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ZAGG invisible shield 50% off sale December 14

As the Subject suggests per an email I received from ZAGG, they are offering "50% off everything" during a 1-day sale on Monday, December 14. So if you're planning to ZAGG your GPS but haven't done it yet, Monday's the time to buy:

Update POI's

After download and check the POI location. While some POI location are missing, I add to file and double check for correctly.

When the original POI file create by submitter, can I upload the POI file or I have to notifiy the submitter to fix?

Can anybody upgrade it or only the submitter can do?

Which answer.


Walmart by State

Can the Walmart POI's be loaded by state/province?

Fastest route is not always the quickest

I found this interesting article that discusses the way GPS units calculate the fastest route. It's a rather interesting read:

Has anyone noticed this happening? I don't get "updates" like this on my Garmin except if there is a traffic event en-route.

"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

Cell Phones With Navigation Via Data Plans

For all the discussion recently of cell phone carriers looking at ways to reduce data usage, maybe they ought to consider making more phones with GPS built in AND having the maps loaded onto the device rather than constantlu updating via the data plan. Maybe streaming music and downloading maps isn't a big part of data usage, but it definitely would be a way to reduce data usage somewhat.

help with extra poi editor

Hello everybody
i am getting a "componant RICHTX32.ocx or on of its dependencies net correctly registered a file missing or invalid" error when i try to open extra poi editor. hellllppppp.........

nuvi 755t

Fallen Lakewood, WA Officers

The memorial ceremony for the officers is today at 1:00. Our thoughts are with the families of Sergeant Mark Renninger and officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards.

Information about the memorial can be found at

New type of camera coming to your area soon

Soon they will be in your bedroom.

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”


I got my first POI loaded this weekend. It works great!

Bob, Garmin Nuvi 350 & 255WT

Contributors of the Week 2009-11-30

This week we are recognizing Glthomson and Perrdom.

Glthomson, You have been busy making files for the state of Kentucky. Great Job!!!

Perrdom, Sometimes I wonder when you sleep. You are one of the busiest bees I have here. I am still trying to catch up with all the busy work you tossed on my desk from last week. Thanks so much for all of your hard work, we really appreciate you.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 07, 2009

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

More Proof Home should not be home

Here is another case where people just set the GPS to take them home, giving the thieves both a map to the house and the garage opener to get them in the front door.

Finally here (trip to Ecuador)

Well, after 21 months of booking, planning, buying, and anticipating, our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos is finally here. Tomorrow at 10:00 AM we head for the airport and the adventure of a lifetime. We're taking the GPS with us to get the obligatory "Where Am I?" pic at 0 degrees latitude.

Garmin 765T, c340...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

Lock for you GPS

Download E85 Station POIs

Here's a site I just discovered that has POIs for TomTom and Garmin GPSs that allows you to choose from a national database that will include all E85 stations in the country, or simply choose which states you would like to have available. It is updated quarterly according to the site.

============================================================ If it ain't right, don't do it....If it ain't true, don't say it....If it ain't yours, don't take it.


Is there an advantage to using a CSV file versus a GPX file? Are they more difficult to update? Thanks!

Christmas Lights

I tried searching and didn't find a forum topic relating to Christmas Lights so I thought I would add one. I know they are very localized but I thought it would be nice to have a list of them.

Creative uses for the dashboard disc

idea Since the holidays will add many new PND users to our ranks, I think we experienced users owe it them to explain the purpose of the plastic disc that comes with the mount.

I used mine to cover a hole in the sill of my house left by removing an old water line. Works great, although the mice aren't too pleased. smile

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

Discarding "old" technology

I just got back from Hatfield McCoy trails in WV.
I had the chance to use my new Zumo 550.
However, I could not turn loose of my Rino 50HCx, even tho' the radio was not needed. I ended up using BOTH of them at the same time!!!
Is that normal???
Do others have a hard time letting go of the old familiar things? And moving on to the new and confusing one?

Country Crossing - Dothan, AL

The Country Crossing entertainment complex officially opened at 3:00 PM on 1 December 2009. In Alabama, gambling is illegal as well as just about everything else, but it was finally worked out that the slot machines are bingo machines. Anyway, to read all about it, click on and check it out.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.