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New Speed Camera, Surprise, Az.

This isn't going to be fun. The city of Surprise, Arizona (where I live) is planning to spring surprises on motorists in the near future.

Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Which GPS best for multiple locations calculating sorting best route?

I have the Garmin 265wt. Does it have the ability to calculate sort best route for multiple location?

Speed Traps

Watch out around Weed Ca.! They have a reduced speed limit, & sophisticated radar.
I think that's how the township exists- collecting fines.
Also for all you guys with radar detectors - Washington State Troopers are now armed with Instant On laser guns.
By the time yor detector goes off - too late.


Minor suggestion

I have a minor suggestion for the discussion forums. Would it be possible to put the page number links at the top as well as at the bottom of each page? Sometimes the posts I'm interested in reading are on page 3 or 4 and I have to page-down several time to get to the links.

An alternative would be to put the links on the page listing the topics i.e. "Garmin is Great" [pg 1, 2, 3, 4}.


I too would like to thank ms poi and all of the contributors to this site. My wife got me this nuvi 255w for Christmas and just didn't know what to do. It was out of good fortune that I found your link at and came here. I'm glad I did. All my wife can say when I find and download a new poi is, "Well, I'm so glad you like your new "toy"." And by the way..... I'm #197341.

New and Looking for a POI Creator Program

Hey all.

Recently joined and I think I'm hooked on how useful the POI files can be. I'd really like to build some for my area since I don't find a lot that are area-specific for my area but I don't really have a clue where to start.

Hello All

Hello Everyone,

I just got my first GPS, an entry level Magellen Maestro 3225, and then came across this site. Looks like I'll be doing some research here and hoping I can contribute in some way. I have yet to use the POI editor, but once I figure it out maybe I could start by adding all the mailbox locations around my city. smile


Waterway Version Of Red-Light Camera Proposed In Tampa Bay Area

According to this article in today's St Petersburg Times, an idea for red-light type cameras is being proposed to protect Manatees in Florida.

"... urging state officials to install a waterway version of red-light cameras in areas with no-entry, idle and slow zones to persuade boaters to respect the rules that protect manatees."

The full story can be found here:

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.10 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Need POI of BMW Motorcycle Dealers in Europe

Hello all. I am trying to help a friend who is planning an extended motorcycle trip in Europe starting in April.

We are looking for a POI list he can load and use on his Garmin Zumo 450- actually on an SD card for the Zumo.

If you are aware of such a list we would really appreciate a link to it, or any information you might have.

Please contact me directly at:

Boise State

Guess there must be some smiling faces in Boise, Today. grin

Batch POI download utility available

PoiSync is a utility that allows you to download a set of POI files from POI Factory in batch mode. This allows you to periodically synchronize/update all your POI files at once.

The utility for batch download POI files is now available for download at

TTS Voice Editor .app for the Mac...???

Hi All,

Does anyone know if there’s an equivalent “TTS Voice“ for the Macintosh operating system?

Thanks for your time.



Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.7

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Do Alerts interfere with one another

Having recently loaded a number of POI files with icons and alerts, I get the feeling that not all of the alerts are playing.

I looked in the help for the POILoader for comments, but found none. So, I want to pose a question.

Naming Conventions

It has fasinated me that of all the POI file, MP3/WAV files and BMP files that I have recently downloaded, the CSV, MP3 and BMP files have never had the same name. YET, the Garmin POILoader requires that the names all be the same. It took some effort for me to change the names to be the same.

VA DOT Defends Red Light Camera Study

This is sure to stir the pot

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Contributors of the Week 2009-12-28

The last Cow Award of 2009 goes to Random2545!!!

You have been doing a great job contributing all types of content to the group. None of it is posted yet due to my vacation, but I wanted to give you the recognition you deserved.

You are one of the people that flooded my in box and the Moderation queue this last week.

Thanks for all of your hard work and wonderful files.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 4, 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

CES 2010

With CES 2010 only a few days away, what are you interested in reading about? I am looking forward to reading more about the Garmin Nuvi 1820 and 1860.

Vehicle GPS that shows your Altitude?

We have been using a Garmin 550-C for a number of years now and have been mostly happy with it. Before we purchased it we had a hand held unit that was probably designed for hiking but it did show altitude. We really liked that feature and miss it in our much more expensive Garmin.

Do any of you know of a Vehicle GPS Unit that will show Altitude??

Check the spelling of your Posts with Tiny Spell Portable

If you are like me, I am not a good "touch" typist, so I often misspell words because I did not hit the right keys.

There is a handy little application that checking your spelling in any windows application "on the fly". It is portable (meaning it can be run from a flash drive and does not need to be "installed" on your computer - just put a shortcut on your desktop).