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Rbkanco

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Flash drive topics merged
« on: October 13, 2011, 09:04:32 AM »
Would it be possible to download basecamp onto a USB flash drive.  To store all my maps and tracks for portability between my desk top and lap top.  If possible any idea how many gigs I might need?
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Re: basecamp
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 09:39:09 AM »
'... any idea how many gigs I might need?'
Pick a number, you know which maps you have, we do not.  (Anywhere from a few 10's of K for a single county to 10's of Gb for the US at 24k).

I have not heard that before, but why not install BaseCamp on both machines? 

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Re: basecamp
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 10:28:07 AM »
I have a feeling it would be a problem to put Basecamp on a flash drive, because of the locations where it stores support files. Maybe it could be done if the flash drive is bootable? You could post your question in Garmin's support forum, where the basecamp developers will often respond: https://forums.garmin.com/forumdisplay.php?f=179

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Re: basecamp
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 05:22:31 PM »
Thanks Boyd,
;Probably 5-6 states only.  I am just starting to learn what and how to work with Basecamp.  New and ignorant.  Not real computer literate.  As it is now, I think I have to downoad my tracks to each bqasecamp.  Any mods must be repeated each computer.  The idea is when I am traveling I could download tracks to Oregon if I happened to be in a unexpected area.  Probably silly thought.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 05:25:09 PM »
Would it be possible to download basecamp onto a USB flash drive.  To store all my maps and tracks for portability between my desk top and lap top.  If possible any idea how many gigs I might need?  6 states maybe.  Or how much storage  does an averqage state take and 50 miles of track?
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Re: Flash drive
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 05:33:56 PM »
Not really, you can install BaseCamp on both computers and the same maps on both and on one have your tracks etc., and then do a data backup and restore that backup on the other machine and both will be the same.

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Re: Flash drive
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 05:35:03 PM »
Basecamp requires windows registry entries.  The program is not portable.

Most maps are a few hundred megs and tracks are pretty small.
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Re: Flash drive topics merged
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 05:38:16 PM »
>-duplicated topics merged-<

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Re: Flash drive topics merged
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 05:43:12 PM »
If you install Basecamp on all your computers, and install all the maps, waypoints and tracks on the GPS (Oregon?), I think you will have what you want. If you don't have enough room for everything in the Oregon's internal memory, you can use a memory card.

This eliminates the need for the flashdrive, because the Oregon itself is treated the same as a flash drive when connected to your computer (actually it behaves like TWO flashdrives, one for internal memory and another for the card).

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Re: Flash drive topics merged
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 06:02:16 PM »
Most files in my mapsets are about 10 to 30 % larger than the self-installing .exe file (or .tgz for MAC).  Garmin's mapsets with addresses, routing, and 3D elevation data will be larger.

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Re: Flash drive topics merged
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 08:46:23 AM »
Thanks to all.  I put a 4g SD on my oregon.  I am used to having to delete tracks from my handheld so didn't think of all the storage installed. 
Do you designate where the tracks are stored? internal or SD? Or is it automatic.
Can tracks be grouped into folders so areas can be found quicker?
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Re: Flash drive topics merged
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 11:31:24 AM »
Tracks will be stored in the unit's internal memory in the \Garmin\GPX folder.

 

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