Recommended Links If you don’t own a Garmin Nuvi, but just want general information on automobiles, then please click here for the latest car news.have to have either Windows or Mac in order to update your Garmin Nuvi GPS (or Magellan, Tom Tom, and a few others).I contacted Garmin but the support guy was of little help and promised to email me some file to replace but that didn't go through. Some exceptions have been mentioned, so I would call Garmin Support again.The emailed file might have fixed this specific problem.
Hi All New to forum, My nuvi 3597 has not had a map updated in a few years.
I navigated to my /home directory and created a new folder named “Garmin Nuvi.” It has a subfolder called Maps. Copy it back to your Garmin, re-start it, and take it for a test drive.
I connected my Garmin Nuvi to my computer via a USB port and it was automagically mounted, thanks to Thunar’s awesomeness (Thunar is the Xfce file manager in Linux). Save a copy of your new in the /Garmin/New folder as the next backup.
Not for directions, but just as a “rolling map” to tell me where I am and streets are coming up as I travel.
The technique I’ll show you here uses Open Street Map, a free and open-source collaborative work.