How to Update the Map of a Garmin GPS Navigator

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Maybe a GPS navigator has reached your hands, and you do not know what to do with it. If you need to know how to update the map of a Garmin GPS navigator you are in the right place.

Before getting down to work you should know that there are several types of maps, and therefore there are specialized gps devices in each of these categories.

Types of GPS Garmin maps:

Browsers for the Field: These are the so-called topographic maps , specialized in routes through the countryside. They show us: roads, trails, shelters, rivers, waterfalls, level curves, etc. They are the most complete maps there are as they show all the characteristics of the terrain. Within this group we can find the following Garmin gps models: Dakota 20, Edge 800, eTrex 20, gpsMap 64, Montana 600, Oregon 450 and some more . All these devices are specialized in topographic maps. This does not mean that they do not accept other types of maps, but their specialization is topographical ones.

Navigators for Road: These are the road maps , these maps are not as complete as the topographic maps, but they have a more detailed level of detail for the cities and towns, showing us the names of the streets, shops, parks, etc. They are maps designed to travel on roads, highways and highways without getting on dirt roads. Within this group Garmin browsers we can find: The whole range of Nuvi, Zumo, nuLink, fleet, etc models . All these devices also accept other types of maps, but their specialty is traveling by road.

Nautical Charts: They are nautical maps . These maps are specially designed to help us in the navigation on board of boats. They provide us with information about depth, port plans, shipwrecks, obstructions, restricted areas, etc. Some of the devices specialized in nautical maps are: echoMap models, GspMap, etc.
Update the Map of a Garmin GPS Navigator

Garmin often updates the maps and they are increasingly larger. There are times when the GPS device itself does not accept more than 2 GB of memory on a map and this brings us a problem, for example the City Navigator Europe map already occupies almost 4 GB. This is solved by updating the browser firmware.

To save us from possible problems and have the latest firmware supplied by the manufacturer, before proceeding to update the map of our device we will update your firmware.


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