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Old July 3rd, 2017, 12:52   #999
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Location: Lewisville, TX

That would be an issue with Navteq, who is one of (iirc) only two map sources for the US. VW/Continental has zero control over the content of the data, it's just it's marketing channel for data for the VW platform. To this end, I find that with similarly dated map data, my Garmin and the RNS have similar moments of 'senility' with regard to finding things . . .

Also, street addresses are not individually coded into the data . . . for a given street, a range of address numbers are overlayed linearly . . . IE, spread 1000 to 2000 over a mike or so, even though the physical address spacing is in reality uneven. This is done to get a reasonable data set size, and again, is common to all . . . and due to it (especially in rural areas) the GPS can get address placement wrong . . . and again, this is not fault of any particular unit! The only way to ensure hitting a specific point is enter specific lat/long coordinates, or memorize the point once there (thus remembering the lat/long).

Slowness and any UI issues are specifically VW/Continental . . . but a lot isn't . . .
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