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  • BaseCamp discontinued

    This seems to indicate what many of us here have long suspected, there is no more BaseCamp development:

    https://support.garmin.com/en-CA/?fa...RB1DDl1JAWuEV8

    (Thanks to Boyd at http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussi...inction#latest for flagging this up, and the folks at GPSFileDepot https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/)
    Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
    Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
    (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

  • #2
    But just like MapSource before it it'll continue to work, albeit without updates, just fine.

    MapSource survived for some 12 years (v2.00 Dec 31st 1998, v6.16.3 Oct 14th 2010) and I still use it (in preference to BaseCamp).

    BaseCamp (v2.00 in 2008, to v4.7.0 May 23rd 2018) only made it to 10.

    One wonders what'll come next (if anything).
    nuvi 1490T (6.30) + 32GB microSDHC card & ecoRoute HD, Oregon 600 (5.40) + 32GB microSDHC card & tempe, GPSmap 76CSx (4.00) + 32GB microSDHC card, GPS V (2.60), GPS 12XL (2.02)

    This is a user-to-user forum. I am not, and never have been, a Garmin employee. My opinions are my own.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by stuartmw View Post
      One wonders what'll come next (if anything).
      Nothing (beyond the Explore wesite).

      Writing software as a website kills multiple birds (Window, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, etc) with one stone. It's one program to write and distribute.

      Plus, more people are using mobile devices over "traditional" PCs.

      I suspect the number of BaseCamp/Mapsource users is small. When Mapsource came out using the internet was less of an option.

      The big advantage of BaseCamp is that it doesn't use the internet.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dpawlyk View Post
        The big advantage of BaseCamp is that it doesn't use the internet.
        you don't need internet for explore either. Once you have the app and maps on your mobile phone you can manage routes and waypoints and sync them with your device

        My best Connect IQ apps:Other:

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        • #5
          However, Peter, if I am reading the Garmin "compatible devices" page correctly, Explore is only compatible with 3 garmin devices: GPSmap66s, GPSmap66st and Instinct. That strikes me as a pretty limited application for Explore.

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          • #6
            What you see on that list are devices that have already been supported for a while

            More devices are being added for example the f5 / plus compatibility was announced here: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/on-t...7-beta-release meanwhile it should work with non-beta too...

            Don't quote me on it but i assume that all devices that have map capabilities will sooner or later be supported
            My best Connect IQ apps:Other:

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            • #7
              As said above though no need to switch to Explore, BaseCamp should work for many of us for years to come, I even still use MapSource occasionally, BaseCamp's predecessor
              Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
              Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
              (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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              • #8
                Loaded the Explore app on my Android phone, saw it only supported two GPS models and promptly uninstalled it.. Be a shame if the software isn't upgraded to support the premium GPS units e.g. 3597, 51, 61 automotive models, but not holding my breath..

                Leaves me considering buying another premium automotive Garmin GPS (also need one supporting a backup camera) while they are still available in case my 3597 bites the dust..

                Feels the same as when I stuck with my aging 2610 GPS and MapSource during a long dry period, although now the odds of Garmin automotive support going away all together seems more likely.

                Last edited by dandemandan; 01-06-2019, 09:00 AM.
                Longtime Blue Highway Traveler, Garmin III+, 2610, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Drive Assist 51 LMT-S, MapSource, now BaseCamp for travel plans, Garmin Express, on Windows 7 Pro 64bit Dandeman's Travel Page

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                • #9
                  You can't even look at the site without one of those devices... I assume there is no way to view different maps that you have installed. I'm not sure how that is ever supposed to fill anything that Basecamp provides. I suspect Garmin is dying in the handheld and auto markets. Maybe they can stay alive in the fitness market, but that is pretty competitive.

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                  • #10
                    You can get some hints here https://support.garmin.com/en-IN/?fa...fM66OtVCxqytB7
                    Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                    Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                    (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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                    • #11
                      I'm quite satisfied with BaseCamp for my purposes, but for giggles, I wrote to Garmin support to ask if Explore would be compatible with my Montana at some point in the future. They replied today with this "The current Montana series do not have the necessary hardware components to make them compatible with the Explore app & features."
                      They went on to tell me "Please keep checking back for new product releases that will be compatible with Explore."
                      So, it seems that, while they may well be adding new hardware to the list that is/will be compatible with Explore, there will not be any work on making Explore compatiable with older hardware.
                      Last edited by gwilki; 01-08-2019, 01:33 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for posting that, shame but hardly unexpected.
                        Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                        Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                        (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SUSSAMB View Post
                          Interesting.... A couple of the sections refer to the InReach.

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                          • #14
                            They could have at least fixed the Basecamp / Mapinstall issue with 4.70 as a farewell gesture .......................

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                            • #15
                              I got this response from Rich, 1/15/19 , from Support: “Basecamp, as it is, runs on 64 bits systems, Mac or Windows. With the appearance of the Explore website ( it will be expanded to included other devices) I doubt Basecamp will see any future updates.”

                              My question was: “I am a Mac user and faced with the Mojave migration problem. I am seeing conflicting message on the Community Support board -- Basecamp isn't being upgraded to 64-bit or that it is still pending. I'm also told that Explore is Garmin's web based answer to the problem, but Montana is not a compatible device. Is Garmin updating BC to 64 bit, or will additional compatible devices be added to Explore, or what? (Since the Montana 650t is still being sold, and it is stated that BC is the Planning app, I'm assuming the goal is to update BC, but I thought I'd ask.)”

                              (Couldn’t post on the 64 bit thread but thought readers would fine this useful here.)

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