Radius Rings

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Radius Rings

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Is there any way to have Radius rings on Mapsource or Basecamp

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You can set proximity alerts if that's what you mean?

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nope i meant om mapsource

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That will give you a ring ...

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It would be nice to have some kind of drawing tools like a radius or even a line tool.
I use the tracking tool to create a circle around an area I would like to avoid. I don’t load it on to my gps, I only use it as a tool when I am creating a route.
For example, I will draw a straight line (with the tracking tool) from where I live to let’s say half way across the country.
Then I create a route to my liking to get me to point ‘b’.
It helps when I zoom in to be able to see where I want to go and I try to stay somewhat near the line.
Similarly I make a giant circle (with the tracking tool) around an area that I want to avoid.
It’s quick and easy. I think MapSource used to have line and circle tools.


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Post by Breezly »

I don't recall MS having anything like you describe but the proximity alert would show a ring around the waypoint.

Basecamp does provide for creating avoidance areas as you described although it does not provide circles, rather rectangular areas.
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Re: Radius Rings

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oh well back to the drawing board
thanks guys

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