As from time to time there are questions about maps for different world regions I would like to start topic about getting them legally.
There are two links to places where you can get legal, free maps for Garmin GPS. They are routable, so can be used to drive when on vacations. Coverage can differ sometimes, as often there are non commercial projects created by users.
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nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 (GCD File) software version 4.50 as of September 18, 2014
Use Garmin Express to install this file.
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Change History Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.50:
nuvi 35x7 and 35x8 (GCD File) software version 4.50
as of September 18, 2014
Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.50:
◦Improved detection of power sources that cannot charge the device properly.
◦Fixed issues with adjusting display brightness.
Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v126.96.36.199 for the PC and Mac today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Application Updates on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:
PC change log:
I have had the Nuvi 3597 for about a month. The maps and software (v 4.40) are current as of this post. I just used it on it's first long road trip and, for some reason, the voice guidance frequently does not come on when I choose a saved location and hit "go". The map shows giudande but the voice prompts are silent.
I am an ATVer. I was looking at the Minnesota DNR webpage and I noticed that they have OHV trails downloadable GPS data. Has anybody here tried anything like this on their Garmin?
Multiple downloads indicate that there is a data problem in the latest wallmart CSV file...
Planned to meet a couple of my buddies for lunch at Trellis in nearby Menlo Park, CA. Fired up Google Map on my MotoX, found the restaurant without incident. Using “share” via SamrtPhone Link to send the coordinates to my 3597, I was amused to find that the SmartPhone Link is ready to send me to a location in Merchant Square, Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
Can anybody give me some 'fix' suggestions? Unit powers on and boots up to the page telling me the maps are out of date, but touch screen won't allow the 'ok' click to continue, then screen goes dark. I tried the 'button' reset under the flip antenna, no luck. Suggestions?
I have seen ads for some new HUD Navdy. Looks pretty good but not sure if it will be compatible with Garmin units? Not sure how it will do the navigation? Has anyone read about it? I will appreciate your feedback.
Anybody have an old garmin C340 mount they will part with? Specifically the part that snapped onto the GPS then the car power cord plugged into it with the older RCA type jack.
I've been reading some threads here and it seems that everyone's opinion of HD traffic differs. Can anyone tell me how it functions in the Phoenix area? I use the traffic feature on my 2595 every day and, while it may not always be accurate, it's not bad. It certainly has proven to be a feature worth having.
My GTM 20 cable cord busted on me so I threw it out and bought a GTM 21 cord that's suppose to be compatible with my unit. Can anyone tell me if it's compatible? Whenever I plug it in to my lighter then to my unit it says "Accessory needs external power".
How do I register this cord that I bought on Ebay from someone in China? Any help appreciated!
When I drive by a rest area the device starts going: "Bong - bong - bong." Is it possible to cure it from doing this?
looking to discuss how to do a few very different things with my Garmin(s)
currently i have access to 765 / 56 / 2495 and a few more that i do not know the numbers of.
-the setup -
How often does Garmin update the maps? Has anyone had success with having map errors corrected?
I went to amazon to check the current prices on the NUVI 3597 and amazon said Garmin was discontinuing it.
Has anyone heard anything about this. They may be
coming out with something in the new 2015 line.
Anyone know how to replace the battery in the 2797 ?
I just got back from a good trip from AZ to IL. The power cord on my Nuvi 2595 appears to have a short. Since it has traffic built-in, I wanted one that has a traffic receiver. My wife has a 1450 that came with the same cord. I used her cord during the trip and the traffic does not work with her cord, even though the coprds are the same model (GTM-26).
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