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Title: BaseCamp replacement?
Post by: RBEmerson on January 06, 2019, 02:54:55 pm
I have BaseCamp. I can keep it in maps through using my otherwise nearly dead Zumo 660. I have a TomTom Rider550 and I don't care for MyDrive routing. I use Kurviger for fun routes. What are my options for a third party router? I looked at the Tyre site and remain as confused about it as ever. I don't need or want phone routing apps.

What are alternatives to BaseCamp, and will export GPX files?


Title: Re: BaseCamp replacement?
Post by: PatM on January 07, 2019, 09:45:19 pm
I've used this Windows app in the past ITN Converter (http://www.benichou-software.com/index.php?lang=en) to convert different formats to gpx. You may want to check this one, it's a free app (donation welcomed).
My use was mostly to convert MS Streets and Trips est format to gpx and gdb. I've had issues when converting but creating and saving to gpx was fine.

It has route planner that uses google maps and other like TomTom maps in the background.


Title: Re: BaseCamp replacement?
Post by: RBEmerson on January 08, 2019, 10:58:56 pm
Way cool! Thanks!


Title: Re: BaseCamp replacement?
Post by: Daboo on January 18, 2019, 04:44:03 pm
I've never been a big fan of using something like BaseCamp to plan routes.  Instead, I use both Google Maps and Bing Maps.  Both have their function in my routing.

Google maps has a nice ability to show Terrain on the map.  Streetview is also handy for comparing scenery along two or three routes.  And then there's a photo option you can enable that will show you photos others have posted online along the route.  It gives you a good way to narrow down a route from multiple alternatives.

Once I've figured out the route, I move over to Bing maps.  I enable the gas stations to show along the route I picked and identify which ones are spaced appropriately so I'm not running out of gas somewhere.  The gas stations pretty much fix the routing to the way I want it to be.

I then turn on the Garmin and enter those gas stations in as waypoints on my route.

No GPX files to transfer.  

Chris


Title: Re: BaseCamp replacement?
Post by: st2sam on January 19, 2019, 03:42:05 pm

I've never been a big fan of using something like BaseCamp to plan routes.  Instead, I use both Google Maps and Bing Maps.  Both have their function in my routing.
Google maps has a nice ability to show Terrain on the map.  Streetview is also handy for comparing scenery along two or three routes.  And then there's a photo option you can enable that will show you photos others have posted online along the route.  It gives you a good way to narrow down a route from multiple alternatives.
Once I've figured out the route, I move over to Bing maps.  I enable the gas stations to show along the route I picked and identify which ones are spaced appropriately so I'm not running out of gas somewhere.  The gas stations pretty much fix the routing to the way I want it to be.
I then turn on the Garmin and enter those gas stations in as waypoints on my route. No GPX files to transfer.  
Chris

I'm feel the same when it comes to BaseCamp.

Thanks for the tip Daboo. :thumbsup:


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