Basecamp v4.0 is in beta
Ken in Regina
Some major new features in Garmin's Basecamp PC/Mac program that might interest users of this forum. You can now use it as a more sophisticated trip planner, more like Streets & Trips and Street Atlas. Loads more new stuff. You can see the description of some of the new features here:


Marvin Hlavac
Version 4.0 Beta:
Added Garmin Adventures, including; authoring, publishing, online search, downloading, playback, and transfer to supporting devices.
Added arrival, departure, and layover times for route via-points.
Added a context menu on the map for the hand and selection tools.
Added support for waypoint creation date, which will not be changed when updating the waypoint.
Added a list in the waypoint properties dialog to display which routes a waypoint is used in.
Added ability to collapse folder groups (like 'My Collection' or 'Devices').
Added support for temperature and pressure in track statistics and graphs.
Added support to delete waypoints that are included in a route.
Added more columns to the data view for Waypoints, Garmin Custom Maps, GeoCaches and Photos.
Added support to enter position using alternate grid/datum on the "Recenter Map To" dialog.
Added option to save original track when filtering it.
Added display of the "placed on" date for GeoCaches.
Added intersection search.
Added ability to bulk-edit more fields for waypoints.
Added ability to create waypoint from find results on the map.
Added ability to transfer subscription-based BirdsEye imagery that contain failed downloads.
Added ability to toggle the visibility of all tool bars.
Added display of postal code in address search results.
Added a read-only 'Unlisted Data' list that contains all items that are in no other lists.
Added ability to create a route from a named trail.

Improved display when many photos are at the same spot on the map.
Improved XML processing (so it should now be possible to import and export larger gpx files than previously).
Improved the Measurement tool's display of measurement information.
Improved behavior when importing data into an already selected list or folder.
Improved display of graphs. They will be smoothed now.
Improved behavior when double-clicking on a list. BaseCamp will now zoom to the data contained in that list.
Improved default file name for backup. The default name now contains the current date.
Clarified the find options (Center of view, Center of selected items). Added grayed-out text to make use more clear.
Cleaned up toolbar, hide tools that are used less often by default, always show waypoint, route & track tools.
Cleaned up route options, made it easier to create custom route settings.

Fixed the long find toolbar initialization delay after starting BaseCamp or switching to a new map.
Fixed an issue where a device's SD card would not always be recognized by BaseCamp.
Fixed numerous issues with finding addresses.
Fixed an issue where the toolbar would not display the same way after restarting BaseCamp.
Fixed an issue where the find toolbar would always be displayed after restarting BaseCamp, even though the user chose to hide it.
Fixed area calculation for tracks.
Fixed an issue where you could not rename an item from lower case to upper case (like renaming "washington" to "Washington").
Fixed issue where the Geocache symbol was not consistent with found status when importing or adding a geocache.
Fixed an issue where the preferences dialog would not remember the last sub-selection.
Fixed an issue with remembering the splitter location for map/data view between application runs.
Fixed an issue with remembering the data filters when switching between app modes.
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