I had a POI for "My House" set for my driveway. Used it half a zillion times and it was always dead on. Did the 2009 update and my house (according to my GPS) moved around the corner onto another street. Also, had another POI "move" about 500 yards. Any one had this happen? Weird to say the least.
Only thing I can even guess is the BASE MAP has changed.
Hmm. Maybe do a clean wipe/install if that's allowed and can be done.
Well? What are you waiting for?
Heed to the powers that be and relocate your driveway to it's proper place... Anyhow, that may be easier that askig Garmin to fix that map error...
Is your position off on Google Earth as well? If so, it is the map. If not, it is probably something else.
Everytime I try to use it, I get a service unavailable error - probably too many users trying to access the new map?
Anyway, I do not want to fork over $$$$ for an update without some assurance that new freeway construction has been updated in my area of southern California.
Any positive comments on the 2009 maps?
hmmm....Certainly lends new meaning to the phrase "mobile home". Was there a recent earthquake in your area? Jokes aside, can't say I've seen that sort of thing from the maps on my 660 and can't offer an explanation. Likely not a funny matter for you.
It all depends on what you are expecting. If you live in a new subdivision with new roads and they now appear on the 2009 update, its a positive experience. However if you live in a subdivision that is few years old and still hasn't made it in the update, people will then say this map update sucks. If you have a newer model of the Nuvi (700 series) then you get to see the speed limits of the roads you are traveling and thats a great thing for them. So its all the user's perspective on what he is expecting that makes the comments positive or negative.
Ask in the forum for what you are looking for and maybe someone with the new update can check it out for you. Lot of awesome people participate on these forums.
Relocate your house.
It might work
I must to have lost the wheels the thing won't budge.
According to Garmin and all other online maps my house is about 1/4 mile from where it actually is.
i think it's navteq. My house in michigan now shows about 100 feet in the middle of the street as opposed to the correct location which was correct the last time i cheched it on google, that was a couple of years ago.
I went on navteq and sent a correction, hopefully it will be corrected in a year oe two
Thanks for the replies I was stating to think that I was the only person in the world with that problem. I have updated the location of my house now (according to the world of Garmin) and Jill (my GPS) is happy now. She now knows were I actually live.
If you have a newer model of the Nuvi (700 series) then you get to see the speed limits of the roads you are traveling and thats a great thing for them.
That was one thing about the 750 that really attracts me to it. Any clues on how extensive they added speed limits?
My house was moved next door so I just resave the coord. and it seems to be right now. At least when in the garage I'm on top of the house bmp
I noticed that the GPS is off too. It was perfectly fine until I did a system update to 4.3 and 4.4. Then my house moved down the street and my current position shows I'm sitting in the middle of the road. I'm 0.1 mile away from my house which is in the wrong spot.
Something's off, that's for sure.
Where are you located? My son lives at 6309 and the last house on the street is now 6297 so appears that all the 63xx houses are non-existent. Home was built in 2003 so not talking about an area of new construction. My c330 is operating with 2005 Base Map even though I just updated to 2009 map.
Since you have c340, sounds like we are experiencing the same thing. Would someone with a NUVI 7xx send me a message? I would like to have you try my 6309 address to see if you obtain the same thing. Garmin Tech Support had same result I did but they may have been on a c330.
BTW, when I try using MapSource on my PC with 2009 map, I obtain the same missing houses. The c330 can't find 6309 so it is gone. Furthermove, NAVTEC site shows 6309 right where it should be.
I remember a news story that might shed some light on this subject
On the 6pm NBC News April 1, there was a report that the earth shifted on it axis about .01855 degrees. I think this might have actually move all GPS Coordinates about 400 to 500 feet. This is probably the results that you are seeing now.
Navteq is just factoring in changes that are predicted to happen between now and their next scheduled map update. (If your house is showing somewhere other than its current location, be sure your insurance is up-to-date.)
Not only did my home move from the end of a cul-de-sac (correct location) to near the beginning of the road but now the highest address which should be 20 now is 100. My home co-ordinants now land me at phantom address 98.
but i do like the speed limits given on the new map which have been unfailingly correct.
Have you tried Google Earth to see what it shows? I tried entering my address on there it it shows the same thing the GPS shows, the house in the wrong location.
I wonder why the maps are all messed up? Anybody have any ideas?
I was driving today looking for homes for sale. I had a couple of addresses and i decided to enter them into the GPS. Well, what do you know? The GPS tells me that I have arrived yet the house is about 200 feet away.
This happened to two properties in Chandler Arizona and I am now somwhat disapointed to know that the new map update isn't as accurate as the previous one. Some of these issues are from Navteq. Sometime this year or last year the data in navteq got messed up and I have found that even my house in michigan is now 200 feet off, not only on the 2009 map update but on google and live.com as well.
that just tells you that these maps are being purchased from navteq and I have no idea how they warranty their information! Garmin needs to pay attention to what they are passing to their customers, it needs to be more accurate and not less accurate from the previous map update.
I just hope that going forward, the next update will be much improved!
It's not the 2009 maps. I have 2008 on mine and only in the last few days has it been wrong. I thought maybe it was tied to the firmware upgrades I did but seeing that Google Earth shows the same thing.....
Something is off somewhere in the data being given to Garmin and Google Earth etc.
Something similar happened to me, After I updated the software (not the map) a frequently used POI was off for a few hundred meters. I haven't checked other POIs in that City, I hope it was an isolated case with that one. Will keep an eye.
I was planning to buy the update but after reading this I had a second thought...
There seems to be many quirks related to this update. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Good suggestion. What I am specifically interested in is Freeway construction that is still in progress (for the last four years) along I-215 in southern California. New on/off ramps have been constructed and at least one bridge overpass has been permantely removed.
Anybody noticed any changes in the 2009 maps for I-215 in Riverside, CA?
Tomorrow I will test out a few more sites to see if I have a problem and don't know it. So far though, the 2009 maps with the firmware upgrade fixed 2 errors I had from the v.2008 maps.
Do let us know your thoughts, would be interesting to see where the kinks are. Thanks
My house also moved with the 2009 update but not much, 150 feet.
I've noticed something funny like this too-
Yeah, me too. Wonder what's up?
same here with some restaurants nearby
have you guys tried reseting the GPS portion of the device?
i.e. holding the speedometer for 6 seconds and clearing/resetting all the following screens
Do you loose or delete any saved, custom, or favorite-places stuff when you clear/reset all those screens?
Thank you for all the great comments....I think I will wait a little longer before upgrading to 2009 maps.
According to my Tom Tom Navigator 6, my house has always been about 100 yards up the street as it is in Google Earth. Since it was built in 1971, I doubt its moved much.
Just made home the driveway and it accepts that.
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