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Hi folks, newbie here. Please be easy on me. I'm a highly computer literate fellow, but I'm new to GPS. Having a lot of fun with my Garmin Nuvi 1300 so far. Drove home in a very VERY thick fog last night, and just having it on to "maps" was very helpful. I couldn't see more than 50-100 feet in front of me. Couldn't even see the exits. Even though I've driven that route for 30 years, it was still hard to make out where I was at times. GPS unit was really great- it told me how close certain exits were that I knew would be very dangerous in fog!
Fun!

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THOMASTHEBOMBUS "What if the one is right, and the thousands wrong?" -Walt Kelly

Welcome

Now that's a very useful thing about a gps; navigation in the fog (or heavy weather). Glad to hear you made it home!

Have fun here!

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

welcome tomthebomb

Welcome and enjoy the site.Lots of great information on this site that will keep you coming back for more and more information. Also great people here with tons of knowledge and always willing to help ... grin

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Garmin Nuvi, 750

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Garmin nuvi,750

Welcome to the site

Welcome to the site tomthebomb.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Welcome tomthebomb

Welcome tomthebomb,

I find the best part about my Nuvi is the ability to find decent restaurants and Offbeat Tourist Attractions USA. My newbie Nuvi thread is at

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/23125

That thread should tell you everything you need to know about getting POI files from
http://www.poi-factory.com/poifiles/alpha
onto your Nuvi 1300.

The POIs I have added to my Nuvi are

  • 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown
  • Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Los Angeles
  • Anthony Bourdain No Reservations USA
  • Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern - Los Angeles
  • California Lakes
  • California Waterfalls
  • Cash and Treasures
  • Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives
  • Esquires 59 Best Breakfast Places in America
  • Feasting On Asphalt
  • Las Vegas, Best of food
  • Man vs Food
  • Mom & Pop Burger Joints
  • Non-Chain BBQ Restaurants V
  • Offbeat Tourist Attractions USA
  • Offbeat Tourist Attractions USA.mp3
  • Places to visit in the US
  • Scout owned properties in Los Angeles County
  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • Throwdown with Bobby Flay
  • USA Ghost Towns
  • World's Best Place to PIG out
  • Worlds Best Truck Stops

To keep these updated, I use the new "Batch POI download utility". See
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/26847

If you need help, please feel free to ask.

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Vince Nuvi 350

welcome to the site

tomthebomb wrote:

Hi folks, newbie here. Please be easy on me. I'm a highly computer literate fellow, but I'm new to GPS. Having a lot of fun with my Garmin Nuvi 1300 so far. Drove home in a very VERY thick fog last night, and just having it on to "maps" was very helpful.

Welcome to the site. I can agree with your statement about the Nuvi being very helpful in the fog. I use it to look for turns and wiggles in the road. Even driving at a much reduced speed due to poor visibility, it helps to know the road will be making a bend shortly so you aren't surprised when the lines start to shift.

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Welcome to the Factory!

Welcome to the Factory!

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Hawk - Nuvi 1450

Welcome TOMTHEBOMB

Come on in... the water fine !

rascal8

Hello

I just wanted to add another Welcome
David

Driving in Fog

tomthebomb, long before getting a road GPS, we used a Garmin 76 for our boat. It was so accurate we were never lost in fog anymore. Of course, POIs on the water are waypoints, and many waypoints are buoys. Some buoys are ten feet high and weigh several tons, and they don't move! If you enter the coordinates of a buoy, the boat will hit it dead center! The answer is to make the waypoint about 50 feet away. Drive in fog with a grain of salt.

dobs108

Thanks!

Wow, thanks all for the warm welcome. I might even ask s stupid question or two! I'll have to come up with a snazzy looking Avatar....

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THOMASTHEBOMBUS "What if the one is right, and the thousands wrong?" -Walt Kelly