Updating the maps on your GPS device used to be a complete pain in the butt.You'd have to order your update on CD, DVD, or SD card and wait for it to arrive in the mail.It can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it's a price we'd gladly pay to make sure that we actually get where we're trying to go.Of course, map updates usually aren't free, but nearly all of the major GPS device manufacturers are starting to offer devices with free lifetime map updates.
The Fly Garmin site serves as your central resource for staying on top of the latest information and keeping your data current.
These days, fresh map data is often only a download away, but that doesn't make it any less of a pain in the butt.
Case in point: grabbing Garmin's maps required no fewer than three software downloads and about an hour of waiting for the 2GB of map data to download and install.
You may purchase street map packs as downloads, or as SD card updates.
I actually prefer SD card updates for their simplicity and ease of use.