Welcome / open talk


Settings for In - Flight Use

I just got back from a DC to LA round trip, and used my 3490 for every mile above 10,000 feet.

This is approved by United. And I used it in plain view of the crew. Sat in 8A on a 757 - a very visible position. No one cared at all.

Some settings I used, that may help:

- I set the navigation to 'off-road'

- I use the Garmin Garage 'Jet' icon

- Driving Map View 'North Up'

Recording GPS Voices

I debated whether or not this should go in the Jokes Thread, or in the TomTom forum, and decided to split the difference smile

There is an entertaining video that purports to be the recording session for Bert and Ernie's TomTom GPS voices. It can be found at:


XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 500

Vestavia Hills, AL Considering Red Light Cameras

Despite some residents' concerns over red light cameras as "big government" and "an encroachment on our personal rights", the city council of Vestavia Hills, AL " voted 4-1 to authorize the mayor to contract with Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems to study traffic patterns at various intersections to determine if they warrant electronic cameras."

Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD, 3760 LMT, & 255LMT, - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Opting out of Google Location-Based Services

I found this interesting info. We can opt out of Google location base service by appending "_nomap" (without double quotes) to our WiFi SSID. So if our SSID is called MyCoolWiFi, it becomes MyCoolWiFi_nomap.

The next time our wireless device (eg: an Android phone) sends info about the WiFi access point to Google location server, Google will remove our access point from their database.

Contributors of the Week 2011-11-07

This week we are recognizing alandb. Alandb took the time to do a thorough write-up of the technique he used to install map updates directly to SD card for his 755T. After many trials, he found an approach that worked and was nice enough to share his solution with the whole community.

Thank you alandb!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 14th, 2011

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.


Miss POI checking in:)

Boy have I missed you guys!!!

I hope everyone is well. I am loving my new job very much.

I finished training a few weeks ago and am now on my team. I am doing tech support for the Navy Internet system NMCI. I get to talk to our great men and woman that serve our country.

New Russian Photo Radar Coming

Question about New posts.... Sometimes I see them with red NEW, sometimes not...

Sometimes I see new posts in a thread highlighted with a Red "NEW", and other times not....

Take for example, the "NA 2012.30 is available" thread... I see there are 12 new posts... but today I don't see the red "NEW" indicator on the last 12 posts on page 2.

A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Veterans Day Nov 11, 2011

Now is the time to pause and reflect upon how our military veterans have served and sacrificed in order to preserve our freedom and attain freedom for those in many other parts of the world. And don’t forget the sacrifices of their families! Thank you, veterans and families!

Stay Safe, Sane, Sober & Solvent!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday - 2011

We're only about 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving now, so it's time to start up the holiday shopping thread.

Any great deals you find interesting are fair game. It's okay to go beyond GPS.

Let's use this thread up to Cyber Monday, and then I'll start another one for December Holidays.

Jonathan (aka JM)

What is the website to track your GPS?

I was trying to do a search with no success for this topic. Can somebody point me in the right direction?

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Contributors of the Week 2011-10-31

This week we are recognizing CraigW for his helpfulness in the discussion forums. He's been doing a great job responding to questions and sharing links to related information.

Thank you CraigW.

Jonathan (aka JM)

GPS advice sought for newbie (Boy Scout Project)


My name is Michael Lough
I apoligize in advance if this is not the appropriate forum to post this.. Advice would be welcomed:)

I live in Ypsilanti, MI and I’m seeking advice concerning a project that I’m researching for a local Boy-Scout project (I’m involved with scouting through my Nephew)

In a nut-shell ---(I need advice concerning GPS options)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 7th, 2011

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.


Roundabout opinion

I'm starting to see many new roundabouts around the US Southeast. I just read many older drivers don't like them. I'm 63, and am a fan.

It seems to me "Yield to traffic in circle" is much less confusing that the usual 4 way stop quandry of I think I was here first.

So, I'm curious: What's your opinion?

Like? Dislike? Why?

Roy Adams
Atlanta and Tampa

is big bro watching?

You bet

You used to be able to get lost in the crowd, but not anymore. Double click on any area in the picture to bring the person closer. Or, just click the mouse and use the mouse wheel to bring them closer.

You can scan and zoom to any section of the crowd. Wait a few seconds. Double click anywhere. And the focus adjusts to give you a very identifiable close up.

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Daylight saving time is here again for some of us.Time to Fall back.

Daylight saving time finally ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. -- remember to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. grin

You should change the batteries in your smoke alarms
as well.Be Safe

Garmin nuvi,750

Verizon Wireless publicly admits selling customers’ personal data

HOUSTON – Verizon Wireless is assuring customers that their privacy won’t be comprised after it became the first mobile phone company to publicly admit that it was selling some of its customers’ personal data to third parties.

The carrier stresses that all of the shared data is anonymous and can’t be traced back to individual consumers. (more in the attached link)

Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.