Garmin Basecamp routing for Adventurers
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Garmin Basecamp routing for Adventurers

Bring the adventure to the next level by learning how to plan using BaseCamp and navigate using a GPS
4.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
13 students enrolled
Created by Mircea Stanciu
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how GPS works
  • Plan route and tracks then upload to GPS
  • Use BaseCamp to organise existing trips
  • Synchronise GPS data with BaseCamp
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  • Basic knowledge about computer

If you are reading this, it means that you are interested in adventure trips.

Don't matter what are the means of transportation: hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle or 4WD, by attending this course you will master creating and organizing your trips then uploading into your Garmin GPS

Build a strong foundation for GPS Navigation with this tutorial:

  • what is a GPS device
  • how GPS works
  • what is Garmin BaseCamp
  • Garmin BaseCamp installation
  • waypoints, routes and tracks
  • plan trips using BaseCamp software
  • adjusting routes to different roads
  • organizing your trip data

Content and Overview

Suitable for all skill levels, through this 11 lectures and 1.5 hours of on-demand video you will learn GPS Navigation fundamentals and will have a strong understanding of Garmin BaseCamp software.

Starting with GPS 101 you will learn about GPS devices, how they communicate with the orbiting satellites and how they work. 

With these basics mastered,  the next lectures will give you a solid knowledge about BaseCamp. We will download and install BaseCamp software, then we will proceed to create waypoints, routes and tracks.

The last section will guide you through a complete process of planning a full trip.

Who is the target audience?
  • Adventure driver or rider who likes to plan and go for a drive/ride
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to plan and navigate using a GPS
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
GPS 101
3 Lectures 06:28


During this lecture, I will present myself and also will give a sneak preview of areas we will touch in this course

Preview 01:58


Provide an introduction to Global Position System (GPS) and present different types of GPS.

Will conclude with presentation of the software that will help manage your GPS and trips

Preview 02:08


Guide you through the installation of Garmin Basecamp for MacOS. There are no major differences between installation on a MacOS or a Windows PC. The installer wizzard is very simple and easy to follow.

Install Garmin Basecamp
BaseCamp 101
4 Lectures 38:15


Learn basic information about Garmin BaseCamp:

  • left panel - where we are saving our work
  • main map screen
  • how to use a search
  • connect a GPS
  • differences between waypoints, tracks and routes
Overview of Basecamp


Route 101. It is time to learn about creating our own routes. At the end of this lecture you will know about:

  • waypoints
  • how Garmin routes between 2 waypoints
  • alternative routes
Create a Route


During this lecture will work together to create a route between a couple of cities. Also, will add waypoints (petrol stations, food centers, hotels) and save our data in BaseCamp.

Create a Route - workshop


If you like 4x4 or off-road tracks, at the end of this lecture you will know all about tracks. We will draw tracks together, adjust them, glue gaps between them and add some waypoints.

Preview 06:56
Case Study: Create a Real Trip
4 Lectures 39:01


It is time to "connect the dots": Let's create a complex trip with routes, tracks, waypoints, ... you name it.

Action will take place in Australia

This lecture we will plan Day 1: Sydney to Batemans Bay

Day 1/4


Day 2 of our trip will plan the journey from Batemans Bay to Jindabyne

Day 2/4


During this lecture, we continue planning for day 3: Jindabyne to Merimbula Bay

Day 3/4


It is time to conclude our 4-day trip with: Merimbula Bay to Sydney

Day 4/4
About the Instructor
Mircea Stanciu
4.5 Average rating
2 Reviews
13 Students
1 Course
Software Engineer


Graduaded Hyperion University of Bucharest in 2004 - Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science

Professional Experience

More that 10 years experience in Software: PHP, Python, Java, JavaScript

Very focused on web technologies and web performance.


Motorcycle adventure enthusiast. Like to plan and organize my own trips. I use Garmin GPS navigation for more than 15 years.

Started up Sydney Adventure Riders group in 2013 (with more than 1300 members)

WingChun KungFu practitioner 

Forex and Stock Market trader