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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.

New Garmin Map Format

I just found out that Garmin maps (Europe in particular) are released in a new format call NTU (Unicode...)

That may have already been addressed in this forum but I can find any reference to it. What the difference with the regular NT format?

Garmin Rv 760 - 5000 mile trip to Nova Scotia

a copy of this is on Lance RV site and Garmin RV760 Yahoo group ..............

Now back to the other 1/2 of the original post - Review of the Garmin RV760 GPS.

Just for some reference and explanation of why the GPS did not perform as I wanted it to (75% my fault).

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD $220 w/ warranty

The deal on the 3597LMTHD factory refurb is back at I know a lot of us took advantage of this before they sold out a few months ago. So if you have been waiting for this deal to reappear, now is your chance.

Here is the discussion thread from last March when several of us bought our 3597LMTHD:

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

RE: Need help converting xls file to gpx using apple pc

Does anybody know how to convert an xls file to a gpx file for an apple pc? I just purchased a Garmin Nuvi 2797 that I was instructed to do so by my Assistant District Manager for Prospecting potential clients. I am having a really hard time finding any POI Software that is free and compatible for use with an apple computer.

Garmin Basecamp 4.3.5

Garmin has just released its latest version of Basecamp:

Creating Custom Avoidance

I have the Garmin NUVI2555LMT and my experience is with setting Custom Avoidances with this model. I assume that other models use a similar process, so I would appreciate any feedback if you have a different procedure with your model.


nuvi 2577LMT (on sale today July 28 @amazon for $119.99) to replace working 660 / 680.


Not sure if this is deal worthy enough to post.... At least for me it seemed inexpensive enough to bite and finally replace my nuvi dinosaurs that refuse to die. Most likely they will become "backup GPS units" should these new ones get stolen, misplaced or bite the dust.

Garmin Nuvi 2595 Gives incorrect directions.

I just got a Nuvi 2595. When I was testing in familiar route, it asks me to get out of the Highway on every exit. There are no avoidance in the route I was going. Any of the suggested routes is not "fastest" or "shortest". The next day It doesn't give those directions.

Anybody faced these issue in Nuvi 2595?

Is the 5" Nuvi Navigator Screen Obsolete?

Given the increased amount of information available on more recent Garmin Nuvi navigators, has the 5" Nuvi screen become obsolete? I'm not only referring to the ever more common split screen "photo realistic" exit view, but also increased map detail information, increasing on-screen data dashboards, LT info etc.

Garmin Express Version

Garmin Express version got released. Just updated it.

Google Nexus 4, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

Garmin 2798LMT English Language Update - Large File, Purpose/Feature Updates?

I recently noticed that my Garmin 2798LMT GPS had a very large optional English language update available ~ 565 MB. Upon calling Garmin, they couldn't really explain what it contained other than voice enhancements for the voice recognition. Has anyone installed this and has anyone noticed any improvements in this?

New GE is out

Hi Guys

A new GE is ready.


Viago for Apple updates and tweaks

A thread to discuss and track the updates, workarounds and fixes for the Apple Viago App and the available add-ons.

nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Garmin Viago Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Viago for Android updates and tweaks

A thread to discuss and track the updates, workarounds and fixes for the Android Viago App and the available add-ons.

nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Garmin Viago Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Garmin 2577

Just got the Garmin 2577 because I'm going to UK for a vacation and then plan to use it in USA from there on.
Can't get lifetime maps with 2577.
Is that a big disadvantage?
It came with Europe maps for about $30 more than the US only with lifetime.

Nuvi 260w not reading Europe map from SD card

I recently purchased the City Navigator Europe NT map on a microSD/SD card (SanDisk 4GB microSDHC), but my nuvi 260w isn't reading the card. With the card inserted, when i go to tools-->settings-->maps-->info, the Europe map isn't listed as an option.

Navteq Traffic Subscription Gone?

Has anyone else noticed their NAVTEQ traffic subscription seems to have gone missing on their Nuvi?

"Primum Non Nocere" 2595LMT Clear Channel and Navteq Traffic

Accidentally format nuvi50 - Please help!

Hi, i was trying to format the SD and i made a mistake and formatted the Garmin Nuvi50. I tried Recuva but i couldnt see the gps on the list of device. Someone could help me please?


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