Update Builtin POI's

 

Does Garmin ever update the POI's that come with their products?

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yes

Every map update has POI updates,

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But they aren't as accurate as POI Factory.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

They are whatever the

They are whatever the Venue's corporate supplies. Garmin gets these data bases from the map supplier and commercial providers. Garmin doesn't do any checking.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Outdated

And thus in my experience, some are often well out of date. The vast majority are okay but somehow, as luck would have it, some of the ones I really need are out of date.

That's why

Sixeye wrote:

And thus in my experience, some are often well out of date. The vast majority are okay but somehow, as luck would have it, some of the ones I really need are out of date.

That's why accurate POIs created for here by volunteers are so popular.

And "Custom POIs" is one feature that I hope Garmin and others never delete from the menu.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

I certainly agree

sometimes if I know it's a new location I look it up on my phone and enter address into garmin, then if its recurring I save it

Yep

We had a bank locally that moved about 5 years ago. It was still showing in the Garmin POI’s until a couple of updates ago. It is now showing its current (and correct) location.

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I tend to use the POIs from

I tend to use the POIs from our group vs Garmin. Garmin is a great GPS company and POI-Factory is tops when it comes to POIs!!!

Agreed !

bobshort1 wrote:

I tend to use the POIs from our group vs Garmin. Garmin is a great GPS company and POI-Factory is tops when it comes to POIs!!!

The ability to use Custom POI's is the main reason I haven't transitioned from standalone GPS to smartphone or in dash navigation.

Might be two factors at play

maddog67 wrote:

We had a bank locally that moved about 5 years ago. It was still showing in the Garmin POI’s until a couple of updates ago. It is now showing its current (and correct) location.

I suspect that companies pay Garmin to include their locations on the GPS.

It's also likely that it's up to these companies to provide Garmin with location updates.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

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They do keep a lot of closed business’s on.

Garmins POI's

One thing I find that the Garmin POI's are sometimes very erroneous. For example if I were to tell the GPS to find local gas stations where I live it will come up with lots of locations but 75%.are convenience stores etc which have never ever sold gasoline!

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

Garmin POis

I wish there was a way to turn off the Garmin POIs..They are annoying and not relevant to my driving

Map layers

dbusguy wrote:

I wish there was a way to turn off the Garmin POIs..They are annoying and not relevant to my driving

You can do some customizing. https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/drivesmart50-60-70/E... . Other topics see https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?productID=524667&searchQue...

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

rhl7943 wrote: Does Garmin

rhl7943 wrote:

Does Garmin ever update the POI's that come with their products?

I do not think so

Sure they do

ericliujian wrote:
rhl7943 wrote:

Does Garmin ever update the POI's that come with their products?

I do not think so

Sure they do. Every update contains the latest POI's that the subscribers send them. Subscribers being the businesses.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

And if you don't subscribe you don't get updated.

And a lot of closed business's don't get removed, locations that move don't get chsnged, and some locations are the owners (managers) house not the actual store.

phranc wrote:
ericliujian wrote:
rhl7943 wrote:

Does Garmin ever update the POI's that come with their products?

I do not think so

Sure they do. Every update contains the latest POI's that the subscribers send them. Subscribers being the businesses.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

s & p

IIRC Garmin stated it got its original listing from Standard & Poors directory of businesses. S&P gets their list from the information on a business license which is why the locations are wrong as they may be mailing addresses only and not the physical brick and mortar location. Like FCC licenses, businesses that go out of business may not cancel their license so it remains active until the license isn't renewed.

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