BaseCamp vs. Mapsource

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by MYT1, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Dockingman - I am having a similar problem with your Forever West route. I did lots of it last year. Now I have a chance to do more.

    I purchased the route from byways, and he converted them for me to tracks. But there are not enough track points in a couple sections of my trip. I think I am solved now, but if not I will have to manually re-track two routes using Basecamp. The reason is I have a Mac!

    And by the way....not a bad problem to solve. :D

    Thanks again for your Forever West RR. We found all your immigrant trail spots just riding around blind. Your RR made two trips for me and probably a third. I keep a little bike in Phoenix to do them. :freaky
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  2. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    ok, if you need any help or tips just ping me. :thumb
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  3. Av8shunmeckaneck

    Av8shunmeckaneck n00b

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    You may notice the class difference with a built in card reader but a usb card reader will slow it down.

    I like your idea of using a big memory card to store gps/bike data.
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  4. SteveAZ

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    BTW - maybe someone pointed this out...but to all the folks concerned about how much work it is to import the many hundreds of mapsucks files you have (like I have) it's very trivial to select them all if they are in the same folder when you import (ctrl/shift key selects....).
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  5. hwyhound

    hwyhound Patriot

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    Hi,
    I'm new to Basecamp but have a couple years experience with Map Source. Can I click and drag a route to a preferred waypoint in Basecamp or is creating a new waypoint and inserting in the existing route my only option?

    Thanks, hound
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  6. hwyhound

    hwyhound Patriot

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    OK, figured it out!
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  7. cwc

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    When I installed Basecamp my custom maps for Mapsource appeared in the drop down map selector for Basecamp.

    I just installed a new map in Mapsource in the same directory that I used for the other custom maps and it doesn't appear in the Basecamp map selection list.

    Any ideas where I went wrong?
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  8. SteveAZ

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    Do you see the map in mapsource?
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  9. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I think I may have had a similar problem sometime last year. My memory is fuzzy but I think it had to do with installing the maps on the D drive on my notebook. I think when I moved the maps to the C drive, it worked.

    I will check my notes later today and see how badly I am remembering this.
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  10. cwc

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    Yes, I did. I forgot to mention that.
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  11. cwc

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    I will accept any clues, but the new map is in the same folder as other maps that work in both Mapsource and Basecamp.
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  12. wbbnm

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    I haven't been able to find my notes on the problem. But I did have a lot of problems getting maps installed on my notebook.

    I found a good way to get more insight was to run the Windows program regedit. (Click Start and then Run)

    When you navigate to the area where Garmin stuff is stored you will see a couple of different areas with installation information about the various maps.

    It looks like Garmin has changed philosophy over the years about how to store this information. My old Topo 100k maps are defined under Garmin\Mapsource\Products\6,7,8,9.

    Newer maps are defined under Garmin\Installed. Apparently Mapsource and BaseCamp look here to see what maps are installed and where they are.

    What I have done in the past is to study the paths where the maps were installed and look for something strange.

    I takes more guts than I have to change the Registry, but it did give me clues about what to try.
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  13. cwc

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The problem is solved. It was pilot error.

    I went back into Mapsettoolkit.exe which lets you look at some parameters of the installed map sets in addition to actually installing maps in Mapsource.

    I had put the family ID in the product code place.

    Mapsource didn't care, but Basecamp did.
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  14. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    With the purchase of a Montana 600 I've just started using Base camp.

    How do I get the tracks I download from Dual Sport Maps.com to show up in Base camp ?

    They open fine in Map Source.

    Is it true that Map Source does not work on the Montana ?

    Max
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  15. 250senuf

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    You have to "Import" them from the location to which you saved them.
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  16. wbbnm

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    I haven't had a lot of luck working directly with the Montana from Mapsource. The Send to and Receive From GPS device tools just don't seem to work anything like they did with my 60cx and other units.

    To read from the Montana I find I have to look for the appropriate gpx files on the unit and open them.

    I have not been succesful in sending tracks/waypoints/routes to the Montana from Mapsource. But there are many different configurations on the Montana, and I haven't tried them all (disc mode, nondisc mode, pluse various interface options I don't understand.)

    It is really easy to send ride information to the unit in Basecamp, so that is what I use now.
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  17. Countdown

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    At my last ride, I had a couple 78s and and I think a Montana. No trouble sending tracks and waypoints with Mapsource. As I posted in 62-78 thread, there seems to have been an upgrade.

    A couple years ago I sent tracks to 78 and it put them in temp.gpx file. If you sent more it would erase first one and make new one (like sending maps to 60/76).

    Now it put the tracks in a .gpx file with the date/time as the file name.

    However with all of the new generation, you don't need Mapsource or Basecamp, you just use MS Explore and copy the .gpx files from PC to GPS as an external memory.
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  18. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Do you happen to remember how you had the Montana configured - disc/non disc, spanner/serial, etc?
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  19. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    How can I transfer the saved routes, tracks, poi and waypoints I've accumulated in Mapsource into Basecamp.

    I still can;t figure out how to download tracks directly from Dualsportmaps.com to Basecamp.
    It's so simple to download them into mapsource.

    Thanks, Max
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  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    You simply use the import function on all your saved files that you've created with Mapasource.

    Any file you have saved on your computer that you've saved from websites you also just need to import them.