Can U tell a difference after U upgrade map?

 

I was just wondering if you can tell a difference after you upgrade the maps.........if it's worth if to pay 70 bucks....after spending 999.00 in March for a Nuvi 680???...................Dave

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You can use the MapViewer on Garmin's site to see if the areas in which you are interested have updates to the maps.

Many people are satisfied with updating every other year instead of every year.

upgrade map

I only upgrade every other year

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Waiting for Garmin to update that function

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

You can use the MapViewer on Garmin's site to see if the areas in which you are interested have updates to the maps.

Many people are satisfied with updating every other year instead of every year.

Currently the maps used in that function are v8. While I was waiting for Garmin to update that function, I bit the bullet and ordered the update from Provantage. Hoping the update adds the new highways in my area. Will let everyone know once I receive the update (on order). Provantage was gathering an order to place with Garmin, so I don't expect it for several weeks, but the price was right.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

The new maps are

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"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

While the NT2008 viewer is not yet on Garmin's site

The non-NT 2008 version is - and I understand the difference between the two is the compression used to store the maps on the various GPSrs. One could use the non-NT version to see what changes they've made - or, use Google Maps, Yahoo maps, or one of the others that uses Naveteq's mapping - any of those should be a fair representation of the NT2008 version's abilities, or lack thereof.

I've found several things I reported to Naveteq corrected on those alternate locations so I expect they will be corrected on the NT2008 as well.

And there are a few things that I reported to Naveteq that have not been corrected...a couple of which I find disappointing, and egregious errors...like 2 city parks that have been there far longer than I've been on the planet - one of which is depicted in the wrong place, and the other, not at all.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

updates to my area

You said:
"You can use the MapViewer on Garmin's site to see if the areas in which you are interested have updates to the maps."

I cannot find that on the Garmin site. How do you do that?

Thanks
Deborah
Houston

Map viewer

http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/ontheRoad/ look in the upper right of that screen "Mapviewer"

Yes I can tell the difference

I had three locations that the v8 map didn't show.

Sister's House (Santa Clarita Valley area in California): v8 had no roads/streets at all; can't search for address. v2008 are now showing the street outlines, but the street names are still generic; can't search for address. House was completed last February 2007.

Friends House(5 miles away from my sister): v8 showed street outline but no name; can't search for address. v2008 is updated. can search the house with address. House was completed 5 years ago.

GF's sister (in Las Cruces,NM): v8 showed no roads/street for her house;next to Sonoma Ranch Golf course. v2008 her house can now be search by address. Don't know how long the house has been there.

It also seems to give a better routing than the previous v8 maps.

Thanks for the pointer

photomatt wrote:

http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/ontheRoad/ look in the upper right of that screen "Mapviewer"

I ordered the new version from Provantage and am waiting delivery in 3rd week of August. In the meantime, I checked your reference and found that two major tollways that opened several months ago near my home do not seem to be on the new version. Checked at Navteq and then on Google Maps and found the same thing. You would think Toll Roads would not be a surprise. In any case I reported the problem to Navteq. Meanwhile, maybe I will be surprised when I do receive the new maps.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

reply to your question

After about 2 years, it make sense to spend the money. I recently upgraded my c330 Garmin only to find out that the road that was completed 6 months ealier still was not in the maps. I called Garmin and they explained to me, sometimes it takes up to 3 years before the county you live in sends the updates to the planner office to make public. He also explaned that they let you browse the maps before buying it to ensure the locations you want or showing up. Hope this helps.
Rogersgps