Garmin BaseCamp
Garmin BaseCamp
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Garmin BaseCamp4.8.8

21 February 2020

3D mapping app for transferring waypoints, tracks, and routes.

Overview

Garmin BaseCamp is a 3D mapping application that allows you to transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes between your Mac and Garmin device and manage your data using topographic Garmin maps that include digital elevation model (DEM) data, such as Topo U.S. 24K, Topo U.S. 24K National Parks (version 3), Topo U.S. 100K (version 4 and later), Topo U.S. 2008, Topo Australia, Topo Canada (version 4), Topo Deutschland, Topo Great Britain, and Topo products produced by many Garmin distributors.

What's new in Garmin BaseCamp

Version 4.8.8:
Fixed:
  • Incorrect routing for certain European maps
  • Errors when reading poi images from a GPI file
  • Rendering issues with 3D maps on macOS Catalina
Other:
  • Increased scale value precision when specifying a Custom Grid

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How would you rate Garmin BaseCamp app?

21 Reviews of Garmin BaseCamp

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Whytoi
06 March 2019
Version: 4.8.3

Most helpful

Installed this latest v4.8.3 64-bit compatible version of BaseCamp on my 2016 MBP running macOS 10.14.3 Mojave. Installed successful and then manually deleted the old v4.7.0 BaseCamp. App opened fine and picked up all existing data without problem. Still early days and have not tried to link to my Garmin GPS unit yet but no problem so far. No obvious and significant changes to the GUI from v4.7.0 noticed yet. I'd suggest that anyone having trouble should consider moving to the latest version of macOS. Not surprised that the devs would focus on the current macOS version. Bugs with prior macOS versions are to be left for future bug fixes. Anyway, good on Garmin for moving this old but important app to 64 bit.
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uwenimscheck
27 May 2020
Version: 4.8.8
This is the worst piece of route planning software that I've ever come across.
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MazinOR
24 May 2020
Version: 4.8.8
Garmin...you have so many good products and services. Why, oh why, is Basecamp such utter crap? I mean, really; it's junk. The map renders slowly on Catalina, the UI is terribly far behind the times. Try building a fun motorcycle route on Google Maps (which is easy) and then transfer that to Basecamp so you can load it to your zumo. Utter, complete, coffee-cup-throwing frustration. Garmin: Please update this sorry piece of software soon or admit defeat and find a way to import Google map route files directly. You're not looking like the world-class dev company that you are with this product.
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4
davidwoodworthjr
18 February 2020
Version: 4.8.7
My wife and I have used BaseCamp for several years. It is a great tool to load our international vacation trips into our Garmin GPS. I used to use my dell laptop to plan our trips and the program took for ever to load and crashed during planning multiple times in an hour. Very frustrating. We have planned trips to Ireland, Germany, England, Scotland using BaseCamp. To date and the maps were always correct and led us exactly to where we needed to be. We always bring two devices just in case. We set one with the hotels/B&B's and the other with the entire itinerary. It works great! I recently loaded the program onto my older MAC (I had to upgrade the OS to make it work) and I am here to say, WHAT a DIFFERENCE. It is fast reliable and easier to use. There are some draw backs. A lot of destinations are not there and you have to zoom into the map to find the right spot to make a waypoint. I do this in conjunction with Google Earth. It is a pain. You would think that there is a way for the programmers to update the software with all the people who use it to add way points or places of businesses that people have found or at least work with Google Maps. Even still, I am planning a trip to Italy and so far it has been very smooth. The trip is not complete but I will update what I find using the MAC. I gave this a 4 because of the difficulty in finding addresses. If I were to rate this for a windows device it would be 2 stars.
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Eric•Woehler
08 January 2020
Version: 4.8.7
Rubbish software - avoid - not working well under Catalina, does not talk to my Garmin GPS device - WTF? POS software, standard fare fro Garmin
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hportmann
28 December 2019
Version: 4.8.7
connecting tracks together, it does automatically create a direct line from the new end to end together. Make no sense to me. (Version 4.8.7) I would also pay for a usable software but Basecamp is free of charge but even nothing worth!!!!
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Whytoi
06 March 2019
Version: 4.8.3
Installed this latest v4.8.3 64-bit compatible version of BaseCamp on my 2016 MBP running macOS 10.14.3 Mojave. Installed successful and then manually deleted the old v4.7.0 BaseCamp. App opened fine and picked up all existing data without problem. Still early days and have not tried to link to my Garmin GPS unit yet but no problem so far. No obvious and significant changes to the GUI from v4.7.0 noticed yet. I'd suggest that anyone having trouble should consider moving to the latest version of macOS. Not surprised that the devs would focus on the current macOS version. Bugs with prior macOS versions are to be left for future bug fixes. Anyway, good on Garmin for moving this old but important app to 64 bit.
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Peter-Humm
01 March 2019
Version: 4.8.2
4.8.2 does not work on my macbook nor on the iMac - Bad software as usual from Garmin :-( Use 4.7.0 !!
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0.5
neartheredrocks
27 February 2019
Version: 4.8.2
Version 4.8.2 bounces once in the dock but does not open. Version 4.7.0 is still working. It is quite infuriating how badly Garmin treats this important application.
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
07 June 2016
Version: 4.6.3
An insult to the OS X design and usability guidelines and everything Apple stands for. Using this mess is akin to working with Windows XP within OS X. Takes a forensic lab technician to make head or tail of this highly cryptic software.
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0.5
Thinking-Differently
27 October 2013
Version: 4.2.3
Not remotely pleased with this product. Spent 10 hours trying to get the same favorites in three Garmins. If I had used the software before the purchase, that would have been three TomToms or three something elses. It couldn't seem to find addresses, and worst of all, there seemed to be no way to reliably get the data from this product into any of my Garmin devices. There was always something extra, or something missing. Seriously, are the other products really this totally bad? Are there any third party software products, etc.? I would have given it a lower rating, but MacUpdate gives a "Please complete the ratings stars" error message if you don't give it at least half a star.
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