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Smartphone Link Update

An update to the Garmin Smartphone Link for Android is now available from Google Play.

Help with Extra POI Editor

I have being using EPE for years to remove duplication from POI files as well as converting files to different formats.

Recently, the column data changed and I have attempted to correct this to my desired information but I am having no success . Previously, if a problem occurred , I was able to reinstall a download version of the EPE, but this download is no longer available.

Mass POI editor for Garmin

I'm looking for a mass POI editor. Something that would allow me to view and edit all my POIs in a flat file such as Excel or CSV.

Each row in the table would be a POI record, and there would be columns for Name, Phone, Categories (comma separated), Symbol, Latitude, Longitude.

Garmin Brings New Lineup of SmartDrive GPS Units to CES

Garmin announces a new line of SmartDrive units at CES 2019:

Looks like the dedicated GPS is not dead yet.

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Route Limitations

I have discovered by Trial and Error that when uploading a route, or creating a route, that you cannot have more that 29 Vias.

Years ago I created some routes for my trip on Rte66 in Delorme Street Atlas. I had to use a lot of bias to stay on the true route. I have converted these Delorme files to GPX XML and loaded one state file and waypoints to my 3597.

Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Garmin maps available for Streetpilot 7200

What is the latest Garmin map that will work without any problems on my Streetpilot 7200?



Hello, guys and gals,
some of you might already know me for some old mods of TomTom devices and for the iPhone unlock program ZiPhone.

Anyway, I am here to find people who know well the GCD format.
Unfortunately the only tool I could find until now is RGN_Tool by turboccc (who apparently left the scene).

Updating A Refurbished Garmin LMT

I got a refurb'ed Nuvi 2598LMT for N.A. 5-6 years ago.
After too many issues with Garmin Express back then, I always used MapUpdater, no problems.
I tried MapUpdater yesterday for the 1st time in years (new car has in-dash), it ended-up hooking me into Express.

Software version updated fine NP.
However it shows I have a free update for Europe but a "Pricing" button for N.A.

Nuvi 2598LMTHD

SmartPhone Link

Just got a smartphone and I'm playing around with the features on here. So far, I've run into a few issues:

1. Parking Services is supposed to show you parking fees on the GPS unit, but I can only see them on the app. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

Screen protector for Garmin GPSMap 66st?

I really want to protect my screen; I keep it in my coat pocket or have the Garmin Backpack tether (really handy!) and when I set down my backpack the screen may touch the ground.

I'd like to have a glass protector but I checked with Zagg and Phantom glass, they don't have anything in that size. Do you guys have any recommendations? I would rather stay away from the peel type.

Thank you,

Newbie needs advice on custom map turn by turn Drive Smart 61

I have just bought a new Drive Smart 61 and are trying to plan a custom trip to the USA.
So far I have plotted the waypoints in Google My Maps and have the drive directions route done.
Saved it as a KMZ and converted to a GMX with GPS Visualizer.

Trip Planning Tools I'd Like To Have In Basecamp

Many of us still use Streets & Trips, despite the fact that Microsoft stopped supporting this, years ago. That's because we like some of the trip planning tools, in S&T.

I would like to get some of the features that you would like to see in Basecamp, that perhaps have been inspired by your experience with S&T.


cant see Extras

So i was able to add pois to Paccar petrbilt system.. It showed on screen installing pois but tells me restart gps and everything goes well but i cant find extras folder.. Please help..

Robert Tschetter

Garmin DriverSmart 61 map or route error

From Royal Lahaina Resort, 2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761
to 3000 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, HI 96790,

Drive on HI-30 Should be Turn right onto HI-30/HI-3000, GPS told me to turn left onto HI-3000, which is impossible on left ONLY road, after I did a right turn into continuing on HI-30, then it told me to make a U-turn to drive into a wrong direction.

loading pois into a paccar Gps

Has anyone ever loaded pois onto a Paccar Navsmart Gps system. These systems are usually in kenworth or Peterbilt trucks. The mapping is Garmin based; Thanks for any replies

Robert Tschetter

Creating Trips - Do you have to have Lat & Lon for waypoints?

I've been away from trip planning for a while and can't remember something.

I have a database of locations (Name, address, City, State, Zip) but none of these have the Latitude or Longitude.

Nuvi 2595LMT --------- Nuvi 2460

Garmin inReach Explorer+

I am considering a Garmin inReach Explorer+. Does anybody here have one? If so, how do you like it?

OSM generic routeable map and the Garmin map

I am wondering if anybody else has experienced either of these problems.

I downloaded and installed an OSM generic routeable map on my computer. This map is compatible and works well in Basecamp.

EOL for my 660

My Poor 660! It has put up with so much!

Lifetime Maps purchased so long ago I've forgotten when..
Found this place nearly 10 years ago.... POI's became a great addition to 660!
When Internal memory would not support maps, deleted un-needed files and continued on...
Replaced battery when it wouldn't hold a charge...

A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

CES 2019

Anyone going to CES next month? I will be going and I'm anxiously awaiting beating up on the sales rep at the Garmin booth. He said last year there would be new automotive releases last spring and of course nothing was released. If anything, they dropped a few models (DriveLuxe for example). Anyway, curious to see others impressions if they go to the booth.

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH
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