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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-Jan-2019, 07:17 PM (053) Thread Starter
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Garmin discontinues Base Camp Support

BaseCamp Support Discontinued
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-Jan-2019, 07:54 PM (079)
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Meh, I use Tyre for Travel. Unless you have a Mac, Iím not sure thereís a better product to use on your computer. My opinion of course.
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I wrestled Basecamp and finally surrendered to it several years ago and it's been working fine for me. I've got literally hundreds of GPX tracks recorded there and Basecamp will let me export them to use elsewhere. So, what's everyone else using to plan their adventures aside from basecamp? I'll need something that I can import, export, and edit track files as well as the traditional route creation and editing.

The Garmin Explore web page says you must own an Inreach, GPSMAP 66, or the Instinct watch. What's up with that?

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The site says "Base Camp Development has been discontinued". They are developing Explore to convert everything over to a single site. I'm sure Base Camp will work in the mean time.
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I wrestled Basecamp and finally surrendered to it several years ago and it's been working fine for me. I've got literally hundreds of GPX tracks recorded there and Basecamp will let me export them to use elsewhere. So, what's everyone else using to plan their adventures aside from basecamp? I'll need something that I can import, export, and edit track files as well as the traditional route creation and editing.

The Garmin Explore web page says you must own an Inreach, GPSMAP 66, or the Instinct watch. What's up with that?
Garmin effectively stopped BaseCamp development in 2016, with version 4.6.2 , leaving a few small but survivable bugs. Then in 2018 they released 4.6.3 , in which they broke all the external links, including Google Earth, as a quick and dirty way to comply with European privacy law. That was a sure sign of the end.

4.6.2 continues to work (ignoring the "upgrade" offers.) I suggest that users achive the installer for that version.

You can export the entire "my collection" as a single GPX file if you need to. To move data between BaseCamp installations, the Garmin Database .GDB format is more accurate.
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Sucks but in a way I'm glad. I've used it over the years, but it is definitely not intuitive or user friendly with a big learning curve. Just about all my GPS units whether for my mountain bike, hiking, ADV riding are all never "intuitive". It's what has always bugged me about Garmin.

Hoping whatever they come up with will be easier to use...
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