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Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 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

New guy with a Zumo 550

Hi, just got a Zumo 550 for my KLR650 and was wondering what some good POIs would be to download for it and if anyone has any tips/ suggestions with working with the Zumo. Thank you!

mossonthetrail Garmin Zumo 550 on a '08 KLR650

Suction Cup Mount

I have a suction cup mount that isn't staying on a windshield. What are the best suggestions of readers here to keep it on? Should I clean the windshield with Windex or alcohol? Does something else work better? I even saw a post somewhere that suggested a bit of Vaseline to help keep a seal.

Chile Quake

Hope no one has family or friends in Chile. If so they are ok. Looks like Hawaii is getting ready for some bad weather also. sad

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

I'm a newbie

I just bought a Garmin 285W and was wondering if anyone had any cool tips for it.

New here with a sound question.

I hope this is a good spot for this question. I feel like a bit of an idiot because I can usually figure these thing out, but not this time.
Ok, here do I download sounds from the sound page here. I am using a regular pc. When I click on the sound it plays the sound. If I right click on it I don't get a option to save, or save as. I can't figure out how to save to my computer. Help?


smile Hello, Everyone. I am new to the site. As I was searching forpois, I clicked on a link that is in the popular are and I got this users pois links, well before I went to download their pois files I clicked on their picture, and then I noticed that she had the make and modle of her gps, on her profile.

Glenn Beers

My Domain Hacked

Hey Folks,

My domain was hacked and I lost all the files I host for this website. I have backup copies that WILL be re-posted but they will have a different directory address. As such, I've contacted MaryAnn about getting the new files addresses fixed on this website.

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

Necessary POIs?

After looking at a lot of these POIs, I begin to wonder. When are they necessary? I think all the Wal-Marts and McDonalds are already in my Garmin Nuvi 765T, aren't they?

Snow Storm Again

Just when i thought it was over, here we go again. More
snow again forcasted for the north east. There calling
for 6 to 12 inches here in New York city.
I need a Vacation smile

Sat-nav systems under increasing threat from 'jammers'


Technology that depends on satellite-navigation signals is increasingly threatened by attack from widely available equipment, experts say.

Contributors of the Week 2010-02-15

This week we are recognizing Hernt and Vegagary.

Hernt has once again been reporting every news item coming out of the IL area pertaining to the instillation of Red Light cameras. He gives me a few weeks notice and then reminds me once the are installed. I love your attention to detail, thank you so much for helping me out with these locations.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 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

Toyota Recall Look-up Info

If you own a Toyota and are not sure if your vehicle is involved in the recall effort go to this site: type in your VIN and get an answer quickly!

Good luck! smile


Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! R.I.P. NYPD-77/Seattle Mike/Joe S.

Why is this site file centric intead of POI data centric?

I'm new to POI Factory and something struck me about this site right away that, for right now, I see as a serious design flaw. All of the POI data on this site seems to be contained in files and separated out manually. Why is this site not centric around the POI data itself?

What Does a GPS Display When You Travel Beyond Mapping Coverage?

Would it just display a blue screen, does a message pop up, does it simply revert to displaying coordinates? I have never traveled beyond my GPS maps coverage, so I am just curious.

Caribbean Maps and POIs

My wife, two sons, and I may be taking a Caribbean cruise next year. I was thinking that it might be handy to bring along either a GPS or a GPS phone for that trip. Needless to say, my StreetPilot 2730 is a little bit big and cumbersome for something like that.

Contributors of the Week 2010-02-08

This week we are recognizing Camping Rivopom and Nats50.

Camping Rivopom: has been building individual state campground files. These are a great addition to our Camping category. Thank you so much for helping us by creating these files.

My family and I love to go camping and I am sure that there are campgrounds out there that are not on a state park.

GPS Hexacopter

This thing is pretty cool.

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

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 15, 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