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I just got map updates from garmin and they are not accurate, they were better before I got them, I am in the Atlanta area & it is given me the closest locations are in tenn. for food, fuel etc.

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I think contacting Garmin direct would be better than asking here. It sounds like a typical garmin booboo. The maps are written by a 3rd party company and contracted to Garmin for their formatting to their own brands. It is possible that some one screwed up the POI files for this release.

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HAVING PURCHASED A LIMITED LIFETIME UPDATE FOR MY GARMIN NUVI 250W, I FIND THAT I CANNOT INSTALL WESTERN EUROPE MAPS. THE INFORMATION GIVEN WHEN I SELECT WESTERN EUROPE, IS THAT THERE IS INSUFFICIENT SPACE...


firstly the reason it cant see corresponding countries is that the garmin units treat each map as seperate , the only way to rectify it is to copy the maps folder from your device to your pc then delete the maps from your device and then download the western europe whole map, doing it this way will give you the space you require plus it will allow you to choose any of the countries in the map

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I was just given the Garmin 255W as a Christmas gift.Can you purchase the lifetime maps or do you have to pay for each update after the 60 day free update is over.


There are no lifetime maps for your Garmin nuvi. Garmin updates their maps over time, so there are no lifetime maps available for the device. There are free maps and you can buy maps from Garmins website.

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Can u tell me how to download free up dated maps for my garmin nuvi 660 thanks vicki


Hi Vicki, unless your nuvi was first activated and acquired satellite lock in the last 60 days (unlikely as yours was discontinued a long while ago) then you cannot get free map updates, sorry.

For models activated within the last 60 days Garmin offer a free update to the latest maps if the maps already on the product when it was purchased are an older version. After that, all updats must be paid for.

You simply won't find free map updates legally. Accurate maps cost a fortune to produce and update so nobody gives them away, even the few illegal downloads tend not to work and if they do work are likely to be out of date anyway.

The way that Garmin price their map updates, it's often better to simply buy a new Garmin with the maps pre-installed, although I appreciate that's not the answer you hoped for. If you do buy Garmin updates then you can either go for a one-off update, or for additional cost can buy a lifetime update, but it's limited to the lifetime of the device which is only designed to last three years anyway so may be poor value if you buy the lifetime update and your machine then dies of wear or old age.

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I have a nuvi 200 and I live in Jacksonville FL there are many new roads, new highways and I drive a lot and want to update my GPS so I dont come to a lot of dead ends. What do I do?


You can update the maps using either Garmin or other third party maps. The accuracy will depend on how old the mapping data was that is used to create the map. So you want to find out if the map in that area is recently updated. You may also find that a regional map may show the details in some areas where a larger map won't.

To upgrade using Garmin you just go to garmins website

http://www8.garmin.com/updatemaps/

You may find the map update is free or you may update for a fee or get a lifetime update subscription. The gps is hooked up through the usb cable and will download and instal the updates. It's painless (sort of ;-]) and quick.

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On the screen of my satnav it says i need to upgrade because it is more than a year old , my satnav is a garmin nuvi 200


No, Your Garmin 200W is simply informing you that a update to 2010 is avalable, simply by a date code. Depending on your area you msy have new listings in your area, Coffee shops, ATM, & Hotel listings and new roads & extits
Your current map 2008 will still work just as it did. You can update your maps to the 2010 currently out from Gamins web site, I think the cost is right at $75 per unit

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I have bought a GPS last year. However, there are some newly development areas which have not been covered by the existing maps in side the GPS. Please tell me how to upgrade the maps inside my GPS?


You may purchase a single map update for about $75, or a much better deal is for about $130, up to 4 updates / year can be downloaded for the life of the GPS. Check www.garmin.com for more information, or better yet, talk with Garmin Customer Support:

Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)
US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296

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As you given no other information regarding the model no. and serial no. of your device, I would give you a link to update your maps. Go to the below mentioned link and enter your device's serial no. and then it will tell you about the latest updates for your device.

To download the latest map updates, please go to:

Garmin Map Updates

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Updated to 2008 maps, now I lost my local roads and town maps


Turn on the Garmin. Look for the little wrench on the screen and select it. Now look for Map, select Map. Now look for Map Detail. Verify that it is set to "Normal" or Higher to get more map details.

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