How Do I Get My Computer to Download Maps for TomTom GPS?

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How Do I Get My Computer to Download Maps for TomTom GPS?
TomTom maps for additional countries need to be purchased. (map image by Sergey Kamshylin from

TomTom GPS units come pre-installed with map units to fit the area where they will be used. However, you can also get additional maps for your TomTom as well. If desired, you can use your PC to download the map and use it either to update your TomTom GPS unit, or store the map itself for archiving purposes in case something happens to your TomTom that requires restoration.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Visit the TomTom map site (See "References section for link").

  2. 2

    Choose your TomTom product from the "select your model" box.

  3. 3

    Choose the map you want to download.

  4. 4

    Select "Buy Now" and follow the on-screen instructions purchase the new map.

  5. 5

    Download the new map to your PC. The link will either be on the page that appears or in a confirmation e-mail.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure your map is something your GPS doesn't have.

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