BaseCamp Tutorial

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by smbjm, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. smbjm

    smbjm Been here awhile

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    The only solution I can offer is to zoom in closer. This will also ensure you get the shaping/via point precisely where you want it too, for example on the correct side of a divided road etc. One consistent problem I see people having problems with their routes is not placing their points precisely.
  2. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    I learned this the hard way. I dropped a via point in the middle of a 270 degree on ramp and didn't realize it. When navigating that route it kept telling me to do a U turn. This was before I understood the difference between via points and shaping points. I now pre-run every route point to point to make sure that doesn't happen again.
    I also now have the skip point shortcut handy in case I missed one.
  3. Blue Mule

    Blue Mule Persistent Slacker

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    OK, I feel a bit better.

    Managed to make a decent route , load it and ride it.
    a little rough and slow but at least I think I have a very basic clue now.

    this guys videos cleared up a lot of the little weird things that were messing me up and his explanations filled in a few things i'd been missing.

    http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41134
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    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    The learning curve is a bit steep but once you learn the little tricks its not that bad to use. Perfect...? No but its not bad.
  5. Lutarious

    Lutarious Renaissance Man

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    A question for you all. Im planning a long ride- Oakland, Ca. to Deadwood, S.D. trying.to do as much as possible.on dirt roads, trailz, 4WD roads etc, which only appear on the map when zoomed in really close. I find it hard to stay oriented when Im forced to zoom in and out all the time, and its very tough to follow the longer roads.

    Is there a way to get the small roads to appear on a wider zoom level? Im usi g CNNA on a Macbook with the newest basecamp and riding with a Montan 600, if that matters....
  6. OldRnger

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    THANK YOU !!!!!! Super Job. J.
  7. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Many years ago struggled with MapSource. Have a 590LM coming and glad I have this Basecamp resource, and Ed's page and tutorial to ask questions.

    Thanks for the effort everyone is putting in to teach others.

    Barry
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  8. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    I have Basecamp installed on my Win10 machine and it is working fine. I have several GPS units and a variety of maps installed in Basecamp, primarily City Nav versions and various topo maps. All of it works fine.

    My question:

    Is it possible to install my vintage Roads and Rec maps so Bascecamp can manage them like the others?

    Thanks!
  9. 2whlin

    2whlin Been here awhile

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    I just purchased a Garmin 610. Trying to create routes in remote areas on trails, jeep roads and back roads. Basecamp won't allow me to draw lines on these areas?
  10. DirtSolace

    DirtSolace Been here awhile

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    I am not a "power" user w/basecamp as it is still overwhelming for me (3 years later), but just in case I could be helpful: Tracks and Routes are different. It's easy to do Routes with Highways but trails usually respond better to constructing "Tracks". Also, the commands for getting Tracks to continuously connect is also different than the way you more easily make this happen with "Routes".....
  11. 2whlin

    2whlin Been here awhile

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    yes, I think I see how I will need to create the track first, then create a route from the track. Was just not sure this is the right direction. I'm plotting over 1400 miles in back country so not sure this will be the fastest way to build my route?
  12. 2whlin

    2whlin Been here awhile

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    Can you shed some light on your comment about the commands for getting Tracks to continuously connect? I'll be working on this for weeks. Figure I will be breaking this up into many smaller routes, but may have to stop making a track then pick back up where I left off.
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    DirtSolace Been here awhile

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    I promise I will get back to you on this but its going to be a month+... I haven't worked on Tracks for over a year, and the problem I face (and lots of other places too) is that when I don't work on something for awhile I forget how all the little pieces go together and I have to go thru the nightmare of finding them all again. It will happen however, as I just got the 24K topos for CO and UTah and I'm putting together 6 rides for a Utah trip. I will relearn this stuff no matter what!
  14. 2whlin

    2whlin Been here awhile

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    HA, yeah, in the same boat, used this stuff a little several years ago for epic DS ride, but that was easier to route since we were mainly on Jeep Roads/country roads. This is all back country, single track/ATV trails with some county and FS roads as well.
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  15. Menhir

    Menhir Adventurer

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    I've been seeing very recent reports that Garmin has abandoned the development of BaseCamp.
    I hope I'm not just passing along a rumor so I wouldn't advise anyone to get jumpy yet, but I'm curious if anyone here has any further info.
  16. RolyKBiker

    RolyKBiker Been here awhile

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    Sorry if this is 205 but I am trying to get a route laid out in Basecamp and load it onto my GPS.
    I can set the route with waypoints or the pencil thing but when Basecamp plots the actual roads it keeps adding extraneous loops and one way off shoots.
    Any idea why it goes off route? Having tried the eraser and move point options to no effect I'm thinking of going back to route notes stuck to the screen.
    Many thanks in advance.
  17. 2whlin

    2whlin Been here awhile

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    you have to turn off certain settings, almost all of them in fact. Then you have plan your trip using TRACKS, not ROUTE, then convert your TRACKS into a route then export both the TRACK and the ROUTE to your GPS device.

    So if GARMIN is abandoning BaseCamp, what are people using to plan trips in back country and single track trail??
  18. smbjm

    smbjm Been here awhile

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    That's actually not even close to necessary. This Thread was intended for information about the BaseCamp Tutorial from NER not a general catch all for BaseCamp questions. You would do better to ask your questions in a new thread.
  19. Stroked 550

    Stroked 550 Dirt Nut

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    Can you plan a trip on base camp and then load it to an android tablet using locus or the like?
  20. cobra46

    cobra46 Been here awhile

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    The easier thing to do is plan a trip in Google Earth and import into your GPS device/Tablet.

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