Do NOT Update to Basecamp v 4.7.0!

Sorry this is just a quick message – but because it’s kinda important and may cause a lot of confusion – I send out this short newsletter.

Garmin released a new version of Basecamp – 4.7.0 – in order to remove many features that were not in accordance with the GDPR regulation. Actually it’s not that 4.6.2 is wrong here – it’s that there were a few web services – that Garmin switched off – and those were interlinked into 4.6.2 – so that actually in 4.6.2 some functionality is not working anymore – I could on a quick check however not discover any actual difference otherwise in relation to the GDPR regulations – so 4.6.2 is no different in this regard to 4.7.0 – well and new privacy page/EULA of course).

Now the problem is – Basecamp 4.7.0 also ships an updated version of Garmin MapInstall – and that version is broken in so far that it does not send any maps in .img format anymore! This also applies to original garmin maps. I have some old Garmin Topo Austria and Garmin City Navigator map – that cannot be sent anymore. Also any of the garmin demo […]

All OpenMTBMaps and VeloMaps now with DEM – Digital Elevation Model plus countless improvements

Some of you may have noticed – that the European country maps since last week now include a DEM – digital elevation model in addition to the contourlines. Todays and Tomorrows map update will now bring DEM to all maps – this has quite a few advantages. E.g. altitude profiles for tracks, a more plastic and easier to understand topography overview in Basecamp on desktop – and the quite useful 3D view in Basecamp (make sure to set elevation exaggeration in Options –> Display –> scroll down to 3D to 0% – the default 100% is really too much inside the Alps.

above the Lago die Garda and some of it’s nicest trails – notice the DEM shading….

 

On your Garmin GPS device I have so far not enabled DEM (if you set show DEM to auto it will not show) – I’m working on adding this a couple of weeks later – but as it is only useful when zoomed out very far (if you’re zoomed in close it only makes the map darker – and the GPS device screen is too small to properly see the altitude profile properly if zoomed in close). I […]