Introducing BaseCamp™: Garmin’s Outdoor planning companion

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation is pleased to announce Garmin BaseCamp, a software tool that allows you to plan and manage trips, routes, tracks, and waypoints then transfer them between your computer and compatible Garmin outdoor handheld devices.

Andrew Silver Recreation Product Manager for Garmin said: “BaseCamp brings a whole new set of features to hikers, ramblers, geocachers and anyone else who wants to maximise their experience with their Garmin GPS.

 “This new tool lets users view, organise, and transfer their data more quickly and efficiently – allowing them to make the most of their time exploring the great outdoors.”

BaseCamp enables you to view MapSource TOPO Great Britain maps in 2D or 3D renderings. Using this new utility, you can rotate the map to any orientation and are not restricted to simply viewing “North up”, it also provides a detailed elevation profile. 

Basecamp includes Track Draw, a feature which allows you to trace a fluid track and get an immediate elevation profile to determine the difficulty of your hike. You can also relive your journey with animated route playback.

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words and so BaseCamp supports geotagging of user-generated photos. To know exactly what the scenery is like at any given location – simply click on a map icon to view an enlarged version of a photo.  You can even view your data in Google Earth.  The growing legions of Geocachers will also benefit from BaseCamp as the utility fully supports all of the information presented on 

Whether you’re planning an adventure or returning home from one, BaseCamp allows the complete transfer of maps, waypoints, routes, and geotagged photos back and forth between the utility and the applicable Garmin outdoor handheld device.  You can compile information into easily-identifiable folders and print out configurable, full-page, colour maps for viewing at any time. 

For those who currently own MapSource TOPO Great Britain, BaseCamp is available for free download via the Downloads/Mapping section of  For unit compatibility and more information, visit

About Garmin

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwanand the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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