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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Steve W
Use the +/- keys to zoom and the...

Use the +/- keys to zoom and the left/right/up/down keys to fine tune the position.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 771
Posted By Steve W
Oh, I'm well aware of what has changed. I've been...

Oh, I'm well aware of what has changed. I've been at this from before GPS units had maps. The 450 you mention is actually quite new. I don't argue that some of the newer features are desirable, I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 771
Posted By Steve W
No. All of the Garmin product is purchased, much...

No. All of the Garmin product is purchased, much of it from long before BaseCamp existed. The OSM stuff is a simple download, then install to BaseCamp.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk........
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 771
Posted By Steve W
Ah, no. My 478 and 376C will both display routes...

Ah, no. My 478 and 376C will both display routes as they were created in BaseCamp, regardless of the map on my GPS. I can create a route in BaseCamp using CNNT 2014.4 and use it on my GPS running...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 771
Posted By Steve W
I've got half a dozen maps that I use with...

I've got half a dozen maps that I use with BaseCamp that are not on any of my GPS units some times. BaseCamp will read maps from most newer units yes, and directly from a card or thumb drive. Or the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-06-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Steve W
Garmin uses their own proprietary OS, so it's...

Garmin uses their own proprietary OS, so it's Garmin or nothing.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Steve W
The latest BaseCamp (beta) also has "Curvy Roads"...

The latest BaseCamp (beta) also has "Curvy Roads" as a routing option. I only started playing with it but so far it appears to work.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By Steve W
Which flavour of BaseCamp? Mac BaseCamp supports...

Which flavour of BaseCamp? Mac BaseCamp supports mixed routing that can include "Direct" in Trip Planner. The problem may lie in the GPS you upload to. No many units will support this function....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-11-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Steve W
It works well. Once the file is converted,...

It works well. Once the file is converted, MapInstal, used to install maps, will work to put them on the device.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
BaseCamp for Mac evolved from a program called...

BaseCamp for Mac evolved from a program called BobCat. Remember that? ADV inmates basically beta tested it and a Garmin engineer IIRC, spearheaded the deal here on the forum. BobCat became RoadTrip...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
It's a moot point unless the OP wants to runs a...

It's a moot point unless the OP wants to runs a window$ instal in a VM box... He's on a Mac.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
BaseCamp for Mac is actually quite good. You'll...

BaseCamp for Mac is actually quite good. You'll also need two other apps. MapManager and MapInstal, both available from Garmin's download portal.

The problem you're going to find is lack of map...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
BasCamp will not read the maps on a 478. The...

BasCamp will not read the maps on a 478. The newer units that have a "mass storage device" capacity it will read. I bought the LifeTime update option for my units. About the same price as a one off...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,934
Posted By Steve W
If the software boys (Mac BaseCamp) can get dirt...

If the software boys (Mac BaseCamp) can get dirt road and trail detail showing in BaseCamp at a 5 mile scale, it should be possible on a GPS unit I would think.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Steve W
Many of the "legacy" units including my GPSmap...

Many of the "legacy" units including my GPSmap 478 has one. IIRC the Street Pilots did as well. I thought the Montana was one of the few newer units that did.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Steve W
You can also add multiple routes at the same...

You can also add multiple routes at the same time. Create a bunch of short routes of "must ride" segments for a trip. Open the one closest to your start point and add the rest in the order you want...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-22-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
Have you thought of using One OF These?...

Have you thought of using One OF These? (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Antenna-for-Garmin-GPSMAP-176-176c-196-276c-295-296-376c-396-476c-478-495-496-/360498328322?pt=GPS_Antennas&hash=item53ef5ff302&_uhb=1)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
Maybe stick a "wanted" post in the respective...

Maybe stick a "wanted" post in the respective flee market threads. Someone may have a bricked unit laying around they'd part with for cheap.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-30-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Steve W
OSX Mavericks

I haven't seen any mention of this here. Click the "Send to iOS tab. Looks interesting.

http://www.apple.com/ca/osx/preview/#maps
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-11-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By Steve W
IIRC, the iPhone/iPad app is designed to only...

IIRC, the iPhone/iPad app is designed to only communicate with the Fenix watch, and now I see they've added the Oregon GPS. Data is saved via your myGarmin account. Pretty much useless for navigation...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-29-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 15,826
Posted By Steve W
Mac version only AFAIK. Sent from my...

Mac version only AFAIK.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk..... Really!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-29-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 15,826
Posted By Steve W
There is an issue with custom activities and...

There is an issue with custom activities and recalculation of routes in this release, basically it's broken. If you're using custom activities in "what if" fashion, maybe give this one a pass.


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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-22-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,548
Posted By Steve W
I don't understand this. I've transferred my...

I don't understand this. I've transferred my lifetime maps to replacement units (Garmin re-ferb service) on 3 different units. All long after warranty, 2 478s and a 376.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-17-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
As long as it's the best option out there (MO)....

As long as it's the best option out there (MO). I've just ordered a repair/replace for my oldest unit, lifetime maps still work and loading a data card is no big deal. The USB 3 thing is easily...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
Yep. Memory card needed. A couple of options,...

Yep. Memory card needed. A couple of options, there's a thread in this sub-forum on a Russian source for 2 gig cards, positive feedback to date. The drawback is that you need an existing Garmin card...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-14-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
I just went out to the garage and played around a...

I just went out to the garage and played around a bit. I've never in the ~6 years I've had the Master Mariner package used the weather tab in the main menu screen to access weather data. It does...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-14-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
Nice screen shot... But totally different than...

Nice screen shot... But totally different than the mariner version I've been using for years
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-14-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
We're talking apples and oranges here. The XM...

We're talking apples and oranges here. The XM weather that is available for the Zumo and shows the icons as mentioned isn't available for the 478. What we have is WX weather, a full marine or...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-09-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,855
Posted By Steve W
I've had no issues with my 2 or my 376 for that...

I've had no issues with my 2 or my 376 for that matter. Just did a LMU upgrade on all three.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 15,826
Posted By Steve W
Which is why I always duplicate the tracks I'm...

Which is why I always duplicate the tracks I'm working with and join the dupes, leaving the originals intact. BTDT
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Steve W
You need to use Garmin Map Updater...

You need to use Garmin Map Updater (https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B60f574f0-602d-11e2-f3fb-000000000000%7D), forget Express. MapInstal is for adding maps to a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-14-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Steve W
The current releases do this, but it's data only,...

The current releases do this, but it's data only, none of your list structure is preserved and you have to have your total collection there. The Betas allow you to have multiple Library locations, in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-14-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Steve W
Which the latest Betas allow, including thumb...

Which the latest Betas allow, including thumb drives and SD cards... Or didn't you read my post? The OP was looking for options to sync computers.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By Steve W
Remember that the adapters will only allow the...

Remember that the adapters will only allow the transfer of photos.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Steve W
The newest betas allow designation of a cloud or...

The newest betas allow designation of a cloud or network drive as the location of your data file. Syncing is then automatic. Expect the feature in the next full release, or download the latest beta....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-09-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By Steve W
Nope. Renewed mine (Master Mariner) yesterday for...

Nope. Renewed mine (Master Mariner) yesterday for 3 months.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Steve W
There are two or more library directories. One...

There are two or more library directories. One for each user and a universal one in the root of the hard drive. BaseCamp and all of the map files will be in your "user" Library, not the one found in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Steve W
This should work as well. My problem is...

This should work as well. My problem is outinthesticksslowinternet resulting in a 4 to 5 hour download, on a good day, for my lifetime updates, and I have 3. If I do that for each of the three...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Steve W
It's relatively easy on a Mac. If your OS is up...

It's relatively easy on a Mac. If your OS is up to date you'll probably have to run the script to make _Library_ visible. Details HERE (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=201205150804544)....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Steve W
Loading the secondary maps with MapSource will...

Loading the secondary maps with MapSource will put them on an installed Garmin data card. The internal maps remain intact unless you use a separate program, IIRC MapUpdater. You may have to pick up a...
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