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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Garmin BaseCamp Software Updated to Version 4.4.7

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Garmin BaseCamp 4.4.7 - v.4.4.7 - 55.76 MB

Garmin released version 4.4.7 of the BaseCamp software for Microsoft Windows on April 27, 2015.  Version 4.4.7 fixed five 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 4.4.6 to 4.4.7:
  • Fixed not being able to insert track points at the end of a track
  • Fixed GPI files not being read from SD cards
  • Fixed not receiving FIT locations from the fenix 3
  • Fixed Trip Planner printout not showing correct times
  • Fixed error calculating statistics when multiple tracks are selected
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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Errors When Using Page X of Y in SAS ODS pdf Statements

SAS ODSI ran across a familiar error this week, so I figured I might as well finally document it on this blog. My organization primarily uses Lexmark printers, and print drivers are included in the standard PC image. Apparently the drivers installed on the standard image are not considered “valid printer drivers” by SAS, because we generate errors in our PC SAS 9.3 logs when we attempt to create a .pdf file using the SAS ODS pdf destination. For example, if my colleagues submit a statement such as:

ods escapechar = '^';
ods pdf file="output.pdf"; 
proc print data=sashelp.class(obs=5); 
footnote j=r 'page ^{thispage} of ^{lastpage}';
run; 
ods pdf close;

Errors will be generated:

ERROR: There is no currently selected printer driver.  Use Print Setup to select an installed printer driver.

ERROR: Internal error trying to set up “page i of n” processing.  Could be caused by out of memory, out of disk space, or internal coding error. Check for other error messages above indicating probable user error or resource constraints; if there are none, or if they make no sense, please report this message and provide a test program to SAS Institute. Output will continue without PAGEOF support.

A colleague had a newly refreshed PC, so I installed PC SAS and all of the EBI developer tools for him. I did not perform any customization to his SAS environment; I each developer is different so I let them tweak their own settings. It appears that I will need to begin to at least edit the sasv9.cfg file for all new developer SAS installations to include the following to prevent the errors:

-uprint
-uprintmenuswitch

In our case the sasv9.cfg file is located at
C:\Program Files\SASHome\x86\SASFoundation\9.3\nls\en\sasv9.cfg. The options we have to add turn on Universal Printing. What is that? Here is how SAS describes it:

What Is Universal Printing?

Universal Printing is a printing system that provides both interactive and batch printing capabilities to SAS applications and procedures on all operating environments that are supported by SAS. Universal Printing enables you to define printers and print previewers, and to control most printing options as your output is created. In addition to sending output to a printer, you can print to external files.

Windows Specifics: By default, the Windows operating environment uses Windows printing and not Universal Printing. For more information about using Universal Printing under Windows, see Setting Up the Universal Printing Interface and the Default Printing Environment.

SAS routes all printing through Universal Printing services. All Universal Printing features are controlled by system options, thereby enabling you to control many print features, even in batch mode. For more information about these system options, see System Options That Control Universal Printing.

Note: Before the introduction of Universal Printing, SAS supported a utility for print jobs known as Forms. Forms printing is still available if you select Filethen selectPrint Setup from the menu, then check the Use Forms check box. This turns off Universal Printing menus and functionality. For more information, see Forms Printing.

Setting Up the Universal Printing Interface and the Default Printing Environment

Universal Printing is enabled when SAS starts in the UNIX or z/OS operating environment. Under Windows, Windows printing is enabled when SAS starts. To use Universal Printing in Windows, you must set the UNIVERSALPRINT system option to enable the Universal Printing menus and dialog boxes, and to set up the printing defaults. This option can be set only in a SAS configuration file or at start-up. You cannot enable or disable Universal Printing menus and dialog boxes after SAS starts.

Windows Specifics: In the Windows operating environment, include the following system option when you start SAS:

-uprint

UPRINT is an alias for the UNIVERSALPRINT system option.

Note: When you use the PRINTERPATH= system option to specify a printer, the print job is controlled by Universal Printing. To return to Windows printing, set the PRINTERPATH= system option to a null string: PRINTERPATH=”.

We never saw these errors when developing in the Solaris or AIX environment because Universal Printing is turned on by default in those environments.

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PC SAS 9.4 on Windows 10

SAS logo pms 285S mark black SAS JPEGI have been playing with the Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 for a couple of months now. It is installed on both my Surface Pro 3 tablet and on a desktop PC. Things have been very smooth and I have nothing but positive things to say about it. I can’t wait for the RTM version!

I installed PC SAS 9.4 on one of the Win10 computers to see if the two played nicely together. In the past couple of days of testing, I haven’t run into a single issue. Performance is outstanding, and I have not yet seen any signs of incompatibility, maybe because SAS thinks it is running on Windows 8 (see screen shots below)! Also, check out the “This PC” icon in the Explorer window. Microsoft is catching a lot of heat for the new icons introduced in Win10.

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PC SAS on Windows 10 - proc reg

PC SAS on Windows 10

I’m going to continue to play with PC SAS 9.4 and Enterprise Guide 6.1 as well. I’ll keep you posted.

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Required gtk Libraries for IBM Installation Manager 1.7.2 on AIX

IBMI was attempting to install the 1.7.2 version of the IBM Installation Manager last week on a newly-created LPAR running AIX 6.1 and ran into trouble. As usual. Here is what the error looked like:

# ./install
00:00.92 ERROR [main] org.eclipse.equinox.log.internal.ExtendedLogReaderServiceFactory safeLogged
Could not load SWT library. Reasons:
/root/Desktop/InstallationManager/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi/
bundles/633/1/.cp/libswt-pi-gtk-4234.a (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)
swt-pi-gtk (Not found in java.library.path)
/root/.swt/lib/aix/ppc/libswt-pi-gtk-4234.a (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)
/root/.swt/lib/aix/ppc/libswt-pi-gtk.a (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Could not load SWT library. Reasons:
/root/Desktop/InstallationManager/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi/
bundles/633/1/.cp/libswt-pi-gtk-4234.a (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)
swt-pi-gtk (Not found in java.library.path)
/root/.swt/lib/aix/ppc/libswt-pi-gtk-4234.a (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)
/root/.swt/lib/aix/ppc/libswt-pi-gtk.a (A file or directory in the path name does not exist.)

A quick Google search of “Could not load SWT library” took me to the IBM web site  with a solution to resolve the problem. I have included the cause and resolution below, which got my Installation Manager installation successfully completed:

Cause

Installation Manager is an Eclipse Rich Client Program application based on the open source project found at http://www.eclipse.org. Eclipse changed the window system requirement from motif to gtk on UNIX operating systems. For AIX, this Eclipse window system change requires the gtk libraries to be installed to support the GUI. For Installation Manager, the GUI is the wizard mode of operation.

You can use Installation Manager without the gtk libraries. For information on console mode, command-line mode, or silent mode; see the Installation Manager Information Center. Silent mode uses a response file and command-line mode is supported by all packages. For console mode, check your product documentation to verify that the product supports console mode.

Resolving the problem

To use the GUI, the gtk+ RPM and dependencies must be available on AIX.

Install this set of RPMs on AIX:

atk-1.12.3-2.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
cairo-1.8.8-1.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
expat-2.0.1-1.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
fontconfig-2.4.2-1.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
freetype2-2.3.9-1.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
gettext-0.10.40-6.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
glib2-2.12.4-2.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
gtk2-2.10.6-4.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
libjpeg-6b-6.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
libpng-1.2.32-2.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
libtiff-3.8.2-1.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
pango-1.14.5-4.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
pixman-0.12.0-3.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
xcursor-1.1.7-3.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
xft-2.1.6-5.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
xrender-0.9.1-3.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
zlib-1.2.3-3.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

The installed RPMs must be of the minimum versions listed above.

To install the RPM versions specified above take the following steps:

  1. Download the latest version of the gtk2_bundle_<version>.tar package containing all the RPMs and the install script to a new directory.
  2. Decompress the tar file. You can use the command
    tar -xvf gtk2_bundle_<version>.tar to decompress the file.
  3. Open the decompressed directory gtk2_bundle_<version> and run the install.sh script.
    The script will check if the required RPMs are installed at the compatible level. If they are not, the script will prompt to install the compatible versions.
  4. Verify the environment variable LIBPATH contains a path to the installed libraries.
    For example LIBPATH=/opt/freeware/lib/
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