Find Favorites on GPS that are not in Basecamp

I use Basecamp to store all my personal map/travel data. Specifically my Favorites (i.e. favorite waypoints). I keep them in lists, export the lists by name, move them to the SD card on the (Zumo) GPS, then import them. They show up in groups.  This is all good.

Occasionally when I am on the road (or not convenient for me to access BaseCamp), I will add a new favorite through the GPS interface. For example, a good restaurant, or campground, or person/business address.  Any number of things.  I don't do a good job remembering when and what I have done, so those favorites don't get entered into Basecamp.  And even if I knew how to find them on the GPS, I don't know how to get them over to Basecamp.

I'm wondering if it is somehow possible to compare Favorites in Basecamp and on the GPS to find those in one place and not in the other? I'm not looking for some sync function. But a 'differences' would be really nice. Or anything close to such a thing.  I realize there is unlikely any program to do this. But does anyone have (or suggest) even some kind of manual procedure for doing so?

I see that if I attach my GPS and click on Internal Storage, I will get a display of (all?) waypoints on the GPS.  But what can I do with that that would allow me somehow to filter out the ones not in Basecamp?

Thanks for any help/suggestions you can provide.

  -cj

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  • Thanks to both Sussamb and Btlaake!

    I have this insight and one more question.

    First, I realize that when I create new favorites/waypoints on my GPS that I can give them a symbol and/or category.  That could be a unique symbol or category name (e.g. "GPS-new").  I could then find them easily when I connect the GPS to BaseCamp.  I would just need to remember to do it!

    Second, my question.  Both of you referred to copying favorites/waypoints from my GPS to BaseCamp.  To be clear, I see these favorites by clicking on the Internal Storage of my GPS and they appear in the pane below it.  Are all of these 'my favorites' to be copied over?  I see some things that don't seem to be, e.g.: active track logs, city/town waypoints (green circles of varying sizes) that I did not create but assume are there because they are part of some route, and other ones with a small square dot icon, some of which I'm guessing are 'shaping points' on routes and others are I'm not sure. 

    Is there any guideline as to which I am likely to want and which not?  Or do I just grab them all and then decide as I go through the unique ones one at a time?

    Thanks again to both of you. 

      -ceej

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  • Thanks to both Sussamb and Btlaake!

    I have this insight and one more question.

    First, I realize that when I create new favorites/waypoints on my GPS that I can give them a symbol and/or category.  That could be a unique symbol or category name (e.g. "GPS-new").  I could then find them easily when I connect the GPS to BaseCamp.  I would just need to remember to do it!

    Second, my question.  Both of you referred to copying favorites/waypoints from my GPS to BaseCamp.  To be clear, I see these favorites by clicking on the Internal Storage of my GPS and they appear in the pane below it.  Are all of these 'my favorites' to be copied over?  I see some things that don't seem to be, e.g.: active track logs, city/town waypoints (green circles of varying sizes) that I did not create but assume are there because they are part of some route, and other ones with a small square dot icon, some of which I'm guessing are 'shaping points' on routes and others are I'm not sure. 

    Is there any guideline as to which I am likely to want and which not?  Or do I just grab them all and then decide as I go through the unique ones one at a time?

    Thanks again to both of you. 

      -ceej

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