Welcome / open talk


Thanks to All

I would like to extend my thanks to Mary Ann and all of the others that volunteer their time and knowledge to make this site a success. The data here takes a lot of effort from all to keep it current and as diversified as it is. Sometimes I think we just expect the data to be up to date and don't realize the hours behind the maintenance. Once again thanks to all that contribute.

John B - Garmin 765T

Gold Rush Alaska

What a shame God Rush Alaska 1st season ended and old man Jack didn’t get killed in the Glory Hole, maybe next season…

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

GPS Accuracy

Tonight, I was watching my unit find the satellites and watching the accuracy change. The best i got was 12 foot. I was wondering, what is the best accuracy these units can achieve with good reception? Also was watching the elevation for about an hour in a stationary position and watched it continually decrease, about a foot every 5 minutes or so till it finally stopped.

America's Worst Speed Traps

Thought this was interesting. They hit the nail on the head about Chicago. This is why I love the speed limit display on my Nuvi, it has saved me from a ticket several times!!!


Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

What is the Datum used along with these Coords. posted on the POI factory?

I have tried NAD27 and NAD83 and he WGS datums. My info does not match up on the Google Maps imported in Mapsource.

I am trying to convert my Garmin Mapsource to fit the POI custom coords. data so I can add new Speed Cameras. I had had the Mapsource program set to UTM's and NAD 27 at one time but cannot seem to get it to be in line with the POI data.

Thanks in Advance.

newbi type question

Is there any way to put a new poi into my garmin without having to redo all of the custom alerts on each of the previous poi files I've already entered.
It seems like I'm missing something here.


Route 66 Maps + Navigation brings AR to the road, keeps drivers' eyes on their phones

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

New York / Boston Sports Club poi file

Does anyone know if a poi file exists for New York/Boston Sports Club? I did a search and couldn't find anything. Thanks a lot.

Solar Flares Could Effect GPS

Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

Clearing "My Discussions"

How do I clear topics under "My Discussions"?

Kingston, Tennessee

New Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011, Upgrade Available Now FAKE DO NOT RUN!!!

I just got an email to which I almost ran a spam/phishing link.

http://www.adobe.com/support/reader/ says: Adobe Reader 2011 is an Acrobat/Reader email spam/phishing scam. Do not click the links in the email.

I don't know if this is a new one, or I just got it, but be careful if you see this fake, destructive email.

Zumo 550 & Zumo 665 My alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

Hello from California

I just registered for this site and am posting an introduction. Most forums require new users to say hi.

I just brought my Garmin 265w in to do its yearly software update. I found out about adding POI's and thought they might prove useful so here I am.

Craig from California

problem with "Sizzler" POI

I DL the Sizzler poi from here in GPX format for use on my Nuvi 855.
It has Sizzlers in a few different states. I use POI Loader 2.54
The problem I'm having is that only the Sizzlers in CA show up on my Nuvi.
I used extra poi editor to convert the GPX to CSV and looked at it in Excel and all of the other states are there.
I've tried both formats on my 855 with the same results.

Contributors of the week 2011-02-07

This week we are recognizing Jgermann for all of his help in the forums this week.

Thank you so much for being such a great guy.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 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.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day Miss POI. Thanks for all you do. smile

All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Does any one know if poi files can be loaded into a Samsung Galaxy Tab that uses Google maps?

Garmin Warranty Service

I had my unit for about 5 weeks when i had to send it back because of a software problem. I called garmin, total time on the phone was at the most 15 minutes, got a rma number and sent it back. The longest wait was for the post office to send it. Looks like garmin recieved my GPS and sent me a new one the next day. Total time was 10 days.

CSV vs GPX files

Newbie question: What is difference between CSV and GPX files? When would I choose one over the other?