Welcome / open talk


State highway officials ...

State highway officials are using their public offices to lend credibility to ... the Traffic Safety Coalition


The FCC is at it again!

Now it's mandatory - GPS capabilities for cell phones by 2018.


This will bring the "Big Brother is watching" paranoids out screaming!

Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Mandatory Firmware update!


Nuvi 7x5 firmware update to 4.30 released.

Update thru webupdater or Garmin site.

"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Auto Owners Beware -- D.C. Cops Throw Drivers in Jail for Expired Tags

Nuvi 2460LMT

maintaining active status

after achieving active status, what needs to be done to maintain it?

Headstone locations

I want to use the GPS to put coordinates for the location of my ancestors headstone. Some are in very bad shape and are hard to locate.

Has anyone ever done anything like this or have advise how to proceed?

Tim S.

Contributors of the Week 2011-09-26

This week we're recognizing turboccc. He's already well decorated as contributor of the year for 2009 and 2010, but like the energizer bunny, this guy just keeps going-and-going-and-going smile

This last week, turboccc's been quite busy making the top-notch Extra POI Editor (EPE) even more "awesomer", with new beta versions 5.26, 5.27 and soon EPE v5.28.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 3rd, 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.


Deleteing POI files

I recently downloaded two files to my brand new Garmin GPS, Costco and Walmart locations. However now I know that I already have very accurate information for both so how do I delete these from my GPS?

David & Sue Pierce Ocean Shores, WA

Windmill And POI Files


JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450


Hi All,

Looks a well layed our Forum.

looking for Speed cameras UK for
my Nissan Juke (2010).

sat nav (Nissan Connect) came whith no
Speed Cam allerts. Cool ?.


Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - October 2011

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go. (Like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive.

Thank you CherylMASS for starting the original "Keeping the Windmill Alive" thread at POI Factory.

POI Factory Joke Thread - October 2011

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread. It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Have fun....


October Birthdays 2011

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in Oct, " Happy Birthday and Many More"

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Microsoft Security Essentials Detects Chrome as Malware

Not sure if anyone is affected. This just happened this morning.

Alert: Google Chrome has been incorrectly marked as malware by Microsoft security software. Please update your Microsoft security software to version 1.113.672.0 which resolves this issue.


we are not the only ones using Google Maps

CHICAGO (KGO) -- Burglars are now using Google Maps to search for victims.

Police in the Chicago area recently arrested two suspects in a string of burglaries involving Google Maps.

Investigators believed they used the Google service to find expensive homes along highways. The burglars then allegedly use Google Earth to see the homes in 360-degree detail.

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

PA is out of sight

We are going to leave for Gettysburg Sunday and I was checking on tolls to make sure I have enough in my IPass account to cover all of the tolls. I can't believe Pennsylvania, it's going to cost almost as much to go part way across PA as it will to cross Indiana and Ohio combined.

Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

GPS on Gasbuddy

Gasbuddy.com and its sister websites post a poll each week. This weeks poll asks what kind of GPS do users have in their primary vehicle.

Current voting shows 41% use portable PNDs, 32% don't use a gps at all, 13% use their cells and only 7% use in dash units.

Voting ends Sunday

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

OnStar's 'brazen' data tracking comes under fire



A senator from New York has asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into vehicle tracking by General Motors' OnStar division. Two other senators issued calls for the company to explain and reconsider its tracking policies.

Contributors of the Week 2011-09-19

This week we're recognizing VersatileGuy for his help troublehooting some technical issues with POI Factory's OV2 files. He also often appears with helpful or thoughtful posts in the discussion areas.

Thank you VersatileGuy!

Jonathan (aka JM)