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    Not having much experience with gps and none with basecamp my WAG, targeted advertising is somehow part of this decision

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    Is BaseCamp still available for download?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61996 View Post
    Is BaseCamp still available for download?

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    Yes, on the Garmin site under “Software”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61996 View Post
    Is BaseCamp still available for download?

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    Yes, Basecamp is still available for download and still supported.
    The original title to this thread is misleading and should be corrected.

    All versions of Basecamp are available >>here<< It is still recommended that you install 4.6.2 instead of 4.7.0 due to some issues, until Garmin releases the fixes.
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    All I can easily find on the Garmin site is version 4.7, which is a functional down grade from version 4.6.2. Also, there have been reports of problems transferring data to some devices.

    Version 4.6.2 can be downloaded here: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/mapsource/. Save a copy of the installer in case you accidentally "upgrade" to 4.7.


    Some web functions and Garmin cloud storage will not work because Garmin discontinued their services, but 4.6.2 will still let you preview your routes with Google Earth.

    Edit: Guess I need to type faster...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    If all you want is directions or a moving map showing your current location, those solutions are fine.

    If you want to plan and/or share routes that go into far-reaching areas, these solutions are not adequate.
    I was having tea and hard-tac with Chris Columbus the other day..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by patm View Post
    Yes, Basecamp is still available for download and still supported.
    The original title to this thread is misleading and should be corrected.

    All versions of Basecamp are available >>here<< It is still recommended that you install 4.6.2 instead of 4.7.0 due to some issues, until Garmin releases the fixes.
    Discontinuance of development would imply there will be no fixes, patches, etc. for the 4.7.0 version. In Garmin-speak, I think “supported” means only that they will answer any questions you may have, and will assist you in using or installing the software, but that’s about it. Pretty much the same routine they followed with MapSource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I was having tea and hard-tac with Chris Columbus the other day..........
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    Come on now, Chris Columbus found his way here without GPS, and even managed to avoid falling off the edge of the world while doing it. How many "New Worlds" have you discovered with your GPS ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by patm View Post
    All versions of Basecamp are available >>here<< It is still recommended that you install 4.6.2 instead of 4.7.0 due to some issues, until Garmin releases the fixes.
    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    Version 4.6.2 can be downloaded here: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/mapsource/. Save a copy of the installer in case you accidentally "upgrade" to 4.7.


    Some web functions and Garmin cloud storage will not work because Garmin discontinued their services, but 4.6.2 will still let you preview your routes with Google Earth.
    Those are all PC exe's... do either of you happen to know where a Mac-compatibly 4.6.2 is available? I really miss that Google Earth preview feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    Come on now, Chris Columbus found his way here without GPS, and even managed to avoid falling off the edge of the world while doing it. How many "New Worlds" have you discovered with your GPS ???

    Friedle
    You seem to have missed the part of the conversation I was replying to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    All I can easily find on the Garmin site is version 4.7, which is a functional down grade from version 4.6.2. Also, there have been reports of problems transferring data to some devices.

    Version 4.6.2 can be downloaded here: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/mapsource/. Save a copy of the installer in case you accidentally "upgrade" to 4.7.


    Some web functions and Garmin cloud storage will not work because Garmin discontinued their services, but 4.6.2 will still let you preview your routes with Google Earth.

    Edit: Guess I need to type faster...
    You can use other cloud storage instead of the Garmin cloud by following these how to instructions: Instructions for Windows

    The equivalent for Macs: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/mac-...46#post1357946
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    Come on now, Chris Columbus found his way here without GPS, and even managed to avoid falling off the edge of the world while doing it. How many "New Worlds" have you discovered with your GPS ???

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    Because someone on board gave him an updated version of his astrolabe and threw the old version overboard.

    I have that feeling that Garmin is getting out of the small GPS unit (cars/motorcycles/handhelds) market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_MA View Post
    Columbus was lost looking for a passage to Asia which he never found.
    Nothing wrong with that. Once I was looking for Vermont and found New Hampshire instead. Just as nice as I imagined Vermont would be. The Queen didn't even get mad when I was late getting home.

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