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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: lost tracks
« Last post by Boyd on December 05, 2019, 08:22:09 AM »
Glad you figured it out.

I'm awake, but I really don't use Basecamp for anything these days. I always preferred Mapsource for managing tracks and waypoints, but the newer Garmin devices are a bit more complicated to use with it since they store data across a bunch of different .gpx files.

Personally, I always save .gpx files of all my important data, either as copies of the files from the device itself or compilations that I export from Basecamp or Mapsource. I would not trust Basecamp with all my data.

I wasn't 100% sure how Basecamp handles all this, so I didn't respond. I'm not surpirised that nobody else responded either, this forum is primarily for support of the maps on this site.

But you are right.... this forum is a sleepy place and so is GPSReview and GPSPassion. Happy 2020!  ;D
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: lost tracks
« Last post by banest on December 05, 2019, 05:58:13 AM »
I figured it out. Backup your most recent, then do a restore backup from a previous backup, then export any tracks of interest from that backup, then restore your latest backup, then import the tracks you just exported, then save the result as your latest backup. Rinse and repeat. Sorry if I woke anybody up on this sleepy forum, cheers.
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / lost tracks
« Last post by banest on December 04, 2019, 08:31:22 AM »
Recently I noticed that many (maybe 40 or so??) of my GPS tracks (~250 total tracks) that were previously in my Basecamp database have vanished. I suspect the gyrations I had to take on downgrading Basecamp to an older version in order to be able to load GPS File Depot maps again may have been the culprit; I can't think of any other reason for this to have happened...  The good news is, I do have several Basecamp backups available from the last year. Plus, some of the missing tracks from Basecamp are still on my 64s unit - but not near all of them.

So, what is the correct procedure to comb through my older Basecamp backups to find tracks that are not currently on my Basecamp, and restore them, but while still keeping recent tracks that are not on the older backups. In other words, how do I get ALL of my older tracks back, but not lose the newest tracks?? I want all of my tracks!! Will importing the old backups from the flawed latest version of Basecamp force an upgrade from my functioning older Basecamp to the current flawed Basecamp?? I doubt it, but wanted to ask.

I hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance for your sage advice.
Site Support / Windrock map
« Last post by Dice770 on December 01, 2019, 08:54:13 AM »
The windrock map will not download.
GPSr Units / Re: Garmin GPSMap 76CSx
« Last post by Gary K on November 29, 2019, 10:11:59 AM »
The only thing is that the TwoNav devices do not use AA batteries, something appealing in the 76CSx.  The other unit I was thinking about was the ETREX 30X, largely because of the AA batteries.
GPSr Units / Re: Garmin GPSMap 76CSx
« Last post by Boyd on November 29, 2019, 09:11:28 AM »
BTW, since you're going to Spain... are you familiar with TwoNav? They are based in Spain and make some pretty cool dedicated GPS units and apps for all platforms. I am thinking about buying one of their handheld GPS units to replace my broken Garmin Montana. The map formats are not compatible with Garmin - which is fine with me, since I make my own maps anyway. But TwoNav supports several open-source formats and is not "locked down" in the same way as Garmin devices. There are lots of maps available for the EU, and openstreetmap and TomTom for the US. Their CompeGPS Land software for Mac/Windows is also very nice and lets you import/export maps in a variety of formats.


They are having a Black Friday sale through the weekend, am trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on their Trail2 handheld. :) Anyway, you might check them out, as they should have excellent map options for Spain. If you look in the outlet section of their website, they have some older devices at very nice prices - even under $200.
GPSr Units / Re: Garmin GPSMap 76CSx
« Last post by Gary K on November 29, 2019, 08:49:53 AM »
Thanks.  I'm going to play around with it now.
GPSr Units / Re: Garmin GPSMap 76CSx
« Last post by Boyd on November 29, 2019, 05:02:39 AM »
The 76csx is the same hardware as the 60csx, which is one of Garmin's most popular models ever. The only difference is that the 76 floats and the antenna is located inside the case. I still have my 60csx, but don't use it anymore. I think the screen resolution is too low and processor too slow for a modern device, but others still seem to be happy with it.

Why do you think that Garmin doesn't make maps for it anymore? AFAIK, it will work with any of Garmin's maps as long as you have the newest firmware installed on it. Just about any of the maps on this site should also work on it - give it a try. It is not compatible with raster imagery however - such as Birdseye or "Custom Maps" (.kmz files).

So, I think it's really up to you as to whether ~20 year old technology is acceptable. Try loading some maps on it and using it before your trip.
GPSr Units / Garmin GPSMap 76CSx
« Last post by Gary K on November 29, 2019, 01:28:01 AM »
Is anyone still using their Garmin GPSMap 76CSx?  I bought one many years ago in the US and have barely used it, but now I am wondering whether it could get me through a one week bikepacking tour in Spain, which would save me having to buy yet another piece of equipment.  I have US maps on it.  People seem to have liked this particular unit but no maps are available from Garmin anymore.

Map Making Support / Re: looking for a way to make an overlay
« Last post by Boyd on November 26, 2019, 04:13:31 AM »
Looks good!  8)

Sad story about the author of the Javawa software, he had a stroke a couple years ago and although he recovered, he says he just can't write software anymore. It's really too bad, because his stuff is great.

BTW, if you have a Mac that's capable of running older operating systems, you might want to set it up for dual booting. There are a variety of ways to do this, like using an external SSD with the older system on it. I have over $5000 of specialized legacy software that I don't use much, but still need. I can boot my 2012 Mini Server into Mountain Lion when I need it.
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