Garmin BaseCamp

Garmin BaseCamp

All TRAX maps (legacy format only) labeled version 5.2 or higher should be visible in the Garmin BaseCamp application. In order to view the map, it must be a Windows PC with BaseCamp already installed on the PC.

  1. Launch  BaseCamp
  2. Insert your TRAX map 5.2 or higher into your PC memory card reader, or insert the card into your Garmin GPS and connect it to the PC.
  3. In BaseCamp, use the maps drop-down option and select the TRAX map shown.

There are known drawing issues with BaseCamp where layering causes issues. Many water resources show behind land elements and at times land elements appear and disappear. This is not an issue with the TRAX map but issues with BaseCamp handling a map with multiple layers. Unfortunately, at this time there is no way to change this. Changing the level of detail may change when elements appear and disappear, so increasing or decreasing detail may help provide the desired result at different various zoom levels.  BaseCamp can not be used to transfer the mapset to another device and Garmin has crippled the printing functionality for all 3rd party maps.

If the TRAX mapset is the new format, one layer is visible at a time in BaseCamp. Unless BaseCamp changes their tool to allow selecting multiple layers, there is no way around this without updating the map to the Legacy format.

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