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Old 05-09-2013, 05:58 PM   #16
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They chose Yelp?

I guess Webcrawler didn't pick up the phone?
I don't fault them for Yelp! because it's about travel. But if Yelp! why not TripAdvisor?
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #17
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GoogleMaps is about as easy as it gets when searching for an address. I know this offers nothing to the discussion but I'm not sure where the Google hate comes from when it works really well for this application.

BC's address search is taking it back to MS-DOS. It just plain sucks and mapsource was even worse.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #18
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.... I know this offers nothing to the discussion but I'm not sure where the Google hate comes from when it works really well for this application. ....
Just so I don't leave without making some sort of contribution...

what I've been doing is looking up the address in GoogleMaps.

Right clicking on the marker and selecting "what's here?"
That will give you the coordinates in GM's address bar.

Pop those coordinates into BC and you've got your waypoint.

So for your example it took me 5 seconds to get the coordinates: 42.144998,-71.249689

pop those into BC and you're done.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #19
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GoogleMaps is about as easy as it gets when searching for an address. I know this offers nothing to the discussion but I'm not sure where the Google hate comes from when it works really well for this application.

BC's address search is taking it back to MS-DOS. It just plain sucks and mapsource was even worse.
You're really talking "apples and oranges" here when it comes to search.

BaseCamp, unlike Garmin's earlier products, is a work in progress much like Google is a perpetual Beta application. The "Google hate" as you refer to my earlier post, was sarcasm. As you so adroitly pointed out, you offered nothing to the OP's topic of BaseCamp Address Searching.

If one has address searchable maps installed in BaseCamp, it's quite simple to find what you want - when you learn how to construct your search. And, of course, the data needs to be coded into the maps properly. It's really no different than any other search engine currently open to the public.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #20
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Just so I don't leave without making some sort of contribution...

what I've been doing is looking up the address in GoogleMaps.

Right clicking on the marker and selecting "what's here?"
That will give you the coordinates in GM's address bar.

Pop those coordinates into BC and you've got your waypoint.

So for your example it took me 5 seconds to get the coordinates: 42.144998,-71.249689

pop those into BC and you're done.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #21
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Use Address Search - near center of view

If you have some idea of where your address is (e.g. in MA, not VT), then center your map near there and just type in the street address. In this case I was centered somewhere around Route 128 outside of Boston. The first option in the search results was 0.9 mi away in Lexington. Wrong town, so I went down the results list to the next correct full address (third one in my case) and clicked on it. Voila! Waltham!

As someone else said, the more detailed information that you give, the more complete and correct that information has to be in order to get a match.
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