Is There Currently Any Way To Get My Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD To Display County Name And Mile Marker

 

As posted above, I am just wondering if there is currently any way for my Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD to display the name of the county I am in and the nearest mile marker when I am on an Interstate Trunk Highway. My wife and I were traveling from the Saint Paul MN area to the Wisconsin Dells area yesterday and returned this afternoon. During the trip, I thought that it would be nice to know what county I am in and what the nearest mile marker is when we are on the freeway.

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The only units that give

The only units that give current mile markers are the Dezl and RV units. They appear on the dashboard. None that I know of show the county.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

My old 2610

Showed the county names (with the remote). I wish the newer models did this.

phranc answered the GPS unit

phranc answered the GPS unit question.

I do know that on the interstate highway system there are mile markers every 10th of a mile, for the most part. here's some more info on mile markers:

https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-highways-have-mile-ma...

Here in Pennsylvania at county/township/borough/village borderlines there are signs telling you which you are about to enter on state and federal roads, here's a few examples:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/5433846095_4f4a36e9ea.jp...

http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc19/2011c/md5.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/uncoveringpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/0...

http://www2.apwa.net/images/photolibrary/large/029-Boundary-...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Millcree...

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. Nuvi 2689, two Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N, Garmin, built into my Jeep. .

Try This:

Mile markers are a tough one but GPS File Depot has a free downloadable map showing county and state borders.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/10

It works as an overlay for almost any existing map. After downloading, the map appears in Basecamp and can be transferred to your GPSr. You can also use Garmin's Mapinstall program to transfer any part or all of the map directly to the GPS without using Basecamp.

On the 3597, after transferring the map, go to the "Map info" tab and check the overlay map. It will then be active with whichever map you use for navigation.

A shameless plug here but GPS File Depot is a great site for all kinds of free downloadable maps. If the product works for you, consider a donation to keep the site running. I'd hate to see this valuable resource disappear for lack of funding.

Thx

Thanks for this bdhsfz6, I'll give it a try first on my Nuvi 855.
If I like it it will also go in my 2797.

Just a question? When Garmin puts out a new map will this be deleted?

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

Supplemental maps

Melaqueman wrote:

Thanks for this bdhsfz6, I'll give it a try first on my Nuvi 855.
If I like it it will also go in my 2797.

Just a question? When Garmin puts out a new map will this be deleted?

Supplemental maps will not be affected by a Garmin City Navigator NA map update. I have had a topo map and a National Forest MVUM map on my nuvis and they remain after Garmin updates.

It is too bad that the automotive Garmin devices can not access the mile markers built into the City Navigator map. It'd be so handy to be able to access the MM when calling 911 for help. But the extra cost of the Dezl and RV models is more than most automobile owners will want to spend to access the feature.

A word of Caution

CraigW wrote:

It is too bad that the automotive Garmin devices can not access the mile markers built into the City Navigator map. It'd be so handy to be able to access the MM when calling 911 for help. But the extra cost of the Dezl and RV models is more than most automobile owners will want to spend to access the feature.

Although not bad overall, I've noticed the mile marker feature is not always accurate on my RV GPSr. Caution should be used when reporting this information to 911. In some cases, a wrong report location can be worse than no report at all.

I suspect the mile marker locations are scaled from maps and randomly cross checked with actual field locations. Like any GPS database, it is subject to unreported error due to changing field conditions. Case in point is the speed limit database which is sometimes incorrect.

Milemarker

bdhsfz6 wrote:
CraigW wrote:

It is too bad that the automotive Garmin devices can not access the mile markers built into the City Navigator map. It'd be so handy to be able to access the MM when calling 911 for help. But the extra cost of the Dezl and RV models is more than most automobile owners will want to spend to access the feature.

Although not bad overall, I've noticed the mile marker feature is not always accurate on my RV GPSr. Caution should be used when reporting this information to 911. In some cases, a wrong report location can be worse than no report at all.

I suspect the mile marker locations are scaled from maps and randomly cross checked with actual field locations. Like any GPS database, it is subject to unreported error due to changing field conditions. Case in point is the speed limit database which is sometimes incorrect.

In my usage, with the Dezl, I think the mile markers change just like the mileage and speed readings do. Garmin rounds up or down on the .5 increment.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Installed the county map

I have to use an external 8 GB SD card in my 855 for 2018.2 so I decided to install this county map there.
I backed out in a hurry when something in BaseCamp came up and told me that GARMIN data will be deleted.

Since I have no maps in the Nuvi's memory I decided to install there. But before doing that I backed up the 855 which only took a few seconds since no large map.img or JCV file is there.

Followed the destructions to a T but try as I might it did not want to HIGHLIGHT the selected map. Anyway carried on and BC told me it was installed.

For the life of me I cannot see where the county map is installed.

Since I am not in the USA I tried several of my US waypoints and the county names came up. So all is kinda well.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

Use GPS coordinates when calling 911

CraigW wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:

It'd be so handy to be able to access the MM when calling 911 for help.

Would it not be more accurate to give GPS coordinates when calling 911

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

AGAIN

Ralph6410 wrote:
CraigW wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:

It'd be so handy to be able to access the MM when calling 911 for help.

Would it not be more accurate to give GPS coordinates when calling 911

I NEVER EVER SAID THAT !!!!!!!!!!!
AND FOR THE RECORD, NEITHER DID CraigW !!!!!!

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

Quoting from a post

If you are going to quote someone, then do it right !!!!!!!

OOOOOPS, CraigW did.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

Oopsies

Melaqueman wrote:

If you are going to quote someone, then do it right !!!!!!!

OOOOOPS, CraigW did.

Oopsies do happen and I expect I've done it in the past, too.

When replying with all/some of a previous user's earlier post, be sure to add your comment after the final [ /quote ] (with no spaces after the [ or before the ]).

Oopsies may occur more often when (which is desirable) part of the previous users' earlier comments are deleted because they're not applicable. Be especially careful when deleting previous users' text if the deletion includes a [ quote=xxxxx ] or [/quote ] (again, no spaces) and make sure the number of quotes matches the number of /quotes.

I agree though that an oopsie can cause some confusion so it's best to make sure when replying with an earlier quote included to add your new comments after the [ /quote ] mentioned above and that the # of quotes matches the number of /quotes. In this post, I checked and see one [ quote=Melaqueman ] and one [ /quote ] so I should be OK. Clear as mud yet?

Now let's just hope I didn't mess up in the "quoted reply of mine." rolleyes wink

slicing and dicing

CraigW wrote:

...Oopsies may occur more often when (which is desirable) part of the previous users' earlier comments are deleted because they're not applicable...

When slicing and dicing it gets complicated. It's easier to do on a PC than a tablet.

dobs108 smile

Oh golly

dobs108 wrote:
CraigW wrote:

...Oopsies may occur more often when (which is desirable) part of the previous users' earlier comments are deleted because they're not applicable...

When slicing and dicing it gets complicated. It's easier to do on a PC than a tablet.

dobs108 smile

Oh golly, I never even though of doing it on a tablet or smartphone—heck, even a laptop from my standpoint. Desktop with mouse is the only way to go, especially with the keyboard and a few shortcuts possible there.

Melaqueman

Melaqueman wrote:

If you are going to quote someone, then do it right !!!!!!!

You must realize & understand that others as yourself have done the exact same in the past wink

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/47512?page=0#comment-453026

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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

Yup.

Editing a nested quote requires care and many of us (self included) have made an error now and then. And it is definitely true that accuracy becomes more difficult when accessing forums through a non-keyboard device like a smart phone. Whenever I post, but especially when quoting, I try to proofread my post both before and immediately after hitting "submit", so I have a minute or two to make corrections before someone locks my post with a reply. Even with that is easy to make an error that can't be corrected, so a little forgiveness is in order. All we can do is make a best effort for accuracy. smile

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

Sorry

Big time sorry redface

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

???

canuk wrote:

You must realize & understand that others as yourself have done the exact same in the past wink
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/47512?page=0#comment-453026

What you are failing to mention is that your comment was that McDonalds have free WiFi in Canada

To which I replied:
Be a long way for the OP to go since he is in Virginia !

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

@ Melaqueman

My post:

McDonalds in Canada offers free high speed unlimited access

Your quote of my post:

Locations like McDonalds in Canada offers free high speed unlimited access

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/47512?page=0#comment-453026

If you don’t see the difference try counting the words & hopefully you’ll be able to figure it out this time around.

Cheers 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

most quoted

Melaqueman, you are one of the most-quoted contributors on POI Factory!

dobs108 smile

???

dobs108 wrote:

Melaqueman, you are one of the most-quoted contributors on POI Factory!dobs108 smile

Oh well as the politicians say, better a bad quote than none at all. mrgreen LOL

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

County Name & Mile Marker

This goes along with my request to show MORE detail on the maps.

Some say the maps are too cluttered but there used to be several levels of "details" you could choose on your device.

If it's too much detail just choose a lower detail setting.

But PLEASE give us the chance to make the decision.

Well ...

pratzert wrote:

Some say the maps are too cluttered but there used to be several levels of "details" you could choose on your device.

You still can, at least on all my devices.

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

Yup

3 choices for the Detail

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

Thanks for this info

I wasn't aware of the availability of county overlays or of the host website. Thanks for posting.

Details

I know you can currently choose from 3 levels of details.

In older unit it was 4 levels. And the most detailed showed names of parks, streams, ponds, Neighborhoods etc.

I really wish they would restore those details so we can see them.

Tried this map

bdhsfz6 wrote:

Mile markers are a tough one but GPS File Depot has a free downloadable map showing county and state borders.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/10

It works as an overlay for almost any existing map. After downloading, the map appears in Basecamp and can be transferred to your GPSr. You can also use Garmin's Mapinstall program to transfer any part or all of the map directly to the GPS without using Basecamp.

On the 3597, after transferring the map, go to the "Map info" tab and check the overlay map. It will then be active with whichever map you use for navigation.

A shameless plug here but GPS File Depot is a great site for all kinds of free downloadable maps. If the product works for you, consider a donation to keep the site running. I'd hate to see this valuable resource disappear for lack of funding.

Thank you for the link, but this file's resolution is too low. It looks like the borders are based on raster data and not vector. This makes the borders very, very jagged.

True

Narvick wrote:
bdhsfz6 wrote:

Mile markers are a tough one but GPS File Depot has a free downloadable map showing county and state borders.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/10

It works as an overlay for almost any existing map. After downloading, the map appears in Basecamp and can be transferred to your GPSr. You can also use Garmin's Mapinstall program to transfer any part or all of the map directly to the GPS without using Basecamp.

On the 3597, after transferring the map, go to the "Map info" tab and check the overlay map. It will then be active with whichever map you use for navigation.

A shameless plug here but GPS File Depot is a great site for all kinds of free downloadable maps. If the product works for you, consider a donation to keep the site running. I'd hate to see this valuable resource disappear for lack of funding.

Thank you for the link, but this file's resolution is too low. It looks like the borders are based on raster data and not vector. This makes the borders very, very jagged.

While this is true, I've found the file sufficient to be able to tell which county I'm actually in at any point. It's usefulness depends on your requirements. If you need accurate county border information, routable topo maps by state / region are also available at https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/ . Most include surveyed county lines. These maps are not overlays however. They lack many features of the Garmin / Here maps and require changing the map displayed on your GPSr.