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Intro level GPS...starting over...

Looks like I need to replace my Nuvi 200W.

What is a comparable entry level unit that is NOT a Garmin?

All I need is a basic unit that gets me from point A to the address I input...nothing special.


the Highest Art Form yet: Traveling with custom POIs in your GPS

Hello All,

See the map of America's Blues Highway:

"God said, 'Out on highway 61!'" in Bob Dylan's lyrical interpretation of the Old Testament story of God testing Abraham's devotion. Abraham had asked God , "Where do you want this KILLING done?"

"If you find a fork in the road, pick it up." Y. Bera.

Smart database

It seems that enactment of additional laws and aggressive enforcement of same does not necessarily provide for a safer driving environment. For instance, reference this report: http://technologyreview.com/wire/26391/?a=f with regards to the effect of some new legislation.

Flying J / Pilot Travel Plazas POI Files

Why don't the Flying J/Pilot Travel Plaza POI's down load on my Garmin 660.

Uniden Home Patrol Scanner

Thought some of you might find this interesting. Uniden has just released a new type of scanner radio called HomePatrol. What's unique about this is it's not only capable of receiving all of the popular trunked radio systems used by fire, police, rescue, etc; BUT, it can be programmed for the area you are in simply by entering your zip code.

Some cheap GPSr's at Costco with lifetime maps

Too many to list, but my favorite is the TomTom XXL 550 TM with lifetime traffic and maps for $170 AIR.

There's also a nuvi 255 with lifetime maps for $120 which puts it about $35 more than Amazon (which doesn't throw in lifetime maps . . .).


How 'Bout Them Rangers!?!

For the first time in forever, the Texas Rangers are in the Pennant Race and one game from the World Series to boot!

Of course that one game is a pretty big stumbling block when the other team is the NY Yankees, but maybe we can pull it off.

Go Rangers!

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom USA App

Garmin Nulink 1695

Does anyone know any thing about this new Garmin unit Nulink 1695 besides what has been on the web for months now.Any better price than Crutchfields $399.00 Any one see any user reviews.

Combo GPS/Radar/Laser Detector

Something new is about to launch. Escort, famous for their top of the line radar/laser detectors has melded that technology with GPS. They're calling it the Passport IQ. Check it out: http://www.escortradar.com/iq/?utm_source=EmailLabs&utm_medi...

Only available for pre-order at the moment.

Cheers wink

Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Magellan Maestro vs Garmin Nuvi routine

Which GPS maker has a better routing engine?

Extra POI Editor

I wanted to say a special word of thanks to TurboCC for the magnificent work he has done on EPE.

I also want to encourage any of our members who have not tried it out to do so, Get it at


GO VOTE!!!!!

Vote early and vote often.

Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

Isn't it about time for the numaps update?

I was thinking that October would be the month for the next quarterly update.

Contributors of the Week 2010-10-11

This week we are recognizing Mars_hall for his contribution of Pawn Shops and Jewelry Exchanges files.

I love shopping at Pawn shops, it is like a treasure hunt.

Thank you so much for these wonderful additions to the catalog.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 18th 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

Hello guys


im glad i've found this place!

I've been looking around for an accurate database of Speed and Red Light cams for my country...

Overall, im pretty good with PC's and GPS's ...

i own a TomTom GO 630

and also a WinCE GPS Unit that uses iGO8.3...


thanks for having me!!


What happened to map loaded to GPS

I have a Garmin 1450 and I just loaded a map from mapquest to my 1450 and it said I was successful but I can't find the location I loaded to my Garmin. I have gone to tools etc and can't find it.Thank you

Why ? (curious humor)

Why .....do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Why .....do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Why ....do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

White Pages to GPS ???

Is there a website that will send the results of a phone directory lookup to my GPS.
I can look up a business in Google maps and send the name, address, phone and GPS location to my Nuvi saved as a "Favorite".

I would like to be able to do something similar for residential searches. e.g. "White Pages"