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Map inaccurate I have a new garmin nuvi 200 and have updated to 2009 city map. While using the unit in Cinninnati the other night, I was looking for a White Castle and the unit took me to a house and Sunoco station. Also when I put in my house address it tells me to turn right when my house is on the left. Any help is appreciated. Steven

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    poi's are inaccurate. Some are no longer at locations?

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About the only thing you can do about this is to contact NAVTEQ which provides the map data for Garmin.
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How do I get free map updates?


If the unit is new you get a free map update within the first few months after that they will charge a fee, but you can still update the unit for software and fixes.
Here is what you need to do to update the map your Garmi nuvi 200; first make sure the unit is fully charged, then go to the Garmin web site and register your product. Next download Garmin Updater and connect your nuvi with a USB cable directly to your computer and not thru a USB hub. Let the update go directly to the GPS and not a folder. It will take a few hours even with a fast internet connection. When done follow the instructions on your screen. I have attached a link to the Garmin site. Thanks for using FixYa

https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

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I buy this system in july 2009, is my upgrade is due


Garmin updates their maps every three months. You can get a subscription to the updates from GPS City or Garmin. Garmin nuMaps North American Lifetime Update The update subscription allows you to update your GPS four times a year for the life of the unit.

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I purchaced a nuvi 200 4/1/2009, I have noticed that it is not up to date on all the new roads, How do I update my unit?


do u have a best buy near you, they sell map update software for Garmin, it comes with full instructions, the maps are not free and u must use the software designed to go into the garmin GPS

Dec 17, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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I HAVE A GARMIN NUVI 200 AND IT NEEDS TO HAVE THE MAPS UPDATED. IT IS 18 MONTHS OLD AND I CAN'T FIND A FREE DOWNLOAD FOR IT.


Map updates are free for units which are recently sold with the older maps and the new maps have been published, ie you just bought a unit in 2009 which still had 2008 maps on it after the 2009 maps had been released. Rather than recall all the units from the store shelves, they offer free updates on the mapping software. Continually updating the maps on 18 month old units is not free, there is an update charge. What is free from Garmin is the unit's software. Hope this clarifies your assumption.

Oct 12, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Download update problem


Are you trying to update a Nuvi that already has European maps installed or are you trying to install European maps into a Nuvi that does not already have them?

If it's a map update, are you getting the error when you download the update to pc, or when you are trying to install the update to the Nuvi?

When I install US map updates into a streetpilot or Nuvi, it typically ends with a download error but the maps do in fact get updated and the new software versions are shown in the setup menus.

The Garmin rep I spoke with says that is normal.

If you are in the United States, I can get you maps, updates, and even install them for you if you wish.

Feel free to shoot me a message if you're interested.

Jan 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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GPS won't use the nthew maps I've downloaded.


I think the update is for the lower 48 states only NT 2009

Jul 16, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200 2009 Map Update


Here's what worked for me. Nuvi 200 brand new w/2008 trying to upgrade to 2009.
After registering and download the map 2009, I started the install. I go to a point where I was told I needed 37MB more room. I went thru windows explorer and looked in the Nuvi. I went into the language folder and moved all of the languages I didn't need to my hard drive. I then went into the HELP folder of the Nuvi and again removed the all of the languages I did not need. I then went back to the install program and hit retry. All good from there. I hope this helps.

Jul 03, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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City Navigator Lower 48 States NT 2009


Hello parteeboy24,

The on board memory in your Nuvi 200 may not have enough free space to hold the map. You may be able to free up some space by deleting maps or language packs that you don't use. (Be careful to back up any files you are going to delete.) Or you can add an optional SD memory card to the unit to increase the storage capacity on the GPS.

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Ken
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Jun 30, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 200w map update 2009


Delete all the vehicles and voices that you don't use as well.

Btw, beware that the "City Navigator Lower 49 States+PR NT 2010.10, Deluxe, Apr 09" for nuvi 200/205 is BUSTED, it probably will not work (I just spent 2+hrs on the phone with garmin tech support to fix it.) Search these forums for "nuvi 205 no detailed maps" for more details.

Jun 17, 2008 | GPS

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2009 map update


Are you sure you have the mac update disk?
Garmin is new at supporting Mac's, If it's a windows disk find someone with a windows XP computer.

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