Updating maps on tomtom
New Tom Tom navigation systems have a feature called lifetime free map updates, so it’s easy to update your device by simply connecting it to a computer and use Tom Tom own software to transfer newer maps to your gps.
If you own a Tom Tom gps navigator bought a long time ago, the original maps that were installed on device are old and cannot be used efficiently.
Open Street Maps is a community of enthusiasts who provide a free platform where you can edit, upload or download maps from any region.
A project which offers free updated maps (using OSM) for Tom Tom, is tt Maps – official website here.
Download the compatible maps available for your Tom Tom ( on forum topics you will find compatibility charts). Use Fast Activate instructions to patch your device and activate Tom Tom maps for free.
Make a backup of your software and maps using Tom Tom Home. Download Fast Activate, you can find this software on internet forums. Restart your satnav and you should have the new maps installed and running.
tt Maps can work with Google Earth , so you can import and use Earth’s registered routes in GPS format.
The big downside is that tt Maps doesn’t include turn-by-turn navigation or other complex features.
Tom Tom GO, Tom Tom Camper & Caravan, Tom Tom VIA, Tom Tom Truck (especially designed for the trucks), Tom Tom Rider (especially designed for bikes and motorcycles), Tom Tom Navigator for pocket PCs and smartphones, Tom Tom ONE and ONE XL (base models – are the various models of the Tom Tom’s navigation devices – an all-in-one GPS navigation device.
Tom Tom is the product of a Dutch company offering GPS navigation software and devices, digital maps, Sports Watches, Action Cameras and related services across the various countries of Europe and America.