hello everyone i"m new to the site and wanted to drop by and introduce myself i am a user of 5 garmins 1- etrex,2-rhino 130 1-streetpilotc550 1-nuvi2595lmt
tom (twincam88)

Hi Tom

Welcome to POI Factory.
Neat to see someone else with an old Etrex. smile

@twincam88, welcome

Welcome to the site.

With all the units you have, you may be quite an expert. However, on the chance that you are still learning, I suggest the following.

There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.

To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.

Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials just to get a feel for what is available.

The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.

The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.

Again, welcome

Welcome Aboard!

You'll find a lot of useful information here at the Factory. There are many knowledgeable folks who are willing to help with any GPS questions or problems you may encounter.

Alas I sold my Rino 130HCX last year. I couldn't convince anyone else in my group to get one and I got tired of talking to myself (lol)! It was a great unit though.

Again, welcome!


Welcome to POI Factory! This is the learning place for most things GPS. How to add POIs, sounds, icons, etc. It is fun, and easy to do. I have heard "easy" before, but this really is. Lots of smart people on here. Just know, most do lean towards Garmin products.

Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still use the Garmin 3590 LMT even tho I upgraded to the Garmin 61 LMT. Bigger screen is not always better in my opinion.

Welcome to the family!

Welcome! Enjoy your stay and help out when you can. Some times a thick skin helps, but that's part of being in the family, putting up with others...

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Welcom to POI Factory

Welcome to the site twincam88 .With all the units you have.Sounds like you can contribute to forums with lots of information.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Welcome to the Factory

I too am of the opinion that every GPS savvy should have a stealthy eTrex(30), (w/OSM + regional topo), in the top pocket of their fly fishing vest!

New Member

Just recently discovered this website and decided to join. Currently have 3 GPS units, a Garmin Nuvi 2597lmtthat i just got, a Garmin Zumo 550, and a Navigon 2100 Maxx that is currently a brick. I'd like to see if I can get the Navigon working again, but information on them is pretty limited in my initial searching.

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Welcome... the site. You'll learn a bunch of stuff here and hopefully, you'll be able to help out with some valuable information to those of us who may not be as familiar with GPS's as you are. (I mean, 5 GPS's, wow.) grin

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hi newbie here

just got a 2597lmt. had an old old magellan gps with outdated maps. figured its cheaper to purchase a new gps than investing money in a dinosaur


hello twincam88,

How do you like your 2595LMT ? I purchased mine 2 weeks ago and trying to learn/use all the functions.
BTW welcome to the forum...


Howdy all !

Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.


I have been here a few years and have found this is the most helpful forum around, full of great people, so welcome enjoy your time here.

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Don't be shy or afraid to

Don't be shy or afraid to ask questions. The people here have pretty much seen it all and done it all and can usually give better and faster support than Garmin or other companies.

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