New Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    For me personally, stability is #1 on my list. But then I do not use the Montana at the level most in this thread use it. If I did, I'm sure the other things that have been added, or folks would like to see added, would be higher on my list.

    Also, a quick thanks for all the knowledge that is being shared here. I've learned a lot more about the Montana, and GPS's in general, than I thought possible.

    Jon...
  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    :hmmmmm 1/3? How does one get 1/3 of Alphanumeric? With the option to "filter" by Symbol, the resultant list is still sorted by distance. Did I miss something? That has happened a few times in my life. . .:rofl

    Cheers,
  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You did know that version 4.20, available through WebUpdater, does give Alphanumeric sorting? At first I thought you were being facetious then I realized you may not have noticed a few pages back where we discussed it.
  4. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Alpha sorting is only available with waypoints. Would be nice to extend to all POI categories as well as tracks, routes, etc.

    I would suggest that we have note even received 1/10th of this feature with firmware 4.20.
  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I realize that, and the message I responded to from Dan was about waypoints.
  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    See...that's why I asked. I did miss something. I've been in Remote Medicals WFR class the past 10 days and they don't give you much time to "recreate" during these classes.

    I'm updating to v4.20 now. . . Thanks for keeping an eye on me.

    Cheers,
  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I'm with dvwalker, we got 1/3 of what FR#17 was requesting. I think we should definitely keep asking for the others.

    Cheers,
  8. leftystrat62

    leftystrat62 Adventurer

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    What version of base camp are you running? Mine looks different,it doesn't show route tool or track tool-I'm running 3.3.2.0 version(I thought the latest) . Mine has: hand tool ,zoom, selector,waypoint , create route,overview map,activity. I did try to switch from motorcycle to "Direct" when I was trying to connect way points across that section of un mapped roads.
  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    That is 3.3.2.0 for Mac, as is my screen shot below.

    [​IMG]

    Does this help? Go to View/Customize Toolbar

    [​IMG]
  10. konfucius

    konfucius Been here awhile

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    Does it still have the problem/limit with maximum 50 points in a route?
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I added a new post about using Javawa Device Manager to enable map visibility in BaseCamp to the Wisdom and FAQ thread.
  12. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    It works!!! :clap

    This saves a step of having to install BC onto a host computer for emergency track repair while out in the field. I simply copied the BC app files from my PC into a folder on the SD card. I had to include GlobalMaps (\Basecamp\Maps folder) since BC requires at least one map during initial load. After initial load then BC will recognize the other BC enabled map files (img files) from the Montana. Very cool...

    1. In windows 7, BC is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\BaseCamp directory
    2. copy all files (*.dll, *.exe, etc) and \Maps folders to directory on your SD card. I created folder [SD]:\Tools\basecamp. I skipped copying the help file folders (\en).
    3. plug Montana into any Windows XP/7 PC and run BaseCamp.exe

    [​IMG]

    notes:

    • \Database folder is a copy of My Collection (Alldata.gdb) database in case I ever need to do an emergency import.
    • \Setup folder is a copy of the BC installer file, just in case I need to install onto host computer...
  13. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    DV,
    That is a great post :clap

    Thank you very much for posting the info. I even printed it out for safe keeping.

    Jon...
  14. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    This needs to be in the Wisdom and FAQ thread. Please.
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    With DVWalker's permission, I would post it.
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Awesome! Glad to hear you made it work!
  17. BobM

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    That was fixed in V4.10 - see this post.

    There is a 50 waypoint limit for routes that use Follow Roads routing (i.e. all Activities except "Direct"), but that's the same for most Garmin GPS. I haven't found the upper limit of waypoints for Direct Routes but it's at least the same as the 60CSx (i.e. 250 waypoints).

    Bob
  18. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    As a CYA, I searched and didn't find any legal lawyer stuff on Garmin's website that says we can't redistribute/run their free BC software in this fashion. Let me know if anyone knows otherwise....

    So you have my perm to post to the wisdom thread, gulp...

    Emmbeedee, just wanted to say good job collecting all the random thoughts and data bits in the wisdom thread. Really starting to look like an excellent reference for folks trying to move forward in the Montana learning curve.
  19. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Ok, thanks for the permission, and for the feedback on the Wisdom and FAQ thread. I doubt Garmin would care; it's not like anyone's making money on it, or reverse engineering their product.
  20. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Great post!

    Was this even possible without JaVaWa?