A route consists of a series of coordinates listed in a specific sequence, must include a start and finish location, and may include additional points in between. Routes are displayed as colored segments ('lines') between each pair of points in the sequence provided. The path between these points can vary based on routing preferences and available map data. BaseCamp can calculate a route between two or more waypoints. Routes can be created directly in BaseCamp, transferred from a Garmin GPSr, or imported as a stand alone file.

Route Terminology

View Route

  1. Double-click a route in the Library and Devices area.
  2. Select Center Map.

View Route Details

  1. Double-click a route.
  2. In the Properties tab, select one or more options:
    • Summary statistics for the whole route are displayed in the Statistics area.
    • To view statistics for a selection of points, hold the Shift key on your keyboard, and select a range of points. The statistics for the selected points will appear in the Statistics area.
    • To view additional information about each point, select the More Info check box.
    • To view a point on the map, select the Center Map check box, and select a point.

View Route Graph

You can view a graph displaying route elevation information. You can also view a graph that includes multiple routes. When viewing a graph for multiple routes, some graph features may not be available.
  1. Select an option:
    • Double click a route.
    • To view a graph for multiple routes, hold Ctrl while selecting the routes, and click Edit > Properties.
  2. Click Graph.
  3. If available, from the drop-down lists, select the types of data to be displayed. When multiple data types are included in a route, two drop-down lists appear. You can view two different types of data on the graph by selecting different data types in each drop-down list.
  4. Select one or more options:
    • To view the locations of specific points in the graph, hold your mouse pointer over the graph.
        appears on the map to indicate the location of the highlighted point on the graph.
    • To view the properties for a specific point, click a point on the graph.
      indicates the location of the selected point on the map.
    • To compare the properties of two points, click two points on the graph.
      and  indicate the locations of the starting point and the ending point on the map.
    • To zoom in on a section of the chart, select the Zoom check box, and drag the edges of the highlighted area in the lower graph.

Create Route

Edit Route

The Properties tab for a route displays a list of points. You can use the Properties tab to edit a saved route by adding points, reordering points, or removing points. You can also edit route points on the map.

Route Simulation

Copy Route

Drag and Drop any route(s) within BaseCamp to the desired List, or:

Delete Route

Import Route

Drag and Drop any track(s) from your computer to the desired List, or:

Export Route

Tip: Routes exported from BaseCamp that are calculated for any activity other than 'Direct Routing' will be followed precisely on the GPSr, without recalculation, and can not be edited on the device.

Drag and Drop any route(s) to the desired device, or: