GPX test route

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It's interesting that when I download a GPX route it opens in Mapsource. It never shows on Basecamp which is also installed on my laptop :?
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kernowing wrote: 26 Apr 2018 20:03 It's interesting that when I download a GPX route it opens in Mapsource. It never shows on Basecamp which is also installed on my laptop :?
Thats because mapsource will be the default programme on the laptop

if you just right click then go to open with and choose basecamp it will open up

then recalculate the route ;)
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I don't get that option Stu, when I left click the route it immediately opens in Mapsource. If I right click it gives me the "open link in new tab, new window" etc
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Save the file to your PC. Open Basecamp. Click on File - Import into "My Collection".

Then just get it to recalculate the route (it will show as straight lines) and there you have it.

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kernowing wrote: 26 Apr 2018 20:13 I don't get that option Stu, when I left click the route it immediately opens in Mapsource. If I right click it gives me the "open link in new tab, new window" etc
sorry the instructions are for after you have downloaded the file :)
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alan sh wrote: 26 Apr 2018 20:59 Save the file to your PC. Open Basecamp. Click on File - Import into "My Collection".

Then just get it to recalculate the route (it will show as straight lines) and there you have it.

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That worked, thanks Alan. I already had Basecamp open and it didn't give the option to Import to my Collection :D
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By the way I would just like to point out if you ever get the chance this is a good little route

Taking in the ponerosa and horseshoe pass and a nice jaunt down the A5 which is good when its quiet 8-)
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Thanks Stu, I did some of it a few years back. Got a mate who lives up that way and he often takes me on some interesting roads.
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If you right click on the gpx file, having found it in File Explorer, a pop-up menu appears. One of the items is 'Open with ...'. Click it.
In the resulting list there may be an option to open with Basecamp.

Note that at the bottom of the list is a tick box to always open gpx files with this program. Tick it before you select the program.

If Basecamp isn't listed, further down there is an option to choose another app. You may be able to find it in the lists that are presented, but if not, at the bottom is the option to look for an app on the PC.

Basecamp is typically installed in C:\Program Files(x86)\Garmin\Basecamp. Navigate utnil you find the Basecamp.exe file
Click Basecamp.exe

Basecamp will open up, and should be set to open up gpx files in the future.
Your gpx files will then display the small Basecamp Logo when seen in File Explorer.

Providing that you ticked the tick box.
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