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Wheres ' the updates!!!!!!!!!!!,
This review is from: Garmin Map Update 2008 City Navigator for North America NT (010-10989-00 and 010-10989-50) (Electronics)
I have used this product extensivlely in NC & SC. There were a large number of errors and road changes on the old mapping software that I was sure would be updated on the new maps. Many roads that have been completed for 3 years are still not changed. Example Locust NC seems to not have a grocery store any gas stations, banks, or fast food resteraunts, these have been in place for years. Bottom line Garmin has done a very very poor job of updating this map save your money your old maps ae just as good. I have not found even one update in North and South Carolina. Also I use Karen the Austrlian english voice prompt on my 2720 and was suprised to find when you need to turn on a Drive ( Dr.) the voice says Doctor or for street (St.) she says Saint this is pretty pathtic that this got by all the design and editing departments and still no corrections. Garmin and navteq have a long way to go to have a first rate product.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2008 6:13:18 AM PST
D. Grant says:
By running Mapsource you can flip back and forth between the 2008 map and any other map you have installed. By doing so, I located no less than a dozen changes in Locust, NC alone.
Just because you can't recognise the updates, doesn't mean they aren't there.
Posted on Mar 3, 2008 8:38:52 AM PST
Stephen J. Ryan says:
Not without buying the product first.
I agree with Robert. Yes there are changes, but expecting this to bring
maps current to 2008 is just not so. They should not name this product
with a date. It gives the implication that it reflects current data. I realize
the magnitude of keeping retail information current, but the roads are
not even current. Some 2-3 year old roads still haven't been added. This is
BASIC mapping. I got this update hoping that a 2 year old highway near my
home would be included and it's not. Guess I'll hope for a 2009 update. Google
maps has had it for over a year. (But I still like my streetpilot III).
Posted on Jan 6, 2010 10:20:48 AM PST
Beatle Fan says:
FYI, "saint" is proper for the abbreviation "St", as in St Paul. Unfortunately, Garmin only provides a single word for each abbreviation, not taking context into account. Another example is that it might assume HS = High School, so if you create your own POI and call it HS Truman home, the Garmin will speak "high school truman".
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