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Which GPS Should I Buy & How to buy a GPS?

FYI

The 2 articles below are not thorough but it's a starting point for some general information.

Garmin vs. TomTom: Which GPS Should I Buy?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409093,00.asp

How to Buy a GPS?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2339300,00.asp

Wig-wearing bank robber tracked with GPS device

Well, what do you think? Is this similar to police using GPS to follow a perp?

http://tinyurl.com/9p4bj4h

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Jacksonville,Fl (RLC)

The city finally approved the use of these things, going to get like 25 of them total, I know a lot of people use I95 and I295 These arent going to interfer with your travels but if you get off the Interstate then may want to know where they are. As they start beint installed around January so they say. will keep the factory informed of them.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

12-Volt Dual Socket Adapter With Dual USB Ports

I am looking for a 12-Volt Dual Socket Adapter with Dual USB Ports. I did pick up one from Wal-Mart. I think it is Bell brand, it it looks pretty cheap. Anyway, so far, the best I have found is from Wagan. I am just wondering if anybody has used their devices and if they are good quality or are they cheap?

Great Site

Brand new to GPS and POI hunting. You all have a great site here.

Cheers!

C.

Contributors of the Week 2012-08-20

This week we're recognizing VinceCANuvi!

He has recently updated several of the files he maintains including the Animal Shelters US file and Extended Stay Hotels. He has also opened up discussion topics on several of the files he is maintaining to gather input from the rest of the community.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 27, 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

Walmart File Size

I just downloaded the new Walmart GPX file. It seemed nearly 2x the size of a previous file downloaded last week.

Is it correct???
Inquiring minds want to know.
Thanks.
Fred

Format (make a gpx formatted file work on my Garmin)

How do I make a gpx formatted file work on my Garmin Nuvi?

coin operated laundry mats

hello, I am full timer in my motorhome and have searched all POI's looking for laundrymats while traveling. Is there such a POI?
Thanks for any info!

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Outdoorz17

Triple D Plus vs Diners, Drive-ins and Dives POI

Does anyone know what, if any, difference there are between these two POI files? I have been looking at them and they both seem pretty much the same, or am I missing something? TipD has a couple of extras but both are updated on a regular basis. Duplication of effort?

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ChefDon

Contributors of the Week 2012-08-13

This week we're recognizing TXRVeR!

He maintains the very popular “Campgrounds and RV Parks Combined” file along with a collection of other files.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 20, 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

Garmin Map 2013.20

Hi guys
Today I update my Garmin Nuvi 2460 LMT with the new map update 2013.20. I do by the Garmin Lifetime updater. Was a breeze..., enjoy it.

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dysonsk

Slowdowns at the POI Factory

Well, it looks like the slowdowns in downloading & accessing forum topics is gone for me as of Monday.

Perhaps the whole thing was related to the Olympics & the amount of online access to the info.

Whatever the reason, I'm glad the problem has departed.

Fred

cameras

We live in a densely populated suburb. 4 1/2 yrs. ago I got into a confrontation--during a snow storm, I was parking my car on the street. Guy with two Porsches, and Audi, and a BMW said not to park across from his house if I care about my car. This came out of nowhere so I threw it in reverse and parked exactly where he told me not to.

Contributors of the Week 2012-08-06

This week we're recognizing bobinot.

Bobinot maintains several well-recognized files including Motel Six, Travelodge, Wienerschnitzel, and many more. He's been doing a great job, tending his list of files and keeping them up-to-date.

He's one of the guys who steadily maintains a bunch of POI files, and we're thankful for the work that he and others like him are sharing with our community.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 13, 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

Garmin: to-and-from directions

Hi,

Question for the Garmin users on this site. I don't think stating the model matters since I have seen this with different Garmin models.

When I ask for a route from A to B the Garmin takes me one way but if I reverse the route the direction are not the same. Most of the route is the same but NOT identical. Is it me or does your Garmin do the same thing?

Lookin for Palm Springs --> Laughlin, Nevada --> St George, Utah trip suggestions

Within the next two weeks, we're thinking about doing a Palm Springs --> Laughlin, Nevada --> St George, Utah road trip. Any suggestions on what to see/do along the way (for a family of four, two adults and two kids)

Usually, we let
1. Offbeat Tourist Attractions - US File + other attraction POI files
2. Various places to eat POI files
3. Local events
help us figure out what to do.

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Vince Nuvi 350