Maps & Updates
The maps that are preloaded in the TomTom XL 325 SE are quite detailed. The POI database is also extensive. The maps cover all the states of America, while Puerto Rico maps are also included..The POI database includes millions of points such as gas stations, restaurants, hotels etc. A 3D map view mode makes driving easier by letting you visualize the turns better.
When new, you are able to download a complimentary map update, if one is available within 30 days of your device being switched on for the first time. This is as per the company's latest map guarantee. However, you can read this article to find the latest TomTom maps. Otherwise, you will need to pay to download the latest map releases.
If you have never used a TomTom before, you will need to know that they actually update their maps every three months. While this seems like a lot of extra money, you can sign up for their Map Update Service and get 4 maps a year for only $39.80. This is a lot less that some rival manufacturers who charge you more for just one map.
However, Map Share, an innovative approach to cope with the delays between updates, allows users like you to update maps with differences they have observed on the ground compared to the device maps. You can make changes to street names, street direction, points of interest, and more on your own device through this technology. There is even an approval process that ensures map changes are reasonably valid. With this you are not likely to drive into a lake anytime soon! Though the jury is still out on how effective the "crowd sourcing" is, this at least gives you some relief compared to updates between official maps.