BaseCamp is a 3D mapping application that allows you to transfer Garmin Custom Maps, BirdsEye Imagery, waypoints, tracks, and routes between your Mac and Garmin device. It allows you to manage your data on practically all Garmin map products, but topographic maps are required for 3-D rendering.
What's new in this version:
Fixed crash when zooming into raster maps.
Fixed crash when loading a track with sporadic elevation data.
Can organise, store and view routes, tracks and waypoints - when your GPS is NOT connected.
Crashes every time I try to load a route to or download a track from my Garmin Garmap 64s. It used to be OK, but went wrong a couple of upgrades ago.
I can only access my topo maps for UK and South Africa when my GPS is connected to BaseCamp, and when I connect the GPS BaseCamp crashes. Catch 22. I have bought the topo maps so why can't I copy them to my Mac and access them from within BaseCamp? i.e. Like the far superior Memory Map (that sadly is only available for Windows).
Routes I have created on BaseCamp do not work when transferred to my GPS. The waypoints and route appear on my GPS but it will not navigate. Again, this used to work until a couple of updates ago.
It fails to fulfil its basic purpose of being able to transfer useable data between GPS and computer. It really let's down the excellent Garmin GPS units.
Mapping software in general seems to be a huge con. Map files only work with specific applications or makes of GPS. I have spent a lot of money on digital maps for different systems. MemoryMap is great, but they need to make a Mac version.
There are other products out there, and you WILL dump this one
ease of use, poor support, can't find addresses, takes forever to enter addresses
This guaranteed to NOT FIND an address, be difficult to use, take more time to plot than to drive there, and tech support admits this is a really poor program, that you should manually input your addresses into the Nuvi and take your chances. Garmin could care less about the fact this is a genuine cluster-crap of a product. When asked, they said that if I did not like the product, I should buy something else.
What I want...type addresses in routes, have the device find the addresses, create an efficient route, allow me to alter the route for appointments, and send it to the device. 10 addresses will take you at least an hour, and it is NOT likely to find three of the addresses, even if you can see them in Google.
I can download the recorded tracks form my Garmin Fenix, and then get them onto Google Earth for viewing, but that's about the only useful useable feature so far.
Crashes on startup. Completely useless home map screen with no discernable location features. Wasted enough time already, and won't bother persevering. Garmin seem to have missed an amazing opportunity here - computer interfaces for mobile devices seem to be an essential part of viable business in the 21c, so maybe Garmin may not be around - the Nokia of navigation?
You can transfer your routes made by other softwares to your Garmin device
It is only built to create very simple point-to-point routes. If you need to create a more complex loop for example to bike 70 miles with 50 turns in it, the software is extremely difficult to use. And it is full of bugs: i.e.: if you need to stop drawing your Route, it is pretty much impossible to simply go back and continue. Editing already finished routes is not possible any simple way (sure you can add a waypoint as they show in their tutorial video, but again, if you have a route with hundreds of waypoints, you won't even know where to insert it). Many more problems simply too many to count.
Don't waste your time with this software, there are plenty of other very functional free softwares/websites that can do the job.
Non! It just does not work! It crashes when I try to export a track to my Garmin device... every time! And that what works is useless!
This software is so bad, it should not be on the market to bother people and waste their time!!!
I work with this program like twi times a year, since years... and each time I update everything because my last experience was so bad, I fist Update, maybe some things work now! Just to be frustrated after wasting 30min again on this program... And then I think of contacting the support... what I do not do, because this will result in more frustration... the Garmin Support belongs to the worst on earth!
Just leave all Garmin software be... the only thing that really works well is the Garmin ANT Agent... It connects to your Garmin, can work fine with Trainer-road and the Ant-Stick and Updates your Garmin Hardware. For everything else, there are much better things around.
Well, the whole point of having a Garmin GPS is to navigate. Navigation requires maps. My device (Etrex 20) has a basemap, which is quite good. When I try to plan a route on BaseCamp all I can get is a very low detail basemap, with almost no features and no terrain detail. How can I use this?
No use at all unless you buy additional maps. I've wasted hours on this, and in the end decided to leave my Garmin at home and take a paper map for my next hike.
Difficult to say anything here but at least I didn't have to buy it!
Impossibly frustrating trying to use it. I have very often a need to input multiple waypoints before heading out on a trip. The search feature is terrible in that it can't be told to look in a specific geographic region or city. It's just a total mess and should be an embarrassment to Garmin. It's far faster to input my waypoints on the GPS unit, which is just stupid!
its free. Apart from that its basically useless to me. oh wait - the adventures is a cool feature. The rest of it sucks so badly I got online just to write a negative review about it after being unable to see any usable amount of details in it after 3 hours of messing around.
clearly just designed as a mechanism to sell their maps, cause its bloody useless by itself.
Piece of ****. Seriously. There are so many free detailed datasources online Garmin should link to some of them to give you basic route planning capabilities. The software is clearly designed to be so painful as to force people to buy mas to make any planning aspect of it actually useful. Get your act together guys. The hardware is great, priced reasonably. Even the software installed on the hardware is alright. What happened with the team that made this? Fire the Product Manager - or get one if you dont have one!