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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

Garmin GPSMap 182

I have a marine Garmin GPSMap 182c color chart plotter. This unit has a little door where you insert a chip that loads detailed chart data into the unit.

My problem is the slot for the card, the "card reader" itself (I think).
The GPS does not "read" the data from the card. I take the card to a different gps unit and that unit displays correctly.

Garmin not recognising USB connection

Hi all I have just updated the softwere on my 3490LMT but now it will switch on but will not connect to iMac either in MTP OR MASS STOTAGE it just stays on the first screen (where to and view map.
Please help Dell

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Old man but still learning Dell

Helping friend with NUVI 2597LMT

I'm helping a friend with their 2597. I have 2555, but not familiar with 2597. The firmware has not been updated and map is 2014.2.

1. On the 2555 I can set the dashboard to show four functions on bottom of nav screen. How do I do that with 2597?

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Garmin RINO/Monterra Hybrid

I was looking at both the Garmin RINO series and the Garmin Monterra and I was thinking that a hybrid of those two devices would be quite handy. Essentially a Garmin Monterra with a built in two way radio. It would be nice to have when you are "off the grid."

Garmin DEM (Digital Elevation) Maps

I was doing some searching through Garmin's faqs and came across this one:

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?...

As I thought about this, I was shocked to see "DEM basemap" offered on some pretty ancient Garmin GPS devices like the old nuvi 8x5 series.

2015.40 Junction File -- Where? What size? for a Nuvi 2689?

I never had a junction file for the 660, so I didn't follow those threads much, other than to take note that upgrades would sometimes not load one, or load a smaller file.....

Now that we own a Nuvi 2689 I guess it's time to take notice.... and start asking questions....

On the 2689, where would the junction file reside.....

And What size or sizes would it be for 2015.40?

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2689LMT That I'm still learning... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Screen Calibration FAQ

I have 5 different Garmins and for years they all just kept on ticking. So I was surprised when my daughter said her screen was all messed up. I looked at it and sure enough, calibration was off.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

HERE Map Creator

So I have been doing HERE's Map Creator for awhile now and have been making additions and changes in other countries. Now, HERE has *just* made it where you can apply to edit the United States. I have applied and was granted editing privileges.

Firmware Update 4.80

With the latest update, I am now getting the annoying warning message every time the unit turns on. Before the update, the unit would turn on and go right to the main page. Is there any way to turn off the warning? Anyone else noticed the same thing happening?

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"You can't get there from here"

3490lmt Touchscreen stopped working and now works again

Recently, I charged my Nuvi 3490lmt with an android tablet charger for a couple of hours. After unplugging my 3490lmt, the battery was fully charged but the touchscreen was unresponsive.

Everything was working fine accept the touchscreen. For example, I could use "voice command" to navigate, etc.

Then all of a sudden after about a week, the unit is working perfectly, go figure.

Is there a FAQ for this?

When I get the latest map update, I install the update to the device (1450) and the computer using MapUpdater.
My question is: should any of the three 1450 map files get corrupted, etc., is there a method to recreate these map files from the update files on the computer?

I looked in the FAQs but was unable to locate any info on this. I'm probably not looking for the correct terms.

Thanks

Large JCV file

I get "file not found" when I try the links for the large JCV file...

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Basecamp Info

I am using Basecamp more now that I am having problems with Mapsource not recognizing certain areas of my maps. The question I have is in Mapsource you could always right click on a selected map and choose properties and then see total miles and estimated time of travel. I can't seem to find that info in the Basecamp maps I create.

nuvi 35x7 and 35x8 (GCD File) software version 4.80 as of March 25, 2015

Change History

Changes made from version 4.70 to 4.80:

◦Fixed an issue that could cause search results to list some street names without spaces.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5967

nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 software version 4.80 update

Change History
Changes made from version 4.70 to 4.80:

Fixed an issue that could cause search results to list some street names without spaces.

Garmin Express v4.0.13.0 is available

Garmin Express v4.0.13.0

This version includes the following changes:

Fixed a crash affecting Danish users.
Fixed an issue that prevented changing installed Courses on a device.

https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?212881-Garmin-Expre...

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Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 750, Nuvi 255LT

Garmin Map Update Too Large

Any suggestions on files to delete in order to get the latest Garmin map update onto a Nuvi 1450 without having to get an SD card?

Thanks!!!

Nuvi 500 memory

I have a Nuvi 500 and when I try to load a north america map update, I get a warning that there is not enough internal memory available, so I then have to choose a region (west, etc) to update. My question is, I have an 8MB memory card in the Nuvi, doesn't not the update maps go there or, can I use the memory card to hold the maps?

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