Garmin Map Update 2017.10 is out

 

My Garmin Express has a map update for 2017.10. What is Garmin doing?

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Yes, it would appear that

Yes, it would appear that the latest Map Update is available. Garmin numbers run a year ahead.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

thank you

for the upate

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For mblanc01

mblanc01, could you please edit your post to revise the Subject to Garmin Map Update 2017.10 is out?

That will help folks know that this is NOT the "When will 2017.10 be available?" thread that usually goes for ten pages before the map actually is made available.

Wow, what a surprise to see a new map without a multipage "when" thread.

I'll try an update or two this morning and report back if any issues arise. I'll use Garmin Express.

Thanks

I appreciate the heads-up.

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Matt

2017.10

Yes, I was expecting a map update any day now, but was surprised to see the version number. When Garmin had 4 map updates per year, the .10 version typically came out in April, so it makes me wonder what happened to 2016.30. There was a 2016.30 version for Europe.

Also noted that Garmin never published the manifest this time. Are these changes related to their arrangement with the new owners of Here? Who knows what Garmin is up to?

In any case, I will start downloading to a clone of my 3597 and see what happens.

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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

Unusual!

Garmin have clearly changed their numbering system as this map would normally have been 2016.30

Edit: Alan posted as I was doing so smile

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Took 6 minutes total to download and install the update!!!!

This update was the fastest ever, took only 6 minutes total from the time I started Garmin Express till the update and install to my desktop computer was complete. This Comcast Blast + internet speed is amazing.

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;-)

sussamb wrote:

Edit: Alan posted as I was doing so smile

The early bird gets the worm. You gotta get up early to beat alandb!

Green with j*****y

rjrsw wrote:

This update was the fastest ever, took only 6 minutes total from the time I started Garmin Express till the update and install to my desktop computer was complete. This Comcast Blast + internet speed is amazing.

For the rest of us mere mortals (including me with a 50MB internet speed), it's looking to be a roughly 2-hr update. It could be longer or shorter since I'm still in the download process.

[Later] Full update from download to installation was complete in just one hour give or take...and it was to my GPS and computer.

A quick check shows recent roadway updates in northern AZ appear on this new map update. Thanks to Here (or whoever) as well at the state or county for updating the roadway info.

[Later still] Tested the new map with a couple routes in and around town. It works great including the addition of a couple of recently-completed roundabouts.

UPDATE

I am going to wait until every one has updated theirs.

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OH NO!

We didn't get to have 10 pages of hype before this map update was released.

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3597LMTHD updated/replaced files

The update to my 3597 clone completed in about 1 hour and 10 minutes. That is pretty typical for my Mediacom Internet service. I will wait a while before copying over to the real device for testing.

Below is a list of the new files that were downloaded to the 3597. File sizes are shown in bytes.

\.System
2,578,448,384 gmapprom.img
2,600 gmapprom.gma
25 gmapprom.unl
239,611,904 gmap3d.img
25 gmap3d.unl
2,600 gmap3d.gma
623,591,424 gmapdem.img

\.System\ASR
227,314,657 05FBOBUR.asr
451,274,976 05FBOBUP.asr
45,982,550 05FBOBUO.srx
68,111,771 05FBOBUQ.asr
331,441,145 05FBOBUS.asr

\.System\JCV
508,703,260 D3191190A.jcv

\.System\SID
127,924,974 D3406180A.sid
601,081,560 D2656210A.sid
292,759,439 D3157190A.sid
151,288,614 D3398180A.sid

\.System\SQLite
8,712,192 D3397180A.db

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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

4mb DSL

rjrsw wrote:

This update was the fastest ever, took only 6 minutes total from the time I started Garmin Express till the update and install to my desktop computer was complete. This Comcast Blast + internet speed is amazing.

Estimated time remaining, 7 hours 35 minutes. It started at 13 hours.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Haha

Maybe my traffic will work after the update rolleyes

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Large (full screen full coverage) JCV

I just completed the download to the clone of my 755T and was pleased to see that Garmin is still providing a large JCV for this device:

866,660,352 D3060200A.jcv

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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

That

alandb wrote:

623,591,424 gmapdem.img

That still isn't as big a DEM file as the one I use. I can't recall whether I saved it off of my 3597 or 3790, a few map updates ago, but the one I use on both units is 1.14 GB or 1,227,325,440 bytes, or twice as big as the one your using.

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DEM

I recall that we have discussed this before Rick. What I don't remember is what is gained by using the larger file ... better resolution? more coverage? I don't think the large file was ever on my 3597. I still have the "out of box" backup from when I purchased the unit 2 years ago. It shows a GMAPDEM.IMG of 623,591,424 bytes

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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

downloading mine now

downloading mine now smile

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DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,

Confusion

alandb wrote:

I recall that we have discussed this before Rick. What I don't remember is what is gained by using the larger file ... better resolution? more coverage? I don't think the large file was ever on my 3597. I still have the "out of box" backup from when I purchased the unit 2 years ago. It shows a GMAPDEM.IMG of 623,591,424 bytes

I followed the early discussion as well. As far as I remember, it remains undecided as to whether the larger file offers more detail or if both files offer the same detail but the smaller has more compression.

3597LMTHD updated/replaced files

Did you use Garmin Express or MapUdater?

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MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update.

MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update. It says that 2016.20 is the latest...

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nuvi 855

My nuvi 855 (and I expect all nuvi 8x5 devices) was still able to internally install all of North America. It has just 54.8MB of free space so I expect this to be the last full map update for it, and with so little free space, I do wonder if it'll tend to crash more often. Hard to tell since it's only a backup device for me and hasn't been used on the road for quite a while.

As expected, it comes with the tiny JCV file. Also, my results are with a 855 that has had most or all foreign language files removed, but does have six TTS English voices and several non-TTS voices installed. If manually substituting the large JCV, a external SD card will be needed. Future updates will likely be for less than all of North America or will be done using the clone method and a SD card for the map.

I

I used Garmin Express, and alandb's clone method. It's the first time I've used Express and it worked fine. This update seemed a lot faster than past one's done using our fairly slow Arizona DSL connection. Either Garmin has made some improvements of our internet provider has. My bet is on the ISP. smile

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Interesting

koot wrote:

MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update. It says that 2016.20 is the latest...

Interesting. This is either a temporary glitch or is the beginning of the end for GMU, at least v 3.3.4.

At least for the PC, v3.3.4 is still the most current version.

My thoughts too! Would much prefer to continue using MapUpdater.

CraigW wrote:
koot wrote:

MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update. It says that 2016.20 is the latest...

Interesting. This is either a temporary glitch or is the beginning of the end for GMU, at least v 3.3.4.

At least for the PC, v3.3.4 is still the most current version.

My thoughts too! I'm hoping that Garmin just hasn't setup MapUpdater for downloading this new map yet. Or, Garmin has a newer version for MapUpdater that just isn't available yet. Personally, I hope Garmin doesn't do away with MapUpdater because I would much prefer to continue using MapUpdater over Express.

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Another thought

koot wrote:
CraigW wrote:
koot wrote:

MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update. It says that 2016.20 is the latest...

Interesting. This is either a temporary glitch or is the beginning of the end for GMU, at least v 3.3.4.

At least for the PC, v3.3.4 is still the most current version.

My thoughts too! I'm hoping that Garmin just hasn't setup MapUpdater for downloading this new map yet. Or, Garmin has a newer version for MapUpdater that just isn't available yet. Personally, I hope Garmin doesn't do away with MapUpdater because I would much prefer to continue using MapUpdater over Express.

My guess is that GMU will soon offer the new map update. I base this upon Garmin's fairly recent FAQ stating that Garmin Express won't work on older Windows XP machines and they they need to used GarminMapUpdater instead.

Either GMU will offer the new map soon...or Garmin is writing off map updates for anyone still using Windows XP.

Cow pies

Hmm, I smell next week's COW in this pasture.

,

CraigW wrote:
koot wrote:
CraigW wrote:
koot wrote:

MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update. It says that 2016.20 is the latest...

Interesting. This is either a temporary glitch or is the beginning of the end for GMU, at least v 3.3.4.

At least for the PC, v3.3.4 is still the most current version.

My thoughts too! I'm hoping that Garmin just hasn't setup MapUpdater for downloading this new map yet. Or, Garmin has a newer version for MapUpdater that just isn't available yet. Personally, I hope Garmin doesn't do away with MapUpdater because I would much prefer to continue using MapUpdater over Express.

My guess is that GMU will soon offer the new map update. I base this upon Garmin's fairly recent FAQ stating that Garmin Express won't work on older Windows XP machines and they they need to used GarminMapUpdater instead.

Either GMU will offer the new map soon...or Garmin is writing off map updates for anyone still using Windows XP.

Updated with Garmin Express on 3597 and 2495, no issues.

Tried Mapupdater V3.3.4 first. Got the same message as Koot, indicating that 2016.20 is the latest version.

Tried again after the successful update with GE. Now it would go through the initial stages of updating. But then it displays a banner asking me to either buy a new map (presumably 2017.10) or Exit. It also offer an option of entering a product code.

I went to MyGarmin and got the product code for 2017.10 from my registered 2495 and 3597. But MapUpdater rejected them as invalid.

Back to GE and installed the new map on my computer without incidents.

I had to rush out.

CraigW wrote:

mblanc01, could you please edit your post to revise the Subject to Garmin Map Update 2017.10 is out?

That will help folks know that this is NOT the "When will 2017.10 be available?" thread that usually goes for ten pages before the map actually is made available.

Wow, what a surprise to see a new map without a multipage "when" thread.

I'll try an update or two this morning and report back if any issues arise. I'll use Garmin Express.

It has been updated.

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I guess those of us using GMU will have to wait for the update. I don't really want to use GE.

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Just to add my 2 cents more,

Just to add my 2 cents more, GE updated to a newer version(MAC) before it checked for the updated map.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

MapUpdater

koot wrote:

MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update. It says that 2016.20 is the latest...

MapUpdater wouldn't work for me. I had to use Express and it loaded a bunch of junk I didn't select. I had to go back into the unit and delete it.

@ Alan & CraigW

alandb wrote:

I recall that we have discussed this before Rick. What I don't remember is what is gained by using the larger file ... better resolution? more coverage?

The larger DEM that Rick speaks of was included only the 3790 if I recall correctly...not sure about any other units. The larger DEM file gives better depth & resolution (the detail looks much more pronounced) on the 3790. The coverage is the same. I did try it on my 3490 (the successor to the 3790) which comes with the smaller DEM but I don't recall seeing much (if any) difference on that particular unit other than taking up ~2x the storage space. It could be that other units besides the 3790 (& other unknown (to me) units that may have included the larger DEM) are not coded to take advantage of the larger file.

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Just for the record, the

Just for the record, the actual install time on a 2597 is 25 minutes. USB2 is still slow.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

I bit the bullet...

And, installed GE.

I sold out for a map update... I'm ashamed. lol!

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Keeping us guessing

Garmin execs just want us to keep us guessing.

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DEM files.

DorkusNimrod wrote:

The larger DEM that Rick speaks of was included only the 3790 if I recall correctly...not sure about any other units. The larger DEM file gives better depth & resolution (the detail looks much more pronounced) on the 3790. The coverage is the same. I did try it on my 3490 (the successor to the 3790) which comes with the smaller DEM but I don't recall seeing much (if any) difference on that particular unit other than taking up ~2x the storage space. It could be that other units besides the 3790 (& other unknown (to me) units that may have included the larger DEM) are not coded to take advantage of the larger file.

Thanks Sergzak for refreshing our memories on the difference between the two files and confirming that I most likely never had it on my 3597. It is a feature I don't rely on very much (most of Iowa is flat as a pancake!), so I don't think I will try to find the larger file.

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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

Awesome!

Good to hear!

Good catch mblanc01, thanks :)

Interesting though that Garmin didn't upload this time around the North America + Europe manifest in the same location(s) as they have in the past rolleyes

Not sure neither what's up with their numbering schedule but I guess we'll see/understand that a little better sometime down the road.

I'll most probably update my three units this weekend & will report back my findings smile

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Just updated

Just updated with Garmin Express. No problems. They finally have the update speed limits in Wisconsin.

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Will look into it thanks

Will look into it thanks

just updated

Seems like I just updated.. guess I will have to do it again

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That's not good!

jjen wrote:
koot wrote:

MapUpdater (v. 3.3.4) does not show a new map update. It says that 2016.20 is the latest...

MapUpdater wouldn't work for me. I had to use Express and it loaded a bunch of junk I didn't select. I had to go back into the unit and delete it.

That's not good! Thanks for the heads up. I have no interest in ever using Garmin Express...

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What did Express install that Map Updater would not have?

jjen wrote:

MapUpdater wouldn't work for me. I had to use Express and it loaded a bunch of junk I didn't select. I had to go back into the unit and delete it.

What things did Garmin Express install that you decided to delete? I prefer Map Updater too, but switched to Express a few map versions ago when Map Updater no longer handled the GMAPDEM.IMG file correctly on the 3597. As I remember though, Map Updater also installed other device updates whether you wanted them or not. So I am curious. What things were installed by Express that would not have been installed by Map Updater.

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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

IT FINALLY HAPPENED

After 3 map updates, this update FINALLY HAS all of the changes I have made that are currently published on Here.com!! This is so exciting!!

thanks guys...

downloading and installing now.

Started updating last night

The 350 took about 1 hour for it to download the NE US section of the map. My 3590 took the better part of 6 hours to complete. But, everything went smoothly. Will take it out this AM to see if everything is working the way it should.

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Entire process took about an hour

To download and install on my nuvi 2598 and PC

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thanks

thx

Progress

phranc wrote:
rjrsw wrote:

This update was the fastest ever, took only 6 minutes total from the time I started Garmin Express till the update and install to my desktop computer was complete. This Comcast Blast + internet speed is amazing.

Estimated time remaining, 7 hours 35 minutes. It started at 13 hours.

Yeah, remember when a 14.4 modem was awesome? Then 28.8... then 57.6 baud rate. Then 128 bps ISDN was just radical. 25Mbps is now common, with internet access providers pushing 75, 100 and even faster service.

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