I own a Nuvi 350 (hence the title) I have a few questions that i couldnt find as i was navigating the site. first off how do i delete a pre- loaded file such as a wal-mart that hasnt been on a certain street for about 6 years now (there are more). 2nd can i load cvs gpx and whatever other files on my unit? What do they mean? And 3rd anyone having luck with the Fm traffic option? heard bad things so far for N.America. Some if not all these questions answered would be nice. Thanks and i hope i dont come across as demanding seem like a decent bunch.
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To your particular questions:
1. You can't update or change the built in POI's. Garmin does that on a yearly basis with new maps ($75). Garmin depends upon Navteq for the data. You can report errors or changes to Navteq (http://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/) and hopefully they will be incorporated in the next set of maps.
2. You can load .cvs and .gpx POI files using a program called POI Loader from Garmin (see FAQs). One of the reasons people create these files is to keep an up to date listing i.e. have the correct store locations for Wal-Mart. There are many other reasons to use these custom POIs. Read the FAQ's and getting started.
3. Many users have reported good results with the fm traffic service. It depends on where you live. You can do a search on this site for Traffic to see the many responses.
You can't delete them. You're stuck with 'em 'till a new version of the map comes out, and hopefully, they've removed the stale info. If you want to make sure they have the info about things that do exist, and are not on the map, or things that are there but don't exist any more, go to NavTeq's Map Reporter and fill out the form for the issue.
And yes, you can load csv files or gpx files with the POI loader program - at the top of this page, click the "getting started" link.
Finally, FM Traffic: the service is only as good as the radio station suppling the information, and the signal in the covered area. If you're out here in the middle of flyover country as I am, the traffic thing is worthless. Best you can do is try it out, and if you like it, sign up when the free trial is over.
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