How can I get a misspelled street name corrected?

 

Every GPS I've seen has the same misspelling of the street next to me. No houses are on the street so I can't enter a location in Navteq.com to get it corrected. Any suggestions for getting the spelling corrected would be appreciated. Thanks!

If you can't use an address,

If you can't use an address, use coordinates.

EDIT: Sorry, I see they require an address.

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misspelled street name

I would think that maybe you can report the location by finding it on their map and clicking on it?

Thanks!

Thanks I'll give that a try smile

You have Two choices

1) you can report your problem straight to NAVTEQ and have them make the change at the link below:

https://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/secured/subm...

1b) You could also report it to Garmin, but why? Go to the source of the maps NAVTEQ and cut out the middle man Garmin.
http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/errorForm.html

2) Or have the city change the name to what the map already say's, that might be faster!

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Maybe

You may want to report it to both. That puts pressure on both companies, Garmin, and Nokia (they bought NAVTEQ), to get it fixed. We need a batch update program for this! wink

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I see this a lot... And in

I see this a lot...

And in an odd twist, I have two convenience stores whose names are misspelled on the Garmin 2011.10 maps but NAVTEQ has them correctly spelled on their Map Reporter webpage.

What to do, what to do.

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What GPS?

On my TOMTOM, the easiest way to change a street name is that while you are on or near the street, click MAP CORRECTIONS, then STREET NAME... change the name. Then the next time you hook your GPS up to the computer, it sends the map changes to TOMTOM for one of their map corrections updates.

After they verify that it is correct, I am guessing it is added to the official map.

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Juggernaut wrote:

You may want to report it to both. That puts pressure on both companies, Garmin, and Nokia (they bought NAVTEQ), to get it fixed. We need a batch update program for this! wink

But it's still NAVTEQ by name!

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misspelled street on upcoming

Here's a goof I see on my GPS whenever I drove home from work:

On I-270 North in Montgomery County MD, the upcoming-exit/intersection warning message for Exit 10 says "Clomper Rd" instead of "Clopper Rd". On the actual map, though, the name of the road is correctly spelled as "Clopper Rd".

How would I get this corrected? Does Navteq also manage the data for the road signs?

-Dave

The best place to report this

dconsolla wrote:

Here's a goof I see on my GPS whenever I drove home from work:

On I-270 North in Montgomery County MD, the upcoming-exit/intersection warning message for Exit 10 says "Clomper Rd" instead of "Clopper Rd". On the actual map, though, the name of the road is correctly spelled as "Clopper Rd".

How would I get this corrected? Does Navteq also manage the data for the road signs?

-Dave

The best place to report this mistake is to the Washington Post. That will get it fixed a lot faster than reporting it to the State Highway Administration.

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Let me clarify (I don't think MDOT would get involved)

a_user wrote:
dconsolla wrote:

Here's a goof I see on my GPS whenever I drove home from work:

On I-270 North in Montgomery County MD, the upcoming-exit/intersection warning message for Exit 10 says "Clomper Rd" instead of "Clopper Rd". On the actual map, though, the name of the road is correctly spelled as "Clopper Rd".

How would I get this corrected? Does Navteq also manage the data for the road signs?

-Dave

The best place to report this mistake is to the Washington Post. That will get it fixed a lot faster than reporting it to the State Highway Administration.

I should clarify that the actual physical sign is spelled correctly (and, from as far as I can remember, has always been spelled correctly). I'm talking about the text in the green bar on the top of the GPS screen. For example, if I'm driving and don't have a route programmed, the top green bar shows the next intersection or exit. For the exit data, the exit number, road name/number, and control city is usually shown. It is this data where the road name is misspelled. (As I said before, the road name IS spelled correctly, on the other hand, on the map.)

-Dave

Question

Does the GPS route you correctly to that road (address)? If so, then it does it's job. Spelling mistakes do happen. If I get to where I need to be, it doesn't matter.

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Does this work?

BobDee wrote:

1) you can report your problem straight to NAVTEQ and have them make the change at the link below:

https://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/secured/subm...

Has anyone ever submitted a correction to NAVTEQ like this and found they it applied to a subsequent update? I realize that wouldn't prove they made the change because you submitted it, but I just wonder if they care about something like the spelling of a street name, given the long time it takes to get even major fixes adapted. I wonder if they'd even believe the submitter.

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BobDee wrote:

Or have the city change the name to what the map already say's, that might be faster!

Best idea ever.