Somewhat over a year ago, our city added a new street that is about 8 blocks long. It eliminates the right then left turns previously needed to escape my neighborhood and enters the old street (on the Garmin map) about 1/2 mile north of the original intersection.
My C330 is lost as soon as I enter this new street. It cannot recalculate a new route until I have traveled to the street it recognizes. Screen shows the icon and a moving picture but no road or the numerous side roads leading from it.
Any way to update for new(?) roads and if not, anyone know why Garmin is so slow to pick up these changes that have been around for over a year or so!
I have the same problem with a c340 that I just got this Christmas. I can only hope that Garmin comes out with an update.
This has nothing to do with Garmin but rather it's Navteq that's used for the mapping software. If you're using Ver. 8 NT then it's the latest available at this time. You might want to go to Navteq's site http://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/secured/submi... and report this to their system so they can update their maps.
Map data are not updated in the normal sense by any cartography vendor I know of.
New versions of the Garmin CN/MG mapsets are released for purchase (roughly) annually. They are both currently up to v8. If you have anything before v8 and want the latest mapsets, it's time to buy new ones.
Garmin may offer an upgrade path on locked software for less than outright purchase.
If yours is MG, you can sell it on eBay and recoup some of the cost of the new software.
I checked the site that Ray had mentioned to add some new roads that they have built around me. It looks like they have updated their maps for my area already. I would assume that means it will be in the next release.
HMMMM, the NAVTEQ web site doesn't seem to be the supplier of Garmin maps. No where do I find Garmin as a supported brand. Oddly enough, the road that was "missing" on my Garmin is included on this web site. I have v.8 on my C330 now. Guess I'll just have to wait for some possible future Garmin update.
I have to admit, I am somewhat disappointed that the maps seem so out of date, though. Oh well, I'll just have to go back to MAPSCO for updated material, it seems.
Navteq is the best mapping program from what I've read and a gps is only as good as the maps it uses. To save a few bucks buying a gps that uses Teleatlas in my opinion is no bargain if it doesn't get you where you need to go. From what I've heard Teleatlas is OK for Europe but Navteq is the best for USA.
Garmin has been releasing updates for their automotive maps once each year, usually around July or August. It takes a little while for Garmin to prepare the data they get from NAVTEQ to work with their units, but if it's showing up on NAVTEQ's web site now, I think there's a good chance it will be included in this summer's update from Garmin.
johnf -- if you look at the C330 page at Garmin.com, you'll see a logo at the top of the page that says "NAVTEQ on board". Garmin uses NAVTEQ data in all of their automotive models.
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