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Need new map insert for gps where could I get one?

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To update the existing map for your Nextar product, please contact Nextar to find out if any new map information has become available. The products are usually pre-loaded with USA/Canada maps, depending on the model.
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Go to Nextar.com and select your model.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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No map data availble


Your Garmin GPS has an internal memory or an SD-card that contains an "operating system" and "map data".The operating system is like windows or Mac OSX. It contains the menu and everything the GPS displays. The "map data" is a digital roadmap the GPS uses to calculate your route. If the map data was on a SD-card that was inserted in your GPS, it could me that you lost the SD-card. That could be the reason your GPS can't find the map data. Sometimes it happens that when people connect their GPS to a computer to update the "operating system" of the GPS something goes wrong. For example, when you disconnect your GPS from the computer while the update software is still writing data to your device, the connection gets lost and you're left with corrupt files on the GPS. It could also be a defect in the internal memory of the GPS. I suggest you try to update the operating system with a program called "Garmin Express" (just google and easy find it). You need to connect the GPS to your computer with a USB cable. Then you can perform an update. I hope it helps to solve your problem. What you could also try is to soft reset your GPS. To do that, you need to remove the silver or blue frame around the screen of the GPS (it pops off). Behind this border there is a reset button.
If the map data is completely gone, and you don't have a backup there is only one solution: Buy the latest map for your GPS online and download it to your GPS. It's expensive. In that case it's better to buy a new device in a shop. Most new devices contain Lifetime online map updates (model name nuvi -then the number - LM or LMT) (LM= Lifetime Mapupdates T= Traffic information) Then you can update your map data every three months if you want.

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IGo 8 nz map on sd


Consult the owner manual first to see if the card is special or what is needed---A GPS with no maps loaded would seem to be worthless?

Dec 04, 2012 | GPS

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It said (cannot find map data files. please make sure the storage card is properly inserted I did. now what????


Your maps are currupted. Can't tell you where to find new ones. The company does not support map updates or have any old discs with maps for downloading from computers.

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Hi, do you know if I can install City Select maps I bought for a previous Garmin device now out of order, on a new Garmin 1490T preloaded with City Navigator ? thanks


If you want to test the maps on your new Garmin you can do one of two things. Either you can copy the maps onto an SD card and then insert the card into your GPS. You can also connect the GPS to your computer with the USB cable that was supplied with you unit. Using whatever file manager you normally use with your version of Windows (Windows Explorer, Total Commander, etc), you will be able to see your Garmin GPS as another drive on your system. You can then copy your City Select maps over to your Garmin.

Once you have the maps either directly on your Garmin GPS or on a microSD card, you have to choose to use those maps. From the main screen of your GPS choose Tools>Settings>Map. If your City Select maps are compatible with your GPS they will show up in the list of maps. To make use of the map just choose it by touching the name of the map. Your Garmin will then load that map and display it. If your City Select maps do not show up in the list, or if you choose them and they do not load or give you an error then they are not compatible with your 1490T.

If you need anymore information or help please let me know. Thank you.

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How instal maps on sd memori card for garmin nuvi 250


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Insert the memory card into the memory card slot on Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS device. The memory card slot is located on the left side of the device. Push the card in until it clicks. (If you inserted a memory card that already has pre-installed maps and files, there is no further action required. The device will access the new maps based on the address you enter.)


Connect the Garmin GPS to the computer using the USB cable. The mini-USB connector will need to be inserted into the rear of the Nuvi 250; the larger end is inserted into the computer's USB port.


Locate the computer file that you want to download to the Garmin memory card. The Nuvi 250 is capable of reading JPEG formatted images and GPX formatted Waypoints and other mapping-related files. Right-click on it. Select "Copy."


Select the "Computer" folder from the computer's desktop Start menu. Double-click on the "Removable Disk" drive that represents the Garmin Nuvi.


Right-click in an empty space within the drive and select "Paste." The files have now downloaded to the memory card and will be accessible through the Nuvi 250 menu options.


Good Luck, and do rate the solution if got help

Dec 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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Can you put in a SB card in your computer and up date your GPS or put in Canada?


That's exactly how you add maps to a newer GPS.

You copy the map and other data files (depends on make and model what you have to copy) onto the SD card and insert into the slot on the GPS unit. Then you go into the utility menu and select your new map.
Other than check to see if you need to have the files in a certain folder name or directory it is that easy.

Usually you will have a map utility on your computer that will load the map or when you plug in a usb cable the GPS and the SD card are seen as two removable drives.

Sep 04, 2009 | Nextar GPS

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Lost the information card


Garmin.com should have anything you need to help you get going. You can download map updates or new maps altogether and save them to an SD card to load onto the device. You should be entitled to one free map update with your new device if you have not taken it yet. You can also download manuals as well; their website is pretty loaded with information and I have had good luck dealing with them.

Aug 30, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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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.

Mar 10, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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