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Garmin BaseCamp

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Garmin® BaseCamp® provides an interface for viewing Garmin map products and managing geographic data. With BaseCamp, you can perform the following tasks:

• Transfer data to and from your Garmin device.
• Plan multi-day trips using Yelp® and your map data
• Create, view, edit, and organize waypoints, routes, and tracks.
• Find places, such as addresses, points of interest, and public land survey areas included in your detailed map data.
• View map data in 2D and 3D.
• View topographical information included in your detailed map data.
• Geotag photos with geographical location information.
• Print detailed topographical maps, PLS quads, and multi-page poster maps.
• Download and view BirdsEye™ satellite imagery and topographic raster maps.
• Import and view Garmin Custom Maps.
• Create, share and download Garmin Adventures (

What's New in Version 4.2.4

• Fixed crash that occurred when connection certain devices
• Fixed crash that occurred when doing a find on user data
• Fixed error when deleting the last track point in a track
• Fixed "Arrive Continue" guidance issue on zumo 660
• Fixed address search issue when running in languages other than English
• Fixed user data from FIT files not being read from the Edge 800
• Fixed error when removing user data from a list or list folder
• Fixed error when selecting a track to create an Adventure from
• Fixed an animation issue in find that occurs in 10.9
• Added export of waypoints, routes, and tracks to KML
• Added reading of fitness courses from Edge devices as tracks
• Improved quick search responsiveness, speed of searches, and usability
• Fixed issue where setting a custom activity profiles for a route didn't work
• Fixed issue with junction view information in routes not being calculated correctly
• Change so that list folders aren't required to have unique names in the same parent folder
• Fixed various issues with Trip Planner
• Fixed issue with reading some map files from newer PND devices
• Fixed issue with dragging of a found Adventure into Trip Planner
• Fixed issue with fitness data not being preserved when sharing data with Garmin cloud storage
• Fixed issue with per route leg transportation mode not being round-tripped
• Changed so that the top level folder reflects the library name instead of 'My Collection' if not using default library.
• Made numerous performance improvements especially related to device communications.
• Fixed issue where waypoints used in Trip Planner didn't reflect which folders they were in on the waypoint dialog.
• Fixed hand tool hotkey (ctrl-H)


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Customer Reviews

BaseCamp is Broken in Mac OS Mac OS X 10.9.1

I love BaseCamp. We use BaseCamp with our Garmin Nuvi 500 all weather GPS on our snowmobile. We hav the Garmin hardwire vehicle mount so it starts up when ever the enging of the Ski-Doo is running, it works flawlessly. We have been using our Nuvi500 out door GPS on our Ski-Doo in weather from -40 and up to about +20 F. Even on the -40 days after a few minutes of receiving power from the snowmobile electric system the Nuvi always wakes up. An amazing product.

We depend on our Ski-Doos here in the Minnesota northern Tundra areas as much as out cars from November to April We use the RedPine Snowmobile maps that now have complete coverage for more then 250,000 miles of snowmobile trails in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, MI and more.

HERE IS MY BIG COMPLAINT: GARMIN BaseCamp, the great app to plan your routes and transfer them from the Mac to the Nuvi is BROKEN IN MAC OS X 10.9.1. PLEASE FIX IT. So far I have posted to Garmin and Apple with no response. ZERO to get BaseCamp updated.


Thanks Very Much

It’s not just about the hardware, it’s how you get to use it

Garmin continues to disappoint when it comes to the whole user experience. BaseCamp is a clunky, difficult to use, failure of a user interface. The simple act of parsing an address is an exercise in frustration. Why not an option for a data field approach? Why can’t the user simply enter data in a traditional way? Street number, street, city, state, zip — all in a clear to understand dialog box. Instead there is an open field without any specialization. There is a menu with little in the way of navigation. There is unwanted integration with bloatware adventures and yelp. An address search can blossom into hundreds of useless suggestions in every direction but the one wanted. Sometimes with no sensical reason for it. I am typing for Dallas and I get information about Missouri?

The process ought to be as simple as possible so the user gets to using the hardware. SIMPLE, MAKE IT SIMPLE!

Good Idea, Terrible Execution

Routes ctreated on BaseCamp and then sent to my Garmon GPS are not editable or reversible when on the GPS device. So if I have a route with several waypoints, and I want to make a change, I can’t. Also, if BaseCamp edits are touches a route created on the GPS device, that route is no longer editable or reversible on the GPS device. The only way to have an editable and reversible route on the GPS device is to create the route on the GPS device and never touch it with BaseCamp. It is very difficult to create/maintain routes with many waypoints on the GPS device, hence the alleged usefullness of something like BaseCamp. But BaseCamp is useless to create and maintain routes for it hobbles the routes once on the GPS device. I could go on and on and on and on...

Garmin BaseCamp
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2013
  • Version: 4.2.4
  • Size: 61.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: Garmin International

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later

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