Garmin BaseCamp-Win

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by DRTBYK, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    As you noted, when you connect your zumo 660 to BaseCamp you will see the City Navigator map name under the zumo in your My Devices window. Just SELECT that map and it will show in BaseCamp where you can use it to do anything you would do with a map installed on your computer (except print the map).

    Cheers,
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  2. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    Turns out that I have two maps indicated on my Zumo.
    When I selected what I thought was the newer (2011.10) I got this: [​IMG]
    and thus my frustration. :cry
    After reading your reply, I tried again, but this time selected the other map and got this: [​IMG]
    which worked! :clap

    Can you make any suggestion as to why the first did not? Why I seem to have entries on my Zumo for both my original map and the one update that I have loaded? And why it is the older that seems to work and not the newer (unless I have the numbers screwed up).

    Anyway ....
    Now I can make it work with the Zumo attached.
    Do you happen to know if I can also install the map on my laptop and be able to use BC w/o attaching the Zumo? I sent a query to Garmin support yesterday but do not expect an answer for several days.

    Thanks again for your help. Now I can down to the real business of using BC and generating my next set of questions! :D
    -ceej

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  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    1200gsceej,

    I'm not sure what you are calling "older" and "newer". You only have ONE map installed on your zumo 660: CNNA 2011.10. The other "map" line item you see is the 3D data that accompanies the CNNA map. Which, if you select it, will not show anything as it is not really a map.

    If you have the CNNA DVD that should have come with your zumo 660 you can install it on your computer. If you didn't get a DVD with your zumo you out of luck because you are to far back level for Garmin to send you a DVD of 2011.10. If you don't want to update then just use the maps you have. If you do want to update - call Garmin Product Support and explain your situation. They may give you a break on price.

    Cheers,
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  4. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Cunning Linguist

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    For some reason all my new routes in BC are coming out in a straight line.

    [​IMG]

    All my previous routes are OK, just my new ones are turning out this way.

    I have a feeling it's a quick fix but I can't figure it out.

    Help!
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  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Just a guess but check your ACTIVITY mode and make sure it's in Automotive and not Direct. Oh, and do you actually have a "routable" map selected?

    Cheers,
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  6. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Cunning Linguist

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    Told ya it was something simple. That old "routable" map trick will do it every time. Thanks, Dan. :bow
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  7. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    comments in line.
    -ceej
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  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Just to check...you do understand that you must first purchase the current CNNA version before you can activate Lifetime Update maps?

    Cheers,
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  9. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    No ..... :eek1
    So you are saying that basically you buy a map with the lifetime upgrade option. Map price X; Lifetime upgrade option Y.
    If you have an 'old' map (one for which there has been a new release? or one more than a year old?) then the Lifetime Upgrade at price Y "does nothing"?
    Sigh .... I sure hope that you are wrong.

    Here is what the Terms and Conditions say:
    If you purchase a nüMaps Lifetime gift card, you will receive up to four (4) map Data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on Garmin’s website, for one (1) compatible Garmin product until your product’s useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map Data from NAVTEQ, whichever is shorter. The updates you receive under the subscription will be updates to the same map Data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased, .. [snip]. If your Garmin product does not include, or you do not purchase separately, the map Data you want to update using your nüMaps Lifetime subscription, then you must purchase the map Data separately before you can load the updated map Data onto your Garmin product.

    Since my Zumo came with a map and that is what I am buying the Lifetime Update for, then it seems to me that I should be able to get it. We'll just have to see.
    -ceej

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  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The key point is that the product you are purchasing is an Update. Garmin only supports Updating from the previous version to the current version. Maybe you'll be lucky and Garmin has changed their policy and update installation applications.

    My expectation though is that Garmin Product Support will say something like; you should have connected your zumo to my.garmin.com and checked to see if your zumo was eligible for an Update. At which point you would have been told "No" because your map version is so far back level.

    Cheers,
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  11. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    I created a list named 'NC Addresses' and created waypoints for all my cousins' houses (let's call them A, B, C, D, E). I changed the icon for each of these waypoints to a house. Then I created a list named 'NC Routes'. I highlighted that list, clicked New Route, dragged A into FROM and B into TO and it created a route. I do this for B to C, C to D, D to E. The routes are automatically named "A to B", etc. and appear once each, correctly named in My Collection.

    However, due to what I had highlighted at the time I actually clicked on the New Route button , some of them got created in the NC Routes list and some only in My Collection. For the later I dragged them into NC Routes.

    Now in the NC Routes list I have two things I did not expect. First, there seem to be entries for the waypoints that I used as the start/end points of the routes. Did they get copied there automatically when the route was created there or when I dragged it there? And, some of the route names are of the form "A to B1". Finally, when I look at some of the route details, I see A1 and B1 with flag icons as the beginning and ending points. But they do not appear in My Collection.

    SO!
    My question is - does anyone know what is going on here? Are 'route end points' are created as separate entities from the waypoints that were used to define the route? Does a list of routes automatically include the waypoints used to create them?

    I hope this makes sense. It is not so much "wrong" or confusing me as it is that I like to understand what is going on (so that when I see something different I can know it might be a problem).
    thanks,
    -ceej
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  12. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    At a certain scale and detail settings (High, I think), I see an over abundance of what appear to be marine icons: [​IMG]
    Can someone identify them?
    How can I cause them not to display?
    thanks,
    -ceej
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  13. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    I now have CN NA NT 2013.10
    Please see http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18874785&postcount=9 for details.
    -ceej

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  14. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    This is probably "Garmin GPS: Basic Internals", but I'd appreciate a review. If there is a better thread for this, then I'll move it or repost.
    edit: I just found this, which has good information: http://garminzumo-660.wikispaces.com/FAQ#RTFM!-Description of files and folders:

    -ceej

    I believe that I understand the database concept in BaseCamp. So my question is about moving items to my Zumo 660.
    When I look at my device in BC I see the following under it:
    + a grey folder labeled All Data
    + a regular folder labeled ZUMO_DATA (my SD card)
    + a map icon labeled CN NA NT 2013.1
    + a map icon labeled CN NA NT 2013.10 3D

    Case 1:
    Assume no SD card; just vanilla zumo memory.
    In my Garmin/GPX folder I see a Current.gpx and a Temp.gpx
    If I select a group of items in BC (waypoints and routes) and drag them to my device or the All Data folder, what happens?
    a. What actually gets created and moved?
    b. Are these items 'added' to what is already on my zumo?
    c. Or do these items 'replace' *all* or *some* of what is already there?

    Case 2:
    There is an SD card.
    If I drag the items to the SD card. What happens?
    a. What files(s) get created and moved?
    b. Are they 'added' to the SD card?
    c. Do they 'modify' any files already on the SD card?
    d. Do they 'replace' any files already on the SD card?
    e. When I power on the zumo, what options do I have? If I dragged a waypoint from BC, will I get the option to have it added to my Favorites?
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  15. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Oh Lord.... Just when I was getting the hang of Mapsource.....comes Basecamp....
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  16. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    I have a GPSMap 478 and while trying to send tracks over to the device from Basecamp the tracks would become full. So I would delete all tracks on the device using the device to do so (not seeing an option in Basecamp to do this). However as soon as I go to send the tracks again the device gives me the error message. I'd look after the transfer was done and there would be exactly the same tracks that I had deleted to clear the device up.

    I deleted any trace in Basecamp that I could find of these tracks and tried to select only a small portion of the tracks I wanted to have on the device so it would not become full. I also went through the device and deleted the tracks, again. But when I do the transfer the exact same tracks from the very start were back on the device.

    What am I missing? Please don't tell me Mapsource is the only way to fix this as I do not have access to the disk to install it.

    Help! Thanks
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  17. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    First, you aren't giving us enough detail as to what you are doing when and where - in BaseCamp or on your 478.

    I would recommend the following procedure:
    1. Delete all tracks from your 478.
    2. Then turn it off and then back on and make sure your track log is empty. If it is, connect the 478 to your computer.
    3. Then start BaseCamp.
    4. Since we don't know how you have your BC data organized, select 15 or fewer tracks that you want on the 478.
    5. Now right-click on the selected tracks and direct it to the 478.

    Cheers,
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  18. roadspirit

    roadspirit Been here awhile

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    apologies if this has been answered somewhere else:

    I have routes, tracks and waypoints in Mapsource format (gpx files). Usually a gpx file of mine contains several routes and tracks and waypoints. What would be the best way to transfer them in a Basecamp working environment?
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  19. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    Use 'Import' to bring your gpx files into BC. 'Export' will save any changes you made to the gpx file. Each imported gpx file will appear as a 'List' under 'My Collection'. You can create 'List Folders' as well to group things. Below is an example of my collection of RoadRunner magazine *.gpx file downloads.

    Some BC video tutorials: http://gpstracklog.com/2012/02/garmin-basecamp-video-tutorials.html

    Hope that helps!

    daryl

    [​IMG]
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  20. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    You will quickly find that you need to figure out a way to organize these lists if you have a lot of files.

    One obvious way is to organize the lists the way you have your Mapsource folders organized - assuming you are happy with that.

    I see Daryl organizes things by date.

    I organize mine first by type of ride - DS or Single Track and then by location first by state or multi-state big rides and then by region especially for New Mexico.

    This organization really works well for me in BC. I can click on a state/region list and see all the rides for that state or region.
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