andymiller wrote:I appreciate the excellent features of Google Maps and I use it all the time. However I simply don't see the benefit of going to all of this faff to avoid using Basecamp - Garmin have improved it dramatically over the years. I use it to organise and edit tracks, and I also have details of campsites, hostels, train stations which I can export and convert to POIs. It really is a much better way of organising and processing all that information. Give it a try.
I actually have it on my computer and have used it quite a bit and have found it Garminesque, i.e. totally frustrating.
I've just had Hull up on my map, looked for Tower St., and it managed not to find it...
I once wasted two days, including getting on to Garmin, trying to work out why I couldn't do what I wanted to do with a map. They were very helpful, but it wouldn't work. Eventually they told me that the map I had was outdated and wasn't being updated. Sorry. There's only so much you can put up with!
Even though I use Apple, I regard both Garmin and Apple as being in the same boat. They want to corall you into doing things a particular way. I always go for efficiency.
Here's a challenge. See if you can from the start, get Basecamp to do the whole of Lejog in one go and track into your Garmin in two minutes!