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Are the 4 Pets Welcome Lodging Combined Files (SW, SE, NE & NW) Updated?

Are the 4 Pets Welcome Lodging combined files (SW, SE, NE & NW) updated whenever one of the individual states' files are updated/corrected? By looking at the dates of the combined files it doesn't appear they are being kept updated whenever a change is made to individual states...

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

Hard copy manuals

A heads up for anyone that didn't already know. I wanted a hard copy of my manual so I took the PDF file to Staples and had them print in in black and white, color is way too high, and had them do a spiral binding. They put a clear plastic cover on the front and a black cover sheet on the back.

Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Canadian Tire Gas Bars Western Provinces

I have put together a POI in the Fuel and Truck stop section for Canadian Tire gas bars in Manitoba,Saskatchewan and Albeta. If any one finds any ones that I have missed or have the wrong coordinates please let me know and I will update the POI. This is a work in progress and thanks for any help that you give me.

GMC Terrain and GPS

Good evening everyone. I'm looking at purchasing a new 2010 GMC Terrain. They make this vehicle with a built in hard drive GPS (not a DVD unit, but actual hard drive with the GPS files on it).


I hope I am asking this in the appropriate place.
How do I download an icon to attach to a folder so when I download POI's the icon will appear?
This is a good forum and has helped me a great deal in understanding and using my new Garmin.

Thank you,

Interesting article on public contribution to map data

Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

Export TomTom favorites to .csv

Is there anyway to expoet TOMTOM favorites to .csv (or vice versa) ?


Marinas enroute from top of Kentucky Lake to the South end?

Our vessel is at Green Turtle Bay. We are back in Canada.I'm trying to get some idea as to marinas along the way.We do about 8 miles,speed over ground,,therefore could do 80 miles a day if 10 hr. days are possible?

IS anyone able to direct me to such a list with mileage or distance between each Marina.

Micro memory card with SD holder

I am buying an SD card for my 750. If I buy a micro card and pop it into an SD card holder, do they work OK, or is there a down side to doing it that way?

Garmin Nuvi 750 & c530 with RT's vol. mod., Vulcan Nomad

Suggestion for New GPS

I am considering a stand alone GPS and am looking for suggestions. It would be good to get something under $250. Thank you in advance for your information.

Eggo Waffle Shortage: Bacteria First Forced Plant Closure


Inspectors Found Listeria at Atlanta Eggo Plant

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Fines.- Enforcement or Revenue.

Running red lights and exceeding the speed limits are traffic offences in most jurisdictions. The penalty is generally a fine, and sometimes "penalty points". There are of course many other traffic laws we can break and be punished for. The punishment is also usually a minimum of a fine.

nuvi 855. Life is not fair. I don't care who told you it is.

Black Friday Best Deals? Your Choice

Today's local paper indicated that Staples would sell a $219 nuvi for $119. I checked online today and found where they would be selling the nuvi 255w for $120.

Garmin nuvi 225W Portable 4.3" GPS System - $119.99
TomTom Go 830 Portable 4.3" GPS System - $169.99
TomTom XL 330 Portable GPS System w/ Free Case MIR - $99.99
TomTom XXL 530S GPS System - $149.99

Garmin or TomTom


I've been gone a while. It's time to replace my aged Nuvi 360. I've always used Garmin but this is 2009.

In the United States, which is the best choice for the money now; Garmin or TomTom?

I've heard TomTom's maps have significantly improved and I like the option of being to update my maps/download approved maps which TomTom now offers.

I don't know where I'm going or remember where I've been...without Garmin.

Public Earth website

Have you visited the website listed below?
It is another source for POI's.


ncorrect POI files

I just read a message stating that a file had the wrong coordinates for its POI. I also had this problem with the Homehardware canada file. its about a 1 km or more out of place.

Great Trade, Money for Blood

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

Pioneer sues Garmin over navigation technology

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

You never know what Google Street Views photo will show

In line with the other thread about surprising satellite photos, here is a series of some of the Craziest Google Street Views: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/15/google-street-view-...

Contributors of the Week 2009-11-09

This week we are recognizing Not2Bright and Juggernaut as our contributors of the week.

Not2Bright, This week you proved that you were not 2 bright in picking out your name:P It has been great to read all of your posts this week. Thanks for all the help on the forums, especially the problem solving that you did with Turbocc.