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Garmin 255 needs updating. How is this task perfomed?

In the Southern Highlands Attractions areas we we not able to locate, Strasburg High School, Va, Maurertown, Berkeley Springs, WV and other ares such as Baker- Capon Bridge-- White Rock Camp, all areas in the mountains of Tenn, Va, West Virginia and North Carolina. Boy and Girl Scout Camps 2010 meetings. This Garmin 255 needs updating. How is this update perfomed? Just traveling along.

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Hello,

The GPS units do not have a complete POI database that would include some of the Camps you are interested in. It is up to the camps to make sure they are in the systems. You can suppliment your POI's with free data from online sources such as my favorite www.poifriend.com

As for the roads you probably need an update. to ensure a road is in the next update please report the missing data to Navteq (www.navteq.com).

You can update your nuvi regularly using the new Garmin Lifetime map update subscription sold by GPS City.

http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-numaps-north-america-lifetime-updates.html

Have a Great day!!

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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