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Slow drawing of maps on start up of 885T

After I installed the lastest firmware update of the 800 series, I have noticed very slow drawing of maps on start up. Every time I stop the car and turn off engine, then restart, it takes from 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes for the initial map to complete the map draw. Anyone else notice this?

How long does it take for an uploading to show up?

Just curious. I uploaded a file in the 'outdoor' setion. It has some rc flying fields located in Michigan. It was monday when i uploaded it and I still don't see it there.No biggie Just curious as the the average time of files showing up. Should I reupload it? Thanks for a great site. helped me out a whole bunch.


google chrome OS

Does anyone have a link for the Google Chrome OS beta site? I was a early on beta tester for windows 7 and watched it shake down and would like to do the same with chrome.

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.

POI Factory recognizes its top contributors of 2009

Here are some facts and figures for 2009.

The following Members had activity in each and every week of 2009:
Motorcycle Mama
Gary A

Contributors of the Year for 2009….

It’s really hard to pick just one (or even just a few) to receive our contributor of the year award. We have so many people doing great things on the site for our community. This year, I have selected three people who really stand out for their contributions in 2009.

This year’s Contributor of the year awards go to:
Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user.

great GPS news

Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

GPS distractions CBC Marketplace feature

CBC Marketplace is doing a feature on GPS and distracted driving on Friday Jan 15th. Should be interesting. I know that some people can't walk and chew gum at the same time but how far will this go.


Robert Woodcock

Contributors of the Week 2010-01-04

The first Contributor of the Week for 2010 is:


This member has contributed 12 new projects for Canada!!!

It is great to have these new files to help us cover that area of the globe. Great job!!!

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 11, 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

New Speed Camera, Surprise, Az.

This isn't going to be fun. The city of Surprise, Arizona (where I live) is planning to spring surprises on motorists in the near future.

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

Which GPS best for multiple locations calculating sorting best route?

I have the Garmin 265wt. Does it have the ability to calculate sort best route for multiple location?

Speed Traps

Watch out around Weed Ca.! They have a reduced speed limit, & sophisticated radar.
I think that's how the township exists- collecting fines.
Also for all you guys with radar detectors - Washington State Troopers are now armed with Instant On laser guns.
By the time yor detector goes off - too late.


Minor suggestion

I have a minor suggestion for the discussion forums. Would it be possible to put the page number links at the top as well as at the bottom of each page? Sometimes the posts I'm interested in reading are on page 3 or 4 and I have to page-down several time to get to the links.

An alternative would be to put the links on the page listing the topics i.e. "Garmin is Great" [pg 1, 2, 3, 4}.


I too would like to thank ms poi and all of the contributors to this site. My wife got me this nuvi 255w for Christmas and just didn't know what to do. It was out of good fortune that I found your link at and came here. I'm glad I did. All my wife can say when I find and download a new poi is, "Well, I'm so glad you like your new "toy"." And by the way..... I'm #197341.

New and Looking for a POI Creator Program

Hey all.

Recently joined and I think I'm hooked on how useful the POI files can be. I'd really like to build some for my area since I don't find a lot that are area-specific for my area but I don't really have a clue where to start.

Hello All

Hello Everyone,

I just got my first GPS, an entry level Magellen Maestro 3225, and then came across this site. Looks like I'll be doing some research here and hoping I can contribute in some way. I have yet to use the POI editor, but once I figure it out maybe I could start by adding all the mailbox locations around my city. smile


Waterway Version Of Red-Light Camera Proposed In Tampa Bay Area

According to this article in today's St Petersburg Times, an idea for red-light type cameras is being proposed to protect Manatees in Florida.

"... urging state officials to install a waterway version of red-light cameras in areas with no-entry, idle and slow zones to persuade boaters to respect the rules that protect manatees."

The full story can be found here:

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Need POI of BMW Motorcycle Dealers in Europe

Hello all. I am trying to help a friend who is planning an extended motorcycle trip in Europe starting in April.

We are looking for a POI list he can load and use on his Garmin Zumo 450- actually on an SD card for the Zumo.

If you are aware of such a list we would really appreciate a link to it, or any information you might have.

Please contact me directly at:

Boise State

Guess there must be some smiling faces in Boise, Today. grin

Batch POI download utility available

PoiSync is a utility that allows you to download a set of POI files from POI Factory in batch mode. This allows you to periodically synchronize/update all your POI files at once.

The utility for batch download POI files is now available for download at