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Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 8th 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


I have a Garmin 1450 and I was wondering if instead of changing the recalculating to something cute etc,can it be changed to just recalculate the course with out saying anything like the Magellan GPS do.

POI Factory Members

Just curious. I wonder how many POI Factory members there are!

Does cold weather hurt a GPS ?????

I have a question for the GPS community. I've got a Garmin 255W and I've recently been told that I shouldn't leave the GPS in the car (even in a case inside the console) because the screen can freeze and break.

I haven't heard this before and I would like to leave the GPS in the car so it is always available, but I don't want any problems either.

Map Update (should be cheaper)

Map updates should be cheaper.

Better traffic coming?

"INRIX has packed existing and new traffic information technology under this new premium, real-time and predictive traffic service that rolls out now in the United States, Canada, and six European countries with 12 additional markets expected in 2011."


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

Maps Of Other Countries

Does anyone know if there is a site that posts map software for other countries ie. Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad or any of the other Carribean countries?

Contributors of the Week 2010-10-25

This week we are recognizing ScotW for his outstanding work on the Subway Restaurant project file.

What a huge undertaking this is. Thank you so much for adding this to our catalog.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 1st 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


Hey all. Just looking at replacing a new GPS that has failed me too many times the past month. Anyhow, I came across this site in my searches. Didn't even know you could customize and add POI files. Good stuff!

Sever's Corn Maze and Fall Festival


I just thought I would post that I took my family to Sever's Corn Maze this fall. It was my first time, so it was kind of interesting to get a map and follow my sons around locating points inside the maze. I brought my Garminfone with and it was interesting to look at the track on the map. It sort of reminded me of geocaching!

Freeing up space

In the past I have removed voices, vehicles,and help files. Am looking at the text files but not sure which one is the English. Also looking at the keyboard files same question. Any other suggestions to free up space??

Tint Violation

I got 2 tickets for my 2 front windows in NYC. I have Florida License and Registration.

Any ideas to defeat it?

Thanks in advance.

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

GPX Proximity Alerts Using EPE

When setting alerts in EPE using the proximity "replace all" method, do I need to do this each time the gpx file is revised?

POI's on a SP2720

I am a noobie at POI's on my Streetpilot 2720. I use my 2720 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and want to download all of the Harely dealerships. When I try to download the US and Canada dealerships, only some show up in my favorites, not in Custom POI's. I can also find them when I go to Where To on the first screen, then extras, then custom poi's.

Contributors of the Week 2010-10-18

This week we are recognizing Gary0825 and Bikaone as our outstanding contributors.

Both of these individuals are part of the Florida red light camera detection and reporting team;)

There have been many changes going on in Florida over the last month and it is great to have these guys out there looking out for us.

Thanks again for sending in all of your reports over the last few months.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 25th 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

Intro level GPS...starting over...

Looks like I need to replace my Nuvi 200W.

What is a comparable entry level unit that is NOT a Garmin?

All I need is a basic unit that gets me from point A to the address I input...nothing special.


the Highest Art Form yet: Traveling with custom POIs in your GPS

Hello All,

See the map of America's Blues Highway:

"God said, 'Out on highway 61!'" in Bob Dylan's lyrical interpretation of the Old Testament story of God testing Abraham's devotion. Abraham had asked God , "Where do you want this KILLING done?"

"If you find a fork in the road, pick it up." Y. Bera.

Smart database

It seems that enactment of additional laws and aggressive enforcement of same does not necessarily provide for a safer driving environment. For instance, reference this report: http://technologyreview.com/wire/26391/?a=f with regards to the effect of some new legislation.