WTF is the problem with Basecamp??

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by zigyphoto, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. zigyphoto

    zigyphoto PAY ATTENTION

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    Can any of you GPS Geniuses tell me why Basecamp cannot find this address?

    3 Linden Grove, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland DG1 2QL, United Kingdom

    I've also put it in as:

    3 Linden Grove, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2QL, United Kingdom

    3 Linden Grove, Dumfries, DG1 2QL, United Kingdom

    3 Linden Grove, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2QL

    and also used "search" with post code, with no success....
    have also used postal code with no space: DG12QL

    and yes, I am using Europe 2018 latest download..

    z
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  2. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    Maybe leave out the comas between the location units? E.g. Linden Grove Dumfries Scotland DG1 2QL or one of the other variants you tried.

    But yeah, WTF is my usual response also.....
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  3. smbjm

    smbjm Been here awhile

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    My guess is that it's because it's not a street address but a postal address and postal search sucks in BC.
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  4. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    WTF isn"t the problem with Basecamp?
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  5. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Hey Zigy... Chuck here
    I did a little research and found that Garmin City Navigator 2018 Europe doesn't have any detail on that neighborhood, so it doesn't matter if you use Basecamp or Mapsource... it isn't there.

    Mapsource.jpg

    Put the address into Google Maps and voila, it pops up.

    Google Maps.jpg

    Google Earth:

    Google Earth.jpg

    You can get close with City Navigator, but to get specific directions, you'll probably have to use your smart phone with Google Maps installed.

    Cheers, Chuck (the Yuma/Ensenada rescue dude)
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  6. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Screw that address. You are on a 30M scale and have 3 pubs to hit. Green Bar, then Shipp Inn, then off to Milan for the victory! :jack
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  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    this one gets it
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  8. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Another reason that, while I have a "real" GPS on my bike, I rely on my iPhone 7S and Google Maps. The phone is waterproof enough for rain, and international data roaming is now free with any of the major carriers. If I'm out of a mobile service area, I switch over to maps.me for maps that rely on the iPhone's internal GPS. Only downside is that I have to preload maps into maps.me, but I guess that needs to be done with Garmin as well.
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  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Hey zigyphoto-
    You've found one of the many limitations to Basecamp. Here's what I do for street addresses and working with BC.

    I go to GoogleMaps and punch in the address.
    Right-click on the waypoint and select "What's Here"

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    Then click on the coordinates.

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    That will give you the exact coordinates of the address

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    which you can then copy/paste into "Locate Coordinates" in Basecamp.

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  10. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Excellent workaround, cyberdos!
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  11. zigyphoto

    zigyphoto PAY ATTENTION

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    thanks, cyberdos; I've done the same.

    thanks also to all others who contributed....
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