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  • BaseCamp 3.3.0.2 Beta is available

    BaseCamp 3.3 is here! We are starting off with an early Beta release to give everyone a chance to check out the new features and pound on it for a little bit before we release the final version.

    Download it here: http://developer.garmin.com/apps/BC/...3.0.2_Beta.exe.

    We have incorporated a lot of user requests from this very forum. If your desired feature/bug fix didn't make it into this release, don't hesitate to remind us.

    We are very interested in your feedback, please report bugs and oddities you find, and comment on the new features.

    This is the change-list from 3.2.2 to 3.3.0.2. I will add some explanations and screen-shots in later posts.
    • Added collapsible list folders and sub-lists for improved organization.
    • Added shaping point support for zumo devices like done in MapSource.
    • Added explicit support for shaping points. These will be transferred to supporting devices.
    • Added support for transfer of waypoint categories on supporting devices. These are displayed in BaseCamp as lists.
    • Added more activity profiles, with improved activity routing on supported maps.
    • Added specific avoidances for various road classes, removed the road selection slider.
    • Added custom activity profiles.
    • Added keyboard short-cuts for editing tools (divide, insert, erase).
    • Added a tools menu for easier discovery of tool keyboard shortcuts.
    • Changed to make GPX files on a memory card directly editable.
    • Changed to read all GPX files on a memory card, similar to how devices behave.
    • Improved graphing of track data.
    • Improved graphing when multiple routes or tracks are selected.
    • Improved layout of geotagged photo, waypoint, route, and track properties.
    • Added additional statistics to route and track properties.
    • Added 'Center on map' check-box on route and track dialogs.
    • Added an easier way to add waypoints to routes (Insert Waypoint button).
    • Added additional data fields to waypoints (such as address and phone number).
    • Added display and updating of date last modified for waypoints.
    • Added display of lists that contain this data item to properties.
    • Added receiving geocache visits from devices.
    • Added logging geocache visits on OpenCaching.com.
    • Added printing of geocaches.
    • Added alternate notification mechanism (less annoying pop-ups).
    • Added display settings to adjust width of routes and tracks.
    • Added support for importing waypoints and tracks from KML/KMZ files.
    • Added suggested file name when exporting (so it isn't always 'untitled').
    • Added more map details for higher detail setting.
    • Added data filters to map view.
    • Added preserving the dialog size for each data type.
    • Added option to reset track's altitude to map data.
    • Added functionality to remember display feature settings per profile.
    • Changed 'Remove List and Contents' to 'Remove list and unique contents'.
    • Added Shift-Delete short-cut for 'Remove list and unique contents'.
    • Improved printing of routes and tracks.
    • Fixed issues with sending routes to the zumo.
    • Fixed elevation profile labels for Windows XP (no longer invisible).
    • Fixed issue when duplicating a route. BaseCamp will now also duplicate the waypoints in that route.
    • Fixed issue with the data filter not being remembered between application runs.
    Last edited by FALAGAR; 12-14-2011, 12:37 PM.
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    I will try something new this time and give a more detailed overview of the changes in the new version. We still would love for you to try out BaseCamp 3.3 yourself! We very much need your feedback! So if you can find the time, please download the Beta and give it a spin! Thank you!

    Added collapsible list folders and sub-lists for improved organization

    This feature already existed in the Mac version of BaseCamp before. Now you will have access to it on the PC as well.



    List folders are a way to have multi-level lists. List folders can only contain lists, not actual data like waypoints, track, etc. Lists can contain data, of course.

    That should make managing lists and data quite a bit easier.

    Shaping point support



    Shaping points (or unannounced via points) are what we call points in a route that are not waypoints, but only used to shape the route the way you like it. Shaping points will also not be announced on the device when you pass them.
    MapSource had limited support for this, if you created a waypoint directly on an intersection, most devices would regard this as a shaping point. This was more of a side-effect though, nothing that we really planned for.

    With BaseCamp 3.3, we add explicit support for shaping points, you will be able to tell BaseCamp if a route point is a destination or a shaping point. BaseCamp will write out special data in the generated file that we send to the devices so the device will know to treat the point as a shaping point. There should be full support for this in future devices. In the mean-time you should be able to create shaping points similarly like in MapSource, on intersections and set them to shaping points. It should be possible to import GDB files from MapSource and BaseCamp should detect whether points are shaping points or not.

    Added support for transfer of waypoint categories on supporting devices



    When transferring waypoints to devices that support categories (lots of Nuvis, and many others), the devices will recognize which lists each waypoint was in and assign the list name as category. So if you have a waypoint in 2 lists 'Food' and 'Vacation 2012' in BaseCamp, it will show up in the categories 'Food' and 'Vacation 2012' on your device.

    Similarly, if you have a waypoint on the device that has the category 'Hotels', and transfer that waypoint to BaseCamp, the waypoint will be in the 'Hotels' list in BaseCamp. If the list doesn't exist, BaseCamp will create it for you.

    To help you see which lists a waypoint (or route, track etc.) is in, we added a tab to the properties dialog that displays which lists (if any) an item is in.
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    • #3
      Activity profile and routing changes



      We added more activity profiles, in preparation for maps that will support routing based on activity (mountain-bikers might want different routes that road bikers).

      You will now be able to add custom profiles, and you can hide profiles you are not interested in.

      You can now adjust which map features you want to display for each profile. Future map products will also draw the map differently, depending which activity you have selected (e.g. we would draw highways less prominent if the activity is mountain-biking).



      We made some routing changes under the hood to support activity routing. The road selection slider is gone, to make up for it we added more specific avoidances. This is also the way the devices are going. We are working with the device teams trying to make sure route settings match and routes are as similar as possible between BaseCamp and the device. This is an ongoing effort.

      More keyboard short-cuts for tools



      As requested, we added keyboard short-cuts for move, insert and divide. We also added a Tools menu that makes discovering these short-cuts easy. The former Tools menu is now Utilities (just like in MapSource, yay).
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      • #4
        Better support for memory cards



        BaseCamp can now change data on memory cards directly (notice the folder for the Memory card in the screen-shot is yellow, not gray). It will also read and let you edit any GPX file on your memory card. Additionally, we will display which device a memory card is connected to, so you don't have to guess which card is the one in your device.

        Improved graphs



        You can now select which graphs you want to display (elevation, heart rate, cadence, speed). You can display 2 at a time.



        When looking at more than one track at the same time (select more than one track, right-click, 'Properties'), we improved the display of the comparison graph.
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        • #5
          The new track dialog



          We improved the display of the statistics, and added more statistics (like time moving). The statistics will now be displayed in neat boxes at the top, not cramped into the bottom like before.

          We also added a 'Center on map' check-box. If you have that box checked, BaseCamp will follow your track point selection on the map. This is another feature that MapSource had which we are porting over to BaseCamp.



          The notes/comments and the links appear in a new tab, which is also where you can add file and web links. Added new links is also more straight-forward, no double-clicking necessary, we added simple buttons.

          The new route dialog



          The new route dialog offers a lot more information once you have the 'More info' box checked. We broke out the via-point list and directions lists into two tabs, added columns and statistics. You also have the 'Center on Map' check-box just like on the track page.

          Adding waypoints to a route was cumbersome. We added a + button that allows you to select waypoints from a list to conveniently insert waypoints into your route.

          We also added buttons to expose functionality that was hidden behind context menus before (Invert, Create Track from Route, Print).
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          • #6
            The new waypoint dialog



            We display address and phone number information for each waypoint now (if available). We also display the date each waypoint was last updated.

            There are also tabs for which lists a waypoint belongs to (which corresponds to categories when sent to a device), and the same notes tabs that routes and tracks have.

            The new photo dialog



            Geotagged photos are displayed much nicer in BaseCamp 3.3. You see a bigger version of the photo, not just a small thumbnail. You can also browse through the photos in a list by simply using the arrow buttons, as well as save photos directly from the properties dialog.

            Geocache/OpenCaching.com improvements



            We will now read the geocache visits file from your Garmin outdoor device and note the visit if you have that Geocache in 'My Collection'. If you found an OpenCache, we will offer to log that visit to OpenCaching.com.

            You can now print GeoCaches (using the main menu's 'Print' functionality).
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            • #7
              Added alternate notification mechanism



              We chose to display less annoying pop-ups, but give the user notifications under the tool bar, that you are free to ignore.

              Added display settings to adjust width of routes and tracks



              Much blood has been shed over how wide tracks should be displayed on the map in BaseCamp. For some they were too wide, for others they were too thin.

              Now you can adjust track and route width to your heart's content. This is a global setting, so all tracks will have the same width, you cannot set it for each track individually.

              Added support for importing waypoints and tracks from KML/KMZ files

              BaseCamp only used to be able to import Ground Overlays out of KMZ files. Now we will also import waypoints and tracks.

              Added more map details for higher detail setting

              In an attempt to alleviate some of the issues of not seeing enough map details when zooming out on certain maps, you can crank up the detail setting very high now and should see more details. WARNING: this will be really slow if you are attempting to view a map in the highest detail if it has a lot of data (like viewing CN North America at New York e.g.).
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              • #8
                Added data filters to map view



                Quite a few people have expressed the desire to use data filters in the map view as well. So we added it.

                Changed remove behavior

                There was some confusion about what 'Remove' and 'Remove list and contents' did. (Remove keeps the data in my collection, and only removes it from a list, the other option deletes the data). There was also an issue with 'Remove list and contents' removing items that resided in other lists than the one removed. So we decided to change the 'Remove list and contents' behavior to 'Remove list and unique contents'. You can be sure now if you delete one list that you do not accidentally delete data in a different list.

                For easier access we added a Shift-Delete short-cut for the 'Delete' and 'Remove list and unique contents' options.

                REMINDER: Delete gets rid of the data (short-cut: Shift-Del), Remove takes it out of the list but keeps it in 'My Collection' (short-cut: Del).

                Fixed elevation profile labels for Windows XP (no longer invisible)

                Text on Elevation profiles on Windows XP should now be visible again! Turns out white text on white background is not very easy to recognize.

                Fixed issue when duplicating a route

                BaseCamp will now also duplicate all waypoints in a route when the route is duplicated. This should get rid of the issue of users duplicating a route and then changing a waypoint in one route without noticing that they were also changing the other.
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                • #9
                  After creating a "List Folder" we can't change the name, it reverts back to "new folder"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DONALD01 View Post
                    After creating a "List Folder" we can't change the name, it reverts back to "new folder"
                    Thanks for pointing it out.

                    A temporary workaround:
                    press ENTER after typing the new name

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                    • #11
                      Is this windows only? or is there a mac version?
                      cheers

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                      • #12
                        Mac으로도 곧 나왔으면 좋겠습니다.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CAMERAUK View Post
                          Is this windows only? or is there a mac version?
                          cheers
                          This is Windows only but I'd keep and eye on the Mac Software - BaseCamp thread. I'm sure there'll be one at some point - or just a v3.3 release

                          Cheers,
                          Cheers,

                          Dan
                          iPhone 7+, Navigator V, GPSMAP 276Cx, Monterra, Montana, zumo 590LM, zumo 660, zumo 550, Alpha 100, fenix, rhino 110...

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                          • #14
                            The Mac will also have a Beta, it should be available soon.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FALAGAR View Post
                              I will try something new this time and give a more detailed overview of the changes in the new version. We still would love for you to try out BaseCamp 3.3 yourself! We very much need your feedback! So if you can find the time, please download the Beta and give it a spin! Thank you!

                              Added support for transfer of waypoint categories on supporting devices



                              When transferring waypoints to devices that support categories (lots of Nuvis, and many others), the devices will recognize which lists each waypoint was in and assign the list name as category. So if you have a waypoint in 2 lists 'Food' and 'Vacation 2012' in BaseCamp, it will show up in the categories 'Food' and 'Vacation 2012' on your device.

                              Similarly, if you have a waypoint on the device that has the category 'Hotels', and transfer that waypoint to BaseCamp, the waypoint will be in the 'Hotels' list in BaseCamp. If the list doesn't exist, BaseCamp will create it for you.

                              To help you see which lists a waypoint (or route, track etc.) is in, we added a tab to the properties dialog that displays which lists (if any) an item is in.
                              In your example (and thanks for doing these - very informative vs. a bulleted list alone) if one transfers both Lists (Hotels & Vacation 2012), will there be two (2) waypoints on the device? Or, one waypoint in two categories?

                              Cheers,
                              Cheers,

                              Dan
                              iPhone 7+, Navigator V, GPSMAP 276Cx, Monterra, Montana, zumo 590LM, zumo 660, zumo 550, Alpha 100, fenix, rhino 110...

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