Make the most of your next outdoor activity or relive the trips you’ve taken. Garmin BaseCamp lets you plan outdoor activities, organize your data, and share your adventures with others. Use this software to plan your next hiking, biking, motorcycling, driving, or off-roading trip. You can view maps, plan routes, and mark waypoints and tracks from your computer and then transfer them to your device.
It is a useful tool for users who plan routes and view maps on their computers. The program is designed to work with Garmin maps and can greatly enhance the usage of a Garmin GPS device.
If you are frequently taking or planning trips, a GPS device is a valuable companion that can keep you on the right track. However, planning trips can be a challenging task when you need to handle multiple waypoints on a rather small screen.
In order to create a new route you just need to enter your waypoints and select the locations that you want to use. You can fine-tune the route by selecting the types of road, transportation, and speed limits in order to accurately calculate the duration.
After creating the waypoints and the route the application can help you transfer the data to the Garmin GPS in order to use it during the trip. You can also use the cloud storage provided by my Garmin account in order to save the information for later.
The program integrates the Garmin Adventures feature which enables you to share routes and comments with other users. You can also use the program to download satellite imagery from the Internet in order to add them to the maps installed on your device.
Garmin BaseCamp Features
- Survey the Terrain: BaseCamp displays your topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. Load map data from your handheld device, or import maps you’ve downloaded or purchased on DVD or microSD™ card. Consider TOPO series maps, which offer detail on a scale of either 1:100,000 or 1:24,000.
- Geotag Photos: It lets you geotag photos, associating them with specific waypoints. You can see the exact scenery at any given location. Transfer the photos to your handheld device, publish photos directly to Picasa™, or email your geotagged photos directly to friends or family so they can navigate right to your favorite spots in the future.
- Create and Share Adventures: Garmin Adventures provides a free, interactive way to share your hikes, bike rides, road trips, and more. Using the app, you can combine track logs, waypoints, geotagged photos, YouTube® videos, and more into an adventure that gets published online. You can then email a link to your adventure to friends and family, share it on social media sites or even post it in your favorite forums. Base Camp even makes it easy to follow in the footsteps of other travelers by allowing you to search for and download adventures.
- Transfer Satellite Images: With the program and a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription, you can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your outdoor or fitness device and seamlessly integrate those images into your maps to get a true representation of your surroundings. It makes it easy to scout campsites, sources of water, potential hazards, and more. If you prefer raster topographic maps, you can also download BirdsEye Select maps and pay only for the data you download.
The interface is well organized and provides quick access to all the important features. The documentation requires an Internet connection and includes several videos that describe the basic functions.
|Operating System||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/10|
|Memory||1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.|
|Framework||NET FRAMEWORK 4.5 SP1 IS REQUIRED. A CURRENT VERSION OF .NET WILL BE INSTALLED IF NEEDED.|
|Video Card||A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.|
|Windows Media Player||WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 11 OR GREATER IS REQUIRED (A FREE DOWNLOAD FROM MICROSOFT).|
|Software Name||Garmin BaseCamp Software For Windows V 4.7.2|
|File Size||58.7 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
Garmin BaseCamp is a must-have tool that can help you take advantage of multiple resources when planning a trip. However, it is designed for the Garmin GPS owners since you need to install at least one map before creating routes.
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