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[How To] Transfer your own MapShare corrections to a new map


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20 February 2012, 19:56

[Note: This only applies for NAV2 devices (so not the new NAV3 TomTom models like the VIAs, START 20/25 and GO100x/GO82x which all use myTomTom instead of TomTom HOME)] I found a way to transfer your own Map Share corrections to a different or new map. Many people always have to manually re-enter all their Map Share corrections when they update their map as not all Map Share corrections are properly transferred when a new map is installed. This is not necessary anymore. Below you can find the steps to accomplish this:.Go to the old map directory and copy the MapUserPatch.dat file to your PC;Then update your map to a new version or another map;Copy the MapUserPatch.dat file from your PC to the new map directory on your TomTom;Use the 'Operate my START/ONE/XL/GO' function in TomTom HOME. Calculate a route to any destination using the new map;Then you can disconnect your device using the 'Device > Disconnect Device' option in the TomTom HOME menu;You can now use your own MapShare corrections with the new map..If you also want to transfer your POI corrections, you should do the same steps as above. But in addition, you should also transfer the DeletedPoi.dat and PA7313.ov2 *) files instead of only the MapUserPatch.dat file..I have not tried this with all kinds of corrections.  But adjusting maximum speed limits, lock / unlock driving directions, reverse driving direction and street renaming does seem to work. It looks like turn restrictions are not transferred correctly..*) For me this file was called this way, but this is probably different for everyone. Maybe there are also more of those files. If so, you should copy them all..Good luck :)(And please let me know if something doesn't work)   
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    21 February 2012, 00:00

    Good one Megalos. This is one aspect of MSR that would need some report as in "Your report is taken up in the current map" or similar then it could be cut from your list of data to be returned to unit - phew I wouldn't like to be a developer working on the MSR software :(

    Edit:: I'm catching as many  suggestions forMSR that arise in different posts;hjence colour difference to make it easier for me not to lose any :: Shorty.:
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    21 February 2012, 20:26

    Huge task with huge pay out I guess. 

    Nice post. A lot of inquiries here can be helped using the guide above. 
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    3 March 2012, 22:47

    Agreed.  Now since I'm learning too as we go, what about the new Nav3 devices that use My Tom Tom? :mantongue:  I guess I should go and look it up for myself but an answer to that, here, will complete the Topic Question.
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    4 March 2012, 13:32

    As far as I am concerned, on NAV3 it is not working yet (transferring the correction). Most probably with a future NavCore update.
    Report map errors at: http://www.tomtom.com/mapshare/tools; Have a look at some TT official support videos here: tomtom.com/videosupport; Some old NAV2 PNDs (using TomTom HOME) are "End-of-life" devices with no support. For further information, see this: https://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/topic/name/end-of-life
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    4 March 2012, 22:43

    Let me try to hunt down an answer, worthy, on this question.
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    5 March 2012, 12:33

    It's indeed not possible to use this method for the NAV3 devices, hence the bold red warning above the tutorial. This is mainly because you can't access the NAV3 devices using the Windows Explorer.
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    5 March 2012, 14:26

    Thanks guys - I'll still ask the question even if it's just for my own education.
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    30 March 2012, 19:30

    Hi Shorty, hi community,

    I also would appreciate if this point would be atopic one,  following this discussion silent from the background.

    Brgds
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    2 April 2012, 22:31

    No need to start a new topic - I think this title is fine.  When I have an explanation I'll post again.
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    9 August 2012, 19:34

    don't bother to try it. It does not work, and I have tried it several times after map updates. Every single time it forgets ALL my inputs, even if I copy over all .ov2 files. And I DO have a Nav2 device...
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    4 September 2012, 20:54

    Good evening Megalos, hallo Shorty, hi community,

    this is just to inform You as promised a couple of days ago that I re-loaded two of our POIs again into TT-download station.

    According my information these POIs should be transferred correctly under TomTomHome:

    A KFZ Zulassungsstellen & A-Hinweis 8

    Could You please give information, whether You have been able to download ?

    Thank You in advance,

    Servus from Vienna
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    4 September 2012, 21:11

    Hi TomTomista, I tried your two downloads and they are downloading perfectly! :). Looks like finally the problem is solved in TomTom HOME :-).
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    7 September 2012, 14:14

    Hallo Megalos,

    thank You for that nice message. But, I - onto my Computer - have to take note, there is something changing in the description of the POI-names. Must check internal at my end, whats that. Maybe elder POIs with similar names are stored.

    Will continue slowly to upload the POIs.

    Servus from Vienna  
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    9 November 2012, 03:34

    I have a VIA and I make about 20 stops a day using my device.  I frequently make map corrections to help me find addresses quicker.  It seems that the device keeps some of my corrections and forgets many of them.  That's very frustrating since I return to the the same stops at least monthly.  I keep the device on the setting "get free map corrections from others."    I update the device at my TomTom every couple of days.  Is there anything I can do to improve the retention of my map corrections?
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    9 November 2012, 03:40

    So if you have a VIA what do you do when your map corrections are not being retained on your own device????
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    9 November 2012, 09:46

    With the new TT models, like the VIA, it's not possible to copy the mapsettings.cfg file. As far as I know, there's nothing you can do to retain your modifications. What kind of modifications are you talking about? Because maybe it's an option to use a custom POI category to save your changes (in the case of addresses for example). To have your corrections with one of the future map updates, it's best to also submit your changes via the online Map Share Reporter tool: http://tomtom.com/mapshare/tools/" target="_blank
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    2 October 2013, 15:15

    Hi, I have a question in regards to the changes that I have reported in the tool for reporting errors. I have a Go 6000 which you can't make changes to directly but have to use the web tool to report map errors. 

    How do I get the corrections I have added on to my device? Do I have to wait the 6-Inf months before Tomtom push the change or is there a better solution?
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    2 October 2013, 15:17

    Map corrections made online should be available earlier than that. To have it permanently embedded in a full map takes 6-12 months.
    Report map errors at: http://www.tomtom.com/mapshare/tools; Have a look at some TT official support videos here: tomtom.com/videosupport; Some old NAV2 PNDs (using TomTom HOME) are "End-of-life" devices with no support. For further information, see this: https://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/topic/name/end-of-life
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    2 October 2013, 15:33

    Well, I unfortunately have to say that it takes more that 12 months in some cases. I made a correction to a road close to where I live from my fathers account, prior to me having my own device. And that change is still not implemented, so now I have added it again and also added a support ticket on the matter. And they are looking at it yet again. 

    The scary part is that this was reported in 2010 the first time. And still not updated.

    And I would prefer if my own corrections were pushed to me directly. But doesn't seem to work that way unfortunately. But I will keep adding the flaws as soon as I find them. 

    Currently made 13 map correctins in the 10 days I have owned the device. Which I would say is a good indication that the maps are severely outdated. But I hope that there will be enough attention to get the tomtom crew moving on the matter.
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    2 October 2013, 16:40

    What is the status of your MSR reports? Are they accepted? If so, some of the reports (like closed roads, turn restrictions, one-way directions etc.) should be released via the daily Map Share patches you can download through myTomTom (or TomTom HOME for the older models). Corrections like new roads and roundabouts only become available with new map releases (which are released about every three months).
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    2 October 2013, 16:55

    5 are in approved status and 8 are ongoing.

    The ongoing ones I would have liked to use on my own device. The ones which have one-way streets where there are none, or a road where there is none etc. street numbers etc. 

    But I will see in a couple of days if there are anything in the community map updates. So far, no joy unfortunately. But then again, I didn't really expect the changes to be out there yet. I did expect better quiality though. 10+ year old roads and similar changes would prefferably be on the map.

    Like I said before, I hope they shape up with the map quality, and fast. Will give it a couple of months and see how it goes. Well... I doubt I will stop pestering the forums with the hopes that tomtom representatives pick up on the issues. But since it is the best way in to the organization there isn't much else we can do. 
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    2 October 2013, 17:17

    If your accepted MSR reports are of the type turn restrictions, closed roads or one-way direction corrections, and are accepted in 2013, you can send a PM to Shorty (or me) on this forum with the IDs (and country) of the MSR reports. He can then try to figure out why they are not released through the MS patches in MyTomTom. 
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