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3597

I bought one of these several months ago and I absolutely love it and I think you are going to love yours also. I do use a screen protector on my GPS's. I get the ones at Dollar Tree for one buck. You get two in a pack and I usually get the ones for a Galaxy smartphone. (You will have to trim them to size, but that is no big deal.) I don't use them for screen protection. I actually use them because they have a tendency to cut down on screen glare.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

3597 screen protector.

I don't use one, although my use of my 3597 is pretty gentle ... not much off road or outdoor use. WIth the glass screen, I think breakage from drops is a bigger risk than scratches. And with the vent mount I use, I can adjust the angle to avoid reflection issues, so I don't really need to "matte" the finish. But that said, screen protectors have their place. The one thing I will caution is if you plan to use the voice recognition feature, don't cover the little microphone hole in the lower right corner.

The one thing I will say is that with my prescrip sun glasses, keeping the 3597 in landscape orientation almost completely blocks the view of the 3597 because of polarization ... so I have to keep it positioned at a weird angle ... about 30 degrees from horizontal. I don't think a screen protector can correct that problem, but if it could, I would get one.

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

My 3597

Is stock but I do keep it in a nice padded camera case when not in use.

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

I do

werewolf wrote:

...One question: Do people put screen protectors on it, like I do on my Android tablets?...

I've had a Nuvi 1450 for about eight years and I've had it covered the entire time. And to see how much scarring has occurred to the cover, I'm glad it's there.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Thanks.

canuk wrote:

C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsFirmware
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsMap
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsTemp

Keep forgetting to clean out these folders after updating. For anyone who wants to copy/paste into Windows File Explorer...

C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\CoreService\Downloads
C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\CoreService\Downloads\Firmware
C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\CoreService\Downloads\Map
C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\CoreService\Downloads\Temp

Had several previously download maps that I forgot to remove.

You are right on the microphone hole,

alandb wrote:

I don't use one, although my use of my 3597 is pretty gentle ... not much off road or outdoor use. WIth the glass screen, I think breakage from drops is a bigger risk than scratches. And with the vent mount I use, I can adjust the angle to avoid reflection issues, so I don't really need to "matte" the finish. But that said, screen protectors have their place. The one thing I will caution is if you plan to use the voice recognition feature, don't cover the little microphone hole in the lower right corner.

The one thing I will say is that with my prescrip sun glasses, keeping the 3597 in landscape orientation almost completely blocks the view of the 3597 because of polarization ... so I have to keep it positioned at a weird angle ... about 30 degrees from horizontal. I don't think a screen protector can correct that problem, but if it could, I would get one.

I forgot to mention that. I just cut a little square off of the bottom right corner and it works great. And polarized sun glasses is a whole other problem. Do you realize how difficult it is to find a place that will make non-polarized prescription sun glasses? Almost impossible. (Now you know why pilots are not allowed to wear polarized lenses. They can't see the instruments in the cockpit.)

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

NewNYC GPS voice: ""Wassamadda ya stupid? Ya missed yer toin!"

maddog67 wrote:

I bought one of these several months ago and I absolutely love it and I think you are going to love yours also. I do use a screen protector on my GPS's. I get the ones at Dollar Tree for one buck. You get two in a pack and I usually get the ones for a Galaxy smartphone. (You will have to trim them to size, but that is no big deal.) I don't use them for screen protection. I actually use them because they have a tendency to cut down on screen glare.

I didn't think the kind that you buy at the dollar store - the plastic sheets - and trim to size worked with touch screens. Am I wrong? On my tablets I use the very thin hard glass protectors. They are excellent.

No instructions came with my 3597 except a cartoon showing that you hook it up to the computer to download the latest map and software, and the online manual doesn't seem to work. But I've been messing around with it and have figured most of it out, though I still haven't used it in the field except a tiny bit...but I must say I am thinking of returning it because I am so used to my 276. I think they might (or might not) want a 15% restocking fee if I return it, plus my postage, plus will they want to then charge me for their initial free mailing? If so I might possibly be paying $67 out of a $180 item - oh there's the friction mount to return too - but what I should have done instead of buying that - assuming I'd want to keep the 3597 - is get an adapter to fit the holder on my present RAM mount that I use for my 276. I didn't even know that was available before. The suction cup that came with it is useless to me.

The voices. I don't like any of them. They don't talk fast enough for me, and the foreign voices, like the recommended Australian Karen, seem to mispronounce words, woids I mean. They just don't tawk good like me see. They need some mug wid an old fashioned New York accent who knows how to tawk good (like me) - and fast. They still talk too slow and and they still leave the critical turn left or right for last, so instead of drawling, "in 500 feet turn left" they should be saying "turn left in 500 feet" because time is critical in those situations and I want to know if I should start heading to the left or the right for the next exit or turn as soon as possible.

Then, if you miss your turn, the GPS voice could say, "Wassamadda ya stupid? Ya missed yer toin! Ok, now ya godda make an illegal U-toin. Make sure there's no cops around. Then remember TO STAY LEFT IN 500 FEET, moron!"

Bennor

"C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads"

I don't have any downloads under Core Service.

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Map started workong funny so rebooted and fine now

3597 manual

@werewolf

The 3597 manual is here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/nuvi_35x7_OM_EN.pdf

It downloads fine for me. It is a PDF, so the download process depends on the browser you use.

You may not have all the English voices. You can get them with Garmin Express (Tools and Content button, scroll down to Optional UPdates, click on Language Files, select English, and click Install Now). More detailed information is available in CraigW's FAQ: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42708

Note that on the 3597, you get much better sound quality when the device is in the cradle (magnetic mount) so it plays through the extra speaker in the mount.

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

werewolf

werewolf wrote:

"C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads"

I don't have any downloads under Core Service.

If running Windows what version? Is your C drive an SSD drive and you have a second drive where main files/data is stored? If so check the second drive.

Didn't work for me

alandb wrote:

@werewolf
The 3597 manual is here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/nuvi_35x7_OM_EN.pdf

It downloads fine for me. It is a PDF, so the download process depends on the browser you use...

Using Edge on Win 10, the download, in fact, doesn't work. Results in a 404 error.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

The problem is with Garmin

alandb wrote:

The 3597 manual is here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/nuvi_35x7_OM_EN.pdf

Alan's link is good but for some reason or another at the time of this post the link isn't working on Garmin's end.

The manual can also be viewed here for those interested:

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/nuvi_35x7_OM_EN.pdf

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Interesting ...

Still working like a charm for me on Firefox Windows Vista (I know ... Vista doesn't count... but it's what I have) razz

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

Faulty link

Using Chrome on Windows 7

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

The screen protectors work just fine

I have been using these things for the last eight or nine years. I have used them on my 350, my 3590, my 3597, my daughter's (and son's) Nuvi 50's, and my son's 2558. They all work just fine. It really doesn't effect the touch screen that much. In fact, on my 3597 and 3590, I don't notice that it effects the touch screen at all. As I said, I only use these to cut down on glare and to keep the finger prints off of the screen. Seems to me to be a whole lot easier to clean the protector rather than the GPS screen itself.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Bennor -

bennor3814 wrote:
werewolf wrote:

"C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads"

I don't have any downloads under Core Service.

If running Windows what version? Is your C drive an SSD drive and you have a second drive where main files/data is stored? If so check the second drive.

W7. No SSD No 2nd drive.

AlanB -

alandb wrote:

@werewolf

The 3597 manual is here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/nuvi_35x7_OM_EN.pdf

It downloads fine for me. It is a PDF, so the download process depends on the browser you use.

You may not have all the English voices. You can get them with Garmin Express (Tools and Content button, scroll down to Optional UPdates, click on Language Files, select English, and click Install Now). More detailed information is available in CraigW's FAQ: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42708

Note that on the 3597, you get much better sound quality when the device is in the cradle (magnetic mount) so it plays through the extra speaker in the mount.

3597 Manual: Says Not Found on my Vivaldi browser. Same on Firefox.

I have all the English voices shown on that link plus a few more.

Canuk

canuk wrote:
alandb wrote:

The 3597 manual is here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/nuvi_35x7_OM_EN.pdf

Alan's link is good but for some reason or another at the time of this post the link isn't working on Garmin's end.

The manual can also be viewed here for those interested:

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/nuvi_35x7_OM_EN.pdf

That one works but it is the manual for the "Nuvi 3507/3508 Series". Is that the same manual for the 3597? If so, why wouldn't they write "35-- series" instead of 3507/3508?

Garmin 3597 Pros and cons vs 276c

Pros: light and compact. Detaches easily from mount. Has built in speaker aside from attachments. Vastly faster calculating routes and picking up satellite reception. Updates maps and software easily with Garmin Express.

Cons: Big obnoxious icons, especially hearts, clog up the screen, both waypoints and poi's - and then they all disappear. I haven't figured out how to make them appear and disappear. Also many of my use specific icons have been changed. Not easy to find waypoints and poi's near a selected spot on the map. Seems that i must first make that spot a route destination. I just can't navigate around with this thing, find my waypoints, find necessary details i want, like the names of roads without constantly zooming in and out. A lot if it is surely because I'm unfamiliar with it, but I'm going to call GPS Store tomorrow and tell them i want to return it. I'll wait until they come out with an improved 276c, not some alpha test model 276cx.

Because

werewolf wrote:

That one works but it is the manual for the "Nuvi 3507/3508 Series". Is that the same manual for the 3597? If so, why wouldn't they write "35-- series" instead of 3507/3508?

Because it's Garmin and yes it's the one for the 3597. I think a better name would have been the 35X7/35X8 Series

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

You will...

werewolf wrote:
bennor3814 wrote:
werewolf wrote:

"C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads"

I don't have any downloads under Core Service.

If running Windows what version? Is your C drive an SSD drive and you have a second drive where main files/data is stored? If so check the second drive.

W7. No SSD No 2nd drive.

probably have to search your hard drive for the map download location if its not in the default Garmin download location previously mentioned. this assumes you have downloaded the "lifetime" maps either currently or previously on your Windows PC.

Bennor

I already tried searching. Didn't see it anyplace.

" this assumes you have downloaded the "lifetime" maps either currently or previously on your Windows PC."

Don't know what you mean by downloading "lifetime" maps. I've downloaded maps many times though.

I called up GPS City about returning the refurbed 3597. Got through right away and the man was very nice. Said he will fully refund the amount I paid and not charge me $10 for the original free postage like they usually do. He suggested I look at Garmin's "latest and greatest" models, their Drive series, like the Drive Smart, but allowed that might not be what I'm looking for, namely its bells and whistles, attaching to smart phones and all. He said he had no knowledge of Garmin making an improved 276CX.

Installing today

Ready to leave on vacation, wanted the new maps.

Larry

@ Werewolf

When you use Garmin Map Updater there's no leftovers that need to be cleaned up after an update.

When you update your GPS with Garmin Express then you can save some disk space afterwards by deleting the files in the following locations:

C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsFirmware
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsMap
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsTemp

Cheers smile

P.S. Alans link is now working on my end.

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Canuk

I used Garmin express to update the 3597 but I don't see any "coreservicedownloads" anyplace.

Try this

1- Click the start menu on bottom left of screen & type folders

2- Choose folder options

3- Click view

4- Make sure there's a little dot beside Show hidden files, folders and drives

5- Exit that screen

6- Press the window key at the bottom left of your keyboard & then press the letter e.

7- At the top right coner of your screen click search computer, size and then gigantic & see if you can locate the files.

If you updated with Garmin Express & IF the data did actually download to your computer then you should find the files as I and others have.

Good luck and looking forward to your findings smile

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Show hidden folders...

werewolf wrote:

I used Garmin express to update the 3597 but I don't see any "coreservicedownloads" anyplace.

The ProgramData folder on your Windows PC may be hidden and unless you configure Windows File Explorer to show it may not show up in a search. Enable "Show hidden file, folders and drives" option in Windows File Explorer and you should see the folders.

How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 7, 8, or 10
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-fi...

Clean up Time

canuk wrote:

When you use Garmin Map Updater there's no leftovers that need to be cleaned up after an update.

When you update your GPS with Garmin Express then you can save some disk space afterwards by deleting the files in the following locations:

C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsFirmware
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsMap
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsTemp

Cheers smile

P.S. Alans link is now working on my end.

Thank you so much!

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Garmin Nuvi 2699 with 2017.30 Maps

Saving disk space

This neat trick was first shared with us by bennor3814 smile

See the following FAQ and click on the attached linked at the bottom for added info.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/47390

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Canuk

canuk wrote:

1- Click the start menu on bottom left of screen & type folders

2- Choose folder options

3- Click view

4- Make sure there's a little dot beside Show hidden files, folders and drives

5- Exit that screen

6- Press the window key at the bottom left of your keyboard & then press the letter e.

7- At the top right coner of your screen click search computer, size and then gigantic & see if you can locate the files.

If you updated with Garmin Express & IF the data did actually download to your computer then you should find the files as I and others have.

Good luck and looking forward to your findings smile

Show hidden files was already checked. I ran into a bit of trouble trying to decipher #7 but I think I got it. Didn't find that Garmin download but I did find two of my stray audiobooks in the wrong place.

Canuk

canuk wrote:

This neat trick was first shared with us by bennor3814 smile

See the following FAQ and click on the attached linked at the bottom for added info.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/47390

I found it! Why couldn't I find it before? I don't know. Duh. And it is taking up 6.56GB on my overcrowded C Drive! Can I set it so this is automatically deleted in the future, in case I get a GPS that works with Garmin Express again?

Thank you!

PS Why does this forum jump back to page one of the thread each time I post on it or edit a post?

Great news :)

werewolf wrote:

Can I set it so this is automatically deleted in the future, in case I get a GPS that works with Garmin Express again?

I'm glad you finally found the files & to answer your question unfortunately that cannot be done.

There is though a soultion :

Stay active on the site & after every map update I promise that I'll remind you & everyone else to clean up the Garmin leftovers grin

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

I did not know that either,

I did not know that either, thanks for the heads up, always looking to preserve space on my garmin unit

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Canuk

canuk wrote:
werewolf wrote:

Can I set it so this is automatically deleted in the future, in case I get a GPS that works with Garmin Express again?

I'm glad you finally found the files & to answer your question unfortunately that cannot be done.

There is though a soultion :

Stay active on the site & after every map update I promise that I'll remind you & everyone else to clean up the Garmin leftovers grin

Sounds good, Canuk! One other thing I did was make a shortcut from that place and I put it in the downloads folder on my desktop where I check to delete old downloads that are taking up space.

I found a program to change the wording on garmins years ago

werewolf wrote:
maddog67 wrote:

The voices. I don't like any of them. They don't talk fast enough for me, and the foreign voices, like the recommended Australian Karen, seem to mispronounce words, woids I mean. They just don't tawk good like me see. They need some mug wid an old fashioned New York accent who knows how to tawk good (like me) - and fast. They still talk too slow and and they still leave the critical turn left or right for last, so instead of drawling, "in 500 feet turn left" they should be saying "turn left in 500 feet" because time is critical in those situations and I want to know if I should start heading to the left or the right for the next exit or turn as soon as possible.

Then, if you miss your turn, the GPS voice could say, "Wassamadda ya stupid? Ya missed yer toin! Ok, now ya godda make an illegal U-toin. Make sure there's no cops around. Then remember TO STAY LEFT IN 500 FEET, moron!"

set up wife's Garmin to say "Lost again, are we Munchkin" in Britt Voice in stead of "Recalculating" amongst other things. She almost had a wreck first time she screwed up, lol

Windwalker

Ha ha!

OPPS

WIFI shut down halfway through update.
I had a backup from way back just in case I ever crashed the 3597 but reloading the map update went OK.
I should have known there could be a problem when it said update would take 1.8 hours when it normally takes 33 minuets.
All's well that ends well but could have been a real problem.
Time for a new backup.

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garry

It would be nice

If Garmin they would make GPS with a larger internal disk space, so people not need to worry about deleting extra files,or worry about the device run out of disk space.

Yep ...

.. latest ones seem to do so, my DriveSmart came with 8Gb

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Thanks for the

Heads up on the update.

looking for split screen

looking for split screen .jcv files for 2018.20 and a2s files

Good...

werewolf wrote:

I found it! Why couldn't I find it before? I don't know. Duh. And it is taking up 6.56GB on my overcrowded C Drive! Can I set it so this is automatically deleted in the future, in case I get a GPS that works with Garmin Express again?

That you found it. You should share how you found it (if different from the link in your quoted post) to help others if they experience the same issue.

It would be nice if GE would give the user the option of deleting the files in those folders but it doesn't appear to do so.

Map Update 2018.20 installed

on my Nuvis, 760 and 765, with no problems. Now I'm ready for the long vacation trip up through the great northwest!

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Garmin Nuvi 760, 765 ><> Dave <>< "He is no fool, who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

Since May?

I see this was announced in May. I just noticed the 2018.2 update today when I plugged the GPS into Garmin Express. Talk about out of touch!

2018.20 Still Woefully Out of Date

I just updated my Nuvi 1850 with map update 2018.20.

I'm very disappointed in what I see. I could understand that some recent road work in Harrisburg, NC not being included.

There is, however, no excuse for the lack of updates for I-485 around Charlotte, NC, a major highway which has been complete for two or three years now.

I-485 is a complete highway circling Charlotte now. The maps supplied by Garmin leaves out almost half of the road.

I can only imagine the missing data for other areas in the US. I'm very disappointed with Garmin.

Map Updates

If it was an update for something in Canada it would take longer than 3 years.

Here

Here updates maps from various sources and also use their own vehicles to travel roads collecting data for map updates. Obviously they can't be everywhere at once but they do post where they will be updating map data regularly. To see the current schedule of where the Here is working see:

https://here.com/en/drive-schedule

US and Canada current locations are at the bottom of the list.

Once HERE has this new data, they will update their map files (and you'll see the changes in MapCreator) and eventually Garmin will purchase those updated HERE maps and the new data will appear in an Garmin map update.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

A question

t923347 wrote:

Here updates maps from various sources and also use their own vehicles to travel roads collecting data for map updates. Obviously they can't be everywhere at once but they do post where they will be updating map data regularly. To see the current schedule of where the Here is working see:

https://here.com/en/drive-schedule

US and Canada current locations are at the bottom of the list.

Once HERE has this new data, they will update their map files (and you'll see the changes in MapCreator) and eventually Garmin will purchase those updated HERE maps and the new data will appear in an Garmin map update.

I have a question and realize that we may not be able to answer it. Here's the situation. In my city, there's a street that comes to a T with another. The current City Navigator NA map thinks that after stopping for the stop sign that a driver can turn left or right. This intersection actually is a right turn only intersection and on my normal routes, it tells me to turn left.

I have alerted Here to the error. I wonder if Garmin has the ability and if so, have they ever modified a map when they know of an error before Here corrects it. If so, I can see it worthwhile to report the error to Garmin as well as Here. Any thoughts?

On the current Here map, the street locations and names are all correct and I've not been able to discover on the Here site whether signage is correct (stop sign, right turn only, etc.) Am I missing something and there is a way to find the map's signage?

Without knowing the location

Without knowing the location of the Intersection, it's impossible to tell. Can you use Here's version of Street View to see? Or, just use Google Street View.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267
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