How Do I Download Map Updates on a Garmin C330 GPS?
By Si Kingston
The Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS device comes preloaded with maps of North America. As time goes on, cities and towns change and expand and new places are founded, creating the need for new maps. To provide the most accurate directions, Garmin provides updated maps that reflect these changes to its customers. The updated maps can be downloaded from the Garmin website and transferred to a Garmin GPS device using the company's proprietary software.
Download Map Updates
Connect the StreetPilot C330 GPS to the computer using the USB cable. Insert the smaller end of the USB cable into the GPS, and insert the larger end into the computer's USB port.
Go to Garmin, and select "myGarmin" from the upper-navigation bar. Sign in or register for a Garmin account. If registering for an account, complete the registration details, then select the "Register" option on your Garmin account page. The site will detect the connected device and register it.
Click on the "Home" tab. All available free map updates and purchased maps appear next to the device in the home screen. Click "Order now" for a free map update or "Add to device" to download purchased map updates.
Select "myGarmin" in the top navigation bar.
Click on the map update notification on the home screen of your Garmin account to begin downloading the update.
Select "Get Free Update."
Click on "Download" and press "Next."
Write the product key provided on the screen on a piece of paper. Click "Continue" on the screen. You may be prompted to accept a user agreement. Select "Download."
Install Map Updates
Download and install WebUpdater (see Resources). Launch the program and click the device you want to update, if prompted. Accept the user agreement and select "Continue," then enter the product key, if necessary, and select "Continue."
Click "Continue" when "Ready to update your maps" appears on the software interface. If a message pops up indicating that the device has insufficient storage space, you can select the option to remove media files from the device and save them to the computer.
Choose a map region to install when prompted.
Select the destination, or save location, of the map update. The update will then install. When installation is complete, hit "Continue" and "Exit."
Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.