While prepping a review of the Garmin Trailhead Series Appalachian Trail map, I wanted to verify that it couldn’t be used in BaseCamp. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it did indeed work! The screenshot above shows a route on the AT in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
I had previously considered buying one of the Rails to Trails series maps, but hadn’t since it was my understanding that you couldn’t use it on your computer for trip planning. So in the interest of research, I ponied up my $9.99 yesterday and proceeded to download it. Lo and behold, it displayed in BaseCamp too. Here’s a screenshot for a portion of the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Garmin still notes the following on the Requirements tab of each product’s web page, but I’ve verified that they work in the latest version of BaseCamp on both Windows and Macs, while the GPS receiver with the maps is connected to the computer…
Note: The download is installed directly to a Garmin device or microSD/SD card and is not accessible on the computer.
I haven’t checked the US TrailMaps Whitewater and Equestrian maps, but I’m assuming these work the same way.
As far as I can tell, this is new, and you haven’t been able to access these maps in BaseCamp until one of the last couple of updates. Have any of you been able to access these maps on your computer in the past?