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Garmin BaseCamp

By Garmin

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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 4.6.3

Fixed crash when zooming into raster maps.
Fixed crash when loading a track with sporadic elevation data.


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Customer Reviews

Won’t load routes to zumo 660 or 665

I’ve used BaseCamp ever since it came out for the Mac, and I’ve usually been pretty happy with it. But this BaseCamp update combined with the system software update on the Garmin zumo 660 & 665 motorcycle GPS systems no longer works. I reported this to Garmin, and they confirmed in a letter:

“Due to product testing that has occurred it has been determined that the [sic] BaseCamp is not compatible with transferring created routes to either a Zumo 660 or 665. This is likely [due to] the latest software update which was released in 2014. The best option at this point would be to either go back to using RoadTrip on your Mac, or to download Garmin MapSource on a Windows based PC.”

No mention of whether they plan to fix this or not.

Setup and Go

It took a little effort to get it setup on my Mac Air book, but after it was setup I as able to do everything I wanted to do. I looked for all kinds of tools to setup routes on my Garmin Montana and it was impossible. I am in California and off roading in my FJ Cruiser 1 or 2 times a week. Using the Montana interface was painful, Basecamp works really well for what I do!

I have not had any problems with the product. It does act a little strange when calculating the route. If this gets corrected, then I would rate this app a “5”.

Old interface, but it works for me

I have used different versions of the application over the last 8 years. The interface is not as intuitive as many would expect today, but it does work - for me at least. I use it to preload waypoints for driving trips (hotels etc). I also use it to back up, and edit as necessary, waypoints for my handheld GPS that I use for hiking / hunting trips.

Garmin BaseCamp
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.6.3
  • Size: 63.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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