Well, there is discussion on the web today due to the official announcement of the forthcoming Apple iPad. I know that sooner or later it is going to be discussed, so I may just as well bring it up now.
"The new standard will help facilitate the interoperability between navigation systems and map databases by providing an interface that will make information accessible and retrievable."
In the Edmonton Sun last week there was an article that discussed a future law that would ban all phones in cars in Alberta including those using hands free. It also mentioned a ban on GPS's although it didn't mention if the ban would be to having the units or programming them while driving. I don't know if this is a trial balloon or a done deal.
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.
Saw this on Engadget and thought I'd share.
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: http://www.poi-factory.com/user/162626 I love the thought that you put into the POI Pages themselves, great job.
This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.
This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.
MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI
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.
Here is an article that was published in the Seattle Times today regarding the Red Light Cameras in the state of Washington.
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
Can we get a post or popup before the site goes down? Just a suggestion...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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?
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