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Maps Still Not Updated?

I bought a refurbished Garmin Streetpilot c550 earlier this year. It allowed me to have a free map update. So I downloaded the map update and I went through the entire process of installing it. Well it doesn't seem to be updated. There are certain restraunts in my city that still aren't showing up that were built a couple years ago. I went to another city and I was led to two different restraunts that were closed. I went to the Garmin website to see if there were any further map updates and it said I had the newest.

Has anyone else had this probably or know why I'm experiencing it?

Thanks,

Matt Hines

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You are confusing map updates with POIs (Points of Interest). Garmin does not keep up with restaurant openings and closings, to the best of my knowledge. Updating your maps will give you the latest street information (such as new subdevelopments, one-way streets, newly opened bridges, etc.) but will not let you know that the KFC closed or that the Chalet de Alpina closed last year. Your POI information is current as of the initial programming of your unit. You can enter POIs manually, if you chose to do so, but they will only be good as long as you keep up with them.

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