Major Update of Garmin's Basecamp Available

 

Garmin has released a major update of their BaseCamp software for both the PC and the MAC. Here is the changelog for version 3.2.1

Changes made from version 3.1.3 to 3.2.1:

Moved the various property tabs to a separate dialog
Added swapping the map and data list UI regions
Added activity profiles to allow easier changes between common routing configurations
Added activity profile selection dialog at startup, improved migration of existing route settings and routes
Added dragging photos onto the map views
Added dragging files into My Collection and the user data list
Added better preserving app state when restarting (selected tool, selected folder, selected view modes, etc)
Added support for restoring backups from different computers
Added geocache search integration with OpenCaching.com
Added photo sharing site upload (currently for Picasa)
Added track statistics that correspond to the selection in the track points list
Added additional statistics to the elevation profile
Added display of elevation profile when batch editing routes or tracks
Added heart rate and cadence to the track points list and elevation profile
Added route to track conversion
Added display mode for geocaches
Added the 'Duplicate' menu item for most user data types
Added continuation of route/track drawing when switching between tools
Added route avoidance checkboxes to the route options (such as 'Avoid U-turns')
Added a basic dialog for creating routes
Added draw order control for new BirdsEye Imagery that is downloaded
Added user selection of application language
Added option to restore the application to default settings
Added tips dialog when entering full screen mode
Added a keyboard shortcut to snap the map back to North up
Added file import/export support for the TCX file format
Added file export support for tab-delimited and comma-delimited text
Added properties and create waypoint commands to the list of POIs that is displayed when hovering on the map
Added optional collection of analytics to help us improve the application
Added display of the detailed coverage region of card/device based maps
Added notification to user when updates are available for devices
Added receiving FIT course points and activity data from many fitness devices. These are converted into waypoints and tracks.
Added support for the GroundSpeak geocaching 1.0.1 extension
Changed geotagging photos from a track to add links to those photos in the track
Changed to not allow changing the location of geocaches when they are part of a route
Changed the divide tool to create a new waypoint or trackpoint at the division point
Changed drawing style of routes and tracks to use thinner lines
Fixed issue where we didn't always remove all waypoints created as part of a route
Fixed issue with adding and removing links on various property tabs
Improved find address near center of screen
Removed filtered routes

The download is available from:

(For Mac) - http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4450

(For PC) - http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435

Moderator Note: See further down for changes in (3.2.2)

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Thanks

Thanks for the info. It'll probably take all weekend long to figure it out.

Fred

Garmin Basecamp Update

Thanks for the heads up. I'll update right away.

Bill

BaseCamp

I've used MapSource for years and know nothing about BaseCamp. Can BaseCamp be used on Nuvi's and is it the same idea as MapSource? Is one better then the other? Thanks!

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You can

You can use either Mapsource or BaseCamp as they will provide the same functions. Basecamp has at least one major advantage over Mapsource and that's that you don't need the actual maps on your computer. If you attach your Nuvi to your PC and fire up BaseCamp it will read and use the maps that are preinstalled on the GPS. This is a big advantage, particularly for folks that have Nuvi's that have never had a map update or for those that have done an update but didn't use the option to store a copy of the maps on their PC.

Overall, once you understand the differences in the user interface between the two programs, I think you'll find that BaseCamp is more feature rich.

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Mac Support!

What a pleasant surprise! Mac support as well!

Thanks for the pointers --

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Mac Update

Thanks for the Mac update

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I tried...

I tried to download adn it takes me here...
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=128

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Had that

Had that happen to me yesterday morning for a few tries but since then clicking on "download" works as expected.

I'm using Firefox 5.0

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Tried numerous times...

tghowe wrote:

I tried to download adn it takes me here...
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=128

with the same results! Maybe it's telling me something!

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BaseCamp

t923347 wrote:

You can use either Mapsource or BaseCamp as they will provide the same functions. Basecamp has at least one major advantage over Mapsource and that's that you don't need the actual maps on your computer. If you attach your Nuvi to your PC and fire up BaseCamp it will read and use the maps that are preinstalled on the GPS. This is a big advantage, particularly for folks that have Nuvi's that have never had a map update or for those that have done an update but didn't use the option to store a copy of the maps on their PC.

Overall, once you understand the differences in the user interface between the two programs, I think you'll find that BaseCamp is more feature rich.

I'm gonna play with it some. Thanks for the info.

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I have always used mapsource

I have always used mapsource and download the maps to my computer during a map update. I will have to definitely try basecamp.

Major Update Of Garmin's Basecamp Available

I don't know how I missed it, but I was completely unaware of BaseCamp. I have used MapSource for several years now, but somehow I did not get the word about BaseCamp until now. Will this also work with the StreetPilot 2610/2720/2730/2820 series or will this only work with Garmin Nuvis that have a USB connection?

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.

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Thanks For The Update Info

It's been awhile since Garmin has updated the Basecamp software. Thanks for the information and the link.

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Suspect

Jim1348 wrote:

I don't know how I missed it, but I was completely unaware of BaseCamp. I have used MapSource for several years now, but somehow I did not get the word about BaseCamp until now. Will this also work with the StreetPilot 2610/2720/2730/2820 series or will this only work with Garmin Nuvis that have a USB connection?

Suspect that Basecamp will work with the StreetPilot but I don't have personal experience with anything other than the Nuvi.

For folks that haven't heard of BaseCamp, or haven't used it before, here is the Garmin Webpage that will give you additional information on this product:

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/us/onthetrail_retired042820...

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Is Basecamp used only for

Is Basecamp used only for Topo maps? Will it work for Coty Navigator?

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Indeed

Indeed it will.

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Way KOOL!

I always thought Basecamp was for the TOPO units.

I just downloaded it and was running it the first time with my GPS connected. I was looking to transfer the data and realized its already there in the DataView window, maps and all!

I then saw another data drive with infomation in it. I started to click on it to see what it was and realized I had my cell phone connected also. It also loaded all my cell phone pictures. Everytime I selected one of my photos it placed a thumb print of the photo on the map where it was taken. Ask for Properties and you get the lat & lon readouts

I've only had it for 5 minutes and I like it!

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That;s the problem

That's the problem with the darn software, it's so feature rich it takes you forever to find all the good stuff in it. grin

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Update not on App store for Mac yet.

As of today the Mac app store is not showing the update. It is still showing v3.1.4 as the most recent. As pointed out and linked by the OP you can download v3.2.1 straight from Garmin.

Garmin Basecamp

I think that I, too, thought this was only for handheld geocaching GPS units. Will this only work with the GPS connected to the computer then?

It will work

It will work with any map that you have on your computer just like Mapsource. If you connect your GPS to the computer, it will use the maps you have installed there. Also it will use any maps that are installed on a Memory Card and inserted in your Nuvi, in a card reader or inserted in the card slot on your PC.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

It apparently uses data from

It apparently uses data from any and everything source it can find either on or connected to the PC. It found my cell phone picture when it was connected and it found all of my old maps (forgot I still had them on the PC).

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Basecamp Update

Thaks for the alert on the update.

I'll D/L it ASAP.

Much better, but ..

This version adds some nice features but it's not time to throw MapSource away just yet..

BaseCamp still won't let you split your map sets up & save them like MapSource will, and

It doesn't let you edit some of the waypoint gpx field items like Description, Address, Phone. It does preserve those fields on import & export if they already exist though.

When creating a waypoint from a map feature, BaseCamp only captures the name or street address info as the name, where MapSource populates the name and address info fields.

[edit-] A correction to the above. Oddly enough gpx address info IS added if you create a waypoint from map features if you create waypoints from "found" searches.. , but NOT if you create them with a right-click on the map feature! ??

f.y.i.

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Must try this

I too have never heard of BaseCamp...I will give it a shot.

School

It sounds like there are a few of us that haven't heard of it and need to go to BaseCamp school.

Oh well, lets see what we can break and then fix.

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Even in the Mac App Store--

I downloaded Base Camp on one machine manually -- the App Store just popped up telling me I had an update available on a different machine. This is working out nicely.

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Finding Addresses

Finding Addresses do you need the address in middle of the screen? I would have thought you could just enter the city and search for the street. Similar to MapSource.

Why (the kids always ask why) has garmin made two map programs almost the same, why haven't they taken both programs and kept all the different features and made them one.

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BaseCamp vs. MapSource

Garmin Rep told me recently to use Map Source with my Nuvi 2460LMT not Base Camp. Map Source is geared more for Automobile while Base Camp was designed for hand held GPS.

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Another Basecamp Update

Basecamp 3.2.2 now available for the PC and MAC

More info (For Mac) : http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4450

More info (For PC) : http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435

PC Changelog

Fixed an issue with migrating waypoints with thumbnails from previous versions of BaseCamp to 3.2.1. This issue could have corrupted the database.
Fixed an issue with tracks that had been duplicated becoming corrupted.
Added a prompt to notify the user when data loss might have occurred.
Added a 'restore from previous version' menu item.
Added support for exporting of fitness data (heart rate and cadence) in tracks.
Changed to attempt to fix the paths in Garmin Custom Maps (KML ground overlay) files at start-up without notifying the user that there were problems with the file.
Changed the message displayed at start-up when the current video mode/card doesn't support 3D.
Improved initial download size estimates for some BirdsEye products.
Fixed some issues with undo/redo.
Fixed several issues related to application shutdown.
Fixed an issue with not recognizing Garmin mode USB device (such as the GPSMap 60) arrival and removal.
Fixed several issues related to aborting transfers to Garmin mode USB devices.
Fixed some issues related to ejecting mass storage devices.
Fixed some issues with changing folder selection while using the BirdsEye wizard.
Fixed an issue with reading geotagged photos from many smartphones.

MAC changelog

Fixed receiving from Oregons getting stuck for some geocache users.
Fixed startup crashes some users were experiencing.
Fixed possible track corruption when duplicating and then editing tracks.
Fixed loss of photo waypoint thumbnails, added automatic thumbnail recovery when first starting 3.2.2.
Fixed adding/removing via points to a route setting its activity to the current app setting.
Fixed the creation of routes from tracks potentially creating too many via points.
Fixed a possible crash when sending routes to the Edge 800.
Fixed the error dialog for 3D rendering issues coming up multiple times in a row.
Fixed a bug that would mistakenly open some waypoint photo links as web links.
Fixed a possible crash when attempting to show a route on the map.
Fixed Topo Great Britain's display when rotated in 2D.
Fixed a possible route profile crash for routes with the same point multiple times.
Fixed found address markers being the wrong color.
Fixed other miscellaneous bugs.
Fixed BirdsEye Imagery with slashes in the name creating directories on the device.

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Thanks for the heads-up!

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Thank You. Fred

Thank You.

Fred

thanks for including all the info we need--

I wish more posters did what you did --

included the change log (yeah, when available)

included a link to the file, different ones for mac and win.

Thanks for being thorough!

--bob

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thanks

Thanks!

It's been awhile since I've used my Garmin Oregon with the topos.

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works well?

Are there any major problems found with this version?