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Plan a route, geotag photos with BaseCamp, now free for Mac and PC

7 August 2009 @ 4:45 PM  / Apple-Mac / Outdoor Blog /

Ic-basecamplogo Gr-screen02 If you're heading into the great outdoors, either for a long week of camping or a quick day of hiking, you can quickly survey the land and easily plan your adventure with BaseCamp, a free software utility for Mac or PC that lets you view and organize your maps, waypoints, routes and tracks and send them to your Garmin GPS device. You can click here to learn more about BaseCamp's many uses, but in a nutshell, this free download:

  • Allows you to view the vivid details of 24K or 100K topographic maps and other topographic data from Garmin
  • Displays maps in 2-D or 3-D, including elevation profiles, and allows you to view and rotate them at any angle
  • Allows you to create waypoints and routes on your computer and transfer maps, waypoints, routes, tracks and geotagged photos between your computer and your Garmin device
  • Shows animated playback of routes and tracks over time
  • Supports geotagged photos
  • Lets you easily organize data into folders
  • Prints full-page, color maps
  • Exports user data for viewing in Google Earthâ„¢
  • Includes advanced geocaching support; can import data from

So before you venture outdoors, spend a little time with BaseCamp and make your outing that much more efficient and enjoyable.

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