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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.

Links:

Garmin FAQ area

Please read these before posting questions to this forum area.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6656

FREE Backup Software

Paragon one of the leaders in backup utilities just came out with FREE backup software. No need to spend $$ for extra features. It does a quick job right out of the default install. It took less than 1 minute to backup my 2460LMT.

I Have Made a Routing Discovery

I've made a discovery in the apparent way routes are calculated. Many of you have complained that various Garmins will refuse to route a road even when it is decidedly shorter and faster. Even with Trends on and repeatedly using this road.

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Frank Nuvi 2597LMT

Walmart (NOP)

There seems to be a problem with the (NOP) (No overnight parking) comment in "WalMart, Sam's Clubs, and Super WalMart Centers in the United States & Canada"

I have just called four Walmart and one Sam's Club in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia that were marked as (NOP). They all said overnight parking was welcome at their locations.

I am a bad boy.

I should be ashamed of myself. I have been away for a long time. I got a smart phone last year and decided that I no longer needed my Garmin. Yes, I am an idiot. I gave away my 1690 as I thought that the smart phone would be better in the long run. "Wrong". I am looking at getting a new on and like the HD Traffic, any opinions out there?

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Tracking Log??

In looking at the various files on my 2460 I found a files in the .system folder named UStats.log. This file appears to log what you have done on the keyboard. I always get a little concerned when I find any file that tracks what I do. Especially, when I don't know about it.

Any comments here?

Garmin nuMaps Lifetime North America - 59.99 USD until 4/24 with promo code SPRING14

Saw this on a deal forum:

Garmin nuMaps Lifetime North America - 59.99 USD until 4/24 with promo code SPRING14
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/prod33379.html

* Update the street maps on your compatible device as soon as new maps become available
* Pay only once and update for life: no monthly fees or other ongoing costs.

Home Icon on a Garmin 3597LMT HD

Does anyone know if it is possible to install a custom icon for your "home" location?

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Menchies Frozen Yogurt - Ohio Locations

Voice Updates

I recently updated my Nuvi's mapset to 2014.40. I also downloaded voice updates. I have been using "Jack" but since update I think Jack's voice has taken a step backward. He now mispronounces relatively simple street names. Any one else notice this or is it just me.

dezl series map/routing errors.

Has anyone noticed that the length and breadth of I-80 through Nebraska is flawed? If you have 40 tons as a maximum gross weight (and in some other states for parts of roads) it will not route you on I80. In fact, if you have anything over 9 tons you will not be routed on I80. This has to be due to this http://imgur.com/Mwcfy3w and someone being confused as to its meaning.

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Garmin dezl560 LMT

Garmin 2014 Releases

So, does anyone know if Garmin's 2014 product line for vehicles will be limited to the Essential Line? No additional "Advanced" or "Prestige" series this year? Thanks.

Garmin 3597 and the app Smartphonelink

Hallo, does anyone have any experience with the smartphone-app that works together with the nuvi 3597?

What i want to do is to send a place from an app in my smartphone to my Nuvi, they seem to connect but i dont know where the place i sent should appear in my garmin. Anyone around here knows something?

best regards jocke

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Nüvi 300 and Nüvi 3597LMT

Windmill

How exactly did I get a Windmill? Didn't find anything in the FAQs or postings. I also see people with various "Badges of Honor" I would suspect there is some criteria for those, too.

Garmin upgrade (2595 or 2495)

I am looking at upgrading my Garmin 265T to a 2595lmt or 2495lmt.
Do these models need a sd card for maps?
When you do a map update does the new map overwrite the old one?
I did look at a TomTom and I noticed that it has rest stops as poi that you can set a distance warning preloaded.
Do the Garmins have such a feature or do you still need to download the rest stops from POI factory?

Garmin Maps Discounted Price

I ran across this the other day while on CL. Sent an email to Garmin several days ago for their comment. No comment yet.

Here is the link: http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/ele/4424831221.html

Pirated?? Hacked??

POI Date

Is it possible to put the latest date on the POI file in the alpha list? Sure would make it easy to see what we may need to update.

USB Port in Car

I have USB port in my vehicle, can I run/charge Garmin GPS from this. I have a cord but nothing happens when connected. Do I need to do something????

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!

Hello!
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!!

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