Greetings from SouthCentral Kentucky

Mar 17, 2007
Kentucky USA
TomTom Model(s)
910 w/ v7.10 maps
New Member. Hello to all!. I live in a small town close to the Bowling Green Kentucky area (home of the corvette).

I have been reading this forum for 2-3 months. Tons of information that helped me decide to buy my first GPS, tomtom go 510, a month ago.

It arrived with the old map and I used it for 1-2 weeks, before installing the new free upgrade. It came with the USA maps on a 1gig card. I installed North America on a new 2 gig. Also currently running the latest version of home, tripmaster and a few extra POI from this site.

I also left my orginal software on the orginal 1 gig card. I copied that onto another 1 gig and updated that with the new USA maps. It let me use the same code. So I have 3 different sets of maps on 3 cards.

I would like to add that I have found the best way to backup your card is to just hook up your tomtom to your computer (via usb dock and ac power) and access the unit directly thru windows explorer. Copy the entire card from the unit to a folder in "my documents". Just name the folder "backup 3-38-07". Works everytime. You can also copy back to another card (in whole or by file). Make sure that antivirus, spyware or firewall is not running.

I agree with a lot of other members that a lot of roads (that were correct on old maps) have either been changed, mis named, deleted, or moved. I live in a small town and my entire street was moved. Tomtom says I now live in a cow pasture!

Otherwise, there are also some improvements in the larger cities. Seems more accurate there. Seems like the inaccuracies are in the smaller towns. I am using the NS map exclussive now. But I do wish they would put my home street back on the map.

I use the unit along with some common sense. I won't follow it over a clift (although it did try to lead me into a dead end road, onto a railroad track). But it will sometimes lead you in circles in downtown areas. When things like that happen, I found out that you can just take a "wrong" turn and it will recaculate correctly.

Anyway, I am going on a family vacation in May. Flying to San Diego for a weeks stay in rental home in La Jolla. First visit there. I have been to northern California a few times.

How about some input from you southern CA guys. Hows the accuracy in the San Diego area? We will cover the whole San Diego area and take day trips to Anza desert, Carlsbad and other beaches up towards LA.

Great forum. Keep up the good work!!!

Randy R.

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