When I went to My Garmin, it posted the availability of the new NT version of City Navigator North America. It allows me to purchase the update for $69.00 plus shipping and estimated tax.
Now not trying to burst anyone's bubble or anything and not trying to put Garmin down because I feel like they are the best out there but the maps that Navteq provides to Garmin and other vendors is far from even being so so. Prime example is my boss wanted me to go to Snow Hill, North Carolina to retrieve some items. I put Snow Hill in the search window and came back with four in North Carolina. (There is only one). None of the ones listed were the ones in Greene County, North Carolina. I proceeded to that location via my bosses directions and there it was. It is a small town with a population of about 1800 people and is the county seat for Greene County but it was not in my list. This is not the first time that this has happened. In the town where I live, I found 66 errors including roads that were not even there to roads that have been there for 5 or 6 years that were not even on my map. This county is the second largest in the State and roads are being added every day but not with Navteq. I made contact with Navteq and told them of the errors and although they assured me that these errors would be corrected in the next version, this was 3 years ago and a lot of errors still exist. Navteq assures me that they have people that check out the error reports but no fixes to a lot of problems. If they have someone that rides the roads, then I would like to meet him since he is either blind or sleeping when he went through this area. I encourage everyone to send in corrections to http://www.navteq.com because it is obvious that they are not going to send anyone out just to ride the roads. And in my opinion, POI's should be left up to users like you and me because we ride the roads and know that they are correct. Navteq has enough to correct with the roads and can't even get those straight so don't add to them adding POI's. We can do that ourselves.
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