Garmin Basecamp (Mapsource) for iPad?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by ericw, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Schussboelie

    Schussboelie Been here awhile

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    Let's revive this!

    I'm kind of in teh market for the same stuff.
    I'm planning a trip and a lot of routes for my Zumo.
    I would like to be able to edit them (split, add waypoints, redirect) them on teh road with my (new lightweight) iPad Air.
    Data transfer and connectivity should not be an issue with an SD Card reader attached to the iPad, right?
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  2. Emmbeedee

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    Unless Apple released the restriction on the SD card reader, then all you really get to do is get pictures off the card. It will not behave as an external drive.
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    Right. Crap.
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  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I guess it'll depend on which Zumo you've got. I have a 550 and it can do some of the things you want like redirecting the route to a feature such as a fuel stop. So, with that feature, you can also add in a waypoint to the route. Only one danger using that feature is that the rest of the route gets recalculated according to the avoidances on the Zumo and not the settings on your PC on which you (probably) created the route. However it's easy just to start up the original route again.
    I don't understand why you'd want to split a route.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Just use a portable Wi-Fi SD Card Reader.

    But, that won't solve the BaseCamp issue. Garmin could easily put the real BaseCamp (not BaseCamp Mobile) on iOS for iPad. But, they missed the mark badly early on in the mobile market with the GarminFone and are now very much focused on short term profitability from what I can see - not that profitability is a bad thing when your PND market is shrinking.

    These days they just seem to be throwing one misfire after another at iOS and Android. If I were Cliff Pemble, I would reorganize the PND group and put someone in there that comes from the real mobile world give them some room to run. Garmin has all of the components to make a big hit in the iOS/Android market but they are not going to get there with there current management. JMPO
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    It seems Garmin is/has become like Blackberry.......nothing really new or modern in many years. My guess is that in a few years standalone GPS units will be few and far between. Take the Montana now add XM, Spot or similar, WIFI/cellular with the ability to use droid/ios apps, real time weather/radar via XM or cellular, have it not take years to get the bugs worked out and that would make for a modern GPS unit.
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  7. Emmbeedee

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    How does this work? The iPad will just come up and say it does not recognize the device. I went through this with my iPad I, and looked at reviews this morning which still said the same thing - Apple has crippled the port so that you can't just add sd card readers even though they do connect physically.
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  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Most Wi-Fi Storage device's are basically a Wi-Fi FTP Site and broadcasts it's address. I transfer files between my iOS devices and Wi-Fi HD's all the time when I'm on the road. I had a Wi-Fi Card Reader that worked just fine with my iPhone 5 when it ran iOS6 but wasn't using it and gave it away since the size of the Wi-Fi Solid State Drive's increased.

    I can't address issues with specific iPad or iOS versions. There's nothing that I've found that inhibits the transfer of data using WiFi. The right application and storage device helps.
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  9. Emmbeedee

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    Sorry, missed the WiFi part. That does work for some applications.
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