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Old 01-29-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Trip Planning/Mapping Software

What software are people now using to plan a trip and then transfer those tracks or routes to your GPS? I had been using Mapsource but I understand that it is no longer available. I tried to use Base Camp but the map detail is not what I was accustomed to seeing with Mapsource. Additionally, the learning curve was pretty high (at least for me). I found Mapsource to be pretty easy to download various route people plan and use from this web site, and then transfer to my GPS. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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BaseCamp training videos. These should make your transition a little easier.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for the reply and suggestion. Is there any additional software that can be added to the basic BaseCamp program to provide the level of road detail previously found in Mapsource? I will look forward to studying the training videos.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thanks very much for the reply and suggestion. Is there any additional software that can be added to the basic BaseCamp program to provide the level of road detail previously found in Mapsource? I will look forward to studying the training videos.
View > Tools Bars > Detail Level

Once the detail level tool bar (button) is visible, change the default to a higher level of detail You will have more than you probably want.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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Thanks again for the advice.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for all your help. I have tried expanding the level of detail as you recommended. I am not seeing the level of secondary roads I saw using Mapsource. The only map software I have in Base Camp is "Global Map". Is it likely that I need to invest in additional software that adds more street and gravel road detail? Something like Garmin City Navigator NT for N. America? Thx.
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Thanks for all your help. I have tried expanding the level of detail as you recommended. I am not seeing the level of secondary roads I saw using Mapsource. The only map software I have in Base Camp is "Global Map". Is it likely that I need to invest in additional software that adds more street and gravel road detail? Something like Garmin City Navigator NT for N. America? Thx.
You need additional maps, but you can allways use openstreetmaps, there are osm maps out there that are converted to the garmin standard. Take a look her: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/...armin/Download
Depending on the region you are looking for, these maps can be really detailed.
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Sorry for the delay in saying thank you. Been away from the computer a while. I appreciate all the info.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #9
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Garmin also sells useful maps. Topos and Roads & Recreations are useful for remote riding.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:01 AM   #10
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BaseCamp training videos. These should make your transition a little easier.
Thanks Cannonshot...

I have a Zumo 550 that I've used exclusively for "on route" mapping. I don't know how to import maps or use Basecamp. So, I figured, time to learn.

Then I ran full tilt into my ADD. I found learning Basecamp problematic, and I guess I'm too impatient and stupid to try harder. With all learning, motivation is a crucial factor. In the back of my mind, I'd think, "So, what's wrong with paper maps?" So the impetus to learn what to me is a complex mapping program just wasn't there!

Thanks for this link, however, I am going to give this another go. Thanks for providing the tutorial.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:45 PM   #11
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Website Alternate

You need an internet connection to use this but the website Roadtrippers.com is great and the phone app (android) is pretty good so if you have a mobile data connection it works too.

https://roadtrippers.com/welcome?mode=explore
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #12
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I get my maps from gpsfiledepot.com - free, check it out.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:02 PM   #13
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I have struggles through the transition from MS to BC. I don't claim to be good but I get the same detail in either program. I do sometimes forget to zoom in enough to make the smaller roads and trails appear. But that happens to me in either program...

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Old 03-02-2014, 10:52 PM   #14
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Furkot - free online road trip planner

I recommend Furkot - https://trips.furkot.com - a free online road trip planner that has a dedicated 'motorcycle' travel mode. On the phone/tablet, it supports an offline mobile mode - once you plan your trip and open it on the phone, you can view it even outside cell coverage. Or you can export your trip as GPX and import it to a GPS.

Full disclosure: I am a developer at Furkot and I am personally responsible for the 'motorcycle' travel mode. If you have any suggestions how to make it better for riders (as opposed to car drivers), I can make it happen. With forum moderator's permission I started a thread asking for suggestions how to make it better for motorcycle riders.

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Old 03-05-2014, 07:21 PM   #15
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The mobile site doesn't give me an option to register? Only to login.
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