Has anyone figured out how to use Garmin Base Camp for there Garmin IV or perhaps V? My first impressions of it are not so good.
I agree...When I first started using Base Camp I didn't like it but, over time, and like anything else, it gets easier to use and understand the features and layout.I use basecamp with my Zumo 350
I agree it's not the most user friendly piece of software but when you get used to it , you can plan any routes and transfer them easily to your nav unit.
You can also transfer tracks from your nav unit (mine keeps a record of where I've been) and save them on your computer or export them to Gill's map maker
http://geo.gillcouto.com/upload.cgi and convert them to google maps where you can view your ride on a nice map.
You can also export a gpx file of your planned route, upload it to Gill's map maker and see precisely what kind of road you'll travel on. Including street view
For some reason I find that the maps produced with Gill's map maker are nicer and more detailed than if I look at the same area directly from google maps...
BaseCamp Tutorial by Don Norwood, BMW R1200GS rider. Dan Leffert and I worked with Don on researching some of the background "learnings" that are taught in the YouTube videos.Has anyone figured out how to use Garmin Base Camp for there Garmin IV or perhaps V? My first impressions of it are not so good.
With base camp you just drag and drop the route to your GPS or to the cloud storage if you need to transfer it to another computer.
I think you're over-selling MapQuest. As far as I can tell you can only send the start and endpoint from MapQuest to a device; MapQuest export does not support multi-point ('tweaked') routes.
+1. I was very used to MapQuest and used to curse the day Garmin stopped supporting/updating it. I forced myself to get comfortable with Basecamp and now I love it. It's different, but superior. Plug away at it. Once you figure out its philosophy you'll be hooked.I got used to Base Camp and I like it quite a bit now.
+1I think you're over-selling MapQuest. As far as I can tell you can only send the start and endpoint from MapQuest to a device; MapQuest export does not support multi-point ('tweaked') routes.
Further, the actual routing that will occur within the device depends on the compatibility between the MapQuest base map and the devices installed map. What you see in MapQuest may not be what you see on the device.
It would seem to me that the functionality offered by MapQuest is more readily accomplished by simply inputting the start and end points directly into the device. The device then can do more than MapQuest with the 'Insert Via" function.
Jim, you've earned the coveted "Hallzee's Best Post of the Day" Award!
If you don't have the maps install on the computer then yes you will need to have the GPS hooked up to the computer. You can make your selection from which maps to use under the "maps" section of the menu bar (it used to be a pull down menu choice).Do you have to have the GPS hooked up? When I try to use the map without the GPS hooked up the maps don't show small streets. Only major roads. I just tried Map quest and it does seem easier