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Dutch government wants to track all motorists with GPS.

I wonder how long until this happens in the U.S. ?



The Dutch government said Friday it wants to introduce a "green" road tax by the kilometre from 2012 aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent and halving congestion.

Where are you travels taking you for Thanksgiving?

Me: I'm heading to the northeast, first to Boston to visit some friends, and then to NJ and CT to see my sisters. One of them was just diagnosed with cancer. It is thought to be the least aggressive type, and said not to have metastasized yet. So, I'm more thankful than ever.

A lot of driving, but... have GPS, will travel.


Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

Europe's sat-nav system starts to take shape



The Galileo satellite-navigation system is coming.

After all the wrangling, the delays and the furore over cost, Europe's version of GPS is finally starting to take shape.

US Thanksgiving and the Red Light/Speed Camera Files

An admittedly selfish request for Miss POI:

Thanksgiving will be celebrated in the United States two weeks from tomorrow (Thursday, November 26). Is there any possibility that the red light/speed camera files for that week could be released a day earlier, on Tuesday, November 24? The Krull family (us) will be starting our holiday road trip on Wednesday, November 25, and we (and perhaps others here) will not be able to download the "latest and greatest" if it is issued that day.

Standalong GPS or In car

Hello All,
I am a new member in this forum. I have been using GPSs for a few years now. I have seen the progression of GPSs from expensive, basic navigation devices to having more and more features at fraction of the cost.

Thank you Veterans!

On behalf of my entire family, a most heartfelt thanks to those who served and serve our country and to every one of their family members and friends who shared in that amazing dedication!

Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

GPS and London TAXI

So I was in London England several years ago and was aware that the London Taxi drivers hold onto something they call "The Knowledge". In order to get a taxi license they need a complete working knowledge of all the roads in and around greater London. So here is my question. Does anybody know if that is still true or have GPS's replaced this long standing tradition?


Robert Woodcock

Contributors of the Week 2009-11-02

This week we are recognizing Fbrace & Shvlhead as our contributors of the week.

Fbrace, this week you sent in a collection of icons for the Vegas Casino's file: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25842 Great job!!!

Shvlhead, You sent in 11 icons for me to post. I have not had a chance to get them published yet but I wanted to recognize you for your outstanding contribution.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 9th, 2009

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

Warning for travel in IL

GPS receivers and deodorizers are obstructions to vision. Tickets are being issued.


Just came back from Aruba and driving around is great. It is easy, every law is broken without any tickets being given etc. You cannot get lost, but there are few cars compared to our cities. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted,

Alan-Garmin c340

Smartphones Aren't So Smart

Interesting article about navigation apps for cell phones.

arrow http://www.tampabay.com/features/consumer/exploring-the-worl...

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.10 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Costco.com has Nuvi 755T for $199

After $100 off costco.com is offering the Nuvi 755T for $199, with lifetime traffic.

Chasing the Tail of your Bread Crumb Trail

I thought this was kinda cool and wanted to share for anyone that uses the bread crumb trail on their Nuvi. I was driving to Nashville last week and had to make a slight detour off I-40 to go to Sevierville. We had been to Knoxville over Labor Day (440 mile trip) so on the way down my Nuvi still showed the blue line trail from when we returned home to VA along I-40 and I-81.

Nuvi 750

American voters get rid of mayor along with speed cameras

I am glad they voted the bastard out smile


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

GPS used to preserve ants' nests



Conservationists in Northumberland have used satellite technology to pinpoint 69 rare ants' nests before work to fell thousands of trees begins.

Garmin EcoRoutes ESP module turns your GPS into car sentinel

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


I just discovered that I can load geocaches to my streetpilot via a GSAK file that is treated like a poi fle. Works great using the car Gpsr instead of the handheld while driving from cache to cache.


Here is an awesome site, I tested it, and it's accurate!


Bob G. Nuvi 750

Link to report Map Errors for Navteq (Map Reporter)

If you encounter a map issue(s) on Navteq based Navigation Systems such as Garmin,(i.e. GPS tells you turn right but actual street is one way you cannot make a right) you can report it here.

This will make improvement to the map provider like NAVTEQ in future map releases I believe.

This link was provided by a member in this forum. Thanks go to him/her.

Original Link -

Street Pilot C340, nuvi 265WT, Mio Moov 300, nuvi 255W, Navigon 2100 (Retired)