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BaseCamp update released

BaseCamp 3.0.1 w/Birdseye support AND view preinstalled maps.

BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart.

With today's application updates on the Dakota, Oregon and Colorado, everything is now in place for the imminent release of Garmin's BirdsEye satellite imagery subscription.


  • gatorguy 329 Points
    Going to Garmin's BaseCamp download page just now didn't pull up the 3.x update. May be delayed for some reason? Trying to get clarification now.

    EDIT: Apparently a caching issue. Link is here:
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Gator, a new BaseCamp release has been expected in anticipation of "BirdsEye". New firmware is also out to support BirdsEye.

    I was off on a business trip yesterday and wondered if Garmin would make their deadline. Evidently they have...
  • Does anyone know if there will be a future release of this for the Nuvi series?
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    No, it's not really suitable for the nuvi line. BirdsEye is intended to be used in conjunction with topographic maps on the newest Garmin handheld products.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Garmin hasn't said what they might do in the future. But I don't think it will ever happen. The Nuvi is positioned as a simplistic unit for auto navigation that is easy for anybody to pick up and use. They have made a big point of differentiating the Oregon and Dakota lines and giving them features that none of their other models have.

    The Nuvi 500/550 are their crossover products, and initially they shared a couple of the Colorado and Oregon's features, such as the ability to use the raster-based UK Ordinance Survey scanned maps.

    But they have now left the Nuvi 500 series behind. They did not implement the custom maps feature on it, and they did not implement BirdsEye on it. I have no inside knowledge, but to me it appears that Garmin wants you to buy an Oregon or a Dakota if you want to use either of these capabilities.

    Now there are rumors of an update to the GPSMap 60 series (somebody mentioned a possible GPSMap 62csx model). If this is true, it will be interesting to see if they offer BirdsEye and Custom Maps on that device.

    On the nuvi, personally I'd say it will never happen.
  • thanks for the info
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Just installed the update and also upgraded my Oregon 400t firmware. Everything seemed to go smoothly, although after the firmware update all my maps were enabled and I had to disable the ones I didn't want.

    The new BaseCamp looks pretty nice so far. I was several versions behind, and this one seems more responsive. It displays my own highly detailed topo map correctly, and zooms/scrolls the map much faster than Mapsource.

    Looked really quickly at a BirdsEye preview on the computer, and it looked pretty good, haven't tried it on the GPS.

    Here's something interesting. It appears to be reading the pre-installed US Topo map from my Oregon, it's taking awhile. Is this just going to be a backup, or has Garmin finally given us a way to use the pre-installed maps on the computer as well as the GPS? Not an issue for me since I already have US topo 100k on my computer, but this would be a plus for anyone considering the purchase of a 450t.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Well it looks like there is a major problem with firmware update on the Oregon. On my 400t, after applying the update all of the street names are gone! This has been confirmed by a number of others over at the Groundspeak forums. The problem may be specific to the Oregon, or even as narrow as the Oregon 400t.

    But caveat emptor... if you need to use your Oregon this weekend then you might want to hold off on this update. :x
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    Boyd, a member of one of the Wikis reports he can manually re-enable the street name labels (settings>maps>advanced, etc) and they remain in place until he changes the map in use. Can you confirm whether that works or not on your Oregon?
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Would be interesting to know the exact sequence of buttons that he pressed. My street label zoom level was set to .5 miles and no labels were showing at any zoom. I changed this to "auto", and the labels still did not show. So I changed it to "off", and of course no labels showed then.

    Next I went back and changed it to .7 miles. Still no labels. This was all done with the pre-installed topo on my Oregon 400t. I switched to my own custom topo map, and no labels there either.
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    Thanks for checking it out Boyd.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    I filed a bug report with Garmin on this issue yesterday. On Monday morning they are going to have a full mailbox in the tech support dept! :evil:
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    Curious now. I haven't had any issue so far with missing street labels. Where are you finding it? Mapsets transferred with the new BaseCamp? Existing mapsets when you updated your Oregon's application?
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    The pre-loaded US Topo 2008 has no street names. Mapsets I transferred before (that I made myself with cgpsmapper) have no street names also. Have not tried sending any new ones.
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    OK. Checked my 100K topo (which I never use) and you're correct. No street labels. But that's the only mapset I've noticed so far that shows that issue. CNNT2008, my 3rd party 24K Florida Topo, my Florida Trails topo, all show street labels.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    That is interesting. I wonder what the issue is. Looking more closely, it isn't just the street labels that are missing either. There are no labels on anything - not even elevations!

    A member of the development team said he would look into this on Monday:
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    I was finally able to download a large area using BaseCamp on the second try (the first one hung about halfway). The properties indicate about 124MB, 38 square miles and 5800 images). It looks nice on the computer screen. It allowed me to transfer a 1 square mile demo image to the Oregon after checking and seeing that I don't have a subscription.

    The image looks fine on the Oregon too, although the area it chose is just trees so it isn't very exciting. :wink: I was only able to send it to the internal memory on the Oregon, when I tried sending the SD card, nothing happened.

    When the Oregon started I got an error message about "Invalid BirdsEye File" but I assume that's related to my lack of subscription. The map is listed as BirdsEye Demo and has a .JNX file extension. I believe you can name the image whatever you like using Basecamp, but not completely sure.

    Once they iron out the bugs, this will be a very nice addition to the Oregon/Datkota/Colorado lines and I'm sure I will subscribe.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    OK. Checked my 100K topo (which I never use) and you're correct. No street labels.
    I got a response from Garmin tech support regarding my bug report on the missing labels. Pretty much what you would expect, but I'm surprised that they responded so quickly.
    Dear Boyd Ostroff,

    Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

    We are currently looking into this issue. Our engineers will release an
    update if necessary. As soon as more information becomes available we
    can assist you further.

    With Best Regards,

    Drew G
    Product Support Specialist
    2nd Shift Outdoor/Fitness Team
    Garmin International
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Here's something interesting I found on Garmin's support site. There has been some confusion about the new BaseCamp feature of reading maps directly from the GPS and using them on your computer. This is agreat new feature, since it's been a problem in the past when you purchased maps on SD card or via download from Garmin; those maps could not be used for display and planning on your computer.

    I was able to use the pre-installed 100k topo from my Oregon and the pre-installed City Navigator from my Nuvi with BaseCamp. But others have reported problems with this. The following post from one of the developers provides a little insight into what BaseCamp can and cannot do:
    The intent would be that any full map (not a user generated subset from MapInstall or MapSource) that the device could read would also be read by BaseCamp. I'm still in the process of defining how our various units discover maps on internal memory and SD cards so I can't answer any specifics about naming or configurations yet.
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    The latest updates for Dakota, Oregon and Colorado released today should fix the missing street/map label issues
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    BaseCamp version 3.0.3 has just been released. Unfortunately, the link that was supplied on Garmin's support forums still points to version 3.0.2. Evidently you can update to 3.0.3 using the built-in updater in the program itself but I can't try that here at work.

    But I am eager to try this version based on the changelog!

    • Added display of which devices a BirdsEye Imagery is unlocked for.

    • Added the ability to control which map feature lines are shown.

    • Improved memory usage for Garmin BirdsEye Imagery and Garmin Custom Maps.

    • Improved user feedback while transferring to folders and devices.

    • Improved reported information when Garmin Custom Maps cannot be imported.

    • Changed to allow transfer of partially downloaded BirdsEye Imagery.

    • Added ability for BaseCamp to attempt reading all Garmin map images (.img files), regardless of name, from removable media.

    • Fixed issue when using Find with a map that does not have a city table.

    Just about every item on that list is the result of user feedback and interaction with the developers at Garmin's forums. Garmin deserves high marks for being so responsive to their customers - BRAVO! :D
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    BaseCamp 3.0.5 for Windows has been released (this link may not yet work):

    Updates for 3.0.5

    Added localization for the following languages: Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
    Added the ability to unlock BirdsEye Imagery for a specific device.
    Added support to recognize European Topographic cards as retail products.
    Improved map projection when printing BirdsEye Imagery.
    Change to preserve subfolders when writing Garmin Custom Maps.
    Change to correctly resolve relative paths in links on waypoints received from devices.
    Change to use a more reasonable zoom level when selecting "Show on map" for a single find result or waypoint.
    Change to update the database to reflect missing images when doing a "Restore" when the images were excluded from the backed up.
    Change to preserve selection of device when starting BirdsEye wizard, if a device was previously selected.
    Change to read maps on SD cards written to the \Map subfolder.
    Fixed auto-routing issues on certain maps.
    Fixed copy/paste of geotagged photos from a device not copying the photo.
    Fixed possible issues when launching an external file or URL link.
    Fixed issues when reading geotagged photos with invalid timestamps.
    Fixed displaying postal code twice in POI property balloons in some European maps.
    Fixed issues geotagging photos with Asian language paths.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Basecamp 3.0.2 for MacOSX has been released:

    Changes made from version 3.0.1 to 3.0.2:
    Translated BaseCamp into 18 languages: Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
    Significantly reduced the memory consumption of BaseCamp due to BirdsEye Imagery.
    Eliminated the redundant sending of routes and tracks to non Mass Storage devices such as eTrex and 60CSx.
    Reduced the transfer time of BirdsEye Imagery to a device.
    Added a summary of ascent and descent to tracks and measurements.
    Fixed issues with drawing the map.
    Fixed issues related to loading Garmin Custom Maps.
    Fixed an issue where BaseCamp could crash while renaming waypoints in a route.
    Fixed a crash caused by loading bad Open Street Maps. BaseCamp will not load these bad maps.
    Fixed many reported issues.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Version 3.06 for Windows was just released:


    * Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later is required.
    * .NET framework 3.5 is required. A current version of .NET will be installed if needed.
    * 1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.
    * A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.
    * If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, please make sure that you have installed current video card drivers.
    * BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart.
    * BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices.

    Change History
    Changes made from version 3.0.5 to 3.0.6:

    * Added support for the GB Discoverer series of products.
    * Added support for the City Navigator Israel series of products.
    * Improved memory usage when drawing maps.
    * Improved auto routing calculation speed.
    * Improved address searching when searching near 'center of map'.
    * Improved indexing of map products installed on devices or SD cards.
    * Changed error reporting for imported files.
    * Fixed issue when rendering the '&' sign on map labels.
    * Fixed startup issue related to diacritics or the German Eszett in the database.
    * Fixed startup issues related to bad 3d settings.
    * Fixed errors that could occur when changing filtered route settings in the middle of creating a route.
    * Fixed errors when editing geotagged photos.
    * Fixed input of custom grid values.
    * Fixed issues that could happen when changing the map font.
    * Fixed issues that would result in sections of the map missing when using an NT map product.
    * Fixed issues when changing datum and grid.
  • The GB Discoverer support is a huge improvement - just like having the printed OS map on the screen, and cleverly maintaining the different raster mapping images for large scale and small scale. These are fixed, though, and as you'd expect the large scale rasterisation becomes a blur when the magnification is set too high. But although you still can't print from it, the irritating size restriction for detailed display of the older GB Topo has been abandoned.

    Good too to see the NT maps without grey squares from tiles that did not render, and this version does not have the stability problems of 3.0.5 on Win 7 64-bit systems. As it becomes more familiar and more usable, I'm beginning to see its superiority over MapSource for many planning tasks.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Good report - thanks for posting. It's about time that they finally supported the OS maps, which were introduced a few years ago at the same time as the Oregon series IIRC.

    If they could improve the speed and stability, Basecamp would be great. BirdsEye imagery really chokes it however, especially on 32 bit versions of Windows from what I've read. It worked very well on my fast Vista 64 system until I got up to perhaps 6 GB of BirdsEye. At that point, I kept deleting the stuff I had already loaded on my memory card, and now I have deleted all the birdseye imagery from BaseCamp and only use the files on my GPS.
  • And now (19 October) 3.1.1
    Changes made from version 3.0.6 to 3.1.1:

    * Added support for multiple new BirdsEye products.
    * Added support for sorting, searching, browsing and filtering user data.
    * Added support for ejecting devices from within BaseCamp.
    * Added support for filtering tracks.
    * Added support for display of track statistics and temperature.
    * Added support for time offsets while geotagging photos from tracks.
    * Added support for editing multiple waypoints, routes and tracks at a time.
    * Added support for importing geotagged photos.
    * Added support for full screen mode.
    * Added support for non-rectangular selection area for BirdsEye downloads.
    * Improved performance while importing, geotagging, autosaving and routing.
    * Improved support for various DPI settings.
    * Reduced memory required by BirdsEye imagery.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    I have not tried this update yet, but will install it soon. From what I gather, a major improvement is that the thousands (or even millions) of BirdsEye cache files are now gone and BaseCamp now stores the imagery as .jnx files. These are the files that are actually sent to your GPS, and they were not directly used by BirdsEye before. People are saying this results in much better response.
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    Another Basecamp update today, now up to 3.1.2

    Changes made from version 3.1.1 to 3.1.2:
    Added localization for Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
    Added the ability to move the BirdsEye Create tool selection box.
    Added automatic naming of BirdsEyes based on the region of the map it is over.
    Fixed issue with creating user data on Windows XP with the property tab splitter shrunken to a very small height.
    Fixed problem with not showing the correct map layer for cards that contain raster data (such as GB Discoverer).
    Fixed various issues related to the user data filter and selection changes.
    Fixed issue with a gap in the distances of the find results.
    Fixed drawing of labels behind terrain in the 3D view.
    Fixed issue renaming data items in the list if the list wasn't sorted by name.
    Fixed an issue migrating routes from 3.0.6 to 3.1.1 that were originally created in MapSource.
    Improved recovery from memory allocation issues.
  • Anyone else having trouble with these? On my Vista Business 32-bit system, both 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 stop working as soon as they've started - while the 'boundaries of India' splash screen is showing (it comes with World Map 4.0). Going back to 3.0.6 means I have a workable program, but the BirdsEye images have been moved by the newer versions so they're not visible any more. I'll try on another machine as soon as I get a moment - and call Garmin support on Monday.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    Windows Basecamp 3.1.3 is now available - you can update from inside the program or use this link:

    Updates for 3.1.3

    * Added support for handling changes to LOC file format.
    * Improved error handling for various map issues.
    * Improved error handling for overlay issues.
    * Changed default name of BirdsEye Imagery created from other user data to reflect name of selected item.
    * Fixed issue where the basemap from the GPSMAP 78s was not displayed.
    * Fixed issue where Topo Australia map was not displayed.
    * Fixed issue where the Worldwide Aviation Basemap was not displayed correctly.
    * Fixed issue with changing selection after removing waypoint from route.
    * Fixed issue with deleting routes that span the Anti-Meridian.

    On the Mac, Basecamp 3.1.3 has also been released, however this version is functionally the same as 3.1.2 with the only changes being technical tweaks required by Apple to meet their new App Store guidelines.

    Unfortunately, this appears to have introduced a new issue/bug and the developers are suggesting that existing Basecamp users remain on 3.1.2 and wait for version 3.1.4. This was posted by one of the developers on Garmin's own support forum
    The chief new feature for this version is that it's being released in the App Store. Under the hood, changes were made to comply with the App Store's guidelines, but functionally it should be the same. Unfortunately, one of these changes inadvertently led to user data being saved to a different folder in v3.1.3 than in v3.1.2. For that reason, I'd recommend waiting until v3.1.4 to download BaseCamp from the App Store.

    If you have downloaded v3.1.3 and are noticing missing data, though, the fix is relatively simple:

    1. Navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Garmin/ (note: "~" represents your user folder: Users// )
    2. Remove the folder "Garmin BaseCamp" if there is one.
    3. Rename the folder "BaseCamp" to "Garmin BaseCamp"

    We plan to fix this, and other non-App Store issues, in a future release.
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    And here comes v 3.1.4 already for the Mac App Store:

    What's New in Version 3.1.4:

    * Fixed an issue where previous users of BaseCamp may not see their data when upgrading to the App Store version. Their previous data will be restored.
    * Fixed an issue where sending data to an Edge 800 caused a crash.
    * Fixed an issue where BaseCamp may hang at start up.
  • gatorguy 329 Points
    Direct link to the 3.1.4 update is here:
  • Boyd 2043 Points
    There's a MAJOR new beta release of Basecamp that adds many, many new features that users have requested. Very impressive. Since it's beta though, install with care. One user on Garmin's forum reported that after installing this beta the regular release wouldn't work anymore.

    See Garmin Mapsource and Basecamp updates in the Auto forum for more info.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    BaseCamp software version 4.0.1

    as of August 30, 2012

    Download (52.70 MB) available here:

    View installation instructions and system requirements

    ◦Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later is required.
    ◦.NET framework 3.5 SP1 is required. A current version of .NET will be installed if needed.
    ◦Windows Media Player 11 or greater is required (a free download from Microsoft).
    ◦1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.
    ◦A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.
    ◦If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, please make sure that you have installed current video card drivers.
    ◦BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart.
    ◦BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices.


    Change History

    Changes made from version 3.3.3 to 4.0.1:
    ◦Added Garmin Adventures, including; authoring, publishing, online search, downloading, playback, and transfer to supporting devices.
    ◦Added arrival, departure, and layover times for route via-points.
    ◦Added a context menu on the map for the hand and selection tools.
    ◦Added support for waypoint creation date, which will not be changed when updating the waypoint.
    ◦Added a list in the waypoint properties dialog to display which routes a waypoint is used in.
    ◦Added ability to collapse folder groups (like 'My Collection' or 'Devices').
    ◦Added support for temperature and pressure in track statistics and graphs.
    ◦Added support to delete waypoints that are included in a route.
    ◦Added Basestation mode for compatible Astro, Rhino, and Alpha devices.
    ◦Added more columns to the data view for Waypoints, Garmin Custom Maps, GeoCaches and Photos.
    ◦Added support to enter position using alternate grid/datum on the 'Recenter Map To' dialog.
    ◦Added option to save original track when filtering it.
    ◦Added display of the 'placed on' date for GeoCaches.
    ◦Added intersection search when using the 'and' or '&' keywords.
    ◦Added ability to bulk-edit more fields for waypoints.
    ◦Added ability to create waypoint from find results on the map.
    ◦Added ability to transfer subscription-based BirdsEye imagery that contain failed downloads.
    ◦Added ability to toggle the visibility of all toolbars.
    ◦Added display of postal code in address search results.
    ◦Added a read-only 'Unlisted Data' list that contains all items that are in no other lists.
    ◦Added ability to create a route from a named trail.
    ◦Added ability to import into folders and lists (and not always import into My Collection).
    ◦Added header for the folder data list.
    ◦Added ability to duplicate geotagged photos.
    ◦Added link the BaseCamp license agreement in help menu.
    ◦Added ability to undo/redo on supported devices.
    ◦Added ability to drag and drop folders from the file system to BaseCamp (when supported data is present).
    ◦Added ability to accept Google Maps coordinate format when centering map at position.
    ◦Added new dog icons.
    ◦Added waypoint creation date to the waypoint properties dialog.
    ◦Added option to encourage the user to recalculate a route when the map that the route was created with isn't found on the device.
    ◦Added prompt when duplicating a route if BaseCamp should also duplicate the waypoints used in the route.
    ◦Added zooming via Alt/+ Alt/- keys. This is a coarse zoom which zooms in or out a number of zoom levels.
    ◦Added toolbar and menu for simpler device transfer options.
    ◦Improved display when many photos are at the same spot on the map.
    ◦Improved XML processing (so it should now be possible to import and export larger gpx files than previously).
    ◦Improved the measurement tool's display of measurement information.
    ◦Improved behavior when importing data into an already selected list or folder.
    ◦Improved behavior when double-clicking on a list. BaseCamp will now zoom to the data contained in that list.
    ◦Improved default file name for backup. The default name now contains the current date.
    ◦Improved the validation of map coordinates in the Recenter dialog.
    ◦Changed the simple route dialog to transition into the route properties so the route can be edited further.
    ◦Changed icon for gas stations with convenience stores to be the gas station icon, not the shopping cart.
    ◦Clarified the find options (Center of view, Center of selected items). Added hint text to make usage more clear.
    ◦Cleaned up toolbar, hide tools that are used less often by default, always show waypoint, route & track tools.
    ◦Cleaned up route options, made it easier to create custom route settings.
    ◦Fixed the long find toolbar initialization delay after starting BaseCamp or switching to a new map.
    ◦Fixed an issue where a device's SD card would not always be recognized by BaseCamp.
    ◦Fixed numerous issues with finding addresses.
    ◦Fixed an issue where the toolbar would not display the same way after restarting BaseCamp.
    ◦Fixed an issue where the find toolbar would always be displayed after restarting BaseCamp, even though the user chose to hide it.
    ◦Fixed area calculation for tracks.
    ◦Fixed an issue where you could not rename an item from lower case to upper case (like renaming 'washington' to 'Washington').
    ◦Fixed issue where the Geocache symbol was not consistent with found status when importing or adding a geocache.
    ◦Fixed an issue where the preferences dialog would not remember the last sub-selection.
    ◦Fixed an issue with remembering the data filters when switching between app modes.
    ◦Fixed an issue where turning off the display of points would leave a lot of 'shopping cart' POIs on the map for certain map products.
    ◦Fixed an issue where the selection was lost when left-clicking on the map with the hand tool.
    ◦Fixed issues with route/track creation and joining.
    ◦Fixed issues with deleting data on devices.
    ◦Fixed issues with creating routes from tracks.
    ◦Fixed issue when BirsdEye selection box was dragged too far North.
    ◦Fixed issue with displaying custom maps on devices.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    BaseCamp 4.0.2 has just been released. It addresses the most common issues with the 4.0.1 release.

    BaseCamp should now properly remember its state from the last run and not resize every time. Maps should be read properly from devices again. Changing the detail level should not cause a crash anymore.

    You can download it directly at or use the internal update within BaseCamp.

    The full list of changes:

    Added smoothing of speed and heart rate graphs.
    Improved Track Join inside of an Adventure
    Change to not show the "Filter Results" option in the find results if there are no results to filter.
    Fixed layout not being remembered properly between application runs.
    Fixed layout being different after exiting from Adventure playback.
    Fixed an issue with the "References" tab page not being properly updated when changing selection.
    Fixed an issue with route shaping point info being lost when erasing points from a route.
    Fixed an issue with track color being changed when tracks are filtered.
    Fixed an issue with not updating the summary in the route dialog when points are unselected.
    Fixed some issues with login and re-login for MyGarmin services
    Fixed doing an undo while drawing a route ending the route. Now only the last via point is removed.
    Fixed an issue when importing photos with invalid time EXIF data.
    Fixed text messages from Basestation devices being repeatedly notified
    Fixed an issue with route join
    Fixed an issue with the route divide tool
    Fixed an issue with duplicating routes
    Fixed an issue with adding waypoints into routes in an Adventure
    Fixed an issue with line breaks being repeatedly added to GPX files
    Fixed an issue with click & drag on the map hiding properties dialog
    Fixed an issue with importing KML or KMZ files that had downloadable content.
    Fixed an issue with creating a waypoint via the map context menu when a list folder is selected
    Fixed an issue where the waypoint ordering was not updated when changing the main track in an Adventure
    Fixed an issue when clicking on the 'X' to remove a tag from the References tab page.
    Fixed an issue when changing map detail level before putting focus into the map views.
    Fixed an issue where the creation date of a photo waypoint didn't match the creation date of the photo's EXIF data
    Fixed an issue with waypoints sometimes not being shown on the map
    Fixed an issue with some card products not being recognized. Unfortunately this requires re-indexing all card products.
    Fixed various other customer reported issues
  • sussamb 956 Points
    Hang slack ...

    The developers have just posted this message on the Garmin forums:

    Please do not update to 4.0.2 at this time. There is an issue we need to address.

  • I just tried two different browsers to download the update. Nothing happens when i click on the download button. :(
  • sussamb 956 Points
    I've just tried it and it works fine for me :?
  • Just tried IE and it is downloading now. The two browsers i tried before were FF&GC.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    Basecamp 4.0.5 has just been released

    4.0.5 is a quick maintenance release to fix 2 issues related to folder selection. This release also re-fixes an issue with find toolbar visibility not being remembered.

    You can download it at, or update from within BaseCamp.

    Fixed issue when changing list or folder selection with nearest results shown on the map.
    Fixed issue when changing list or folder selection while in the process of drawing a route.
    Fixed issue with find toolbar visibility not being remembered between application runs.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    A major update to Basecamp as been released, and includes cloud storage as well as other new features. You can update to BaseCamp 4.1.0 from within BaseCamp or download from

    Change List

    Added support for Garmin Cloud Storage.
    Added support for searching and displaying Custom POIs from devices (GPI file support).
    Added ability to report map errors directly from within BaseCamp.
    Added support for new statistics track extension, this should allow BaseCamp and future devices to have the same track statistics.
    Added better error messages for adventure publishing failures.
    Implemented Part I of Find experience rework (simultaneous searches, less confusing input boxes, added Find menu, added support for user data search).
    Improved behavior when editing or deleting route and track points in a list, BaseCamp now remembers the position in the list.
    Improved decimal precision for low speeds.
    Improved 'Send To Device' and 'Receive From Device' dialogs.
    Fixed an issue where BaseCamp would erroneously prompt for Geotagged photos on Garmin-mode devices.
    Fixed an issue where the folder data list size wasn't preserved.
    Fixed an issue with importing KML files from Google Earth.
    Fixed an issue where the original routes were not restored after cancelling during the calculation phase of a route join.
    Fixed an issue where single digit entry into Arrival/Departure times may not get committed to database.
    Fixed an issue with displaying waypoint comments that take more than 1 row.
    Fixed an issue with missing/corrupt system services. BaseCamp now prompts the user.
    Fixed an issue with sending dog icons to older Garmin devices.
    Fixed an issue with resetting the activity profile.
    Fixed an issue where BaseCamp sometimes would not sync with devices.
    Fixed an issue with restore.
    Fixed some issues with Undo and Redo.
    Fixed shutdown issues.
    Fixed an issue in Danish when viewing route properties.
    Fixed issue where BaseCamp would not display 'TOPO Sweden V3 - Svealand'.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    See the latest from the Garmin Basecamp developers on Basecamp 4.1.0, which Garmin has now pulled from the auto update servers:

    There are some serious device connection issues with BaseCamp 4.1.0. That is why we pulled it from the auto-update servers. You can still download it from if you want to.

    We are working on fixing the most pressing issues. They will be addressed in BaseCamp 4.1.1.

    I'll outline the 2 most common issues and how to work around them in case you already installed 4.1.0:

    1. You have a device connected and start BaseCamp, or you have BaseCamp running and connect a device -> BaseCamp stops responding.
    Fix: This is most likely caused by a gpi file on your GPS. Look for 006D135900.gpi in the .System or POI folder. Rename the file to something else (006D135900.gpi.bak for example). Restart BaseCamp.

    2. BaseCamp 4.1 does not recognize your Nuvi, but earlier versions of BaseCamp did.
    Fix: Switching the device to Mass Storage mode might fix this. Disconnect the device. Turn it on. Go to the Odometer screen (View Map, tap speed). Press your finger on the odometer for around 10 seconds. A debug screen should appear. Go to MTP settings. Select Mass Storage mode. Connect the device to BaseCamp.

    I apologize for all the trouble. This is something we should have caught before releasing, but it slipped through somehow.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    BaseCamp 4.1.1 should be available via update from within BaseCamp or via the Garmin web site at

    This is a maintenance release that is aimed at fixing the most prevalent issues with 4.1.0.

    Fixed an issue where BaseCamp was not responding if a certain GPI file (006D135900.GPI) was present on the device.
    Fixed an issue where BaseCamp did not seem to recognize some MTP devices (it was taking several minutes for BaseCamp to display the device). Device detection of such devices should now be much faster.
    Fixed an issue with Garmin cloud where syncing between Mac and PC would not work properly.
    Fixed an issue with ‘Restore from Previous Version’.
    Fixed an issue where using the city finder (in the Find Options “Location” textbox) would lead to a crash if the map did not support city searches.
    Fixed an issue with city search on the Global Map.
    Fixed an issue with user data search.
    Fixed a start-up issue.
    Fixed an issue with refreshing find results when the find results were hidden.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    BaseCamp 4.1.2 is available at

    The update from within BaseCamp should also work.

    This is a maintenance release, so it's pretty much all bug fixes. No new features were implemented for this version.

    The list of changes:
    •Fixed an issue with Basestation mode.
    •Fixed an issue where BaseCamp would not remember the positioning of the toolbars correctly.
    •Fixed an issue where the Custom POI symbols from POI files where incorrect.
    •Fixed an issue with the address search.
    •Fixed an issue where refreshing a search was using the last location on the map, not the current one.
    •Fixed an issue where Cutting (Ctrl-X) a photo on a device would delete the photo and prevent the user from pasting it.
    •Fixed an issue with some Asian language map products.
    •Fixed an issue with deleting track points.
    •Fixed an issue with route creation in a folder.
    •Fixed an issue where the hand tool was not always set as the default tool.
    •Fixed some menu inconsistencies between find results, context menus, and map popup menus.
    •Changed translations of Walking and Hiking activity profiles in Dutch.
  • sussamb 956 Points
    Basecamp 4.2.1 just been released:

    You should be able to download the installer from or update from within BaseCamp.

    List of changes:

    • Added Trip Planner
    • Adds an easy way to plan multi-day trips
    • Round trip support
    • Can print a trip itinerary
    • Can add destinations along a route
    • Flying support (airport and flight number look-up)
    • Supports traveling between different time zones
    • Can add Adventures that you'd like to take as part of your trip
    • Routing Improvements
    • Added support for different route profiles for different legs of a route
    • Added RV and Truck routing profiles with special route options
    • Find Improvements
    • Added support for UK postal code search
    • Added support for Yelp search
    • Added support for named POI search (far away POIs should be found if it's an exact name match)
    • Added support for POI category search (you can type 'Hotels, Las Vegas, NV')
    • Added quick search (hover over the map to invoke it)
    • Added ability to display more search results
    • Fixed various find issues
    • Basestation Improvements
    • Added support for displaying BirdsEye while in Basestation mode
    • Added support for displaying and saving the track of the Basestation itself
    • Added support for displaying the most recent update time for Basestation contacts
    • Added support to have different folders and lists with the same name (as long as they have a different parent in the folder hierarchy)
    • Added support for changing the location of BaseCamp's database
    • Added Irish Transverse Mercator grid
    • Fixed an issue where roads from the base map were displaying along with roads from the detailed map
    • Fixed an issue where BaseCamp was not displaying properly localized map labels
    • Fixed issue with Garmap Southern Africa Topo & Rec 2012.3 NT not being displayed in BaseCamp
    • Fixed an issue with certain file names for Adventures and Garmin Cloud
  • sussamb 956 Points
    Tucked away in that list and not really explained properly is the ability to have different Basecamp databases.

    The change log just mentions 'changing the location of the database', but Basecamp now allows for numerous databases, which should help those with very large databases as they can be split into smaller ones if required :D
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