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      06-15-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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Talking 2015 Navigation Map Updates

2015 Navigation Map Updates are beginning to be released.

A handful of 2015 Navigation Map Updates have been released including Road Map North America NEXT 2015-1 for car's with Option 609 Professional Navigation System and the latest NBT Head Unit:

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For Map update, you will need to obtain the correct Map version for your Head Unit Type / Geographic Region, and a Map Update FSC Code for Installation.

If you have 609 Professional Navigation System, and are unsure of which Head Unit type / Map version (PROFESSIONAL, PREMIUM, or NEXT) you need, see here:

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If you have 606 Business Navigation System, you will need either MOVE, MOTION, or ROUTE Map version.

If you have questions on how to update, send me a PM.
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Shawn, Last time I had my X3 in the dealership for service they updated the maps for free. Is this not included in the 4yr/50K maintenance package?
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Shawn, Last time I had my X3 in the dealership for service they updated the maps for free. Is this not included in the 4yr/50K maintenance package?
That was nice of them, but no. It is not included in 4yr/50K maintenance package, nor is it done as part of CPO certification process. You get one map only at time of purchase, and that is whatever happens to be on the car at that time.

Additionally, I am 99.9% sure your delsaer won't even have 2015-1 Next Map yet, as it is not yet available through normal channels.
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That was nice of them, but no. It is not included in 4yr/50K maintenance package, nor is it done as part of CPO certification process. You get one map only at time of purchase, and that is whatever happens to be on the car at that time.

Additionally, I am 99.9% sure your delsaer won't even have 2015-1 Next Map yet, as it is not yet available through normal channels.
OK, thanks for the info. My current MAP version is 2013-1A. Can I go straight to the 2015 or do I need to first update to 2014? FYI, I have the CIC not NBT.
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OK, thanks for the info. My current MAP version is 2013-1A. Can I go straight to the 2015 or do I need to first update to 2014? FYI, I have the CIC not NBT.
You can go straight to 2015-1.

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Hey shawn, can you pm me what I need to purchase this please
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Shawn, thanks to your help I updated my maps twice already and will probably update them from 2014 to 2015 because it is so easy and inexpensive to do with your help.

Do you know if there is any reference that defines what is included in the update? I searched for one and could not find it.

Interestingly Lexus does publish a multipage update document for their yearly updates. This is ironic to me that they make this document available because the Nav system in my RX350 is about worthless. It is so useless that my wife and I keep a Garmin Nuvi on the dashboard directly above that $2,400 POS. Needless to say, I have not bothered updating the maps in it the past few years.

Contrary to some others' opinions I like the nav system in my 2011 X3 and regularly use it. The controller on the console is great and is light years more convenient, better and safer to use than the Lexus touch screen (which is mostly disabled anyway when underway). The only time the BMW system ever let me down, and I regularly use it, was a couple of weeks ago when twice, on the same route, the graphic indicated staying right and the text indicated staying left (or vice versa). In both cases the text was correct and the graphic wrong.
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Sorry, but BMW never posts a Change Log or Release Notes for any new map release, so one is always left wondering what was added.
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Sorry, but BMW never posts a Change Log or Release Notes for any new map release, so one is always left wondering what was added.
If you could also PM me and what I would need to purchase this map update for my car please.
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If you could also PM me and what I would need to purchase this map update for my car please.
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Road Map North America Premium 2015-1

And now, ROAD MAP NORTH AMERICA PREMIUM 2015-1 was just released:

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Time to contact Gerry if you need an update.

There are still no 2015 updates yet for Europe.
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Shawn can you PM me info please.
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Worked great! =)
Just wish I knew what were the changes included in 2015, I'm coming from 2013 NBT.
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Thanks Shawn, I'm interested in the 2015 update.
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Thanks Shawn, I'm interested in the 2015 update.
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I updated the SatNav on my car once from whatever was installed at the factory.

To be honest... the factory SatNav is terrible. I now rely on any one of the free google apps on my smart phone.

Quicker and more accurate.

Had I known how bad the BMW SatNav was I would have passed on the option at purchase.
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I updated the SatNav on my car once from whatever was installed at the factory.

To be honest... the factory SatNav is terrible. I now rely on any one of the free google apps on my smart phone.

Quicker and more accurate.

Had I known how bad the BMW SatNav was I would have passed on the option at purchase.
I have 609 Nav Pro with CIC Head Unit in my car, and I have no issues with speed or accuracy at all.

Regardless, I still would never order a car without Nav Pro option. The Head Unit is more than just the Navigation System, and the CIC, and new and improved NBT Head Units have more features than the basic non-Nav Head Units do, and resale for Nav cars is much higher.
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Hi, can you PM me details for the nav. update

I have CIC premium 2011i

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Hi, can you PM me details for the nav. update

I have CIC premium 2011i

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Shawn, thanks to your help I upgraded the maps on my 2011 X3 a few times already. I was going to wait a while but yesterday I found the 2014 maps do not accurately reflect some major changes made in this area (Syracuse, NY)over two years ago.

Given the choice I would prefer a single large download to transfer to a 32Gb USB memory device. Please let me know the download details, etc.

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