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Contributors of the Week 2009-12-07

This week we are recognizing FredCallison and Dorkusnimrod.

Fredcallison has been plugging along on the 24 hour fitness project. You are doing a great job tracking down all these locations and making a complete file.

Dorkusnimrod, You are always the first to post new system updates and great tech support to users. We really appreciate having you in our community.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 14, 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

New map viewer for USGS topographic maps and GPX/KML/TPO files. Free, no ads.

Hello All,

Since this is my first post here I’ll try to make it worth your while. My name is Joseph Elfelt and I’m posting to let you know about an enhanced Google map viewer I have written that (1) can open and display data from GPX files and (2) includes the 7.5ʺ USGS/USFS topographic maps.

police stations

i just bought my third gps unit.
all three from different mfg.
all have the same local police listed as a police dept.
30 miles away, none listed for any in my county.
does anyone know how come???

Windows 7 or stay with XP?

Will all of my XP programs and hardware work with the new OS or will i have to update the drivers?

Garmin-Nuvi 855, 200W, etrex vista

PoI Accuracy

Just stopped by after a long time away. Just wanted to see if things have changed with the Accuracy of some of the files.

In the past I left because people were focused on size of their files and points offered, rather then the accuracy of the files.

Looking through the files I see a lot of sub notes referring to increased accuracy.

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