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Many of us have long resisted upgrading BC from 4.6.2 to 4.7.3 due to the Google Earth link.
Now that link has gone is there any other reason not to update? Or conversely is there any good reason to update?
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As 4.6.2 continues to work for me I'm not planning to update, my advice would be if it's working for you then there is little point in updating as later versions had nothing added to benefit users in my opinion, it was more to do with complying with GDPR than anything else although those with the XT should update as there were specific updates to cater for the XT. The full changelogs are here, such as they are:

https://www8.garmin.com/support/downloa ... sp?id=4435
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I just checked my Basecamp Version to see how out of date I am and it's at 4.7.3 and I didn't even know it
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Is it possible to go to Google Earth from 4.7.3 please?
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No, I'm afraid those days are now gone. The work around is to export your route as a .kml file and import that into GE.
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I have seen many people reference to GE and accessing it from Basecamp

I have never used that feature so what exactly does it do?
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It shows the data in Google Earth, whether it's routes or tracks or waypoints. In GE you can look at the terrain and street view if you want to. Very convenient to check details of your routes etc.
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Right I see

I can see its uses then. I have used Google maps to plan a route before then exported it then imported to Basecamp but its a mess about
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I know this is a very old discussion.
However, I stuck to 4.6.2 until now but Garmin will not help me with an issue whereby I can no longer sign in to myGarmin through Basecamp unless I upgrade. I can sign in to Garmin Connect etc on a browser so I know the sign-in is valid.
Any opinions before I bite the bullet and upgrade.
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khunpaul wrote: 08 Feb 2024 19:48 Any opinions before I bite the bullet and upgrade.
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It has been a very long time since there has actually been a Basecamp upgrade or bug fix. The last few versions only removed features that were no longer supported. Google is mostly to blame for the loss of Google Earth support in Basecamp and other programs. Google kept making changes to their API and finally their access fees increased thousands of times from near nothing to a level unsupportable by free software.
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