Updates & Downloads
GPSMAP 295 software version 2.50
as of December 11, 2003
View installation instructions and system requirements
Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:
- Corrected message banner processing to restore the display after a message is cleared.
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
- Added processing to detect the movement or deletion of any aviation database waypoint and update all routes and goto history with the new data.
Changes made from version 2.28 to 2.30:
- Corrected problem using MetroGuide version 5 maps that caused service POI's to be displayed at the wrong zoom scale.
Changes made from version 2.27 to 2.28:
- Corrected problem on the GPS position page that caused the screen location of the current position field to shift partially off screen. (This condition occurred only while using grid position formats.)
Changes made from version 2.21 to 2.27:
- Support address and crossroad searches across map boundaries when using Metroguide USA maps.
- Improved 'Aviation In' data mode.
- Improved unit operation when more than one WAAS satellite is visible.
- Improve WAAS operation when transitioning from areas of ionospheric data coverage.
- General improvements to operating system that correct system lockups and shutdowns.
Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.21:
- Corrected problem editing routes that included an approach to an airport.
Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.20:
- Added WAAS satellite support.
- Corrected 'Altitude Buffer' field edit operation on the airspace alarms setup page.
- Display the number of maps loaded from the datacard on the 'Datacard Information Page'.
- Correct course display on active / plan route page.
- Corrected map drawing when a large number of maps are loaded in one area and the map detail is set to more or most.
- Report usable datacard size to MapSource.
- Changed auto range threshold for altitude display when 'Meters' is the selected units ( from 1000mt to 10000mt ).
Changes made from version 2.09 to 2.10:
- Correct problem displaying nearest cities from the basemap.
- Correct problem modifying a route after the route has been uploaded.
Changes made from version 2.07 to 2.09:
- Corrected problem displaying user waypoints on map.
- Corrected problem uploading routes.
Changes made from version 2.06 to 2.07:
- Increased max number of supplemental maps read from datacard to 540.
- Improved 'Aviation In' data mode.
- Simplified ETE/ETA calculation in aviation mode.
- Update magnetic variation tables based on the new IGRF 2000 model.
Changes made from version 2.05 to 2.06:
- Correct reporting of maximum speed and improve track log recording when in shaded or weak signal environments.
Changes made from version 2.04 to 2.05:
- Corrected map night mode north up arrow and vehicle icon display.
Changes made from version 2.03 to 2.04:
- Create/Edit route from map. Show Map - Menu option on the route plan or active route page.
- Create a user waypoint by projecting the bearing and distance from a reference waypoint. Reference Waypoint - Menu option from any waypoint tab page.
- Aviation tab intersection page, changed field title from 'BRG' to 'Radial'. If 'AUTO MAG' heading is selected, apply the magnetic variance from the aviation database to the displayed value for 'Nearest VOR Radial'.
- In OBS mode and if 'AUTO MAG' heading is selected, use the magnetic variance at the destination waypoint to generate an OBS course line to the waypoint.
- Display approaching streets and interstate highway exits. Show Next Street - Menu option on the map page in land mode only.
- Improved external power loss detection.
- Added 'Vertical Speed' to the configurable fields list on the HSI page, MAP page and GPS Position page.
- Display lat/lon grids on map - Setup Map menu option. The addition of this feature will cause all map setup options to return to default settings.
Changes made from version 2.02 to 2.03:
- Increased visibility of the CDI scale on the HSI by reducing the width of the pointer and airplane.
- ETE times less then 1 hour are displayed with the seconds smaller than the minutes to visually differentiate between hours:minutes (HH:MM) and minutes:seconds (MM:ss).
- While using the map pointer on the MAP page or HSI page the user can press the nearest key to find POI's, EXIT's and CITY's nearest to map pointer.
- Added bearing and distance to spell-n-find list for POI's and cities.
- Display duplicate aviation ids on the aviation tab page.
- Battery change will reset the battery timer.
- Added 'Aviation In' data mode.
- Corrected 'TRACK' value on active route page.
- Corrected 'VNAV PROFILE' field arrow direction on vnav tab page.
Changes made from version 2.01 to 2.02:
- Added basemap name and copyright string to database information page.
- Corrected problem with 'On Route Goto' selection while navigating a route.
- Corrected problem that caused a shutdown while using the map pointer to view some special use airspaces.
- Corrected initialization problem with grid position formats
- Corrected display format for 'BRG' field on nearest ARTCC and FSS page.
Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.01:
- Combined 'Density' and 'Winds' system tab pages into 'E6B' system tab page.
- Scroll selection lists by page using the left/right cursor keys.
- Improved menu option select processing.
- Corrected 'Route List' page display processing.
- It is recommended that you disable screen savers or other programs running on your PC while you go through the update process. Disruptions to the update process may render your GPS inoperable. If the transfer is interrupted, turn off the GPS and then turn it back on. Reboot your PC, go to step #9 and attempt the download again. GARMIN is not responsible for failed downloads of operating software to the GPS and factory resetting the GPS unit will fall under our Flat Rate Repair Policy.
- Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
- Choose a location where you can easily locate the file by saving it to a location such as the "My Documents" folder or to "C:\".
- Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
- Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it. This will launch the Win-Zip Self Extractor. This program compresses the data to allow for a faster download of the needed files.
- A program window will appear asking you where to "Un-zip" the files. This is by default C:\Garmin. You can change this location if you like. Be sure to note where the un-zipped files are going to allow you to find them!
- Click on the button labeled "Un-zip".
- Once the un-zip process is complete, click on the "Close" button to exit the Win-Zip Self Extractor.
- Open the C:\Garmin (or other folder where you un-zipped the files), locate the file named "Updater" and double click on it.
- Connect your GPS to your computer using a GARMIN PC Interface cable to an open serial port. Turn the GPS on, place it in Simulator mode (refer to your owner's manual for instructions) and verify that the Interface Mode (found under the Main Menu page, refer to your owner's manual for instructions) is set to GARMIN, GRMN, GRMN/GRMN, or Data Transfer/Host mode.
- Click on the "OK" button on the Updater program window to start the data transfer.
- IBM-compatible PC running Windows XP or later operating system and an available Com 1, 2, 3, or 4 port.
- PC Interface Cable for your GPS unit. The PC Interface Cable may be purchased through your local Garmin distributor or ordered direct from our Online Store.