Installing map to PC

JohnnyRidesAlone
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Just as a bit of a side bar, why do you think they got rid of the feature to opdate you PC maps. Forcing you into using your device map? Has to be about money. This "we are in control" approach is increasing in tech and is getting me even more wound up.
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Hasn't been got rid of, the only issue is with the XT and Garmin hope to resolve that shortly
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JohnnyRidesAlone wrote: 29 Apr 2021 18:01 Just as a bit of a side bar, why do you think they got rid of the feature to opdate you PC maps. Forcing you into using your device map? Has to be about money. This "we are in control" approach is increasing in tech and is getting me even more wound up.
I was looking at the files that were created for the previous verison and the ones that are created now. Has the format changed ? I would guess that there is so much going on with topo maps, routable maps, parkopedia, foursquare, digital elevation etc etc, that across the range of products which I assume all use the same mapping, they have had to rationalise the way that the various sections of mapping are handled, in order to improve performance. Maybe a more serious issue had been identified with the existing map format and the XT, and that had to be addressed first ?

I don't know. Just batting thoughts about, giving the benefit of any doubt. I spotted something else that had developed from v2.30 to v2.90. I thought it was a series of errors, but looking at it again without being annoyed that my Zumo wasn't working properly, it seems more like planned development. Pity it wasn't developed before I bought one, but I'm liking it now.
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