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Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hide

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  1. From the Garmin Basecamp Forum: 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: SEE THE GARMIN FORUM LINKED ABOVE FOR THE FILE. 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. __________________ Looks awesome!
  2. GPSCentral in Calgary has the Montana 600 for $399. As well as deals some other models too... If anyone's waiting for a deal on the Montana 650, they are $499 US at GPSCity during Black Friday sales! GPSCity USA GPSCity Canada
  3. No air plane as a pre-loaded vehicle in my montana. I never tried it, but it should be straight forward to make your own vehicle No need to make your own. The Garmin Garage has an old Spitfire which can be downloaded to the Montana.
  4. Yea, but having this much control over someone has been entertaining. And childish.
  5. Because I wanted to know if someone knew a better price than what I have seen for the 62s. You know which subject I mean.
  6. Sorry, guess I still don't get what that has to do with finding a decent price on a 62s. So why did you introduce the subject? Wouldn't this have been avoided if you had just said "I am not interested in the touchscreen models"? But to say they are "undesirable" without saying to whom, or even why, is inviting comment.
  7. Touchscreens are undesirable? Really? To many people they are the preferred choice. My 62S just sits there on the shelf while my Oregon 550 is always with me... Your message got cut off, how much for the 62s? Never said it was for sale; just that I never use it.
  8. Touchscreens are undesirable? Really? To many people they are the preferred choice. My 62S just sits there on the shelf while my Oregon 550 is always with me...
  9. I just tried my Oregon and the procedure there is: Where To, Address, Spell State/Province or choose the current province, then Spell City or Search All. If I choose "Search All" it allows me to enter a street number, then name, and lists the street name types it comes up with if there are alternatives, like Bank Street, Banker Road, etc. It then lists all the cities with matching roads. It's even easier on the Garmin 295W: Where To, Address, Search All.
  10. This is the 2.5 to 3.5mm adaptor I bought at The Source to do the same thing: I like it because it does not stick out so far so it's less likely I'll break it off in the gps. Or break the gps, for that matter.
  11. Almost any pda will do what you want but if you think "paperless caching" is the only advantage to the new generation of gps, you're missing the other 75% of the improvements. Here's a few: + higher resolution display + better map handling - maps can be uploaded individually - no need to make it all one file + Wireless transfer + Chirp capability + 3D compass + simple, fast Pocket Query handling - just put the file in the right place on the gps and you have paperless caching This is just off the top of my head. There are many more advantages. I know that paperless caching is not the only advantage to newer GPSs but none of them are features that I think are good enough to be worth the upgrade. I don't think they are big improvements because: Ok, it's clear you've thought about it. The only reason I made my post in the first place was that some people seem to regard what they read here as gospel, so if anyone really thought the only advantage to new gps units was paperless caching, that would be wrong. But as long as you're satisfied with the 60 then I have no problem with that. I loved my 60CSx until the day I bought my 550 Oregon, then sold it a month later. Same thing for my wife and her 76CSx - once she had her 550, the 76's days were numbered.
  12. Makes sense - if all you saw was the basemap then there's no way it could offer to find addresses.
  13. I realize that, but it may be the tone that triggers the window.
  14. Did you put the expanded files in the right folder on the gps? Should be in \garmin\gpx
  15. You're not giving us much to go on... What gps?
  16. I'm quite sure of it. Something in my setup has disabled this alert. Hopefully someone lurking around these forums has the answer. I'll play around with it this weekend and try to nail it down. Have you checked Setup/Tones/On-Off or Setup/Tones/Proximity Alarms?
  17. Almost any pda will do what you want but if you think "paperless caching" is the only advantage to the new generation of gps, you're missing the other 75% of the improvements. Here's a few: + higher resolution display + better map handling - maps can be uploaded individually - no need to make it all one file + Wireless transfer + Chirp capability + 3D compass + simple, fast Pocket Query handling - just put the file in the right place on the gps and you have paperless caching This is just off the top of my head. There are many more advantages.
  18. Here's a landscape shot. And yes, it does record tracks. How is your map green?? It looks great. Do you have a different map loaded up? Yes, I loaded Topo Canada V4 to the gps.
  19. Did you click the image I posted? It's a link to the GPSCity site, to the RAM part you need.
  20. Thank you for you input. My main issue was in regards to pocket queries, I can download directly from the site to the Garmin. I am now able to load/drag and see the caches under the "Geocaching" button on the Garmin. I don't know what I was doing wrong before. My question now is, how or where do I find the "found list" of caches? MacCaching does weird things when I try and upload from the GPS. Is there a list somewhere in the Garmin? I haven't had any luck yet. Here's where the "founds" are located. In the \Garmin folder of your gps.
  21. You sure about that? I definitely password protected mine, until I got tired of entering the password. Settings->System->Security->Locking->On Could be wrong. Never said I was infallible.
  22. Not all Garmins have a startup.txt. That's mainly on Oregon/Colorado and Dakota models. Older models like the 60/eTrex Legend etc allowed you to create a startup message as text in the unit, rather than modifying a text file in the root directory. But Nuvis are approached differently. What you need to do is take an image you can display on the screen of your Nuvi, assuming it allows image display, then on your computer, take that image and add your contact information to the image using an image editor. Then save the file, re-upload it to the Nuvi, view it on the gps, and select it as your startup screen. If you combine this with a password on your Nuvi, then people will be able to see the owner information but not get in to the gps if they don't know the password, or your "secret unlock location". Makes the gps worthless to a thief - he or she can't sell it to anyone if your information is displayed permanently on the screen. Not all Nuvis have the ability to password protect the unit; the 295W for instance does not. Here's an example I modified using Picasa, Google's free image editor.
  23. Check RAM products: Click the image for more information.
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