Many of us who are regular's here have also participated in other forums that are targeted to GPS enthusiasts, and often these other forums have been mentioned in our posts here on POI Factory. One of the forums that gets referred to quite often is GPS Passion (www.gpspassion.com). If fact, one of our members, T923347, has been a moderator over there.
As the standalone automotive GPS devices have lost popularity to smartphone apps and built in devices, many of the GPS related forums have been in decline the past few years and some of them have gone under. The latest one may be GPS Passion. It has been offline for almost a week now with no explanation that I have been able to find. They have had technical problems in that forum in the past, but usually they come back online in a day or two. So, it makes me think that this outage may be permanent.
It would be sad to see GPS Passion go as there is some interesting content over there that isn't really available anywhere else that I know of. So here is hoping that this outage is temporary and they will be back online soon.
It's sad to lose information and the help of knowledgeable people.
Years ago, Google used to be able to display "archived" web pages, but no longer. There is just too much info out there.
Maybe some of the members from GPS Pasion will signup here.
Since I was last on GPSPassion. It's indeed sad to see it go by the wayside.
Automotive use is just one of many areas where GPS is a factor. Aviation, marine and handheld devices as well as GPS trackers continue to increase in popularity.
Whether it's a smartphone or a built in automotive device, users still rely on the GPS system to make them work. Yes, the sales of standalone automotive GPS receivers have declined but the number of consumer devices that use GPS technology continues to increase.
Hopefully, this will keep other GPS forums from going dark.
Yes, the loss of the GPS Passion forum would indeed be sad news. I use my hand held Garmin almost as much as my trusty vehicle Garmin and I always enjoyed the info available on all the forums.
Speaking of other forums does anyone have a few others out there that they can suggest?
For Zumo users https://www.zumouserforums.co.uk/
I haven't been on www.gpspassion.com for a long time. In fact the last login record I have is from 2014.
I had been checking GPS Passion a couple times a week just to see if anything new had been posted. For the past 2 or 3 years it has been rare to find any new posts, but the site was up until about a week ago. I guess with the lack of activity, it isn't a surprise that it has gone dark, but it would have been nice if they had given some notice.
I was a regular there for longer than I have been here...sorry to see it go (if it has in fact gone)
I figured the Wayback Machine might be a useful reference to past content at GPSPassion, but every scan I've checked thus far just results in a loop that never gets far enough to put anything viewable on the page. Oddest thing I've ever seen on the archive.
Sadly, GPS Passion has been down for about a month now. I have to think it is not coming back.
That's where I got my start in GPS discussions.
Sorry that it's gone.
Perhaps one or two here might remember how active I was across a number of GPS information sites, moderating at several of them.
Like most of us smartphones have replaced our dedicated navigation devices. I no longer use any of my Nuvi's and the Dakota I still have hasn't been used in at least 2 years. Despite all that I do miss the camaraderie I developed with a number of fellow navigators from GPSPassion to GPSReview, GPS News, TomTomForums, and PocketGPS.
Those were the good old days. Nice to know you're still around Gator
I still use my Garmins, both in my car and when hiking. Just don't find my phone good at what I want
Very sad if they are gone....
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