I’m thinking it’s about time for me to contemplate updating the map in my MyGIG unit. Before I do it I want to make sure the map is current (if it isn’t then I won’t bother). I did a little searching and found out how to decode the Database Version number.
To find out the database in your unit you press the MENU hard key, then the SYSTEM SETUP soft key, then the SYSTEM INFORMATION soft key and the database version is the number under DATABASE. For Example RS6 – N 106 0642. This version can be decoded as follows: N stands for North America. 106 is the end first quarter of 2006 (when we NAVTEQ put out the map), 0642 is the 42nd week of 2006 (when the database was qualified to be released to the marketplace.).
So it turns out my ’08 has a map that was developed in 2006.
I was hoping others could check their database number and post it here so we could see the various map versions that are out there.
As a side note, Navteq has an online map (navteq.com) that may show what’s on the current map they sell (I have to verify with them). The on-line map does show a lot of updates in the area where I live.
Info on database so far:
N 106 0642: (2006, 1st quarter) - Early 2008 MyGIG
N 208 0905: (2008, 2nd quarter) - 2009
N 209 1004: (2009, 2nd quarter) - Available when purchased at Navteq 12/6/10
N 210 1051: (2010, 2nd quarter) - V3.4.0, started shipping from Navteq April 2011