Welcome / open talk


first two satellites for the European Union's Galileo global positioning system launched



The European Commission has invested billions of euros in its own version of the American GPS system.

Locations of Verizon Wireless Stores

Seems odd but with cell phones multiplying faster than rabbits and everyone either needs service or is looking for a Verizon Wireless Store there is now POI for them. Reason I'd like one is when I'm traveling and possible having a cell phone emergency (Service) I sure can't call them on it and without a POI on my Garmin I'm lost. Anyone have an answer to this one?

GPS in cameras and phones creates privacy issue

re Geo Tagging of online pictures.


Now we have a reason...

LONDON (Reuters) - One in five British women believe that the debilitating "man-flu" disease which temporarily leaves sufferers prostrate on the sofa watching televised sports is real, according to a new study.


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

Does anyone use Clearwire.

I have qwest for my internet provider now and am going to try Clearwire for a month. Has anyone uses them and if so how did you like it. (Good or Bad)

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Car electronics increasingly hackable

As if we don't have enough to worry about with enforcement cameras and our cars ratting us out to insurance companies and the government, all those electronics built into your car these days also can be used to give someone who wants to hurt you a way to do so. It doesn't have to be anyone who knows you.

JMoo On

US government link about GPS and related topics



Official U.S. Government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics

Contributors of the Week 2011-10-10

This week we are recognizing Camerabob for his work on the IHOP file.

Camerabob took over the IHOP file a few weeks ago and has been busy bringing it up-to-date. The new file carries forward many corrected coordinates from the old file and also has other nice features, like notations for the restaurants that are open 24 hours.

New 1K Mark.

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

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 17th, 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.


Again? October 21...

Where should I set NEW destination on my Navi system when I wake up on October 21?


convert csv to gpx (coordinate in UTM format)

i have problem and confuse, how to convert csv file to gpx file. my coordinate in UTM format, like this :


More and more drivers are ratted out to police and insurance adjusters – by their own cars.


Biller has heard of remote readers that could access the data just by coming close to a vehicle.

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

What happened to all the airlines????

Air travel is getting worse. With all the small companies getting wiped out it gets harder and harder to get from point a to point be.

Garmin 3597 LMTHD

Bringing culture to the masses.

Bringing culture to the masses.


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


i have a 3790t and when im driving along i get an alert that pops up of something no where near me .....example sometimes when im coming up on a rest area say in texas...i get the little popup that has somthing else in a different state..or somethimes ill be driving along and a pop up comes up of again something no where near me sometimes 1000miles away ........any ideas

Thread Sorting

The current thread sorting scheme is to show first records of the thread first. That makes for a very bad experience. Some of the threads are many pages long. Getting to the current revelent data is a pain.

Are Cameras the New Guns?

I had been contemplating whether to post an article on the growing "illegality" of filming police for a while. While it is not really GPS related, many instances seem traffic related and we have had a spat of posts concerning "privacy". These have included OnStar recording your driving and clandestine installation of GPS devise on a person's car.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Military jamming of GPS in Scotland suspended



Jamming of global positioning signals (GPS) during Europe's largest military exercise has been suspended, following complaints from fishermen.

Contributor of the Week

I am noticing a lot of users of this site with Contributor of the Week badges by their names. I'm sure they can't all be contributor of the week for this past week. Are those badges staying with the user after they win it for good? Is this something new?