Garmin BaseCamp Vs. Garmin Explore For Off-Road Trails For Garmin Zumo XT

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Garmin BaseCamp Vs. Garmin Explore For Off-Road Trails For Garmin Zumo XT

Post by Jim1348 »

I am still learning about using Garmin BaseCamp Vs. Garmin Explore for off-road trails, both bicycle trails and ATV trails. One of the things with Garmin BaseCamp is I have City Navigator North America NT 2024.1. With Garmin Explore I have a choice of:

Topo

TopoActive

Aerial

Road

I assumed that City Navigator North America NT 2024.1 is the same as Garmin Explore Road, but I am finding some interesting differences.

With that in mind, does anybody happen to know if I can get Garmin TopoActive onto Garmin BaseCamp?
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Re: Garmin BaseCamp Vs. Garmin Explore For Off-Road Trails For Garmin Zumo XT

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Connect your XT to your computer via USB cable and the TopoActive maps will become available in Basecamp. AFAIK, there is no way to install the TopoActive maps on the computer for use without the XT being connected.
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Re: Garmin BaseCamp Vs. Garmin Explore For Off-Road Trails For Garmin Zumo XT

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We have very few off road routes that are treated as navigable by the Zumo XT maps. But I did a bit of experimenting with Explore and BC to see how the XT could be use by off-roaders without navigable maps.

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