Welcome / open talk


2011 Contributors of the year?

As the year is coming to an end I was wondering JM if you'll be letting the community pick a candidate as we did last year. It's a great idea, was successful last year and certainly hope we can all go to the polls once again and voice our opinion mrgreen

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514

Extra POI editor

1. How do I upload POI's to the program? 2. How do I download them to my tomtom. I know how to download files from here (this site)to my tomtom, but not from POI extra editor.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

GPS Horrorscope for 12-20-11 >>>

"If your Eco Challenge meters show 4 green lines you will be the cause of MASSIVE road rage".

"You can't get there from here"

Contributors of the Week 2011-12-12

This week we are recognizing muell9k. Muell9k has been participating in the forums with good posts for a while now, and I'm happy to have an opportunity to recognize him this week.

Thanks muell9K !!

Jonathan (aka JM)

LightSquared: Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 19th, 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.


Yes, a GPS device is still a good gift idea!

Finally a tech site stands up in defense of the PND.


New GPS satellites

No need to repeat

Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

GPS hack responsible for US drone capture in IRAQ

GPS signals were spoofed with false coordinates and our drone happily landed where they wanted it to.


Easiest Way to get Lattitude and Longitude from Google Maps

1. Browse to Google Maps and include the place you want coordinates for

2. Right-click on the exact spot on the map you want the lat & long for and select "What's Here"

The page title and the search box will change to that location's latitude and longitude.

That's it! smile

Re-CAL-culating... "Some people will believe anything they read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban

In case you missed it.


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

Using CSV files

Can you use CSV files with garmin? If so, how. My POI Loader doesn't recognize them.

Drone hijacked by GPS hack

Always on the Road Knowing where I've Been

"LightSquared Is Doomed"

First Android Dedicated GPS Unit

I guess this should not go in the smartphone forum since it is Android but does not have a phone. The website has lots of "Coming soon" and "Check this space for more information" so it looks a ways from full production.


"First Android Dedicated GPS Unit Actually Looks Pretty Decent

NTSB & cell phone

has everyone seen the news - NTSB wants all states to ban all use of cell phones in cars.

Next-generation GPS satellite inches closer to space

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

looking for locations of dolphin statues

Is there a POI for the dolphin staues (Virginia Beach) and mermaid statues (Norfolk)?

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535