Does MapSource work with new maps or is BaseCamp Mandatory?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Emoto, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    From the JDM page:

    "Some older devices such as the GPSMAP 60/76 C(S)x and the eTrex Legend/Vista also have a USB mass storage mode, but with these devices it cannot be determined what type it is. Such a device (or rather the SD card in it) is treated like a SD card in a card reader: as a generic device where no checks are performed on what file types it supports, and no check whether a backup that you want restore to it, belongs to it.
    This means that JaVaWa Device Manager enables you for example to put GPX files on the SD card, while the unit doesn't support that. When restoring a backup you should take extra care not to restore the wrong backup."

    So in fact JDM can work with the 60/76 series, or a micro SD card which can be used in the 60/76
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  2. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    IMHO the nicest feature that BaseCamp has that Mapsource doesn't is that it shows minor roads out to much greater zoom levels than Mapsource. This makes trip planning a lot easier.

    Another is that it supports custom map image overlays. These are hard to create because you either have to scan a paper map or grab a screen image and then georeference it in Google Earth. But there are image maps that show things that do not appear on Garmin's digital maps.

    I use this feature to determine land ownership from Benchmark and BLM maps. I also use it to overlay Travel Management MVUM maps. I have found some forest service maps that show trails that do not show up on any digital map.
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  3. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    I set my 60csx in mass storage mode and was able to read the .img file in basecamp via the J manager program. It came in named like another mapset so you have two maps listed with the same name. It combined all the mapsets on the gps which include Topo Ca., several free topos for Maine/NE area and CN2010v4. Runs slow but it is there...not first choice of operation but good to know it will work....
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  4. Emmbeedee

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    The USB connection on the 60 is very slow. Almost serial like but not quite.
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  5. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    USB1 = uberslow!
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