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Who was giving away donuts on I-81 in Virginia on Sunday? There were at least 15 (Maybe more) troopers seen in just one hour. Stop the donut abuse.

Jeff - Garmin 765T(2), 2300LM, GPSMap 76CSx The difference between genius and stupidity--Genius does not hurt.

Newbie (don't see the POI files on my Garmin)

Hello All,

I am brand new to the POI Factory and I just tried downloading my first POI files. It seemed as if everything went successfully and I got the message saying successful download of 14 new location but I don't see any new files on my Garmin. Where did I go wrong?

Deep Loss

Tonight I lost the love of my life. My wife of 30 years passed away after complications from a brain operation. She had been suffering for several months now and is at peace. She was a very young 54 years old.

For those of you that have sent me updates to my files, please be patient with me as I will get back to this as soon as I am up to it. Please do keep sending any updates you may have.

Garmin Nüvi 855 & 760, iPhone, Magellan RM860T


We are taking a grip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When we arrive at Cape Hatteras Light house we will proceed south to Myrtle Beach SC. Will my GPS know I might want to take the two ferries enroute?

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Contributors of the Week 2010-03-01

This week we are recognizing MaRa & Sirkull.

MaRa, in the short time that you have been here you have made improvements to our Canadian collection of files. You also send me an icon for each file, which is very appreciated.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 8, 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

Installing New Stuff

How do you go about installing voices or different cars onto your GPS. I havea garmin 285 with a usb cable and figured I could hook it up through the computer some how to install. Does anyone know how?

New Orleans red light cameras...

are now under legal challenge. Stay tuned!

Of particular interest (Miss POI) is the map locating the cameras around the area:

“WaterFalls of the U.S.A”

I have just changed my “WaterFalls of the U.S.A” to CSV file because the GPX file was damaged. Please let me know if there is a problem with this new file!!

Some are homing pigeons, some are always lost

Some people have a built-in compass, and others have a marked lack of a sense of direction, says this article:

Red Light/Speed Violators

Why is it that the same folks who don't obey speed limits/red lights also feel they don't have to follow the forum rules?

I'm referring to the group of people who insist on posting red light/speed camera topics in the Open Talk forum rather than posting such topics in the designated Ticket Cameras forum.

Camera Leguality question

Regarding the traffic cameras, how do the cities get around the 6th amendment that gives us the right to confront our accuser?

I had wondered about this before but this thought was reawakened when it was brought up in one of my favorite TV shows, "The Big Bang Theory"

I imagine that the answer will contain a bunch of legal mum-bo-jumbo. LOL

Have A Great Day! Michael

Driving direction from Ottawa to Toronto (Canada)

I will drive my car from Ottawa to Toronto coming Sat. I searched my GPS and Google Map, but they both have two suggestions. 1st hwy 15 and hwy 401, 2nd hwy 416 and hwy 401. Which one is better? Thanks.

Are our GPS's now off 3" ?

Just heard that the 8.8 quake moved the Earth 3" on it's axis. Amazing the power of the planet.

Hacked AGAIN!

Hi Folks,

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

Contributors of the week 2010-02-22

This week we are recognizing Charlesd45 for all of the support that he continues to provide to our community.

Your files are fantastic and so is all of your advice in the forums.

Thanks again for all that you do. I see a theme here, you have been with us for 2 years 22 weeks and are getting this award on 2-22;)

Miss POI

the new radar detector

Greetings all,

Have A Great Day! Michael

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 1, 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 guy with a Zumo 550

Hi, just got a Zumo 550 for my KLR650 and was wondering what some good POIs would be to download for it and if anyone has any tips/ suggestions with working with the Zumo. Thank you!

mossonthetrail Garmin Zumo 550 on a '08 KLR650