Can anyone help me on how I can load rivers and lake names on my Garmin 2555LMT? I live in NC and frequently travel back and forth to Florida. I would like the 2555 to display the names of the bodies of water I am crossing.
You should be able to touch the body of water and the name will appear.
Do you think setting the map detail to high might help some, too?
Touching the body of water will always provide the name if it is in the map detail regardless of the detail setting.
I've been hanging around here for a while and did not know this! I keep hanging around because of threads like this one!
I too didn't know that, thanks.
Barbara asks me all the time, "What is the name of that lake?" A tap answers the question.
Work for rivers also if you zoom close enough.
I didn't know this and have wanted to know the names of some bodies of water before as I passed them. Thanks!
i will have to try it next time. thanks
This seems to work for the newer nuvi models but it does not work for my nuvi 855.
...if it is in the map detail...
It works this way on my 885, but I haven't tested it lately. If Garmin stopped encoding the names in the map data, no matter how many times you press the screen, even with a 10 lb. sledge hammer, the name won't appear.
Be sure to dry your fingers before touching the screen again. Waiting 45 minutes is optional.
I didn't know this either. Glad I seen this thread.
A simple question but not so simple an answer.
I took three nuvis out for a ride today (all with latest firmware, City Nav NA NT 2014.10 maps, and Map Detail set to Normal) and drove past three bodies of water.
The short answer:
The long answer:
Why am I not surprised that the answer will vary between nuvi models and how they're being used?
-When in "View map" mode with no route (i.e., the nuvi does not know you destination) selected. One of three possibilities exist: 1) Bodies of water will appear on the navigation map so nothing need be done to ID the body of water (often seen with my nuvi 750 and 855); 2) Bodies of water are unmarked, so you need to tap your map (anywhere except on the vehicle icon) which brings you to a different kind of map page--the body of water may now be identified (sometimes seen on my nuvi 750 or 855); 3) Bodies of water from step 2 (above) still do not identify the body of water--tap the body of water again on this 2nd map page to see the water identified (sometimes needed for the nuvi 750 and 855--always needed for the nuvi 2460).
-When driving a route (i.e., the nuvi is directing you to a destination). For the nuvi 750 and 855, the steps are identical to those given above when not driving a route. For the nuvi 2460, tapping the map anywhere except on the vehicle brings you to a second type of map which is zoomed down to the point that allows your entire route to be seen; i.e., if driving on Day 1 of a 2000-mile route, you will be shown a map of a majority of the USA where you'd be lucky to be able to correctly tap a state smaller than Texas! So for the 2460 running a route, tapping the map will not bring you to a page that offers, even with another tap, the name of any nearby body of water. It is possible by multi-zoom-ins to finally see the body of water, tap it, and have it identified, but this may require a dozen or more Zooms to achieve. (Subsequent taps from a navigation map to the other map default again to show your destination meaning that it'll be very time-consuming during any multi-hundred mile route to ID a body of water.)
Long story short: At normally-used zoom levels, bodies of water can be identified with from 0-2 taps to the map when not navigating a route--and from 0 to maybe dozens of taps when driving a route, the longer the route remaining, the more taps that will be needed.
I've tested just these three discontinued nuvi models. I would not be surprised at all to read that other nuvi models behave differently in how to show a body of water.
Ugh, TMI. Can anyone offer other options for nuvis not tested here?
-When driving a route (i.e., the nuvi is directing you to a destination). For the nuvi 750 and 855, the steps are identical to those given above when not driving a route
On the 2xx5 series (I am the same on the 35x0 series too). The tapping sequence is the same as the "View Map" mode whether you are driving a route or not.
The sequence of taps works for the bodies of water and other highlighted regions (of land) too, such as parks, universities, shopping centers...
Tried this on my 1390T today and didn't work.
Been here five years and once again have learned something new.
For some reason the map update I got from the amazon discount that was shown here a long time ago overlapped the current maps (update thing) and all of the bodies of water was gone.
When I unchecked the update display in the settings menu, it comes back but old roads and routes shows up as they're not there or roads are there but not in the original map.
I wonder if you're just seeing the basemap when you've unchecked the map update. When the update's unchecked, can you create a route or find built-in POIs? If not, then all you have is the basemap.
Could you look at the files on your BMW Nuvi 360 and let us know how many .img files you have, their dates and file sizes?
If you updated you map with Garmin Express, you may want to try to reinstall the map with GarminMapUpdater:
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