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City Navigator NT 2010 Map update now available!

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  • Kinsella5 0 Points
    A stupid question regarding the 2010 map update. I just got my 755T and the first thing I did was update it, and it said there was a map update I was entitled to (the 2010.10 map for North America). I downloaded it as instructed, took a while, but I believe I did everything correctly. It also saved the 1.92GB file on my desktop. Now the stupid question. Do I need to save this 1.92GB file on my desktop for any reason? Can I take another Garmin, an older model, belonging to a family member and hook it up to my computer and install the same 2010 map on it as well? Any help would be appreciated.
  • SergZak 340 Points
    Personally, I archive all of the Garmin map downloads (along with firmware updates, etc) to DVD just to have a backup. You don't need to keep it unless you want a backup.

    As for reusing the same download for updating maps on another GPS unit: Yes and no...

    Yes, you can use the same download,

    BUT...

    You will need to purchase an additional unlock code/map update for the additional unit that you wish to update. The unit must qualify for the update and will be checked/verified while online when running the update. If you have not purchased an unlock code/map update for the unit, the installer will let you know.
  • Kinsella5 0 Points
    Personally, I archive all of the Garmin map downloads (along with firmware updates, etc) to DVD just to have a backup. You don't need to keep it unless you want a backup.

    As for reusing the same download for updating maps on another GPS unit: Yes and no...

    Yes, you can use the same download,

    BUT...

    You will need to purchase an additional unlock code/map update for the additional unit that you wish to update. The unit must qualify for the update and will be checked/verified while online when running the update. If you have not purchased an unlock code/map update for the unit, the installer will let you know.
    Thanks for the info, so basically you have to purchase another map code, which would be the same as if you went on to Garmin's site and purchased it separately, what you mean by "yes you can" were you basically meaning you can save someone the time from downloading it? I was hoping to update my nephew's Garmin that is a few years old just by plugging it via USB into my computer and running it that way, but it sounds like I can't do that.
  • SergZak 340 Points
    what you mean by "yes you can" were you basically meaning you can save someone the time from downloading it?
    Yes, As I said before, you can use the same download, as long as you purchase the *same map update* for the additional unit. The map download itself is NOT tied to any GPS unit in particular. The unlock code is.

    Example: 2010.10 map update is the current map update. You've already purchased & downloaded the 2010.10 map update for your current unit. You purchase an additional 2010.10 map update for an additional unit. The process links you to the file download. You can skip the file download and use the 2010.10 download file that you already have.

    However, if a new map update is released (example: 2010.20) since you've downloaded the initial update and you purchase the new 2010.20 update for the additional unit, you cannot use the 2010.10 file you've already downloaded.
  • Kinsella5 0 Points
    Yes, As I said before, you can use the same download, as long as you purchase the *same map update* for the additional unit. The map download itself is NOT tied to any GPS unit in particular. The unlock code is.

    Example: 2010.10 map update is the current map update. You've already purchased & downloaded the 2010.10 map update for your current unit. You purchase an additional 2010.10 map update for an additional unit. The process links you to the file download. You can skip the file download and use the 2010.10 download file that you already have.

    However, if a new map update is released (example: 2010.20) since you've downloaded the initial update and you purchase the new 2010.20 update for the additional unit, you cannot use the 2010.10 file you've already downloaded.

    Thanks for the help, my 2010.10 update was free since my unit is new, so I won't attempt to load it on another Garmin since it won't work (unless they pay for a key). Zerg, what do you think of the NuMaps Lifetime card that Garmin issues? Worth it?
  • SergZak 340 Points
    what do you think of the NuMaps Lifetime card that Garmin issues? Worth it?
    If you plan on keeping your GPS for longer than a year or two, it is worth it, at least to me. If you buy the newest GPS unit that Garmin releases every few months, it is NOT worth it since you automatically get the most current maps with the new unit anyways.

    That said, I have personally purchased nuMaps Lifetime.
  • Kinsella5 0 Points
    what do you think of the NuMaps Lifetime card that Garmin issues? Worth it?


    If you plan on keeping your GPS for longer than a year or two, it is worth it, at least to me. If you buy the newest GPS unit that Garmin releases every few months, it is NOT worth it since you automatically get the most current maps with the new unit anyways.

    That said, I have personally purchased nuMaps Lifetime.
    Thanks for all of your help and input, I appreciate it.
  • Talking about lifetime subscriptions...

    Are they for the "lifetime" of your current GPS unit?
    ...or you can keep upgrading even if you update to a new GPS unit?

    This is relevant for me since I'm interested in the Mexico maps, which are not included in the GPS unit when you upgrade.
  • gatorguy 326 Points
    The subscription is tied to a specific device. You can't transfer it to a new one.
  • seanfl 0 Points
    I just picked up a 265wt a week ago. There is very little chance a newer 2010 map set will come out within 60 days, right? So take the current 2010 as my numaps guarantee?

    Sean
  • gatorguy 326 Points
    I might wait myself. Next update probably by mid-July, give or take a couple of weeks either way.
  • I just picked up a 265wt a week ago. There is very little chance a newer 2010 map set will come out within 60 days, right? So take the current 2010 as my numaps guarantee?

    Sean
    I'm confused. Do you get unlimited free updates during the first 60 days? Or ONE update during the first 60 days? Because if the answer is ONE update then wouldn't you want to wait until day 59 to update, hoping that a more recent map comes out?
  • mmsstar 96 Points
    You get 1 (one!) update in the 60 days. If you want to wait 59 days, well why not? I would just make sure that your 59th & 60th days don't fall on a week end or holoday when Garmin support is off in case there is any problem with the downlaod :lol:
  • qwertyqwerty 0 Points
    what is the most current version of garmin map update out there? Mines is 2010.10, I brought it a few days ago I'm holding on activating it till they have a newer garmin map update.
  • jordanal 96 Points
    2010.10 is the latest. I'd expect the 2nd quarter update to be out sometime this summer, at least within your 60-day registration period anyway...
  • caryrae 92 Points
    I had e-mailed Garmin about when a map upate would be coming because we are leaving on a trip in a few weeks and just wanted to know if maybe an update would come before we leave. Not to specific but they said:
    Thank you for contacting Garmin International. The next update should be released during the first part of July.




    With Best Regards,


    Henry L

    Product Support Specialist


    Garmin International
    Pretty much when we probably expected.
  • lordgrinz 0 Points
    I surely hope this means I get an update soon for my Nuvi 500, since I am still running on a mapset from May 2008.
  • Garman 0 Points
    How come whenever a new update comes out it always says it has nearly 6 million points of interest? When will it ever surpass 6 million?
  • 911medic 0 Points
    Brand new here, sorry if this is a dumb question.
    I bought my Nuvi 660 about a year ago, and did the free update to the 2009 map shortly thereafter. Despite this latest (at the time) update, there were still a number of inaccuracies in my area (I reported them).
    Now I see the new 2010 maps are out. Is there any way, before paying for it, to find out if the errors were corrected?
    Mapping websites that use Navteq maps (such as Mapquest) are indeed showing the corrections have been made, but I was under the impression that the mapping software for the Nuvi's was a ways behind (like a year or two).
    I don't want to buy the map update if these corrections haven't been made yet.
  • Many of us have the latest maps...
    what area and what changes are you curious about...

    Honestly though, the changes in YOUR area that you know about don't need updating :) after all - you know about them...

    both my sisters & bro-in-laws bought matching 660's about 3 years ago or so and never updated the maps and have been rv'ing around the country without issue....

    Maybe it didn't have the newest things, but they found their way :)

    They were happy campers until they saw mine and tried to find our new house on their's :lol:
  • 911medic 0 Points
    Many of us have the latest maps...
    what area and what changes are you curious about...

    Honestly though, the changes in YOUR area that you know about don't need updating :) after all - you know about them...

    both my sisters & bro-in-laws bought matching 660's about 3 years ago or so and never updated the maps and have been rv'ing around the country without issue....

    Maybe it didn't have the newest things, but they found their way :)

    They were happy campers until they saw mine and tried to find our new house on their's :lol:
    Yeah, I know I can navigate around them, but I just find them annoying. It's frequently "recalculating" because it shows me off the road.
    The area I'm interested in is in/near Otsego, MN, 55330.
    Along Highway 101, at the intersections of County Roads 37, 42, and 39, all these intersections have been changed to interchanges w/ramps, not simple crossings.
    Also, the section of Odean Avenue between 70th Street and 95th Street has been mislabeled as being County Rd. 37, when in fact County Road 37 never runs along Odean at all.
    Finally, where Odean and 70th St. NE meet, it's a simple crossing, but the 2009 maps have some kind of curved merge lane in the NW quadrant that doesn't exist.
    If you can let me know about ANY of these, I'd appreciate it! Thanks.
    PS--I'm a Cowboys fan suffering in Vikings country...
  • Personally, I archive all of the Garmin map downloads (along with firmware updates, etc) to DVD just to have a backup. You don't need to keep it unless you want a backup.

    As for reusing the same download for updating maps on another GPS unit: Yes and no...

    Yes, you can use the same download,

    BUT...

    You will need to purchase an additional unlock code/map update for the additional unit that you wish to update. The unit must qualify for the update and will be checked/verified while online when running the update. If you have not purchased an unlock code/map update for the unit, the installer will let you know.
    Which files do you archive?
  • WAASup 86 Points
    @911medic:

    In the 2010.10 map, there are interchanges for CR-37 (NE 70th St?) and CR-42 (River Road NE?), but none for CR-39 (95th St NE? / 90th St NE?).

    Both problems with Odean Avenue were corrected.
  • Garman855 0 Points
    So, how do I confirm that my 750 has the 2010 update to City Navigator NT 2009? What exactly should I see in the 750's display regarding map version?
  • WAASup 86 Points
    To display the currently installed map version:
    Tools --> Settings --> Map --> Map Info

    You must register your unit within 60 days to obtain the free 2010.10 map update:
    https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/register.htm
  • lsangster 0 Points
    I have just downloaded the latest lifetime update CNNANT2010C.exe but have been unable to communicate with the Garmin server to update my Nuvi 750 unit. Following the agreement screen I get an error message saying 'An error occurred while communicating with the Garmin server. Please try setup again at a later date, etc.'

    This appears to be the same issue experienced by others on this thread back in April when this update first came out. I have not seen any posts concerning this problem lately. Can anyone offer suggestions other than those already mentioned.

    I am using windows Vista Home addition and Internet Explorer. I have extracted the file using Winrar so that I don't have the long extraction delay running the downloaded exe file.
  • caryrae 92 Points
    I was looking at the Garmin website under "Maps" then "Map Updates" and on that page it says "June is Map Update Month. Summer is here. Update your maps and hit the road." Did they say that thinking there would be a map update last month? http://www8.garmin.com/updatemaps/
  • Tim 1480 Points
    NAVTEQ had a marketing push calling June "Map update month". I think Garmin was just piggy-backing on that and the message didn't have much to do with the timing of any map releases.
  • lordgrinz 0 Points
    Is there an update yet for the NUVI 500? I am still waiting, and nothing yet, starting to wonder if those of us with one of these units are left in the dark ages.
  • Leonardo 0 Points
    When you say you bought the 2010 map update, is that the one in the SD card I have been seeing lately?

    Says it will default back when SD card is removed. :shock:
  • valen 0 Points
    Is it clearly indicated anywhere that you only get ONE map update within the first 60 days ?

    I just got a 255W and did a registration/update on it as soon as I got it. I told it to update everything that needed updating. I think it updated the FW to 5.10 but I am not sure if it updated the map. It was fairly quick so I guess it did not download any large map files.

    How can I tell if I still have an update available or not ?
  • Tim 1480 Points
    Is it clearly indicated anywhere that you only get ONE map update within the first 60 days ?
    yes.
    Limit of one free map update per unit.
  • cuc tu 91 Points
    Just got a Nuvi 765T. Since reading about the bug with these units, I updated the firmware, then selected to update everything else. I'm sure that did not update the map, at least I hope I don't have a problem trying to update my map later.

    I'm wondering about this message that came up on my unit:

    The following map data is more than a year old and should be updated
    CN North America NT 2010.10

    To purchase updated map data, go to
    http://www.garmin.com/mapupdates
    I thought that was the latest map version?
  • SofaSloth 0 Points
    Last night I downloaded the 2010.10 maps for my Nuvi 205 and tonight I installed them. The installation defaulted to installing ALL of North America and not just the lower 48 like the 205 comes with.

    Sure enough the map info after the update now says ALL instead of the older indication of just the lower 48. I put in a route to deep into Canada and was able to view the maps in great detail out in the central Canada area.

    Was that a glitch in the installer that made it default to All of North America since the 205 is supposed to only do part of it? I just clicked through the steps and left all the defaults and it worked, so I'll use it that way. It's not like I ever plan to drive to Canada or Alaska, but I guess now I can use my GPS up there too.
  • 911medic 0 Points
    @911medic:

    In the 2010.10 map, there are interchanges for CR-37 (NE 70th St?) and CR-42 (River Road NE?), but none for CR-39 (95th St NE? / 90th St NE?).

    Both problems with Odean Avenue were corrected.
    WAASup, thank you for checking. I appreciate it!
  • jordanal 96 Points
    Last night I downloaded the 2010.10 maps for my Nuvi 205 and tonight I installed them. The installation defaulted to installing ALL of North America and not just the lower 48 like the 205 comes with.

    Sure enough the map info after the update now says ALL instead of the older indication of just the lower 48. I put in a route to deep into Canada and was able to view the maps in great detail out in the central Canada area.

    Was that a glitch in the installer that made it default to All of North America since the 205 is supposed to only do part of it? I just clicked through the steps and left all the defaults and it worked, so I'll use it that way. It's not like I ever plan to drive to Canada or Alaska, but I guess now I can use my GPS up there too.
    I just noticed this while updating my neighbor's 205. Unlike my own 785T, this 205 had different map options including all of North America, just the Lower 48, or Lower 48+PR, etc. I am currently installing "All of N.A." (default) as well. The download was CNNANT2010C.exe
  • Can someone please post here as soon as the next update is available? (2010.2 I would guess.) I'm in about day 45 of my first 60 days, and I'd like to get the most bang for my buck by waiting for 2010.2 for my one free update. Thanks!
  • SergZak 340 Points
    You can rest assured that you'll be hearing about it as soon as it's released. Word spreads very fast here in the digital world.
  • alokeprasad 102 Points
    They are getting late .. I want my 4 updates/year, dammit.
  • jordanal 96 Points
    They are getting late .. I want my 4 updates/year, dammit.
    Ahhh, but it does say 'up to 4' updates per yer.

    No gaurentees :twisted:
  • "Up to" are probably the most used, and most meanlingless, words used by fast-talking advertisers. :twisted:
  • caryrae 92 Points
    I did ask last month wondering if an update would be out before a road trip I was taking and the person at Garmin said a map update should be available the first part of July, which of course is past but it is still July so maybe it will still come this month.
  • atc1 0 Points
    Can someone please post here as soon as the next update is available? (2010.2 I would guess.) I'm in about day 45 of my first 60 days, and I'd like to get the most bang for my buck by waiting for 2010.2 for my one free update. Thanks!
    Your best option is to wait until the 60th day, then update the map.
  • Can I use numaps to create my own routes to load on my nuvi260 or do I need to buy mapsource to do that?
    Randy
  • Tim 1480 Points
    Neither-- you can't make saved routes for the Nuvi 200 series.
  • Boyd 1985 Points
    To expand just a bit on this... yes, when you download the map update it will work in mapsource on your computer and you can create routes. The problem is in your Nuvi however, since your model cannot import and use routes from mapsource.
  • gatorguy 326 Points
    They are getting late .. I want my 4 updates/year, dammit.
    The first update this year was the last week of January (I forget the exact date). The next was the first week of April, quite a bit earlier than expected by many of us. If you figured every three months beginning with the end of January, then the soon to release update shouldn't be until the end of this month. I don't look at it as late.
  • SergZak 340 Points
    I don't see it as being late either. My reasoning is that when it's ready to be released, they will release it. Hopefully, this time they'll actually test the update before releasing it to the public. Every single one of the past downloadable map updates have had issues. If they're taking longer to release it due to more intensive testing, I'm all for that. Map updates due to their size and the amount of installation time are not something I enjoy downloading multiple times and testing for Garmin.

    I'm hoping the next release will be issue-free.
  • gatorguy 326 Points
    Amen Sergie
  • Boyd 1985 Points
    Map updates due to their size and the amount of installation time are not something I enjoy downloading multiple times and testing for Garmin.
    And that is why I'm not likely to ever subscribe to these updates. I'm perfectly happy with two or three year old maps... but I'm an old geezer. :wink:
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