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Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of October 09, 2017

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.

~Angela

Automobile Smartphone Or GPS That Runs Google Maps

My wife and I were driving this morning and she told me that she has had it with Garmin. We live in Minnesota, but she was in Nebraska last week and the Garmin she was using had problems finding what she wanted. She said that the Google Maps found it right away.

AIM will shut down after 20 years

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. Nuvi 2689, two Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N, Garmin, built into my Jeep. .

AAA warns about "Distracted Drivers"

AAA has just completed a study about all the Gee Gaws available in passenger vehicles. Bet some politicians will be in the spotlight demanding that a new laws be passed to prevent accidents.

http://myconnection.cox.com/article/trending/7aa58cf8-aa26-1...

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

How to transfer nuvi 65 address to jeep garmin GPS

I just purchase a 2015 Jeep and would like to transfer nuvi 65 address to jeep Garmin, but don't know how?
Larry

Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update' Coming Soon

For people with a PC using Windows 10 the big 'Fall Creators Update' (Version 1709 OS Build 163xx) is schedule to be released in about 2 weeks.

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According to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway...

Contributors Of The Week 2017-09-25

This week we’re recognizing Bob.Sedona!

Bob.Sedona recently uploaded a new POI file Oregano's Pizza Bistro and, like his did with his other pizza POI file, he included a great picture.
I have to be honest, I’m not usually a fan of Chicago-style pizza, but these pictures make it look delicious!

Connected Car Devices

I am interested in hearing who here has added internet connectivity to their vehicle(s). Honestly, I didn't pay real close attention to this until a bit earlier this year. I found out this spring about the AT&T ZTE Mobley with $20.00 per month for unlimited internet. I then bought a mobile hotspot device, switched SIM cards, and I have been happy with it.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of October 02, 2017

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.

~Angela

Free Public Domain Movies - TV

A lot of early movie and TV content is in the public domain. Here is an excellent site to view and legally download some old shows:

https://archive.org/

For example: 30 early episodes of "Outer Limits":

https://archive.org/details/TheOuterLimits1963S01E32

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GO

Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – October 2017

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.).

Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Factory Joke Thread – October 2017

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.

It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Please read the forum rules before posting.

"POI Factory is not a forum for politically charged debate.
Let's avoid topics that already have a long list of Democrat or Republican talking points or that name specific politicians."

~Angela

Plot GPS Travels on Map

We'll pick our "new to us" motorhome next month and want to keep an annual record of where we travel around the US.

I know I can download .gpx tracks from our Garmin RV 770 LMT-S. what software is best for plotting with the ultimate goal of producing a map for use on our blog?

Thanks

Floridarandy

Self Driving Cars

I'm curious about a number of aspects about self driving cars, but I will restrict my question to three items. Hopefully someone can help me understand.

I know the car has many sensors, but I've also seen suggestions that you have to clean the snow from sensors, at the present time. Will the car work in the winter?

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Contributors Of The Week 2017-09-18

This week we're recognizing Jgermann!

He recently wrote up a new FAQ Changing The Volume Of Sound Files which helped out a fellow POI Factory member.

Thanks John, for writing this up so it can be helpful to other members and visitors to our community!

~Angela

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of September 25, 2017

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.

~Angela

I'm going to be using DOS V6.2.2. to upgrade a scope in a week or so...

To upgrade firmware in a scope... So Option Board will become active.
As it turns out, NVRAM Chip won't erase or reload firmware, so after a new NVRAM chip arrives:
Save engineering files from scope to DOS.
Power down, removing 'Main Board' from scope....
Un-soldering a NVRAM chip from Main Board..
Soldering in an IC Socket...
Installing new NVRAM Chip in socket....

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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!

Google Maps Vs. Google Earth

This may have been discussed before, but it seems that Google Maps satellite views are lagging behind Google Earth views.

Example:

4004 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Locate that address in Google maps and switch to satellite view. Zoom in and note that there is no drive-up ATM visible in the parking lot.

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

CCleaner problem

It was just revealed that the CCleaner problem had nothing to do with Malware but is/was directed at large IT firms.

See:

At the beginning of this week, it was reported that award-winning, hugely popular computer cleaning software CCleaner had been bundled with malware for almost a month with its official installer.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.
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