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    Agreed. I finally got to trying the Google Earth patch today, and it worked first time. Thanks.

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    This is a great informative thread, thanks.

    Just to add to taking screenshots - I recently downloaded and use a free app called Greenshot, which is much better than the deafult Windows function. You can assign special keys to what you want to capture, eg I assigned CTRL+ALT+A for capturing a rectangle of your choice. It also has it's own basic editor with which you can eg arrows to point out a special feature. It can save the images in most of the popular formats, and works on all screens if you are using more than one computer screen.

    I also only recently started using basecamp, and have mastered most of the functions described above - apart from creating your own tracks from logs, for which I have no need at the moment. For daily track manipulation, I still use MapSource as it's simpler, but for the rest, I use Bascamp.
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    I have Base Camp and Google Earth (not Google Earth Pro) installed.

    Using the "View/View in Google Earth tool used to work, but has stopped doing so. I have tried the fix described on Page 1 of this thread, but it still doesn't work.

    Can anybody help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    I have Base Camp and Google Earth (not Google Earth Pro) installed.

    Using the "View/View in Google Earth tool used to work, but has stopped doing so. I have tried the fix described on Page 1 of this thread, but it still doesn't work.

    Can anybody help?
    I had the same problem last week, so I just upgraded to Google Earth Pro. Its also free nowadays.

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    Thanks, i'll try that.
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    I just tried a 'test run' tonight and it worked oK for me.
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    Still not working...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Still not working...
    Hi Peter. I am sorry that you are not coming right. Some problems that I can think of is either the path to the file is not 100% correct or maybe you missed the inverted commas that must be part of the command.

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    Peter,
    I may be misunderstanding your problem hence my answer above. Are you trying to overlay a past track from Garmin 'Archive' onto Google Earth?
    If so I just start GE and then on the file tab select "Open" and this brings up a window. To the right of "File name" is another box with a drop down where you can select "Gpx". Then just select the archive you wish to open and click 'open'.
    Of course if I have misunderstood then forgive the intrusion. I have not reached that page in the book yet.
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    Restart and everything works.

    Thanks guys.
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    @KobusDJ

    I have just been sitting here trying to plot a route into Peach Pan, and found that T4A has built in some of their track "cut-offs". I found the turn-off on Google Earth (thanks Danie), but how to get the co-ordinates onto BaseCamp? Then I remembered your Control-T post. Problem solved, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodS View Post
    ......... Then I remembered your Control-T post. Problem solved, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RodS View Post
    @KobusDJ

    I have just been sitting here trying to plot a route into Peach Pan, and found that T4A has built in some of their track "cut-offs". I found the turn-off on Google Earth (thanks Danie), but how to get the co-ordinates onto BaseCamp? Then I remembered your Control-T post. Problem solved, thank you.

    Hi Rod,

    Could you tell me where the track "cut-offs" are that you mentioned - I am not sure I understand what you meant by this, it may be something we gave to fix on the maps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizette Swart View Post
    Hi Rod,

    Could you tell me where the track "cut-offs" are that you mentioned - I am not sure I understand what you meant by this, it may be something we gave to fix on the maps?

    Regards

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    We had better not hi-jack this thread for that discussion. I will start a new thread in the T4A Only section a bit later.

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    Or just email me lizette@tracks4africa.co.za

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniek View Post
    View in Google Earth Problems:

    From BaseCamp one can select items in your collection and then view them in Google Earth. This function is found under the view menu item. Between the upgrade to Google earth Pro and Windows 10 it happens that one are unable to go to the Google Earth from within BaseCamp. For a time it seems as if it works if you have Google Earth open already before selecting it from the View menu in BaseCamp. From Google it seems as if other users encountered the problem from versions earlier than Win 10. In the pictures I have added, I did the example from a Win 10 PC.

    If you encounter this problem, the following steps should help you to solve the problem. For those who want to go to the web site were the solution was found, it can be found here: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread...101#post783101.

    Otherwise the following sequence of pictures should help those who are not to familiar with the process.

    Pictures 1-2, basically help you to get the exact path where the Google Earth executable file is.

    From here you will open the command prompt in order to run the command that should solve the problem. The details for this can be found in pictures 3-4. Please make sure that the double quotes are typed as in the example
    I am still using W7 on my PC and it seems I cannot succeed with the above procedure. Done all as per instruction but still no active view in GE. Any advice I can use, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    I am still using W7 on my PC and it seems I cannot succeed with the above procedure. Done all as per instruction but still no active view in GE. Any advice I can use, please?
    Johan, are you running the standard Google Earth or Google Earth Pro? I have not tested the procedure with the standard Google Earth. I am not sure if that could be the problem. Google Earth Pro is a free download nowadays. The other problem that I can think of is that the path to the Google Earth is not 100% correct and the inverted commas is a crucial part of the instruction. If you still do not come right, send me a PM with your number. I can ten try to help you over the phone.

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    I run GE Pro. Maybe the W7 the problem? Miss-call me at 0824585365 when convenient
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    Move (Data) from Mapsource to BaseCamp (Also Export data)

    It can be quite daunting to take the step to switch from Mapsource to BaseCamp. I have mentioned it before that it took me a number of years before a complete switch over was done. It started of by doing one or two simple things in BaseCamp only to return to Mapsource that I was familiar with. If you decided to take the leap of faith, that most (if not all) that you could do in Mapsouce can be done in BaseCamp, this post is for you. It is the same, just "a bit" differently than what you are used to.

    The first step would be to move your data over. This post should be able to help you with that. I believe the images will be self explanatory.

    I start off by showing how I manage my data in BaseCamp.
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    Create new "List Folders" and "Lists".
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    Now start the import process.
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    Good luck.

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    I want to send maps to my Garmin - in Mapsource I used the "map tool", selected the maps, and send to GPS. I cannot find this function on Basecamp, and I believe I need something called Mapinstall. Has anybody ever used this, and if yes, can you still select which maps you want to send, or do you now have to send the entire Africa map (speaking of T4A maps), to the GPS?

    Thank you!

    Lizette

    Mmmmmmm.... I found mapinstall and when I have select which maps I want to send to the GPS, I can only select the entire Africa (T4A) map, anybody has a bright way around this - I of course just went straight back to Mapsource, sigh....
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