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Some POIs are missing.

I just got my Garmin 260W and have been playing with it locally to get a feel for how to use it. I set my home location and that works, I used it to go to an unfamiliar area and that worked as well, but I tried to find several stores close to my home - Target, Kohls, Sears - and none of them were found. I even tried finding one of them when I was right down the street from it. What's wrong?

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Not all business's will show up. Try putting in their address's.
Also do you have the latest maps. New maps are released about every 4 months. I bought the life time maps upgrade for $99.
Or, you can buy new maps when you want, but the are about $80 each. Ouch on that!!

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