There are more than 3 maps available so I hope to shed some light into the confusion.jasonhehe wrote:apologies for reviving old post.
i have tried both device id = 3584xxxxxx and serial number = 1C154xxxx on the site, both does not work, showing
'Your Serial Number is incorrect.'
I agree with jasonlee - even today (26sept2013) this site - http://www.garmin.com.sg/mapupdate/
still shows nuvi 205 maps are available for download (Malsingmaps Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei NT2013.20)
if not allowed, why even put up that page? really wonder what is going on. if the gps is only going to have inbuilt map updated only 1 year, it should be clearly described. much as i love using a real gps - if updates limit to 1 year, i really dont see a point using garmin gps - just switch to google maps on phone..
Why your unit ID number is not recognized by Garmin server, you have to take up with Garmin Taiwan support
Link : http://www.garmin.com.sg/support/
also thanks to tbh for link to other map - works great for now, but would be good to grab official map above. on the other hand.. if official map is actually available, perhaps people wouldnt have needed the link tbh has shown me...
Link for map that bro tbh provided is for a MsM compiled map using compiler supplied by Garmin. This is updated more frequently vs Garmin commercial and Garmin "compiled" using MsM supplied data on quarterly basis
hope someone can help with questions following the above -
1. is the map on http://www.garmin.com.sg/mapupdate/ different from tbh's link? (viewtopic.php?f=26&t=24436&start=30)
Maps available via Garmin Website consists of three different map sources, namely Garmin NT Commercial Map, Garmin-MsM collaboration map and Garmin-MfM collaboration map. The first map is a commercial map and user entitled only to one update while the other two map only needs your unit ID to obtain unlock code. It is free for life of your unit.
2. i thought i read somewhere that MSM creates the map for http://www.garmin.com.sg/? or did i read wrongly?
It is a collaboration between Garmin and MsM. Garmin compiles the map based on map data supplied by MsM.
First of all there are 2 communities producing maps for free download. Both communities basically produce a weekly map that have some differences. I shall talk about the differences later.
The 2 communities are MSM and MFM.
Garmin gets the data from these maps produced and compiles them with their own compiler and call them MSM NT and MFM NT. Both are produced at best on a quarterly basis hence they will for sure be more out-dated than their source maps from MSM or MFM. These are the out-dated maps you get in your GPS as preloaded maps. Garmin in addition, employs a commercial mapper to produce also on a quarterly basis a map called CN (City Navigator) NT maps and pre-loads it into the GPS sold locally.
If you do not need the latest updates,then the preloaded maps may be good enough for you.
However, if you want the latest updates then the link Bro TBH gave you leads you to MSM's weekly updated map and you can get from the MFM website, the link to their latest free map. However, as I said there are differences. If you own a Garmin GPS, then MSM's weekly map will enable you to maximise on the features available in a Garmin GPS because it is compiled with a Garmin compiler.
The MFM map will work with a Garmin GPS but being compiled with a third-party compiler, it lacks some features available in a Garmin GPS.
The choice is yours.