BaseCamp Video Tutorials for Beginners by Norwood

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NOTE September 2022:
It appears Google has locked these videos as "Private", perhaps because their system believes there's a problem with the description or tags that are entered for the video. See:

These video tutorials are intended for beginners and are a little simpler than Garmin's tutorials. No prior experience with MapSource or BaseCamp is needed.

Experienced users may find these boring but also may find a tip or two smile

Lesson 1 - The Garmin BaseCamp Map and Menu

Lesson 2 - Data storage for Garmin BaseCamp

Lesson 3 - Edit and OPTIONS

Lesson 4 - Create My Collection, your database

Lesson 5 - The Drawing Tools

Lesson 6 - Backup Database, Google Earth

Lesson 7 - Find, Search, Yelp, Icons and Data

Lesson 8 - Connecting your GPS and moving data

Lesson 9 - EXTRAS on your GPS unit

Lesson 10 - Routing with NEW ROUTE tool only

Lesson 11 - Routing with Waypoints your create

Lesson 12 - BaseCamp created route and then modify

Lesson 13 - Auto Routing using your data

Lesson 14 - Adding a stopover and your time element

Lesson 15 - Common routing errors and how to avoid them

Lesson 16 - Shared Data Files Conversion to GPX format

Lesson 17 - Garmin POI Loader moving data to your GPS unit

Lesson 18 - Garmin Custom Waypoint Symbols


Lesson Nugget 1 -Making your map larger and more controls. short video.

Lesson Nugget 2 - The best accessory for Garmin BaseCamp is the Mouse with center track this video shows... Less than 2 mins

Lesson Nugget 3 -How to extend a saved routed your created. I offer three methods...I hope to plant an idea that you may use.

Lesson Nugget 4 -The "ALT" key will make using the "Rubber Band Routing" method easy and simply and will use less keystrokes to edit data.


Adding more knowledge about Garmin BaseCamp.

The link below with permission from Ed Conde and Steve Bruning includes their excellent presentation of BaseCamp both for the PC and Mac.

Kudos to Ed and Steve for a well presented documentation!



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