Routes

BaseCamp can calculate a route between two or more waypoints. BaseCamp displays routes as colored lines on the map. You can create routes directly in BaseCamp or transfer them from a Garmin GPSr device.


Route Terminology

  • POI: A formal Point Of Interest, or entry in the POI database including name, location, and other useful information.
  • Waypoint: An arbitrary location saved in a database for future reference.
  • Via Point: Any database POI or Waypoint included in a route other than the Start or Finish points.
  • Shaping Point: Any position along a route requiring a change in direction that does not otherwise exist in any database.


View Route

  1. Double-click a route in the Library and Devices area.
  2. Select find zoom 18x.png Center Map.


View Route Details

  1. Double-click a route.
  2. In the Properties tab, select one or more options:
    • Summary statistics for the whole route are displayed in the Statistics area.
    • To view statistics for a selection of points, hold the Shift key on your keyboard, and select a range of points. The statistics for the selected points will appear in the Statistics area.
    • To view additional information about each point, select the More Info check box.
    • To view a point on the map, select the Center Map check box, and select a point.


View Route Graph

You can view a graph displaying route elevation information. You can also view a graph that includes multiple routes. When viewing a graph for multiple routes, some graph features may not be available.
  1. Select an option:
    • Double click a route.
    • To view a graph for multiple routes, hold Ctrl while selecting the routes, and click Edit > Properties.
  2. Click Graph.
  3. If available, from the drop-down lists, select the types of data to be displayed. When multiple data types are included in a route, two drop-down lists appear. You can view two different types of data on the graph by selecting different data types in each drop-down list.
  4. Select one or more options:
    • To view the locations of specific points in the graph, hold your mouse pointer over the graph.
      ProgressMarker 18x23.png appears on the map to indicate the location of the highlighted point on the graph.
    • To view the properties for a specific point, click a point on the graph.
      StartMarker2 24x23.png indicates the location of the selected point on the map.
    • To compare the properties of two points, click two points on the graph.
      StartMarker2 24x23.png and EndMarker2 24x23.pngindicate the locations of the starting point and the ending point on the map.
    • To zoom in on a section of the chart, select the Zoom check box, and drag the edges of the highlighted area in the lower graph.


Create Route

  • Create a Simple Route

    • You can create a simple route between two points.
      1. Click My Collection, or click a list in My Collection.
      2. Click File > New > Route.
      3. Click and drag an item to the Drag start point here box.
      4. Click and drag an item to the Drag destination here box.

  • Create from Waypoints

    • You can create a route using waypoints in the Library and Devices area.
      1. Click a waypoint in the Library and Devices area. To select multiple items, hold Ctrl on your keyboard, and click the items.
      2. Click File > New > Route using Selected Waypoints.

  • Create Route on Map

    • You can create a route by clicking points on the map or by drawing your route on the map.
      1. Click My Collection, or click a list in the My Collection.
      2. Click File > New > Route to select the Route 23x19.pngNew Route tool.
      3. Click the starting point for your route. The route details appear in the information area.
      4. Click to add points to the route.
      5. When you are finished, save the route by pressing ESC on your keyboard or by right-clicking.


Edit Route

The Properties tab for a route displays a list of points. You can use the Properties tab to edit a saved route by adding points, reordering points, or removing points. You can also edit route points on the map.

  • Add Route Point

    1. Double-click a route.
    2. Select an option:
      • Click add point 20x.png, select a waypoint, and click Insert Waypoint.
      • Drag a found place into the list of route points.
    3. Click Recalculate to save and recalculate the route.

  • Reorder Route Points

    1. Double-click a route.
    2. Select a point in the list.
    3. Click MoveUp 19x.png or MoveDown 19x.png to move the point up or down in the list.
    4. Click Recalculate to save and recalculate the route.

  • Invert Route

    • You can invert a route to reverse the order of all the points in the route.
      1. Double-click a route.
      2. Select Invert.

  • Remove Route Point

    1. Double-click a route.
    2. Right-click the point that you want to remove, and click Delete.
    3. Click Recalculate to save and recalculate the route.

  • Edit Route on Map

    1. Right-click a route, and select Show on Map.
    2. The route appears as a colored line on the map.
    3. In the toolbar, click any of the following tools to edit the route:
      • InsertTool 19x.png Insert | Click a section of the route, and click to add new points in that section. When you are finished, right-click or press Esc on your keyboard.
      • MovePointTool 19x.png Move Point | Click and drag a point to move it.
      • EraseTool 19x.png Erase | Click a point to erase it.
      • DivideTool 19x.png Divide | Select a section of the route, and click to divide the route based on the selection. The selected route points are removed from the original route and added to a new route.
    4. Double-click a point on the map, and select the Properties tab.
    5. Select a point, and select route clock 20x.png to schedule arrival, departure, and layover times for the point.

  • Join Routes

    1. Left-click the first route you wish to join.
    2. Hold Ctrl and select (left-click) the next route to join.
    3. Repeat step 2 for each additional route you wish to join.
    4. Right-click any of the selected routes from step 2 and select Advanced > Join the Selected Routes...
    5. If necessary, select any of the routes listed in the new Join Routes window to edit:
      • UI TP Move Up 2.png Move Up | Moves the selected route up one position in the list.
      • UI TP Reverse Item.png Reverse Selected Item | Reverse the direction of the selected route.
      • UI TP Move Down 2.png Move Down | Moves the selected route down one position in the list.
    6. Select OK.

  • Convert Route to Track

    1. Double-click a route.
    2. Select the Properties tab.
      • Select Create Track.


Route Simulation

  • You can use the Playback feature in BaseCamp to simulate traveling a route.
  • You can use the Playback Info toolbar to view additional information, such as distance, speed, heading, and time.
  • Click View > Toolbars > Playback Infoto show or hide the Playback Info toolbar.
    1. Right-click a route in the Library and Devices area, and click Playback.
    2. The Playback toolbar will appear.
    3. Use the following options to control playback:
      • Click PauseButton x21.png to pause the playback.
      • Click PlayButton x21.png to start or resume playback.
      • Drag the slider to move forward and backward in the route or track.
      • Click the drop-down box to select the playback speed.
      • Click RestartButton x21.png to restart playback at the beginning of the track.
      • Click StopButton x21.png to stop playback.


Copy Route

Drag and Drop any route(s) within BaseCamp to the desired List, or:
  • Option 2
    1. Right-click a route.
    2. Choose Copy
    3. Choose the target List.
    4. Select OK.


Delete Route

  • When you delete a route from the BaseCamp Library, the route is deleted from all lists and from My Collection.
  • When you delete a route on a connected device, the route is removed from the device.
  • To remove a route from a list without deleting the route, see Remove Item from List.
    • Option 1
      1. Locate the data you wish to delete in My Collection or Devices.
      2. Select the item(s) you want to delete.
      3. Right-click and select Delete.
    • Option 2
      1. Locate the data you wish to delete in My Collection or Devices.
      2. Select the item(s) you want to delete.
      3. Click Edit > Delete.


Import Route

Drag and Drop any track(s) from your computer to the desired List, or:
  • Option 2
    1. In the Library and Devices pane, select the location into which you want to import data (If you do not select a destination for the imported data, it is imported into the Unlisted Data folder).
    2. Click File > Import.
    3. Select a supported file, and click Open.


Export Route

Drag and Drop any route(s) to the desired device, or:
  • Option 2
    1. Right-click a route.
    2. Choose Send To...
    3. Choose the target device.
    4. Select OK.
  • Option 3
    1. Select a route.
    2. Select Edit on the toolbar
    3. Choose Send To...
    4. Choose the target device.
    5. Select OK.
  • Option 4
    1. Select a route.
    2. Select Device on the toolbar
    3. Choose Send to Device...
    4. Choose the target device.
    5. Select OK.