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Welcome / open talk


Icon's galore

Hi all, was wondering I used a GPS from a friend of mine after my GPS was stolen, I couldn't help but notice that his gps was loaded with icons showing what type of business or service was close to where the gps is / was located. When I got my new Garmin I wanted to see if it would do the same thing.. so I turned on maximum detail.. and there still seems to be no icons for business's and such..


:cool: Well after 17 years and 2 million plus miles and service to and thru all 48 States and Canada, I am truly grateful and thankful to be given the ONE award I did not have... I have been given "Safe Driving" AWARDS, "Driver of the YEAR" and Hats, Patches, Jackets, Plaques and such but Never A "COW AWARD".
"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy S4

Greater Edmonton Alberta Canada Area POI Updates...

As a new GPS enthusiast I have noticed a severe lack of POI's (especially Traffic Camera and Speed Trap related) for the greater Edmonton area.

Would anyone be interested in getting together to create a specific POI file for the area targeting Red Light & Intersection Speed Camera locations for the Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Ft Saskatchewan, St Albert, Camrose, Beaumont, Leduc Areas???


MP3 Books

I just found a wonderful site with tons of public domain books in MP3 format. LibriVox free audio books seems to have a massive selection. Hunting for your interests is likely best done by going to the genre classifications rather than a wide open browse.

Catalog Index/More Search Options/Choose by Genre/ presents a list of reading from Adventures to Westerns.

Where is the setting to subscribe to discussion threads???

Apparently this is not done automatically, but I'd like to be notified to new responses to a thread I have posted to but cannot find the setting or any info on this. It is not in the profile/account settings apparently. ...Thanks for your help.

CURRENT: Garmin nüvi 765T ...(PREVIOUS: Garmin nüvi 780, 760, 660, 650 & DeLorme Handheld for PDAs w/Bluetooth Receiver)

Homer Simpson and GPS

Thinking everyone will get a few chuckles out of this.


GPS for farmers

On the History Channel they show tractors being guided by GPS. At the beginning and end of the first pass POIs are recorded. Then each subsequent pass is determined by the width of the implement. John Deere claims each pass is accurate to less than 2 inches. How does that work?

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Verification Request in PR (HELP!!)

Can someone locally in PR please verify if this store exist in San Juan, PR. The store does not appear on the company's website.

-66.062575 18.428722
Walgreen Store
360 Ave.Arterial B
San Juan, PR 00918


Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

Public information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other space-based positioning systems

Public information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other space-based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems.

Magellan's new eXplorist GC for geocachers

Saw this on Engadget and thought it was an appropriate link to post.

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

SQL Injection and the “Flintstones/Jetsons” Way to Deal with Licence Plate Cameras

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Contributors of the Week 2010-03-15

This week we are recognizing Glwilbert.

Glwilbert took over as project lead for the Weigh Stations project last month. this is a high profile project and it is very important to our trucking community.

Thank you so much for filling this spot, you are doing a great job.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 22, 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 on the differrences please

help what is the differences on on GPS Latitude/Longitude coordinates in Degree Minute Second (DMS) format.


GPS Latitude/Longitude coordinates in Degree Decimal (DD) format.

a site has it in both formats don't no what one to down load I have a Garmin 7200

thanks for you help


I don't know if any of you have been paying attention to many of the Avatars used here, but I owe mine to two different users.

Rayzers animated it for me and BobDee modified it so it shows "POI-FACTORY." If you are having problems with getting your avatar "just right" I suggest you drop a note to these two.

Thanks guys!

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

I'm Back

After a year in Baghdad with the Army, I have now returned. I have also changed duty stations. I left Fort Hood, TX and am now assigned to the Norfolk Naval Station. Imagine that, an Army guy on the Navy base. This will be interesting. I look forward to catching up on all the discussion posts that I have missed for the past year.

R/Tim NUVI 660, ETREX Vista, Rhino 120, zumo 660, nuvi 3790

Are gps's going up in price?

I was looking at walmarts website and noticed they no longer have garmin 265wt, also noticed the price of the garmin 265t was $125.54 I thought they were under a hundred before like around $70-$80.

Preference for garmin mobile PC or S&Trips

I don't know if this has been discussed before ,but what are the pros and cons of Streets and Trips to Garmin Mobile PC on a net book for a passenger to use,any help?


Where to post POI updates?

I am a new user and just starting to look at some POI files, where do I suggest updates to specific POI files?

Magellan 1700 help Thanks all

Thanks to all for responses yesterday about RoadMate Tools software. Magellan tech support today said the 1700 will not allow POI uploads to the unit. Wish I knew that before I bought it! Sorry I won't be able to use all the wonderful stuff from this site. Thanks anyway...
Gary Thomas