Garmin BaseCamp Manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 65
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Maps Figure 0.0.14: Menu Maps
ˆ In the upper part you can choose to display the installed maps.
ˆ Buy Maps online opens the Garmin shop.
ˆ Install Maps it only activates when a GPS is connected. It opens MapInstall. More
about the subject in the Maps chapter loading the GPS receiver with MapInstall.
ˆ Manage Map products gives you the option to list installed the products and to
ˆ Manage User POIs here the POI Manager opens displaying the located POI
database on the GPS.
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Trip Planner Figure 0.0.15: Trip Planner
There is a new function called the Trip Planner. So you can pre-plan meticulously your
trip, by entering the days and the maximum travel duration per day. I have been tested
it, but I nd the Trip Planner too inexible. My rst drive was 8 hours and 5 minutes.
At the default settings were given only eight hours. Therefore BaseCamp planned my
arrival to the campsite only until. On the second day it read the missing driving miles
to the overnight stay.
Later, I couldn't change the default anymore, there you have to plan a new trip. I think
this tool will be further developed or discarded.
Adventures Figure 0.0.16: Adventures
Here you can create Garmin Adventures or read information about them.
BirdsEye Figure 0.0.17: BirdsEye
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ˆ Download BirdsEye images , opens a Dialog to buy Satellite images through
Garmin. More under BirdEye images.
ˆ What is that? Informs you about BirdsEye images.BirdsEye images are available currently only of the most common areas. You can
create your own custom maps for the areas that aren't yet available. For example: from
a paper-trail map or from a map software.
Register You register by myGarmin, or open a new account. The
credentials are the same as specied in the device registration. By registering online
then data can be used as Garmin Adventure, Geocaches and the Cloud Storage. Are you
logged in will appear your Nickname instead of "SignIn". After that you can enable the Cloud Storage. it makes possi-
ble to exchange data with other computers via internet. Read more in the chapter Cloud
Help Figure 0.0.18: Help
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ˆHelp or >F1< opens BaseCamp's software help.
ˆ Welcome to BaseCamp opens the welcome screen.
ˆ Video Tutorials opens a website with some videos about BaseCamp in English.
ˆ Garmin Forums opens a list of English Garmin forums in your web browser.
ˆ Report Map Error opens the dialog to report a map error.
ˆ Check for Software Updates checks if a BaseCamp update is available online.
ˆ View BaseCamp License shows the license.
ˆ About Garmin BaseCamp displays information about the installed version.
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Working with BaseCamp
Basic Settings of BaseCamp
By whole and large, you can leave the default settings. You should only look at Mea-
surement, Display (if one has diculty to see the writing) or the settings for routing
(Activity Proles) to see if the settings suit you. From time to time these need to be
changed when planning a route.
I suggest you rst to set up the toolbar as follows: So are the important order commands here in my Toolbar shown: Selection of Map
Map Detail-degree ,
Activity proles ,
Map functions ,
Drawing functions and maps quickly accessible.