Waypoints

A waypoint is a favorite location that you mark on the map. It can be an address, an existing map feature, a point of interest, or any other point on the map. You can use waypoints to mark places like your home, a camp site, or a favorite scenic point.


Mark Waypoint

Mark any position on the map as a waypoint:
  1. Click My Collection, or select the desired list in My Collection.
  2. Click File > New > Waypoint or select the Waypoint 23x19.pngWaypoint tool in the toolbar.
  3. Click a point on the map.
  4. Edit waypoint properties.


Move Waypoint

Move a waypoint on the map by editing the position coordinates in the waypoint properties tab, or:
  1. Select a waypoint in the Library and Devices area.
  2. Click the MovePointTool 19x.png Move Point tool in the toolbar.
  3. Click and drag the waypoint to a new location.


Edit Waypoint

Changes to waypoint properties are saved automatically:
  1. Double-click a waypoint in the Library and Devices area.
  2. Enter information in any of the following fields as needed:
    • Name | change the waypoint name that appears in the Library and Devices area.
    • Display | change the waypoint symbol and the display style that appears on the map.
    • Position | change the position coordinates of the waypoint.
    • Elevation | change the elevation of the waypoint.
    • Depth | change the depth of the waypoint.
    • Proximity | enter a proximity alert radius for the waypoint.
    • Temperature | record a temperature for the waypoint.
    • Street | enter the street address of the waypoint.
    • City
    • State
    • Postal Code
    • Country
    • Phone Number


Copy Waypoint

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


Delete Waypoint

  • When you delete a waypoint from the BaseCamp Library, the waypoint is deleted from all lists and from My Collection.
  • When you delete a waypoint on a connected device, the waypoint is removed from the device.
  • To remove a waypoint from a list without deleting the waypoint, 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 Waypoint

Drag and Drop any waypoint(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 Waypoint

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


Custom Waypoint Symbols

Create and synchronize custom waypoint symbols between Garmin BaseCamp and your compatible GPSr.