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Jumper

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iPad and basecamp
« on: April 20, 2013, 05:03:33 PM »
trying to help a friend who had an iPad and wants to run basecamp on it. Can it be done? I'm a windows person who knows nothing about macintosh system.

Indrid Cold

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Re: iPad and basecamp
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 06:25:33 PM »
In a word, no.

The iPad runs iOS, and is not a Macintosh anymore than it is a Windows computer.
Think of it as an iPhone with a big screen that can not make phone calls.

To muddy the waters further, Garmin has an iOS app called BaseCamp Moble, and it isn't a version of BaseCamp, it allows you to connect to your Garmin Cloud storage and transfer the data from it to a couple Bluetooth devices.

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Re: iPad and basecamp
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 06:06:08 AM »
I think the new Oregon 600 series (just started shipping) is compatible with Basecamp mobile, isn't it?

But aside from that, no you can't run Basecamp on a tablet and you can't connect a Garmin GPS to an iPad with USB because Apple doesn't support that kind of data transfer.

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Re: iPad and basecamp
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 11:28:27 AM »
I think the new Oregon 600 series (just started shipping) is compatible with Basecamp mobile, isn't it?
Yes, the 600 series works w/BaseCamp Moble but it doesn't do .img files, it's no more BaseCamp than ArcGIS for iOS is ArcGIS. It just lets you transfer data from your Garmin Cloud account (150MB-wow!) to the device. You still need BaseCamp on a computer to use .img maps and your data library. I have a private cloud, too bad BaseCamp Moble can't use that or Dropbox or Googledrive or iCloud or amazon cloud orů that's the chinks in the chain.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 06:38:58 PM by Indrid Cold »

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Re: iPad and basecamp
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 01:26:24 PM »
it's no more BaseCamp than ArcGIS for iOS is ArcGIS.

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