Welcome / open talk


Battery Charge Level for Long Term Storage??

At some point in the near future I'll be upgrading my Nuvi 260 for a Nuvi 1450. The plan is to put the 260 into storage as a backup in case I lose or damage the new unit. I know that the battery will last longest with a charge of about 40% and I usually keep the 260 in the fridge when I won't be using it for a week or more to help preserve battery life.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

Just saying hello

Hi All,

I'm new to the POI files, but they look very cool and I'm sure once I get the hang of these it should be very helpful.

I have a Garmin Nuvi 360 and I am currently trying to get all my locations I have added over the years downloaded to my Mac. No help from Garmin on this one yet.

I'm mostly looking for and want to create off road way points for exploring in a Jeep.

Do not videotaped a police officer in the line of duty.

Watch out: do not videotaped a police officer in the line of duty.

Police officer's estimate good enough for speeding ticket


Holy cow!!

I think I'd prefer photo radar!!!

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Glitch shows how much US military relies on GPS

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

The Check is in the mail

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514


Oh the elusive icon. I've been a member for 46 weeks and relatively active. But not in the "posting" area. I get one or two weeks of active status then am traveling. So, I get no windmill. Oh woe is me.

Wilt thy windmill be soest mine? Nay perchance I do fully believe.


look i got stars

this must mean its taking me a long time to do lookout towers.never new it would be so much work.thanks for the stars miss poi

Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras are springing up all over. Too bad they have little positive impact on safety. But, in these tough economic times they are certainly a way around "raising taxes".


Memorial Day

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day. Remember The Troops! Freedom is not free!

JG - Nuvi 350 - Nuvi 2460

Contributors of the Week 2010-05-24

This week we are recognizing Lbevil and Jgermann. Not sure how I wound up picking out two contributors from Tennessee this week. You guys are 3 hours apart, yes I looked it up in case you guys wanted to have lunch to celebrate;)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 31st, 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

How are you Celebrating Memorial Day?


When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen. George Washington

Converting MAPS not POIs

Anyone out there know of a program that converts MAPs? I found a interesting map that is apparently for MAGELLAN, but not for TOMTOM.

Check this out!:

Interesting collection of crash videos.

Examples of what we would all like to avoid!


As you will see in this video, even if you drive safely, many others do not.

***Be careful out there this Memorial Day weekend***

Expect nothing!, appreciate benignity!

GPS for bicycles

I'm looking for a mapping GPS for my bike. I'm mainly interested in using it for navigation; its ability to provide the sort of info you get from a bike computer would be a plus, but very much secondary, as would heart rate.

Question on Low Clearance POI Files

I tow a large RV so low clearance areas are a big concern when travelling in new areas. There are many sources that list this information, both print and electronic.

My question has anyone ever compared the POI file found on this forum to the one on http://www.lowclearances.com/ ?

Free Open Street Maps (OSM)

Just returned from Britain where I was using the free OSM available from http://freegeographytools.com/2009/free-routable-street-maps....

It worked very well. Maps were well detailed, all roads, including minor lanes seemed to be included and all were well marked and named.

nuvi 855. Life is not fair. I don't care who told you it is.


The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released the findings of their 2009 Bottleneck Analysis of 100 Freight Significant Highway Locations. The research, which assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 100 locations on the national highway system.

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Waterproof Cases For GPS

I am interested if anybody here uses any sort of waterproof case for their GPS when using it for outdoor activities? I plan to go canoeing this summer and I may want to bring along a Garmin Nuvi to keep track of the location, but, needless to say, I don't want to ruin it.