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City Navigator North America 2018.30 is now available

Garmin has released City Navigator NA 2018.30 map update and it can be downloaded using Garmin Express

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  • sussamb 671 Points
    Don't all rush. For a trouble free update leave it a few days while others overload the servers and break them ;)
  • t923347 406 Points
    The map update, using Garmin Express, requires that you install GE version 5.7.1.0 before it will proceed with the download. Not sure that having the very latest version of GE was ever a requirement in the past but this time it requires the "critical" changes in 5.7.1.0.
  • sussamb 671 Points
    Yes. Must be a critical update as mine updated automatically.
  • Zemartelo 102 Points
    Any idea what the file D6022060A.db is for??? It was downloaded in this folder NZAUNAV and I have never seen this folder before so I dont know what this database is for...
  • Zemartelo 102 Points
    Comparing the folders from 2018.20 and 2018.30, the additions folder actually is smaller by about 300Megs but on the other and the IMG folder grew from 3.8Gb to 3.9G... so overall it uses less space.
    The JVC file only grew by about 3megs so not alot of new intersections in it.
  • alanb 375 Points
    NZAUNAV sounds like something for New Zealand / Australia. It doesn't seem like something that should download with the North America map update.
  • t923347 406 Points
    D6022060A.db is in the .system\SQLite folder on my units.
  • mike41 6 Points
    The Drive Assist 61 has wifi built in so the connection to a computer is not supposed to be needed.
    Is this GE update needed for this device? I am having a problem doing the latest update on my computer.
  • terryhitt 10 Points
    edited October 13
    Can someone post a link to the new 2018.30 Garmin North American image file (.img) please??
  • t923347 406 Points
    AFAIK there is no legitimate place to download the 2018.30 img file other than using Garmin's own software, Garmin Express or MapUpdater, with your GPS attached to the computer.
  • Zemartelo 102 Points
    So no idea what that file D6022060A.DB is for?
  • sussamb 671 Points
    I believe it's the Traffic trends database.
  • Zemartelo 102 Points
    the drive assist 50 doesnt have a traffictrends option in the traffic options and I recall that in my older nuvi when I looked at the DB files contents one of them would clearly say traffic trends inside...
  • sussamb 671 Points
    In the sqlite folder it is the traffic trends database. Perhaps in the NZAUSNAV it's something different.
  • Boyd 1795 Points
    Well it is clearly some kind of database. Perhaps a part of the "driver alerts" feature that warns of sharp curves, school zones, etc? Or could it be related to "real directions"?
  • Zemartelo 102 Points
    Inside the file theres this text "006-D6022-06CLC Database File - Worldwide CLC v52017 HERE".
    And aparently its part of the European maps as well but I dont know if its exclusive to the DriveAssist 50
  • t923347 406 Points
    edited October 15
    Zemartelo said:


    And aparently its part of the European maps as well but I dont know if its exclusive to the DriveAssist 50

    It's not exclusive to the DriveAssist as I have it on my DriveLuxe. I'll check my 3597 later as it's in the vehicle at the moment.

    Update - similar file is found in the SQlite folder on the 3597. For the 2018.30 update the file is called D3397230A.

  • Zemartelo 102 Points
    doing a google search of CLC database came across this http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Romania_CLC_Import
    Corine Land Cover, seems to be an European thing and it explains why its in the European maps but I dont know why it was included in the NA maps.... maybe a config error bu Garmin??
  • Ramaprem 110 Points
    Mention is made of Express v5.7.1.0 as being the latest - and critical to the current map update.
    For Mac, I have Express reporting that the latest version is 5.7.0.0.

    Is this accurate?
    It would also be nice if people specify the OS when reporting such hints/issues regarding software versions.
  • t923347 406 Points
    The latest MAC version is 5.7.0.0
  • Ramaprem 110 Points
    Thank you.
  • alanb 375 Points
    edited October 18
    And while Garmin forces the Express update whether you want it (or need it), it is not "critical" to the map update. I found a workaround that avoids the forced update and updated the map on my nuvi 3597 using Garmin Express 5.5.0.0 which is the last version that will run on Windows Vista.
  • Ramaprem 110 Points
    Tim - or other (administrator?),
    Are you willing/able to include the dates for the European map, in addition to the ones for North America - for which there is a thread?
  • werewolf 107 Points
    t923347 said:

    AFAIK there is no legitimate place to download the 2018.30 img file other than using Garmin's own software, Garmin Express or MapUpdater, with your GPS attached to the computer.


    2018.3 is not on Mapupdater and according to the garmin tech on the phone it won’t ever be - so once again I can’t update the map on my 276c, a periodic problem I’ve been having with them for years now.

  • Boyd 1795 Points
    edited October 21
    This thread, along with my new FIOS internet inspired me to update my Dezl 760 for the first time ever - it still had the original 2013.30 map! In the past I've used my PC for this but I decided to try the Mac this time. As posted earlier, the current version of Express for MacOS is 5.7.0.0. Have not used this for a long time, but simply plugging in the GPS and running Express did not seem to offer any update possibility unless I registered the GPS.

    Whatever, I entered my e-mail address and got back a thank you e-mail along with a code for a 10% discount on Garmin accessories and maps.Just for fun, I logged into my MyGarmin account and it also shows the same GPS was registered in 2013. Anyway, if you want a 10% Garmin discount, looks like the old trick of re-registering a GPS still works for that. BTW, when I logged into MyGarmin it forced me to update my old password but would not take the new one I entered, giving the error that passwords can only be 8 characters long. Seriously? In 2017? ;)

    Anyway, back in Express it forced me to do a firmware update for the Dezl first and apparently also installed some of the specialized Dezl files in the process. I then re-connected it to my computer and Express installed the 2018.30 map, which took 18 minutes. Sure beats my old DSL connection that could take all night for that. But 18 minutes is not very impressive with my 150mbit internet speed, I can upload a gigabyte of video in less than a minute.

    But so much for the myth that Garmin won't allow you to update your maps if more than two years pass. It did not balk at updating my 5 year old map. I guess I will repeat this same exercise with my Nuvi 3550 and see how that goes.
  • alanb 375 Points
    It sounds like Garmin enforcement of the 2 year policy is either non existent or hit and miss. Maybe the software update reset the date trigger.
  • Boyd 1795 Points
    edited October 23
    Well since they force you to do a software update, that wouldn't be much of a "trigger". :D

    It is curious however, since I have seen at least one report from someone who said they waited too long and couldn't update their maps. Maybe they have just generally relaxed their policies? It would use less computational resources to just give you what you want instead of accessing the full history of the device.

    Also updated my Nuvi 3550 with no problems, went exactly the same, Garmin re-registered the GPS and sent me another 10% discount code. Thieves should be happy they can now register a stolen GPS with no problem. ;)

    The e-mail that Garmin sent is very funny, considering that I've had the 3550 since 2012....

    "You’re going to love your new nüvi® 3550LM!
    You’ve made a smart choice with your nüvi® 3550LM, and we’re happy to welcome you to the Garmin family. "
  • george2015 31 Points
    edited October 26
    Tried updating my Nuvi 1390 using Mapupdater (version 3.3.4) under Windows 10 this morning and received a message that my maps were up to date (2018.20). From Werewolf's post above I'm guessing that Garmin is no longer supporting Mapupdater? I've tried Garmin Express in the past and couldn't get it to work. Is GE better now?
  • Ramaprem 110 Points
    My experience with Express is a total mix: it sometimes works as it should; it sometimes can't do or report anything correctly.
    Eventually, it will work properly. It seems to have a mind of its own.
  • sussamb 671 Points
    I've used it for years without issue. Where it appears to fail is when maps have been installed using various workarounds since it cannot then work out what is what. Once Express is working it shouldn't experience future issues.
  • Ramaprem 110 Points
    Would be nice - but isn't my experience.
    Oh - how I wish it was.
  • Boyd 1795 Points
    I had problems with Express a couple years ago so I used MapUpdater. But Express seems to work OK for me now on Windows 7 and MacOS Sierra.
  • alanb 375 Points
    Express had a rough beginning, but it is now pretty stable. A few folks still have some installation problems (installing Express itself) with certain computer hardware, firewall and software combinations, but it is trouble free for most users.
  • Thanks for the input. I downloaded and installed Garmin Express. It seems to work fine. I think I like it better than mapupdater since it also checks for software updates.
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