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Procedure for reporting errors on preloaded POI's

How does one report errors to preloaded POI's on my nuvi. Was out of town this evening and searching for a McDonalds. Turned out to be three blocks away from the listed address. I know the nuvi allows me to report errors but it only removes that particular POI but does not allow to enter the correct address.

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Are we there yet?

Today only at Woot.com (03/28/2012)

www.woot.com is selling for just today the following:

TomTom XXL 550T 5” Touchscreen GPS for 79.99 + $5s/h

Not sure if it is good price but thought I would share it with everyone

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

CNBC article mentions POI Factory

CNBC.com has run an article titled 'Speeders Beware: Cities With The Most Speed Traps ( http://www.cnbc.com/id/46343896 ) in which they list the ten cities with the most red light cameras...where a handful CNBC says: "according to POI Factory" in the sidebar information.

Pretty cool to see POI Factory get recognition in an article by big media.

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According to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway...

Working on new and Updated Icons (BMP files)..

I have started working on Icons that you can use on your GPS, I have been updating some of the older ones that I have posted here a long time ago, as well as creating new ones that are still missing for the POI files that is on this site.

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Engineers develop car that gets 3,000 mpg

If gas keeps going up in price and the supplies run out, we could all be driving one of these. LOL - not me! A semi would turn it into powder.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1530331492001/engineers-develop-c...

But, seriously, projects like this will lead to break thrus that get passed to production models and we the consumers benefit.

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

Contributors of the Week 2012-03-19

This week we are recognizing Motorcycle Mama.

As a seasoned veteran to this site Motorcyle Moma has participated in a great many discussions on GPS and POI troubleshooting.

She can be counted on to ask problem specific questions and to point users in the right direction for online resources.

Thank you for all you do for our community!

~Angela

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 26, 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.

~Angela

Gas Prices - UP Again

Gas prices are rising again, with little expectation of the increase slowing. Every year or two we seem to have an "event" that triggers a surge - Katrina, the BP blowout., etc. and the price of a barrel of oil jumps. But four years ago, oil was at $140+ per barrel and now it is "only" around $105 - $110.

Fed driver distraction guidelines make navigation unusable

Fed driver distraction guidelines make navigation unusable

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57401786-48/fed-driver-...

iPad 3 (New iPad) first impressions>>>

for those of you interested, I've been using one for a few days now. The graphics (pictures/videos) are spectacular; far better than any previous version and far better than my Toshiba Satellite laptop or Acer Netbook. The processor speed is better, though truthfully, it only really matters so far in picture editing and watching videos, neither of which I do much of on an iPad.

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"You can't get there from here"

Las Vegas police agree to pay $100,000 to beaten videographer

Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: "The Metropolitan Police Department has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Las Vegas man who said he was beaten by an officer as he shot video from his driveway. ... As Colling was driving away, he stopped his car, got out and approached Crooks. ... He ordered Crooks to stop filming, and when Crooks refused, Colling beat him, according to the lawsuit."

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

US & State Hwy % of Grade POI

Looking for US and State Hwy information or warnings before I get to that big hill up or down.

Personal avatar (picture) discussion.

We received an email from jmkthird suggesting we start a thread so that members could discuss or explain their personal avatars/pictures.

We think that's a great idea since we have some really interesting ones out there!

Contributors of the Week 2012-03-12

This week we are recognizing mahoney.

He's been watching the "what poi's would you like to see" topic and adding new files. Last week, he added three new POI files in addition to updating another 8 he was already maintaining.

New files last week were Tuesday Morning, Port of Subs, and Golden Spoon.

Thank you for continuting to do a great job with POI files.

Jonathan

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 19, 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.

~Angela

GPS technology maps land rights for Africa's 'forest people'

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/13/world/africa/rainforest-commun...

Quote:

... GPS technology is helping indigenous people map the land they call home and produce documents that can help preserve their access to the forest that is their lifeblood.

States starting to crack down on some revenue streams

This isn't about traffic cameras, but it does point out that there are towns that do rely on traffic tickets as a way to fund the local government. One town in the article was cleaning up.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/10/19/town-...

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

Sprint cancels LightSquared LTE deal

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Just join the Factory

Hi, I just join the Factory. I have a brand new Garming nuvi 2595 with the most recent update from garmin and want to add Red Light Cameras to it. How can I do that?, anyone can help???!!!

Thanks.