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MS Streets & Trips (MS is Microsoft)

Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010 will now export GPX files. I tried a route without push pins and one off-route push pin, and it exported them all. Hooray!! Versions 2002-2006 you could use GPSBabelGUI to convert the data (pushpins and routes) to other file types, like POIs and ITNs, but all versions from 2007-2009 you couldn't.

Escort 9500ix Radar

I just bought the Escort 9500ix It has the safety camera data base. It also has the Mark Location.
So far I love this unit. I am still learning the ins and outs. I seen a few older post about this unit but thought Id bring it back up.

Anyone have any tips or comments on this 9500?

Newbie here

Just found this website. Got a TomTom Go 730 for Christmas a real step up from my Lowrance Ifinder. I'm still learning the ins and outs of the new GPS and found out about this place. I'm keeping the iFinder for geocaching and the Tom Tom will be my vehicle GPS.

I did use the ifinder for a 1400 mile trip around Lake Michigan last summer but the lack of routing is tough.

speed camera alerts

I downloaded the Walmart file. I started to get Speed camera 1mph alarms . I was told that if I took out the (1) at the end of the file this would stop it.
Didn't work. I replaced the file with the latest version without the (1) I still keep getting the alarm every time I pass a Walmart. How do I stop it without deleting the whole file?

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

garmin 2010 map upgrade

I now have the 2010 garmin map upgrade, I did not lose the upcoming streets on the top of the map, I do not get them when I use the favorites, I only get the next turn shown. I do not remember if it was the same on the 2009. I did get a lot more information on the maps, it now shows the name of the toll roads and adjacent freeway numbers more clear. everything else seems the same.

Training Others On GPS

I work with someone who got a Garmin Nuvi 255W for Christmas. Today was his first day using it. I gave him some brief instructions to get him started, but I didn't want to overwhelm him. We went through the whole shortest vs. fastest route selection. I had him simply enter an address, his home, and navigate to it. I showed him how to save a favorite.

Seeking instructions on POI files

In reading posts, I see many instances implying that there needs to be some special procedure used when you want to "ADD" a new POI file to your device (in my case a Garmin 765T). The implications from the post is that all the old POI files ore deleted - surely that is not right.

In any event, could someone give me instructions for adding POIs to my "custom POIs" after the initial downloads?

GPS v Common Sense

Another case of somebody letting their external brain do all the thinking for them. Wonder if there is a lawyer just shady enough to file a lawsuit.

Happy New Year

Just want to wish everyone on the POI Factory website a Happy New Year for 2010! Drive safely and be responsible, but have fun. I want all of you back here in the new year!

JG - Nuvi 350 - Nuvi 2460

Good Morning America

This Morning. Interview with an elderly couple that got lost for three days because the GPS sent them up an unplowed road. Returning from Portland to Reno they got lost & got stuck. The cell was "No Service". Finally the GPS enabled phone picked up a signal and a deputy found them.
Garmin says GPS is "do not cause drivers to make driving decisions." WOW. I found a link.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

GPS strands couple in forest

And then a cell phone with GPS is responsible for their rescue.

It's all the GPS's fault, of course. wink

Shortest route is not always the best

Using the shortest route was almost a fatal decision for a couple in Oregon.

Zero degrees latitude

Here's a pic we recently took (12/10/09) in Ecuador. I'm posting it here as a new topic since it was obscured in the old thread I posted it in last week.

Garmin 765T, c340...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

Mexico map on 2010.3

Does anyone know how to add the Mexico map to N.A. 2010.30? grin

It'll be here before you know it

Let me be the first to wish everyone a Happy Groundhog Day!

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

Contributors of the Week 2009-12-21

This week we are recognizing Hanski9 and Jrozsnaki.

Hanski9, You have been contributing sounds and icons over the last few weeks. I am so excited to have them to add to our library. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these for us.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 28, 2009

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

posting poi's to current store

Got a tomtom for Christmas. I love it already! I created a Petsmart poi for washington state and was wondering how to get it into the petsmart store page? I got as far as creating content and choosing store category, but how does it get to the petsmart store from there?

Thank you very much,

The First GPS

Christmas Day's cartoon in a local newspaper....

The First GPS

Showing a picture of the Star of Bethlehem over a manger, 3 wise men using the 'GPS' for guidance.

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all!


No more GPS on flights?

Due to the recent incidents in Detroit, security officials are requiring airlines to enforce stricter security measures during the last hour of flights. One of those new restrictions is to disable the GPS or map progress displays that some airlines have. If they make the airlines turn off the display, they for sure won't allow personal GPS use, either.

New rules for the last hour of a flight: