BaseCamp v4 Beta's are available

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  1. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The v4 Beta's of BaseCamp are available and it appears that the BaseCamp teams are listening:

    Mac-BaseCamp 4.0 is here.
    The Win-BaseCamp 4.0 is here.
    Garmin believes these beta to be reasonably stable, but it is a Beta, so there are definitely some quirks to be expected.

    A few words about your data
    When you install 4.0.0.4, all your data from 3.3 (or earlier) will be copied. You can keep using 3.3 afterwards, 4.0 will not alter your 3.3 data (but 3.3 also cannot see any changes you make with 4.0).

    Change list

    This is the list of changes. There is a separate thread What’s new in BaseCamp 4.0 that gives some more explanations (please excuse the Windows screenshots until I get a chance to create a Mac version. The features are basically identical between the two platforms), and a Garmin Adventures thread that introduces that new feature (again please excuse the Windows screenshots).

    Added support for Garmin Adventures.
    Added support to search for adventures.
    Added support for transferring adventures to devices.
    Added support for authoring and publishing adventures.
    Added chase camera adventure playback.
    Other New Features
    Added intersection search. If you add an '&' between two roads, it will find the intersection, e.g. 'Main & Elm'
    Added support for BaseStation mode for Rinos and Astros. Firmware support coming soon.
    Added better trip planning capabilities to a route (you can set arrival/departure/layover times for via-points ).
    Added a context menu for the hand and selection tools.
    Added a read-only 'Unlisted Data' list that contains all items that are in no other lists.
    Added support for waypoint creation date, which will not be changed when updating the waypoint.
    Added information in waypoint properties which routes that waypoint is a part of.
    Added ability to create a route from a named trail.
    Added support for temperature and pressure in track statistics and graphs.
    Added support to delete waypoints that are included in a route.
    Added ability to perform undos and redos on supported devices.
    Added ability to create waypoint from find result on the map.
    Added a photo viewer for Geotagged Photos.
    Improvements
    Improved display when many photos are at the same spot on the map.
    Improved XML processing (so it should now be possible to import and export larger gpx files than previously).
    Fixes
    Fixed numerous issues with finding addresses.
    Fixed area calculation for tracks.
    Fixed issue where the Geocache symbol was not consistent with found status when importing or adding a geocache.​

    Cheers,
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  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Let the 'Adventures' begin!

    Will these be 'packaged' in such a way that you can share them, between compatible units, like at offroad events, etc?
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  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Yes, that's the idea. There will be a Garmin Adventures Website where you can "share" your Adventures. In addition, each Adventure can be Exported as a GPX file. Keep in mind that any Garmin "Adventure-specific" data will not be usable by other GPS devices that are not Adventure-aware.

    Adventures are a GDB database and therefore BaseCamp will, at v4, support multiple databases - as long as they are Adventures.

    Looking forward to playing around with this but will have to use the Windows :cry version until they release a new beta of the Mac version (currently, the beta will not run on my Mac).

    UPDATE: Mac version is now running on my MBAir. Seems there is an issue with the "Unlisted Data" feature so I had to use another one if my databases.

    Cheers,
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  4. christian

    christian Exchange your GPS Track!

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    So what's the verdict on BC 4.x? stable? worth it ?

    I am embarquing in a project to transfer all my tracks from mapsource to Basecamp, if V4 is worth it and the "adventure" feature works , then I may just do 4 instead of 3.3.x

    thank you
    christian


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  5. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    It is BC V4.01 now and I have been using it for awhile and have not had any issues.

    J
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  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    v4.0.1 is stable and only has a few annoying issues that will most likely get addressed in the next maintenance release.

    DO NOT INSTALL v4.0.2 for Windows AT THIS TIME. It has an install issue.

    Cheers,
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  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Both the Mac and Windows v4.0.2 are safe to install now.

    Cheers,
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  8. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Hmmm. Are any of the Garmin units capturing this info currently? Perhaps I'm out of date....
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  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Yes, with the Garmin Tempe.

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  10. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Well isn't that cool?

    (Might have to ditch my 478 for this...) :cry


    :lol3
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  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Got one of each tonight...
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  12. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Why is Garmin always picking on me :deal

    Loaded win from your list, when it starts it says lost data file, fix? yes
    then it installs a newer version then your link. 4.0.2.0
    worked nice, made a route (in direct route) and saved it.
    Restrated program, same Lost data file, fix? yes
    then it installs a newer version again 4.0.2.0
    my new route is gone.
    and every time I restart the program, same thing all over again.
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  13. LakeAbilene

    LakeAbilene n00b

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    Never in the history of mankind has any leading company fought so hard against intuitive programming. I feel your pain.
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  14. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Quite simply, the people (person?) who writes the software doesn't actually use it... As a software developer myself, this isn't something new to me. I've come across many developers in my career that simply don't understand what "user experience" means.
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  15. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    Yes I had this unpleasant experience too in Win7-64b the first time. I backed up all my tracks, routes and waypoints using the BC backup, then uninstalled everything, rebooted, cleared all the temp files, then reinstalled and opened the backup file I stored and all was good. No issues since then - even going from V4.01 to V4.02.

    If that does not work you may have to save your waypoint, track and route files as *.gdb or *.gpx and export - then import back to your fresh install of BC.

    Hope you get it up and running smoothly.
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  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Why don't you take your theory to the developers on the Garmin Forums?
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  17. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    I generally don't hang out at the Garmin Forums, but I will start to monitor it a little more closely and see if I can't put a useful comment in here or there. For the most part, I really don't have issue with BaseCamp, but there are some things that need work, IMO. The search, for example, is horrendous.
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  18. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    New Windows Only Basecamp Version Available: BaseCamp software version 4.1.2

    Changes made from version 4.1.1 to 4.1.2:
    Fixed an issue with Basestation mode.
    Fixed an issue where BaseCamp would not remember the positioning of the toolbars correctly.
    Fixed an issue where the Custom POI symbols from POI files where incorrect.
    Fixed an issue with the address search.
    Fixed an issue where refreshing a search was using the last location on the map, not the current one.
    Fixed an issue where Cutting (Ctrl-X) a photo on a device would delete the photo and prevent the user from pasting it.
    Fixed an issue with some Asian language map products.
    Fixed an issue with deleting track points.
    Fixed an issue with route creation in a folder.
    Fixed an issue where the hand tool was not always set as the default tool.
    Fixed some menu inconsistencies between find results, context menus, and map popup menus.
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