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I doubt you'll find anything, but if you do, I'd be very interested. I'm about to move to Alaska, and looking at the Mada/QX, but found out that there is no data for Alaska at all.
 

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I am moving to Alaska summer '07. Any help with this topic would be great. There has to be something out there that works.
 

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Hey, warrior, just search here in the forum. I started a thread about it and found out some good info. Unfortunately it's bad news. Looks like we're SOL unless you go to a completely new aftermarket nav system. I even E-mailed Zenrin 2 days ago, and got a reply that they again have no intention of adding Alaska nav data.

BTW, where are you moving to in Alaska? I'm going to Anchorage in May.
 

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I am going to Fairbanks, departing florida June 1st. I am a Army helicopter pilot and thats where they have stationed the active guys. What day do you start your trip? Are you taking the boat ride or are you driving?

I cant believe that the Nissan dealers in alaska are selling Mada's with Nav knowing that there is nothing available for it. There has to be something out there that will work.

Maybe some "geek" can put something together. By the way, I use the work "geek" in the nicest sorta way. You guys make the world go round. :)
 

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Whoops, I just asked the same question in another thread too. I'm taking the ferry from Bellingham, WA up to AK, and then driving the last little bit to Anchorage. Leaving middle of May now.

I actually called the Nissan dealer in Alaska, and they specifically said that the Nav system doesn't work up there. I didn't bother to ask whether they sell cars up there with it installed. My QX56 came with one, so I'm dying to have the nav functionality, especially because I'll be in a new place up there that I'm unfamiliar with.
 

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Ha, same route I am taking. Although I have a little bit longer trip once I am off the boat.

I think I am gonna call up there and see if they have a fix to our problem.
 

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92TripleBlack said:
This is the company that makes the updates for Nissan. They have maps of coverage there.
http://www.zenrin.com/nissan/DVD7/
What do you mean that have coverage there? I guess I should research the web site before asking that question.

Thanks for that.
 

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Warrior-00 said:
What do you mean that have coverage there? I guess I should research the web site before asking that question.

Thanks for that.
There are different versions, some cost more, but have more detailed maps in certain areas. See if you need to buy the more expensive or if you could do without the extra detail in Kansas. ;)
 

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TripleBlack, we are looking for the Alaska database not Kansas.

Although sometimes I feel that going to Alaska will be like going to see the Wizard.
 

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Just called Zenrin (888-661-9995) to get a first hand information on the availability of an Alaska database. The gentleman on the phone told me that the decission to get that database is left up to Nissan of North America.

Zenrin will make the disk when Nissan tells them that it is ok.

He then became very difficult to work with when I asked if there was some other disk that would work for people in Alaska.

There has to be a way to get a map that will work in the factory system.

Any thoughts?
 

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I was told that there is not enough people in Alaska to warrant the amount of money it would cost to make a map.

He offered a suggestion though; all Armada users should call Nissan an request them build a map. Not that you had to buy it, just request it.

1-800-nissan1 is the number I was given. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.
 

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Thanks, I'll call here in a few hours. Zenrin says that they do license data from other companies, so it sounds like it's just an issue of money, and that the Alaskan market wouldn't support it. Even if more people lived in Alaska, they'd still be the only ones to ever use the data. As compared to, say... Kansas data is useful to more than the few Kansas farmers, as lots of people drive through Kansas going somewhere else.
 
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