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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.


I just wanted to say hi to everyone. This looks like a great forum, and I look forward to using some of these POI files in my travels!

Who Runs and pays whole GPS network!

I was reading a thread and one question came to mind. Who runs this whole Global Positioning Satellite system?
I mean I know government may be paying for satellite but who ultimately pays for that subscription we are using? We don't pay to subscription. May be Garmin or tomtom what ever the company is, they might be giving some fund in satellite program.

GPS signals will improve

US Post Office

I just checked my NUVI 265WT for a local post office in Albuquerque NM. I used the "Community" internal directory.

I came up with two locations in Albuquerque. I can count 4 within 3 miles of my location and that doesn't count the ones the NUVI came up with.

I see there is no POI for US Post Offices on the POI Factory site.

Contributors of the Week 2010-05-17

This week we are recognizing Tjablons and VinceCANuvi.

Tjablons, You are now everyone's Summertime hero of the year. You saw that this project: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19690 needed to be updated and fired back up.

Run for the Wall

Is anyone on this site doing the "Run for the Wall"? My brother, who was shot down in a helicopter in Vietnam is doing the motercycle ride to Washington DC for the first time. He is posting photos each day on facebook.
He is on the Southern route. He started in Arizona on May 21 and I think they will be in Washington DC on May 29 or 30.
That is a long way to ride on a motercycle for anyone.

Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 24th, 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


Hi, I'm new here, from Ky, and there are so many cool things on this site I don't know where to start. Trying to wrap my head around the cam/red lights right now. thanks all.

Wow, happy to have found this site :D

New roads not in GPS

Does anyone know who is responsible for adding a new road/subdivision to the GPS world? I thought the county or state DOT would be responsible but when I contacted the county they said no. When I asked who was responsible they didn't know. Catch 22.

Final Topic : 255W or 340-S

This is my 3rd topic about chosing a GPS. Sorry about giving you headache but this is what I do while buying electronics.

I eliminated other candidates and set a final game between 255W and 340-S.

Actually I was sure about getting 340-S because I loved MapShare and IQ Route function. I'll use GPS 7/12 in Manhattan. I was planning to use MapShare function against street closures.

Sat-nav can do more than navigate



The latest generation of satellite navigation devices can do more than just navigate.

Contributors of the Week 2010-05-10

This week we are recognizing farrissr for all of his support in the forum areas. Great job we really appreciate your input.

Miss POI


Last week my Garmin Nuvi was stolen....right from my own driveway! (and I live in a pretty good neighborhood).

Cops say it is probably in somebody's car already. Dang; I really liked that, and it had lots of POI's in there.
I did not use the "lock" feature where you have to put a code in to allow it to be useful.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 17th, 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


Well, the soccer world cup is just around the corner...who do you like to be the champion of the world???

I go for: Germany grin