Welcome / open talk


Scanning GPS for Viruses or other malware??

Hi, I was wondering if any of you do a virus scan, etc.. on your GPS units??? If so how often do you do them??

Garmin Nuvi 255W

WinZip file problem

I downloaded a software update from Magellan and saved it. I hooked up my explorist600. My PC recognizes it. When I click on RUN, I get this message.


Unable to create temporary folder to extract to.

Magellan CSR suggested I buy another computer.
Any other ideas?

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Fukushima Recovery

This is obviously not GPS related but I am wondering if anybody is following this news. I work in the nuclear industry so I get a lot of information and need to pay some attention for work reasons.

Driver Follows GPS Down Boat Launch Ramp

It was midnight and in an unfamiliar town...but it is still hard for me to believe. Ron White has got it right: "You can't fix stupid."

"Three young women escaped a sinking SUV after a direction from a rental car GPS unit sent them down a boat launch and into the Mercer Slough early Wednesday.

Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Sunspots May Disappear for Years

Just when I thought they were getting worst.


Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

GPS Units Stolen

Good reason to not leave GPS units visible in the vehicle.


Garmin Nuvi 1690

1490T $99.99 today only

Tiger Direct has the Garmin 1490T for $99.99 today only.


coming soon (tailgating camera)

if not already there

the tailgating camera



June Birthdays

This thread is to wish everyone in the POI-Factory that has a birthday in June "Happy Birthday & Many More" smile

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Contributors of the Week 2011-06-06

This week we are recognizing Camping Rivopom.

This contributor is doing an outstanding job making sure that we are all ready to go camping this year.

Thanks for your dedication to these projects, they are very important to our community.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 13th, 2011

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

Anyone here following Dave Ramsey's 'The Seven Baby Steps'?

Essentially, Dave Ramsey's 'The Seven Baby Steps' are an ordered process of being debt free and then buying things after saving. http://www.daveramsey.com/new/baby-steps/

We're on Baby Step 2 (BS2) - pay off all debt (and we got alot). We changed our vacation plans for August 2011 to involve more driving and less other stuff and we're going to be relying on our Nuvi and its POIs even more.

Vince Nuvi 350


Anyone here follow E3? If so what did you like about it the most? For those that don't know what E3 is: http://www.e3expo.com/

Navigating the Iowa Flood Detours

You might find this link hands to navigate detours due to the Great Missouri River Flood:


Some of this flooding is anticipated to last into September folks...

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Where do I find newly downloaded POI's on my Garmin Nuvi

I have just downloaded directly to my Garmin some new POI's where do I find these on the device?

What Happened To The War On Distraction?

What Happened To The War On Distraction?
By Edward Niedermeyer on June 11, 2011


"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Gov: Thumbs down!

Gov: Thumbs down!
Pushes harder slap on driver texting

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gov_thumbs_down_WJXQP7J48...

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

North Carolina Boat Ramps

With the advent of summer, boat ramps become popular. A new boat ramp was recently opened in Morehead City North Carolina and it was "full" over the Memorial Day Weekend.

The Garner News recently posted this article: "N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s 200 boating access areas serve over 300,000 registered boaters" I don't know if the URL below will stay valid past a couple of days.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Which GPS to look for.

Good morning,

I am new here, and was insearch of some opinions on a sutable GPS to get.
My wife from time to time need to get to a bathroom PDQ. I need a GPS that will keep track of POI's, and when I need to find the nearest bathroom, reset my rout to the nearest POI on the screan that I touch, as well as tell me what it is.
Any suggestions?