Surprise! Garmin MapUpdater v 3.3.4

 

I just learned on another forum that Garmin has released version 3.3.4 (on the PC) of Garmin Map Updater. I don't know what has been changed, but maybe that will come out in the discussion. It was a surprise to me, as I thought Map Updater was pretty much dead. Apparently Garmin has recoginzed that it is still required in certain situations. The link is the same as the previous version: GarminMapUpdater for PC

I have not heard if a new Mac version has been released.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Good news

Thats good news, I prefer Map Updater to Express.

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Garmin MapUpdater v 3.3.4

I've never has an issue with MapUpdater and was once told by tech support that for older platforms such aas
Windows XP it is the preferred program to use.

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Fixes?

I will be interested to see if they fixed the incorrect handling of the GMAPDEM.IMG file on the 35xx nuvi's.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Surprise

Now that is a surprise!

Why Is File Smaller?

I was surprised to see 3.3.4 was 4,122KB where as 3.3.3 is 4,594kb.

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muell9k wrote:

I was surprised to see 3.3.4 was 4,122KB where as 3.3.3 is 4,594kb.

Code optimization... mrgreen

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No to GE

Great news......now I will not have to install GE for the next release (assuming the new release works). I would save the older version until it is fully checked out by the learned members of the POI-Factory. Noticed that on my system it went from 2594 kb to 4595kb and in properties its version is still 3.0.0.0

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ChefDon

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DorkusNimrod wrote:
muell9k wrote:

I was surprised to see 3.3.4 was 4,122KB where as 3.3.3 is 4,594kb.

Code optimization... mrgreen

...or bug removal. mrgreen

That's Odd

ChefDon16 wrote:

Great news......now I will not have to install GE for the next release (assuming the new release works). I would save the older version until it is fully checked out by the learned members of the POI-Factory. Noticed that on my system it went from 2594 kb to 4595kb and in properties its version is still 3.0.0.0

The 3.0.0.0 is the version that shows up in properties in both 3.3.3 and 3.3.4.

The properties I'm showing for 3.3.3 indicate 4595kb.
3.3.4 shows 4122kb. Are you sure you checked the new downloaded 3.3.4 file for properties?

Also you said it went from 2564 to 4595, that doesn't sound right to me. Are you positive you've been using 3.3.3 up until now?

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

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Garmin MapUpdater v3.3.4

Release notes:

Code optimizations (maybe)
Added to the application's confusion factor (verified)

mrgreen

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MapUpdater is in Basecamp

If you use BaseCamp, MapUpdater is still supplied with BaseCamp for updating maps from within BaseCamp.

The plot thickens

muell9k wrote:
ChefDon16 wrote:

Great news......now I will not have to install GE for the next release (assuming the new release works). I would save the older version until it is fully checked out by the learned members of the POI-Factory. Noticed that on my system it went from 2594 kb to 4595kb and in properties its version is still 3.0.0.0

The 3.0.0.0 is the version that shows up in properties in both 3.3.3 and 3.3.4.

The properties I'm showing for 3.3.3 indicate 4595kb.
3.3.4 shows 4122kb. Are you sure you checked the new downloaded 3.3.4 file for properties?

Also you said it went from 2564 to 4595, that doesn't sound right to me. Are you positive you've been using 3.3.3 up until now?

I checked my Win 7 computer,,

4594 KB for 3.3.3
4595 KB for 3.3.4

That's better ....

Pillowcase wrote:
muell9k wrote:
ChefDon16 wrote:

Great news......now I will not have to install GE for the next release (assuming the new release works). I would save the older version until it is fully checked out by the learned members of the POI-Factory. Noticed that on my system it went from 2594 kb to 4595kb and in properties its version is still 3.0.0.0

The 3.0.0.0 is the version that shows up in properties in both 3.3.3 and 3.3.4.

The properties I'm showing for 3.3.3 indicate 4595kb.
3.3.4 shows 4122kb. Are you sure you checked the new downloaded 3.3.4 file for properties?

Also you said it went from 2564 to 4595, that doesn't sound right to me. Are you positive you've been using 3.3.3 up until now?

I checked my Win 7 computer,,

4594 KB for 3.3.3
4595 KB for 3.3.4

Same files sizes as me after the update.

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@pb46

My apologies for the INCORRECT file size for 3.3.4 as 4122KB, it is in fact as you state 4595KB.

I just downloaded it again and it now displays 4595.
I never tried the first download, I just saved it on my PC since my maps are up to date.. I will delete the corrupt one and replace with the new download. I don't know what happened on my first download.

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lovely...

Glad to see they keep the other things updated as well;/

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muell9k wrote:

My apologies for the INCORRECT file size for 3.3.4 as 4122KB, it is in fact as you state 4595KB.

I feel it's much better to compare file sizes in bytes and NOT kilobytes. It's simply more accurate.

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GMAPDEM.IMG problem NOT fixed in 3.3.4!

I just tested MapUpdater 3.3.4 using a clone of my 3597LMTHD, updating the map from CN NA 2015.20 to 2015.30. Unfortunately, the incorrect handling of the GMAPDEM.IMG file on 3xxx nuvi models is not fixed.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

There goes that thought

alandb wrote:

I just tested MapUpdater 3.3.4 using a clone of my 3597LMTHD, updating the map from CN NA 2015.20 to 2015.30. Unfortunately, the incorrect handling of the GMAPDEM.IMG file on 3xxx nuvi models is not fixed.

Thanks for the test. We can rule out that fix from the new 3.3.4.

I was unaware....I'll have

I was unaware....I'll have to take a look.

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CraigW wrote:

Thanks for the test. We can rule out that fix from the new 3.3.4.

That may be fixable from the server side of the request.

Regardless, it's a good heads-up to keep the file backed up.

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Mac Not Yet

Mac version still at 4.5.1 but when I start the application it shows a progress bar that says "Downloading software updates for Garmin Map Update" but it never seems to update.

Typo

muell9k wrote:
ChefDon16 wrote:

Great news......now

The properties I'm showing for 3.3.3 indicate 4595kb.
3.3.4 shows 4122kb. Are you sure you checked the new downloaded 3.3.4 file for properties?

Also you said it went from 2564 to 4595, that doesn't sound right to me. Are you positive you've been using 3.3.3 up until now?

Sorry for the typo....., it went from 4594 to 4595.sad

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ChefDon

Map Updater with XP

FWIW, I had problems with MapUpdater the last time I used it to install a new map update. This was three updates ago and made me finally switch to Garmin Express. For me with my old laptop it actually works better (GE) and the last two updates have completed with no glitches or pop-ups except the initial one warning me I'm using an end-of-life os.

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Thanks will check it out

GMAPDEM.IMG problem NOT fixed in 3.3.4!

Juggernaut wrote:

That may be fixable from the server side of the request.

Perhaps. But since Garmin fixed this same error in Garmin Express 2 or 3 versions ago, my guess is that it is a continuing software error in MapUpdater, and they have little motive to fix it. It will be interesting to see what happens with 2015.40.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

I am glad

I like mapupdater

Thanks alandb

That's great news as I'm also a Map Updater fan grin

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Also A Fan

Got the update for both my Win7 PCs. smile

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Updates

As always thanks to the members of POI who make it easy to stay on top of valued information.

Thnaks

Thank you for the information. I use both GE and mapupdater depending on if I'm updating both the gps and Basecamp (GE) or just Basecamp (mapupdater).

Thanks

Great to know. Thanks.

Thanks, will stick with GE

Thanks, will stick with GE which works for me.

Thanks

Good to know

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Cool

Very cool. I don't use GE so a newer version of Map Updater is welcome.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

I prefer MU..

It automatically updated as soon as opened my MU.

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thanks

I am going to try this.

"Iincorrect handling of the GMAPDEM.IMG file"

alandb wrote:

I will be interested to see if they fixed the incorrect handling of the GMAPDEM.IMG file on the 35xx nuvi's.

I agree, the incorrect handling of the GMAPDEM.IMG file renaming on my 3790LMT is a problem I have run into olus the files related to BaseCamp being erased and having to reinstall that software to get it going again.

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MapUpdater 3.3.4

Thanks for letting us know.

I have downloaded it.

Thread

pratzert wrote:

Thanks for letting us know.

I have downloaded it.

Note that this thread is over a year old so you may already have had this version.

Always use it

I have always used map updater. I've never been interested in GE.

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Thanks good to know.

Thanks good to know.

Now that I installed GE

I had the problem, as others, with an error report about the computer maps not installing. I assumed the MapUpdater would be going away so I installed GE. Used it when first out and had problems. Well I installed it and so far it works great.

Even though MapUpdater has been updated I think I will use GE as long as it works ok. """You never know with me""" Said I would never use GE again... I always change my mine. smile

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Hi Craig. Yep! You are

Hi Craig.

Yep! You are correct... I looked and I do have v 3.3.4 already.

Regards.