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States roll back red-light camera usage

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 18, 2010

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

24 Hour Pharmacies

Although many GPS units come loaded with millions of Points of Interest (POI, my Garmin 765T did not produce any results using "24 hour" or "twenty four" for a pharmacy that was open 24 hours a day.

Thanks, best $20 I ever spent, lol

New from Tucson, had the dock mount 750 installed on Wed. Been researching Traffic/Speed Cam info for a few days found POI Factory about 3 hours ago. Looked interesting, "What the Hey" give it a try. Well I'm not a geek, took me about 10 minutes to go try time(had found and downloaded the Garmin POI Loader last night, I'm on dial up).


I just wanted to say hi to everybody, I have a question, I am running Linux on my laptop an need gps software? I’m new to this forum stuff. But I have been in to GPS’S since 1996.Thank’s for assume web site !!

How can I get a misspelled street name corrected?

Every GPS I've seen has the same misspelling of the street next to me. No houses are on the street so I can't enter a location in Navteq.com to get it corrected. Any suggestions for getting the spelling corrected would be appreciated. Thanks!

Tip for new GPS owners

I am unaware of any GPS units that are boxed to include a "user manual". All I got was a "quick start guide".

Always encourage anyone who has just gotten a new GPS to visit the site of the manufacturer and download the User manual.

I went to http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp to get one for my 765T and it gave me a lot of information as well as links to helpful sites.

Old/obsolete POI File request

Hello Miss Poi,

Can we have a page where we list the poi from oldest to most recent (like the Recent POI Files but in reverse order).

Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

MY ACCOUNT TAB improvement

The My Account TAB now has a much needed improvement

Maintainer for these POI files:
- Displays all the files the user is maintaining.

I don't know when it was added, but... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!


Garmin Nüvi 855 & 760, iPhone, Magellan RM860T

Slow drawing of maps on start up of 885T

After I installed the lastest firmware update of the 800 series, I have noticed very slow drawing of maps on start up. Every time I stop the car and turn off engine, then restart, it takes from 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes for the initial map to complete the map draw. Anyone else notice this?

How long does it take for an uploading to show up?

Just curious. I uploaded a file in the 'outdoor' setion. It has some rc flying fields located in Michigan. It was monday when i uploaded it and I still don't see it there.No biggie Just curious as the the average time of files showing up. Should I reupload it? Thanks for a great site. helped me out a whole bunch.


google chrome OS

Does anyone have a link for the Google Chrome OS beta site? I was a early on beta tester for windows 7 and watched it shake down and would like to do the same with chrome.

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

POI Factory recognizes its top contributors of 2009

Here are some facts and figures for 2009.

The following Members had activity in each and every week of 2009:
Motorcycle Mama
Gary A

Contributors of the Year for 2009….

It’s really hard to pick just one (or even just a few) to receive our contributor of the year award. We have so many people doing great things on the site for our community. This year, I have selected three people who really stand out for their contributions in 2009.

This year’s Contributor of the year awards go to:
Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user.

great GPS news

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

GPS distractions CBC Marketplace feature


CBC Marketplace is doing a feature on GPS and distracted driving on Friday Jan 15th. Should be interesting. I know that some people can't walk and chew gum at the same time but how far will this go.


Robert Woodcock

Contributors of the Week 2010-01-04

The first Contributor of the Week for 2010 is:


This member has contributed 12 new projects for Canada!!!

It is great to have these new files to help us cover that area of the globe. Great job!!!

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 11, 2010

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

New Speed Camera, Surprise, Az.

This isn't going to be fun. The city of Surprise, Arizona (where I live) is planning to spring surprises on motorists in the near future.

Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Which GPS best for multiple locations calculating sorting best route?

I have the Garmin 265wt. Does it have the ability to calculate sort best route for multiple location?