Garmin BaseCamp Manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 65
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WORKING WITH BASECAMPFigure 0.0.19: View Toolbars
To set this go to view and then Toolbars. There you should click each one to hook it
onto the most important commands. So in order as they appear in the menu: Activity
proles, level of detail, drawing functions, editing, map products, map function, View.
Then you can move your mouse over the three points, where the cursor changes to a
four-way arrow is: To be able to move each segment of the toolbar.
Of course you can set View otherwise, this is your decision.
If you lost the selection tool , activate it under Toolbars / Show Select Tool..
Under Edit / Options you can open the window to set the basic settings.
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37Figure 0.0.20: Options Measurement
The rst sub-item is "Measurement System" and here we set the units, the indicated
heading and position format within the software. This does not have to coincide with
the GPS receiver set. In the GPS receiver it must be set separately.
The measurement sets "English", "Metric," "Nautical" and "Custom" can be selected.
For example, if you want metric values but greater distances in nautical miles and knots,
choose "Metric", then "Custom" and change "Distance & Speed" to "Nautical (nm,
The temperature specication is only useful if the connected GPS receiver has a sensor
or a sensor is connected.
Under Grade you can adjust the unit of the slope.
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The Heading "True" displays the true course with corrected magnetic variation. "Au-
tomatic Magnetic Variation" displays the course as magnetic compass heading. "Grid
shows the course with a decimal. In "User Magnetic Variation you can enter a deviating
value, which will be taken into account. "Cardinal Point" shows the direction with the
letters N, E, SW ... Internally, the software and the GPS calculate in the ECEF coordinate system. For
display the coordinates are converted to the appropriate format.
The menu item Display is used to adjust the display of the map. Here you can play
around a bit. Or simply leave the default settings. All features that need to be displayed
are enabled. (a) Options - Map Display (b) General Activity Prole
Figure 0.0.21: Options
General Tab Under "General" the map settings can be changed separately for each
prole. So you can hide various map features in some proles. Whether it brings a
benet it is to be seen.
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With "Reset" it can be undone again.
Routing Tab Here the options for route calculation are determined, there are some
opportunities for improvement, which ought to avoid frustration by adjusting before.
Here again is the potential to try. You can specify how for each prole BaseCamp
calculates the routes. What streets preference should be given, what to avoid when
routing and adjusting the average speeds. Figure 0.0.22: Routing
For the avoidance is important to remove the tick at "U-turns". Possible in all
proles in which it is set. When the box is checked all the hairpin bends are avoided on
mountain routes. So just motorcyclists or other curves-loving individuals like me :-) are
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WORKING WITH BASECAMPThis is also ideal for the settings in the GPS receiver, which determines again the
itinerary separately. Put here for the proles used your xed preferences. It is best to do
the same here, otherwise you are planning a mountain hike and are stuck wondering why
your GPS wants to go around the scheduled cable railway. There are many examples, so
take your time, or later trouble is pre-programmed in the truest sense of the word. As
visible in the image many pre-settings are not exactly optimal.
Moreover, you are going in the GPS routing settings and choose the activity from here.
Avoidances also be set in each case for the activity. In the chosen activity you are going
to go to "avoidances set up" and take each o the hook, at options, for that what you
do not want to drive around. (a) Menu Routing (b) Uncheck U-Turns
Figure 0.0.23: Setting screenshots GPSMAP62s avoidances
With can your own Activity Prole easily be added, with the can be deleted
and with the pencil it can be edited.
After each change you must save, so to exit click "OK".