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How do I load new maps for the Garmin Nuvi 200W.

I had just come from Abu Dhabi to visit relatives who are based there. I am from the Philippines. My brother in law is a pilot for Etihad Airways and has a Garmin nuvi 200 and I was quite impressed with his unit after seeing it work and how well it helped us navigate unfamiliar streets both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Fantastic piece of equipment; I bought one for myself (the Garmin Nuvi 200W) hoping to use it in the Philippines where I reside. Not knowing much about GPS stuff I thought it would be easy to download maps and data for the Philippines. The unit I bought was pre-loaded for the Middle East.
My problem is where can I download maps and data for use in my country-Philippines particularly the city of Metro Manila, Quezon City, Baguio City and other key cities of the Philippines.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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GarminJunkie
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SOURCE: I am updating my nuvi

when updating from the city nav update disc, it will only update the maps currently on the unit. Since Canada isnt included, it will not add it on. What you need is the Pre-programed City navigator chip for Canada. Normally retails around $59.99

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Loading Australian Maps on Nuvi 200

She can purchase the City Navigator Australia DVD and load the Australian maps onto an SD card. Insert this into the unit and she'll then have both S Africa and Australia maps.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

SOURCE: Garmin nuvi 200w can't update all 49 lower states

OK, I just finally am getting through all of this myself.

First, the bad news. You cannot load all of the lower 49 states onto your Garmin 200W as-is. The map file is over 1GB and the 200W only has 991MBs of memory.

So, go out and get yourself a SD card. I got a 2GB card at OfficeDepot for $8. It was at the counter, not back with the other cards they carry (Note: The speed showed as 60x. The slightly more expensive ones, $12-$15, may be faster, like 150x.)

You'll also need to get yourself MapInstall, available from the Garmin site. BUT, don't try to use this right away, a mistake I made. If you do, you basically get a message that MapInstall can't be installed because it's not already installed. Seriously.

BUT, MapInstall GETS installed, or whatever, when you load your 2010 maps (or partial maps), so after you do your partial install, THEN you can install the MapInstall program. (May not be necessary, but remember, I did this out of order. Look for a "Garmin" folder under your Programs, or All Programs, and see if it's already there after you install your 2010 maps.)

Next, run MapInstall. The next mistake I made was that at the window where it finds your device, I clicked on the NEXT button. DON'T. Notice that your device is shown in a drop-down box. Click on that, and you can select your SD card for the destination.

THEN click NEXT. On my system, it appears as if it shows you what IS already on the 200W, and lets you select whatever you want to add. I put everything else available on the SD card.

I just this minute finished loading "the rest" and checked it out. Works flawlessly. I easily found a seafood restaraunt in Anchorage (Alaska was not loaded in the intitial install.)

Just remember that you have to keep the SD card in the Garmin at all times to use those maps. That really shouldn't be a problem though.

Hope this helps eveyone.

JDCrownover
Huntsville, AL

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I bought Garmin nuvi 765T after having Viamichelin

with nüvi 765T, featuring lane assist. This feature guides you to the proper lane for navigation. This advanced navigator comes with premium features including 3-D building view, photo navigation, faster screen redraws, route planning, emergency and car locators and much more.
The highly detailed maps from Navteq are built right into the 765T and they also include over 6 million points of interest for you to set as your destination. When you are ready to enter your destination, simply use the touch screen to enter the exact address or POI name that you are traveling to and the Garmin 765T will do the rest. Once the Garmin 765T has calculated your route, it will guide you there with on screen directions as well as verbal commands that included spoken street names. When traveling on a major highway the lane assist feature will tell you what lane to be in for your next maneuver and will show you road sign detail. ------------------------
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Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: updated maps:

Try going on Garmin's website. you will need to buy the maps.

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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GPS doesn't boot up


I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

Getting stuck at the Loading Maps page or rebooting before finishing is a sign that the system software or firmware of your Nuvi has become corrupt.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Mar 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Will not access maps


Getting stuck at the Loading Maps page or rebooting before finishing is a sign that the system software or firmware of your Nuvi has become corrupt.

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Mar 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuvi 200w and want to download any updates


I'd be interested in this too. I have a Nuvi 200W loaded with US maps. I'm now in Australia and would like to load Australian maps but can't find them.

Feb 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How do i up date the maps garman nuvi 200w/250w


The Garmin GPS are among the easiest to use and they have the most complete mapping on the market. To update the mapping, there are several versions of the software integrated into these road gps. To name a few, city navigator version 8 and City Navigator 2008. With a newer version, you have the most recently built streets, new shops, new parking lots, etc.. To update, there are several ways to proceed. First, before you update your maps, I recommend you check if there is a newer version of the maps, visit garmin and download the plugin. You can also view the maps version directly on your gps.

Nov 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I hv a garmin nuvi 200w which shuts down automatically


Your Nuvi has suffered the firmware or system software equivalent of a stroke.

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Sep 29, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Have usa garmin nuvi 260 ,want to load austalia maps how?


well you need to update the firmware of your gps also call garmin customer support they are great tell them about the map, also the poor satelite cover might be because of your location or weather conditions

May 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin is stuck at loading maps


I had a 200 W Nuvi with the same problem. Luckily it happened with the first 3 months, so i could return it to Garmin under warranty for a free replacement

Jun 17, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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