Garmin BaseCamp Tutorials for Beginners !

 

I created some Garmin BaseCamp tutorials for a couple of forums which I read. The POI Factory has given me much information and I want to " pay it forward" to ones that are wanting to get over the learning curve for Garmin BaseCamp.

Experience users will find the Yourtube tutorials boring, but may be able to pick up a tip or two.

Unlike the Garmin Tutorials these are more detailed in needed steps and understanding for the new user and they are not professional done. While I was learning the new software to share the screen and operating BaseCamp at times had me uhing a tad to much and finding the controls for the screen sharing video, but I think they can be helpful..my only intend.

Also, my the Grace of God, I was born Southern...so I am slow speaking. smile You folks north of the Mason-Dixon can speed up Youtube if needed. smile

The very basics beginning in Lesson 1 and best followed by each lesson. I like Chrome for viewing.

My only intend is to share and hopefully you will pick up information to get you over the learning curve.

The tutorials where also created for my motorcycle family over at MTF (Motorcycle Touring Fourm) therefore the focal point was an Ohio event.

The videos can be found at this link: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41134

Give it a look see!

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Thank you

Thank you

Should be very useful

Thanks for taking the time to help us all out.

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Thanks. This was helpful

Thanks. This was helpful even for an experience user.

Marking this link

I am replying so I can mark this link.
Will enjoy looking at anything that might help.
Thanks.

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Thank you very much

Norwood wrote:

I created some Garmin BaseCamp tutorials for a couple of forums which I read. The POI Factory has given me much information and I want to " pay it forward" to ones that are wanting to get over the learning curve for Garmin BaseCamp.
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Hopefully we can continue to help you.

Thanks,,,

I had just about given up on Basecamp (well actually... I HAD given up). confused The videos have me back trying to make use of Basecamp. Thanks... smile

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

Great stuff

Good timing. With my recent replacement GPS, I was looking into using Basecamp.

Thank you very much

Good stuff

Mark as well

mgarledge wrote:

I am replying so I can mark this link.
Will enjoy looking at anything that might help.
Thanks.

Me too. Thanks

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Thanks for the time and

Thanks for the time and energy you spent on this contribution for the members of POI Factory.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Don,

these videos are great as a refresher or learning from scratch. I know you've invested significant time in doing these - - thanks for the effort, and I know I speak for many when I say 'we appreciate it' smile

I have a intermediate level of familiarity with Basecamp. You certainly came up with a couple techniques on the routing stuff that's super helpful. I've seen the rubber-banding technique before but could never figure it out on my own machine. I REALLY like that! Clearly a top 5 feature.

thanks again,

a fellow BMW rider

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(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT Boston MA

Thanks for your comments!

uber360 wrote:

these videos are great as a refresher or learning from scratch. I know you've invested significant time in doing these - - thanks for the effort, and I know I speak for many when I say 'we appreciate it' smile

I have a intermediate level of familiarity with Basecamp. You certainly came up with a couple techniques on the routing stuff that's super helpful. I've seen the rubber-banding technique before but could never figure it out on my own machine. I REALLY like that! Clearly a top 5 feature.

thanks again,

a fellow BMW rider

Comments like yours makes it worth my effort...and that is the intent.
Everyone has to develop their own way to route, Hope I have given a few more choices..the rubber band take a tad practice...but it does work well.

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DGN MTF, IBA, MOA, BMW 1200GSA My picture...I was doing a charity ride in Georgia, got my picture with my bike and mural required...then a nice lady ask if she could take my picture...I agreed...when I downloaded this is what I got... just call me M

Thank You!

I just found your post and what great timing! An RV forum I participate in just had someone asking about Base Camp and it seemed that like myself, no one was really sure how to use it.

I have recommended POI Factory many times, your forum topic will definitely be passed on. I'm sure others will find it as informative as I have.....Thanks again!

Travel Safe!

Sharing Videos

SilverRhino wrote:

I just found your post and what great timing! An RV forum I participate in just had someone asking about Base Camp and it seemed that like myself, no one was really sure how to use it.

I have recommended POI Factory many times, your forum topic will definitely be passed on. I'm sure others will find it as informative as I have.....Thanks again!

Travel Safe!

Thanks for sharing..hope it helps someone.

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DGN MTF, IBA, MOA, BMW 1200GSA My picture...I was doing a charity ride in Georgia, got my picture with my bike and mural required...then a nice lady ask if she could take my picture...I agreed...when I downloaded this is what I got... just call me M

Thanks for the Info!!

It appears we all will be forced to use Basecamp eventually since the newer Garmin receivers will no longer work with Mapsource.

Thanks for your considerable effort in putting the video together!

Thanks

Thanks, I really appreciate the info.

Thanks, great setup to give

Thanks, great setup to give to new beginners.

But they do

bdhsfz6 wrote:

It appears we all will be forced to use Basecamp eventually since the newer Garmin receivers will no longer work with Mapsource.

Thanks for your considerable effort in putting the video together!

If the new Garmin nuvi models are switched from MTP to MS mode (which is also needed to make a full computer backup of the nuvi), Mapsource will still work with them.

At least I think this is true for all new nuvi models. Can someone confirm or deny my thought.

New Lesson 15 added

Lesson 15....Common routing errors and how to avoid them. addressing three or four common errors and the best way to avoid making those, that could have in the middle of a corn field or down a gravel road and have to do u-turn...

Hope this helps...

Short cut to This lesson : http://youtu.be/uS93soMx0Mg

Also added to the Tutorial List as well..

Hope this helps..

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DGN MTF, IBA, MOA, BMW 1200GSA My picture...I was doing a charity ride in Georgia, got my picture with my bike and mural required...then a nice lady ask if she could take my picture...I agreed...when I downloaded this is what I got... just call me M

Three new lessons

Added three new lessons to http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41134 dealing with Sharing data, POI, and Custom Waypoint Symbols...

Thanks for folks here... I have used POI Factory a couple of times to show what is available...

Hope this helps!

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Thanks!

Thanks!

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Learn Garmin BaseCamp

Created a forum on Delphi Forums to discuss my videos and in a Motorcycle community application.

The Master List will still remain here for discussion as well..
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41134

Not to break any rules..but to acknowledge that reference is made to POI Factory may times...and used in the videos. The wealth of knowledge here is unmatched for the support files needed to Learn Garmin BaseCamp.

Pointing folks in this direction can only enhance the learning experience and reference to information files...both linked and copied to share.

Hopefully more POI files and information will be added by those visitors in the future...the intend.

If you care to join the discussion in a motorcycle community environment ... please do...

Check out the welcome for more about how to use Delphi Forums and the forum.. Learn Garmin BaseCamp.
Delphi is a free use forum with options.

http://forums.delphiforums.com/GarminBasecamp

Thanks again to so many that contribute here to make a learning experience easier.

DGN

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DGN MTF, IBA, MOA, BMW 1200GSA My picture...I was doing a charity ride in Georgia, got my picture with my bike and mural required...then a nice lady ask if she could take my picture...I agreed...when I downloaded this is what I got... just call me M

Added short videos...tutorials...

I call these Nuggets...short bits of information that may help use BaseCamp better or act as review of some important features....

Added three Nuggets...

Hope this helps!

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DGN MTF, IBA, MOA, BMW 1200GSA My picture...I was doing a charity ride in Georgia, got my picture with my bike and mural required...then a nice lady ask if she could take my picture...I agreed...when I downloaded this is what I got... just call me M

Rubber Band method made simple

This may be the best 3 minutes you will spend watching these tutorials. An update to use the "ALT" key has made the "Rubber Band" method simple and easy, plus save keystrokes to edit data.

How simple, hold down the "ALT" key and move the route using the pan tool.

http://youtu.be/QiVT1QlvHEg

Hope this helps!

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DGN MTF, IBA, MOA, BMW 1200GSA My picture...I was doing a charity ride in Georgia, got my picture with my bike and mural required...then a nice lady ask if she could take my picture...I agreed...when I downloaded this is what I got... just call me M

So helpful for a newby!

I am new to the world of GPSr and although in the IT industry, found Basecamp difficult for anything but basic routing. Your videos are a godsend! I've only watched the first six so far, but I am already far more comfortable. Thank you!

Watch

all of Don's videos if you intend to use Basecamp. They are invaluable! Enjoy smile

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(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT Boston MA

tutorials

Great job on the videos! Still learning how to use basecamp and I'm finding these very helpful. I do have a couple of questions though, but I'll PM you these later. Thanks for taking the time to put these together for us.

I am a new to basecamp. Your

I am a new to basecamp. Your videos are really very helpful. I have watched all of them. Learnt a lot. I hope you will add new videos once the new version comes out this month if there are any major changes to it.

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Kamran

Thanks so much for putting this together

a great introduction. Very helpful

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Folks,

here's another video tutorial done by someone in the UK. Very interesting and a bit more intense. Some very cool stuff is done by this fellow:

https://youtu.be/93tp78uh7lc

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(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT Boston MA

BC

I'm one of those people who usually can't make head or tail from any written instructions.

I still prefer MAPSOURCE, but have been dabbling with BC. If I work with something and find out how to do it, I remember it. Many years ago I bought a very thick book to learn about Windows95 and I only ever read or used about 20 pages.

One thing I need to learn about BC is this.

If I want to start a new route, it asks me for the start point and then the end point. Even having as many as 154 waypoints to choose from to add to the route, the how to has still eluded me. I'll be experimenting until I get it and then I'll remember that too.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Two ways

You can either add the start/end point by dragging the waypoints into the new route box, or close that box and then just click on the map to create a route.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Something to try

sussamb wrote:

You can either add the start/end point by dragging the waypoints into the new route box, or close that box and then just click on the map to create a route.

Thanks sussamb, this will give me something to try.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

BC again

Hi sussamb

OK, I've been playing around with BC and I can now see where and how to add waypoints to a route.

But in having done so I now have several temp folders and the routes I have created are all in the "My Collection" folder.
For instance the "Temp" folders do not have all my routes and not all waypoints either.

Can I delete all "temp" folders as well as the "Unlisted Data" folder?

All the waypoints I want are in "My Collection" as well as all the routes I want.
Thx
R

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Well ...

Easy one first. The Unlisted data folder contains anything that isn't listed anywhere else, so if you don't want any of the data in it then you can safely delete them.

Now the trickier one. BaseCamp is a database. What 'data' you see is simply a pointer to the actual data. There are two ways of deleting these pointers. One way simply removes that particular pointer, so if there are other pointers in other lists they will still exist, as will the data. If there aren't any pointers in any other list a pointer will be created in the Unlisted data folder.

Hopefully you're still following me smile

The second method deletes all the pointers and, importantly, the data. There is then no way back! Well there is but it depends on you having backed up the data beforehand.

You can see the different choices if you right click the relevant data, or rather pointers smile

Note though that My Collection will show ALL pointers, which will include the pointers in your various temp folders, so you can't simply delete the temp folders you mention. If you don't want the folders then just remove the pointers from those folders then you can delete them, the data will then still exist with a pointer to it elsewhere, either in unlisted data or another folder where it exists.

Folders and lists are a great way to organise lots of data, but it can be confusing at first smile

Hope that helps!

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Whew

Got my homework cut out for me sussamb.
Just one more thing. What is it you are referring to as pointers?
Pointers? Individual way-points?
Sorry for the many queries.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Pointers

It's what most people think of as data when they use BaseCamp. It's anything that you see in the lists and folders. I was trying to make the point BaseCamp is a database, what you see in the various lists isn't the data itself, just a pointer to it. This is why you can have one item in numerous lists and folders. It's also why if you change it in one list it'll change in all lists, because you're changing the data itself, but you can remove it from one list and it'll remain elsewhere, because all you've removed is the pointer, not the data. Being able to organise your data into folders and lists is the real power of BaseCamp

As an example I have 5 main folders in BaseCamp, some with sub folders, all with multiple lists. They contain not only driving routes but also all my walking routes, and hundreds of waypoints.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20