Garmin Basecamp

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OK this might be in the wrong section. If you use Garmin Basecamp you might find this helpful.

I don't know if this will be of any use to users of Garmin's Basecamp, I have certainly found it very useful, knowing how crap the search engine is, and the not too easy to use Basecamp, in general.
If you want to find a place in Basecamp, it's not the easiest thing to do, however the other week I stumbled across a tutorial about Basecamp, and in this tutorial there's a dead easy way to find a place, using Google maps.
All you do to locate the place that you're having trouble finding in Basecamp is to go to Google maps, zoom in to the place you want to go to, or waypoint, and then right click the mouse. A box pops up and you'll see multiple digits. Now move the cursor to the digits and the left click the mouse, you'll see at the bottom of the the maps " Copied to clipboard ". Now go to the search bar on Google maps and right click and paste in the box the numbers you copied. Lots of numbers pop up, then push enter, and another box pops up with more numbers. You need to highlight and copy the lesser amount of numbers.
Once you have copied these numbers, move over to Basecamp then right click ( it doesn't matter where on the map that you do this ) a new waypoint sign comes up, then you click on the waypoint, that will more likely be in your list, and the familiar box pops up with lots of numbers. Highlight them numbers and paste the small numbers that you copied, then close the box. The waypoint has now gone to the exact location that you saw it in Google maps .
I know that the above sounds long winded,
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and they're far easier ways to find places by just using MyRouteApp, and tyre. But once you've done it a few times, it's really simple. I don't mind using Basecamp, and I thought that I'd share this with you.
Give it a go, you've nothing to loose, and it won't cost you a penny.
I couldn't for the life of me understand Basecamp, it was a total mystery to me, however during our last lockdown I found this guys videos, and to be honest I think you'll be hard pushed to find a better or clearer tutorial anywhere on the internet. I followed this guys advice to the letter, and having watched all his video's Basecamp no longer causes me to want to lob the computer out of the window.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8RfVSx6QQY&t=407s&ab_channel=EZMotoTim
 

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Thanks MOT. I had given up on Basecamp. Garmin could have done a lot better.
 

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Carl, stick with easymoto Tim, I like you thought Basecamp was just impossible to grasp, no matter what I did, I just couldn't figure it out.
I bought the new Garmin XT, and came to the conclusion that to be able to get the best out of this very impressive sat nav, I had better knuckle down and learn all about Basecamp, and how to use it. I looked at various tutorials on the web, and I can honestly say that easymoto Tim, was and in my opinion is, the best out there. I went slow over the week and by the end of it I'd cracked Basecamp. I never thought in a million years I'd have said that before looking at his tutorials. I was watching another tutorial the other week about Basecamp and how to use it, and in this tutorial this chap was saying that you can't do this, and you can't do that with Basecamp, and there's me saying, "Oh yes you can".
Hope it all works out for you.
 

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This is how far I've come with Basecamp.
Below is the route I did when I went to Orkney, and other places in Scotland too.
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These below are all the sub folders that I've created for different counties and country's
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Below is the route that I've done for Germany next year ( Fingers crossed ) Green and Blue lines. I'll be doing the German Alpine road
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So Carl believe me when I say, if I can do Basecamp, then anyone can do it.
 

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I have an old Garmin handheld device, is basecamp something that can be added to older Garmins? I’ll have to dig it up and see if I can figure out what my device is capable of. Is Basecamp a program available in all regions?
 

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Basecamp is a programme that stays on your computer, and is worldwide. You don't need an internet connection to access it, it's always there when you need it. To answer your question I think it's best you give them a ring
  1. United States. Phone (Toll Free): 1-855-607-2536
 

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I know Basecamp is good for North America and Europe. MoT can answer your questions far better than I.
 

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Basecamp is a programme that stays on your computer. You don't need an internet connection to access it, it's always there when you need it. To answer your question I think it's best you give them a ring
  1. United States. Phone (Toll Free): 1-855-607-2536
I’ll dig out my Garmin first. Thanks for the information.
 
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