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American Pickers

Does anyone know if there is a POI file for American Picker locations?
Regards, Harold Hodder

Mapquest change

I just used mapquest and they have changed it all around, when you do to the send box it gives you several tabs but the one for the car in only for onstar and sync, i guess garmin and tomtom got left out in the cold,

Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Stuck in traffic in China for WEEKS

China's 60-mile traffic jam to last weeks

BEIJING — A massive traffic jam in northern China that hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road construction in Beijing that won't be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.

Bumper-to-bumper gridlock spanning 60 miles — with cars moving little more than a half-mile a day at one point...

rest of the story at:

JMoo On

Garmin 1490T at Costco

Costco in store has the 1490T for $199.99 if anyone is interested...Appears to be a great price and from Costco...

Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Contributors of the week 2010-08-16

This week we are recognizing Garmin_Geek and Jlefante.

Garmin_geek has been busy making great POI Files and also helping add to other projects already published. We really appreciate all of your contributions.

Jlefante has been keeping tabs on the new red light locations going up in NY. Thank you so much for making sure we got the data right away, it is very helpful.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 23rd, 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

How Do You Create an Optimized Dispatched Route?

My Garmin in a Nuvi 265wt. I would like to be able to create an optimized route where I can go from location to location in a sequential order that does not include going from point A to point D and then back to Point B. It would be like a dispatched route. What software do I need, how can this be done, etc.?

What Routes have you created and use?

Now that I have a GPSr that allows one to create routes, I've done just this on my preferred routes from my house to the Interstate system. I found that before this, depending on my destination, the unit would route me in what it thought was the best way and its trying to get me to turn at each and every block I passed to turn me around gets old almost immediately.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

New SiRFstar IV GPS Chip

Future Automobile GPS Devices

Alright my fellow readers, what do you think the future holds for automotive GPS devices? For example, during 2011 at the CES, or other places that have had new product announcements, what do you think we are likely to see? I do see to recall some discussion about a Garmin Nuvi 1695.

Last trip

Well the last big trip was a drive from South Carolina up to Canada and around Lake Superior and back. My Garmin worked well (till the power connection failed). I used it most around the towns and cities in Canada and Michigan and on the freeway up. I really like knowing ahead of time how far it is to a turn and if its on the right or the left.


Contributors of the Week 2010-08-09

This week we are recognizing Jgermann.

This user has continuously gone over and above the call of duty to help others in the forums.

This site wouldn't function without great contributors like you. Thank you so much for all that you do to make new users feel welcome.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 16th, 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

Rest areas

New to the site.

I have downloaded the rest area file which is in a Excel spread sheet format. What's the best way to make the file usable on a Garmin 1390T?


How do new phones stack up as a gps?

I just got one of those droid phones through work, so I decided to use the gps feature. I was really surprised, as far as I could tell, it was just as good as my nuvi 660.

Could these phones render units like the nuvi obsolete? The trend is to have less devices, so what if that phone you carry anyway does gps, does it well, and for free?

Food for thought!

Big Brother (insurance company)

The reason I dropped GEICO insurance years ago was because they thought that they had some right to ask me if I had a radar detector in my car, in a state where they were legal. They would send me questionairs!! Insurance companies were never my favorite parts of life in the first place. But, I used to think that they were a little bit necessary.


Nuvi 3750, not compatible to download mad maps

When you choose your prefer mad map, it show a list of compatibles gps, and this one dont appear, whant can i do

Alejandro Terminel

Now the insurance companies are connecting

It seems at lest one progressive insurance company wants to connect to your car so it can adjust its rates based on your driving.


Progressive launches new insurance telematics program as Strategy Analytics predicts connected telematics revenues to triple

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Vehicle Taking Photographs Of Highway?

I live in the Twin Cities Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MN) Metropolitan area. A few days ago when I was on Interstate 94 there was a vehicle, I think it was a sports utility vehicle of some type, traveling westbound on I-94 with what appeared to be two electronic flashes operating on it. One was about a foot higher than the other one.

Cross Country trip

I have been putting on a lot of miles on our cross country trip. Gps has worked pretty well except lost signal up on Owl Creek Pass and Chimney Rock CO.I think Samantha got scared.

Here are some pictures we have taken. Warning a lot of them.


Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.