INDEX to FAQs and Other Pages

 

INDEX TO FAQs and Reference Pages

A Glossary of Terms and Links
Learn - Getting started
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin)
View all POI files (listed alphabetically)

INDEX
.BMP
.system folder
Active Lane Guidance
Active User List
Address
Alerts
Apps
Auto Zoom
Avoidances
Backup
Basecamp
Battery
BMP
Bridge
Beginners Tutorials
Cables
Cameras
Camera Alerts
Calibrate
Categories
Chrysler
Clone
Contacting Another Member
Continuing Education
Coordinates
Corrupt or unreadable
COW - Contributor of the Week
CSV files
Custom POIs
Dashboards
Daylight Savings Time
Deleting or Editing
Demo Mode
Digital Elevation Maps (DEM)
Directional
Directions
Driving Behavior
Elevation
Enforcement Cameras
Extra POI Editor (EPE)
Excel
Favorites
Foursquare
Forums
Freeze ups
Garmin
Garmin Express
General Maintainer
Geocode
Go Button
Google Earth
Google Maps
GPX files
GUPDATE.GCD
Hard Reset
Hidden Extensions
Hidden Files
Honda Navigation
How To
Icons
Internal Memory
Intersection
Junction View
KML Files
Laws
Learn Driving Behavior
Line Breaks
Lifetime Maps
Magellan
Manual
Map Buttons
MapSource
Maps
Map Themes
Map Updater
MapQuest
Mass Storage Mode
Master Reset
Media Transfer Protocol
Memory
Memory Cards
MP3
MTP
myTrends
Notepad
Open Street Maps
Overheating Garmin
Photo
POI Converter
POI Files
POI File Editor - Magellan
POI Loader - Garmin
POI Locations
Posting and Reading Posts
Power Mounts for Garmins
Proximity
Problems and Solutions
Rand McNally
Real Directions
Recalculating
Recalibrate
Recognition
Red Light Cameras
Release Date History for Garmins
Release Date History for Garmin Maps
Reset
Routes
Refurbished Units
Satellite Information
Saved Places
School Zones
Screen
Screen Shot
SD Cards
Search
Settings
Shaping Points
Sharing Files
Simulation
Smart Link
Software
Solutions to common problems
Sound Alerts
Sounds
Split Screen
Speed Cameras
Speed Limits
SOX.EXE
StreetPilot 27x0
Symbols
Themes
Time and Timezones
TomTom
TomTom Alerts
TomTom OV2
TomTom POI Files
TourGuide
Tracks
Traffic
Tricks, Tips etc
Trip Log
Trip Planner
Trips
Tutorials
Unreadable
Updates
USB
User Accounts
Vehicle
Version
via points
viago
Videos
Voice Alerts
Volume
Voices
WAAS
Waypoints
WAV Files
Where I've been App
ximage
Zipcode

.BMP:
See Icons
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.system folder:
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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Active Lane Guidance:
Which Devices Support Active Lane Guidance? {G}
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Active User List:
Current Active Users
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Address:
What Is The Difference Between Door To Door And Logical Addressing?
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Alerts:
Comparing Alerts - Speed, Along The Road, And TourGuide {G}
Understanding Alerts Vis-À-Vis POI Coordinates {G}
dbrillha's Guide to setting up Custom POI Alerts & TourGuides {G}
Getting voice alerts on units without mp3 capability {G}
Pop up alerts without sound {G}
Loading custom alert sounds for POIs {G}
Directional GPX POI Tutorial {G}
Directional CSV POI Tutorial {G}
Setting alerts with POI Loader {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Manual mode {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Express mode {G}
TourGuide Radius Alerts {G}
Hornbyp's guide to setting alerts with POI Loader {G}
What is maximum alert distance setting for POI Loader in manual mode? {G}
Do custom alert sounds work on Magellan? {M}
Create Your Own Sound File
Why am I receiving School Zone Alerts {G}
Which devices have built-in School Zone alerts? {G}
School Zone Alerts for Garmin devices w/o Garmin provided school zone alerts {G}
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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Apps
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Auto Zoom
How Do I Disable The Auto Zoom Feature On My Garmin Device? {G}
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Backup:
Backup and restore favorites {G}
Backing Up Your GPS (Garmin) {G}
Backup Using ISO File {G}
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Basecamp
Accessing Routes On A Nuvi LIVE Dezl Camper/RV Or Zumo
Basecamp video tutorials for Beginners
How Go Get A Track From Basecamp Into Google Earth Using A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
How To Copy A Route From Basecamp To A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
Garmins that cannot receive a route from a computer {G}
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Battery:
Replacing Garmin Battery {G}
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Beginners Tutorials:
Get a Manual and Verify Settings on your PC (Garmin) {G}
Backing Up Your GPS (Garmin) {G}
Build a CSV POI File with Google Earth
Using POI Loader to Put POI Files on a Garmin GPS {G}
Adding Icons and Sounds (Garmin) {G}
Learn to do Simulation (Garmin) {G}
Calibrate Nuvi Touchscreen {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Manual mode {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Express mode {G}
Backup Using ISO File {G}
Create Your Own Sound File
TourGuide Radius Alerts {G}
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BMP:
See also Icons
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Cables:
Making A USB Cable That Will Power A 660 (And Probably Other Models) Off USB Port
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Cameras:
Recognizing an enforcement camera?
How do I setup red light camera alerts on my Garmin GPS? {G}
How do I setup red light camera alerts on my TomTom GPS? {T}
Should I post red light / speed camera locations?
Communities included in the red light cameras file
A simple way to load Red Light, Speed Cameras, and Rest Areas into your Garmin GPS {G}
What Devices Are Not Compatible With The Cyclops Safety Cameras {G}
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Camera Alerts:
How do I setup red light camera alerts on my Garmin GPS? {G}
How do I setup red light camera alerts on my TomTom GPS? {T}
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Calibrate:
Calibrate Nuvi Touchscreen {G}
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Categories:
How do you set up and load custom POIs with or without categories. {G}
A simple way to load Red Light, Speed Cameras, and Rest Areas into your Garmin GPS {G}
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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Chrysler:
Installing Custom POIs Onto Media Center 430N
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Clone:
Clone a Map Update Directly to the SD Card. {G}
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Contacting Another Member:
How Do I Contact Another User At The POI Factory? {G}
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Continuing Education:
Build a POI File with Batch Geocoding
Understanding Favorites/Saved Places
Uses For Your GarminDevice.Xml File
Backup Using ISO File
TourGuide Radius Alerts
Create Your Own Sound File
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Coordinates:
How do I find the coordinates for an address?
Understanding Alerts Vis-À-Vis POI Coordinates {G}
How Do I Find The Coordinates For An Address Using My Automotive Device?
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Corrupt or unreadable:
How do I correct a corrupt or unreadable file or directory? {G}
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COW Contributor of the Week:
What Is A COW Award, And How Do I Get One?
How Long Do COW Recipients Keep Their Award Badge?
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CSV files:
Directional CSV POI Tutorial {G}
What file formats can POI Loader read? {G}
Build a CSV POI File with Google Earth
Making CSV Files into TourGuides – And Their Many Different Uses
TourGuide alerts using csv files {G}
CSV or GPX, Which do I need?
Using Extra POI Editor To Create And Edit CSV Files. {G}
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Custom POIs:
Continuing Education: Build a POI File with Batch Geocoding
A simple way to load Red Light, Speed Cameras, and Rest Areas into your Garmin GPS {G}
How Do I See More Than 50 Locations On My Garmin GPS? {G}
How do you set up and load custom POIs with or without categories. {G}
Nuvi GPX / CSV Display Differences {G}
Where Do I Find The Files On My Garmin? {G}
Where does the menu show custom POIs on i2 / i3 / i5? {G}
Where does the menu show custom POIs on nuvi 350 / 360? {G}
Where does the menu show custom POIs on nuvi 660? {G}
Why aren't line breaks working correctly on my Garmin Nav system? {G}
dbrillha's Guide to setting up Custom POI Alerts & TourGuides {G}
Loading custom alert sounds for POIs {G}
How do I remove custom POI files from my Garmin GPS? {G}
Techniques For Arranging Custom POIs {G}
Advanced Techniques For Arranging Custom POIs {G}
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Dashboards
How do I create a Custom Dashboard? {G}
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Daylight Savings Time
Will My Garmin Device Automatically Adjust For Daylight Savings Time? {G}
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Deleting or Editing
Deleting Unnecessary Files on a Garmin {G}
How do I create a Custom Dashboard? {G}
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Demo Mode:
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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Digital Elevations Maps:
Cautions for Digital Elevation Maps when using MapUpdater {G}
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Directional:
Directional GPX POI Tutorial {G}
Directional CSV POI Tutorial {G}
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Directions:
Directions - how to get repeated if directions not heard or understood {G}
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Driving Behavior:
Can my Garmin Learn my driving behavior?
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Elevation:
Where Can I Find My Current Elevation On Garmin Device?
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Enforcement Cameras:
See Cameras
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Excel
How do I create custom POI files using Excel?
Why do CSV files have an Excel icon?
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Extra POI Editor (EPE):
Downloading and Installing EPE {G}
Configuring EPE {G}
Building alert distances in GPX files using EPE {G}
Troubleshooting EPE - Application window does not appear {G}
Troubleshooting EPE - Run-time errors and crashes {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Manual mode {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Express mode {G}
Using Extra POI Editor To Create And Edit CSV Files. {G}
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Favorites:
Understanding Favorites/Saved Places {G}
Backup and restore favorites {G}
How Do I Perform A Master Reset On My Dezl/Edge/Live/Nuvi/Quest/StreetPilot/Zumo {G}
Learn to do Simulation (Garmin) {G}
How Do I Delete Or Edit A Favorite On My Nuvi, LIVE, Dezl, RV, Or Camper Series Device? {G}
Why Does The Total Mileage Shown For A Favorite Appear Incorrect? {G}
Customizing Favorites Symbols In A Garmin Nuvi {G}
How Do I Get My Favorites/Saved Places To Stay Deleted? {G}
How Many Favorites/Saved Places Can I Save On My Automotive Device? {G}
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Foursquare
What Is Foursquare?
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Forums
Can I post "For Sale" messages?
Can I post links to other web sites?
How can I include a clickable link in my post?
What is a Troll?
How can I send a photo, BMP icon or MP3 file to POI Factory?

What are POI Factory's Forum Rules?
How Do I Link To a Specific Post?
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Freeze Ups:
How Do I Turn Device On Or Off If It Freezes Up Or Will Not Power On? {G}
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Garmin:
Using Your Garmin With POI Factory {G}
Safety Camera Alerts For Your Garmin {G}
Uses For Your GarminDevice.Xml File {G}
Garmin Internal Memory {G}
Garmin GPS Models | Release Date History {G}
What Are Smartphone Link And Live Services? {G}
Nuvi Files Defined {G}
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Garmin Express:
Why Does Garmin Express Freeze At 50% {G}
Solving problems when downloading updates in Garmin Express {G}
If You Are Having Trouble Running Garmin Express {G}
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General Maintainer
User Accounts | What Is A General Maintainer?
User Accounts | General Maintainer Handbook
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Geocode:
Build a POI File with Batch Geocoding
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Go Button:
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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Google Earth:
How Go Get A Track From Basecamp Into Google Earth Using A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
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Google Maps:
Viewing Google Maps Offline On Your Android Phone {G}
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GPX files:
Directional GPX POI Tutorial {G}
What file formats can POI Loader read? {G}
Building alert distances in GPX files using EPE {G}
CSV or GPX, Which do I need?
How do I create a GPX File?
Convert a GPI file from Your Garmin to .gpx format {G}
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GUPDATE.GCD
Customizing Favorites Symbols In A Garmin Nuvi {G}
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Hard Reset
See Master Reset
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Hidden Extensions:
How do I show hidden files on my computer? {G}
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Hidden Files:
How do I change settings to show hidden files on my computer? {G}
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Honda Navigation:
How To Download .KML POIs To Honda Navigation
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How To:
How Do I Disable The Auto Zoom Feature On My Garmin Device? {G}
How do I find the coordinates for an address?
How do I save to a SD memory card from POI Loader? {G}
How do I remove custom POI files from my Garmin GPS? {G}
How Do I See More Than 50 Locations On My Garmin GPS? {G}
How can I send a photo, BMP icon or MP3 file to POI Factory?
How Do I Load BMP Icons into my Garmin GPS? {G}
How do I create a GPX File?
How do I get mp3 alerts onto my TomTom unit? {T}
How do I setup red light camera alerts on my Garmin GPS? {G}
How do I convert POI files to TomTom OV2 format? {T}
How do I upgrade the software on my GPS?
How can I include a clickable link in my post?
How do I set up a TourGuide? {G}
How Do I Keep From Overwriting Previous Loaded POIs? {G}
How do I update a file that is already on the site?
How do I get OV2 POI files onto my TomTom? {T}
How do I enable alerts on my TomTom? {T}
How do I make an MP3 Sound file?
How to set Routing options on Nuvi Vs Magellan
How to display Multi-line descriptions and Phone numbers in TomTom {T}
"How-To" Guide from Masterclass.com {G}
How do I modify my TTS Voices? {G}
How Do you Build Routes Using MapSource? {G}
How do you set up and load custom POIs with or without categories. {G}
How do I create custom POI files using Excel?
How do I create custom POIs using notepad?
How Do I Perform A Master Reset On My Dezl/Edge/Live/Nuvi/Quest/StreetPilot/Zumo {G}
How do I correct a corrupt or unreadable file or directory? {G}
How to install additional map regions to a blank microSD/SD card after the map update {G}
How do I setup red light camera alerts on my TomTom GPS? {T}
How do I change settings to show hidden files on my computer? {G}
How to clear the Trip Log
How Do I Delete Or Edit A Favorite On My Nuvi, LIVE, Dezl, RV, Or Camper Series Device? {G}
How Do I Change The Voice On A Nuvi, Live, Dezl Or Zumo? {G}
How To Reformat A Secure Digital (SD) Card? {G}
How do I create a Custom Dashboard? {G}
How do I show hidden files on my computer? {G}
How Go Get A Track From Basecamp Into Google Earth Using A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
How To Copy A Route From Basecamp To A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
How Go Get A Track From Basecamp Into Google Earth Using A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
How to set up a Route using Mapquest RoutePlanner {G}
How To Download .Kml POIs To Honda Navigation
How Do I Route To An Intersection Of My Garmin Device? {G}
How To Change And Even Edit Map Themes {G}
How Can I Create A Custom Avoidance? {G}
How Do I Check Installed Maps On My Garmin? {G}
How Do I Link To a Specific Post?

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Icons:
poi-factory Icom Library

How Do I Load BMP Icons into my Garmin GPS? {G}
How Can I Send A Photo, BMP Icon Or MP3 File To POI Factory?
Adding Icons and Sounds (Garmin) {G}
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Internal Memory:
See Memory
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Intersection:
How Do I Route To An Intersection Of My Garmin Device? {G}
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Junction View:
Junction Views For Garmin On The Road Devices - Which Junctions Are Displayed? {G}
What Is The Large Junction View File For Garmin On The Road Devices And Do I Need Or Want It? {G}
Check Out Garmin Junction View {G}
Test out Junction Views {G}
How To Find And Download Garmin's Large Junction View File {G}
Small vs Large JCV {G}
Which Devices Will Show Split-Screen View {G}
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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KML Files:
How To Download .KML POIs To Honda Navigation
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Laws:
Windshield Law and the GPS Receiver
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Learn Driving Behavior:
Can my Garmin Learn my driving behavior?
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Lifetime Maps:
Why Is My Refurbished Garmin LMT Not Offering A Lifetime Map Update? {G}
Will My Garmin NüMaps Lifetime Subscription Be Transferred If I Sell Or Give My Device Away? {G}
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Line Breaks:
Why aren't line breaks working correctly on my Garmin Nav system? {G}
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Magellan:
Magellan Nav Systems {M}
Do custom alert sounds work on Magellan? {M}
Why doesn't Magellan POI File Editor import all the locations? {M}
How to set Routing options on Nuvi Vs Magellan
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Manual:
Get a Manual and Verify Settings on your PC (Garmin) {G}
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Map Buttons:
Can I Customize The Map Buttons? {G}
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Maps:
Clone a Map Update Directly to the SD Card. {G}
Can c320/c330/c340 read POI data from SD memory card? {G}
How do I save to a SD memory card from POI Loader? {G}
How to install additional map regions to a blank microSD/SD card after the map update {G}
What States And Or Provinces Are Included When Downloading A Specific Region During The Map Update Process? {G}
Which Garmin Devices Are Not Compatible In Using A Map File Larger Than 2GB In Size ? {G}
Upgrade Your Old Garmin With Open Street Map.
Release Date History for Garmin NA Map {G}
Garmin Mapset Naming Guide {G}
How Do I Check Installed Maps On My Garmin? {G}
Transferring and Selling Pre-programmed SD Cards
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MapSource:
How Do you Build Routes Using MapSource? {G}
No routes available message after transferring from MapSource to GPS? {G}
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Map Themes:
Map Themes: How To Change And Even Edit Them {G}
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Map Updater:
Where Do I Download Map Updater? {G}
Cautions for Digital Elevation Maps when using MapUpdater {G}
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MapQuest:
Accessing Routes On A Nuvi LIVE Dezl Camper/RV Or Zumo
How to set up a Route using Mapquest RoutePlanner {G}
Garmins that cannot receive a route from a computer {G}
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Mass Storage Mode:
Why Doesn't My Computer Detect My Device When It's In USB Mass Storage Mode?{G}
What is MTP Mode and how to change to Mass Storage (Garmin) {G}
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Master Reset
How Do I Perform A Master Reset On My Dezl/Edge/Live/Nuvi/Quest/StreetPilot/Zumo {G}
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Media Transfer Protocol
See MTP

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Memory:
Garmin Internal Memory {G}
Freeing up more space for maps {G}
How To Save Drive Space After A Map Update {G}
Solving "Route Memory Full" Problems {G}
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Memory Cards:
See SD Cards
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MP3:
Changing The Volume Of Sound Files
How Can I Send A Photo, BMP Icon Or MP3 File To POI Factory?
Getting voice alerts on units without mp3 capability {G}
Pop up alerts without sound {G}
Loading custom alert sounds for POIs {G}
Converting .Mp3 Files To .Wav Files Using Media.Io {G}
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MTP
What is MTP Mode and how to change to Mass Storage (Garmin) {G}
Backing Up Your GPS (Garmin) {G}
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myTrends
What Is MyTrends And How Does It Work? {G}
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Notepad
How do I create custom POIs using notepad?
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Open Street Maps
Upgrade Your Old Garmin With Open Street Map.
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Overheating Garmin
What Your Garmin Might Display When It Overheats

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Photo:
How Can I Send A Photo, BMP Icon Or MP3 File To POI Factory?
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POI Converter:
POI Converter {G}
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POI Files:
Can I upload a file that I downloaded from another site?
Can I upload files created with POI Harvester?
CSV or GPX, Which do I need?
How do I create a GPX File?
How do I create custom POI files using Excel?
How do I create custom POIs using notepad?
How do I update a file that is already on the site?
Why do CSV files have an Excel icon?
Is there a maximum number of POIs I can load?
Build a POI File with Batch Geocoding
Understanding Alerts Vis-À-Vis POI Coordinates {G}
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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POI File Editor - Magellan
Why doesn't Magellan POI File Editor import all the locations? {M}
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POI Loader - Garmin:
Download: http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/ {G}
Understanding POI Loader Screens {G}
Does Garmin's POI Loader update the built-in points-of-interest? {G}
Hornbyp's guide to setting alerts with POI Loader {G}
How Do I Keep From Overwriting Previous Loaded POIs? {G}
How do I remove custom POI files from my Garmin GPS? {G}
What file formats can POI Loader read? {G}
Maximum alert distance setting for POI Loader in manual mode? {G}
When choosing Source in POI Loader, why can't I see my POI files? {G}
Which GPS models work with Garmin's POI Loader software? {G}
Using POI Loader to Put POI Files on a Garmin GPS {G}
Loading POI files with POI Loader {G}
Loading custom alert sounds for POIs {G}
Setting alerts with POI Loader {G}
How do I save to a SD memory card from POI Loader? {G}
Comparing Alerts - Speed, Along The Road, And TourGuide {G}
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
Convert a GPI file from Your Garmin to .gpx format {G}
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POI Locations:
Understanding Alerts Vis-À-Vis POI Coordinates {G}
How do I see more than 50 locations on my Garmin GPS? {G}
Does Garmin's POI Loader update the built-in points-of-interest? {G}
How Do I Route To An Intersection Of My Garmin Device? {G}
How Do I Remove A Point Of Interest (POI) From Future POI Searches On An Automotive Device? {G}
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Posting and Reading Posts
Posting At POI Factory
Reading Posts On Poi-Factory
How Do I Link To a Specific Post?
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Power Mounts
Garmin Models With Power Mounts {G}
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Proximity
See Alerts
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Problems and Solutions:
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
Solving "Route Memory Full" Problems {G}
Problems Unique To Certain Devices {G}
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Rand McNally:
Using Your Rand McNally With POI Factory {R}
Loading POI files with the Rand McNally Dock {R}
Loading POIs To A Trucker Tablet {R}
Rand McNally CSV Format {R}
Safety Camera Alerts For Your Rand McNally {R}
How Do I Transfer Address Book From Garmin To Rand McNally? {R}
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Recalculating:
Why Doesn't My Device Tell Me Its Recalculating {G}
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Recalibrate:
See Calibrate
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Real Directions:
Garmin Real Directions In Real Life {G}
What Is The Difference Between Real Directions, Real Voices And TTS {G}
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Recognition, badges:
Recognition, badges
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Red Light Cameras:
See Cameras
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Refurbished and Lifetime Maps:
Why Is My Refurbished Garmin LMT Not Offering A Lifetime Map Update? {G}
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Release Date History - Garmin Devices:
Garmin GPS Models Release Date History {G}
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Release Date History - Garmin Maps:
Release Date History for Garmin Maps {G}
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Reset
See Master Reset
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Routes
How Do you Build Routes Using MapSource? {G}
Accessing Routes On A Nuvi LIVE Dezl Camper/RV Or Zumo
No routes available message after transferring from MapSource to GPS? {G}
How to set Routing options on Nuvi Vs Magellan
How Can I Create Routes Using Custom POIs With Trip Planner?
How To Copy A Route From Basecamp To A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
How to set up a Route using Mapquest RoutePlanner {G}
Garmins that cannot receive a route from a computer {G}
How Do I Route To An Intersection Of My Garmin Device? {G}
Solving "Route Memory Full" Problems {G}
Tell Your Garmin GPS Which Road To Take Using Via Points {G}
How Many Routes And/Or Trips Can I Save To My Garmin Device? {G}
How Do I Create A Route Using Shaping Points? {G}
How Many Waypoints Can A Route Have? {G}
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Satellite Information:
How Do I Access The Satellite Information Page On My Automotive Device? {G}
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Saved Places:
See Favorites
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School Zones:
Why am I receiving School Zone Alerts {G}
Which devices have built-in School Zone alerts? {G}
School Zone Alerts for Garmin devices w/o Garmin provided school zone alerts {G}
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Screen:
See Calibrate
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Screen Shot:
How Do I Take A Screenshot On My Garmin Device {G}
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SD Cards:
How To Reformat A Secure Digital (SD) Card? {G}
What If My Device Does Not Support The SD Card Feature? {G}
Can c320/c330/c340 read POI data from SD memory card? {G}
How do I save to a SD memory card from POI Loader? {G}
How to install additional map regions to a blank microSD/SD card after the map update {G}
What is the largest SD (Secure Digital) card that my nuvi can accept? {G}
Clone a Map Update Directly to the SD Card. {G}
Transferring and Selling Pre-programmed SD Cards
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Search:
What Is One Shot Address Or Point Of Interest Search? {G}
What determine search results order for poi-factory?
How To Search For An Address By ZIP Code? {G}
How Do I Link To a Specific Post?
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Settings:
Get a Manual and Verify Settings on your PC (Garmin) {G}
How do I change settings to show hidden files on my computer? {G}
How do I show hidden files on my computer? {G}
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Shaping Points
How Do I Create A Route Using Shaping Points? {G}
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Sharing Files
Sharing Garmin Files {G}
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Simulation
Learn to do Simulation (Garmin) {G}
How Do I Simulate A Route On My Automotive Device? {G}
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Smart Link
What Are Smartphone Link And Live Services? {G}
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Software
How do I upgrade the software on my GPS?
Useful Software & Web Tools
Checking What System Software Version Is Loaded To Your Device {G}
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Solutions to common problems:
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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Sound Alerts:
See Alerts
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Sounds:
poi-factory Sound Library
Adding Icons and Sounds (Garmin) {G}
Create Your Own Sound File
Changing The Volume Of Sound Files
Converting .Mp3 Files To .Wav Files Using Media.Io {G}
How do I make an MP3 Sound file?
How Can I Send A Photo, BMP Icon Or MP3 File To POI Factory?
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Speed Cameras:
See Cameras
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Speed Limits:
Which Garmin Models Can Change A Speed Limit Value?
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Split Screen:
Which Devices Will Show Split-Screen View
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SOX.EXE
Getting voice alerts on units without mp3 capability {G}
Loading custom alert sounds for POIs {G}
How do you set up and load custom POIs with or without categories. {G}
Hornbyp's guide to setting alerts with POI Loader {G}
What file formats can POI Loader read? {G}
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StreetPilot 27x0
"How-To" Guide from Masterclass.com {G}
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Symbols
Customizing Favorites Symbols In A Garmin Nuvi
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Themes:
Map Themes: How To Change And Even Edit Them {G}
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Time and Timezones
Set Time and Timezones
Garmin Time Zone Information {G}
Why Do GPS Time Zone Maps Change So Often? {G}
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TomTom:
Using Your TomTom With POI Factory {T}
TomTom Nav Systems {T}
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TomTom Alerts:
How do I enable alerts on my TomTom? {T}
How do I get mp3 alerts onto my TomTom unit? {T}
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TomTom OV2:
How do I convert POI files to TomTom OV2 format? {T}
How do I get OV2 POI files onto my TomTom? {T}
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TomTom POI Files:
How to display Multi-line descriptions and Phone numbers in TomTom {T}
Installing POI Factory Camera Files
Create Your Own Sound File
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TourGuide:
Comparing Alerts - Speed, Along The Road, And TourGuide {G}
TourGuide alerts using csv files {G}
Making CSV Files into TourGuides – And Their Many Different Uses
TourGuides made easy {G}
dbrillha's Guide to setting up Custom POI Alerts & TourGuides {G}
TourGuide Radius Alerts {G}
Directional GPX POI Tutorial {G}
Directional CSV POI Tutorial {G}
How do I set up a TourGuide? {G}
School Zone Alerts for Garmin devices w/o Garmin provided school zone alerts {G}
Common Problems and their Solutions (Garmin) {G}
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Tracks
How Go Get A Track From Basecamp Into Google Earth Using A GPSmap 60CSx {G}
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Tricks, Tips etc
Gary Hayman's Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and ideas for the Garmin Nuvi {G}
Hornbyp's guide to setting alerts with POI Loader {G}
dbrillha's Guide to setting up Custom POI Alerts & TourGuides {G}
Tips & Tricks For Garmin GPS
How Do I Link To a Specific Post?
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Trip Log
What Is A Trip Log And How Does It Work On A Nuvi, LIVE, Or Zumo Device?
How Do I Show Or Hide The Trip Log On My Garmin Device? {G}
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Trip Planner
How Can I Create Routes Using Custom POIs With Trip Planner?
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Trips
How Many Routes And/Or Trips Can I Save To My Garmin Device? {G}
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Tutorials
Get a Manual and Verify Settings on your PC (Garmin) {G}
Backing Up Your GPS (Garmin) {G}
Build a CSV POI File with Google Earth
Using POI Loader to Put POI Files on a Garmin GPS {G}
Adding Icons and Sounds (Garmin) {G}
Learn to do Simulation (Garmin) {G}
Calibrate Nuvi Touchscreen {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Manual mode {G}
Testing POI Alerts – Express mode {G}
Backup Using ISO File {G}
Create Your Own Sound File
TourGuide Radius Alerts {G}
Directional GPX POI Tutorial {G}
Directional CSV POI Tutorial {G}
Basecamp video tutorials for Beginners
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Unreadable:
See Corrupt or unreadable
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Updates:
Links To Device Software Update Change Logs
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USB:
Which AC Wall Adapter / Charger & USB Cable Should Be Used For Garmin GPS Devices?
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User Accounts:
Do I lose active status if I stop posting?
How do I become an active member?
How long do COW recipients keep their award badge?
What do the badge icons mean?
What is a COW Award, and how do I get one?
What is a General Maintainer?
Why do active members get free access to everything?
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Vehicle:
List Of Vehicles Using Garmin {G}
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Version:
Checking What System Software Version Is Loaded To Your Device {G}
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via points:
Tell Your Garmin GPS Which Road To Take Using Via Points {G}
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viago:
see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42907
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42846
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Videos:
Screen Cast Videos For FAQs {G}
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Voice Alerts:
See Alerts
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Volume
Why is my volume level low? {G}
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Voices:
How do I modify my TTS Voices? {G}
Program To Customize TTS Voices {G}
How Do I Change The Voice On A Nuvi, Live, Dezl Or Zumo? {G}
Garmin English-Language Voice Versions And Dates {G}
Garmin "On The Road" English Language Voice Versions - What Is Most Current? {G}
What Is One Shot Address Or Point Of Interest Search? {G}
What Is The Difference Between Real Directions, Real Voices And TTS {G}
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WAAS:
Is My Garmin Nuvi Compatible With WAAS Or EGNOS?
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Waypoints:
How Many Waypoints Can A Route Have? {G}
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WAV Files:
Changing The Volume Of Sound Files
How Can I Send A Photo, BMP Icon Or MP3 File To POI Factory?
Getting voice alerts on units without mp3 capability {G}
Converting .Mp3 Files To .Wav Files Using Media.Io {G}
Loading custom alert sounds for POIs {G}
Hornbyp's guide to setting alerts with POI Loader {G}
Adding Icons and Sounds (Garmin) {G}
Create Your Own Sound File
TourGuide Radius Alerts {G}
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Where I've Been App
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xImage:
Where can I download Garmin's xImage software? {G}
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Zip Code:
How To Search For An Address By ZIP Code? {G}
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Other pages

Change History

  • jgermann - Jul 7, 2017
    07/07/17 Added FAQ on Contacting another member

  • jgermann - May 27, 2017
    05/27/2017 link to vehicles using Garmin

  • jgermann - Nov 19, 2016
    11/19/2016 added FAQ on timezone maps often changing

  • jgermann - Oct 19, 2016
    10/19/2016 new link To Tips by Gary Hayman

  • jgermann - Sep 17, 2016
    09/17/2016 restored a missing link

  • jgermann - Aug 1, 2016
    08/01/2016 add FAQ linking to device updates

  • jgermann - Jul 15, 2016
    07/15/2016 Add Rand McNally FAQ on Address Book

  • jgermann - Jun 30, 2016
    06/30/2016 added FAQ on Garmin Overheating

  • jgermann - May 31, 2016
    5/31/2016 add FAQ on USB Chargers

  • jgermann - Apr 1, 2016
    4/1/2016 added Rand McNally csv format

  • jgermann - Feb 13, 2016
    02/13/2016 chg link to Gary Hayman's tricks, tips

  • jgermann - Feb 3, 2016
    2/3/2016 added link to post FAQ

  • jgermann - Jan 25, 2016
    01/25/2016 Added FAQ on number of Favorites

  • jgermann - Jan 16, 2016
    01/16/2016 corrected order of Index (thanks canuk)

  • jgermann - Jan 14, 2016
    01/14/2016 Added Screencast Videos

  • jgermann - Jan 4, 2016
    01/04/2016 added FAQ on removing POI from Built in POIs

  • jgermann - Dec 28, 2015
    12/28/2015 added FAQ on Simulation

  • jgermann - Dec 21, 2015
    12/21/2015 added FAQ on buttons

  • jgermann - Dec 21, 2015
    12/21/2015 added FAQ on deleting favorites

  • jgermann - Dec 15, 2015
    12/15/2015 added FAQ on Satellite Information

  • jgermann - Dec 5, 2015
    12/05/2015 added FAQ on Trip Log

  • jgermann - Nov 26, 2015
    11/26/2015 added FAQ on Garmin Devices & speed limits

  • jgermann - Nov 24, 2015
    11/23/2015 removed link to layers

  • jgermann - Nov 23, 2015
    11/23/15 FAQ on low volume added

  • jgermann - Nov 18, 2015
    11/18/2015 updated FAQ; added index link

  • jgermann - Oct 27, 2015
    10/25/2015 added Screen Shot FAQ

  • jgermann - Oct 26, 2015
    10/26/2015 added new POI

  • jgermann - Oct 21, 2015
    10/21/2015 added 3 new FAQs

  • jgermann - Sep 23, 2015
    09/23/2015 Add FAQ on Garmin Power Mounts

  • jgermann - Sep 8, 2015
    09/08/2015 Added FAQ Active Lane Guidance

  • jgermann - Aug 17, 2015
    8/17/2015 added 3 new FAQs

  • jgermann - Aug 8, 2015
    8/8/2015 Added Split Screen FAQ

  • jgermann - Aug 8, 2015
    08/08/2015 added link on sharing Garmin Files

  • jgermann - Jul 31, 2015
    07/31/2015 added keywords

  • jgermann - Jul 14, 2015
    7/14/14 added Lifetime Map xfer FAQ

  • jgermann - May 14, 2015
    5/14/2015 added FAQ

  • jgermann - May 12, 2015
    5/12/2015 Add FAQ of Freeze Ups

  • jgermann - May 10, 2015
    5/10/2015 added 2 new

  • jgermann - Apr 22, 2015
    4/22/2015 Road Avoidances

  • jgermann - Apr 16, 2015
    4/16/2015 added FAQ on Trip Log

  • jgermann - Apr 14, 2015
    4/14/2015 added new FAQs

  • jgermann - Mar 30, 2015
    3/30/2015 Added two new FAQs

  • jgermann - Mar 17, 2015
    03/17/2015 added new FAQs

  • jgermann - Mar 10, 2015
    03/10/2015 direct links to Icons and Sounds added

  • jgermann - Mar 5, 2015
    3/4/2015 added FAQ on WAAS

  • jgermann - Mar 4, 2015
    3/4/2015 added WAAS

  • jgermann - Mar 2, 2015
    03/02/2015 Added Foursquare

  • jgermann - Feb 16, 2015
    20/16/2015 name change for a FAQ

  • jgermann - Feb 13, 2015
    02/13/2015 added 3 new FAQs

  • jgermann - Feb 10, 2015
    2/10/2015 added 2 new FAQs

  • jgermann - Feb 6, 2015
    02/06/2015 added 2 new FAQs

  • jgermann - Dec 6, 2014
    12/6/2014 Added FAQ on Viago

  • jgermann - Nov 24, 2014
    11/24/2014 added FAQ on map naming conventions

  • jgermann - Nov 18, 2014
    11/18/2014 added Canuk post on sell/xfer SD cards

  • jgermann - Oct 30, 2014
    10/30/2014 corrected spurious link and added order results of poi-factory search

  • jgermann - Oct 28, 2014
    10/28/2014 added new FAQ by GPSGeek

  • jgermann - Oct 14, 2014
    10/14/2014 added link to units supporting split screen JCV

  • jgermann - Sep 29, 2014
    09/29/2014 added Continuing Education: Build a POI File

  • jgermann - Aug 29, 2014
    8/29/2014 added FAQ on Advanced Techniques for Custom POIs

  • jgermann - Aug 21, 2014
    8/21/2014 Added FAQ Map Themes

  • jgermann - Aug 20, 2014
    8/20/2014 added link to Common Problems

  • jgermann - Aug 13, 2014
    8/13/2014 added some links

  • jgermann - Jul 25, 2014
    7/25/2014 added FAQ on .mp3 to .wav conversion

  • jgermann - Jul 11, 2014
    7/11/2014 added 4 new FAQs

  • jgermann - Jul 3, 2014
    7/3/2014 removed spurious entry

  • jgermann - Jul 3, 2014
    7/3/2014 added 2 viago FAQs

  • jgermann - Jun 25, 2014
    6/25/2014 removed dead link

  • jgermann - Jun 25, 2014
    6/25/2014 added 4 new FAQs

  • jgermann - Jun 11, 2014
    6/11/2014 link to Garmin Model History updated

  • jgermann - Jun 7, 2014
    6/7/2014 Added What is a Troll?

  • jgermann - Jun 7, 2014
    6/7/2014 update/changes

  • jgermann - Jun 5, 2014
    6/5/2014 Added Send Mapquest Routes to a Garmin

  • jgermann - Jun 4, 2014
    6/4/2014 added link to Many Nuvi Files Defined

  • jgermann - Jun 4, 2014
    6/4/2014 added Which English Voices are most Current

  • jgermann - May 30, 2014
    5/30/2104 Added JCV File and Where I've Been App

  • jgermann - May 22, 2014
    5/22/2014 added Update Garmin with Open Street Maps

  • jgermann - May 17, 2014
    5/17/2014 added Garmin Smart Link

  • jgermann - May 17, 2014
    5/17/2014 added Google Maps offline on Android

  • jgermann - May 16, 2014
    5/16/2014 added FAQ on devices not compatible w/ maps over 2G

  • jgermann - May 8, 2014
    5/8/2014 added What States And Or Provinces Are Included When Downloading A Specific Region During The Map Update Process?

  • jgermann - May 8, 2014
    5/8/2014 added Learn Driving Behavior

  • jgermann - May 7, 2014
    5/7/2014 Added FAQ on door to door addressing

  • jgermann - May 3, 2014
    5/3/2014 added link to alandb's creating route using Mapquest

  • jgermann - May 3, 2014
    5/3/2014 fixed typo (thanks canuk)

  • jgermann - May 2, 2014
    5/2/2014 added What is myTrends

  • jgermann - Apr 28, 2014
    4/28/2014 added Mapquest Route Planning (thanks charlie)

  • jgermann - Apr 27, 2014
    4/27/2014 Added Will my device display icons

  • jgermann - Apr 19, 2014
    4/19/2014 Added link to English language voices

  • jgermann - Apr 17, 2014
    4/17/2010 Adding REading Posts at poi-factory

  • jgermann - Apr 16, 2014
    4/16/2014 added comparing alerts

  • jgermann - Apr 15, 2014
    4/15/2014 added two new FAQs

  • jgermann - Apr 14, 2014
    4/14/2014 added Which devices have school zone alerts

  • jgermann - Apr 10, 2014
    4/10/2014 Added "Accessing Routes On A Nuvi LIVE Dezl Camper/RV Or Zumo"

  • jgermann - Apr 2, 2014
    4/2/2014 added links to POI files alphabetically and Getting Started

  • jgermann - Mar 24, 2014
    3/24/2014 minor Tag corrections

  • jgermann - Mar 22, 2014
    03/22/2104 add reference to MTP under MS

  • jgermann - Mar 19, 2014
    3/19/2014 added FAQ on Garmin Release Dates

  • jgermann - Mar 19, 2014
    3/19/2014 Added FAQ on Junction View

  • jgermann - Mar 17, 2014
    3/17/2014 added various reference pages

  • jgermann - Mar 11, 2014
    3/11/2014 Copy route from Basecamp added

  • jgermann - Mar 11, 2014
    3/11/2014 new version because a FAQ page number changed

  • jgermann - Jan 29, 2014
    1/28/2014 added How To Simulate A Route On A Nuvi 30, 40, Or 50 Series Device

  • jgermann - Jan 10, 2014
    1/10/2014 added new FAQs on deleting, getting manual and traffic

  • jgermann - Jan 9, 2014
    1/9/2014 Added Customizing Favorites Symbols In A Garmin Nuvi

  • jgermann - Jan 3, 2014
    1/3/2014 added Garmin Time Zone Information

  • jgermann - Jan 2, 2014
    1/2/2014 linked to Nuvi Model History

  • jgermann - Dec 31, 2013
    12/31/2013 Linked Garmin Internal Memory under Garmin

  • jgermann - Dec 31, 2013
    12/31/2013 Removed duplicate, incorrectly placed entry

  • jgermann - Dec 30, 2013
    12/30/2013 added "Understanding Favorites/Saved Places