How to Upload Free International Maps in a Garmin GPS

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Traveling outside the country can be expensive and overwhelming. Learning foreign languages, learning about the area that you are visiting and determining how to interact with the culture can require a lot of preparation. Your Garmin GPS device makes worrying about packing maps for obsolete -- if you have already uploaded free international maps, that is.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable
  • Connect your Garmin GPS to you computer using a USB cable. Plug the small end into the Garmin GPS and the large end into the computer's USB port.

  • Sign into your Garmin online account and download all the map updates for your device.

  • Disconnect your Garmin GPS from your computer after the map updates are completely installed. You now have free international maps.

Tips & Warnings

  • Downloading maps from unapproved third party sites can compromise your Garmin GPS's security.

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