You can install new maps on the TomTom to expand the device's navigation capabilities. To install the new map, the map file must be currently saved on your computer or stored on a disc. Map files must also be in a compatible format. For example, you can't install a Google Earth map onto a TomTom without first converting it to TomTom's OV2 format. TomTom's proprietary software HOME is used to manage maps and files to and from the device.
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Things you need
- Downloaded map file or map saved on disc
- TomTom's USB cable
Open TomTom Home on your computer. If you don't have the program installed, download the program from TomTom's support section. Then allow the program to install on your computer.
Connect the TomTom GPS to the computer using the USB cable. Turn the TomTom on.
Click "Install to TomTom" in the TomTom Home software interface.
Click "My Computer" in the software interface to find a map to install that is saved on your computer. If the map is on CD, insert the disc into the computer's disc drive. Click "TomTom CD" to install the map from a CD.
Select the map file you want to transfer by checking the box next to it in the software interface.
Click "Install" and the new map will download to the TomTom.
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