Using Garmin Desktop Software

Garmin makes software tools that allow you to transfer maps, routes, and waypoints to and from your nüvi or its expansion card (for units that have them) from a desktop computer. Your choice of software depends on your computer’s operating system. Both tools have slightly different features, which I describe in the following sections.

City Navigator (Windows)

MapSource City Navigator North America (which I refer to as City Navigator, for short) is a $99 software application that features fully routable maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, including more than 6 million miles of roads and 6 million points of interest (POIs).


MapSource is an umbrella term that Garmin uses for all ...

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