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Old 03-16-2014, 05:32 AM   #1
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Basecamp alternatives

Since I run Linux I was wondering if there is any alternative to Basecamp that would allow me to create routes/tracks and waypoints at a minimum.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:33 AM   #2
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Since I run Linux I was wondering if there is any alternative to Basecamp that would allow me to create routes/tracks and waypoints at a minimum.
you can make tracks and waypoints with google earth
or http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/

or use google maps with this- http://www.takitwithme.com/

winGDB3 can be used to translate the kml/kmz files saved from google earth
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:53 AM   #3
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Mapquest.com allows you to create routes and upload them to a connected garmin gps.

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. The Google Earth and gpsvisualizer worked for me.

Just curious. Is there any way to use Google maps to create waypoints and save them like you can in Google Earth?
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. The Google Earth and gpsvisualizer worked for me.

Just curious. Is there any way to use Google maps to create waypoints and save them like you can in Google Earth?
What would happen if you made routes from destination to destination using waypoints as the destination..?
other that having a lot of routes...
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What would happen if you made routes from destination to destination using waypoints as the destination..?
other that having a lot of routes...
Don't know. I tend to not make routes but instead prefer waypoints. I just load the waypoints into my Montana and tell it to route. Since I normally don't follow a fixed route anyways this works for me as I still get to where I'm going. Always know where I'll end up, never know what way I'll take to get there.
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I've used this site with good results when I don't have BaseCamp.

You can download directly to your connected Montana the GPX file with the Waypoints (10 max/file) and the Route. I think the owner is working on having a Track option as well.
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I've been playing around with Viking: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
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I've been playing around with Viking: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
Have that downloaded. Going to need to play with it to figure out how to use it.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:54 AM   #10
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I use GPSPrune. http://sourceforge.net/projects/prune-gps/

It will look like it only cuts tracks (prunes them) until you find the secret "edit mode" button.



I've also just started using QLandkarteGT. http://www.qlandkarte.org/

It looks more powerful but I'm still searching for the secret button.



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Under Linux, you can install an old version of Mapsource using wine.. :)
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...cation&iId=227
Tested some months ago on my old netbook running Ubuntu, works perfectly :)
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Under Linux, you can install an old version of Mapsource using wine.. :)
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...cation&iId=227
Tested some months ago on my old netbook running Ubuntu, works perfectly :)
Does it find the Montana and allow upload/download of waypoints, tracks etc?
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Does it find the Montana and allow upload/download of waypoints, tracks etc?
Exchange of Waypoints, track and routes works with my Oregon 450, i suppose it works also with the Montana..
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Exchange of Waypoints, track and routes works with my Oregon 450, i suppose it works also with the Montana..
Probably would work with the Montana. Only problem is I can't find it to download and install. The one on Garmin's website is the upgrader and needs Mapsource installed already.
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Search for the clean installer on Google, or try this..
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/download-...ll-without-cd/

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