Garmin Edge 1000 Software Updated to Version 10.00

Garmin Edge 1000

Garmin released Version 10.00 of its Edge 1000 bike computer software on October 13, 2016. The release included no fixes, but it did add four new features.

Changes made from version 9.20 to 10.00:

  • New feature! Added support for LiveTrack Auto Start
  • New feature! Added support for GroupTrack
  • Added Distance and Time Ahead/Behind as configurable data fields
  • Added Bike Lights options to Shimano Di2 remote controls. Now you can control ANT+ Bike Lights remotely with your Shimano Di2 Dura Ace shifters!

Use Garmin Express to install the new version.

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Garmin Edge 1000 Software Updated to Version 9.20

Garmin Edge 1000

Garmin released Version 9.20 of its Edge 1000 bike computer software on September, 2016. Three fixes and two improvements were added in this release.

Changes made from version 9.10 to 9.20:

  • Fixed several issues and made improvements for Varia Vision
  • Fixed several issues and made improvements for Connect IQ
  • Fixed an issue uploading activities over Wi-Fi
  • Made improvements to the software update page
  • Added mixed surface ride type.

Use Garmin Express to install the new version.

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SAS Environment Manager Server Does Not Start on AIX

ISAS began installing SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) 9.4 Maintenance Release 3 software on AIX 7.1 LPARs this summer. These were development environments which were single-machine deployments. The installation and configuration phases were straightforward, and when completed, the deployment was up and running and validated perfectly. I then shut down all of the SAS services using the sas.servers script which is created at the end of the configuration phase. I then used the script to start all of the services, and SAS reported everything was up and running, so I performed another round of validation. When I opened up a browser and supplied the URL of the Environment Manager, the browser reported that there was not an application running on that server and port. I stopped and started the SAS services many times with the sas.servers script to make sure the problem was consistently occurring, which it was.

I then opened up PuTTy and went straight to the <sasconfig>Lev1/Web/SASEnvironmentManager/server-5.8.0-EE/bin/hq-server.sh script and executed a shutdown, only to be told that the Environment Manager server wasn’t running. So I then used the same script to start the server, and I went back to my browser and I was able to log into the application to validate.

Just out of curiosity, I contacted SAS Technical Support and asked them why this happened. The Tech Support Analyst told me that I was probably experiencing a known defect in the hq-server.sh script on AIX. The problem is that if you issue the hq-server.sh script from outside the <sasconfig>Lev1/Web/SASEnvironmentManager/server-5.8.0-EE/bin directory, which is what is happening when we use the sas.servers script, then we will see a “../lib not found” error in the log.

To prevent this from happening, the hq-server.sh script needs to be modified in two places, replacing the relative path to an absolute path to the lib directory. So to fix the problem, edit the <sasconfig>Lev1/Web/SASEnvironmentManager/server-5.8.0-EE/bin/hq-server.sh script and change the following:

From:

INPUT=`ls -m ../lib`
for i in $INPUT
do
   if [ -f "../lib/${i}" ]; then

To:

INPUT=`ls –m <sasconfig>/Lev1/Web/SASEnvironmentManager/server-5.8.0-EE/lib`
for i in $INPUT
do
   if [ -f "<sasconfig>/Lev1/Web/SASEnvironmentManager/server-5.8.0-EE/lib/${i}" ]; then

where <sasconfig> is the fully qualified path to configuration directory.

With the absolute path provided, SAS knows where the appropriate binaries are located to start up the Environment Manager!

Oddly, this seems to be an AIX thing, because I have a few Red Hat Linux environments running SAS Visual Analytics and the Environment Manager, and never saw this issue.

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Garmin Edge 1000 Software Updated to Version 9.10

Garmin Edge 1000

Garmin released Version 9.10 of its Edge 1000 bike computer software on August 15, 2016. The two new fixes only apply to the Connect IQ application.

Changes made from version 9.00 to 9.10:

  • Fixed an issue with syncing Connect IQ settings.
  • Fixed issue where activities using Connect IQ data fields could be corrupted.

Garmin states that this update will require you to pair your Edge and phone after the update.

Use Garmin Express to install the new version.

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Garmin Edge 1000 Software Updated to Version 8.30

Garmin Edge 1000

Garmin released Version 8.30 of its Edge 1000 bike computer software on June 6, 2016.

Changes made from version 8.10 to 8.30:

  • New feature! Added the ability to set an activity’s Ride Type. Garmin Connect will show this setting in each ride’s Activity Type. You can modify the default setting for each Activity Profile and also manually override this value on the save/discard page for each ride. Please note that the following Ride Type settings are not yet supported on Garmin Connect, but will be added in the upcoming weeks: Commuting, eBike, and eMountain.
  • Fixed issue where an extra activity profile is created when importing settings from WKO4
  • Added support for two new data fields on the Varia Vision: Gear Battery and Gear Combo
  • Fixed issue where CIQ data fields could cause sensor dropouts
  • Improved experience with Bontrager lights
  • Fixed issue where FTP could be corrupted, which caused TSS and IF metrics to not be recorded
  • Fixed issues with gear shifting data

Use Garmin Express to install the new version.

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Garmin BaseCamp Software Updated to Version 4.6.2

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Garmin BaseCamp 4.6.2 - v.4.6.2 - 99.97 MB

Garmin released version 4.6.2 of the BaseCamp software for Microsoft Windows on February 12, 2016.  Version 4.6.2 is a relatively minor update, fixing 1 issue from the previous version.  Garmin BaseCamp is software to view and organize your maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks and send them to your Garmin device.  It works very similar to MapSource.  Garmin BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including elevation profiles. Then you can view and rotate the maps from any angle.

Garmin BaseCamp Features:
  • Import and view maps in 2-D or 3-D, including TOPO and City Navigator® maps
  • Create, edit and organize routes, waypoints and more on your computer
  • View BirdsEye Satellite Imagery or BirdsEye Select raster maps, and transfer the data to your device (subscriptions required)
  • Create and share Garmin Adventures
  • Create and share geotagged photos
  • View playback of routes, tracks and adventures
  • Search for geocaches through integrated OpenCaching support
Changes made from Garmin BaseCamp version 4.6.1 to 4.6.2:
  • Fixed an issue displaying route elevation graphs
System Requirements:

Windows Requirements:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later is required. Machines with earlier operating systems can use BaseCamp 4.2.5
  • .NET framework 4.5 SP1 is required. A current version of .NET will be installed if needed
  • Windows Media Player 11 or greater is required (a free download from Microsoft)
  • 1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.
  • A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.
  • If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, please make sure that you have installed current video card drivers
  • Garmin BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart
  • Garmin BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices

The current Mac version of Garmin BaseCamp is 4.6.1, last updated on February 9, 2015.  It can be downloaded at the Garmin web site.

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Make the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office Available in Office 2016

I recently wiped the disk on my primary PC and installed fresh copies of Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, Microsoft Office 2016, and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office 7.11 (using the standalone installer). I then fired up Microsoft Excel and noticed that the SAS menu item was not available:
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The missing menu didn’t alarm me  – many times in the past Microsoft Office “disabled” the Add-In and I merely had to re-enable it to get my SAS menu back. In this case, however, it wasn’t even included in the Disabled Application Add-Ins in the Excel options:
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I contacted SAS Technical Support, and they provided a workaround for SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office 7.11 users. The fix is very simple and takes care of the issue. Administrator privileges are required for all of the steps.

  1. Install 7.1 or 7.11 of the Add-In
  2. Rename or remove the old switcher utility file (generally located at C:\Program Files (x86)\SASHome\x86\SASAddinforMicrosoftOffice\7.1\SwitcherUtility.exe)
  3. Obtain the new 7.12 switcher utility and copy it to the location from Step 2
    SAS SwitcherUtility 7.12 - v.7.12 - 105.5 kB
  4. Run switcherutility.exe resetall from the command prompt
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  5. Start up Microsoft Excel and The Add-In is now available to you! You will probably be prompted to install a Hot Fix as well.
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Garmin BaseCamp Software Updated to Version 4.5.2

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Garmin BaseCamp 4.5.2 - v.4.5.1 - 58.23 MB

Garmin released version 4.5.2 of the BaseCamp software for Microsoft Windows on September 4, 2015.  Version 4.5.2 is a relatively minor update, fixing 5 issues from the previous version.  Garmin BaseCamp is software to view and organize your maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks and send them to your Garmin device.  It works very similar to MapSource.  Garmin BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including elevation profiles. Then you can view and rotate the maps from any angle.

Garmin BaseCamp Features:
  • Import and view maps in 2-D or 3-D, including TOPO and City Navigator® maps
  • Create, edit and organize routes, waypoints and more on your computer
  • View BirdsEye Satellite Imagery or BirdsEye Select raster maps, and transfer the data to your device (subscriptions required)
  • Create and share Garmin Adventures
  • Create and share geotagged photos
  • View playback of routes, tracks and adventures
  • Search for geocaches through integrated OpenCaching support
Changes made from Garmin BaseCamp version 4.5.1 to 4.5.2:
  • Fixed some issues sending data to devices
  • Fixed issue with cancelling a route calculation while editing data on the device
  • Fixed issue with FIT activities not being read from the etrex Touch
  • Fixed route vias showing up in the locations list of the fenix 3 and epix
  • Fixed various issues when disconnecting the device while editing data on the device
System Requirements:

Windows Requirements:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later is required. Machines with earlier operating systems can use BaseCamp 4.2.5
  • .NET framework 4.5 SP1 is required. A current version of .NET will be installed if needed
  • Windows Media Player 11 or greater is required (a free download from Microsoft)
  • 1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.
  • A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.
  • If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, please make sure that you have installed current video card drivers
  • Garmin BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart
  • Garmin BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices

The current Mac version of Garmin BaseCamp is 4.5.1, last updated on August 18, 2015.  It can be downloaded at the Garmin web site.

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Garmin BaseCamp Software Updated to Version 4.5.1

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Garmin BaseCamp 4.5.1 - v.4.5.1 - 57.75 MB

Garmin released version 4.5.1 of the BaseCamp software for Microsoft Windows on August 19, 2015.  Version 4.5.1 is a relatively minor update, fixing 5 issues from the previous version.  Garmin BaseCamp is software to view and organize your maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks and send them to your Garmin device.  It works very similar to MapSource.  Garmin BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including elevation profiles. Then you can view and rotate the maps from any angle.

Garmin BaseCamp Features:
  • Import and view maps in 2-D or 3-D, including TOPO and City Navigator® maps
  • Create, edit and organize routes, waypoints and more on your computer
  • View BirdsEye Satellite Imagery or BirdsEye Select raster maps, and transfer the data to your device (subscriptions required)
  • Create and share Garmin Adventures
  • Create and share geotagged photos
  • View playback of routes, tracks and adventures
  • Search for geocaches through integrated OpenCaching support
Changes made from Garmin BaseCamp version 4.5.0 to 4.5.1:
  • Fixed problem scrolling in trip planner
  • Fixed problems reading some 3rd party maps
  • Fixed problem with search in the route dialog
  • Fixed not being able to export to text files
  • Fixed issue writing Garmin Custom Maps files
System Requirements:

Windows Requirements:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later is required. Machines with earlier operating systems can use BaseCamp 4.2.5
  • .NET framework 4.5 SP1 is required. A current version of .NET will be installed if needed
  • Windows Media Player 11 or greater is required (a free download from Microsoft)
  • 1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.
  • A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.
  • If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, please make sure that you have installed current video card drivers
  • Garmin BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart
  • Garmin BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices

The current Mac version of Garmin BaseCamp is 4.5.1, last updated on August 18, 2015.  It can be downloaded at the Garmin web site.

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Garmin BaseCamp Software Updated to Version 4.5.0

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Garmin BaseCamp 4.5.0 - v.4.5.0 - 57.76 MB

Garmin released version 4.5.0 of the BaseCamp software for Microsoft Windows on July 30, 2015.  Version 4.5.0 is a pretty significant update, adding 11 new features, improving 6 features, and fixing 11 issues from the previous version.  Garmin BaseCamp is software to view and organize your maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks and send them to your Garmin device.  It works very similar to MapSource.  Garmin BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including elevation profiles. Then you can view and rotate the maps from any angle.

Garmin BaseCamp Features:
  • Import and view maps in 2-D or 3-D, including TOPO and City Navigator® maps
  • Create, edit and organize routes, waypoints and more on your computer
  • View BirdsEye Satellite Imagery or BirdsEye Select raster maps, and transfer the data to your device (subscriptions required)
  • Create and share Garmin Adventures
  • Create and share geotagged photos
  • View playback of routes, tracks and adventures
  • Search for geocaches through integrated OpenCaching support
Changes made from Garmin BaseCamp version 4.4.7 to 4.5.0:
  • Added user preference to configure mouse hover tool tips
  • Added selection of map product and search to the Create Route dialog
  • Added menu item to launch the Create Route dialog
  • Added hotkey (Ctrl) to draw direct route segments while routing
  • Added postal code searches for supported map products
  • Added ability to add and edit certain data directly on PND devices (data that has not yet been read by the device)
  • Added ability to manage waypoints on the fenix 3, including delete (requires firmware version 4.21 or greater)
  • Added support for new TDB flags from cartography (no files are in the field yet
  • Added icons for VIRB action camera and wearable devices
  • Made it easier to see and access BirdsEye help
  • Improved first time speed of quick search and address search
  • Improved street matching in address search
  • Improved handling for Google Earth’s discontinued support
  • Improved error handling with some devices
  • Updated Garmin Express instructions
  • Includes brute force street name searching
  • Fixed routes sent to nuvis and zumos not displaying Junction View
  • Fixed reading track time from VIRB X action cameras
  • Fixed issue where route information was not showing in map tool tips
  • Fixed issue where memory cards would not display for some devices
  • Fixed issues with Garmin Custom Maps
  • Fixed issues exporting KML files
  • Fixed crash exporting trips
  • Fixed crashes opening trips
  • Fixed crash when disconnecting Base Station devices
  • Fixed crash after opening GPX files with far future timestamps
  • Fixed various bugs
System Requirements:

Windows Requirements:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later is required. Machines with earlier operating systems can use BaseCamp 4.2.5
  • .NET framework 4.5 SP1 is required. A current version of .NET will be installed if needed
  • Windows Media Player 11 or greater is required (a free download from Microsoft)
  • 1 GB of system memory is required, 2 GB of system memory is recommended when using BirdsEye Imagery or Garmin Custom Maps.
  • A video card that supports OpenGL version 1.3 or later is needed to enable the 3D view.
  • If you experience problems when interacting with the map views, please make sure that you have installed current video card drivers
  • Garmin BaseCamp will recognize all MapSource products except BlueChart
  • Garmin BaseCamp does not work with serial GPS devices

The current Mac version of Garmin BaseCamp is 4.4.7, last updated on April 28, 2015.  It can be downloaded at the Garmin web site.

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