2019 vs. 2020

 

Had a conversation about Garmin maps with someone last night
And I found myself having to explain the ‘out of sync with rest of world’ map version naming system.
Other than sayin “That’s the way they do it......”

Is there a reason we are in 2019 and Garmin is in 2020?

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Well ...

It's a bit like some tax years, you can be in 2019 but file your return in 2020 so you're in the 2020 tax year. Garmin run that way too smile

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

Or

you can buy a brand new 2020 car in late summer of 2019!

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

Marketing Strategy.

I think it is just marketing strategy; an attempt to make it seem like you are getting the "latest and greatest". It is not an effective strategy IMO, but it is what it is.

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

I think it is beyond explanation

I think it is beyond explanation.

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Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

I agree - It makes NO

I agree - It makes NO sense.

Most corporations run on a fiscal year not a calendar year.

But soon we will be down to once a year anyway. It doesn't matter because most of us will update the map no matter what it's named.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Very true

koot wrote:

I think it is beyond explanation.

I second this explanation!

Hit it on the head

alandb wrote:

I think it is just marketing strategy; an attempt to make it seem like you are getting the "latest and greatest". It is not an effective strategy IMO, but it is what it is.

You got it right!

Marketing

MMtoTSS wrote:
alandb wrote:

I think it is just marketing strategy; an attempt to make it seem like you are getting the "latest and greatest". It is not an effective strategy IMO, but it is what it is.

You got it right!

Sounds right to me. Marketing. Never trust the marketing people.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Ditto

thrak wrote:
MMtoTSS wrote:
alandb wrote:

I think it is just marketing strategy; an attempt to make it seem like you are getting the "latest and greatest". It is not an effective strategy IMO, but it is what it is.

You got it right!

Sounds right to me. Marketing. Never trust the marketing people.

Was thinking the same here too.

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Just grateful

I’m just glad they keep updating the maps.

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Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

incorrect address

How do I contact GArmin about an incorrect address. Thank you

Poor Marketing Strategy

alandb wrote:

I think it is just marketing strategy; an attempt to make it seem like you are getting the "latest and greatest". It is not an effective strategy IMO, but it is what it is.

Endemic through the whole publication field. I find it very irritating. I'm already getting stuff with publication dates in August and it's still July.

There is a bit of a negative twist to this. Take the case of some financial publications that carry an "advanced" publication date and the "new alert" for "today" is highly negative of positive. That makes the financial publication (for that date) unreliable and obsolete. Anyway, it is a headache.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Just for what it's worth

Would this thread even exist if Garmin named their file

1A2B3C4D5E6F or whatever?????

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

Good Point

Melaqueman wrote:

Would this thread even exist if Garmin named their file

1A2B3C4D5E6F or whatever?????

You're probably right on that. I was never a fan of software manufacturers switching from version numbers to years myself.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Mad Magazine

It's like how Mad Magazine used to have the July issue on the news stand in February...

Mad Magazine -- RIP

It was sad to read that Mad Magazine will no longer be published. Weird Al said that magazine was part of the reason he's so weird.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Go to Here.com

bsp131 wrote:

How do I contact GArmin about an incorrect address. Thank you

Here is the company that provides the map to Garmin. On the home page there should be a map error reporting tab. Go to that and fill in the information that is incorrect. For something like this it may take them a while to get around to correcting it. Several years ago I reported an incorrectly named state highway. It took them over a year to make the correction.

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

They used...

EV Driver wrote:

It's like how Mad Magazine used to have the July issue on the news stand in February...

..to do some weird stuff.

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

MAD magazine ...

Irreverent and satirical humor in the midst of political upheaval, division and discord. Seems like we might need MAD magazine now as badly as we did back in its day!

What, me worry?

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

thank you.

maddog67 wrote:
bsp131 wrote:

How do I contact GArmin about an incorrect address. Thank you

Here is the company that provides the map to Garmin. On the home page there should be a map error reporting tab. Go to that and fill in the information that is incorrect. For something like this it may take them a while to get around to correcting it. Several years ago I reported an incorrectly named state highway. It took them over a year to make the correction.

Thanks, I was going to the Town Hall in Hempstead, NY and wound up in Baldwin.

I like the year versus Code

Easier to understand, but would prefer accurate year. Its marketing like Retail for stupid people, $19.99 is not $20.00, 2020 is as new as it gets, even if its 2020 01 and your in 2020 04.

Here (no pun intented)

maddog67 wrote:
bsp131 wrote:

How do I contact GArmin about an incorrect address. Thank you

Here is the company that provides the map to Garmin. On the home page there should be a map error reporting tab. Go to that and fill in the information that is incorrect. For something like this it may take them a while to get around to correcting it. Several years ago I reported an incorrectly named state highway. It took them over a year to make the correction.

Here is the link you need:

https://mapcreator.here.com/mapcreator/

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Thanks

t923347 wrote:
maddog67 wrote:
bsp131 wrote:

How do I contact GArmin about an incorrect address. Thank you

Here is the company that provides the map to Garmin. On the home page there should be a map error reporting tab. Go to that and fill in the information that is incorrect. For something like this it may take them a while to get around to correcting it. Several years ago I reported an incorrectly named state highway. It took them over a year to make the correction.

Here is the link you need:

https://mapcreator.here.com/mapcreator/

I reported it. I wonder how long it will take to change.

Only...

...they know.

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

Only time will tell...

Quote:

I reported it. I wonder how long it will take to change.

Patience young Padawan.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

well said

alandb wrote:

Irreverent and satirical humor in the midst of political upheaval, division and discord. Seems like we might need MAD magazine now as badly as we did back in its day!

What, me worry?

I like to think that was the only shing light of sanity during the late 60's.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

how long...

...a very long time has been my experience. As in, several years.