Welcome / open talk


Contributors of the Week 2010-12-20

This week we are recognizing our 52nd contributor of the week and the last one for this year.

Box Car is this week's rock star!!! You are such a big help to this community, you have a hand in everything and are always so nice and friendly.

Your avatar suits you well, you are quite the busy helper around here.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 27th 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

help with poi files and icons

i just got the 3790t..... and its great ...need help i can load poi's in the sd card and read them but the icons do not show up ..... i renamed the icons to match the poi's and still nothing could someone help please...... i loaded over 300 poi files on this unit 200000+.......... thanks to thoese whove helped

Suggestion for New Forum

Miss POI - I would like to suggest a new forum called "Smartphone Talk". We currently have dedicated forums for Garmin & TomTom, but I would think that in a very short time the number of members with smartphones will eclipse those with dedicated gps devices. So it would make sense to have a dedicated forum for us to discuss smartphone issues without being "attacked" by Garmin/TomTom fanboys.

Blizzard (2010)

Its another Winter and again we are ready to get hammered by a Blizzard. Here in New York we are expected to get around 12 - 16 inches +.
Hows the weather in your area?

Red light and Speed camera

I JUST INSTALLED Red Light and Speed Cameras onto my nuvi 465t but all the other poi files i had disapeared. any one know any thing about this tell me why

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone. May you have a happy, safe, and blessed day!

How to upload sound and images for GPX

I've created a POI GPX file of Ranger Boat dealerships. I have jpg images of the Google Street View that I've created and a wav and bmp file, but I don't see any way to upload them.

I put them altogether in a zip file but the upload wants only gpx or csv extensions.

Rich Nuvi 255W, 2597LMT

Stand Alone GPS Sales Slump

It looks like Smartphones are taking a toll on stand-alone GPS units. "USA Today" offered this update: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-21-gps21_ST_N.htm

Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Traveling with DC Metro? Get a lawyer

Short time ago there was topic about TSA at airports. And some users advice was to use other means of transportation to avoid checks. In light of this I'd like to say that you can't use DC Metro as well. Because Last Thursday, DC Metro officials announced that "anti-terrorism teams" will immediately begin conducting random bag searches.

Question re Commom Problem

I'm a seasoned traveler, but new to using a GPS device to guide me, and help find points of interest. We have a fairly large rig consisting of a 34' fifth wheel trailer and an F350 Ford diesel dual wheel truck.

Two problems commonly arise traveling with this type rig.

Finding easily accessible service stations having diesel fuel.

P.R. Durden


Happy Solstice!


It was FREEZING out. But well worth it. smile

The down side of geotagging.......

The down side of geotagging.

Has this issue been discussed on the forum?



Contributors of the Week 2010-12-13

This week we are recognizing TheProf and Camping Rivopom.

TheProf, is still a file making machine putting out file after file. He has created 47 new project files in his short 14 weeks and 5 days on the site. I think that you can now consider yourself addicted to this new hobby of yours.

We appreciate the enthusiasm that you have in making everyone's POI file dreams come true.

Project idea etiquette....

I am starting this thread because I keep coming across situations where one person talks about a plan for a project idea and then it shows up in the content bin under a different maintainer.

Sometimes I am not really paying attention to what you guys plan in the forums.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 20th 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

After party plans?

Here's a tongue-in-cheek poke at those who don't take warnings about driving while impaired or being in a public place after over indulging at a party.


While it is from the UK, it could very easily be transported to your locale.

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

happy holidays 2010

to all have a safe and happy holiday .

An iDevice Christmas

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

Downloading Alert Sounds


I just subscribed to download the speed and red light camera locations and
custom alert sounds. I know how to download the bmp icons but am having a
problem downloading the custom alert sounds. When I click on them, they just
play but I can't see where to download.