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Tom Tom publishes GPS user data

Makes a lot of sense, when you think about it. Years ago they put rubber hoses across the road to count cars passing down the road. They could count the cars and make an educated guess as to their speed. But only for that ONE spot.

Will your next GPS be a Timex?

Saw this on Engadget and thought I'd share.

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Contributors of the Week 2010-01-18

This week we are recognizing VinceCANuvi for his great work on building POI Files based on TV shows. Here is a link to his files: I love the thought that you put into the POI Pages themselves, great job.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 25, 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

What GPS coordinates collection law would you like see passed?

POI for GPS coordinates required for holes dug in Iowa: Did you know that if you dig/excavate a hole in Iowa in a location outside of a city that the global positioning system coordinate of that hole needs to be provided in an official notice if known.

Vince Nuvi 350

Red Light Cameras Washington State

Here is an article that was published in the Seattle Times today regarding the Red Light Cameras in the state of Washington.

Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Hey guys, new here!

Hey guys, like the title says, i'm new!

I just bought my first GPS yesterday. It's an off brand from what i can find on google, but it seems to work pretty well.

I'm going out of town next weekend and while i was trying to find my hotel up in columbus, it didn't come up in the POIs. So i did a little searching and found this place grin

Maybe a warning next time?

Can we get a post or popup before the site goes down? Just a suggestion...

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

New Feature: My Favorite Files

When you're logged in at POI Factory, you'll now see "My Favorite Files" near the top right column.

The page lists POI files that you've downloaded in the past and makes it easier to find files that have been updated.

A file marked with "new" has been updated since the last time you downloaded it.


Interesting routing instructions

I am planning my 1st trip with a GPS receiver. I will be traveling from Tucson to Los Angeles. The routing instructions from my Magellan 3225 direct me to take I-8 through San Diego and then up to LA. All online maps that I have checked (Google, Yahoo, Mapquest) direct me to go up to Phoenix and then W on I-10. The I-10 directions are about 20 miles shorter.

Bicycle GPS Unit

I have been researching GPS units for use on my bicycle and, being a Garmin Nuvi 650 owner, I looked at Garmin units first.

Scanning the reviews online I see lots of negative reviews on these fairly expensive units. Reviews like this:

In that 2 years it has been back to the mfg 7 times, each time something doesn't work again.

Nuvi 3790T w. Lifetime Maps/Macintosh OS Lion/iPhone 4/iPad 1

Dell Mini 5

It looks fairly certain that Dell will have a Mini 5 slate computer sometime later this year. Would you consider getting a slate computer with a mobile mount and using Garmin Mobile PC or XT instead of a dedicated GPS? It does seem as if the lines of demarcation continue to get blurred between what is a cell phone, GPS, MP3, or computer.

Fragmented files after loading numaps

After loading the new maps I defragged the Gps 465t and found it loaded with a huge amount of fragmented files.Is there a way to correct this? I reloaded them once Seems to work ok so far though

Tom tom voices on garmin

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew how to somehow get the voices tom tom makes for their gps units onto a garmin. Any programs that can open tom tom voice file and split it up so I can maybe even create my own garmin voice with those sound files? Or even a converter of any kind? Thanks

Street Pilot 2620

I just found a Garmin Street Pilot 2620 reel cheap. It look’s band new but the screen keeps freezing. I have done a hard reset and went though all the diagnostic screens. It showed it was the CF card. How hard is to change the CF card ,is that the same as a SD card?

Paid for a month

Hiya -
I live so close to Red Light cameras in my town that I couldn't afford to wait the three weeks. So I paid for a one month sub. But I haven't gotten any email confirmation yet, nor did the Paypal page change or give instructions after I clicked "Pay" ...
I'll check for emails in an hour or so. Usually these things fly right into the in box though?
Help please, webmaster?

THOMASTHEBOMBUS "What if the one is right, and the thousands wrong?" -Walt Kelly

Garmin nu map lifetime updates are out

Come and get 'em!

Nokia hits TomTom, Garmin with free satnav

Sorry if this was already posted. I did a search and didn't see anything.

Nokia launched free satellite navigation on its cellphones on Thursday to boost handset sales and prices, a fresh blow for satnav makers whose $25 billion market has already been hit by Google.

New User Information for dummies

I am a new user and you guys and girls are talking way over my head. I have a Nuvi 350 which as far as I am concerned is not good for much except getting me home but it is probably because I have not updated the data and I had no idea I could put any of my information into it.

Syd Horn