Just found this website. Got a TomTom Go 730 for Christmas a real step up from my Lowrance Ifinder. I'm still learning the ins and outs of the new GPS and found out about this place. I'm keeping the iFinder for geocaching and the Tom Tom will be my vehicle GPS.
I did use the ifinder for a 1400 mile trip around Lake Michigan last summer but the lack of routing is tough.
I downloaded the Walmart file. I started to get Speed camera 1mph alarms . I was told that if I took out the (1) at the end of the file this would stop it.
Didn't work. I replaced the file with the latest version without the (1) I still keep getting the alarm every time I pass a Walmart. How do I stop it without deleting the whole file?
I now have the 2010 garmin map upgrade, I did not lose the upcoming streets on the top of the map, I do not get them when I use the favorites, I only get the next turn shown. I do not remember if it was the same on the 2009. I did get a lot more information on the maps, it now shows the name of the toll roads and adjacent freeway numbers more clear. everything else seems the same.
I work with someone who got a Garmin Nuvi 255W for Christmas. Today was his first day using it. I gave him some brief instructions to get him started, but I didn't want to overwhelm him. We went through the whole shortest vs. fastest route selection. I had him simply enter an address, his home, and navigate to it. I showed him how to save a favorite.
In reading posts, I see many instances implying that there needs to be some special procedure used when you want to "ADD" a new POI file to your device (in my case a Garmin 765T). The implications from the post is that all the old POI files ore deleted - surely that is not right.
In any event, could someone give me instructions for adding POIs to my "custom POIs" after the initial downloads?
Another case of somebody letting their external brain do all the thinking for them. Wonder if there is a lawyer just shady enough to file a lawsuit.
Just want to wish everyone on the POI Factory website a Happy New Year for 2010! Drive safely and be responsible, but have fun. I want all of you back here in the new year!
This Morning. Interview with an elderly couple that got lost for three days because the GPS sent them up an unplowed road. Returning from Portland to Reno they got lost & got stuck. The cell was "No Service". Finally the GPS enabled phone picked up a signal and a deputy found them.
Garmin says GPS is "do not cause drivers to make driving decisions." WOW. I found a link.
And then a cell phone with GPS is responsible for their rescue.
It's all the GPS's fault, of course.
Using the shortest route was almost a fatal decision for a couple in Oregon.
Here's a pic we recently took (12/10/09) in Ecuador. I'm posting it here as a new topic since it was obscured in the old thread I posted it in last week.
Does anyone know how to add the Mexico map to N.A. 2010.30?
Let me be the first to wish everyone a Happy Groundhog Day!
This week we are recognizing Hanski9 and Jrozsnaki.
Hanski9, You have been contributing sounds and icons over the last few weeks. I am so excited to have them to add to our library. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these for us.
This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.
This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.
MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI
Got a tomtom for Christmas. I love it already! I created a Petsmart poi for washington state and was wondering how to get it into the petsmart store page? I got as far as creating content and choosing store category, but how does it get to the petsmart store from there?
Thank you very much,
Christmas Day's cartoon in a local newspaper....
The First GPS
Showing a picture of the Star of Bethlehem over a manger, 3 wise men using the 'GPS' for guidance.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all!
Due to the recent incidents in Detroit, security officials are requiring airlines to enforce stricter security measures during the last hour of flights. One of those new restrictions is to disable the GPS or map progress displays that some airlines have. If they make the airlines turn off the display, they for sure won't allow personal GPS use, either.
New rules for the last hour of a flight:
I am new to this forum and have a question about the Rest Area POI file.
when you download the file, does it include the icons and sounds, or do you download those seperately?
This file will really come in handy when we are traveling with our fifteh wheel RV.
Hello, I was going through the "Alphabetized List of POI Files" and I was thinking how much easier it would be if you had the list separated with a small space with the corresponding letter for each "section" ; to better show the separation of the "A's" from the "B's".
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