Garmin announces the new GPSMAP 276Cx

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by mattebox, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. DonM

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    Cool! Gonna give it a study and an attempt.
    Thanks.
  2. khpossum

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    Keep in mind you need to do this on every computer, so your Basecamp on every computer refers to its Dropbox folder. Also make sure Dropbox has had a chance to sync before you start Basecamp on a different computer. If you are not computer savvy the procedure in he linked page may cause you some grieve, but eventually you will get there. It does work. and it is worth the trouble.
  3. DonM

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    I been ‘fudddled’ with the drop box concept, kind of like the quantum entanglement :hmmmmm is it really in two places at the same time.

    not a physicist and could not play one on tv. :)

    thanks for the extra guidance!
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    Can I suggest you get somebody to help you?
  5. DonM

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    I was a bit tongue in cheek :)
    Thanks for the instructions!
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    I also just found out, I think, that the versions of base camp on the 2 or more computers must be the same. It appears that with a different version the Basecamp database is stored in a folder with a different name. I think you need to make sure the Basecamp data base is the same on both computers (Dropbox will take care of that) and then update Basecamp on both.

    The folders are named 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 and such so this may only apply with major Basecamp updates (from 4.5 to 4.6 to 4.7 and such)
  7. DRTBYK

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    Keep in mind that you cannot have multiple BaseCamps accessing the same database at the same time (concurrently). Make sure only one BaseCamp is ON at a time. Get into the habit of turning BaseCamp OFF when you leave one computer for another.

    In addition, it is a really good idea to Backup your Database regularly using the BaseCamp Backup feature. These backup's can also be saved to your Dropbox so they are available on all of your BaseCamp computers.
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    Does it make any difference in terms of speed, if map is installed on internal memory instead on a fast sd card?
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    No.
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    Thanks.
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    Sorry to ask again ;-) Can the list of maps be sorted? It seems, that it is pretty chaotic.
    Otherwise, I am pretty happy and 276Cx worked just fine for me on my first ride.