Garmin

BaseCamp™

Make the most of your next outdoor activity or relive the trips you’ve taken. Our free BaseCamp software lets you plan outdoor activities, organize your data and share your adventures with others.


Take the Tour

Bird's-eye view
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Features

Plan a Trip

Use BaseCamp to plan your next hiking, biking, motorcycling, driving or off-roading trip. You can view maps, plan routes, and mark waypoints and tracks from your computer and then transfer them to your device.

  • Track Draw feature lets you trace your planned route and view elevation changes, helping you estimate the difficulty of a hike or bike ride.
  • Plan the perfect scenic route for your next road trip, making sure your navigator takes you through certain waypoints.
  • Play back your routes and tracks over time and save and share your adventure.

Survey the Terrain

BaseCamp displays your topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. Load map data from your handheld device, or import maps you've downloaded or purchased on DVD or microSD card. Consider our TOPO series maps, which offer detail on a scale of either 1:100,000 or 1:24,000.

Geotag Photos

BaseCamp lets you geotag photos, associating them with specific waypoints. You can see the exact scenery at any given location. Transfer the photos to your handheld device, publish photos directly to Picasa, or email your geotagged photos directly to friends or family so they can navigate right to your favorite spots in the future.

Create and Share Adventures

Garmin Adventures provides a free, interactive way to share your hikes, bike rides, road trips and more. Using BaseCamp, you can combine track logs, waypoints, geotagged photos, YouTube® videos and more into an adventure that gets published online. You can then email a link to your adventure to friends and family, share it on social media sites or even post it in your favorite forums. BaseCamp even makes it easy to follow in the footsteps of other travelers by allowing you to search for and download adventures.

Transfer Satellite Images

With BaseCamp and a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription, you can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your outdoor or fitness device and seamlessly integrate those images into your maps to get a true representation of your surroundings. It makes it easy to scout campsites, sources of water, potential hazards and more. If you prefer raster topographic maps, you can also download BirdsEye Select maps and pay only for the data you download.

  • Import and view maps in 2-D or 3-D, including TOPO and City Navigator® maps.
  • Create, edit and organize routes, waypoints and more on your computer.
  • View BirdsEye Satellite Imagery or BirdsEye Select raster maps, and transfer the data to your device (subscriptions required).
  • Create and share Garmin Adventures.
  • Create and share geotagged photos.
  • View playback of routes, tracks and adventures.
  • Search for geocaches through integrated OpenCaching support.

Download for Free

Windows® Requirements

  • IBM-compatible computer running Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
  • Microsoft® .NET framework 3.5 SP1; a current version of .NET will be installed if needed
  • A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later to view 3-D terrain

If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, make sure you have installed current video card drivers.

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Mac® Requirements

  • Intel-based Mac running OS 10.6 or higher
  • 1024 MB or RAM (2048 MB recommended)
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Experience the App

Satellite view

BaseCamp Mobile is an app for iPhone® 4S that enables you to download and review information collected from your fēnix™ GPS watch onto your phone. Then view info on a map for a complete visual record of your trek. See if you stayed on trail or let yourself get lost in the trek. Review all your saved routes, waypoints and other trek data on your iPhone 4S and plan the perfect repeat trek or share with family and friends.

Available on the App Store