Garmin BaseCamp Manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 65
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Elements in BaseCamp or in
the GPS receiver
Waypoints and POI
A Waypoint obtain unique information about a specic place certainly through coordi-
nates. In principle, similar to a contact on a mobile phone. Apart from the name the
icon and many other data can be added or changed (also on the GPS). In Basecamp
additional link les can be saved to photos or sites. Figure 0.0.3: Waypoint-Window
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ELEMENTS IN BASECAMP OR IN THE GPS RECEIVERFigure 0.0.4: On the left side of the screenshot there is a POI, this data can't be changed,
on the right side there is a Waypoint from this POI, here you can edit the data.
A POI contains information from the initial product, in a map as TopoD or City Navi-
gator are specied. Also from the POI databases can other POIs be derived, they can
also be created. In the Bonus lesson creating your own POI is described. In contrast
to Waypoints, POIs can't be changed. There is the possibility to save the POI as a
Waypoint, then you can edit it and include your own information.
Routes & Tracks
are a chain of points to describe a trail.
can contain Waypoints, POIs and other map features like cities, also crossroads and
turning points. The GPS shows each turn point and can show time and distance to the
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Figure 0.0.5: Beginning of the Route Window and ending of the Waypoint, in between
consist only of track legs, from a track point (coordinates) and are set to the distance to
the next point. It contains data on the section between the track points, the direction
and position of the track points. In recorded tracks are available altitude data, be it
from the recording altimeter on the GPS or by the planning of the Topographic Map on
the PC, which are also present in the track.
A track is originally to record a distance traveled and also data such as speed, driving
time and time in when a track point was recorded. Track points can not be edited and
also Waypoints can not be inserted.
After the USB 1 devices, it was a step backwards in the track navigation; USB 2 GPS
show no messages for turning and disappears when reaching the end without comments
about the track or destination. Figure 0.0.6: Track lists; top planned in BaseCamp, below recorded Trip.
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25Exercise: Start right away and create a list that you name Exercise or something
like that. In this list you can create waypoints, routes, tracks... to try out the work steps
while reading the book. Later you may just delete this list with all its content.
The menu is divided into the usual Windows main commands File, Edit, View, Tools,
Utilities and Help.
File Figure 0.0.7: Menu - Item
ˆ New opens a dialog to add a list, folder or elements.
ˆ Import opens the explorer to import a le. Most common formats for navigation
data bases and pictures are supported.
ˆ With Export you can write data into a le. The formats .gdb, .gpx, txt, csv and
tcx are supported for this. This is also a good option to outsource the unwanted
ˆ Backup writes a backup le.
ˆ With Restore you can return to the last backup. Changes made in between are
ˆ Restore from previous version opens the last records created before a BaseCamp
update to a later version (Tip: save data beforehand)