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Contributors of the Week 2010-02-01

This week we are recognizing DRMCMTR!!!

You have been keeping me up to date with the Chicago IL red light camera locations for years now.

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate having your wonderful set of eyes looking out for us.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 8, 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

bing map and streets n trips

Hello all,

I noticed that when I go to Bing maps I can send my found address and other data to my GPS however if streets and trips launches Bing Maps I can's send.

Im hoping that there will be a patch to S n T so that it passes the data to BING.

All of this trouble came about when Google maps stoped sending to my GPS.

Have A Great Day! Michael

Nuvi Nubee - What have I gotten myself into

Greetings from the Panhandle of Florida where it is chilly outside!

I am Bill, 1st time owner of a street GPS. I have a Nuvi 255w. Still learning the basics of it. Is it possible to plan routes like on Google maps or something? Is there a "Mark this spot" setting on it? Anybody else have this one? How is it being a Garmin owner?


saints win colts lose

any good poi in new orleans to visit as the saint celebrate there superbowl victory?

A GPS can take you where You want to go but never where you WANT to be.

Advice for interstate driving with snow

Hey all, I just need some quick advice on a route for my upcoming trip. I live in New Jersey and am currently scheduled for an RV trip to Wichita Falls TX this weekend with returning plane ride home on Presidents day. PRoblem is this snow is not letting up with already atleast another foot in the forecast. I was planning on leaving Wednesday but with the snow I'm working on a tuesday departure.

Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS

Extra POI Editor

In Extra POI Editor do all the alerts have to be in the form of a Tour Guide?

Harley Davidson Dealers

I loaded the HD Dealers into my Garmin 550, no problem, also I loaded the HD icon into the same folder as instructed, I was hoping as I drive the Icon or POI would pop up as I neared it, is that how it should work?

Gps to Colts Win

You do not need a GPS to know who is going to win the Super Bowl...Go Colts

Snow Storm

Well, here we go again, Another snow storm headed for
the mid atlantic and parts of the north east.
Looks like here in NYC, they are expecting anywhere from
4 to 6 inches or more depending on the track. crying
For anyone who lives in the mid atlantic/north east drive safely or stay at home..

Red Light Camera - BETA

Hello Everyone,

I was wondering when the Red Light Camera beta file will no longer be a beta?

Miss Poi, can you provide any insight?


Go Blackhawks

Google Maps "Send to" removed?

I tried to send a few address to my Nuvi 260 and found that Google Maps no longer has the "Send To" feature. I reinstalled Garmin Communicator as a precaution, but it still isn't there.

I used the feature just a few days ago and it worked fine then.

Am I the only one, or is it gone for all?

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

I see more GPS commercials now than ever...

no thanks to those damn TurboTax commercials.

I still hate TurboTax for when they tried to do that computer-activation non-sense.

I've used TaxCut ever since and don't want to give TurboTax a penny.

But I can't seem to get away from those annoying GPS commercials. Just when I think they're about GPS, they start jabbering about TurboTax.

-- - red light cameras do not work

Google Maps no "Send" option.

The "Send" option has disappeared from Google Maps. I selected a destination point on the map and today there doesn't appear to be a way to send to my Garmin GPS. I've tried several different searches and even in IE7 and Firefox but still no "Send" button to click.

Anyone else see this today?

Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

New/updated tags on POI files.

I like to use the "Recent Posts" link to scan through the list for the red "new" and "updated" tags on POI file listings. Does anyone know of a way to remove these tags after browsing the list without clicking on each item individually? The "Mark all posts as read" selection doesn't seem to affect these tags.

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

POI Mapping Software?


Anyone use a GIS/mapping software (preferrable free or low cost) similar to MapInfo?

I want to be able to import a POI database and view it on the computer. Thanks!


A few days ago I was reading several posts on this site and downloaded a few POIs, at one point I used the Explorer "Back Arrow" to go back to a previous page and I was redirected to "" Mark Kistlers Imagination Station. A site I have never been to before. Since then I cannot go to Poi Factory without being redirected to this same site.

USN Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 1, Smoking Tigers. --- Zumo 550 mounted on Harley handlebars.

Opinions on Mad Maps?

I'm taking a trip out west this summer and am looking for some tour guide information, scenic routes, etc.. At Garmin's site, I've come across Mad Maps.

Anyone have an opinion on them? Are they good? Useless?


Contributors of the Week 2010-01-25

This week we are recognizing Bronston195: for his fun contributions this week. He has other projects in the works also that he will be working with Project Managers on.

Great Job!!!

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 1, 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