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Hertz Neverlost

Every so often I rent a car from Hertz and end up getting a Neverlost GPS in it. They are Magellan-based GPS systems from, what appears to be, 10 or so years ago. They pale in comparison to anything on the market today.

Alerts on Garmin Nuvi 3790 not working

Do I have to download the icon and alert files separately or are they included in the POI packages? I am new to this and when I try to enable the alerts on my GPS, it doesn't allow it. I am wondering if I am missing something. Anyone have ideas/help?

Handheld radar guns equipped with video cameras.

Probably somewhat unique to Texas but kind of interesting non the less.

Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

I am going to Arizona!!

OK, so you say "Big deal, it's not me" LoL I will be there for almost a week, Sept 8 to the 14th. So I am looking for some help to find some good Poi's there. The car I rented will have unlimited miles, so I can drive where the interest Poi's are. SO can someone point the way? What should we see, besides the Grand Canyon? We will be staying in Phoenix. I appreciate the help.

Rodney.. BMW Zumo 550 HTC Touch Pro - Garmin XT

hows your golf game

All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

How well do you know landmarks.

Sixteen satellite views are posted with multiple choice answers. It is a fun test. I missed two. I'm sure several people will get them all right.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Contributors of the Week 2010-08-23

This week we are recognizing Mahoney for his continued excellence in everything he does here on the site.

I am not sure where we would be without you my friend. You are a super star.

Site Improvement Suggestion

A lot of the questions on POI-Factory revolve around 'when will the Numaps 2010.xx be released', or 'is firmware to fix my 7X5' released yet', etc, etc... I thought it might be a big help to have a centralized page here, looking something like this:

Garmin Numaps Current Version = 2011.20
Release Date = 10-Aug-2010

Garmin Nuvi 7X5 Current Version = 4.0

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 30th, 2010

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

The Cake

Does anyone remember the old classic show , the little
rascals. Check this link below, I am still laughing smile

Garmin weather???

Maybe one day a weather feature will be available to know wether you are traveling into rain, snow,or sunshine!

How much information does your GPS store about where you have been?

Let's say your GPS gets into the "wrong hands" - some person(s) with ulterior motives to reconstruct where you have been after the fact.

nuvi 775t built in POI

Hi every one.. i updated my nuvi 775t north America 2011 maps it was OK , but the POI built in page went blank totally the only icon shown is the SPELL NAME, i posted my complain to Garmin but no answer as yet, i Need help, sad plzz

9th court of appeals rules it's okay for government to implant GPS on your car to track you without court order

-- - red light cameras do not work

American Pickers

Does anyone know if there is a POI file for American Picker locations?
Regards, Harold Hodder

Mapquest change

I just used mapquest and they have changed it all around, when you do to the send box it gives you several tabs but the one for the car in only for onstar and sync, i guess garmin and tomtom got left out in the cold,

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

Stuck in traffic in China for WEEKS

China's 60-mile traffic jam to last weeks

BEIJING — A massive traffic jam in northern China that hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road construction in Beijing that won't be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.

Bumper-to-bumper gridlock spanning 60 miles — with cars moving little more than a half-mile a day at one point...

rest of the story at:

Garmin 1490T at Costco

Costco in store has the 1490T for $199.99 if anyone is interested...Appears to be a great price and from Costco...

Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Contributors of the week 2010-08-16

This week we are recognizing Garmin_Geek and Jlefante.

Garmin_geek has been busy making great POI Files and also helping add to other projects already published. We really appreciate all of your contributions.

Jlefante has been keeping tabs on the new red light locations going up in NY. Thank you so much for making sure we got the data right away, it is very helpful.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 23rd, 2010

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