with
a GMR 604 xHD, 606 xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206 xHD radar. The two radar views provided in this
mode can be especially useful at night or in inclement weather.
Short-range radar data appears on the left side of the dual-range screen, and the signal range cannot
exceed 3 nm (4 km). Long-range radar data appears on the right side of the dual-range screen, and
the signal range must be greater than the signal range shown on the short-range screen. The shortrange screen is comparable to Harbor mode, and the long-range screen is comparable to Offshore
mode.
Note: If you switch from Sentry mode to Dual Range mode, the radar switches to full-time
transmission and disables any guard zones. If you switch from Harbor mode or Offshore mode to
Dual Range mode, all MARPA targets are cancelled, and you cannot acquire MARPA targets until
you exit Dual Range mode.
Showing Dual Range Mode
From the Home screen, select Radar > Dual Range.
Short-range radar
Long-range radar
Dual Range Mode
Sentry Mode
Sentry mode allows you to put the radar into timed-transmit mode, in which you can configure a
radar transmit and standby cycle to conserve power. You can also enable a guard zone in this mode,
which identifies a safe zone around your boat and sounds an alarm when a radar object enters this
zone. Sentry mode works with all GMR models.
Showing Sentry Mode
NOTE: If you switch to Sentry mode and MARPA is disabled in Sentry mode, all MARPA targets
are cancelled, and you cannot acquire MARPA targets until you exit Sentry mode. If MARPA is
enabled in Sentry mode, MARPA targets are not cancelled.
From the Home screen, select Radar > Sentry.
Enabling MARPA in Sentry Mode
From the Home screen, select Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup > MARPA > On.
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Enabling Timed Transmit
From the Home screen, select Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup > Timed Xmit > On.
Setting the Standby and Transmit Times
You must enable timed transmit before you can set the standby and transmit times (page 76).
To help conserve power, you can indicate the radar standby time and the transmit time to implement
periodic radar signal transmissions at set intervals.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup.
2. Select Stdby Time.
3. Enter the time interval between radar signal transmissions:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
4. Select Done.
5. Select Xmit Time.
6. Enter the length of each radar signal transmission:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
7. Select Done.
Enabling a Guard Zone
From the Home screen, select Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup > Enable Guard Zone.
Defining a Partial Guard Zone
You must enable a guard zone before you can define the boundaries of the zone (page 76).
You can define the boundaries of a guard zone that does not completely
encompass your boat.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup >
Adjust Guard Zone > Move Guard Zone > Corner 1.
2. Adjust the location of the guard-zone corner:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker and the on-screen arrows
(
and ).
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the guard-zone corner and drag.
3. Select Corner 2 and repeat step 2 to adjust the location of the second
corner of the guard zone.
4. Select Done.
Corner 1
Corner 2
Defining a Circular Guard Zone
You must enable a guard zone before you can define the boundaries of the zone (page 76).
You can define a circular guard zone that completely encompasses your boat.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup > Adjust Guard Zone
> Move Guard Zone > Circle.
2. Select Menu > Sentry Setup > Adjust Guard Zone > Move Guard Zone > Corner 1.
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3. Adjust the size of the guard zone:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker and the on-screen arrows
(
and ).
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the guard-zone corner and drag.
4. Select Corner 2 and repeat step 3 to adjust the location of the second corner of
the guard zone.
5. Select Done.
Circular
Radar Targeting
Radar targeting enables you to identify and track objects.
About MARPA
MARPA is primarily used for collision avoidance, through object targeting and tracking.
To use MARPA, you must assign a MARPA tag to a target. The radar system automatically monitors
the tagged object and provides you with information about the object, including the range, bearing,
speed, GPS heading, nearest approach, and time to nearest approach. MARPA indicates the status
of each tagged object (acquiring, lost, tracking, or dangerous), and the chartplotter can sound a
collision alarm if the object enters your safe zone.
Closest point and
time of approach
to dangerous
MARPA target
Acquiring
MARPA target
Dangerous
MARPA target
Tracking
MARPA target
Lost MARPA
target
MARPA Targeting
MARPA Targeting Symbols
Symbol Description
Acquiring a target. Concentric, dashed green rings radiate from the target while the radar is locking
onto it.
Target has been acquired. A solid green ring indicates the location of a target that the radar has
locked onto. A dashed green line attached to the circle indicates the projected course over ground
or the GPS heading of the target.
Dangerous target is in range. A red ring flashes from the target while an alarm sounds and a
message banner appears. After the alarm has been acknowledged, a solid red dot with a dashed
red line attached to it indicates the location and the projected course over ground or the GPS
heading of the target. If the safe-zone collision alarm has been set to Off, the target flashes, but the
audible alarm does not sound and the alarm banner does not appear (page 18).
Target has been lost. A solid green ring with an X through it indicates that the radar could not lock
onto the target.
Closest point of approach and time to closest point of approach to a dangerous target.
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Assigning a MARPA Tag to an Object
Note: MARPA requires the use of a heading sensor and an active GPS signal. The heading sensor
must provide the NMEA 2000 parameter group number (PGN) 127250, or the NMEA 0183 HDM or
HDG output sentence.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select an object or location.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch an object or location.
Target options
Target
4. Select Acquire Target.
Removing a MARPA Tag from a Target Object
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a targeted object.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a targeted object.
4. Select MARPA Target > Remove.
Viewing Information about a MARPA-tagged Object
You can view the range, bearing, speed, and other information about a MARPA-tagged object.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a targeted object.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a targeted object.
4. Select MARPA Target.
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Stop Radar Targeting
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a targeted object.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a targeted object.
4. Select Stop Pointing.
Setting the Safe-zone Collision Alarm
See “Setting the Safe-zone Collision Alarm (page 18).
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
From any radar view or the Radar Overlay, you can view and customize the appearance of a list of
AIS and MARPA threats.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range, Sentry, or Radar Overlay.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Other Vessels > List > Show to open the list in Cruising, Harbor, Offshore,
Dual Range, or Sentry mode, or in the Radar Overlay.
> Menu > Other Vessels > List > Show for
• Open the list in Dual Range mode. Select
the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Other Vessels > List > Show for the GPSMAP 7000
series.
4. Select the type of threats to include in the list (All Threats, MARPA threats only, or AIS threats
only).
Showing AIS Vessels on the Radar Screen
AIS requires the use of an external AIS device and active transponder signals from other vessels.
You can configure how other vessels appear on the Radar screen. The display range setting
configured for one radar mode is applied in every other radar mode, but it is not applied to the Radar
Overlay. The details and projected heading settings configured for one radar mode are applied to
every other radar mode and to the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry.
3. Select Menu > Other Vessels > Display Setup.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Display Range to indicate the distance from your location in which AIS vessels appear.
Select a distance.
• Select Details > Show to show details about AIS-activated and MARPA-tagged vessels.
• Select Proj. Heading to set the projected heading time for AIS-activated and MARPA-tagged
vessels. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the
time. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
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VRM and EBL
The variable range marker (VRM) and the electronic bearing line (EBL) measure the distance and
bearing from your boat to a target object. On the Radar screen, the VRM appears as a circle that is
centered on the present location of your boat, and the EBL appears as a line that begins at the present
location of your boat and intersects the VRM. The point of intersection is the target of the VRM and
the EBL.
Showing the VRM and the EBL
The VRM and the EBL configured for one mode are applied to all other radar modes.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Dual Range.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Show VRM/EBL for Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
> Menu
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
> Show VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Show VRM/EBL for the
GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
> Show VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Show VRM/EBL for the
GPSMAP 7000 series.
Adjusting the VRM and the EBL
You must show the VRM and the EBL before you can adjust them (page 80).
You can adjust the diameter of the VRM and the angle of the EBL, which moves the intersection
point of the VRM and the EBL. The VRM and the EBL configured for one mode are applied to all
other radar modes.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Dual Range.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Adjust VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore
Mode.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Adjust VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Adjust
VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Adjust VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Adjust
VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Select a new location for the intersection point of the VRM and the EBL:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a new location.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a new location.
5. Select Done.
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Measuring the Range and Bearing to a Target Object
You must show the VRM and the EBL before you can adjust them (page 80).
The VRM and the EBL configured for one mode are applied to all other radar modes.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Dual Range.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Adjust VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore
Mode.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Adjust VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Adjust
VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Adjust VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Adjust
VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to adjust the diameter of the VRM and the
angle of the EBL, so that the intersection point of the VRM and EBL is at the target location
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the target location.
The range and the bearing to the target location appear in the upper-left corner of the screen.
5. Select Done.
Waypoints and Routes on the Radar Screen
Marking a Waypoint on the Radar Screen
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select a radar mode.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select a location.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch a location.
4. Select Create Waypoint.
Showing Waypoints on the Radar Screen
You can show waypoints that are within the range shown on the Radar screen. This setting does not
apply to the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Appearance > Waypoints.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Show to show all waypoints.
• Select Navigation Only to show only waypoints associated with the currently active route.
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Navigating a Saved Route on the Radar Screen
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of them, you must record and save at least
one route (page 35). Navigation lines must be showing in order to view a route on the Radar screen
(page 94).
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Routes.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Navigate To.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Forward to navigate the route from the starting point used when the route was created.
• Select Backward to navigate the route from the destination point used when the route was
created.
5. From the Home screen, select Radar.
6. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range, or Sentry.
The route appears as a magenta line, with starting point, destination, and turns indicated.
7. Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
8. Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and
other obstacles.
Navigating Parallel to a Saved Route on the Radar Screen
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of them, you must record and save at least
one route (page 35). Navigation lines must be showing in order to view a route on the Radar screen
(page 94).
1. From the Home screen, select Where To? > Routes.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Navigate To.
4. Select Offset to navigate parallel to the route, offset from it by a specific distance.
5. Select Offset.
6. Enter the offset distance:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
7. Select Done.
8. Complete an action:
• Select Forward - Port to navigate the route from the starting point used when the route was
created, to the left of original route.
• Select Forward - Starboard to navigate the route from the starting point used when the route
was created, to the right of the original route.
• Select Backward - Port to navigate the route from the destination point used when the route
was created, to the left of original route.
• Select Backward - Starboard to navigate the route from the destination point used when the
route was created, to the right of original route.
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9. From the Home screen, select Radar.
10.Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range, or Sentry.
The route appears as a magenta line, with starting point, destination, and turns indicated.
11.Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
12.Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering to avoid land, shallow water, and
other obstacles.
About the Radar Overlay
The Radar Overlay superimposes radar information on the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.
Data appears on the Radar Overlay based on the most recently used radar mode (Cruising, Harbor,
Offshore, or Sentry), and all settings configurations applied to the Radar Overlay are also applied
to the last-used radar mode. For example, if you use Harbor mode and then you switch to the Radar
Overlay, the Radar Overlay would show Harbor mode radar data. If you changed the gain setting
using the Radar Overlay menu, the gain setting for Harbor mode would change automatically.
The Radar Overlay does not show data based on the Dual Range radar mode, and settings
configurations applied to the overlay are not applied to the Dual Range mode.
Radar Overlay on the Navigation Chart
Radar Overlay and Chart Data Alignment
When using the Radar Overlay, the chartplotter aligns radar data with chart data based on the boat
heading, which is based by default on data from a magnetic heading sensor connected using a
NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 network. If a heading sensor is not available, the boat heading is based
on GPS tracking data.
GPS tracking data indicates the direction in which the boat is moving, not the direction in which
the boat is pointing. If the boat is drifting backward or sideways due to a current or wind, the Radar
Overlay may not perfectly align with the chart data. This situation should be avoided by using boatheading data from an electronic compass.
If the boat heading is based on data from a magnetic heading sensor or an automatic pilot, the
heading data could be compromised due to incorrect setup, mechanical malfunction, magnetic
interference, or other factors. If the heading data is compromised, the Radar Overlay may not align
perfectly with the chart data.
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Showing the Radar Overlay
The Radar Overlay displays data based on the most recently used radar mode.
From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Overlay.
The radar picture appears in orange and overlays the Navigation chart.
Zooming In and Out on the Radar Overlay
Zooming while panning the map only affects the zoom scale of the map. The radar range remains the
same. Zooming while the map is locked on the boat (not panning) affects the zoom scale of the map
and the radar range.
Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, press the Range (-/+) keys to zoom out and zoom in.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch the
and
buttons to zoom out and zoom in.
Selecting a Chart Type for the Radar Overlay
You can indicate whether the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart appears under the Radar Overlay.
Note: The Fishing chart is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup > Chart Setup.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Chart Type > Navigation.
• Select Chart Type > Fishing.
Optimizing the Radar Display
You can optimize the radar display for Cruising mode, Harbor mode, Offshore mode, or Sentry
mode individually, and for each screen in Dual Range mode.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range, or Sentry.
3. Select a radar range (page 85).
4. Restore the default value of the gain setting (page 86).
5. Restore the default value of the sea clutter setting (page 88).
6. Restore the default value of the rain clutter setting (page 89).
7. Restore the default value of the FTC setting (page 89).
8. Restore the default value of the crosstalk setting (page 91).
9. Adjust the gain setting manually (page 86).
10.Adjust the sea clutter setting manually (page 88).
11.Adjust the rain clutter and FTC settings manually (page 90).
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About the Range of Radar Signals
The range of the radar signal indicates the length of the pulsed signal transmitted and received by
the radar. As the range increases, the radar transmits longer pulses in order to reach distant targets.
Closer targets, especially rain and waves, also reflect the longer pulses, which can add noise to the
Radar screen. Viewing information about longer-range targets can also decrease the amount of space
available on the Radar screen for viewing information about shorter-range targets, unless you are
using Dual Range mode (page 75).
Tips for Selecting a Radar Range
• Determine what information you need to see on the radar display. For example, do you need
information about nearby weather conditions or targets and traffic, or are you more concerned
about distant weather conditions?
• Assess the environmental conditions in which the radar is being used. Especially in inclement
weather, longer-range radar signals can increase the clutter on the Radar screen and make it more
difficult to view information about shorter-range targets. In rain, shorter-range radar signals can
enable you to view information about nearby objects more effectively, if the Rain Clutter and
FTC settings are configured optimally.
• Select the shortest effective range, given your reason for using radar and the current
environmental conditions.
Selecting a Radar Range
See “Adjusting the Zoom Scale on the Radar Screen” (page 72).
About Gain and Clutter
The gain controls the sensitivity of the radar receiver. The default setting for the gain, Auto, sets
the gain automatically one time, based on average conditions, the range of the radar signal, and
the selected radar mode. The chartplotter does not readjust the gain automatically in response to
changing conditions. To optimize the radar appearance for specific conditions, manually adjust the
gain (page 86).
Clutter is interference caused by the unwanted reflection of radar signals off of unimportant targets.
Common sources of clutter include precipitation, sea waves, and nearby radar sources.
Settings Configurations and Radar Type
When using a GMR 20, 21, 40, 41, 18, 18 HD, 24, 24 HD, 404, or 406, all gain and clutter settings
configured for use in one radar mode are applied to every other radar mode and to the Radar
Overlay.
When using a GMR 604 xHD, 606 xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206 xHD radar, gain and clutter settings
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied to other radar modes, according to
this table.
Setting
Radar Mode
Gain
Sea Clutter
Rain Clutter
FTC
Crosstalk
Harbor, Offshore, Sentry
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure once for all modes
Dual Range: Left Screen Dual Range: Right Screen
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure separately
Configure once for both left and right screens
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When using a GMR 604 xHD, 606 xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206 xHD radar, the last gain and clutter
settings configured for use in any radar mode are applied to the Radar Overlay automatically. For
example, if the gain for the Harbor mode is set to 50%, the gain for the Radar Overlay is set to 50%
automatically. Later, if the gain for the Offshore mode is set to 40%, the gain for the Radar Overlay
is set to 40% automatically.
Default Gain and Clutter Settings
Setting
Gain
Sea Clutter
Rain Clutter
FTC
Crosstalk
Default Value
Auto
Instructions
See “Automatically Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen”
(page 86).
Calm, Medium, or Rough See “Restoring the Default Sea Clutter Setting” (page 88).
Off
See “Restoring the Default Rain Clutter Setting” (page 89).
Off
See “Restoring the Default FTC Setting” (page 89).
On
See Adjusting Crosstalk Clutter on the Radar Screen” (page 91).
Automatically Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen
Auto is the default value for the gain setting. The automatic gain setting for each radar mode is
optimized for that mode, and may differ from the automatic gain setting used for another mode.
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting configured for use in one radar mode may
or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Gain > Auto for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry mode.
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
> Menu >
Gain > Auto for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Gain > Auto for the GPSMAP 7000
series.
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
> Menu >
Gain > Auto for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Gain > Auto for the GPSMAP
7000 series.
The chartplotter sets the gain automatically once, based on average conditions, the range
of the radar signal, and the selected radar mode. The chartplotter does not readjust the gain
automatically in response to changing conditions.
Manually Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen
For optimal radar performance that accounts for actual conditions, you can manually adjust the gain.
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting configured for use in one radar mode may
or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
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3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Gain for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry mode.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Gain for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Gain for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Gain for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Gain for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Select Up to raise the gain, until light speckles appear across the Radar screen.
Data on the Radar screen is refreshed every few seconds. As a result, the effects of manually
adjusting the gain may not appear instantly. Adjust the gain slowly.
5. Select Down to lower the gain until the speckles disappear.
6. If boats, land, or other targets are within range, select Down to lower the gain until the targets
begin to blink.
7. Select Up to raise the gain until the boats, land, or other targets appear steadily lit on the Radar
screen.
8. Minimize the appearance of nearby large objects, if necessary (page 87).
9. Minimize the appearance of side-lobe echoes, if necessary (page 87).
Minimizing Nearby Large-object Interference
Nearby targets of significant size, such as jetty walls, can cause a very bright image of the target to
appear on the Radar screen. This image can obscure smaller targets located near it.
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting configured for use in one radar mode may
or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Gain for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry mode.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Gain for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Gain for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Gain for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Gain for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Select Down to lower the gain until the smaller targets are clearly visible on the Radar screen.
Reducing the gain to eliminate nearby large-object interference may cause smaller or moredistant targets to blink or disappear from the Radar screen.
Minimizing Side-lobe Interference on the Radar Screen
Side-lobe interference may appear to streak outward from a target in a semi-circular pattern. Sidelobe effects can be avoided by reducing the gain or reducing the radar range.
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting configured for use in one radar mode may
or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
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3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Gain for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry mode.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Gain for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Gain for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Gain for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Gain for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Select Down to lower the gain until the semi-circular, streaked pattern disappears from the Radar
screen.
Reducing the gain to eliminate side-lobe interference may cause smaller or more-distant targets
to blink or disappear from the Radar screen.
Restoring the Default Sea Clutter Setting
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the sea clutter setting configured for use in one radar mode
may or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Noise Rejection > Sea Clutter for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry
mode.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Noise Rejection > Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Noise Rejection
> Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Noise Rejection > Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Noise Rejection
> Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Select a setting that reflects present sea conditions: Rough, Medium, or Calm.
Adjusting Sea Clutter on the Radar Screen
You can adjust the appearance of clutter caused by choppy sea conditions. The sea clutter setting
effects the appearance of nearby clutter and targets more than it effects the appearance of distant
clutter and targets. A higher sea clutter setting reduces the appearance of clutter caused by nearby
waves, but it can also reduce or eliminate the appearance of nearby targets.
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the sea clutter setting configured for use in one radar mode
may or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
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3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Noise Rejection > Sea Clutter for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry
mode.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Noise Rejection > Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Noise Rejection
> Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Noise Rejection > Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Noise Rejection
> Sea Clutter for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Select a setting that reflects present sea conditions: Rough, Medium, or Calm.
5. Select Up or Down to decrease or increase the appearance of sea clutter until other targets are
clearly visible on the Radar screen.
Clutter caused by sea conditions may still be visible.
Restoring the Default FTC Setting
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the FTC setting configured for use in one radar mode may
or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Noise Rejection > FTC > Off for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry mode.
> Menu > Noise
• Configure the setting for both screens in Dual Range mode. Select
Rejection > FTC > Off for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Noise Rejection > FTC
> Off for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
Restoring the Default Rain Clutter Setting
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the rain clutter setting configured for use in one radar
mode may or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Noise Rejection > Rain Clutter > Off for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or
Sentry mode.
> Menu
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
> Noise Rejection > Rain Clutter > Off for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Noise
Rejection > Rain Clutter > Off for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
> Menu >
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
Noise Rejection > Rain Clutter > Off for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Noise
Rejection > Rain Clutter > Off for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
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Adjusting Rain Clutter on the Radar Screen
You can adjust the appearance of clutter caused by rain. Reducing the radar range also can minimize
rain clutter (page 72).
Setting
FTC
Rain Clutter
Description
This setting effects the appearance of large, hazy masses of clutter caused by rain at any
distance.
This setting effects the appearance of nearby rain clutter and targets more than it effects
the appearance of distant rain clutter and targets. A higher rain clutter setting reduces
the appearance of clutter caused by nearby rain, but it can also reduce or eliminate the
appearance of nearby targets.
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the rain clutter and FTC settings configured for use in one
radar mode may or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range, or Sentry mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Noise Rejection > FTC for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry mode.
• Configure the setting for both screens in Dual Range mode. Select
> Menu > Noise
Rejection > FTC for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Noise Rejection > FTC for the
GPSMAP 7000 series.
4. Complete an action:
• Select High, Medium, or Low to decrease or increase the appearance of rain clutter, if using
a GMR 20, 21, 40, 41, 18, 18 HD, 24, 24 HD, 404, or 406 radar. Other targets should remain
clearly visible on the Radar screen.
• Select Up or Down to decrease or increase the appearance of rain clutter, if using a GMR 604
xHD, 606 xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206 xHD radar. Other targets should remain clearly visible on
the Radar screen. If the FTC setting is greater than 50%, consider reducing the radar range.
5. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Noise Rejection > Rain Clutter for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry
mode.
• Configure the setting for the short-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
> Menu >
Noise Rejection > Rain Clutter for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Noise Rejection
> Rain Clutter for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
• Configure the setting for the long-range screen in Dual Range mode. Select
> Menu
> Noise Rejection > Rain Clutter for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Right > Noise
Rejection > Rain Clutter for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
6. Select Up or Down to decrease or increase the appearance of nearby rain clutter until other
targets are clearly visible on the Radar screen.
Clutter caused by rain may still be visible.
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Adjusting Crosstalk Clutter on the Radar Screen
You can reduce the appearance of clutter caused by interference from another nearby radar source.
On is the default value for the crosstalk setting.
Note: Depending upon the radar in use, the crosstalk setting configured for use in one radar mode
may or may not be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar Overlay (page 85).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, Dual Range or Sentry mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Noise Rejection > Crosstalk > On for Cruising, Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry
mode.
> Menu > Noise
• Configure the setting for both screens in Dual Range mode. Select
Rejection > Crosstalk > On for the GPSMAP 6000 series. Select Left > Noise Rejection >
Crosstalk > On for the GPSMAP 7000 series.
Radar Display Appearance
Data Bar Settings
Data bars can appear in all Radar modes, and they provide real-time, at-a-glance information.
All data bars configured for use in one radar mode appear in every other radar mode. All data bars
configured for use on the Radar Overlay appear only on the Radar Overlay, and must be configured
separately.
Showing the Cruising Data Bar on the Radar Screen
The cruising data bar shows GPS speed, GPS heading, depth, and GPS position data.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
3. Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Cruising > On.
Configuring the Cruising Data Bar on the Radar Screen
You should show the cruising data bar before you configure it (page 91).
The cruising data bar is divided into four sections, and each section appears in a different corner of
the Radar screen. You can select the type of data that appears in each section of the data bar.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
3. Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Cruising > Data Bar Setup.
4. Select Top Left.
5. Select the type of data to appear in the top left section of the data bar.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the Top Right, Bottom Left, and Bottom Right sections of the data bar.
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Showing the Navigation Data Bar on the Radar Screen
The navigation data bar appears in a row across the top of the Radar screen. The navigation data bar
can show arrival, distance to destination, off-course, bearing, and next turn data.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
3. Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Navigation.
4. Select On or Auto.
Configuring the Navigation Data Bar on the Radar Screen
You should show the navigation data bar before you configure it (page 92).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
3. Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Navigation > Data Bar Setup.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Route Leg. Select On to show waypoint velocity made good when navigating a route
or an Auto Guidance line.
• Select Next Turn > Distance to show next-turn data based on distance.
• Select Next Turn > Time to show next-turn data based on time.
• Select Destination, and select Distance, Time to Destination, or Arrival to indicate how the
destination data appears.
Fishing, Fuel, and Sailing Data Bars
Data Bar
Fishing
Fuel
Sailing
Data Shown
Depth, water temperature, and water speed
Fuel rate, remaining fuel, range, and fuel economy
Water speed, wind speed, wind angle, and wind velocity made good (VMG)
Showing the Fishing, Fuel, and Sailing Data Bars on the Radar Screen
The fishing, fuel, and sailing data bars appear in a row across the bottom of the Radar screen. Only
one of these three data bars can appear at a time.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Fishing > On.
• Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Fuel > On.
• Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Sailing > On.
Note: When you show any one of these three data bars, the other two data bars are hidden
automatically.
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Setting True or Apparent Wind for the Sailing Data Bar
You should show the sailing data bar before you configure it (page 92).
1. From the Home screen, select Radar.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
3. Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Sailing.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Wind > Apparent to show the flow of air experienced while on a boat in motion.
• Select Wind > True to show the flow of air experienced while on a stationary boat.
Wind VMG and Waypoint VMG in the Data Bars
See “How Wind VMG and Waypoint VMG Appear in the Data Bars” (page 65).
Showing the Compass Tape Data Bar
The compass tape data bar appears in a row across the top of the Radar screen, above the navigation
data bar. It shows the current heading, and an indicator that shows the bearing to the desired course
appears while navigating.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Cruising, Harbor, or Offshore mode.
3. Select Menu > Radar Setup > Data Bars > Compass Tape > On.
Radar Display Settings
Setting the Radar Color Scheme
You can set the color scheme used for all Radar screens. This setting does not apply to the Radar
Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Appearance > Color Scheme.
2. Select White, Black (for night mode colors), or Blue.
Setting the Radar Display Orientation
You can set the perspective of the radar display. The orientation setting applies to every radar mode.
This setting does not apply to the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Appearance > Orientation.
2. Complete an action:
• Select North Up to set the top of the map to a north heading.
• Select Head Up to set the top of the map according to the heading data received from a
heading sensor, also known as the magnetic heading. The heading line appears vertically on
the screen.
• Select Course Up to set the map so the direction of navigation is always up.
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Shifting the Field of View on the Radar Screen
You can shift your current location toward the bottom of the screen automatically as your speed
increases. Enter your top speed for the best results. This setting applies to every radar mode. This
setting does not apply to the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Appearance > Look-Ahd Spd > On.
2. Enter the speed:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Radar Navigation Settings
Showing the Heading Line on the Radar Screen
You can show an extension from the bow of the boat in the direction of travel on the Radar screen.
This setting does not apply to the Radar Overlay.
From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Appearance > Heading Line > Show.
Showing and Hiding Range Rings on the Radar Screen
The range rings help you to visualize distances on the Radar screen. This setting does not apply to
the Radar Overlay.
From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Appearance > Rings > Show.
Showing Navigation Lines on the Radar Screen
The navigation lines indicate the course you have set using Route To, Guide To, or Go To. This
setting does not apply to the Radar Overlay.
From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Appearance > Nav Lines > Show.
Radar Scanner and Antenna Settings
Setting the Antenna Rotation Speed
Note: You can set the rotation speed for GMR 18, 18 HD, 24, 24 HD, 404, 406, 604 xHD, 606
xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206 xHD radar only. The antenna does not rotate at high speed in Dual Range
mode.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Rotation Spd.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Normal Speed.
• Select High Speed to increase the speed at which the antenna rotates, which increases the
speed at which the screen updates.
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Setting the Radar Antenna Size
You can indicate the size of the radar antenna in order to optimize the radar picture. Until you
specify the antenna size, the “Radar needs to be configured” message appears.
Note: You can set the antenna size for GMR 404, 406, 604 xHD, 606 xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206
xHD radar only.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Antenna Size.
2. Select 4 Foot or 6 Foot.
Turning On and Configuring a Radar No-transmit Zone
You can indicate an area within which the radar scanner does not transmit signals.
Note: You can set a radar no-transmit zone for GMR 604 xHD, 606 xHD, 1204 xHD, or 1206
xHD radar only.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Enable No-transmit Zone.
The no-transmit zone is indicated by a shaded area on the Radar screen.
2. Select Angle 1 > Adjust > Move.
3. Select Up or Down to adjust the size of the no-transmit zone.
4. Select Angle 2 > Adjust > Move.
5. Select Up or Down to adjust the size of the no-transmit zone.
Front-of-boat Offset
The front-of-boat offset compensates for the physical location of the radar scanner on a boat, if the
radar scanner does not align with the bow-stern axis.
Measuring the Potential Front-of-boat Offset
1. Using a magnetic compass, take an optical bearing of a stationary target located within viewable
range.
2. Measure the target bearing on the radar.
3. If the bearing deviation is more than +/- 1°, set the front-of-boat offset.
Setting the Front-of-boat Offset
Before you can set the front-of-boat offset, you must measure the front-of-boat offset (page 95).
The front-of-boat offset setting configured for use in one radar mode is applied to every other radar
mode and to the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Radar > Radar Setup > Front of Boat.
2. Select and hold Up or Down to adjust the offset.
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Radar Overlay Display Appearance
Adjusting Gain and Clutter on the Radar Overlay
See “About Gain and Clutter” (page 85).
Setting the Radar Overlay Display Orientation
See “Changing the Map Orientation” (page 11).
Setting Data Bars for the Radar Overlay
See “Data Bar Settings” (page 91).
Tracks and Waypoints Settings
Showing Tracks on the Radar Overlay
You can set whether vessel tracks appear on the Radar Overlay.
From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Waypoints & Tracks >
Tracks > On.
Managing Tracks
See “Tracks” (page 39).
Selecting a Waypoint Label Type
You can select the type of labels shown with waypoints on the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Waypoints & Tracks >
Waypoint Display > Display.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Label to identify waypoints using labels.
• Select Comment to show comments as waypoint labels.
• Select Symbol to identify waypoints using symbols.
Managing Waypoints
See “Waypoints” (page 34).
Alarms and Other Vessel Settings
Setting the Safe-zone Collision Alarm
See “Setting the Safe-zone Collision Alarm” (page 18).
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
See “Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats” (page 79).
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Showing Other Vessels on the Radar Overlay
AIS requires the use of an external AIS device and active transponder signals from other vessels.
You can configure how other vessels appear on the Radar Overlay. The display range setting
configured for the Radar Overlay is applied only to the Radar Overlay. The details and projected
heading settings configured for the Radar Overlay are also applied to all radar modes.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Other Vessels > Display
Setup.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Display Range to indicate the distance from your location in which AIS vessels appear.
Select a distance.
• Select Details > Show to show details about AIS-activated and MARPA-tagged vessels.
• Select Proj. Heading to set the projected heading time for AIS-activated and MARPA-tagged
vessels. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the
heading. For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Trails to show the tracks of AIS vessels. Select the length of the track that appears
using a trail.
Radar Overlay Navigation Display Settings
Changing the Map Zoom Detail
You can adjust the amount of detail shown on the map, at different zoom levels, for the Radar
Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup > Chart Setup >
Detail.
2. Select a level of detail.
Showing an Inset Map while Panning
You can control whether an inset map appears while panning the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup > Chart Setup > Inset
Map.
2. Complete an action:
• Select On to show an inset map while panning.
• Select Auto to show an inset map only when the position icon ( ) is no longer visible on the
screen.
Showing and Configuring the Heading Line
The heading line is an extension drawn on the map from the bow of the boat in the direction of
travel. You can configure the appearance of the heading line on the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup > Chart Setup >
Heading Line.
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2. Complete an action:
• Select Distance to set the distance to the end of the heading line. For the GPSMAP 6000
series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the distance. For the GPSMAP 7000
series, use the on-screen keyboard.
• Select Time to set the amount of time until you reach the end of the heading line. For the
GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the time. For the
GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
Showing and Configuring Spot Depth Soundings
On the Radar Overlay, you can turn on spot soundings and set a dangerous depth.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup > Chart Setup > Spot
Depths > On.
2. Select Spot Depths > Dangerous.
3. Enter the dangerous depth:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
4. Select Done.
Showing and Configuring Navaid Symbols
You can show and configure the appearance of navaid symbols on the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup > Chart Setup >
Symbols.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Navaid Size to set the size of the navaid symbols shown on the map. Select a size.
• Select Navaid Type > NOAA to show the NOAA navaid symbol set on the map.
• Select Navaid Type > IALA to show the IALA navaid symbol set on the map.
Showing Additional Chart Details
You can show additional information on the Radar Overlay.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup > Chart Setup >
Symbols.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Land POIs > On to show land-based points of interest (POIs).
• Select Light Sectors to show the sector in which a navigational light is visible. Select On to
filter out light sectors depending on the zoom level.
• Select Chart Borders > On to show what area the maps cover when using a BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
• Select Photo Points > On to show camera icons when using a BlueChart g2 Vision data card.
Setting the Front-of-boat Offset
See “Front-of-boat Offset” (page 95).
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When connected to an optional Garmin GSD 22 sounder module and a transducer, your chartplotter
can be used as a fishfinder. The GSD 22 connects through the Garmin Marine Network and shares
sonar data with every chartplotter connected to the network.
Sonar Views
The chartplotter shows sonar data using three different views: a full-screen view, a split-zoom view,
and a split-frequency view.
Full-screen Sonar View
The full-screen sonar view shows a full-view graph of sonar readings from a transducer. The range
scale along the right side of the screen shows the depth of detected objects as the screen scrolls from
the right to the left.
From the Home screen, select Sonar > Full Screen.
Depth, temperature,
and water speed
Suspended
target
Bottom
Range
GPS speed and
GPS heading
Transducer
frequency
Full-screen Sonar View
Setting the Zoom Level on the Full-screen View
You can zoom in to a section of the full-screen sonar view.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Full Screen > Menu > Zoom.
2. Complete an action:
• Select 2x Zoom Auto Lock to zoom in on the sonar data at two-times magnification.
• Select 4x Zoom Auto Lock to zoom in on the sonar data at four-times magnification.
• Select Adjustable Zoom to set the depth range of the magnified area manually. Select Up or
Down to set the depth range of the magnified area. Select Zoom In or Zoom Out to increase
or decrease the magnification of the magnified area. Select Done.
• Select Bottom Lock to zoom in on sonar data from the bottom depth, and select Up or Down
to set the depth range of the magnified area. Select Done.
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Split-zoom Sonar View
The split-zoom sonar view shows a full-view graph of sonar readings and a magnified portion of that
graph on the same screen.
From the Home screen, select Sonar > Split Zoom.
Depth, temperature,
and water speed
Zoomed depth
scale
Zoom
window
GPS speed and
GPS heading
Range
Zoom level
Transducer frequency
Split-zoom Sonar View
Split-frequency Sonar View
In the split-frequency sonar view, the left side of the screen shows a full-view graph of 200 kHz
frequency sonar data, and the right side of the screen shows a full-view graph of 50 kHz frequency
sonar data.
Note: The split-frequency sonar view requires the use of a dual-frequency transducer.
From the Home screen, select Sonar > Split Frequency.
Depth, temperature,
and water speed
Range
GPS speed and
GPS heading
Transducer
frequencies
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Transducer Temperature Log
If you are using a temperature-capable transducer, the Temperature Log screen keeps a graphic log
of temperature readings over time. The current temperature and depth appear in the upper-left corner
of the screen. The temperature appears along the right side and the time elapsed appears along the
bottom. The graph scrolls to the left as information is received.
From the Home screen, select Sonar > Temp Log.
Setting the Temperature Log Range and Time Scales
You can indicate the amount of time and the range of temperatures that appear in the transducer
temperature log.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Temp Log.
2. Select Menu.
3. Complete an action:
• Select Duration to set the time-elapsed scale. The default setting is 10 minutes. Increasing
the time-elapsed scale allows you to view temperature variations over a longer period of time.
Decreasing the time-elapsed scale allows you to view more detail over a shorter period of
time.
• Select Scale to set the temperature-range scale. The default setting is 4 degrees. Increasing
the temperature-range scale allows you to view more variation in temperature. Decreasing the
temperature-range scale allows you to view more detail in the variation.
Temperature
and depth
Temperature
range
Time
elapsed
Transducer Temperature Log
Waypoints on the Sonar Screen
Pausing the Sonar Display
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar.
2. Select a sonar view.
3. Select Menu > Pause Sonar.
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Creating a Waypoint on the Sonar Screen
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar.
2. Select a sonar view.
3. Select Menu > Pause Sonar.
4. Set the location of the waypoint using the intersection point of the depth line and the distance
line:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to move the intersection point.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch and drag the intersection point.
5. Select Create Waypoint.
Sonar Display Appearance
You can define and adjust settings for all sonar views.
Setting Sonar Screen Scroll Speed
You can set the rate at which the sonar scrolls from right to left.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > Scroll Speed.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Ultrascroll™, Fast, Medium, or Slow to set the scroll speed manually.
• Select Auto to have the scroll speed automatically adjust to the water speed of your boat, if
you are using a water-speed sensor or a speed-capable transducer.
Showing Surface Noise
You can set whether the sonar returns near the surface of the water appear. Hide surface noise to help
reduce clutter.
From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > Surface Noise > Show.
Showing and Configuring a Depth Line
You can set whether a quick-reference depth line appears.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > Depth Line > Show.
2. Set the depth of the reference line:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch and drag the line.
Showing the A-Scope
The A-Scope is a vertical flasher along the right side of the screen that shows instantaneously the
range to targets along a scale.
From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > A-Scope > On.
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Showing Overlay Numbers
You must have a water-speed sensor or a speed-capable transducer to show water speed information,
and you must have a water-temperature sensor or a temperature-capable transducer to show water
temperature information.
You can set water temperature, unit voltage, water speed (if your transducer is capable), and
navigation information to appear automatically on the Sonar screens. The navigation information
always includes GPS speed and GPS heading, and includes bearing and off-course information while
navigating.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > Overlay Numbers.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Water Temp > Auto.
• Select Unit Voltage > Show.
• Select Water Speed > Auto.
• Select Navigation > Auto.
If you select Auto, and if the transducer is capable, the data appears on the Sonar screen.
Configuring the Appearance of Suspended Targets
You can set how the sonar interprets suspended targets.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > Appearance > Fish Symbols.
2. Complete an action:
• Select
to show suspended targets as symbols with background sonar information.
to show suspended targets as symbols with background sonar information and
• Select
target depth information.
• Select
to show suspended targets as symbols.
• Select
to show suspended targets as symbols with target depth information.
Showing and Configuring the Whiteline
You can highlight the strongest signal from the bottom to help define the hardness or softness of the
signal.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > Appearance > Whiteline.
2. Complete an action:
• Select High to turn on the whiteline with the most-sensitive setting. Almost all strong returns
are highlighted in white.
• Select Medium to turn on the whiteline with many strong returns highlighted in white.
• Select Low to turn on the whiteline with the least-sensitive setting. Only the strongest returns
are highlighted in white.
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Setting the Color Scheme
You can set the color scheme for all sonar screens.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar > Sonar Setup > Appearance.
2. Complete an action:
• Select Color Scheme > Blue.
• Select Color Scheme > White.
Adjusting the Gain on the Sonar Screen
You can control the sensitivity of the sonar receiver. To see more detail, increase the gain. If the
screen is cluttered, decrease the gain.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar.
2. Select a sonar view.
3. Select Menu > Gain.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Auto to allow the chartplotter to adjust the gain automatically.
• Select Up or Down to increase or decrease the gain manually.
5. Select Done.
Adjusting the Noise Rejection on the Sonar Screen
The Noise Rejection setting appears only when you have manually increased or decreased the gain
setting (page 104).
You can minimize the appearance of weak sonar returns by increasing the noise rejection.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar.
2. Select a sonar view.
3. Select Menu > Noise Reject.
4. Select Up or Down.
Selecting Frequencies
You can indicate which frequencies appear on the sonar screen when using a dual frequency
transducer. You can show data from a 200 kHz sonar signal, data from a 50 kHz sonar signal, or data
from both signals simultaneously.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar.
2. Select a sonar view.
3. Select Menu > Frequency.
4. Complete an action:
• Select 200 kHz to show data from a 200 kHz sonar signal. This is useful mainly for more
shallow, inland waters.
• Select 50 kHz to show data from a 50 kHz sonar signal. This is useful mainly for deeper
waters.
• Select Dual to show both 200 kHz and 50 kHz data.
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Adjusting the Range of the Depth Scale
You can adjust the range of the depth scale that appears on the right side of the screen.
1. From the Home screen, select Sonar.
2. Select a sonar view.
3. Select Menu > Range.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Auto to allow the chartplotter to adjust the depth scale automatically.
• Select Up or Down to increase or decrease the depth scale manually.
5. Select Done.
Sonar Alarms
Setting the Shallow Water and Deep Water Alarms
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > Sonar.
2. Select Shallow Water > On to set an alarm to sound when the depth is less than the specified
value.
3. Enter the depth that triggers the shallow water alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
4. Select Done.
5. Select Deep Water > On to set an alarm to sound when the depth is greater than the specified
value.
6. Enter the depth that triggers the deep water alarm:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
7. Select Done.
Setting the Water Temperature Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when the transducer reports a temperature that is 2°F (1.1°C) above or
below the specified temperature.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > Sonar > Water Temp > On.
2. Enter a water temperature:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
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Setting the Fish Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when the chartplotter detects a suspended target of the specified
symbols.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Alarms > Sonar > Fish.
2. Complete an action:
• Select
to sound an alarm for all fish sizes.
• Select
to sound an alarm for medium and large fish only.
• Select
to sound an alarm for large fish only.
Transducer Configuration
Setting the Keel Offset
The keel offset compensates for the surface reading for the depth of a keel, making it possible to
measure depth from the bottom of the keel instead of from the transducer location. Enter a positive
number to offset for a keel. You can enter a negative number to compensate for a large vessel that
may draw several feet of water.
1. Complete an action, based on the location of the transducer:
• If the transducer is installed at the water line, measure the distance from the transducer
location to the keel of the boat. Enter this value in step 3 as a positive number.
• If the transducer is installed at the bottom of the keel, measure the distance from the
transducer to the water line. Enter this value in step 3 as a negative number.
Transducer at the water line
A (+) positive number
shows depth at the bottom
of the keel.
Transducer at the bottom of
the keel
A (-) negative number
shows depth at the surface.
Keel Offset
2. From the Home screen, select Configure > My Boat > Keel Offset.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the distance
measured in step 1. Ensure that you enter a positive or a negative number based on the
location of the transducer.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the distance measured
in step 1. Ensure that you enter a positive or a negative number based on the location of the
transducer.
4. Select Done.
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Setting the Water Temperature Offset
You must have a water-temperature sensor or a temperature-capable transducer.
The temperature offset compensates for the temperature reading from a temperature sensor.
1. Measure the water temperature using the temperature sensor or temperature-capable transducer
that is connected to the chartplotter.
2. Measure the water temperature using a different temperature sensor or thermometer that is known
to be accurate.
3. Subtract the water temperature measured in step 1 from the water temperature measured in
step 2.
This is the temperature offset. Enter this value in step 5 as a positive number if the sensor
connected to the chartplotter measures the water temperature as being colder than it actually
is. Enter this value in step 5 as a negative number if the sensor connected to the chartplotter
measures the water temperature as being warmer than it actually is.
4. From the Home screen, select Configure > My Boat > Temp Offset.
5. Enter the temperature offset calculated in step 3:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad to enter the
temperature offset.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the temperature offset.
6. Select Done.
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Digital Selective Calling
Networked Chartplotter and VHF Radio Functionality
The following table indicates the features that are available when you connect your chartplotter to a
VHF radio over a NMEA 0183 network or a NMEA 2000 network.
Functionality
NMEA 0183
VHF Radio
The chartplotter can transfer your GPS
X
position to your radio. If your radio is
capable, GPS position information is
transmitted with DSC calls.
The chartplotter can receive DSC distress X
and position information from the radio
(page 110)
The chartplotter can track the positions
X
of vessels sending position reports
(page 110).
The chartplotter allows you to quickly set
up and send individual routine call details
to your Garmin VHF radio
(page 113).
When you initiate a man-overboard
distress call from your radio, the
chartplotter shows the man-overboard
screen and prompts you to navigate to the
man-overboard point (page 110).
When you initiate a man-overboard
distress call from your chartplotter, the
radio shows the Distress Call page to
initiate a man-overboard distress call
(page 110).
NMEA 2000
VHF Radio
X
Garmin
NMEA 0183
VHF Radio
X
Garmin
NMEA 2000
VHF Radio
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Turning On DSC
From the Home screen, select Configure > Other Vessels > DSC.
About the DSC List
The DSC list is a log of the most-recent DSC calls and other DSC contacts you have entered. The
DSC list can contain up to 100 entries. The DSC list shows the most-recent call from a boat. If a
second call is received from the same boat, it replaces the first call in the call list.
Viewing the DSC List
Your chartplotter must be connected to a VHF radio that supports DSC in order to view the DSC list.
From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
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Adding a DSC Contact
You can add a vessel to your DSC list. You can make calls to a DSC contact from the chartplotter
(page 113).
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List > Add Contact.
2. Enter the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) of the vessel:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker or the Numeric Keypad.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
3. Select Done.
4. Enter the name of the vessel:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard.
5. Select Done.
Incoming Distress Calls
If your Garmin chartplotter and VHF radio are connected using NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000, your
chartplotter alerts you when your VHF radio receives a DSC distress call. If position information
was sent with the distress call, that information is also available and recorded with the call.
The symbol designates a distress call in the DSC list and marks the position of the vessel on the
Navigation chart at the time when the DSC distress call was sent.
Viewing the DSC Distress Call Report
See “Viewing a Position Report” (page 110).
Calling a Vessel in Distress
See “Making an Individual Routine Call” (page 113).
Navigating to a Vessel in Distress
The symbol designates a distress call in the DSC list and marks the position of a vessel on the
Navigation chart at the time a DSC distress call is sent.
See “Navigating to a Tracked Vessel” (page 110).
Creating a Waypoint at the Position of a Vessel in Distress
See “Creating a Waypoint at the Position of a Tracked Vessel” (page 110).
Editing Information in a DSC Call Report
See “Editing Information in a Position Report” (page 111).
Deleting a DSC Call Report
See “Deleting a Position Report” (page 111).
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Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from a VHF Radio
When your Garmin chartplotter is connected to a Garmin NMEA 2000-compatible radio, and
you initiate a man-overboard DSC distress call from your radio, your Garmin chartplotter shows
the man-overboard screen and prompts you to navigate to the man-overboard point. If you have
a Garmin autopilot system connected to the network, your chartplotter prompts you to start a
Williamson’s turn to the man-overboard point.
If you cancel the man-overboard distress call on the radio, the chartplotter screen prompting you to
activate navigation to the man-overboard location disappears.
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from the Chartplotter
When your Garmin chartplotter is connected to a Garmin NMEA 2000-compatible radio and you
activate navigation to a man-overboard location, the radio shows the Distress Call page so you can
quickly initiate a man-overboard distress call.
On the radio, press and hold the DISTRESS key for at least three seconds to send the distress call.
For information on placing distress calls from your radio, see your Garmin VHF Radio Owner’s
Manual. You can mark an MOB and navigate to it (page 34).
Position Tracking
When you connect your Garmin chartplotter to a VHF radio using NMEA 0183, you can track
vessels that send position reports. This feature is also available with NMEA 2000, provided that the
vessel sends the correct PGN data (PGN 129808; DSC Call Information).
Every position report call received is logged in the DSC list (page 108).
Viewing a Position Report
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
2. Select a position-report call.
3. Select Review.
4. Select Next Page or Previous Page to switch between details of the position report and a
Navigation chart marking the location.
Calling a Tracked Vessel
See “Making an Individual Routine Call” (page 113).
Navigating to a Tracked Vessel
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
2. Select a position-report call.
3. Select Review > Navigate To.
4. Select Go To or Route To (page 32).
Creating a Waypoint at the Position of a Tracked Vessel
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
2. Select a position-report call.
3. Select Review > Next Page > Create Waypoint.
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Editing Information in a Position Report
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
2. Select a position-report call.
3. Select Review > Edit.
4. Complete an action:
• Select Name. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to enter the name of the vessel.
For the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Symbol and select a new symbol. Select Done.
• Select Comment. For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to enter the comment. For
the GPSMAP 7000 series, use the on-screen keyboard. Select Done.
• Select Trail > Show to show a trail line for the vessel, if your radio is tracking the position of
the vessel.
• Select Trail Line. Select a color for the trail line.
Deleting a Position-Report Call
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
2. Select a position-report call.
3. Select Review > Clear Report.
Vessel Trails on the Navigation Chart
You can view trails for all tracked vessels on the Navigation chart, the Fishing chart, the Mariner’s
Eye 3D chart view, and the Radar Overlay. By default, a black dot appears for each previously
reported position of a tracked vessel, and a Blue Flag symbol indicates the last reported position
of the vessel. A black line indicating the path of the vessel also appears.
You must enable the DSC Trails setting in order to view trails for tracked vessels (page 112).
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
Last-reported
vessel position
Position-report
location
Vessel trail
Vessel Trail on the Navigation Chart
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Showing and Setting the Duration of Trails for All Tracked Vessels
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Other Vessels > DSC > DSC Trails.
4. Select the number of hours to show tracked vessels on the chart or 3D chart view.
For example, if you select 4 Hours, all trail points that are less than four hours old appear for all
tracked vessels.
Showing the Trail Line for a Tracked Vessel
You can show the trail line for a specific tracked vessel.
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Other Vessels > DSC > DSC List.
4. Select a vessel.
5. Select Review > Edit > Trail > Show.
Changing the Appearance of a Trail Line
You can change the appearance of a trail line for a specific tracked vessel.
Note: The Fishing chart and Mariner’s Eye 3D are available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2
Vision data card.
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, Perspective 3D, or Mariner’s Eye 3D.
3. Select Menu > Other Vessels > DSC > DSC List.
4. Select a vessel.
5. Select Review > Edit > Trail Line.
6. Select a color for the trail line.
Individual Routine Calls
When you connect your Garmin chartplotter to a Garmin VHF NMEA 2000-compatible radio,
you can use the chartplotter interface to set up an individual routine call. When setting up an
individual routine call from your chartplotter, you can select the DSC channel on which you want to
communicate (page 113). The radio transmits this request with your call.
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Selecting a DSC Channel
Note: The selection of a DSC channel is limited to those channels that are available in all
frequency bands: 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, or 77. The default channel is 72.
If you select a different channel, the chartplotter uses that channel for subsequent calls until you call
using another channel.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
2. Select a vessel or a station to call.
3. Select Review > Call with Radio > Channel.
4. Select a channel.
Making an Individual Routine Call
NOTE: When initiating a call from the chartplotter, if the radio does not have an MMSI number
programmed, the radio will not receive call information.
1. From the Home screen, select Information > DSC List.
2. Select a vessel or a station to call.
3. Select Review > Call with Radio > Send.
The chartplotter sends information about the call to the radio.
4. On your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.
Making an Individual Routine Call to an AIS Target
When you connect your Garmin chartplotter to a Garmin VHF NMEA 2000-compatible radio, you
can use the chartplotter interface to set up an individual routine call to an AIS target. Before you start
the call, you can select a DSC channel other than the default channel, channel 72 (page 113).
1. From the Home screen, select Charts.
2. Select a chart or a 3D chart view.
3. Complete an action:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, use the Rocker to select an AIS target
.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, touch an AIS target .
4. Select AIS Vessel > Call with Radio > Send.
The chartplotter sends information about the call to the radio.
5. On your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.
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Appendix
Specifications
Physical Specifications
Specification
Size
Weight
Display
Devices
GPSMAP 6008, 6208
GPSMAP 6012, 6212
GPSMAP 7012, 7212
GPSMAP 7015, 7215
GPSMAP 6008, 6208
GPSMAP 6012, 6212
GPSMAP 7012, 7212
GPSMAP 7015, 7215
GPSMAP 6008, 6208
GPSMAP 6012, 6212,
7012, 7212
GPSMAP 7015, 7215
All models
Measurement
W × H × D: 11 1/2 × 7 3/8 × 5 7/8 in. (291.5 × 187.8 × 148.5 mm)
W × H × D: 15 1/32 × 9 57/64 × 5 27/32 in. (381.7 × 251.2 × 148.7 mm)
W × H × D: 13 9/32 × 9 7/8 × 5 27/32 in. (336.8 × 251.5 × 147.8 mm)
W × H × D: 15 17/32 × 11 27/32 × 5 7/8 in. (394.9 × 300.7 × 148.5 mm)
11 lb., 5 oz. (5.12 kg)
15 lb., 15 oz. (7.23 kg)
15 lb., 5 oz. (6.94 kg)
17 lb., 6 oz. (7.87 kg)
W × H: 6 3/4 × 5 1/8 in. (174 × 131.3 mm)
W × H: 9 11/16 × 7 1/4 in. (245.8 × 184.3 mm)
W × H: 12 × 9 in. (304.1 × 228.1 mm)
Fully Gasketed, high-impact plastic and aluminum alloy, waterproof
to IEC 60529 IPX-7
Temp. Range
All models
From 5°F to 131°F (from -15°C to 55°C)
Compass Safe GPSMAP 6008, 6208 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Distance
GPSMAP 6012, 6212 16 in. (40.6 cm)
GPSMAP 7012, 7212 25 in. (63.5 cm)
GPSMAP 7015, 7215 17 in. (43.2 cm)
- Lamps inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local,
Hg state, or federal laws. For information, go to: www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/environment/disposal.jsp.
Case
GPS Performance
Specification Parameter
Receiver
Acquisition
Time
Update Rate
Accuracy
Velocity
Power
Specification
Source
Usage
Measurement
GPS 17x high-sensitivity differential-ready 12 parallel channel WAAS-capable
receiver
Warm
Approximately 38 sec. (The device is at or near the last location at which you
recently acquired satellites)
Cold
Approximately 45 sec. (The device has moved more than about 500 mi. (800
km) since it was turned off)
Reacquisition < 2 seconds
1/sec., continuous
GPS
<33 ft. (10 m) 95% typical
DGPS
10-16 ft. (3-5 m) 95% typical (WAAS/EGNOS accuracy)
0.05 m/sec. steady state
Devices
All models
GPSMAP 6008, 6208
GPSMAP 6012, 6212, 7012, 7212
GPSMAP 7015, 7215
Fuse
All models
NMEA 2000 Load Equivalency Number (LEN) All models
NMEA 2000 Draw
All models
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Measurement
10-35 VDC
35 W max. at 10 VDC
45 W max. at 10 VDC
65 W max. at 10 VDC
7.5 A, 42 V fast-acting
2
75 mA maximum
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Calibrating the GPSMAP 7000 Series Touchscreen
The GPSMAP 7000 series chartplotter touchscreen does not normally require calibration. However,
if the buttons do not seem to be responding properly, use the following process to calibrate the
screen.
1. While the chartplotter is turned off, press the Power key.
The Warning screen appears.
2. Touch anywhere on the black portion of the screen for approximately 15 seconds until the
calibration screen appears.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen until “Calibration is complete” appears.
4. Touch OK.
Screenshots
Note: To capture screenshots using a GPSMAP 7012, 7212, 7015 or 7515, you must use the
Garmin RF Wireless Remote Control.
You can capture as a bitmap (.BMP) file a screenshot of any screen shown on your chartplotter, and
transfer the file to your computer.
Capturing Screenshots
1. Insert a memory card into the SD card slot on the front of the chartplotter.
2. Select Configure > System > Beeper/Display > Screenshot Capture > On.
3. Go to a screen you want to capture.
4. Take a screenshot:
• For the GPSMAP 6000 series, press the HOME key for at least six seconds.
• For the GPSMAP 7000 series, press the HOME button on the Garmin RF Wireless Remote
Control for at least six seconds.
The Screenshot Taken window appears.
5. Select OK.
Copying Screenshots to a Computer
1. Remove the memory card from the chartplotter and insert it into an SD card reader that is
attached to a computer.
2. From Windows Explorer, open the Garmin\scrn folder on the memory card.
3. Copy a .BMP file from the card and paste it to any location on the computer.
Viewing GPS Satellite Locations
You can view the relative position of GPS satellites in the sky.
From the Home screen, select Configure > System > GPS.
System Information
Viewing System Information
See “Viewing System Information” (page 4).
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Viewing the Event Log
The event log shows a list of system events.
From the Home screen, select Configure > System > System Information > Event Log.
Saving System Information to a Memory Card
You can save system information to a memory card as a troubleshooting tool. A Garmin Product
Support representative may ask you to use this information to retrieve data about the marine
network.
1. Insert a memory card into the SD card slot on the chartplotter.
2. Select Configure > System > System Information > Save to Card.
3. Remove the memory card.
Restoring the Original Chartplotter Factory Settings
Note: This procedure deletes all settings information you have entered.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > System > System Information > Factory Settings >
Reset.
2. Select Yes.
Communication with Wireless Devices
Connecting a Wireless Device
You can allow wireless devices, such as a remote control or an optical mouse, to communicate with
the chartplotter.
From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > Wireless Devices > New
Connections > Yes.
Disconnecting a Wireless Device
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > Wireless Devices.
2. Select a wireless device.
3. Select Disconnect.
Garmin Marine Network
The Garmin Marine Network allows you to share data from Garmin peripheral devices with Garmin
chartplotters quickly and easily. You can connect a GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotter to a
Garmin Marine Network to receive data from and share data with other Marine Network-compatible
devices and chartplotters.
Transferring Data over the Garmin Marine Network
See “Chartplotter Data Management” (page 69).
Configuring Networked Devices
See “Networked Device Configuration” (page 71).
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NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000
A GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotter can accept data from both NMEA 0183 compliant devices
and certain NMEA 2000 devices connected to an existing NMEA 2000 network on your boat.
NMEA 0183
The NMEA 0183 data cable included with each GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotter supports the
NMEA 0183 standard, which is used to wire various NMEA 0183-compliant devices, such as VHF
radios, NMEA instruments, autopilots, wind sensors, and heading sensors.
A GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotter can receive data from up to four NMEA 0183-compliant
devices and send GPS data to up to six NMEA 0183-compliant devices.
To wire the GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotter to optional NMEA 0183-compliant devices, see
the GPSMAP 6000/7000 Series Installation Instructions.
Approved NMEA 0183 Sentences
GPAPB, GPBOD, GPBWC, GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE,
GPVTG, GPWPL, GPXTE, and Garmin proprietary sentences­ PGRME, PGRMM, and PGRMZ.
This chartplotter also includes support for the WPL sentence, DSC, and sonar NMEA 0183 input
with support for the DPT (depth) or DBT, MTW (water temp), and VHW (water temp, speed, and
heading) sentences.
Configuring NMEA 0183 Output Sentences
You can configure how the chartplotter sees NMEA 0183 output sentences.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup > Output
Sentences.
2. Select a setting: Sounder, Route, System, or Garmin.
3. Select one or more NMEA 0183 output sentences.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to configure additional settings.
Setting the Communication Format for Each NMEA 0183 Port
You can configure the input/output format for each port to use when connecting your chartplotter to
external NMEA devices, a computer, or other Garmin devices.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup > Port
Types.
2. Select an input or output port.
3. Select an input/output format:
• Select NMEA Std. to support the input or output of standard NMEA 0183 data, DSC, and
sonar NMEA input support for the DPT, MTW, and VHW sentences.
• Select NMEA High Speed to support the input or output of standard 0183 data for most AIS
receivers.
• Select Garmin to support the input or output of Garmin-proprietary data for interfacing with
Garmin software.
4. Repeat step 3 to configure additional input/output ports.
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Setting Decimal Precision for NMEA 0183 Output
You can adjust the number of digits to the right of the decimal point for transmission of NMEA
output.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup > Posn.
Precision.
2. Select Two Digits, Three Digits, or Four Digits.
Setting Waypoint Labels for NMEA 0183 Output
You can configure how the chartplotter provides waypoint identifiers.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup > Waypoint
IDs.
2. Select Names or Numbers.
Resetting NMEA 0183 Communication Default Settings
You can reset NMEA 0183 settings to their default values.
From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup > Defaults
> OK.
Viewing NMEA 0183 Diagnostic Information
The NMEA 0183 Diagnostics screen is a troubleshooting tool used by installers to verify that NMEA
0183 data is being sent across the system.
From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup >
Diagnostics.
NMEA 2000
GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotters are NMEA 2000 certified and can receive data from a
NMEA 2000 network installed on the boat to show specific information on the Information screen,
such as depth, speed, water temperature, wind speed and direction, and engine data.
To connect a GPSMAP 6000/7000 series chartplotter to an existing NMEA 2000 network and to
see a list of supported NMEA 2000 PGN numbers, see the GPSMAP 6000/7000 Series Installation
Instructions.
Viewing a List of NMEA 2000 Network Devices
You can view the devices connected to the NMEA 2000 network.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 2000 Setup > Device
List.
2. Select a device for a list of options.
Selecting a Preferred Data Source
If more than one data source is available, you can select the data source you want to use.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > Preferred Sources.
2. Select a type of data.
3. Select Change Source.
4. Select a data source.
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Transmitting NMEA 0183 Data over a NMEA 2000 Network
You can turn on, configure, or turn off output bridging. Output bridging occurs when a chartplotter
takes NMEA 0183 data it receives from any source, formats it into NMEA 2000 data, and sends it
over the NMEA 2000 bus.
1. From the Home screen, select Configure > Communications > NMEA 2000 Setup > Output
Bridging.
2. Complete an action:
• Select On to enable output bridging from the chartplotter.
• Select Auto to allow the chartplotters on the network to negotiate with each other to
determine which chartplotter will perform this function. Only one chartplotter on the network
can bridge NMEA 0183 data over the NMEA 2000 bus at a time.
All GPSMAP 6000 series and 7000 series units are NMEA 2000 certified.
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Index
Index
A
active tracks
clearing 41
retracing 40
saving 40
add turn 36
aerial photos 21, 26
AIS
radar 79
targeting 15, 113
threats 18, 79
alarms
anchor drag 67
arrival 67
clock 68
collision 15, 18, 77, 79
deep water 105
fish 106
GPS accuracy 68
navigation 67
off course 67
shallow water 105
sonar 105
system 68
total fuel onboard 68
unit voltage 68
water temperature 105
anchor drag alarm 67
animated currents, tides 10, 27
antenna
rotation speed 94
size 95
apparent wind 64, 93
arrival alarm 67
Auto Guidance
BlueChart g2 Vision 27
line 59
navigation 7
shoreline distance 60
autopilot 41
B
backlight 1, 3
basemap version 4
BlueChart g2 Vision
aerial photos 13
chart borders 13
chart symbols 7
data cards 21
Fish Eye 3D 24
Mariner’s Eye 3D 22
POIs 27
C
celestial information 48
charts
borders 13
details 13
fishing 21
navigation 6
symbols 7, 13, 98
clock alarm 68
clutter
cross talk 85
default settings 86
FTC 85, 89, 90
radar type 85
rain 85, 89, 90
sea 85, 88
collision alarm 15, 18, 77, 79
color mode 3
color scheme
radar 93
sonar 104
combinations
customizing 28
data fields 29
focus screen 30
functions 28
instrumentation data 30
layout 28
selecting 28
combinations data field
adding 29
editing 30
removing 29
compass roses 14
compass tape data bar 65, 93
connectors 2
coordinate systems 61
courses 33, 35
cross talk 85, 91
cruising data bar 63, 91
Cruising mode 73
current stations
indicators 10, 27
nearby 47
reports 47
D
dangerous depth 12
data
backup 71
copying 69
data bars
compass tape 65, 93
cruising 63, 91
fishing 64, 92
fuel 64, 92
navigation 63, 92
radar 91
sailing 64, 92
data cards 4
BlueChart g2 Vision 21
data management 69
daylight saving time 62
deep water alarm 105
depth shading 13
destinations 32
navigating to 43
navigation chart 32
selecting 32
Where To? 32
digital selective calling
channels 113
contacts 109
turning on 108
distress calls 109, 110
DSC 108
Dual Range mode 75
E
EBL
measuring 81
showing 80
engine gauges 51
combinations screen 30
configuring 51
cycling screens 51
status alarms 52
event log 95
F
factory settings 3, 116
fish alarm 106
Fish Eye 3D
data bars 62
object information 9
sonar cone 24
suspended targets 24
tracks 24
fishing chart
AIS 18
currents 10
data bars 62
heading line 12
inset map 8
map orientation 11
MARPA 18
navaids 13, 25
navigation 7
object information 9
panning 8
Radar Overlay 21, 84
roses 14
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satellite imagery 11, 25
tide stations 10
world map 11
zoom detail 11
fishing data bar 64, 92
front-of-boat offset 95
front panel 1
FTC 85, 89, 90
fuel capacity 66
fuel data bar 64, 92
fuel gauges
combinations screen 30
configuring 51
fuel economy 54
status alarms 52
synchronizing with fuel 54
viewing 53
fuel onboard 68
full-screen view 99
G
gain
default setting 86
large objects 87
radar 85
radar type 85
side lobes 87
sonar 104
Garmin Marine Network 71
gauges
analog 52
digital 52
engine 51
fuel 53
limits 52
maximums 52
status alarms 52
trip 54
type 52
Go To 33, 42
GPS
accuracy alarm 68
performance 114
signals 3
graphs
air temperature 50
atmospheric pressure 50
configuring 49
depth 51
environmental data 48
water temperature 50
wind angle 50
wind speed 49
guard zone 76
Guide To 33, 42
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H
Harbor mode 74
hazard colors 22
heading 93
heading line 12, 94, 97
heading reference 61
home screen 5
I
IALA symbols 13, 98
ID number 4
inset map 8, 97
instrumentation data
combinations 30
cycling 30
K
keel offset 106
keys
power i, 1
range 1, 6, 19
soft i, 1
L
land-based POIs 13, 98
lane width 20
language 3, 58
large-object interference 87
light sectors 13
M
magnetic heading 11, 93
magnetic variation 61
man overboard 5, 34, 35
Mariner’s Eye 3D
AIS 18
data bars 62
hazard colors 22
lane width 20
MARPA 18
object information 9
range rings 20
safe depth 23
satellite imagery 22
surface radar 20
marine services 14, 33, 42
MARPA
Sentry mode 75
tagged object 78
targeting 77
threats 18, 79
memory card 4, 70
N
navaids 13, 19, 25, 98
navigation alarms 67
navigation chart
aerial photos 26
AIS 18
chart borders 13
dangerous depth 12
data bars 62
depth shading 13
heading line 12
land-based POIs 13
light sectors 13
marine service points 14
MARPA 18
navaid symbols 13
object information 9
orientation 11
panning 8
photo points 13
Radar Overlay 21, 84
roses 14
satellite imagery 11
vessel trails 111
world map 11
zoom 6
zoom detail 11
navigation data bar 63, 92
navigation lines 94
network connectors 2
NMEA 0183 2, 117
NMEA 2000 2, 118
no-transmit zone 95
NOAA symbols 13, 98
noise rejection 85
north heading 11, 93
numeric keypad 1
O
object information 9
off course alarm 67
offset
front of boat 95
keel 106
water temperature 107
Offshore mode 74
other vessels
AIS 65, 79
MARPA 65, 79
projected heading 66, 79, 97
trails 66, 79, 97, 111
P
panning
charts 8
inset map 8, 97
PC data 55
Perspective 3D
AIS 18
data bars 62
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lane width 20
MARPA 18
object information 9
range rings 20
surface radar 20
photo points 13, 98
photos 26
POI data 13, 21, 27, 98
position format 61
position report 110
position tracking 110
power connector 2
power key i, 1, 3
preferred data source 118
product registration 120
R
radar
AIS 79
antenna rotation speed 94
antenna size 95
clutter 85
color scheme 93
cruising mode 73
display modes 72
Dual Range mode 75
fast time constant 89, 90
field of view 94
front-of-boat offset 95
gain 85
Harbor mode 74
heading line 94
navigation lines 94
no-transmit zone 95
noise rejection 85
Offshore mode 74
optimizing display 84
orientation 93
overlay screen 83
range 72, 85
range rings 94
Sentry mode 75
timed transmit 76
transmitting 72
types 73, 85
zoom scale 72
Radar Overlay
charts 21, 83, 84
showing 84
tracks 96
waypoints 96
zoom 84
rain clutter 85, 89
range keys 1, 6
range rings 20, 94
rated maximum 51
rated minimum 51
rear panel 1
reset 116
Rocker 1
roses 14
routes
bypassing waypoint 38
copying 70
creating 35, 37
deleting 38
editing 38
label type 58
navigating 35, 44, 82
navigating backward 44, 82
navigating forward 44, 82
navigating parallel to 44, 82
present location 35
radar 82
turns 35, 37, 58
viewing list of 38
waypoints 37
Where To? 33
Route To 33, 35, 42
S
safe depth 23, 59
safe height 59
safe zone collision alarm 18, 79
sailing data bar 64, 92
satellite imagery 21, 22, 25
satellite signals 3
scale maximum 51
scale minimum 51
SD card slot 1, 4
sea clutter 85, 88
secure digital card 4
sentry mode
guard zone 76
MARPA 75
timed transmit 76
settings
a-scope 102
AIS 16
anchor drag 67
antenna size 95
arrival 67
Auto Guidance 59
auto power up 58
backlight 3
beeper 58
calibrate water speed 66
chart borders 13, 98
chart type 84
clock 68
collision alarm 18, 79
color mode 3
color scheme 93, 104
compass tape 93
compass tape data bar 65
crosstalk 91
cruising data bar 63, 91
data bars 62
daylight saving time 61
deep water 105
depth line 102
depth units 62
detail 11, 97
details 17, 79, 97
display range 17, 79, 97
distance uniits 62
DSC 108
elevation units 62
fish alarm 106
fishing data bar 64, 92
fish symbols 24, 103
frequency 104
front of boat 95
FTC 89
fuel capacity 66
fuel data bar 64, 92
gain 86, 104
GPS 115
GPS accuracy 68
hazard colors 23
heading 61
heading line 12, 94, 97
inset map 8, 97
interval 41
keel offset 106
land POIs 13, 98
lane width 20
light sectors 13, 98
look-ahd spd 94
map datum 61
marine network 71
navaid size 13, 98
navaid type 13, 98
navigation data bar 63, 92
nav lines 94
NMEA 0183 setup 117
NMEA 2000 device list 118
NMEA 2000 setup 118
no-transmit zone 95
noise reject 104
off course 67
orientation 11, 93
output bridging 119
output sentences 117
overlay numbers 103
photo points 13, 98
photos 25
port types 117
position format 61
posn. precision 118
preferred sources 118
pressure units 62
proj. heading 17, 79, 97
rain clutter 89
range 105
range rings 20, 94
record mode 41
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rings 94
roses 14
rotation spd 94
route labels 58
safe depth 23, 59
safe height 59
safety shading 13
sailing data bar 64, 92
screenshot capture 115
scroll speed 102
sea clutter 88
service points 14
shallow water 105
shoreline distance 60
show VRM/EBL 80
simulator 57
sonar cone 24
speed sources 59
speed units 62
spot depths 12, 98
stdby time 76
style 22
surface noise 102
surface radar 20
symbols 13
system information 116
system units 62
temperature units 62
temp offset 107
tides/currents 25
time 61
time format 61
time zone 61
total fuel onboard 68
track color 39
turn transition 58
unit voltage 68
view 24
volume units 62
water temp 105
waypoint IDs 118
whiteline 103
wireless devices 116
world map 11
zoom 99
shallow water alarm 105
shoreline distance 60
side lobe interference 87
simulator mode 57
soft keys i, 1
software version 4
sonar
a-scope 102
alarms 105
appearance 102
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color scheme 104
cone 24
depth line 102
depth scale 105
frequencies 104
gain 104
overlay numbers 103
scroll speed 102
surface noise 102
suspended targets 103
views 99
whiteline 103
specifications 114
speed data 59
split-frequency view 100
split zoom view 100
spot depth soundings 12, 98
surface radar 20
suspended targets 24, 103
symbols 7, 13, 98
system information 115
T
targeting 77
temperature log 101
tide stations
indicators 10, 27
nearby 46
time
display 61
format 61
zone 61
timed transmit 76
total fuel onboard alarm 68
touchscreen 115
track log
interval 41
memory 41
tracks
active 40
copying 70
deleting 40
editing 40
editing/deleting 24
list 40
navigating 45
Radar Overlay 96
recording 41
saving 40
saving as route 40
showing 39
Where To? 33
transmit radar 72
trip gauges 54
true north 61
true wind 64, 93
U
unit ID number 4
units of measure 62
unit voltage alarm 68
V
vessel trails
appearance 112
duration 112
showing 112
VGA connector 2
VHF radio
calling an AIS target 113
distress calls 110
DSC channel 113
individual routine calls 112
video
configuring 55
connectors 2
source 55
viewing 55
VRM
adjusting 80
measuring 81
showing 80
W
water
speed 66
water temperature alarm 105
water temperature offset 107
waypoints
bypassing in route 38
copying 70
creating 9, 34, 81, 102
deleting 35
editing 34
labels 96
list of 34
man overboard 34
moving 35
navigating to 43
present location 34
radar 81
showing 81
sonar 101
tracked vessel 110
Where To? 33
waypoint VMG 65
Where To? 42
wind angle graph 50
wind speed graph 49
wind VMG 65
Z
zoom 6, 19, 26, 97, 99
zoom scale 72
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