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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

Virus (link to photobucket)

Just as a bit of information for all of you folks. Last Wednesday, I was perusing the site and I ran across a segment on screen shots. (I have tried to locate the particular posting but have been unable to do so at this point.) However, upon clicking on the link to get a glimpse of the screen shot, a virus was downloaded to my computer. It took seven hours to get rid of this thing.

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Welcome, Salamat

Masaya sa makita ka dito! Ka nasain mapulot a pulutong ng mahalaga patalastas sa ito lugar. Maaari balon, at humingi tanungin!

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Is the poi-factory user contact form working?

I've tried contacting some POI maintainers using the user contact form. I also selected "Send yourself a copy." I never received a copy of what I sent and am not sure that the messages got through. Is the poi-factory user contact form working?

Vince Nuvi 350

Do you use a GPS on you mortorcycle?

I recently posted a question "To screw or not to Screw" on the Garmin talk area and had only one response (thanks bramfrank).

So, do you use a GPS on your bike (motorcycle) what kind, left or right handlebar, rain or shine, and do you use built in mp3? There's got to be more than 2 of us.

George, Reston, Va.

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

Some mapping problems in Louisiana

I noticed in the BassPro Shops POI that they have one for Denham Springs, LA. However, on Garmin's new 2010 map they don't even show BassPro Blvd. So, if you are ever on I-12, exit 10, go south. You can't miss it. There is even a LongHorn Steak house and several other shops nearby.

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."


Moreno Valley- High fines die not translate into revenue for the city.

The city council voted Tuesday to end Moreno Velley red-light camera program in the wake of complaints over costly fines for drirers and low revenue for the city.
The council voted 3 to 1 to notify Redflex Traffic

Apple iPad GPS Applications

Well, there is discussion on the web today due to the official announcement of the forthcoming Apple iPad. I know that sooner or later it is going to be discussed, so I may just as well bring it up now.

same map data on TT & Garmin??

"The new standard will help facilitate the interoperability between navigation systems and map databases by providing an interface that will make information accessible and retrievable."

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Alberta Canada plans cell phone GPS ban???

In the Edmonton Sun last week there was an article that discussed a future law that would ban all phones in cars in Alberta including those using hands free. It also mentioned a ban on GPS's although it didn't mention if the ban would be to having the units or programming them while driving. I don't know if this is a trial balloon or a done deal.

Robert Woodcock

Tom Tom publishes GPS user data

Makes a lot of sense, when you think about it. Years ago they put rubber hoses across the road to count cars passing down the road. They could count the cars and make an educated guess as to their speed. But only for that ONE spot.

Will your next GPS be a Timex?

Saw this on Engadget and thought I'd share.

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