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Basecamp 3.3.1 released Feb 10/12

 

Garmin released a new version of Basecamp today for the PC.

The change log for the PC is:

Changes made from version 3.2.2 to 3.3.1:

Added collapsible list folders and sub-lists for improved organization.
Added shaping point support for zumo devices like done in MapSource.
Added explicit support for shaping points. These will be transferred to supporting devices.
Added support for transfer of waypoint categories on supporting devices. These are displayed in BaseCamp as lists.
Added more activity profiles, with improved activity routing on supported maps.
Added specific avoidances for various road classes, removed the road selection slider.
Added custom activity profiles.
Added keyboard short-cuts for editing tools (divide, insert, erase).
Added a tools menu for easier discovery of tool keyboard shortcuts.
Changed to make GPX files on a memory card directly editable.
Changed to read all GPX files on a memory card, similar to how devices behave.
Improved graphing of track data.
Improved graphing when multiple routes or tracks are selected.
Improved layout of geotagged photo, waypoint, route, and track properties.
Added additional statistics to route and track properties.
Added 'Center on map' check-box on route and track dialogs.
Added an easier way to add waypoints to routes (Insert Waypoint button).
Added additional data fields to waypoints (such as address and phone number).
Added display and updating of date last modified for waypoints.
Added display of lists that contain this data item to properties.
Added receiving geocache visits from devices.
Added logging geocache visits on OpenCaching.com.
Added printing of geocaches.
Added alternate notification mechanism (less annoying pop-ups).
Added display settings to adjust width of routes and tracks.
Added support for importing waypoints and tracks from KML/KMZ files.
Added suggested file name when exporting (so it isn't always 'untitled').
Added more map details for higher detail setting.
Added data filters to map view.
Added preserving the dialog size for each data type.
Added option to reset track's altitude to map data.
Added functionality to remember display feature settings per profile.
Changed 'Remove List and Contents' to 'Remove list and unique contents'.
Added Shift-Delete short-cut for 'Remove list and unique contents'.
Added a confirmation dialog for 'Remove list and unique contents'.
Added hiding of Activity profiles.
Added creating OpenCaches from waypoints.
Added calculating ascent and descent for direct routes.
Added indication of data filter visibility state on the data list.
Added recalculation of more than 1 route at a time.
Improved printing of routes and tracks.
Change to prevent property dialogs becoming lost off screen after screen resolution changes.
Fixed issues with sending routes to the zumo.
Update waypoint references to new map data when recalculating routes.
Fixed any profiles from BaseCamp 3.2 that have invalid routing preferences (ie invalid vehicle types and incorrect avoidances).
Fixed list in-place rename requiring pressing enter to complete the edit.
Fixed the 'Reset Headers' context menu being displayed after renaming an item.
Fixed issue writing out altitude when exporting to the GDB file format.
Fixed track filtering 'automatic mode' for tracks with no time information.
Fixed elevation profile labels for Windows XP (no longer invisible).
Fixed issue when duplicating a route. BaseCamp will now also duplicate the waypoints in that route.

Update can be downloaded from http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

I do not see a new Mac OSX

I do not see a new Mac OSX version

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Garmin nuvi 2460LMT, GPSMAP60CSx, GPS V, GPS III+

Latest

Latest version for the MAC appears to be BaseCamp for Mac software version 3.2.2 and was released on Aug 10/11

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Just Downloaded & Installed

Just downloaded & installed. It seemed to do it correctly BUT when the program started up it hung & Win XP Pro said "not responding."

I didn't reboot. Perhaps that's the problem, but as of now, the program is not running properly.

Heads up.
Fred

Always best

Always best to do a reboot. Anyhow, does your XP unit meet all of these other requirements:

Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later is required.
.NET framework 3.5 SP1 is required. A current version of .NET will be installed if needed.
Windows Media Player 11 or greater is required (a free download from Microsoft).
1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.
A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.
If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, please make sure that you have installed current video card drivers.
BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart.
BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Available For Mac OS

I just downloaded and installed 3.3.1 for Mac.

Got it using the App Store.

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Montana 600, GPSMAP60CSx, fenix, Bad Elf, iPhone 4S, iPad2, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

Basecamp Vs. Mapsource

I have Lifetime maps on two Garmin devices. When I updated on a new Gateway desktop computer a couple of days ago, it added Basecamp. If I update maps on a computer that already has Mapsource, wil it update Mapsource or will it replace it with Basecamp?

Basecamp And Mapsource

Mapsource is being phased out by Garmin, there will be no more updates. Mapsource and Basecamp can be run on the same computer, you can use either.
When Basecamp is installed with the map update it does nothing with Mapsource.

You can download the latest Basecamp version 3.3.1 and install, it will not affect the ability to use Mapsource if that is what you prefer.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

Also

Also if you have both Mapsource and Basecamp on your computer and do a map update using the "install on device and computer" option, you can access the new maps in either of the 2 computer programs.

Remember also that if you want to use Basecamp only you don't need to install the maps on your computer, like you do with Mapsource. Basecamp will use the maps installed on your Nuvi if it's attached to your computer.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Thank you

Thanks for the info.

No

Jim1348 wrote:

I have Lifetime maps on two Garmin devices. When I updated on a new Gateway desktop computer a couple of days ago, it added Basecamp. If I update maps on a computer that already has Mapsource, wil it update Mapsource or will it replace it with Basecamp?

No it will not replace Mapsource with Basecamp. It may install Basecamp separately if a version doesn't already exist but I don't know for sure as I have both installed.

If you have Mapsource on the computer and select the "install on device and computer" option for the map update, you will be able to use Mapsource with the new maps even if Basecamp was installed by the update process.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

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I've just checked, and it did install base camp. Thanks for asking/ telling me, Garmin. rolleyes

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

2 Map Programs

I didn't need 2 map programs, so when Mapsource was "replaced" by BaseCamp, I uninstalled Mapsource.

I know some folks here prefer Mapsource and have kept it, but there will be no more program updates for it, although that may not be a big deal.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.10 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

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I played with BC last night a bit. One huge difference I did find was, Township roads I saw in Mapsource at 1.5 km's, I had to zoom in to 300 meters in BC to see.

New ain't better in this case.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Detail level

You have tried to change the detail level?
View>Toolbars>Detail level

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“Ondskap kan drepe et menneske, men kan aldri beseire et helt folk”

[Fixed, and figured]

Did that. No joy.

edit - had a brain fart evidently. Showing all detail now.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

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Juggernaut wrote:

edit - had a brain fart evidently. Showing all detail now.

mrgreen

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

Forgot the sunglasses.

Juggernaut wrote:

edit - had a brain fart evidently. Showing all detail now.

Gess it means you have to dark sunglasses on. smile

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“Ondskap kan drepe et menneske, men kan aldri beseire et helt folk”

BaseCamp 3.3.1

WOW... That is a HUGE number of fixes/improvements.

May be the largest of fixes/inmprovement I've ever seen with Garmin Updates.

I wonder though... are most of them really "improvements" or "fixes" ?

The changes make BC a usable

The changes make BC a usable program. There are significant changes that make it easier to use and faster. I'll still use MapSource for routing until I get proficient with BC and MS has better hovering while I'm planning a route. BC has better Find that displays 12 results per page on the map, useful for motel stop planning. BC fixes Shaping Points between map releases. BC is better to combine a trip list and a POI list under one subfolder for planning POI stops.

Nobody says you have to give up MS to use BC or not use BC because you have MS. Use the best of both.

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Zumo 550 & Zumo 665 My alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

better but not great for waypoint management

I mainly use Mapsource to manage waypoint data, including categories. The new Basecamp is an improvement but far short of Mapsource in that regard. I know that there are other waypoint management programs that do more but Mapsource remains my choice for convenience and ease of use.

getting to learn the BaseCamp software

I'm getting to learn the BaseCamp software and with the latest updates getting to use it more and more. I rarely use the old MapSource any longer. There is a little learning curve in the transition but gets easier every time I use it.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Garmin Viago Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

BaseCamp learning curve

Been trying to use BaseCamp for trip to AZ in March. Putting routes in may be simpler by just inputing the data into a 1450

so which one..

So which one is better? mapsource or basecamp?

Which

Whichever you like better, but remember that Mapsource is no longer being updated by Garmin and will eventually disappear, so you might as well learn how to use Basecamp.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Basecamp Has Categories NOW

sailornorm wrote:

I mainly use Mapsource to manage waypoint data, including categories. The new Basecamp is an improvement but far short of Mapsource in that regard.

The lack of categories stopped me from using previous versions of Basecamp. The latest version does allow you to place waypoints into lists, which show up as categories in the favorites menu of my 885T.

In fact it is easier to see which category each waypoint is in without opening the "properties" window as I had to do in Mapsource.

I still prefer Mapsource because it was more intuitive. I was able to do everything I needed without reading the help files. The new version of Basecamp has been able to do everything I want, but I'm constantly reading the help files to accomplish it.

Basecamp 3.3.2.0 for PC is out (March 15, 2012)

Change History

Changes made from version 3.3.1 to 3.3.2:

Don't disable the data filter options in the view menu while in 'map w/o filters' mode.
Fixed a crash when dividing a route with more than one reference to the same waypoint.
Fixed crashes when reading a map installed on a card when there are ID conflicts.
Changed the range of allowed ID's for card products, this has the side effect of requiring all card products to be re-indexed.
Fixed a crash when a route with the 'None' profile route doesn't have preferences.
Fixed a problem where a route that was switched from the 'Direct' profile to 'None' would ever auto-route.
Fixed a crash when deleting all waypoints from a route.
Fixed a shutdown crash.
Fixed a problem with line breaks in GPX files.
Fixed a problem when sending.
Changed the default value for the mountain bike profile state highway avoidance.
Fixed a crash related to bad data imported from old MapSource GDB files.
Fixed an issue when tracks lose all data besides position after doing a sequence of divide, undo, and redo operations.
Reduced the size of the 'Welcome to BaseCamp' dialog so that it fits on smaller screens.
Fixed a problem with the application hanging after doing a 'Reset Options' with some other dialogs open.
Fixed a crash when dividing a route from the route points list when that route had more than one reference to the same waypoint.
Fixed a crash when changing folder or list selection.

Basecamp for the NUVI40 and casual user

Is Basecamp worth learning for the casual GPS user?

And, according to Garmin, "BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices."

What is a serial GPS device?

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Base Camp

Some of the older Garmin GPS devices had a serial interface instead of USB (the old 9-pin D connector at the computer end of the cable). These old devices are not supported by Basecamp.

Whether Basecamp is worth learning depends on how you use your nuvi. Since your model does not support route import, it would eliminate one of the major uses of Bascamp (planning and transferring routes from the computer). Basecamp was originally developed for the "sporting" handheld GPS devices (hiking, 4-wheeling, boating, etc.), but for the past couple of years, Garmin has been updating it to be of more value to the automotive devices.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

OK

alandb wrote:

Since your model does not support route import, it would eliminate one of the major uses of Bascamp

Thanks. This is exactly what I needed to know!

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Basecamp

There are other uses for Basecamp you may find useful, even tho your nuvi doesn't support route import. It can be used to manage maps and map updates, to backup and manage favorites, to store and view the tracks (trip logs) and to geotag photos from the trip logs.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

BaseCamp beta 4

BaseCamp beta 4 is now available at https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=28941.

Just downloading, lets see all the improvements, I hope there's lots.

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Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...

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And, 3.3.3 for those that don't want a beta SW.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Addesses

Finding addresses is lots better, I would like a red cross or something to show middle of the screen. But address finding was my main gripe.

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Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...

I will try it again

I lost BC in a recent computer upgrade so will give it another try. I stuck with Mapsource after my last review.

Mapsource

schwert wrote:

I lost BC in a recent computer upgrade so will give it another try. I stuck with Mapsource after my last review.

Mapsource no longer works with my nuvi 2455, I can no longer send or recive to it, the nuvi isn't there in mapsource

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Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...

Need to configure Mass Storage mode

ShenanigansNZ wrote:

Mapsource no longer works with my nuvi 2455, I can no longer send or recive to it, the nuvi isn't there in mapsource

You'll need to change your 2455 from default MTP mode to Mass Storage mode in order to use MapSource.

From the map view, press Speed, then press and hold the speedometer until the diagnostics page appears. Scroll down, press MTP Settings, then select Mass Storage.

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Nüvi 2595LMT, nüvi 760, TomTom START 45M, Galaxy Nexus

Used both...Basecamp is the best

I hav eused both Mapsource, and Basecamp. Basecamp is much better! More configurable, and to me, more intuitive to use. I got rid of Mapsource within a day of downloading and using Basecamp!

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

I hate change

groundhog wrote:

I hav eused both Mapsource, and Basecamp. Basecamp is much better! More configurable, and to me, more intuitive to use. I got rid of Mapsource within a day of downloading and using Basecamp!

Yep, I have been using BC quite a bit it's not too bad, I guess it has something to do with I hate change and these guys keep changing, for the better in most cases.

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Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...

Base Camp with Other GPS? Delorme?

I have a Delorme gps and an old Magellan.
Will Base Camp export to any of those?

Also what about using my Nuvi 2360 with Base Camp?

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Tom

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