basecamp question

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by dogjaw, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    just bought a Nuvi 550, downloaded Basecamp... the view I'm showing is very basic, not even showing towns/roads where I know them to be. The menu is showing "global map" with no other options to choose from; what gives?
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  2. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    What your seeing is the global map that comes with Basecamp. Connect the Nuvi to your computer via a usb cable, then restart BC. BC will load the maps that are on the Nuvi. Then select the map you wish to use from the map menu and plan your trip using it. Make sure the detail is set to 'Highest'.

    I do believe that the Nuvi 500 includes preloaded U.S. topographic maps plus City Navigator® NT data for the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, but no Alaska or Canada detail.

    daryl
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  3. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    on basecamp you have to have the unit connected to read detailed maps directly, as you cant copy maps onto the computer like you could with mapsource. newer garmins can only use basecamp and compared to mapsource, it sucks.
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