Garmin talk

 

660 and MapInstall to SD card

So, today I thought I would update my old 660 to the 2016.10 map.

Garmin Express installed the Lower 49 just fine.

Started MapInstall, it defaulted to the "H:" drive, which is my SD card (was empty, except for the Garmin folder) and selected what parts of the maps to install (Canada).

Install occurred with no error messages.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Garmin icons shown on the map

I have tried to set wich Garmin icons to bee displayed on the map on my Nuvi 2797th I do not want everyone when I approach a town. it pop up to many banks, petrol stations and other I do not want to see. How can I set this?

Street Pilot III and map question.

I picked up a used Street Pilot III with City Navigator V4.01 and V5 update CD at a flea market and a bunch of extras came with it. I plan to use it with APRS. Maps are to old for navigation.

I called Garmin to transfer the unit and codes to my name. I had to wait a week for them to contact the other person but its now in my name.

Dezl update

GE had an update to the software on my Dezl 560 today. I did not get the update text.

Remove/delete Smartlink from a 2797

When I first got my 2797 somehow I thought that I needed Smartlink to use the Bluetooth on the GPS. At least that is the interpretation I got from the info the 2797 spewed forth.

Well I have an iPhone but strictly on a Pay-as-you-go plan, no data plan. Therefore I do not need Smartlink nor neither can I use it.

Any ideas how to remove it from my 2797?

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

May be of interest to some, especially newer Garmin users

This website has some interesting tips etc for Garmin users. Admittedly not exactly for the newest Garmin's but I would think many of the tips are still applicable to many Garmin's in use now.

https://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/pagepoi.htm

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

2016 mapupdate

What am I doing wrong? trying to updated to mapupdateto 2016. Have the latest Garmin Express 4.0.20. Express is telling me that it can't install to device, nuvi 2557, have to use Mapinstall. Go to mapinstall and 2016 is not shown. I hope I've given enough info that some one out there can help?

Can't update my 2598.

Trying to update my Nuvi 2598 and keep getting a message that says "There was an error installing the update". I'm using Garmin Express 4.1.5.0.
Ideas?

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Until morale improves the beatings will continue

Garmin BaseCamp and Google Earth woes

One of the great features of Garmin BaseCamp was the ability to see the POI or route in Google Earth, however with latest updates of GE and GE Pro, this will no longer work with BaseCamp.

Google Earth has discontinued support for BaseCamp.

Older versions of Google Earth still work, however the next time you open Google Earth the newer version has updated automatically.

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DGN MTF, IBA, MOA, BMW 1200GSA My picture...I was doing a charity ride in Georgia, got my picture with my bike and mural required...then a nice lady ask if she could take my picture...I agreed...when I downloaded this is what I got... just call me M

2797 Charging Problems

Using 2797 with GMT 36 Traffic Receiver USB cable that came with the unit. I'm now getting the "use the supplied cable" message though I am using that cable. The unit won't charge. I'm wondering which part is bad (2797 unit, small mount unit with USB connection that plugs into the back of the 2797, or the GMT 36 USB/cigarette lighter cable).

Basecamp version 4.5.0

BaseCamp is 4.5.0 now available and can be downloaded here:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435

Installation of this version will overwrite your previous BaseCamp installation.

Added user preference to configure mouse hover tool tips
Added selection of map product and search to the Create Route dialog
Added menu item to launch the Create Route dialog

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

NUVI on Motorcycle

For all of us that have been looking how to do this, including me.

http://www.m-p-c.com/GPS_Bluetooth_Audio.htm

Here Update

I recall that Here updated its maps weeks before Garmin released 2016.1 (if not a couple months). I checked today on my iPhone, and Here just had another update to its map software.

Behavior with both Smartphone Link and HD Traffic

I have a unit with the HD traffic feature. If I also purchase the Live Traffic subscription, how does the unit deal with the two sources? Does it combine them? Does it give priority to one over the other? Do I have to turn one off and select the other?
From reading posts on the subject, it sounds like there is advantages to having both.
Thanks!
Jeff

Nokia Announces Sale of HERE Maps to Audi, BMW, and Daimler for $2.74 Billion

Nokia has announced the sale of its HERE digital mapping and location services to a consortium comprised of Audi, BMW, and Daimler.

2016.10 Large Junction View

Where can I find the Large Junction View file (D3060180B.jcv)?
How can I get it?

Multiple Maps on RV 760

I had previously owned a 1490LMT but recently purchased a RV 760LMT for traveling in an RV. In the past, when I performed a map update, I would retain the previous map so if I had issues then I just select the previous map on the device. This was easy with the 1490 as I would change the three files (*.img, *.gma, *.unl) to something like "gmapsupp" and then install the new maps.

Garrmin SP2720

I Updated My Garmin SP 2720 With 2016.10 and now it won't turn back on the gps just keeps rebooting the red line bar at the bottom of the screen loads half way then starts over and over anyone have idea whats wrong

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

CN Europe NT 2016.10 update

I have two Garmin devices with CN Europe NT maps:
- nuvi 775 came preloaded with both NA and EU maps.
- nuvi 3790T came preloaded with NA map. I bought the EU map on DVD and installed it on a micro SD card.
I purchased Lifetime Mapupdates for both devices and maps.

For many years I have updated the maps and used these devices in Europe successfuly.

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Garmin 660, 775, 3790, 3597 and ecoRoute HD.

Troubleshooting hint ("switch USB Cable")

I installed the 2016.10 maps earlier today on my 3590LMT using GE with no difficulty. I then decided to make a copy of the system and JCV files to a backup flash drive using Windows Explorer like I always do. The file transfer would start out fine and after about 30 seconds, I was getting "file not found" error messages and Windows Explorer then showed that EVERY file in my 3590 was gone.

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The Ogre
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