Welcome / open talk


Thank you

Just want to give a big thank you to this website and community. I've never owned a GPS, so when my dad wanted my help picking one and setting it up I had to get a 'crash course' in GPS info. This site's POI listings, FAQ's and the forum community we're extremely valuable.

Roadtrip from Phoenix to Yellowstone

We only have 9 days for our roadtrip from Phoenix, AZ to Yellowstone. We're leaving July 18 and have to be back by the 26th. This is our first ever roadtrip and we have 3 kids ages 13, 11 and 3 and we're taking our Sienna minivan (that means we need to stop in hotels to sleep).


Limiting downloads (how to erase specific POI locations)

When I downloaded "Rest Areas - Combined" I got all 2150 locations. How can I delete the ones I do not want before downloading to my Garmin? Or once downloaded, how can I erase specific ones from a Garmin 1390T?

Contributors of the Week 2010-06-28

This week we are recognizing T923347 as our star of the week.

You scoot through the forums in your cute little car helping where you can.

Thank you so much for all that you do for our community.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 5th, 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

Nuvi 350 mp3 upload

I purchased the red light alerts and wish to use the use the Emily mp3. I have communicator and POI loader, I am able to load the POI files but not the mp3's (although I can drag it over into the mp3 section). Any suggestions on getting Emily to speak the alerts? Thanks

Report: Many Detroit-area speed limits are set at 'illegally' low levels

The reality is that most drivers move along at what they consider to be a safe speed for the conditions regardless of the posted limit. To minimize accidents, the limit should therefore be the speed at which 85 percent of the drivers are moving.

In 2006, the Michigan legislature passed a law requiring speed limits to be set based on such traffic studies.

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Happy Independence Day

Wishing all our southern neighbors a very happy and safe holiday.

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

I Love my TomTom's

I just do! wink

Happy Birthday America!!!!! smile


Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! R.I.P. NYPD-77/Seattle Mike/Joe S.

Virginia Haunts

Taking my daughters up to Norfolk/Virginia Beach area next week. Any POI recommendations? Are there any good POIs that might show proported haunted sites in that area?


Hello from Carroll County MD.

I am new to this site and to GPS. I recently bought a Gramin nuvi 205 and used it getting to/from Warren Pa. It worked very well, though it didn't take me the way I would have necessarily gone.

French Language used to announce numbered street names on a navigator set for English

Let me start by saying that I am in Montreal, Quebec.

And no, I'm not discussing the basic prompting that the navigator does (which is set to English), but rather the TTS street names . . .

Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

Happy Birthday Canada

To all my fellow canuks, happy Canada day smile

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

Contributors of the week 2010-06-21

This week we are recognizing Simon Ferdman, Wrbelt, and Kioolt.

I can always tell when Summer hits because you guys and gals go into hyper drive sending in files that you think will be useful to others for their summer vacations.

26 out of 26 weeks

After 1 year and 44 weeks on this site, I have finally been greeted by the message:

"Over the past 26 weeks, you have qualifying activity in 26 week(s)"

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

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 28th, 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

Turn Right, My Love

Have GPS voices become the new 'other woman' in American relationships?
Link to column in The New York Times:

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

Confused about "My Recent Posts" feature

I was trying to retrieve a previous post of mine so I went to "recent post" under my account and then selected the tab "My recent posts". The result is a list of topics I have looked at and maybe participated some times ago but they are sorted by the most recent update by anybody so it makes it difficult to locate my own posts.

how to simply down grade your firmware version

this is a simple way to down grade your firmware version. in the event you have trouble with the new version, i conducted the experiment on nuvi>255>1490T several times whit no issue's.( 1 create a folder on your computer) name the folder what ever you want ( 2 connect your nuvi to your PC ) ( 3 go to your garmin folder look for a file call XML COPY AND PASTE ONLY,to your new folder.

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

Navteq versus Teleatlas maps

"Googling" for a comparison between Navteq and Teleatlas map accuracy and completeness seems not to yield much in the way of any recent professional reviews. I am finding mostly blog/forum posts from 2007 and before.