BaseCamp vs. Mapsource

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by MYT1, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. ghostryder

    ghostryder Long timer Supporter

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    Thank you for all that wonderful advise, sometimes thought things dont quite work as they do in the videos.....
    Either way, base camp blows!!!!!
  2. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    Make sure you zoom down far enough to clearly see where your inserting or moving the point. You could be placing it on the wrong side of a divided highway with regard to your direction of travel. Your routing preferences play a part too.

    daryl
  3. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Ok, I'll try to be more aware of that. If I discover what I am doing wrong or figure out anything helpful, I will post it back here.
  4. zigyphoto

    zigyphoto PAY ATTENTION Supporter

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    All these replies are interesting; I just got off the phone with Garmin CS, and the rep told me that Garmin considers Mapsource to be better for older units -- like my Zumo 550 -- than Basecamp, which they created for newer units........ Personally I find them both tedious and will probably work w/in Furkot.

    Any thoughts welcome.
  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    fill me in on Furkot. never heard of it.

    I use TrailTech RideLeader to create routes and fool around with tracks generated by my 60csx
  6. Countdown

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    Interesting GArmin usually poo-poos MapSource and says "we don't support it". Perhaps they finally understand how unfriendly BaseCamp is.

    I only do Tracks and find nothing lacking or unfriendly with MapSource.
  7. Hollenfeuer

    Hollenfeuer Adventurer

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    +1 to Basecamp being tedious. I used Furkot for daydreaming, but haven't yet put anything in any of my GPS units.