This is the text of an email I received this morning...
Updates Are Coming to HomePort and BaseCamp
Next month, Garmin is releasing new versions of HomePort™ and BaseCamp™ that provide improved data security. At that time, Garmin will retire the Cloud Storage option. Be sure to export your user data from Garmin Cloud Storage before May 21, 2018. In addition, BaseCamp™ allows you to configure your favorite cloud storage provider as a replacement so you can keep your favorite waypoints in the same place you store your other important files. Please note, data will no longer be available from Garmin Cloud Storage after May 21, 2018. Detailed instructions for exporting your user data can be found in our FAQ.
If you used BaseCamp with Garmin Adventures™, thank you for your participation in our online community for the past 5 years. It’s with sorrow we announce the end of Garmin Adventures. Any adventures you have created in BaseCamp will remain on your local computer but will be removed from the online community after May 21, 2018. You will still be able to create Garmin Adventures on your computer and load them to your Garmin device. See our BaseCamp Support Center content if you need assistance.
For HomePort users, Garmin offers an alternative to manage your waypoints, routes and other user data, without the need for the computer. The new ActiveCaptain® app, available for both Apple® and Android™ mobile devices, lets you create and sync waypoints and routes between your mobile device and your compatible chartplotter and much more. Learn more about ActiveCaptain today.
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Leave it to Garmin to take things away and try to put a positive spin on it.
Thanks TXRVer. I'm a user of both and did not get the email.
Thanks for the info. I missed this email as it was in my spam folder.
I never saw any value to the Garmin cloud services. Maybe it just never fit in with how I used the various products.
And that it rarely worked when I did use it.
So I'm looking forward to the new BaseCamp, stripped of all this cloud capability.
Thanks for the info.
I'll have to remember to do an update when they come out.
I shall wait before I update. Not sure what exactly this update will do.
Especially considering that the legacy BaseCamp development team at Garmin probably no longer exists. This project may be done by programmers that have no experience with the BaseCamp code.
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