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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

Please read these before posting questions to this forum area.

English Voice Update

I tried to update the English voices, but no joy. The dialog stated that there was about two minutes left for an hour, but there wasn't a thing downloaded. Contacted Garmin support. Told me to put the unit into MTP mode. That didn't work because my unit is not supported, but they had the model and serial number.

Any good deals out there right now? Need a new Garmin!

I am one of the fortunate ones to grab the 2460LMT when it was only $99 on ebay in November 2012, thanks to one of you posting that they were there!!

Linda B. Garmin nüvi® 2460LMT, Garmin nüvi® 255W

GPS Underground Site

Anyone know what happened to the GPS Underground site?

I'm having trouble downloading POI's to my 3590

I just got a new computer with Windows 7. I just tried to update the POI's on the 3590 but it has a pop-up window that says no devices were found and also that I should set the interface option to Garmin or host. The question is: How do I do that? Any help would be appreciated.

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

Replace Nuvi 2450 battery

Anyone replace the battery in a Nuvi 2450?

I found this on Amazon for $10.91 + $3.49...

The two reviews appear to be credible.


Mike, Garmin 60CS, 2450LM

2597 Question

Do the POI for red light / speed cameras work on this model? I had been considering purchasing from Garmin but found out that the newer models are not compatible. Thanks.

School Zones

Have a Garmin 2595 and it doesn't let you know when you are near a school zone. Is there any way you can make them show up? If not do any of the Garmin's alert on a school zone? Thanks

Rest Area Alert too late :(

Needed a pit stop toady, missed the sign and the POI alert was too late. As I understand it (right or wrong), I have two choices. I can create a TourGuide, or I can load the POIs with a distance like 5280ft which will alert at the one mile mark. If I use TourGuide it will alert at 2 miles if 10560 feet is entered. Is all this correct, or part of?

Garmin discontinuing support for Windows XP

Just started getting alerts on my taskbar from Garmin warning me of pending discontinue of support for XP. I wonder if that means I will not be able to update the maps if I keep XP for a while?

Eventually I'll upgrade to Windows 7. I'm in no rush.

Michael J

Import Garmin PoI(s) into Toyota (Sienna)


My father just bought a 2014 Toyota Sienna with Toyota factory nav installed.

Is there a known way to export the Garmin PoIs from his Nuvi and import them into the Toyota?


Jordan Murphy Nashua NH

Thanks for the help!

I joined here about 3 weeks ago and have read a number of posts and asked many questions. What I have learned has helped in me in getting more out of my 2460LMT.

I think I originally found this site through a Google for some question/issue I had. Anyway, you all have helped my immensely.

Thanks again for all your contributions.


Language Files Update

Noticed in GE that there are optional updates for Languages. What do these updates accomplish and are they necessary? I guess the latter is a little subjective. Anyway, will I benefit from the 180mb update for English?

TIA!! smile

3D Maps on 2460LMT

Is it possible to install 3D maps on a 2460LMT? On a 8gb SD card?

Are the 3D maps strictly terrain or are they buildings, etc?

General Use Database


I bought a Garmin device today, the 2595LMT. I don't live in a rural neighborhood, and the four businesses I tried to locate today were not in the database. After updating the map database on the Garmin site, two of the businesses were still not listed and one of the other two seemed to have a spelling issue.

Nuvi 2595 screen freezes?

Have others experienced screen freezes with their Nuvis? I experienced two episodes of this during a road trip this week after multiple prior trips over the past couple of months without such issue.

Mine is the 2595LMT model purchased at Costco.


Nuvi 3597 and hotel key cards

Never thought of this until tonight but thought it could help others out.

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

NUVI Temperature Cut-off

Left my NUVI 40 in the sun for a couple of hours the other day.

It did not seem to want to turn on, but after a minute, a message flashed across the screen that said it turned itself off due to temperature extremes. Then it came back perfectly.

Did not know it did that! Very Cool ( redface )

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

GE Forced Update to 3.1.7

I just tried to open GE version 3.1.6 and was met with a dialog that stated it had to close due to a required update. I read the change file for that update and it appeared that none of the issues in anyway effected my use of GE. If you say no to the install, GE will not run. When did Garmin start "forced" updates?

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