small computer for Mapsource/basecamp

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by team ftb, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    So i have a dell venue pro 8 and i installed Basecamp just fine through the Garmin website. Here is my dilemma, how do i get my city nav 2013 into the tablet. I have the dvd/cd of CN. Can i copy it onto a flash drive and then transfer it over , or copy it onto a microSD and installl it that way. Ive tried hooking up my Montana gps but CN still dosent show up in Bascamp. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Monte Walsh

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    If you open up Express with your GPS connected to the Venue, you have the option to reinstall maps. This worked for me. Alternatively, I installed another map set off a DVD by network mounting my laptops DVD drive from the Venue.
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  3. worwig

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    I have a USB DVD drive. Or share a drive on a network machine. Might be worth trying to get it to a memory card though.
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  4. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    After a bit of fanageling I was able to download city Nov into base camp.... woohooo!!!!!! Thanks for all those that helped.
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  5. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Dell Venue 8 question:

    Mine doesn't appear to do anything with the micro USB other than charge. In fact, even though the power cord has a USB end, I can't charge it off a USB port.

    Rather, how are you able to hook anything up to the tablet (or are you just using the card slot?)
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  6. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    I use a OTG cable so i can hook up a flash drive . I noticed that the usb charger that came with the venue is a 5v/2amp aposed to the standard 5v/1amp. I think most usb ports are runing at 5v/1amp. you might want to check it out to make sure. hope that helps
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  7. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I bought an OTG cable as well and my Venue can send/receive waypoints etc. my Garmin 478. It's a USB II cable so it's compatible with the 478, an older GPS
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  8. bobcat

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    FYI: Office Depot has the 'Dell™ Venue Pro 8" Wi-Fi® Tablet, 32GB' on sale through May 24 for $219.99.

    Being able to use it for BaseCamp may be just the excuse I need to buy one to replace my iPad2.
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  9. ohgood

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    Windows 8 is like having orange tile in every room of the house. Its fine as long as you love orange tile.
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  10. Monte Walsh

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    Yeah, Windows 8.1 as a tablet OS has a ways to go to catch up with IOS or Android, but the Venue 8 Pro option is a lot cheaper than a MacBook Air to run Basecamp, a browser, email, and Kindle, which is all I need it to do.
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  11. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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  12. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    Will Basecamp run offline?

    I downloaded Basecamp and the install failed because the installer couldn't find the Microsoft .NET framework. I'm not likely to connect to the internet while running Windows. (I use Linux after using various Unixes at work since the '70s.)

    So: Basecamp offline?

    Thanks.
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  13. 250senuf

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    Once Basecamp is installed it works without Internet as far as I can tell.

    edit: just tried it, Basecamp fires up just fine without an Internet connection.

    I was unable to install Basecamp on my XP netbook (solid state drive) due to some sort of .NET issue. I'll "make do" with MapSource on that computer. ;)
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  14. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Toshiba Encore $250 at the microsoft store...
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  15. 250senuf

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    Good unit, although only 32Gb. Has GPS built-in, might be the only Win 8 tablet with that feature.
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  16. byways

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    Just got a venue 8 pro at walmart for $199. BaseCamp is loaded and working. Trying now to figure out how to get City Nav onto it. Garmin support put me on hold for15-20 mins, and I gave up waiting.

    Update: I called support again, and was informed that Garmin does not support tablet use, and that tablet users are on their own ... Apparently, Garmin sees greater promise in the desktop computer market than the tablet market.
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  17. byways

    byways byways

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    Can you tell us more specifically how you got CN onto your Venue? Dowload from Garmin? External DVD drive?

    Thanks ...
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