NA & Western Europe maps 8.30 available

Discussion in 'Maps and Routing' started by dhn, May 18, 2009.

  1. dhn

    dhn Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    23,105
    Likes Received:
    448
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    They are available now for downloading.
     
    dhn, May 18, 2009
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. dhn

    ddire

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Downloading now....


    Strangely enough I had just emailed them on Friday regarding TomTom Home wanting to change me again for the map upgrade service... they responsed this morning saying it's a known issue they're working on yada yada yada... same response others here got months ago. Then I log into Home a minute ago and hello new maps.... coincidence? Likely.....

    Blair
     
    ddire, May 18, 2009
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. dhn

    ddire

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Downloaded fine... no issues.. I did download the newest Navcore a while ago...

    Still missing a road/street extension that was in service this time last year. No other differences noted yet....

    B
     
    ddire, May 18, 2009
    #3
  4. dhn

    CynicX

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually its unlikely. I've been having the same error message about not have the subscription even though I have.

    Plugged it in this morning and I had a new map available for download without telling Tomtom of my problem. And even though I got it, it still ask me to buy their subscription plan.

    Downloaded and installed within 30-40 minutes. Works like a champ, however the serious errors I've encountered and corrected via mapshare are still there. Surprisingly enough I did notice a difference, a lot more streets have speed limits entered. I dont know if this will have any effect on routing (non-IQR model here) or not....
     
    CynicX, May 18, 2009
    #4
  5. dhn

    Ricochet

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Delmarva, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    ONE 3rd, GO 720
    Yeah, I have a text file of map corrections & speed limits around my locale, which have to be re-entered with each new map update. Fighting with the Speed Limit interface is, without question, the worst part.

    Fortunately, the list has been slowly shrinking.
     
    Ricochet, May 18, 2009
    #5
  6. dhn

    CynicX

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0
    Consider yourself lucky. I have entire neighborhoods missing off the map (Grand Oaks Ct, Abingdon, MD). Major roads that dont connect on the map (so you are never routed down them) but they do connect (MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD), and even worse is vice versa, when you are going down a road that doesnt connect (Neil Run Rd, Airville, PA).

    Where normally its not a big deal sometimes it is. Neil Run Rd starts off as a dirt road that is too narrow to turn a work truck around on. Its also too steep to back up with rear wheel drive when its wet. Too top it off it doesnt connect like Tomtom says, it runs into a creek. Needless to say I had to pay a tow truck (who almost got stuck as well) to pull me out. They have since put a sign up advising GPS owners (Tomtom only because my Nuvi avoids it) its not a connecting road....

    I'm going to be patient though. I still have a couple more updates on my subscription left.
     
    CynicX, May 19, 2009
    #6
  7. dhn

    Ricochet

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Delmarva, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    ONE 3rd, GO 720
    Oddly enough, after installing the North America 8.30 map, all of my past mapshare corrections were still in place (the ones I'm able to fix through the interface), but I've yet to find any of my submitted changes added (these being, the ones I can't). I haven't taken it out to test for retention of my speed limit changes, yet.

    Previously, all changes were erased. So, maybe this really is a map "Update?"
     
    Ricochet, May 20, 2009
    #7
  8. dhn

    canderson Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    11,104
    Likes Received:
    199
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO720, GO740TM Live, GO 1535 Live, Via 1535, Via 1605, GO 52, GO 600, GO 620, GO 630, TomTom Bridge
    Even my addition of a major interchange to an interstate highway (reported last October) isn't in the new map set.

    I reported this one directly to TeleAtlas' site in addition to TomTom. At one time, the TeleAtlas site had slowly promoted my report to the "We see it and are working on it" level. It's since been demoted to something like "Yeah, we hear you, but we haven't even looked at it". Geez, we're talking about the intersection of a four lane divided and six lane divided highway. You'd think those would have some priority.

    I really don't understand their operation...
     
    canderson, May 20, 2009
    #8
  9. dhn

    Ummagumma

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO930
    How does it look for lane assist support on Canadian roads with this new map?
     
    Ummagumma, May 21, 2009
    #9
  10. dhn

    dhn Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    23,105
    Likes Received:
    448
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    Sadly, it doesn't. There is no Advanced Lane guidance or Reality View for any Canadian roads in map version 830.
     
    dhn, May 21, 2009
    #10
  11. dhn

    cputrdoc

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 920T
    Any smarter about highways

    It's worth upgrading to me if the new map finally understands the difference between a highway and, well, everything else. I expect the cause of my earlier reported problem has to do with the properties of the roads. For example, I almost never hear the "take the highway" instruction except when I'm already on a highway and approaching an interchange.

    Any word as to whether that's improved?
     
    cputrdoc, May 22, 2009
    #11
  12. dhn

    cdrsft

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gee, you'd think with us having the BUSIEST highway in North America, they might start to include these things...
     
    cdrsft, May 24, 2009
    #12
  13. dhn

    dhn Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    23,105
    Likes Received:
    448
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    Unfortunately, Canada seems to be an afterthought when it comes to current mapping and additional info such as ALG.
     
    dhn, May 24, 2009
    #13
  14. dhn

    KOTULCN

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Goldsboro, NC
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO LIVE 2535 M
    if I used the latest map guaranty once alreadyand I am still within the first 30 days can I use it again to get the 8.30 maps?
     
    KOTULCN, May 25, 2009
    #14
  15. dhn

    sageuvagony

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Tampa, FL USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 720
    Unfortunately, no. Only 1 map update is included with LMG. You can however, check as many times as you want to see if a newer version of map is available for 30 days using LMG, which I think is pretty dumb of TomTom to say this.
     
    sageuvagony, May 25, 2009
    #15
  16. dhn

    Ummagumma

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO930
    Bummer. Anyway, it's good information to have going forward, that TomTom is a company okay with fraudulently advertising a major feature of their devices that doesn't actually exist in the country they''re advertising in, and which they have no apparent desire to provide. That TomTom will not reliably describe the actual features available to potential customers is something I will keep in mind when reviewing their devices on various forums and retail sites, and will be sure to mention to people who ask me for advice when purchasing a GPS unit.
     
    Ummagumma, May 26, 2009
    #16
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.