New Garmin Montana

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

  1. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Maybe you all know this already but I didn't so I thought I would pass along what I discovered.

    While I was playing around with Basecamp on my PC I noticed my iPhone was showing up under devices. When I clicked on it all my phone images showed up on the map.

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    I did not know Basecamp would do that. And the more I zoom in the more images start showing up in the map.

    If you click on them it gives the GPS location and will let me mark them as a way point.

    I figured images I take with the Montana would do this but was surprised the iPhone images did :eek1

    Jon...
  2. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Thanks for the link to that post.

    Very informative :thumb

    Jon...
  3. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    You have the shaded relief turned on on the Montana.
  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Any digital Camera "device" will do the same. All that BC is looking for is the DCIM folder on USB attached Mass Storage devices - your iPhone qualifies obviously.

    Cheers,
  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    First, can we assume you meant, "Show on Map" vs. "View Map"? Second, how many points are in your Track/s that is "disappearing at one point"?

    Have you tried navigating the Track rather than just following one that you have set to "Show on Map"?

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  6. Emmbeedee

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    I don't see my iPhone under devices... and it is connected. Do you have any Garmin software installed on the phone?
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    I think what he meant was that the map on the gps, as seen in Basecamp, gave DEM data but the one installed on the computer did not. At least that's how I understood the problem. Not that I have a solution, mind you.
  8. jconly

    jconly Been here awhile

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    Correct assumption yes...
    And what i meant by dissapearing at one point.. I meant that the entire track would just disappear randomly from the map.
    I haven't tried navigating it no, because I'm navigating a direct route, and am using the track underneath as a more accurate breadcrumb. For some reason today, it showed up just fine, and held all day. :huh I don't think theyre excessively big at all either. They're the track files from the TET, split into days. Only one set to be shown on map at once.

    On a side note, is there a way to calculate the distance between points on a track? Or from your current location to the end of that track? That is, not just a direct line, but one that follows that path?
  9. Jon_PDX

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    Yes that's what I meant.

    All viewing was done in Basecamp. I checked my Montana just now and in the map setup / advanced it has "shaded relief" set to "auto".

    It would be nice if the map loaded on the computer would show the DEM data too. I was hopping there was a setting in Basecamp to enable that feature.

    Jon...
  10. woodsatyr

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    This happens on mine too. I'll look at the map and the track I just drove will be gone. It'll start showing up again and disappear in random sections. It becomes a problem when you're trying to navigate a track that has disappeared.
  11. Jon_PDX

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    Nope as far as I know there is no Garmin software installed on the phone.

    iPhone 4s - IOS 5..1.1
    Windows 7 - Basecamp 4.0.2

    I have a lot of images on the phone so it took awhile to load them. But the phone it's self showed up within 1-2 min's after I plugged it into the computer.

    Here is a screen shot

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    Just for fun I plugged in one of my cameras and it also shows up. But..... Basecamp tells me that there is no data available even though there is a DCIM folder.

    I suspect since the images on the camera do not have any location data embedded in them like the iPhone does Basecamp just ignores those images.

    But that's just a guess.

    Hope that helps,

    Jon...
  12. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    None of my iPhones are displayed in BaseCamp. I am running the latest firmware and versions on WIN XP.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    My iPhone 4 w/ iOS5 showed on my Windows 7 BC. But now I'm all Mac and of course no Mass Storage Mode allowed for iPhones (at least not my iPhone 5).

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    True, but the easiest way to pull images off the iPhone (any version) on the Mac is via Image Capture. When you import, you can import all or just selected and choose whether to leave on the phone or delete.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I'm an iPhoto user. Does the same thing.

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    I can see my iphone and the pics on the map in Basecamp.
  17. Albie

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    As does LR4.
  18. Emmbeedee

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    I guess that's my problem too - I'm using a Mac. I have Windows machines here too but I don't think it's worth using Windows just for that reason.

    I usually use Picasa to import photos from my phone.
  19. ChadHahn

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    Whenever I plug in my iPhone Nikon Transfer opens up and I can download the pictures from my iPhone with that. I think it also works with the Canon picture software I have. If you have digital camera the software for managing photos will probably work for getting pictures off your iPhone.

    Chad

    P.S. This is on a Mac
  20. Jon_PDX

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    Yup, just tried on my Mac and it does not show like it does under Win-7.

    Interesting there is no Mass Storage mode for iPhones on the Mac. You would think Apple would allow that for one of their products.

    So is there a way to import photos I took on my phone into BC on the Mac? I'm assuming any photos I take with the Montana will show up on the Mac or does the lack of Mass Storage mode also come into play with the Montana on the Mac?

    Jon...