Goodbye MapSource, hello BaseCamp. Alas, Garmin has stopped development on their MapSource mapping program – no further releases are planned. A Garmin developer let the cat out of the bag yesterday in a post on the Garmin forum…
…MapSource has not been worked on in quite a while, and there will be no new releases of that software. You are of course welcome to keep using MapSource, we will keep it on the website for the foreseeable future.
I still have a soft spot in my heart for MapSource. It is simple, intuitive and fast, whereas the new kid on the block – Basecamp — is complex and, at least early on, was slow as molasses. It has improved quite a bit, but I’m still getting used to it. And it does bring new functionality not found in MapSource, like the ability to download and transfer BirdsEye imagery.
So I’d like to crowdsource a bit more detail here, asking our readers a couple of questions. What does MapSource still do well that BaseCamp doesn’t? And what, if anything, do you like about BaseCamp? Chime in below.