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Welcome / open talk

 

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 5th, 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

G3 geomagnetic storm in progress

We've had the first big storm in a long time.. It's classed as a G3.

The reason we should care is that there is the possibility of GPS accuracy being greatly degraded during the solar event. If you've experienced an unusual loss of accuracy today, then this might be the reason.

Got aTicket for Registration Plate Cover

As I mentioned in the Topic, I got a ticket for $65 yesterday.

The car was PARKED.

I think it's ridiculous because it's not a smoke color, it's a clear see-through plastic.

It's one like this on my rear plate http://tinyurl.com/yfxqkds

Any ideas? Pay the $65 or fight back?

Thanks.

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Street Pilot C340, nuvi 265WT, Mio Moov 300, nuvi 255W, Navigon 2100 (Retired)

Happy Easter

God bless us all through the Passion, Death and Resurrection of His Son!

HAPPY EASTER !!!

WISHING EVERYONE AT THE POI FACTORY A HAPPY EASTER cool

Phoenix - Mesa - What traffic school do you recommend?

Johnny caught me speeding on Power road the other day (54 in a 45 zone) and now I get to do traffic school again....

Have you been to a traffic school in Mesa recently ? Any recommendation on which on to attend ?

I see there are many private companies and was just wondering if any are more fun the the others rolleyes

Thanks

Here is the list for Maricopa County
EZ AZ Traffic School

Can Russia sell home-grown satellite navigation to a country reliant on American GPS?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8595704.stm

Quote:

With the Glonass satellite-navigation constellation nearly complete, Russia's plan to wean itself off the US Global Positioning System (GPS) appears to be coming to fruition.

But Moscow now says it wants the Russian system to work hand-in-hand with GPS rather than being a direct competitor.

New Mexico Advice

Hello folks, got a question...

We are planning a trip to New Mexico over Memorial Day weekend, and since this is our first time out there, we could use some advice from anyone that live there or has been out there before.

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Ordnance Survey offers free data access

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8597779.stm

Mapping agency Ordnance Survey has launched a new service offering free and unrestricted access to most of its map data.

found 500 lookout towers in ca with lat/ long need help

need ideas how to put them on the gps as well as the site

Speeders no longer getting 'cushion' of 5 mph

http://www.azcentral.com/business/consumer/articles/2010/03/...

The recession may be claiming a new victim: the 5-10-mph "cushion" police and state troopers across the USA have routinely given motorists exceeding the speed limit.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Best POI Brands?

Is there any brand that seems to have better POIs installed upon purchase?

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Forgiven, forgotten, set free!

Forum Navigation

So I've started to contribute to the conversations and noted that if I post a comment, I'm returned to the first post of the thread...

Why not to the end (and most recent post) of the thread so I can proof read my post and any subsequent or simultaneous posts?

Or is that an option in my account I haven't realized?

Thanx in advance

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The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

Fantastic Deal

Fantastic deal on a dashboard mount for any GPS.

GGI International Universal GPS Heavy Duty Friction Car Dashboard Beanbag Mount

Retail Price: $49.99
Savings: (91 %) $45.00
Our Price: $4.99

From their Web Site: The Universal Car Dashboard Mount is a simple and effective way to mount your GPS or portable device (cell phone, MP3 player, PDA, etcetera) to your dashboard.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley" Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T

Contributors of the Week 2010-03-22

This week we are recognizing SWLinPHX. I have enjoyed all of your posts this week and know that you are providing valuable information to other Mac users.

Thank you so much for being such a nice guy.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 29, 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

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..

THANK YOU ALL...

: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".
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"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???

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Andrew

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.