Installing new maps is easy to do with Garmin's free Mapinstall software.
John Granby began his writing career in 2000 as a founding member of a tech industry website targeted at WAP developers.
These days, fresh map data is often only a download away, but that doesn't make it any less of a pain in the butt.
Case in point: grabbing Garmin's maps required no fewer than three software downloads and about an hour of waiting for the 2GB of map data to download and install.
I have a Garmin Nuvi 360 and have added a 4 GB micro SD card that is in an adapter. The solution as per Garmin (see above article) is: "The workaround is to install the maps using a DVD or Map Update to the computer, as described below: Please use either Map Source or Map Install to select and load maps to an SD card that does not exceed a 2GB file size.
I have formatted the card, but when I update maps, the Garmin Nuvi 360 doesn't recognize it and only gives me 49 a state update. Click on the links below for instructions on installing maps using Map Source and Map Install, after installing the maps from a DVD.
Click on the links below for instructions on installing maps using Map Source and Map Install, after installing the maps from a DVD.
Getting Official Garmin Map Updates Using Maps from Other Sources Community Q&A Before you go on a road trip, you may want to update the maps on your Garmin Nuvi GPS device so you have the latest map data and won’t get lost.
If you've purchased a map update or lifetime membership from Garmin, you can download map updates through the Garmin Express program.
If you prefer your maps free, you can use open source maps from Open Street Map.
The Garmin nuvi is a flexible automotive GPS device that will give you reliable turn-by-turn directions to your destination so you never miss an important meeting with your clients.