Garmin BaseCamp Manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 65
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I export lists that I rarely use, in .gpx Data and then delete it and its contents from
my collection. This way I have a better overview. This is a great way to create partial backups of the data. The complete backup
is excellent, but when I have destroyed a list a long time ago, it overwrites all restored
ˆPrint opens the dialog to print a map. More about this subject under Print.
ˆ Exit ends the session. I recommend you to create backups frequently, especially after long sessions with
BaseCamp, which you keep physically separated. In addition, it is advisable to export
folder lists or individual lists after editing and to save them separately. Moreover, it is
advisable to export list folders or individual lists after editing them as .gpx and so to
secure them separately.
Edit Figure 0.0.8: Menu Edit and Advanced
These menu items are mostly self-explanatory. Most are easily accessible by keyboard
shortcuts or right mouse clicks. Therefore I am only going to explain the following:
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ˆ Remove and Delete Unique Content. Highlighted data will be entirely removed.
ˆ Remove - the folder or list will be deleted without deleting the data inside.
ˆ Duplicate copies the selected data set and opens the name window to give the
duplicate a dierent name. So you can easily create multiple variations of a route.
ˆ Send To opens a selection of all available lists and locations (connected GPS and
memory cards) to copy the selected data therein.
ˆ Move To moves the elements to the selected location folder.
ˆ Advanced oers the opportunity to manage activated routes or tracks.
ˆ Properties opens a window that shows all details of the selected data set (way-
points, routes or tracks).
Device Figure 0.0.9: menu device
ˆ By clicking on the button Send to the Device you can send to the GPS your
collection or your marked data.
ˆ By clicking on Receive from Device a new list is created and the contents of the
GPS will be copied. In Basecamp a folder is created for each GPS.
ˆ Check for software updates for the device opens the Web Up dater (is only
visible if the GPS receiver is connected). Figure 0.0.10: Folders and lists of GPS data
This feature is not to be used for backup of your data. The fact that all the items
in "My Collection" are only available once a list here is also only a lter. When you
delete an item it is gone. For Device-Backup see chapter in Part III.
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Find Figure 0.0.11: Menu Find
Here are many dierent Menu options, which can be activated in the Search panel on
the Top right side.
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View Figure 0.0.12: Menu View
ˆ Basic Map Only hides all details. This comes handy for moving the map when
high detail density is selected and the computer doesn't work fast enough.
ˆ Align North Up turns the view north.
ˆ Data Filter displays the element lters.
ˆ Sort By opens a window to select how to sort the data.
ˆ Swap Map and Data Views switches between these two windows.
ˆ Full Screen (F11) maximizes the map window to the entire monitor and hides
all menu and toolbars. Only the library and map is displayed. To see the map as
large as possible you can pick up the gray dividing line with your mouse and move
it to the side.
ˆ Map Views enables to show or hide the displayed map windows. The general map
can be activated, as well as both map views 2D and 3D next to each other.
ˆ Map Controls determines how the map view controls are displayed.
ˆ Toolbars oers the option to show or hide icons.
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ˆSelected Items on Map zooms the view to selected WP's, routes etc.
ˆ Google Earth gives you the option to see the current view or selected data on
there. BaseCamp opens Google Earth.
Tools Figure 0.0.13: Menu Tools
Under this menu item you can select the dierent tools. How to work with them is
explained under Editing Tools.