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    Question 2 simple questions about garmin software...

    can you explain in short, what is basic diference between mapsource and basecamp?
    and the same question about cityxplorer and citynavigator?

    im realy a beginner in gps and im in progress to upgrade my eee netbook with your help.
    so there is a lots of information and i have to go step by step to make this things in right way... for now i manage to install a mobile pc and mapsource, and put a DEM base map.
    thanks in advance!

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    Mapsource orginal for windows, basecamp for Mac, but they have made a basecamp for windows too now.

    I use them both, basecamp is easier to use with large numbers of files, like windows and bibliotheek.
    Its easier to join different file's.

    Cityexplorer is more for pedestrian citynavigator is for the car

    Correct me if i'm wrong

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    Navigation software expert 2 simple questions about garmin software... Kanopus's Avatar
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    Mapsource is older program. It is universal, can support road, topo and marine maps. It is most useful for road maps.

    BaseCamp is a dedicated program for topo maps and outdoor GPS. It doesn't support marine maps at all. You can use it for road maps too, but it miss most advanced features of Mapsource, like true addres search, detailed configuration for routing, area and road avoidances. Instead BaseCamp has other features, that Mapsurce is missing, for example support for raster maps or possibility to use map directly from GPS attached to PC.

    There is a 3-rd program from Garmin called HomePort. This program is dedicated to marine maps, looks a bit similar like BaseCamp. HomePort is not free.

    City Navigator are Garmin route maps. CityXplorer are small parts of City Navigator that Garmin is selling independently. CityXplorer maps have additional data for public transport. This additional data allows for "enhanced pedestrian mode" in nuvi 1xxx, 2xxx and 3xxx. For all other GPS cityXplorer behaves like City Navigator, only with limited map area.
    Thanks, Kanopus

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