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New expressions

I’m using a Garmin 255w GPS and having trouble in changing a phrase . Here’s what I have done. See if you can follow.

Well, I took NuviC320's advice and accepted conventional wisdom>>>

I took a drive to the end of the Earth (Madawaska, Maine) or at least the Northernmost town East of the Mississippi...darned if I didn't fall right off the end of the Earth...well, okay, I would have in 1492 when conventional wisdom was that the Earth was flat wink

"You can't get there from here"

Good Movie Review Site If You Have Kids

My nieces were visiting for the weekend and they wanted to see a certain movie but I wasn't sure if it was appropriate for them. So while googling the movie I found this nifty site http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

They review movies, music, games, etc. and tell you whether they are suitable for kids of different ages.

You should definitely check it out if you have kids.

Wayside Memorial finder

Hi All,

I don't believe in ghosts, but the kids in the back seat like to look for them as we cruse by.

I have posted a free Internet tool to find the GPS locations of reported fatal accidents near any location that you enter.

Check http://www.cactusmitch.info to see a few of the GPS enter-able summary reports of fatalities in the Federal reporting system. U.S. location only!

"If you find a fork in the road, pick it up." Y. Bera.

New member

Hello! I just signed up a bit ago, saved a Florida Campground POI, and now am having difficulty trying to figure out how to get it to my Garmin nuvi 255W. Do I have to save it in a particular location?

Any help would be terrific, and thanks.

POI File

I contributed a POI list of Springhill Suites by Marriott and I haven't seen it posted yet and I was wondering if something might be wrong with it or if I might have submitted it in the wrong format.

Contributors of the week 2010-08-30

This week we are recognizing Dwaynes and Jpandcindy.

This dynamic duo took over the Chick-fil-A project and have showed great teamwork.

I love it when groups form to make an already great project greater.

Thanks so much for your help updating this project.

Miss POI

Lorex Road Warrior

Has anybody here used the 'Lorex Road Warrior'?

In addition to having real-time video, it also has a built-in GPS to track vehicle movement/position.

Any user input would be appreciated.


"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."

Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 6th 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

Corps of Engineers Camping Areas

Could someone tell me where I can locate the POI file for the Corps of Engineers Camping Areas?

Thanks very much,

Garmin nivi 855 screen recalibration

I just got my new Garmin nuvi 855 delivered from Amazon. Upon powering up immediately saw a dead pixel. While it did not bother me much I wanted to recalibrate the display.

Couldn't find it under Settings->Display or Settings->System. Can anyone help me find it.

Thanks in advance

Hertz Neverlost

Every so often I rent a car from Hertz and end up getting a Neverlost GPS in it. They are Magellan-based GPS systems from, what appears to be, 10 or so years ago. They pale in comparison to anything on the market today.

Alerts on Garmin Nuvi 3790 not working

Do I have to download the icon and alert files separately or are they included in the POI packages? I am new to this and when I try to enable the alerts on my GPS, it doesn't allow it. I am wondering if I am missing something. Anyone have ideas/help?

Handheld radar guns equipped with video cameras.

Probably somewhat unique to Texas but kind of interesting non the less.


Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

I am going to Arizona!!

OK, so you say "Big deal, it's not me" LoL I will be there for almost a week, Sept 8 to the 14th. So I am looking for some help to find some good Poi's there. The car I rented will have unlimited miles, so I can drive where the interest Poi's are. SO can someone point the way? What should we see, besides the Grand Canyon? We will be staying in Phoenix. I appreciate the help.

Rodney.. oditius.htc@gmail.com BMW Zumo 550 HTC Touch Pro - Garmin XT

hows your golf game

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

How well do you know landmarks.

Sixteen satellite views are posted with multiple choice answers. It is a fun test. I missed two. I'm sure several people will get them all right.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Contributors of the Week 2010-08-23

This week we are recognizing Mahoney for his continued excellence in everything he does here on the site.

I am not sure where we would be without you my friend. You are a super star.

Site Improvement Suggestion

A lot of the questions on POI-Factory revolve around 'when will the Numaps 2010.xx be released', or 'is firmware to fix my 7X5' released yet', etc, etc... I thought it might be a big help to have a centralized page here, looking something like this:

Garmin Numaps Current Version = 2011.20
Release Date = 10-Aug-2010

Garmin Nuvi 7X5 Current Version = 4.0

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 30th, 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