Welcome / open talk


What Routes have you created and use?

Now that I have a GPSr that allows one to create routes, I've done just this on my preferred routes from my house to the Interstate system. I found that before this, depending on my destination, the unit would route me in what it thought was the best way and its trying to get me to turn at each and every block I passed to turn me around gets old almost immediately.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

New SiRFstar IV GPS Chip

Future Automobile GPS Devices

Alright my fellow readers, what do you think the future holds for automotive GPS devices? For example, during 2011 at the CES, or other places that have had new product announcements, what do you think we are likely to see? I do see to recall some discussion about a Garmin Nuvi 1695.

Last trip

Well the last big trip was a drive from South Carolina up to Canada and around Lake Superior and back. My Garmin worked well (till the power connection failed). I used it most around the towns and cities in Canada and Michigan and on the freeway up. I really like knowing ahead of time how far it is to a turn and if its on the right or the left.


Contributors of the Week 2010-08-09

This week we are recognizing Jgermann.

This user has continuously gone over and above the call of duty to help others in the forums.

This site wouldn't function without great contributors like you. Thank you so much for all that you do to make new users feel welcome.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 16th, 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

Rest areas

New to the site.

I have downloaded the rest area file which is in a Excel spread sheet format. What's the best way to make the file usable on a Garmin 1390T?


How do new phones stack up as a gps?

I just got one of those droid phones through work, so I decided to use the gps feature. I was really surprised, as far as I could tell, it was just as good as my nuvi 660.

Could these phones render units like the nuvi obsolete? The trend is to have less devices, so what if that phone you carry anyway does gps, does it well, and for free?

Food for thought!

Big Brother (insurance company)

The reason I dropped GEICO insurance years ago was because they thought that they had some right to ask me if I had a radar detector in my car, in a state where they were legal. They would send me questionairs!! Insurance companies were never my favorite parts of life in the first place. But, I used to think that they were a little bit necessary.


Nuvi 3750, not compatible to download mad maps

When you choose your prefer mad map, it show a list of compatibles gps, and this one dont appear, whant can i do

Alejandro Terminel

Now the insurance companies are connecting

It seems at lest one progressive insurance company wants to connect to your car so it can adjust its rates based on your driving.


Progressive launches new insurance telematics program as Strategy Analytics predicts connected telematics revenues to triple

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

Vehicle Taking Photographs Of Highway?

I live in the Twin Cities Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MN) Metropolitan area. A few days ago when I was on Interstate 94 there was a vehicle, I think it was a sports utility vehicle of some type, traveling westbound on I-94 with what appeared to be two electronic flashes operating on it. One was about a foot higher than the other one.

Cross Country trip

I have been putting on a lot of miles on our cross country trip. Gps has worked pretty well except lost signal up on Owl Creek Pass and Chimney Rock CO.I think Samantha got scared.

Here are some pictures we have taken. Warning a lot of them.


Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

icon glossary?

looking for a good site for my garmin handheld?looked at garmins web site and they only have basic icon symbol info.


I saw someone requested this Waffle House USA locations

One night in Memphis - too many choices

My wife and I are taking a trip to Florida from KC, and will be spending an afternoon/evening in Memphis on our way back next weekend. We're staying at the Peabody, and have heard that Beale Street is the place to go, but it looks a bit overwhelming to say the least.

Suggestions for Florida Panhandle

Heading down to Fort Walton Beach on Friday, and looking for some suggestions for places to visit, eat, drink, etc.

GPS Satellites

Hi All,

Just saw a notice that the newest GPS spacecraft will be entering service, 1st of 12. Mid to late August 2010.

Launch back in late May, has undergone 3 months of in orbit testing.

Smart Mirror / GPS

Has anyone read a review or seen this new auto mirror from Escort. It has a built in GPS, Blue Tooth & Backup Camera


JG - Nuvi 350 - Nuvi 2460

Getting comfortable with GPS tracking

Here's an article about GPS tracking of consumers by a promotions agency: http://adage.com/globalnews/article?article_id=145183