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Another Suggestion

I've done a lot of reading and there are a load of interests and resulting POI files here.

Now... on one of my journeys recently, I wandered past an RC Airfield and I have no idea if it's in the POI file we have for them.

The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

Where's my flying car?

The future is here!

DARPA announces plans for self-piloted flying car

Suggestion for site (current map version)

I have a suggestion for the site:
Like we have "My Favorite Files" --- I'd like to make a suggestion for the Site....

Add a new Bullet point: "Current Map Release" with the current Lifetime map release version number and Date of release displayed.... This way, we can instantly determine what the latest Lifetime Map release is, and what date it was released....

So it could look like this:

2689LMT That I'm still learning... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Hey folks, new here

Just wanted to say hello, just got my Garmin Nuvi 1490 today and checking things out.

new poi idea

looking to see if there is an interest in a group project on a new idea for poi.its for all 50 states info is hard to get and would require phone work and googel earth.i have all the info for calif underway.asuming ok with miss poi

POI User Experience

Just completed a 1600 mile trip. Thank you for the custom POIs. Found the "Rest Areas - combined" to be particularly useful. Still can't figure out what the "WB" stands for.

Other POIs referenced were Costco, Sam's Club, and Speed Traps in Texas.

Found the U-Haul POIs to be lacking in the areas traveled - Texas to Utah.

Distracted Driving Legislation in Alberta

The provincial government in Alberta is proposing a broad "distracted driving" law.

Contributors of the Week 2010-04-12

This week we are recognizing Juggernaut for all of his help in the forum areas.

This week you seemed to be in overdrive;) You were on of my top 5 posters this week. Great Job!!! It is a pleasure to have you as one of our great leaders in the community.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 19th, 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

Meat Markets

I have been looking for old fashion meat markets here in the US. There seen to be no Poi around, can anyone help.


GPS Software For Pharos GPS Phone 600

I had been using Garmin Mobile XT on my Pharos GPS Phone 600, but it looks like it has been discontinued. I was thinking bout On Course Navigator (OCN 8), but it looks like that is also no longer available. Does anybody know what other choices I have for a Windows Mobile Phone with built in GPS?

What is active status?

Sorry for the newbie question, but what exactly is active status and what is "qualifying activity" that leads to active status?


Nuvi 755T and 1490T; Fort Worth, TX


Hi Everybody. My name is Paul and I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I am a newbie to the GPS world and I am totally addicted. I love it!

I bought a Garmin Nuvi 755T for my wife and I got a 1490T for myself.

This is a great site and I have learned a great deal from member's posts.

Nuvi 755T and 1490T; Fort Worth, TX

465T updates

new updates for the 465T software changes from 3.00 to 3.10 must use your updater from garmin or register your garmin go to my dashbord to update

the art off war is never a winning combination for any one 1490T

Jacks Directions over the FM Transmitter

Is there a way to have voice directions (Jack) over the FM transmitter and through the vehicle speakers?
The book says Nuvi audio is transmitted. Voice directions do not work for me...
Maybe I am missing something.

Diners, drive-ins, and dives

So I've loaded the .csv, .bmp, and .mp3 files into my Garmin for the Diners, drive-ins, and dives. Am I understanding correctly that if these were renamed to a tour guide format that it would alert me if I got within a certain radius of these? I'm assuming that none of these would be on the main routes I'm taking while traveling.

new one

hi just joined so eager to see whats going on
im using a 520 with truck map on courtesy of maybe this tendriver member and his team.
hope its the same person cos he is very very good .
was on gpsunder

POI Loader Talk

How about some conversation about the Loader.

The options aren't necessarily obvious.

The discussions correctly advise how to select the SD card v. the Nuvi itself... but didn't mention that first you have to select the unit v. a custom folder.

I chose to manually set the alerts and had to make some assumptions.

The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

Totally Disappointed

I read all the forums.
Followed all the advice.
Tried the various techniques for organizing folders, alerts, everything.
Asked some questions.
Got some answers.

And tried loading 14 various POI Files.
National Monuments
Oddball stuff
Military stuff
Railroad stuff.

It all worked.

Dammit. I've got nothing to complain about. wink

The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

What, is everyone away on vacation?

Is everyone away on vacation? This place is dead.

Is anyone there?
Is this thing on?