Welcome / open talk


Is GPS All in Our Head?

And now for Something Completely Different !

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - February 2012

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.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.


Factory Joke Thread - February 2012

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....


Febuary Birthdays 2012

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in Feb “Happy Birthday and Many More” smile

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Red Light Cameras Ticketing Drivers Who Stop at Lights

This frightening for motorist because most city that not produce desire high revenue of RLC camera that they hope for. The Toyota Prius was given a RLC ticket for stopping pass the line.


Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Contributors of the Week 2012-01-23

This week we're recognizing Spokybob. He consistently active in the forums, greeting new users and helping keep things fresh by sharing interesting news articles.

Thanks, spokybob!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 30, 2012

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.


Microsoft Patents 'Unsafe Neighborhood' GPS Avoidance Feature.



Microsoft just got a patent approved for a avoiding unsafe neighborhoods when navigating via GPS. According to Microsoft, the feature is specifically aimed at pedestrian travelers, and factors conditions such as weather, terrain, and "security information" (read: crime statistics).

10 people killed on I-75

One thing I wish it was added to the GPD traffic alert service is the ability to display Amber Alert for the road you are traveling, this may have prevented some of the dead near Gainsville or in similar road accidents cause by dense fog or smoke.

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

Deleting all maps in a Garmin 250W

Can all the maps in a Garmin be deleted so i can install the complete 2011 or later maps? As of now i have all of 2009 North America maps and the eastern USA and Canada maps.When i open up my files it does not show 2009 maps but in the maps section of the unit i can pick 2009 or 2011.The 2009 is not listed in any program file so how do i get rid of 2009? Thank you.


Standing-up for Your Civil Liberties is Ongoing

Two posts on the forum noted that the Supreme Court ruled that a search warrant was required to place a GPS device on a person's car.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Lawn Mower DUI


ALEDO, Ill – The estranged husband of an alleged murder victim will spend time in prison for driving a lawn mower.

On Tuesday, January 24th, William “Pete” White, 43, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving with a revoked license.

On July 18th, 2011, White was arrested for driving a riding mower through Viola.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

New Chipotle

Hello Chipotle Mexican Restaurant lovers. Just an update that there is now a Chipotle Restautant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I would add the info, but do not know how to do it. If someone can educate me, let me know at Brad.lafleur@q.com. Tnx.

Custom avoidances?

We've had a couple of discussions about creating avoidance areas, so here's another candidate:

ITE Past President Discusses Dangerous Roads on New Discovery Channel Show: Tune in Tonight!
Category >Breaking News: January 25, 2011 (ITE)

"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Excel Help

I have long expressed as
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ddmmss in Column B

What formula do I use to convert for Garmin CSV?

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

DC Announces 9 New Speed Cameras

Found this on a DC site today. Looks like they don't have enough revenue yet!


•1900 block of Foxhall Road NW, north and southbound directions
•2800 block of Calvert Street NW, eastbound
•2300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, southbound
•100 block of Florida Avenue NW, east and westbound
•4200 block of South Capitol SW, southbound

Supreme Court limits police GPS tracking powers



The US Supreme Court has banned law enforcement officers from planting GPS tracking bugs on suspects' vehicles without a search warrant.