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Free routable maps for Garmin

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.


Garmin FAQ area

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Importing Spotwalla Tracks

Just curious if anyone has experienced an import error in Basecamp while importing gpx files from Spotwalla Trips?

I'm able to download from Spotwalla any number of my rides in the GPX format. Most of them I am able to import into Garmin's BaseCamp with no problems. It seems that just a few of them will not import at all and I receive and generic error message.

Eric Marshall IBA 46658 - TOH 151 Allen Eagle Cruisers Rider 2009 Honda Shadow

Garmin GPS Best Bang for the $

What is the best buy right now. Looking to change my 750 for a newer model.Looking for max features for the $.



Garmin 1390 - Accidently Formatted - I'm a tool - Please Help!


I've accidentally formatted my Garmin 1390. I had a micro SD card in the satnav and thought I was formatting that instead.

Can anybody provide me with a zip file containing the files/folders via dropbox/rapidshare/bittorrent, so that I can restore my device?



Garmin poi loader

My older computer cannot run XP Service Pack 3. Does anyone know where I can get a version of windows poi loader that will install on XP SP2? Garmin says they cannot provide the file.


Which do you consider the best? I'm leaning toward the 2555...



DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin® Introduces Its First Android™-Based Fleet Navigators

I just saw his tonight, but the announcement was a week ago. I was wondering when something like this would be available from Garmin.

Splicing cables?

Hey all,

So I have a Garmin Streetpilot C550 (old reliable) unit that the cable is frayed which also has my traffic receiver which has the lifetime subscription on it. So I looked into pricing for a replacement cable and didn't feel like shelling out the money for it. It's not cheap... But what is cheap is just another power cable without the traffic receiver.

Moving favourites from Nuvi11490 to Kenwood with garmin

Can someone help be by explaining how to move my favourites from my old garmin nuvi 1490 to the new Kenwood DNN9350BT with Garmin gps?

I cannot locate any .gpx file in the new Kenwood Garmin files....


I am trying to download the 2015-20 map into my Garmins. I get a msg (A connection to the Server could not be established. The msg appears on all three of my Garmins. I have checked all connection and all is connected.

What could be happening.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Connector for 2 pin on Garmin Nuvi 2460 LMT

Hello, while attempting to replace the LCD screen on the garmin 2460 LMT, there is a 2 pin connector that you have to remove. Well, I did not realize, you have to lift it up. I actually pulled the two wires (red black ) out. Where can I locate one of the connectors

Thanks in advance

Custom POI In Nuvi

I have downloaded a custom POI from this site and used the Garmin POI Loader to get it loaded into my Nuvi 1450. I see the file in the Nuvi POI subdirectory but when I do a Where To - Points of Interest and search for one of the items contained in the custom POI, it does not appear in the list. Am I missing a step?

Thanks in advance.


Inaccurate directions - nuvi 2557/2597

I recently switched from nuvi 885 to 2597. The newer Garmin gives inaccurate readings of my location -- in one case, as I was stopped at a complex intersection, the device told me I was already past the light, on the wrong street and had to make a u-turn.

Do you feel the Garmin battery life should be better?

I remember the old days where a flip phone can have several days of battery life. I was then comparing a 2-3 day model vs a 4-5 day model, for charging purposes. Then the smartphones came and we are lucky to get around a day's worth of life. I mean a day's worth as in 7-9 hours not 24 hours. My Garmin does probably 2-3 hours.

Customize Garmin Nuvi 2360 Menu

Can anyone tell me how to customize the Garmin nuvi 2360 menu? I'm looking to customize the "Where To?" menu.


Re-CAL-culating... "Some people will believe anything they read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

Zumo 550 and 2015.20 map download

Lost my maps, so came home after my trip (only discovered it not working on the trip, so useless) and have spent all afternoon trying to get this done.

How can I start over and download the 2015.20 map? I have done it several ltimes with no errors, but the Zumo 550 on booting, will not respond to any screen hits? I can page through some screens, but no interaction.


I just did a Back-Up on my GPS 3590. Map 2015-10. Every thing went fine until the end. Gave me an error. "The file name you specified in not valid or too long. Specfy a different file name."

SYS_Log1_(the next two looks like musical notes)+1.

SIZE: 2.00 MB

It gave me the option to retry or skip. I chose skip because it would not let me retry.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Red Light & Speed Cameras poi

sorry for my bad english, my question is

where is de poi file Red Light & Speed Cameras ?

i dont find in poi files, not to with searsh name , in past i saw it, not now

SD Card Formatter

I was looking for information about SD speeds and came across this about formatting SD cards.

SD Association wrote:
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