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  • I am asking about the first 3 files shown, and the bottom 5.
  • I am sorry to have posted the screenshot with a/any file highlighted. I am not referring to that file. Surely, I can remove the old NA map? In addition, I'm asking about all other files shown in the screenshot. What can I trash?
  • @dad, "...That's very interesting, a camera icon that clicks like a camera and takes shots of it's own the screen..." Your Mac does exactly the same thing - when taking a "screenshot". Many computer - and other computer-like devices like the Garmi…
  • I know those magnetic mounts are quite strong. Sometimes it is difficult to remove my 3597 without pulling the cradle socket off of the ball mount. Tell me about it. I always use my left hand to push back on the cradle, and even use a kind of twisti…
  • Sorry; yes, I did delete an original response. You're not missing anything. If my phone's specs make no mention of GALILEO, then it wouldn't be GALILEO compatible.
  • So if a phone gives GPS and GLONASS capabilities in its specs, it isn't compatible with GALILEO?
  • How can one determine if a given nuvi model (and phone, too) can use the Galileo system?
  • Follow-up: I've had some continued and good support from Garmin here. They have made it clear that the NA map - which, in my case, was not pre-installed - will always get the message that it cannot be installed directly to the device. This is just …
  • "Sorry" alanb, but before reading this last post: I DID IT! I (BLEEPING: pardon my French) DID IT. I moved the .10 file out of the folder, and copied the .20 file to the MapInstall folder in the Garmin folder under application support. I then ran …
  • It has all been remarkably frustrating, but the thing that really gets me right now is that I have the map!! It's sitting right there on my computer. But I can't get any of Garmin's software to install it!
  • Garmin has promised to get back to me - but I highly value the assistance that I'm getting here. So...keep it coming, if anyone has the patience. Mine is wearing quite thin.
  • For the moment, I'd like to not deal with another OS (Windows). I don't have a Windows machine - and won't install stuff (apps) on a friend's machine to do that. Regarding, therefore, your first paragraph only: "Does that work for you?" - Yes. "Can…
  • My first step this morning was to search my computer for files. I found the file: CN NA NT 2019.20 (abbreviations mine) here: my Home Folder>Library>Application Support>Garmin>Maps There are many other - and older - files present: Gr…
  • "The solution is to downgrade to an earlier version of Basecamp/MapInstall." I will do that. But I was initially using the previous versions of those two apps - not the current versions. The last attempt at a solution was to update Basecamp/MapInsta…
  • Thank you for your suggestions. I will be trying them presently. I've just downloaded the MacMapUpdate application. I will let you know how it goes – but that probably has to wait until tomorrow. In actual fact, I haven't told you the whole story –…
  • "For NA models there is only the NT version." I have had, for years, an "inconsistent" affair with Express. It often reports false - clearly false - info. But I'm sometimes unsure of some things that it reports. I have a European-bought 3597LMT un…
  • I use Google Earth. One can change the format/system of coordinates shown in the Preferences of Earth.
  • "Is it the NT or NTU version?" Pardon my xxx, but what is the difference? What does each represent? I updated my map to CN EU 2018.20 a couple of months ago. And it was far more than 5+ GB.
  • Would be nice - but isn't my experience. Oh - how I wish it was.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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 …
  • I would (still) follow Boyd's advice, and put it on a card. Perhaps another card. They're cheap.
  • "My experience is that occasionally it won't, I certainly don't see it frequently making poor choices." Ditto. It may have been taking traffic into consideration - as mentioned. You can always look at the entire route in advance - and see it it mak…
  • Yes, using the "set location" feature sounds familiar now. It's been awhile since I have done that, but this is what I was referring to regarding the basemap: I think I had to "drag myself" across the Atlantic from where I was to where I wanted to …
  • I once did this with my 3590 or 3597. It was necessary to go into simulation mode in order to do this. If I remember correctly, first I had to "navigate" – using the worldwide (almost featureless) map of the nuvi – with the touch screen to the area…
  • I have a 3597. The only time that I have had this experience is when I gave a town as a via point – because I wanted to go through this town on my route. But you see, one never knows exactly where Garmin considers "the town". It is a single point - …
  • Exx.xx.xxx needs to be Exxx.xx.xxx There needs to be 3 digits here. A leading zero is often what needs to be here. The value is from 000 to 179: 3 digits And: one can always use Google Earth to get equivalents in systems. Use its preferences to vi…
  • You can create any number of (custom) categories - with any name(s) of your choosing. Even after addresses have been saved - and are in "all saved places" - the item can be edited, and assigned to an additional category. So those addresses will be…
  • I need to correct my post: sussamb's advice regarding switching mode worked to solve another issue that I was having - not yours. There are so many (software) issues with Garmin products, it's hard for me to keep them straight.
  • sussamb's advice regarding switching mode worked for me. I use a Mac, had the same issue as you, and switching mode solved the problem.
  • Yes. I didn't have a solution for you. I was just hoping that the issue would just - eventually - disappear.
  • Not at this time, but I had - for a very long time. See: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/30107/problem-communicating-with-our-servers#latest
  • Under certain circumstances, I also enjoy using the device with no destination entered; that is, as a "moving map". Mostly, I do this when simply tripping around – obviously. I find the device being used as a moving map really useful.
  • "The GPS chips in new phones are really very good in my experience..." I'm new to (really)smart phones, but was hearing all along that the chips in phones were far weaker/inferior than those in dedicated GPS devices. I have a spanking-new phone - a…
  • I live in Europe - so that answers one of your questions. My power-plug identifies the receiver as the GTM-36. I don't use a smartphone as part of my navigating.
  • I would like to comment on only one aspect of your post. I, also, do not understand all the flavors of Garmin's traffic information service. My unit is the 3597LMT: the plain-vanilla flavor. Although I had never experienced it before, on a recent …
  • "I might go for the argument that Garmin Express doesn't/didn't handle older Garmin products very well." That's not my experience - and not an explanation that satisfies me. My device is only a few years old, and has had issues with the various ve…
  • Express is not the world's best written software. I have had problems with it - version after version. See the topic, "Garmin updates": last post here, 9. February. The solution might be there.
  • @deserteagle56, Wow. What an incredible amount of info that you get when using sources other than City Navigator. Please take me with you on your next trip.
  • How big is your car? :) I believe, if at all possible, that one should see a device "in the flesh" before buying. I have a 5-inch (screen) device, but keep it fairly close to me - in a place which is probably illegal in many places, but not where…
  • I didn't think all that relevant - not that I know all that stuff ! - because the OP said he would be buying a new device.
  • "That said, as the maps grow in size it becomes very challenging to get the map updates installed on these old devices, so I suspect they may be nearing the end of their useful life." This is true for older devices that, perhaps, cannot use an sd ca…
  • Lifetime map updates means lifetime map updates. It means for the life of the device. Devices don't stop working after a couple of years. Or more than a couple. They work for many, many years. They may outlive you.
  • "I could never understand why people are so excited about the powered mounts." A powered mount has a much better speaker than the unit itself. "I also didn't like that magnetic mount they came up with." I purchased my 3597 because of its (magnetic)…
  • I've had this happen repeatedly. However, I, the first two times, left it for as long as 15 hours - without further progress. It is not simply a matter of Garmin being bad at predicting time remaining. There's more involved. Count yourself lucky th…
  • @sussamb, Thanks so much for this info. The issue has been mine for quite some time. It looks like I might be able to deal with it - should it continue to arise. :)>-
  • You can completely erase - in that case - everything on the present card before updating. Anything an update has placed on a card can be deleted before a new update. Updating, after all, can be done on a new - and therefore empty - card.