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Installing Addtional Maps - BaseCamp, MapSource, MapInstall

I'm confused concerning the most appropriate method for adding additional maps to an SD card since my Nuvi 650 is out-of-space. I successfully did a limited update for the east coast, but I am now looking into installing the rest of the US and Canada onto the SD card.

How to do this is covered in the following post:
My question goes beyond the post.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Alert sound removal

I have a speed alert sound on the unit. Do I need to reset the entire unit to delete the function? A Garmin Aera

Interesting Geocoding Site: Bible Geocoding


Bible Geocoding
The location of every identifiable place mentioned in the Bible.

Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Government Wants to Restrict In-Vehicle Communications

I wonder when this is going to apply to GPS use too!


Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH


is history, according to this article, they are now defunct.


Can't say I'm sorry but I am surprised, I really didn't think the FCC would stop them.

Contributors of the Week 2012-02-06

This week we're recognizing Twix!

Twix is active in our member forums and has been helping us keep up with some of the Chicago area Red Light Cameras.
To the best of my knowledge she has yet to be recognised for her contributions to this site.

So thank you Twix, I hope you enjoy your first COW award!


Flashing lights

There was an article in "Roundel" in October 2011 that pointed out that:

Don't throw away your....

It looks like the demise of stand-alone GPSs is a little premature. AT&T, T-Moble as well as others are starting to take action to reduce their network data loads.


So don't throw away your old GPS just yet, it might end up being the only usable navigation device you have left.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 13, 2012

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.


Poi-Factory Smartphone App

As most of us are moving away from our desktop/laptop and using more and more smartphones/tablets, I'm wondering, if poi factory has anything in the works to create such an app?

Thank you,


Great site for information.

grin This is great site for information on how to use and load Custom POI. I was reading a lot of post and they were a great help in loading my Custom POI. Comments on using manual setting was a great help. All the people on this sight are helpful and interested in helping solve your problem. Thanks for all your help.


Just seen the app for OnLive out for I pad and coming for Android. Get the Windows 7 experience for your tablet. http://gigaom.com/apple/hands-on-with-onlive-desktop-windows...

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

Interesting Reading


The FBI released its Steve Jobs file on Thursday


Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Congress passes bill giving the FAA $11 billion to get off radar, onto GPS

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

New Speed Camera

A new speed camera was activated today in Prince George's County, MD. It was announced on local TV news.

The location is near the Benjamin Tasker Elementary School at the intersection of Kenhill Drive & Fair Lane.

MD is making quite an income in this way. Their list of speed cameras grow by the week.

Hope this location will find it's way into the Speed Camera database.


Contributors of the Week 2012-01-30

This week we're recognizing bwarden for his ongoing maintenance of the TriMet files. For years, he's maintained several files with transit details covering the Portland metropolitian area. His outstanding work on these files has even earned POI Factory a mention on the official TriMet web site.

Thanks for the great work!!


Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 6, 2012

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.


Houston Texas

Will be heading through Houston in the next few weeks, looking at staying west side of town. What is a good area for an over night stay.

POI files doubling up in Garmin Nuvi 1490 using POI loader

For some reason when I save my poi's into my computer and then install into my Nuvi 1490 they double up . I have 2 installs of my files??