Garmin talk


2021.30 NA available

Updating a Nuvi as I write this.

John from PA


False Alarm. GE is showing an update for my DriveSmart 55 because I updated online instead of GE.

Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Convert *.gpi to CSV/XML/KML

Hello there,

i might have a weird issue for the most part, but it is one none the less.
I googled a lot and tried a lot but cant find a solution for now.

Honda CR-V Navigation Map

Downloaded and installed 2021 map to my 2018 Honda CR-V Touring, actually, I downloaded it yesterday and installed it today.

Nüvi 3790

Garmin Basecamp

I would like to install Basecamp on my D: drive since it has much more space than C: Uninstalled it and when I tried to reinstall no opinion appeared asking where to install. Any options to make this possible? Birdseye files take a lot of space and was hoping to put them in D: too.

How to create ICON...

I'm trying to import and make Custom POI ICONS. The ICON only. having NO JOY!! Any help in this would be greatly appreciated. Icons like "shell gas stations, marriott, esso. etc.....

Cyclops Safety Cameras

Does anyone subscribe to Cyclops Safety Camera? If so, how does it compare to the typical RLC/Speed POIs?

DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin, your Mom doesn't work here so clean up after yourself

So “rocket scientist” recently posted the question is it "Safe To Delete Old Express Installers". The thread is at Deleting what was mentioned in that thread, and keeping just the lst two folder freed up a ton of space on my drive.

That got me to looking for other extraneous stuff left behind and it can amount to quite a bit of storage space.

John from PA

BaseCamp, Google Earth and Street View

For those that use Google Earth with BaseCamp you will know that for a while you have had to use older versions of Google Earth to enable the link from BaseCamp to work. These older versions will no longer provide street view as Google has withdrawn that link in earlier versions, see this announcement which states

Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

safe to delete old Express installers?

I was just cleaning up old map files in the C:/ProgramData/garmin/coreservice/downloads folder, and noticed that I have a Garmin Express installer .exe file for every version of GE I've ever installed. Takes up more than a Gb of space. I assume it's safe to delete all those installers?

BaseCamp old versions

For some reason my LINK to the all the older versions doesn't work! Any help to the link would be greatly appreciated.
Please send link via my email address CaptRehkopf atgggeeeemail
Thanks in advance Robert

Thanks, Robert

Map update

When will the next map update be out. Before Christmas, or has covid made the updaters stay at home

Nuvi2797LMT (2) Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Garmin uploader wont recognize my OTR700

I have a new Garmin 700 OTR. I downloaded the Garmin uploader and transferred a POI file to that program. It took me 3 or 4 tries to get the program to recognize my GPS. It tried to transfer the file but I got a message saying the file could not be transferred. What am I doing wrong. When I plug the GPS into my dektop (windows7) it wants to open Garmin Express. But it would transfer the file.

Updating Garmin

Hi friends

Robert Tschetter

BC-40 / DriveSmart 65

I had my Honda in for service, and they loaned me a 2019 H-RV while the service was being done. It had a factory installed backup camera, and I was able to compare it with my BC-40.

My BC-40 is paired with my DriveSmart 65. I like this combination setup much better than the factory solution.
1. The view is much larger.
2. The screen is much brighter.


BaseCamp v4.7.3 Is Available

BaseCamp v4.7.3 is ready to download.

CNBC video about Garmin

Here is a CNBC YouTube video about Garmin that folks on this site may be interested in.

Battery low warning

Today I turned on my 3597 for the first time since 14 Aug 2020 when I last updated the map.

Metricman Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Blue squares---solved

Anybody know what these little blue squares are on the map screen along the road on the DriveSmart 65? They aren't signs and seem to have no significance but there are quite a few of them. One here, one there, cluttered at some intersections. Always along a road.

2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

GE installation problem

Two different laptops. Both have a setting in the registry to install new programs to the "D" drive

One laptop no problem updating GE.

Second laptop gives me a message "INVALID "F" drive.
There is NO "F" drive. Is there a way to force GE to install in the "D"drive?

I tried both ways, update via GE and downloaded a GE file from Garmin.


Edit follow up:

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