That's pretty much how I use them as well. I have CNNA but the terrain view in google maps is perfect for quickly being able to see where the good roads are. Unfortunately GM doesn't show which roads are dirt or gravel, so I'll use satellite or Birdseye view and actually look down the road.
You can't do that in basecamp.
It's not hard to move routes between the apps and the gps, it's just not a one click process and it seems it should be.
Also Mapquest has an OSM terrain view map but you can't import it to BC or the Montana which doesn't make sense since you can import and use other OSM maps. Garmin wants you to buy their maps but only offer a topo view and no way to turn off contour lines which isn't a terrain view.
It just seems like google and mapquest maps are light years beyond garmin when it comes to exploring and finding new areas and roads.
I'm not sure why garmin offers such crappy maps. Seems like they've been doing this long enough they should all be the same.
guavadude screwed with this post 12-14-2012 at 10:52 AM