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simpleman44

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etrex 10 and basecamp
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:27:18 PM »
Hi folks im new here just found this great site the other day.  I have a question about the use of basecamp.  I currently have the etrex 20 and have my routes and waypoints backed up on basecamp.  My dad and i are heading to colorado in a month and he is considering getting a etrex 10.  Is it possible to add his gps to my basecamp and share my waypoints to his etrex.  Any help would be appreciated. 

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Re: etrex 10 and basecamp
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 06:19:57 PM »
An Etrex 10 is a pretty basic device.  Looks like you'd be able to share tracks and waypoints using BaseCamp and a USB cable, but not much else:  no maps, no built in memory.

See the full specs here: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-trail/handhelds/etrex-10/prod87768.html

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Re: etrex 10 and basecamp
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 07:51:48 PM »
Actually there are multiple reports of people using maps on the eTrex 10. However you need to give them the reserved basemap name (gmapbmap.img) and the available memory is tiny. But you may be able to load a small part of your state (depends on the map).

If you try, be sure to backup the original gmapbmap.img and save it on your computer.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2013, 09:29:24 PM by Boyd »

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Re: etrex 10 and basecamp
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 12:44:43 PM »
Serial devices do not work with Basecamp.  You can use Mapsource though with the Etrex 10. You can export the info from Basecamp to a file and then open the file in Mapsource.

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Re: etrex 10 and basecamp
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 12:59:06 PM »
Serial devices do not work with Basecamp.  You can use Mapsource though with the Etrex 10. You can export the info from Basecamp to a file and then open the file in Mapsource.

Etrex 10 comes with a USB cable, not that funky older generation serial cable.

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Re: etrex 10 and basecamp
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 01:14:08 PM »
Yeah, you're thinking of the older generation of cheap eTrex units. Garmin phased the last of those out perhaps a year ago. I found it amazing that they were still selling devices with serial interfaces in 2012.  ;)