Even when I'm not navigating somewhere it's fun to leave my GPS on just to track my route. On my daily commute, I pass 2 different (but major) roadways that do not display on my Nuvi. I have my map detail setting set to "More" and my route preference to "Faster Time", but still nothing. The units thinks I'm driving in the middle of nowhere, but yet I can still see the surrounding intersections.
I asked a few of my friends who've lived in this area longer than I have and they told me that those roads have been there for a couple of years now. If I have the 2009 maps installed, shouldn't these legitimate roads be in the database by now?
Does it become a waiting game for NAVTEQ to supply Garmin with new data and if so, how long is the average wait?
..... those roads have been there for a couple of years now. If I have the 2009 maps installed, shouldn't these legitimate roads be in the database by now?
Yes one would think they should be but a 2 year lag doesn't seem to be unusual. Some have reported lags much longer.
As for average, who knows ??
Sometimes very slow. Read here:
Thanks for posting that link Gary. Looks like I'll just have to continue being patient.
P.S. I'm having a bit of trouble learning and understanding how to do searches on the site and having the results come back with existing posts that are relevant to my question. Is there a way I can search on subject headings only?
People complain that the maps are slow updating, actually they update quicker for some GPSr's than others.
The maps Garmin posts as the 2009 maps are actually Navteq 2007 maps, so if you haven't updated your maps your garmin has 2006 maps. Even a brand new Garmin bought today has the 2007 maps.
I can't tell you why the Maps are two years behind for sure, anything said would only be speculation.
I just bought my nuvi about 2 weeks ago and the WebUpdater said everything was current, so it looks like I've got myself a lovely set of 2007 maps which would explain it.
Thanks for the info BobDee. I had no idea that was the case.
when I did hit the + sign zoom in it showed I am on that road.
Garmin gives new owners nt2009 maps when you register your unit on-line. Have you done that?
Which is more annoying...major roads missing from the GPS, or the GPS showing roads that don't exist---one "road" in Stevens Point Wisconsin is a cemetery that's been there for decades. And there's no way to drive through it, either.
Garmin provides a map viewer here...
see if you can find your missing roads. If not, let them know about it..
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