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Beer on tap

Just saw that the North American Breweries file has an update and I remembered about this little news item.


Should make a few Canadians very happy.

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

Contributors of the Week 2011-01-03

This week we are recognizing Gadgetguy2008.

A few weeks ago he made a request for a smart phone forum. It took us a little bit to get it posted but when he did he did is little Tasmanian devil routine right away. He made me a list of 84 past discussions so that I could move them to the new forum.

I am not sure how long that took him but it sure saved me a lot of time and work.

Start of a new year

The start of a new year is always a good time to make a BACKUP of your GPS. It only takes a few minutes and may save countless hours if you do something you did not really mean to.

If you do not know the procedure, follow these instructions:

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 10th, 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.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Do I need to download icons and sounds with POI packages?

OK, so I'm new to the POI thing. Found a number of packages for which I am very grateful (such as Rest Areas, which would have been great to have driving from Virginia to Connecticut before New Year's).


Every time I watch this, it makes me laugh. laugh out loud

It reminds me of stories posted here about owner's "adventures" with their GPS when they follow it's directions too literally.

arrow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZXM_g3mqew

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2017.10 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

New Garmin 1450

I got a new Garmin for Christmas (1450), I ran across this site a week ago and WOW do I love it.

I loaded a few POI's on the unit, now today I need to go back and add the icon's.


Current dot GPX File

I've just completed about 1000-mile drive around the state of CA (LA - Mammoth Lakes - S. Lake Tahoe - Reno - S. Lake Tahoe - SF - Fresno - Sequoia National Park - LA). I have current.gpx file from my Nuvi 760. As I understand it, this file keeps track of my trip.


Hi, I am new here. I have had my GPS, but am going to take a trip and I thought I would update my GPS. What better way then getting some new POI files.

Navigating the Future with a Fresh Platform, New Partners and Additional Markets

Press release from Clear Channel on their expanded offerings:

Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network: Navigating the Future with a Fresh Platform, New Partners and Additional Markets



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

My GPS lists Exit numbers but other online maps don't--why

Checking or planning a route can sometimes require going to other sources for coordinates. One major online source even, for a time, seemed to suggest downloading of routed trips to a GPS, but that source never has exit number expect on "get directions" printing.

Anyone know why they don't give map image that include Exit Numbers.

unread posts

I wonder if anyone else has had this thought (and wish)

I often read a post (using the Unread Post route) and think that I would like to post an answer but not just at that moment; maybe I want to look something up or test something on my unit.

I would love to be able to mark the post as "unread" to me so I could return at a later time.

Contributors of the Week 2010-12-27

This week we are recognizing VinceCANuvi and Tonytruck.

VinceCANuvi, Blew through the "What POI's would you like to see on here" thread like a tornado and answered everyone's questions. If there was not a file available, he made one. I love to see members take this sort of initiative to help make this community better. Great Job!!!!

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 3rd 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.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

question about ttsvoiceeditor

ive been playing around with this program this week end and it has a buffer what is this for ,,,,, ive tryed to deleat some parts of phases and it says out of memory ,,, some thigs id like to see on this program is a way to listen to the phase .... other then that its a pertty cool little program.... any updates of it coming out???

First of the year pep talk from Miss POI.. Everyone please read.

Now that I have 4 years of experience being a forum moderator I can predict how things are going to go depending on what time of year it is.

I am being proactive this year in hopes that we can avoid all the after holiday bs that goes on around here.

I know that the holidays can cause stress and leave you feeling upset with people in your life.

Cambridge professor creates creepy, emotion-sensing GPS system

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

Garmin 255 WT

question I received this Garmin version as Christmas gift and after exploring this site I realize that this version is specific to Best Buy and featured on Black Friday 2009..more than one year ago. I also received (believe it or not) a TomTom

Restrooms in NYC

I recently visited NYC (Manhattan) and was unaware of their lack of public restrooms and public accessible restrooms. Such thoughts never entered my mind beforehand. Anyone living in the NYC area (or elsewhere) with a desire to help give relief to weary travelers by creating a POI file list of restroom locations available, both public and business owned, would be a real hero in my mind.

Kudos to all at POI Factory - a great site!

Newbie to this forum

I just bought a new Garmin 1450 and a stumbled across this site and found out I can install or build my own PIO files.