Got to this site because I was looking for info on how to manipulate files on Garmin nuvi for map update. Found some interesting info here, thanks in advance. I just purchased the 2015.10 one time upgrade for download. Once installed I went back to Garmin Express to check things out and much to my amazement there was a 2015.20 update available. Must have been an incredible coincidence that the .20 was released a couple of days after I purchased. I had a delay in install because I had to purchase an SD card, took a while to find an 8Gb card. I called Garmin support and they did say the .20 version had just been released, but when I went through the purchase motions I got the same SKU number I had already purchased. The rep said they would send me a link for the .20 download at no charge... we'll see if they follow through.

I don't use the Garmin all that much, but I appreciate the info that's available here

Joe B

Shawrco Middle GA


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Welcome aboard shawrco. smile

New to the Site

I am also new to the Site. Got directed here while I was looking for Red Light Camera POIs.
It looks like there are a lot of interesting topics and many "veterans" to help answer the questions.

Looking forward to chatting with this community.


wlecome aboard!

Welcome aboard to the both of you!

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@shawrco and davidhh

Welcome to you both.

We usually recommend the following.

There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.

To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.

Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.

Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.

The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.

The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.

Let us know how we can help you enjoy your GPS.

Thank You

Thank for the warm welcome and the new User tips.
I will try some of the Tutorials and Learning items.


What Type of GPS?

I also wish to welcome you to "The Community of POI Factory".

This is a very helpful site with many knowledgeable people. There are no dumb questions here.

I would like to suggest that you go to "My Account-Edit" and go to your Signature section. Add the Make & Model of the GPS(s) that you are using. This can be very helpful, when people are trying to help with a question. Many may have experienced a similar problem or have excellent knowledge of your particular model, or family of models.

Otherwise, have fun.

DriveSmart 65, NUVI2555LMT, (NUVI350 is Now Retired)

Hi and welcome

Hi and welcome


Welcome to our site.......and do that backup NOW!



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