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black boxes for cars

everyone ready for 'mandatory' black boxes for your cars.

DE Bill Targets Left Lane Hogs

Would You Consider An iPad Mini With Garmin StreetPilot Onboard Instead Of A Traditional GPS?

I continue to read reports that Apple will release an iPad Mini http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57414553-37/new-ipad-mini-... If it happens and if the price were reasonable, would you consider buying that and adding Garmin StreetPilot Onboard https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=389&pID=98479 in lieu of a regular, traditional GPS?

Contributors of the Week 2012-04-09

This week we are recognising Flaco.

Not only is he a regular around our member forums but he also recently updated the Tampa Bay Eats files he maintains.

Thanks for your contributions, Flaco!


Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 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.


Cameras on route # 3o

Is anybody familiar with route #30 in the town of Lancaster PA. Recently I found myself driving through this quaint little town in the middle of Amish country in pennsylvania. I was shocked and amazed to see a cameras installed every 100,150,from each other. Yet my gps said nothing. they are not new according to a waiter in a local restaurant the've been there more than 6 months.

OTR driver GPS

I would like to hear opinion of other drivers as to which GPS system they think is the best, and why.

Contributors of the Week 2012-04-07

This week we’re recognizing Strephon_Alkhalikoi. He has a knack for troublshooting and is good with a variety of technical details.

Thanks, Strephon_Alkhalikoi, for sharing your skills!


Forgive me

Did I miss the COW award announcement yesterday? Unread Post and Recent Post buttons didn't yield any results.

(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 9, 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.


nuked my bookmarks

I just nued a bookmark file and am trying to re-create my Garmin browser bookmarks. Suggestions?


Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone.

To All...

Happy Easter, for He is risen!


Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Experience With Tele-Marketers

My favorite personal experience was when this man called to tell me how much money I could save on my mortgage if I changed over to his company. (mispronouncing my name a few times along the way). He told me all about the options his company could provide. So, I let him ask me questions - nothing really personal - not for several minutes.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled forum - already in progress . . .

2 miles = $2 million per year revenue

My, my, my! The city of Hopewell VA is raking it in. 11 deputies to patrol a 2 mile stretch of I-295 for speeders.

Now the state is trying to put a damper on it.


Sorry, it is a lengthy article, but a good and informative read.

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

New GNSS Technical Wiki available

From ESA, the European Space Agency:


"The reference for Global Navigation Satellite Systems."

It's in early beta, but looks incredibly promising, with coverage of all the global and local GNSS being developed.

Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Majority Owner Considering Bankruptcy for LightSquared

With 60 percent of his $4 billion hedge fund invested in the company and a $427 million net loss through the 1st nine months of 2011, the biggest asset left may be the portion of the spectrum the company owns. More info at Reuters. . .


Viewing POI file content

Is there a way to view the content of a poi file prior to downloading it into my GPS? I want to see if the poi's are of interest to me!

Contributors of the Week 2012-03-26

This week we’re recognizing lwk.

Over the last few weeks, he’s been helping us update the camera information for British Columbia.
We’ll have the Vancouver area completely cross-checked with this week’s update.

Thank you lwk!


Digital Media Receivers - threat to GPS?

It seems to me that we have too many options right now. I like my 3 GPSs but some like to use their cell phones as a GPS. In my vehicles, I have CD players, radios, and MP3 playback though the Garmin or off my phone. It's nice to have lots of options but it seems like there is some unnecessary redundancy.