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My wife drives a 2008 Mercury Mariner with the Navteq FLM map DVD. I am curious about the file format for the DVD. Is there a way to make an OSM DVD to work on the Panasonic onboard Nav unit?

asked 22 Jan '13, 01:56

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edited 22 Jan '13, 15:16

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I'd be surprised if there was an easy upgrade. Panasonic's the supplier of the hardware; Navteq of the data. As I understand it Panasonic's no longer in the business now. A web search turns up a bunch of old reviews, nothing on the data format.

Of the car devices available now, I'm only aware of decent OSM support on Garmin units - it would almost certainly be quicker and cheaper (if you value your time at anything) to go with one of those than try and reverse-engineer a satnav format that no-one makes any more.

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answered 22 Jan '13, 12:10

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I use OSM on a garmin, and a web search revealed this, If you try it and it works then please post as an answer to you own question,or a comment if not. good luck (update: see comments below - only adverts there!)

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answered 22 Jan '13, 09:47

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edited 23 Jan '13, 21:50

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That page seems remarkably free of any useful information - is there a link to the actual software anywhere (preferably with reviews etc.)?

(22 Jan '13, 12:00) SomeoneElse ♦

I personally haven't used it, and the link description may not be very accurate. I'll leave that to gator2802

(22 Jan '13, 14:24) andy mackey

The link is a bad one. The Garmin to Navteq converter just brings up ad after ad.

(23 Jan '13, 20:19) gator2802

@gator2802: That was the impression I had from the linked page. It may even be possible that someone tries to lure you into running malware. As always: Only run software from trusted sources! Thanks for noting - I have marked the link.

(23 Jan '13, 21:49) aseerel4c26 ♦

sorry I did a quick search and without checking it, just relayed what seemed the be exactly what was required. sorry again. now we know.

(23 Jan '13, 22:00) andy mackey

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