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I've been a long time GPS user. My first GPS was a Deluo serial unit that hooked to a Dell Axim x5. I ran Mapopolis on that unit until they finally pulled the plug on it. After that I got a Lowrance 350c which I used for many years until the plug was pulled on updates for it also! Tough to keep a unit around that is missing sections of major highways in a metropolitan area!

PhoneBook not working on 1490T


Garmin Sat Nav 1490T

Hi just wanted to say when I first purchased the unit the phonebook did not appear in the bluetooth menu, I tried several times and was about to give up when it worked, so just keep trying. BOL.

Kentucky Bans Texting

Under 18, no cell phone use - over 18, no texting while driving.

Contributors of the Week 2010-07-12

This week we are recognizing Juggernaut.

Once again you have bounced your way to the top of my list.

You are always so informative and helpful.

Thank you so much.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 19th, 2010

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Restaurant Review

Armstrongs Restaurant located in the Caste Village Shopping Center in Castle Shannon used to be one of my favorite spots for a family dinner. However, for reasons I can not explain, the quality of the food and service has gotten progressively worse over the past couple of years. I can understand the rise in menu prices, that is to be expected.

Looking for new GPS

I have a Garmin nuvi 360.....its time for a new one! I'm open to any brand. What's good? What do you have and why do you like it? Would you recommend it?

My Toys: MacBook Pro Unibody, Nuvi 360, 32GiPod Touch, Panasonic Lumix ZS3, Nui 1490T

Mobil plate scanner

Good idea or a violation of rights?
It may be not new technology , but it is to Northeast Ohio.

I bet it will be challenged in court, and should be!

News story:

How it works:

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Flying J/ Pilot/ Loves merger/sale

Pilot and Flying J Merge!

nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Troy Michigan bans distracted driving.

Well it seems someone has figured out that they are in danger out on the open road in this country that thinks of driving as a time to multitask as many things as possible into the wasted time traveling from point A to point B.

Troy cracks down on texting, grooming and eating while driving
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Special to The Oakland Press

Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Road Trip - Kingsport, TN to Dover, DE

Just got back from this trip. I purchased the Nuvi 1450 so I could enter a Rout that allowed me to bypass the traffic around Washington, DC and Baltimore. I had to pick up my daughter in Front Royal, VA so that was the starting point for my Routing around Metro DC and Baltimore. From Front Royal, I set up a route to Berryville, VA, Frederick, MD and then to Annapolis, MD.

California needs money-careful in your driving

Traffic Ticket Fines (Effective 01/06/2010)

VC 12814.6 $214 Failure to obey license provisions.

VC 14600(A) $214 Failure to notify DMV of address change within 10 days
Note: The fine may be reduced
with valid proof of correction.

lotus, Nuvi 2595LMT

Contributors of the Week 2010-07-05

This week we are recognizing Box Car.

You have now been here for 6 weeks and have proven to be a very valuable member of our team.

Thanks so much for all that you contribute to this community. We really appreciate you.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 12th, 2010

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

OT Jimmy Buffet concert - Jul 11, 2010

Any one else either going or working the Jimmy Buffet concert in Gulf Shores, AL? I (and Jill) am working one of 130 bus shuttles tonight.

Jeff - Garmin 765T(2), 2300LM, GPSMap 76CSx The difference between genius and stupidity--Genius does not hurt.

Red Light & Speed Cameras for Michigan

Michigan is not listed as one of the States in the Red Light & Speed Cameras POI list. Is the state list just not updated or is there no information yet for Michigan?

At 20:11 on April 19, 2011 Skynet went online. On April 21, 2011 Skynet became self-aware.

Rest Areas not allowing trucks

I see in the rest area POI file that some rest areas don't allow trucks (marked NT). Are these areas large enough for a pick up towing a travel trailer?

Road Trip September - PHX-KY-CHI-BOS-CT-NC-BACK

I'm at the very preliminary stage of planning out a road trip in September from Phoenix to Land between the Lakes in KY then to Chicago then to Boston then to Connecticut down to NC and back.

Any "must do" or "must sees" are welcome.


Are we tired of the Lebron James team selection yet?

There must be no other sports news - An 1 hr "The Decision" show. I am so tired of hearing about Lebron and the team he is going to play for. Upwards of $100M is crazy money not only for Lebron but for other players like Wade, Bosh, Stoudemire, etc. Even Boozer picked up $80M.

Genealogy and GPS

For those into Genealogy and GPS, I found something neat. It's called "Map My Ancestors", and lets you link the individuals in your family tree to the mapping capabilities of Google Earth. It's only $20.00.

"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley" Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T


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