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With the latest map update, my Garmin is now giving me Canadian speed limits on some freeways. Very happy to see it.

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Noticed The Same Thing

I just noticed the same thing on Hwy 400, I haven't seen it on any other road though. Hopefully it's an indication of things to come.

I've

I've noticed it on part of the 401 from east of the 400 to the 427 but it seems to "on and off". Driving west on the Collectors the speed limit will show for a while and then after passing an interchange no speed limit data appears.

I've checked roads in Vancouver and have found no speed limit data at all there.

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I think they're

I think they're concentrating on the routes around Ottawa first, since apparently the 417 also has speed limits. I haven't checked New Brunswick to see if the TransCanada has them.

In any event, this is good news, and perhaps by the time 2012 actually does come around, the whole of Canada might have speed limit information.

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About time!

I would say it is about time Garmin brought Canada into the present. Canadian users pay the same price or more for their units and have always felt left behind.

Good move Garmin.

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finally...

alrom45 wrote:

I would say it is about time Garmin brought Canada into the present. Canadian users pay the same price or more for their units and have always felt left behind.

Good move Garmin.

Finally ...long time overdue...

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Would

alrom45 wrote:

I would say it is about time Garmin brought Canada into the present. Canadian users pay the same price or more for their units and have always felt left behind.

Good move Garmin.

Would disagree about Canada "always" being left behind as we have had 3000 Photoreal Junction Views on our Nuvi's at least one map update before ANY appeared in the US. Also we have had Postal Code search ability for years while the US has never had this capability.

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rodeophoto wrote: With the

rodeophoto wrote:

With the latest map update, my Garmin is now giving me Canadian speed limits on some freeways. Very happy to see it.

I'm getting speed limit data in and around Calgary. The data is reflecting changes along the highway as well, such as reducing to 70 before a traffic light.

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Puerto Rico is probably the

Puerto Rico is probably the area that is most left behind. We don't get Speed Limits, Junction Views, Roads need to be added, Roads need to be deleted, POIs are 10 years old, Most roads don't have Kilometer Info, etc. NavTeq, please do something.

US Postal Code Search

t923347 wrote:

Also we have had Postal Code search ability for years while the US has never had this capability.

Not to get too off topic, but the US does have Postal Code search. My 1300LM has it for both the US and Canada. Which should mean all of Garmin's current units have it.

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QEW

I hope to try it on the QEW this summer. Granted the limit is 100kph but it will be interesting to see if they report it. Of course everyone is usually cruising at 120kph but that is another thread.

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Ok

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
t923347 wrote:

Also we have had Postal Code search ability for years while the US has never had this capability.

Not to get too off topic, but the US does have Postal Code search. My 1300LM has it for both the US and Canada. Which should mean all of Garmin's current units have it.

Excuse me, we all have Postal Code search, but I'm not sure what good it does you in the US since you use ZipCode which I don't believe are supported. That's what I was referring to.

Your right though, off topic.

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zip codes

t923347 wrote:

Excuse me, we all have Postal Code search, but I'm not sure what good it does you in the US since you use ZipCode which I don't believe are supported. That's what I was referring to.

Support for US postal code search (zip code) was added in the 2012.10 map update.

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Nice to have it back again after a couple of years without it!

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Lack of views

Just got back from a week long trip to Detroit and you are right, travelling west bound on I94 there were no junction views, east bound only a couple showed up. I was not able to do the latest map update before I left so maybe they have added some now.

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That's

alandb wrote:

Support for US postal code search (zip code) was added in the 2012.10 map update.

That's great. Never could figure out why it wasn't there before as it seems so much easier to search for a number like 85207 than it is to search for our Postal Code like N6B4L8.

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It used to be there

It was removed in late 2009/ early 2010 via FW. In my case, it was the 3.9 FW.

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rodeophoto wrote:

I'm getting speed limit data in and around Calgary. The data is reflecting changes along the highway as well, such as reducing to 70 before a traffic light.

Can you post coords where? I'd love to see them!

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Ottawa?

I just drove around Ottawa with my 750 and did not find any speed limit indications even on Hwy 417.

On

@ Juggernaut

On Highway 1 West of Calgary, Highway 201 North, and Deerfoot Trail and Highway 2. I started a simulation at Old Banff Coach Road on Hwy 1 to Red Deer.

There is also a PhotoReal Junction view at Exit 177 Stoney Tr. exit on Highway 1. and at Exit 394 Red Deer on Highway 2, if your Nuvi supports them.

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Cool!

Just did a sim to a friends place in Edmonton, from Calgary and saw the speed limit tag, as well as the Stoney Trail jvc. I like it.

Thanks for the tip!

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Speed Limits in the U.S.

I just came back from Florida (1625 miles or 2600 km) and noticed numerous times errors and of course I'm excluding the work zones.

A good example is interstate 77 in North Carolina entering into Virgina going northbound. Miles and miles of inaccurate limits.

The speed limit indicator is a neat feature but should be used with great caution.

(The road trip was done with 2011.40 maps thus before the release of 2012.10)

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As always, local and current regulatory signage supersedes anything the nuvi states. I agree; you're correct in stating folks need to watch for updated postings. It's only a guide.

Thanks for the heads-up.

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It Works!

I just ran a simulated route on Hwy 417 and Hwy 416 in Ottawa. The 100km/h sign pops up on the 416. I was quite impressed with this when I did a tour of Arizona with my 750 in 2009 and have missed it since. Now we just need to get it on all the other roads.

We drove from Detroit to

We drove from Detroit to Duluth last fall and the speed limit warning is handy!

Here at the beginning of the prairies, nothing yet regarding speed limits. Mind you, we are at least 1200m/1930km Northwest of the COTU so we are not expecting this feature any time toon...

Speed Sign

When on the 401 (in Toronto).
The speed limit sign on my Garmin comes on around Victoria Park area.

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Irony

Around Toronto, I have only seen the speed limits on highways 400 and 401. It is ironic that the speed limits only display on roads where speed limits are pretty much always 100 km/h and are universally ignored.

I find GPS speed limits more useful on secondary roads where the limits are more variable and more likely to be enforced.

Speed Limit in Canada with 750

Like "Ottawa Tony", I was on the 417 in Ottawa today with my 750 and the new version of the maps: no speed limits. Is there a problem with the 750s? Are speed limits in Canada only with "newer" Nuvis??? When I travel in the US, I do get speed limits.

Actually...

Tony said it worked for him. Corrupted DL, maybe?

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OttawaTony

On May 23rd, OttawaTony said the speed limits didn't work. On May 24th, he said they worked on a "simulated" route. What gives??? Only OttawaTony knows!!!

Worked on the 416?

Maybe that's why. He stated the sim route was on the 417 and 416...

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Toronto and GTA

After driving around the Toronto area for a while, I've seen speed limit data for 400, 401 Express, 403 and QEW (west from the Ford plant in Oakville).

But there is none for the 401 Collectors, DVP/404, 407, 409, 410 and QEW east of Oakville.

So it's a start, but the data is still hit-and-miss.

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Speed Limit

WAASup wrote:

QEW east of Oakville.

Even though I am on Long Island, I have driven that stretch and I can say it is comparable to the Long Island Expressway; no need for speed limit display as you rarely get to drive the speed limit!

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speed limit

I am assuming this is only for unit that already show speed in the US.

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jmatt wrote:

I am assuming this is only for unit that already show speed in the US.

Yes, that is correct.

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Speed limit

I've noticed speed limit display for several major city roads (not freeways) here in Western Canada. Speed indicator on the side of my 1490 turns red when I go over the speed limit. Hope Garmin will continue to add more speed limit data for rest of the roads.

A glitch in last map update has removed all junction views from my gps. I'll have to try and do the update again.

1490 Junction View Problem

denis327 wrote:

my 1490 ......
A glitch in last map update has removed all junction views from my gps. I'll have to try and do the update again.

The problem with the JCV files on the 1490 is being discussed here http://www.poi-factory.com/node/33360

We are on a road trip from

We are on a road trip from Winnipeg to Kelowna and I noticed (for the 1st time) speed limits showing up on my '11 Ford Edge nav system while on the TransCanada. Nothing on my Nuvi 1350.

Do You Have 2012.10 Maps?

phlatlander wrote:

We are on a road trip from Winnipeg to Kelowna and I noticed (for the 1st time) speed limits showing up on my '11 Ford Edge nav system while on the TransCanada. Nothing on my Nuvi 1350.

Have you installed the 2012.10 maps on your Nuvi?. Prior to this release, no speed limits were shown for Canada.

Thanks for the heads up. I

Thanks for the heads up. I haven't checked the map for a couple of months.

So far I have noticed speed

So far I have noticed speed limit indicator working on deerfoot trail, stoney trail, glenmore trail, sarcee trail SW, east and west end of HWY-1.. and they are accurate as of now (change the speed exactly passing the new speed sign)

Canadian References

phlatlander wrote:

Here at the beginning of the prairies, nothing yet regarding speed limits. Mind you, we are at least 1200m/1930km Northwest of the COTU so we are not expecting this feature any time toon...

Many of our American Cousins may not understand the reference. So for all of you from below the 49th parallel, the Centre of the Universe (COTU) is what everyone outside of the Greater Toronto Area (the GTA) calls that area grin Of course, the people in the GTA feel sorry for the rest of us in the Hinterland Hoo Hoo.

And there are two other Canadian references in that last paragraph. Let's hear from those who recognized them!

One

GTA - Greater Toronto Area.

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Hinterland east of the GTA

Hinterland east of the GTA, and east of our local CTU, the Wellness Town of Cobourg, On razz razz

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I'm Too Old

My American Cousin is a famous Canadian film from the 1980s that actually made money in US theatres.

Hinterland Who's Who were TV commercials from the 1960s that were for the loon!

And Toronto is actually south of the 49th parallel.

Canadian Speed Limits

The 100 km/h speed limit on Highway 417 east of Ottawa shows as 63 mph on my Nuvi 750 when mile units are selected. 62 mph would be a more accurate conversion But not that it makes any practical difference!. It's great to see the speed limits start to show up here. They first started to show up on freeways in the US when the feature was introduced there a few years back. Later map versions extended it to other roads.

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From Calgary too

do you have a new version of the maps installed? I did not even know that this was an option until we travelled into the US last year. Soon as we crossed the border it popped up. Soon as we crossed back it turned off.

What roads are you seeing it on?

Canada Speed limits

Is it showing as an alert or constant as in the US??

Speed Limits

Speed Limits show constantly on the map screen, along with the speed your driving. You may drive on roads or streets where the map data does not contain the speed limit information but if the data contains speed limits it will always appear on the map screen. There is no audible alert but the speed reading goes from black numbers to red when you exceed the speed limit by 1mph/kmh.

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Borcht Warrior; yes, new

Borcht Warrior; yes, new maps has the speed limit indicator for Canadian cities. Calgary has quite a bit of roads with speed limit indicator such as deerfoot, glenmore, stoney trail, HWY 1 at both ends of city (not 16 ave).

I haven't seen any speed limits around Vancouver, Victoria or BC area (which was kinda strange).. Does anyone from BC area has seen the speed limit indicator on their GPS unit??

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