BaseCamp v4.2.1

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by DRTBYK, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    That gave me a hint. I made a new list and Import came alive. Thanks for the help.
    I don't recall having to do that before, but its been a few months since I imported.
  2. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    That is a Folder, not a List....try highlighting a List.

    Steve
  3. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    I see you got it!

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  4. AugustFalcon

    AugustFalcon Long timer

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    Perhaps the tracks sent to you for an event did not have valid times associated with each point whereas your real tracks did, Take a look in your favorite editor and then perhaps use GPSBabel to add fake timestamps and try again.
  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Actually Unlisted Data is not a "List Folder". It is a "special" collection of data something akin to a "Smart List" on Mac-BC.
  6. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu I'm Barry F'n Gibb!!

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    So I downloaded 4.2.1 on Windows tonight and tried it out. Much better than it used to be, but I still prefer Mapsource. I see more detail on Mapsource and haven't yet figured out a way in BC to edit a route by dragging it on the map to points that I want to add.

    I usually create a route knowing only the starting and ending positions, then look at the generated route on my screens, then drag the route around to areas that look interesting.
  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Here's a link to a YouTube (non-Garmin) tutorial on Routing. Or, you could read the online Help for Routing:

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  8. Scottishman

    Scottishman Been here awhile

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    Dan, I just read this thread tonight and think your comments and advice to the group has been terrific. Thx much.

    I am new to ADVrider, and to riding in general. I'll be in Salem and plan to attend your session on Sat morning. That is if I can find my way there with BC and my Zumo!!! But I've got 10 days before we leave. Cheers.
  9. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Thanks, look forward to seeing you in Salem.
  10. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu I'm Barry F'n Gibb!!

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    Thanks !
  11. ÖÖ.

    ÖÖ. Ajaa kuin mummo

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    How can you make the basecamp to calculate the real shortest route?

    On my route I have only start and end. All road types are allowed but there is no difference between fastest and shortest route. If I manually add waypoints I can easily take 10 % off the total length (600 km).

    With waypoint in the middle shortest route gives me 518 km and fastest route 508 km. Can't understand this :huh
  12. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    What mode is it in? Try this in automotive.
  13. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Check your route avoidances?
  14. ÖÖ.

    ÖÖ. Ajaa kuin mummo

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    On avoidances I have checked only U-turn, Car pool, Climbing path, Road block date and time and Hanging baskets. Don't know what those last two means, maybe Finnish translation is not the best one on this program.
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I think it's fairly well known that "Hanging Baskets" are best avoided! :lol3
  16. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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  17. ChiGuy64

    ChiGuy64 Adventurer-in-Tng

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    Recently, I finally decided to give BC another try after some very trying past experiences. I also "upgraded" to v4.2.1 and have worked with this version for a few weeks. Last night I opened BC to put the finishing touches on some routes. After completing everything, I clicked the icon to send it to my GPS (Garmin 2730, old yes, but I love it) and BC shut down. I tried this several more times with the same result. "Uh oh!" :eek1 I removed and reinstalled BC, but it still shuts down when attempting to send routes to the unit.

    Anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions?
  18. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Can you see the 2730 in Mass Storage Mode? Do drive letters show up in Explorer/Finder?

    If so, have you tried exporting the routes to a gpx file then just putting that into the right place in the 2730?

    Have you seen this page which describes the two different modes the 2730 series can have?

    "Garmin Mode is used when updating operating software, updating mapping, or transferring information to or from MapSource or BaseCamp."
  19. ChiGuy64

    ChiGuy64 Adventurer-in-Tng

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    I'm in the correct mode when trying to send routes to the gps. I'll give your exporting idea a try to see if I have any luck. Thanks.
  20. CanyonRider

    CanyonRider Been here awhile

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    Hi. Long time user of Delorme Topo and Mapsource on Windows platform, but an avid Mac fan, so I was excited when Basecamp for Mac came out. I downloaded it Friday and converted my maps from PC to Mac.

    Here's the link to instructions and free software to convert your unlocked Garmin maps from PC to Mac- no need to repurchase.

    http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/MapSource_MigratingGarminMapProductsfromWindowstoMacComputers.pdf

    I loaded my converted maps into Basecamp. I was also able to import all my old tracks, routes and waypoints. I built my first multi-day trip and loaded it into my 60CSx - no problem. When you convert your maps, you have to use a separate program to send them to your GPS (Mapinstall). You can't send your detailed maps to the GPS from Basecamp. See instructions above.

    I exported my trip to Google Earth and saved it as a jpg for your viewing pleasure.

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    So far I'm liking it! Time to road test it.
    CR