Map update 2018.20 is now available.
... it'll have to wait as I'm just about to start a 268 mile hike
As we speak.
Just in time for the summer travel.
Downloading now to clone of my 3597. 6.91 GB! I will report back with results later.
Installation completed ... it took 51 minutes including install to device and computer.
3597 LMTHD CN NA 2018.20 files downloaded/replaced (file sizes in bytes):
2,600 gmap3d.gma (replaces 2,600 gmap3d.gma)
241,135,616 gmap3d.img (replaces 240,771,072 gmap3d.img)
25 gmap3d.unl (replaces 5 gmap3d.unl)
623,591,424 gmapdem.img (replaces 623,591,424 gmapdem.img)
2,600 gmapprom.gma (replaces 2,600 gmapprom.gma)
2,843,607,040 gmapprom.img (replaces 2,824,011,776 gmapprom.img)
25 gmapprom.unl (replaces 25 gmapprom.unl)
68,575,587 05XNBEV4.srx (replaces 67,652,943 05JFQZ28.srx)
464,465,882 05XNBEV5.asr (replaces 462,815,377 05JFQZ29.asr)
70,612,387 05XNBEV6.asr (replaces 69,928,494 05JFQZ2A.asr)
250,689,644 05XNBEV7.asr (replaces 247,285,709 05JFQZ2B.asr)
469,209,763 05XNBEV8.asr (replaces 464,312,519 05JFQZ2C.asr)
507,825,551 D3191230A.jcv (replaces 508,046,420 D3191220A.jcv)
625,469,937 D2656250A.sid (replaces 622,712,116 D2656240A.sid)
438,158,577 D3157230A.sid (replaces 433,330,018 D3157220A.sid)
151,288,595 D3398220A.sid (replaces 151,288,605 D3398210A.sid)
137,164,082 D3406220A.sid (replaces 131,866,076 D3406210A.sid)
10,072,064 D3397220A.db (replaces 10,039,296 D3397210A.db)
After moving the new files from the clone over to the real 3597, I am now down to about 215 MB of free space. I have already removed all the non-english voice, ASR, keyboard, text and help files. I do have about 35 MB I could delete out of the /GPX/Archive folder, but otherwise there is not much else to delete. This is probably still enough free space for the next map update, but it is starting to get tight. I will make sure I have a SD card in hand for the next map update ... just in case.
Updated successfully; 26 minutes (to the computer and Nuvi).
Bring on the road trips!
I'll wait a couple of weeks. Don't need the Nuvi to have possible problems this month.
got both in about an hour 10 min so far so good got it on my puter and my Garmin ! 1 problem it told me I didn't have enough room on my sd card for the install so I deleted the map on my sd card then it told me my card wasn't compatible so I restarted the download again and all was good !
Got it! Took about 20 minutes.
Will wait a bit to run the updates on my two nuvis. Big western states road trip coming up some time this summer...
Once again for sharing the new file names & sizes with us which really helps and guides those of us who use your cloning method
Can anyone confirm if Map Updater still works with this new mapset ?
I tried it first, the map wasn't offered. I switched to GE and got it.
I really would like to know how downloads in 20 minutes, 26 minutes or even 1 hour 10 minutes are accomplished?
Pipeline direct to GARMIN ????
Or is another smokeable "pipe" involved.
Thanks for the info, will do it right now
I think the map will be provided on the Garmin Map Updater shortly. If I recall correctly, there is a brief delay before the newly issued map becomes available on the Map Updater. I don't like using Garmin Express...
GE just informed me about the update and did it in 17 min
1.)# 1 laptop. Download to computer and device 2797 @ 3 hours.
2.)# 2 laptop. Download to computer and device 3790 @ 3 hours.
3.) Cloning to SD card for 855 @ 25 minutes
Full maps for North America !
Well, if you have one of the high end devices like the nuvi 3597, where the full download is 6.91 GB, with a 100 Mbps (Mega BITS per second) Internet connection, you could do the download step in just under 10 minutes. I have such a connection with Mediacom, and realistically get about 80 Mbps under ideal conditions. In my case, the download step of 6.91 GB took about 20 minutes, probably because of delay caused by Garmin servers. However, the map creation, activation, and file copy (including installing the map to computer) took an additional 31 minutes. for a total of 51 minutes for the complete process.
Granted, my old laptop is no longer the fastest(although it was in its day), but still even if I had a new whiz-bang computer, I don't think the whole process could be completed in 20 minutes. Maybe for my old 755T where the download size is about half of the 3597.
2689LMT and Nuvi 660 (Via SD Card) both updated without an issue, but slower than last update.... Their servers must be hammered...
And Garmin fixed some, but not all of the local errors that existed in prior maps....
I posted a Nasty-Gram on that separately....
Will give it a work out tomorrow.
...download and install in about an hour.
DL'ing on the 775 first. Will do the 3790 tomorrow.
Right timing for weekend get away.
The 350 with the eastern US took slightly under one hour. The 3590 took about the same amount of time and the 3597 took about 30 minutes. No issues with using GE. Everything is working fine.
Thanks for the heads up.
Well I see now what's going on. Some of you are only downloading a partial map i.e eastern, western or whatever.I download all maps.
Also I consider the whole time spent with the GPS connected as the download time, not just the map part.
And therein lies the crutch !
Also, choosing to install a map update to device and computer will take more time than the default updating of the device alone.
Installed on my nuvi 3597. Went smoothly in about 90 minutes and no problems detected.
Yee ha just in time for the summer season and Memorial Day kickoff.
But if you want to be able to use the map with either MapSource or BaseCamp you need to do the computer and device route Craig.
Yes but it's also another reason why an update can take longer for some people than for others. Some of us do the device only update and some of us choose the update to device and computer option.
Now all we need is for Strephon_Alkhalikoi to spin his magic and make the large JCV file available. Strephon, you got your ears on?
I guess its that time of the year again
As Jgermann has told us over & over again "Back-up, Back-up, Back-up", I'm doing so as we speak but let me tell you the USB 1.1 on my ancient but very reliable 255WT is sooooooo slowwwwwwww
Thanks for the info, downloading now.
It's not yet available on Map Updater, but (like the last update) it should be available 2-3 days after the map came out on GE.
Downloaded in 22 min. x2 on the large .jcv. Need it for my 1390T.
I'm cheap so I pay for the least expensive Internet access my cable company provides, it meets and exceeds my browsing needs but when it comes to downloading it is a dog, a map update in my PC hardwired to the cable modem takes 6 hours plus and forget about using the PC for any type of browsing while the download is in progress it just crawls.
My trick, I have an old laptop near the western wall of my house, my neighbor has his WiFi router near the eastern wall of his house, he pays for top of the line Internet access and in exchange for me minding his animals when he is away we barter to let me use his WiFi not only to download but to connect my big screen TV so we can get faster Netflix and YouTube connection in the Florida room.
For my regular tablet browsing around the house I use my slower than molasses WiFi
Last night I downloaded 2018.20 using his WiFi it took a little over one hour.
Is willing to share his signal, why do you need your 2nd minimal account?
I just ordered a Garmin Drive 60LM, it should be here today or Monday. I will download the new map set for it. I hope I like it, I am retiring my old Nuvi 765T.
Yeah, I should retire my 1390T. It's getting pretty old and really slow and delayed key presses when inputting on the screen. Going to get the DriveSmart 51LMT-S whenever it shows up at Costco in Canada.
Used once again Alandb cloning method on my 3597 & all went well
It took 27 minutes to download (I have an ISP connection of 30 MB/s & Garmin Express was showing a steady 4 MB/s from the beginning till the end). It then took 2 minutes to write onto my SD Card which was in a card reader & I would say another 25 minutes manually transfering the various files from the SD Card to the device. I have once again left my POI file along with the maps on the SD Card.
I then proceeded to update both my 255W with Garmin Updater but unfortunately 2018.20 wasn't being offered therefore I used Garmin Express & all went well.
The map didn't need to be downloaded a 2nd nor 3rd time & it took about a minute to write the maps onto the SD Card.
I then did a little clean up in the following locations & saved over 6GB on my precious Solid State Drive.
I'll most probably be testing the three units out sometime next week & will report back if anything out of the ordinary comes about.
Thanks Canuk for again posting the folders to clean up after the map update. I seem to never be able to remember from one update to the next. I think this would be a good topic for a FAQ.
Because #1 his WiFi signal only covers the eastern portion of my house (I could get a repeater or booster) plus if I discontinue service there goes my e-mail address I have since the last century.
I rather keep this arrangement for special occasions like the dreaded Garmin update
Looking forward to installing on my two Garmin Units.
I just submitted the FAQ
Will be downloading soon.
Thanks headed out on our can am spyder for williamsburg, VA, Scranton PA, Smugglers Notch VT, and Sherbrooke Quebec. Then to Niagara Falls, Cincinnati and then back home. New Maps will be great.
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