Replacement Required for Garmin Communicator Extension for Browsers

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  1. Flamenca

    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    The Garmin Communicator Extension does not work with the latest versions of browsers and now seems only to work with old versions of Internet Explorer. As far as I have ascertained Garmin have no intention of updating their extension. I can see no other way of downloading Garmin subscription updates (such as speed cameras POIs) without using the extension.

    Do others have this difficulty or maybe have discovered an alternative method of download?
     
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    Garmin Express is the replacement isn't it?
     
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    No. Unfortunately, Garmin Express does not handle subscription updates. :(
     
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    Try contacting Garmin support. They are normally pretty good.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, the link you give is dead.

    I am aware that such POI's are available from other sources but am initially interested in uploading the Genuine Garmin data. It is probably an area which does not provide Garmin with much income and hence their lack of interest. Pity they did not tell me that they were discontinuing downloads before taking my money :mad:
     
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    I have sent a message to Garmin Support. I will post the response.
     
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    Try this https://www.gps-data-team.com/pda-gps-navigation/topic/19.html don't know where the "y" appeared from in previous link.
    The link gives info on how to install poi downloads using Garmin POI Loader. You can, if you wanted and I'm not saying you would, download "unofficial" versions from this site.
    Official Garmin download site is here http://www.garmin.com/uk/extras-camera-alerts/
    You can get POI Loader from here http://www.garmin.com/us/maps/poiloader
     
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    Thanks @Gellyneck. I have made a note of the gps-data-team web site. I am familiar with the POI loader but have not used it for a while. I need to spend some time organising my POI's, both on the Garmin and Autoroute and also get to grips with Garmin Base Camp. Definitely a winters evening task (y)
     
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    I wouldn't trust anything GPS data team publishes. It took me quite some time to stop them publishing my MH parking POI set in breach of copyright - one of the reasons it is no longer available.
     
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    @GJH Thanks for your input Graham. I can see that it might be very difficult for anyone to protect copyright with POI sets.
     
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    It can but responsible organisations check first if people send them sets. Less responsible organisations apologise and cease publication when caught. Others have to be forced to stop.
     
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    Wasn't aware Graham so won't "recommend" them for anything again.(n)
     
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    Thanks (y)
     
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    Ive been using Garmin express @Flamenca to update my two sat nav's today they are very slow but I think that's my broadband.but it definitely updates my subscribed lifetime updates and that's on Windows 10!
     
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    Thanks Alan. Garmin Express is fine for map and firmware updates but presently does not provide updates for POI subscriptions. I am waiting for a response from Garmin Support regarding a replacement for the defunct browser
    extension.
     
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    I haven't tried updating POIs sorry I will have to look into it but expect the same as yourself it won't be possible.I last time used Garmin POI loader which I still have in my files so I'll try that.
     
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    @Speve Garmin POI Loader works fine for third party POIs but it is not possible to download Garmin's own subscription POIs from their web site without using an old, unsecure, browser. I would have thought that the logical solution would be for Garmin to expand the features in Garmin Express but I feel that is unlikely to happen. Meanwhile, I keep an old version of Internet Explorer which I use solely for the Garmin POI Updates. Hopefully Garmin will come up with a fix of some sort.
     
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    Let's hope so I also have the old explorer so I'll hang on to it then thanks for the info:cheers:
     
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    Just re-read this thread after getting back from Blackpool and a thought struck me. The other day I updated the maps for my Camper 760 and my Nuvi 2569 using Express. I'm not sure about the Nuvi but the Camper update certainly included update of the POIs that were built into the device when purchased because it reloaded two categories that I had removed previously.
     
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