2016.10 happy with it

 

Took my 2797 out for a run today. So far I'm very happy with the new map. I even have to admit I kinda like the split screen vs the full screen JCV. It kicked in where I've never seen it do so.

Aside from showing outdated POI stores, gas stations and restaurants, the actual map is getting better every time.

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Thanks

Thanks for the info.

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Thanks I will be loading an

Thanks I will be loading an update soon.

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New map changes.

I have installed the new map with no problems. However I have yet to see anything new. Has anyone found actual new POI or highways? Maybe there is a website where all updates are listed.

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changes

I am taking my car for a ride today through an area with some significant road and interchange construction recently completed to see if they were included in the updates.

Some changes

They added the new roundabout in my town. There are still some changes not included yet. They don't have a new road (and major change of another road) in Green Lake, WI nor do they have the new speed limits in Wisconsin. Maybe next update.

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smal things

As usual, you have to remember, that changes in roads comes to maps with simpler rules: bigger roads get on maps faster than small roads. Some changes on small roads can take years to show on new maps. You can always try speed up this process by reporting change to Garmin.

2016.10 CN

The new map became available the day After I returned from a 1600 mile trip. Haven't used my 2597 for any actual navigation yet but so far haven't seen any significant changes. Still have one major road where the speed limit was lowered about 4 years ago still showing the old limit but haven't seen it updated anywhere else either. Guess I'll find out next time I take a day trip just what the new map has changed.

i took it out for a test

Was very disappointed it didn't know the paved roadways for my golf cart at the country club. razz

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The DEM file.

Someone, somewhere posted that the DEM file was new for this release. Of course very few units use it, the 3597 being one of the ones that do. Just took a little outing to the Western part of my state and decided that the contrast and shading had been increased, the hills were more pronounced, or was this some sort of optical illusion? Anyway I still like this feature very much.

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Took my new map update out for a short (200 mile) roadtrip today and noticed that there appeared to be more detail in some of the side-streets we drove by than before. I thought it was my imagination at first, but my wife was the first one to mention it (she spends more time actually watching the map than I do obviously).

It also seemed to track more smoothly than before (on my 2599LMT-HD), but again, that may be my imagination.

Anyway, quite happy with it in the few hours I've driven with the update...

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dougcutler wrote:

Someone, somewhere posted that the DEM file was new for this release.

My 3790 uses the original (first release ~1.1 GB in size) DEM file which did NOT get replaced by the 2016.10 update.

My 3490 uses the smaller (~800 MB in size) DEM file which did NOT get replaced either.

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Good to know

I won't really need mine until a trip to Florida in September but glad to know no one has encountered anything drastic.

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DorkusNimrod wrote:

My 3790 uses the original (first release ~1.1 GB in size) DEM file which did NOT get replaced by the 2016.10 update.

I left mine deleted after the 2015.40 update on the 3790. I haven't missed it, and gain a gigabyte in space. I win. grin

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DEM file

dougcutler wrote:

Someone, somewhere posted that the DEM file was new for this release. Of course very few units use it, the 3597 being one of the ones that do. Just took a little outing to the Western part of my state and decided that the contrast and shading had been increased, the hills were more pronounced, or was this some sort of optical illusion? Anyway I still like this feature very much.

The time stamp on my nuvi 3597 DEM file changed from 9/16/2010 to 7/29/2015 but the content of the files was identical (byte-by-byte file compare).
Mark

split vs full

Melaqueman wrote:

Took my 2797 out for a run today. So far I'm very happy with the new map. I even have to admit I kinda like the split screen vs the full screen JCV. It kicked in where I've never seen it do so.

Aside from showing outdated POI stores, gas stations and restaurants, the actual map is getting better every time.

I've always preferred the split screen, nice to be able to not only see the exits signs but beyond them as well.

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Garmin Update

I Updated My Garmin SP 2720 With 2016.10 and now it won't turn back oh the gps just keeps rebooting the red line bar at the bottom of the screen loads half way then starts over and over anyone have idea whats wrong

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New Maps Work for Me

Only disappointment is they don't include my newly paved driveway.

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agree

Yep, the map is fine but POI's are lacking. At least we can add some.

Lacking

lap777 wrote:

Yep, the map is fine but POI's are lacking. At least we can add some.

I have lots of POI's showing, but of course the only ones I can ascertain the correctness of, are in my vicinity.
In that case there are more in error than correct. Such as non-existing gas stations as part of a convenience store, stores that have been defunct for years, shut down restaurants, non-existing banks etc.

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I've never updated a map

I might have to give it a try. Mine are several years old.

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2016.10

I D/L it and all seems to be OK... no problems.

thank you

I will be downloading today.... thank you for your comments.

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I haven't seen many changes, but some address inaccuracies are still there.

Old maps.

gdfain wrote:

I've Never Updated A Map
I might have to give it a try. Mine are several years old.

This may be a problem for you unless you have recently applied other updates such as software updates to your device. Garmin's map update policy states that a device is considered to be out of service if no updates have been downloaded and installed for 24 months.

You can read the Lifetime Maps Terms and Conditions here: http://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/lmdisclaimer

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

bunches of updates--

road updates for us in the south part of the county; it's nice to be driving on roads rather than on blank gray space!

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Done.

Thank you.

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GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Two 2460's, a Zumo 450 and a

Two 2460's, a Zumo 450 and a Zumo 550 all updated no problems at all. Had to split North America East and the rest of the country on the SD card for the Zumo's. They all are working fine.

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D'Oh!

I keep forgetting to update my units. I should (could) have done it over the weekend but totally spaced on it.

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Updates correctly capture road changes

In my area of central VA the new updates got all the recently completed construction and interchanges updated correctly. We have an odd, diverging double diamond interchange at I64 and 15 that always made it look like you were in oncoming traffic updated as well.

Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!

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Thanks

baumback wrote:
dougcutler wrote:

Someone, somewhere posted that the DEM file was new for this release. Of course very few units use it, the 3597 being one of the ones that do. Just took a little outing to the Western part of my state and decided that the contrast and shading had been increased, the hills were more pronounced, or was this some sort of optical illusion? Anyway I still like this feature very much.

The time stamp on my nuvi 3597 DEM file changed from 9/16/2010 to 7/29/2015 but the content of the files was identical (byte-by-byte file compare).
Mark

Thanks for the info......I thought that I might have to install GE to get it. Long live MU!!

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ChefDon

Thanks

for all the reports on the new update. Will go ahead an download it this afternoon..... Will not really get a chance to test it out until October when we head off on a month long trip checking out fall foliage.

Travel Safe!!

It seems the latest update...

It seems the latest update corrected some routing issues I noticed with the 2015.40 update. I'm happy with that.

But I am curious as to what happens after this year when Garmin has to renew it's HERE maps contract with the new owners... Gonna be interesting.... I hope Garmin makes it work because as far as accuracy nothing beats HERE in the Continental U.S. in my opinion.

Updated mine

I have a nuvi 5000 and the new update looks great hads a lot of new street and fix freeways

Nice

It's nice that it's been worth the long wait!

Downloaded today and will

Downloaded today and will check it out going to Disney this weekend.

POI's

Melaqueman wrote:

Aside from showing outdated POI stores, gas stations and restaurants, the actual map is getting better every time.

That is probably the biggest issue with the Garmin maps. POI's in my area are terribly outdated. I am not sure where they scavenge the business information from but it is old.

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heres a thought

Aardvark wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:

Aside from showing outdated POI stores, gas stations and restaurants, the actual map is getting better every time.

That is probably the biggest issue with the Garmin maps. POI's in my area are terribly outdated. I am not sure where they scavenge the business information from but it is old.

SUPPOSITION MODE ON:

I suspect most of the POI's loaded in the GPS are really things that a company paid to have included in a map build for Some number of map updates.

Seems like a reasonable way to garner additional revenue from companies as both locations where ad information about company x resides as well as a location to be found via, name or category.

For example you can say find place DOUBLE TREE HOTEL and it might find several in tour General area.

You might also say find catagory, then lodging then hotels and find DOUBLE TREE as an entry or at the loging prompt ask for DOUBLE TREE.

I've tried it several ways and it seems to work.

But we're likely going to agree Garmin didn't do this out of the goodness of their hearts. BTW, some of these built in POIs have the phone number associated with them although I've not figured out how to have the GPS call the location via my stupid phone!

SUPPOSITION MODE OFF!

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POI errors

Actually it's like this BarneyBadass.

If for example you click on search for gas stations in my area it will correctly show them but in addition to that it will also list convenience stores, grocery stores etc which have absolutely nothing to do with gas stations and never ever been associated with one.

And it's been like that for years with the Garmin POI's.

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POI ERRORS

Melaqueman,

So I presume you are saying these convince stores don't have any fuel at all?

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just to clarfy

BarneyBadass wrote:

Melaqueman,

So I presume you are saying these convince stores don't have any fuel at all?

You meant, of course, to exclude any fuel that may be in the tanks of the vehicles parked at the store didn't you?

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Seems to work fine

Nope

BarneyBadass wrote:

Melaqueman,So I presume you are saying these convince stores don't have any fuel at all?

Nope, they sell groceries, milk, cigarettes, bread etc, but NO fuel for vehicles !

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Oooooops

Clicked twice

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Agreed!

Agreed!

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CONVEINCE STORE

All Convenience stores in Texas sells gas. And most grocery stores.

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Restaurants

I know restaurants where you can eat & get gas mrgreen

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ME TOO

canuk wrote:

I know restaurants where you can eat & get gas mrgreen

grin

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Yeah

canuk wrote:

I know restaurants where you can eat & get gas mrgreen

Yeah I've eaten there too.

I'm talking about MY immediate area ! Not yours or anyone else's nor anywhere else !

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interesting

Melaqueman wrote:
BarneyBadass wrote:

Melaqueman,So I presume you are saying these convince stores don't have any fuel at all?

Nope, they sell groceries, milk, cigarettes, bread etc, but NO fuel for vehicles !

Hmmmm.... Big chain kind of places like 7-11, or places like that?

I still wonder if it's not something where a contract to put the pois into the map...

But honestly,im not trying to discount what you said... Just seems strange.

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