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Standing-up for Your Civil Liberties is Ongoing

Two posts on the forum noted that the Supreme Court ruled that a search warrant was required to place a GPS device on a person's car.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Lawn Mower DUI


ALEDO, Ill – The estranged husband of an alleged murder victim will spend time in prison for driving a lawn mower.

On Tuesday, January 24th, William “Pete” White, 43, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving with a revoked license.

On July 18th, 2011, White was arrested for driving a riding mower through Viola.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

New Chipotle

Hello Chipotle Mexican Restaurant lovers. Just an update that there is now a Chipotle Restautant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I would add the info, but do not know how to do it. If someone can educate me, let me know at Brad.lafleur@q.com. Tnx.

Custom avoidances?

We've had a couple of discussions about creating avoidance areas, so here's another candidate:

ITE Past President Discusses Dangerous Roads on New Discovery Channel Show: Tune in Tonight!
Category >Breaking News: January 25, 2011 (ITE)

"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Excel Help

I have long expressed as
dddmmss in column A
ddmmss in Column B

What formula do I use to convert for Garmin CSV?

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

DC Announces 9 New Speed Cameras

Found this on a DC site today. Looks like they don't have enough revenue yet!


•1900 block of Foxhall Road NW, north and southbound directions
•2800 block of Calvert Street NW, eastbound
•2300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, southbound
•100 block of Florida Avenue NW, east and westbound
•4200 block of South Capitol SW, southbound

Supreme Court limits police GPS tracking powers



The US Supreme Court has banned law enforcement officers from planting GPS tracking bugs on suspects' vehicles without a search warrant.

Contributors of the Week 2012-01-16

This week we're recognizing camerabob. He's made quite a splash this last week by putting his new GPXClean software out for people test and try out. He's made many improvements in the last few days, and it's shaping up to be a nice utility.

Thank's camerabob!!


High court rules that warrant is needed for GPS tracking

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects.


GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 23, 2012

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.


New Award

Just the feeble mind of an old man thinking but this week RT has been an ACTIVE member for 5 years. Quite a few others are also in this category.
I propose that a special badge be awarded to all who have reached 5 years of ACTIVE membership.

Just a simple "5" badge would be nice to show their longevity as supporting members !

Just my thinking !

MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Question for staff

Jon or Angela,

This may have been asked before, but is there a way to get an email sent saying that a certain thread has been posted to?

This would be nice for we POI maintainers when someone makes a post to our POI discussion file. It is too easy to miss a post.

I know, I know, I have already bookmarked the thread. But, we older folks can't always remember to check it daily. rolleyes

Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Trip to Disney World Florida

Going down to Disney World in June. What is the best directions off the Florida Turnpike is it take Hwy 429 Toll road are go to I-4 then to Disney World

Traffic Trends

Now that we've mastered roundabouts, the powers that be are presenting us with the Diverging Diamond Interchange:



Mapping Earth's surface in 3D

This is very neat!


The German satellite radar twins - TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X - are a year through their quest to make the most precise, seamless map of varying height on Earth.

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

What to do with an old GPS?

I recently bought a Garmin Nuvi 2595. My previous GPS was a Garmin StreetPilot 2610. I've had the StreetPilot for about 10 years but needed an upgrade for the new maps and other modern functions that are now available. What should I do with the old StreetPilot? Seems like a shame to let it sit inside or throw it away. Any ideas?

Thanks, Dave

Contributors of the Week 2012-01-09

This week we are recognizing bear007.

bear007 is very active and helpful in our forums.
He is friendly and encouraging towards new people which in turn promotes greater topic discussion.

Thank your bear007 for being a thoughtful member of our community. smile


Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 16, 2012

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.


Introducing GPXClean for Windows!

Before I get long winded, I wish to thank BobKZ and Box Car (or is it 'Sox Car' wink ) for helping me beat up the very early beta versions (like last week!). It's a very small package that doesn't require an install. Just save somewhere where Windows (sorry Mac guys...) can find it and run.

Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.