DirtFarmer wrote: ↑
29 Jul 2018 20:17
I'm still creating routes in MapSource and converting them to tracks in Base Camp.
I definitely understand your pain as I went through the Mapsource to Basecamp transition many years ago. Basecamp is SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from Mapsource. It is different not only in how you interact with the map to create routes, the entire concept of how it saves and organizes your data is wildly different.
HOWEVER, in my opinion, Basecamp's route building and editing tools are hands-down better than Mapsource. It is worth the investment to master it and leave Mapsource in the dust---which is where Garmin tried to put it a decade ago.
For simple route building, Mapsource actually does fine. However, as soon as you want to edit a route, split a route, extend a route, convert a route to tracks and vice versa, filter a track down to a max of 500 points......Basecamp starts to shine.
I don't use Basecamp anymore, but I do recommend it. The reason I don't is because I "forced" myself to go 100% Linux for my operating system
. I don't have a Windows or Mac computer anymore, and there is not a Linux version of Basecamp. In fact, Basecamp was one of the only pieces of software that caused some hesitation in my abandonment of Windows.