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I downloaded a new US map to my Garmin Nuvi 1/7/13. The map looked fine in potlatch 2 but a large area Northwest of Eden NC is now "flooded". How do I fix this, it looks like 1/2 the town is now underwater. Thanks

asked 08 Jan '13, 19:03

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edited 08 Jan '13, 19:30

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Which map was it you downloaded? There are probably hundreds of different Garmin OSM-based maps available for download.

(08 Jan '13, 19:31) SomeoneElse ♦

I used the US set from the following site

(08 Jan '13, 21:35) gator2802

Flooded areas are usually coming from a coastline or riverbank temporarily broken in OSM. This is usually fixed quickly by other contributors but then you will have to wait until the change is forwarded to the data consumers like

You can check the nearest costline or riverbank in your area, verify its quality (e.g. for coastlines, OSM Inspector; or for a multipolygonal riverbank, this relation analyzer). Maybe the problem is already fixed and you just have to load the latest version of the Garmin map. If the OSM data is wrong and correcting is is out of your OSM skills, you may request some help at the contact, or directly check with the US community at forums or mailing list and ask if some more experimented contributor could check the area.

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answered 10 Jan '13, 13:22

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Thanks,I am inland so it's more likely a creek or stream. The only problem is there are thousands of creeks, rivers and streams in that area. Thanks again.

(10 Jan '13, 13:48) gator2802

As I understand it, you're seeing tile flooding on a Garmin map. The map data used by the current download on that site is January 02, 2013. I'm not seeing any flooding there on the OSM standard map so perhaps (a) it's been fixed since 2nd Jan or (b) it's an issue specific to the way these particular Garmin maps were produced. I'd contact the author of the particular maps that you're using.

You may also want to try an alternative Garmin download purely for comparison purposes (perhaps this one) to see if flooding exists there too.

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