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BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« on: February 16, 2013, 09:19:23 am »
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Re: BACE CAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 08:38:24 am »
Basecamp has been free for years, could be found in the "BONUS SOFTWARE" of any garmap DVD that most people have to install the mapping.
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Re: BACE CAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 07:47:26 am »
I am really enjoying the recent upgrade to BaseCamp - it makes route planning so much easier. It also seems to file separate routes differently so it it easier to modify each days ride.
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Re: BACE CAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 08:18:58 am »
Bit of a hijack, but still kind of on topic:

Which mapping is best for me to buy for my Garmin Zumo 350?

The Sub Sahara 2013.1 Mapping or the City Navigator?

I will mainly use the GPS for SA Roads, but would also like the option for some gravel roads.

(Cant afford to buy both) Which one is best?

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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 09:53:20 am »
serious delay on this topic...

my keyboard ran out of batteries...LOL

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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 11:42:09 am »
So, to make sure. I can get Basecamp for free, but still have to buy the maps?
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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 09:51:25 pm »
Correct, base camp is the new version of mapsource... Trip and waypoint manager with a few extra features.

The mapping remains a separate purchase, originally the Zumo units came preloaded but now you have the option to choose which version.
You have either Garmap a South African original or Navteq City Navigator each has their pro's and likewise their cons...
I am fortunate to have both and cannot choose a clear winner, however there is a new version of Garmap Topo and Rec pro launching soon that will include digital elevation this will set it apart from CN, but will require annual updates at a small fee, CN however you have the option to purchase a Lifetime coupon and then get free map updates for the life of your unit, this works out more cost effective in the long run...

Guess it depends on the coverage you are looking for and if required the detail for neighboring countries etc.
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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 02:26:06 am »
Do you need basecamp for route planning when you can plan routes with google maps ? Sorry gps newbie  :-[
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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 03:11:22 pm »
Hi,

Also newbie to this tracking "goed"

Drives me insane, What is the solution ?

I am currently planning a trip from Cape Town, Franschoek Pass, Villiersdorp, Robertson, Montagu, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Kamkaskloof, Die Hel, back to Gamkaskloof over to Prince Albert, Lainsburg, Touws Rivier and Cape Town.

Connecting all of these with gravel Roads in between.

I have very little knowledge of our gravel roads and need to plan it properly not to get lost.

Between Google Earth ( checking if it is an gravel road by zooming ) My Maps ( this connect to your gmail account and you will always have it on any phone, tablet or Ipad ) and then working out distances with Google Maps.

Now this is three programs already and you cannot use one to actually navigate you from point to point and then home. Google maps also limits the amount of points you can use and at this point all of them refuse to except moving the route and allowing me to go through the Gamkaskloof ( R328) to Prince Albert. F@*^%K !!!!

My questing, are there maps ( Software ) available where you can plan your trip by connecting Towns with all our gravel roads, once done and you have a route to send to a GPS, load the bike and of you go ?

All this is very frustrating.

 

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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 03:47:14 pm »
Use Track4Africa on a Garmin Zumo.
T4A will describe roads as gravel or tar.
Not all roads are on T4A, only the ones reported and logged by participants to the Program.

Here is a picture - note hoe the word Gravel appears under the cursor. (OK, the cursor did not get captured, but to the right of the red bullseye...)
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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 04:06:08 pm »
You need a few steps.
First load T4 or even better Africa Topo. or both.
Then download on to you computer Basecamp. (It is free)
Connect your GPS to your computer
Look at the top icon bar and click on load from device.
It will copy off what is loaded on your GPS.
Now to make tracks is easy.
On top bar is a V sign with a ball on each leg
Click on it and you will get a box (move it to one side) and as you move your cursor a pencil will move dragging a line behin it.
Find where you want to start your trip move the pencil on to it and click.
On your screen you will see a 4 pointed icon and a bar with + and -.
Move the cursor onto a point and as you click the map will move either left or right or up and down.
This allows you to scroll across the map.
The + or - expands or reduces the map view.
Now you can find interesting roads and at the end point move your pencil and click.
It will automatically draw a track from start to finish.
On the left of the screen you will now have and route name.
Right click on it and you can rename it to something you recognise.
Connect your GPS go to top bar on basecamp click on download to device and enter.
It will send the track you have created to your gps.
And you can do even better on Google earth as it shows every road, track path, animal tracks etc.
You can easily create all your own routes and adventures
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 04:10:55 pm »
Here is an example of what you can create
 

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Re: BASECAMP FREE DOWNLOAD
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 07:26:40 am »
All the above is helping, thank you.