Garmin BaseCamp Manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 65
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DATA MANAGEMENT, LIBRARY AND MY COLLECTION
The general term for Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, BirdsEye, Custom Maps and Geo-
reference photos is an item. The feature which makes it unique is the name of an item.
There can be a Waypoint, Route or Track with the same name, but there can't be two
items of the same kind with the same name. If you create an item, and give it an existing
name, a note will show with the warning: Choose a unique name (Illustration b).
For example a Waypoint is stored in My Collection. It has the name Home. Then
you create a list and plan your trip in it. Now you want to insert the Waypoint Home
in to that list and drag it in with the mouse. So it will also appear in this list. But it did
not get copied, it becomes a reference in the waypoint added, that it will also appear in
the new list. Figure 0.0.29: reference
But it is always one and the same Waypoint. This applies to all items.
This is also the reason why there are two ways of deleting an item. You can delete
an item or remove it from the highlighted list. With Delete: the item will be deleted
completely. With remove from >current list< only the reference from the list will be
removed. Figure 0.0.30: Two ways of deleting
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To import a Data from the following formats gpx, gbd, kmz, kml, loc, or tcx, you can
do it through >STRG< + >I< open or with the Data menu and In (...) import. Also,
you can export data in formats gpx, gdb, csv, txt or tcx. To export data into Google
Earth or to show it, you choose View Menu / Google Earth / "Selected Items" or the
Editing List Data Figure 0.0.31: Items
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By right-clicking on a list or "My Collection" you can edit it. "Send To" to copys the
item from one list to another, or on a connected GPS receiver.
"Move to ..." removes the selected items from this location and shifts it to a new
With "cut", "copy" and "paste" you can put the marked content via the clipboard to
another software (for example, Mapsource) or List or folder by copying or transfer.
With "Duplicate" You can clone selected elements. This is particularly useful for route
variants. "Duplicate List" produces a list with the same content. The content is not
copied, it is only one time in the collection.
A duplicated element or list gets the same name as the original with a attached number
in parentheses. Double-clicking on a list of zooms the map to show its content.
"Remove your own content and Delete" removes the corresponding data completely.
Remove removes only the list or folder, the items remain in the collection (it is possible
"Rename" is for the name change of an element. "Create Garmin Adventure ..." inserts the marked items into a new adventure.
"BirdsEye images from selection .." Opens the BirdsEye dialog and marks a rect-
angle, involving all the selected data. Try all this with items that you will only create for exercise. So create a list called
"Exercise", making Waypoints, tracks and routes, play around and keep trying. Upload
it to the GPS and go for a stroll ;-) ....
An adventure displayed by a small green backpack that indicates a track. Waypoints,
Notes, Geocaches, Photos and Videos can be added. So hereby BaseCamp gives the
possibility of a hike to an interactive guide to share or publish. The publication goes
through a separate server from Garmin, which can also serve as a backup for the tours.
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GARMIN ADVENTURE IN THE GPS DEVICE
49Figure 0.0.32: Garmin Adventure
Through the search function you can already nd in BaseCamp some Garmin Adventures:
For example the destination of name or a place can be given by Proximity. On the
right side in the Search list appears the results of the Proximity listed by distance.
Clicking on a result displays it on the map, a double click zooms it.
Garmin Adventure in the GPS Device
Older devices can't show photos. In there memory only Tracks, Waypoints and Notes
will be loaded. Even you will have to shorten names and notes, so they appear useful
in the GPS. In addition, Tracks are shortened, so they need to be compressed according
to your GPS. The new GPS-receiver should be able to reproduce the adventure without
problems. However, the device software needs to be up to date. This function was
added in the fall of 2012. Make sure to have the latest Firmware in your GPS. Then the
Tracks, Waypoints and Photos will be displayed on the GPS, as well as Notes that are
saved as a Waypoint.
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DATA MANAGEMENT, LIBRARY AND MY COLLECTION(a) Page Adventures (b) Map View Start (c) Map View while Navigation
(d) Geo-reference Photo (e) Picture View (f ) Annotation
Figure 0.0.33: Screenshots: Navigating an Adventure in Garmin GPSMAP 62s
The Adventures Navigation is basically a very normal Track navigation. Remaining
distance and time to destination will be displayed. After completion of the adventure
tour, the GPS asks for a rating of the adventure. It can be awarded 0 to 5 stars. Also
the entry of a comment is possible. Is the GPS later reconnected with BaseCamp, a
question appears asking if the evaluation will be published on the internet.