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Steve Gio

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Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« on: April 14, 2011, 09:30:16 AM »
I noticed when printing from basecamp that it prints with grid lines for lat and long coords and shows the coordinates. Is there a way for me to switch these to be UTM lines and coords?

 I am pretty new to using GPS and Mapsource. I recently bought a Garmin 60csx and have been learning. I downloaded the colorado topo from this site and am wondering about it being worth it to buy the Garmin Maps. My thing is I want the maps on my GPS as well as my computer. I also want to print these maps to bring into the field and track myself with both GPS and paper map.

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Re: Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 10:10:06 AM »
I just printed from BaseCamp and it printed MGRS lines :)

Go to Tools-> Options...-> and select UTM as your grid under Position.

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Re: Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 11:50:43 AM »
Interesting. I was looking for that but it didn't turn up. I will look again tonight at home. Were you able to change to UTM?

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Re: Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 12:14:30 PM »
Me? Of course I can. I thought we were trying to get you to do this:)

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Re: Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 01:20:26 PM »
Well I can't because I am at work and will have to wait to get home to try so I thought I would ask to make sure I understand that you actually did it and it does work to set to UTM so now I can go home all excited about this function.

Thanks for checking. Ya wisenhiemer.  ;)

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Re: Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 01:22:11 PM »
Just curious if you know why you can print like this in BaseCamp and not Mapsource? Or am I wrong there.

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Re: Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 07:41:58 AM »
Adding to the question. How can I print these maps to scale? In the print options I can set it to fit page or actual size. Both seem to come out the same. Is it possible to print to a scale that would be used with a UTM Grid Reader?

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Re: Printing from Basecamp with UTM coordinates shown
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 07:54:34 PM »
Thanks for checking. Ya wisenhiemer.  ;)
Um... I never really checked. I switched from lat/lon to MGRS, and knew that you could do the same to UTM. How did it go? As far as why I can't do the same thing with MapSource, well... I'm sure it's because I'm on a Macintosh and don't use MapSource all that much:) I think that you can't do it with MapSource because I don't believe it has that feature. The same could be said for the many other feature that BaseCamp has that MapSource doesn't have. As far as a UTM Grid reader...
 Is that one of these?

 

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