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Lacking?

Post by Stu » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:43 pm

Is it just me or are the POI's that are already with the Garmin's a bit lacking?

I was on a recent trip and I have the up ahead display showing for fuel stops restaurants and B&B's we past many along the way but a lot of these never showed on the mapping at all!

Am I missing something :?

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Re: Lacking?

Post by sussamb » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:36 am

Probably not. Unless folks update the data held by HERE, the company that supply the maps to Garmin, they won't appear. Modern units now also have the FourSquare database which is more up to date but still not perfect.

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Re: Lacking?

Post by Stu » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:53 am

Well that's a shame as there is a lot missing!

There's not much of a database to add more either!

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Re: Lacking?

Post by rbentnail » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:55 pm

I've never depended on Garmin to be up to date on such things. I update my device once, maybe twice per year so how can it be reliable? No, I use my Google phone for that. My experience has been that the Garmin is about 95% with roads and the phone is about 95% with everything else. I am rarely in a hurry and don't mind pulling aside to check out what's around me. Plus I do NOT pair, nor do I intend to pair, my phone with my 595. I use them as two distinct separate entities- the last thing I need is to depend on confused Bluetooth comms and one overriding the other and compromised info from both. The 595, from everything I've read, is lacking in the comms dept. so I choose not to play.
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Re: Lacking?

Post by lather » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:37 pm

I just installed 2019.20 and see some improvement in POI but still lacking. I have wondered if the map comapnies require a fee for inclusion in the maps. I have noticed that some long established and well known restaurants are not included.

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