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Old 02-15-2015, 08:45 AM
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Upgrade to 2015-1 Map Not Impressive

I recently did a very successful upgrade, thanks to Baccus, to the 2015-1 Next map. However, after installing it (I had the 2013-1 map in my 2014 750), I don't see a big bump, actually even a small bump. A nearby Shell station that has been open for at least 2-3 years isn't on it although other Shells are. Additional roads may be on it, but I haven't paid that much attention to that.

The main thing that caught my attention was the disappearance of a significant landmark. There's an option to have building outlines in urban areas be displayed at a certain rendering scale. When I go to the downtown Houston area, that becomes quite evident. Where I live nothing pops up, except for 1 building. There is a Mormon temple in Houston (I understand there are 3, in Salt Lake City of course and 1 in Dallas) and I sometimes drive by it. On my 2013 map display it stood out prominently since there was no other buildings around for 10+ miles. I'm not religious, but the building is cool, and I thought seeing it on the map was cool since the rendering was quite detailed. It doesn't show up on the 2015 version at all.

I must have the option to render the buildings turned on because I see them in downtown Houston, but I haven't been able to find where that option is on the new version.
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:32 PM
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I don't get their deal with the rendering. When I had my 2011 in Miami the entire downtown was rendered in 3D. Two cars later, the highrises on the Wilshire Corridor in LA are still in 2D. It's not like much construction in the way of large buildings has occurred in LA within recent years to cause them to postpone updating it. Wonder why they'd skip such a major city.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:08 AM
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.... Two cars later, the highrises on the Wilshire Corridor in LA are still in 2D....
The buildings in downtown Houston are in 3d in the old and new versions. The Houston Mormon Temple was in 3d in the old version (and looked cool), but is gone in the new version.

Perhaps the 2d/3d has to do with the map view. I always have mine in the 'perspective' view (the one that shows a sky and clouds). Perhaps the other views can only do it in 2d? I don't know.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:58 AM
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How did you upgrade the map? I have a 2012 750 and wanted to know if it was possible for me to upgrade the map mainly because I would love to see the traffic overlay (green, yellow, red roads) depending on the traffic conditions. The only thing I ever updated which was a few weeks ago was the Bluetooth software straight from BMW's website, onto a USB stick, and into the center console USB port. I want to know if it's even possible in my car.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:12 AM
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Do a search in this forum for 'Baccus'. He will take you through the steps for getting a map upgrade that you can install.

Note that there are 2 types of map software (I guess that's what they call it) NEXT and CIC I believe. The CIC is older and AFAIK does not have traffic info. The NEXT version does. I don't think you can upgrade CIC to NEXT, because more than just software is involved I think. Still, there are 2015 versions of the maps for both types.
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2012 doesn't show traffic? I could have sworn my 11 did.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:45 PM
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Not traffic overlay like this It does show traffic in a sub menu which isn't useful at all.
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I'm happy with my 2015 map upgrade, but I didn't buy it from a dealer...It was a DIY from a guy here on the forum. 2011 (more likely 2010) to 2015 was a big improvement.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:22 PM
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Can you post a pic of what your map looks like now?
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:37 PM
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2012 doesn't show traffic? I could have sworn my 11 did.
It's not the year per se, but the type. I don't think the CIC showed traffic flow (green/yellow/red), only the route. But, it's been over a year since I had it so maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:39 PM
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I'm happy with my 2015 map upgrade, but I didn't buy it from a dealer...It was a DIY from a guy here on the forum. 2011 (more likely 2010) to 2015 was a big improvement.
I had the 2010 on my '09 750, and the 2013 on my '14. In three years there is a noticeable difference.
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Can someone help me upgrade my 2010's navigation? What I have is by far the worst nav i ever used. Besides that is telling me to turn right with 2 feet before the actual street, recalculating is even more annoying. Suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks
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Can someone help me upgrade my 2010's navigation? What I have is by far the worst nav i ever used. Besides that is telling me to turn right with 2 feet before the actual street, recalculating is even more annoying. Suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks
Yeah, I don't recall what vintage I had in my '09 750 originally. I had the dealer upgrade it in 2010 in the hopes it would be better, but it was not. As I said previously, there are 2 types, CIC and NEXT I believe they're called. The CIC is older, and that's what I had in my '09. I have the NEXT in my '14 and it is tons better. I believe you can get a 2015 map for CIC, but that is just the map data, the underlying software remains the same, at least I think it does. The CIC version is very frustrating at times.
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I took my '14 in for scheduled maintenance (got a new battery!), and got a loaner 2015 528. The map version on it was listed as 2014-2. The 2 issues that I reported in my initial post, the lack of a newish Shell station and the 3d rendering of a building did indeed display on that map! I can possibly accept that the building was removed in the later version, but what the heck about the Shell station not showing up on a later version?

Is it possible that the $50 map updates aren't the real thing? The install went fine, and the map version shows correctly. The only issue is that while I did format the USB stick with FAT32, it was a 64 GB stick, not 32 GB as stated in the direction. Normally that's not an issue, but perhaps it is for this? I don't know.
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