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post #11 of 54 Old 08-15-2017, 11:24 PM
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Larry I have Basecamp on my computer and you're welcome to come use it, but I'm in South central Missouri, probably a good day out of your way.

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post #12 of 54 Old 08-16-2017, 10:02 AM
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Why not start a Windows instance with a cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure? You then have your own Windows system which you can access via VNC, which can be done from a tablet or such. On that Windows system you can install anything you want, run anything you want, and import/export anything you want. When done, delete the instance.

If you stay within the "free tier" (Amazon term; Microsoft will have something similar) this'll even be free. Otherwise, for a small Windows system, a few cents per day.

Heck, if you have a tablet with VNC I can setup a Windows machine on Amazon for you within my own account, for a few days. My treat.

(If you only have a mobile phone then you can run VNC as well, but it'll be extremely awkward due to the small screen size. Or you can go to a public library and see if they have a VNC client installed on their machines.)


Edited: On second thought, yes, you can use a remote Windows instance to convert all sorts of stuff, but obviously you won't be able to connect your actual physical GPS unit via USB to that Windows instance. Unless you have a local computer and some sort of USB forwarding feature, but then you wouldn't need a remote computer in the first place. So if you actually need your GPS unit to connect to the Windows system, this remote solution won't work.
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post #13 of 54 Old 08-16-2017, 10:09 AM
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Why not go to a local libarary near you and use the computers they have. Didnt think of that? Many towns have them. This sounds wierd???

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If a temporary VNC instance is on the edge of your comfort zone ... you might drop by a bike shop with a bag of cheeseburgers at lunchtime.
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Why not go to a local libarary near you and use the computers they have. Didnt think of that? Many towns have them. This sounds wierd???


He needs a computer with Basecamp installed. He tried libraries but they don't have Basecamp and won't allow any downloads onto their computers. Yes, he thought of that.
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post #16 of 54 Old 08-16-2017, 02:36 PM
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Yeah like I go across country to hack random people's computer...

So much for the welcoming community feel pal keep it up
On second thought, I would guess that you are legitimate. However, as a first-time poster, you are asking people to let a complete stranger in their house to use their personal computer. Most likely, the computer has sensitive and financial information. I would advise anyone to not allow this. It is just not a smart thing to allow.

Could you use a .gpx file generated for your route by someone else?
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This isn't a free answer but might be helpful at a cost.

I have been happily using my old netbook for long rides for those rare time I might want to use mapsource or Base Camp. It's a useful device that has long battery life, works well, and is roughly the size of my iPads but much more useful.


There is a bit of a resurgence of simple windows 10 machines that are very small and portable. The typically have 32 gigs of storage (mmc) but you could easily plug in a USB stick to add more starve. In Canada they can be had for less than $300 and I'm sure must be a lot less down there. Ian

Perhaps grabbing one on the road might solve your immediate issue and also be a handy companion on future rides.

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If a temporary VNC instance is on the edge of your comfort zone ... you might drop by a bike shop with a bag of cheeseburgers at lunchtime.
I gotta say I would more easily relate to a bag of cheeseburgers !

I might try that
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Yeah like I go across country to hack random people's computer...

So much for the welcoming community feel pal keep it up
On second thought, I would guess that you are legitimate. However, as a first-time poster, you are asking people to let a complete stranger in their house to use their personal computer. Most likely, the computer has sensitive and financial information. I would advise anyone to not allow this. It is just not a smart thing to allow.

Could you use a .gpx file generated for your route by someone else?
The issue is the uploading to my Garmin GPS which absolutely require basecamp (as far as I know)
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Larry I have Basecamp on my computer and you're welcome to come use it, but I'm in South central Missouri, probably a good day out of your way.
too bad I was across 2 days ago, thanks for the reply !
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