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US DOT rejects Daytime Running Lights

The US DOT just published an entry in the Federal Register denying a Petition for Rulemaking filed by General Motors in 2001. The petition wanted to make Daytime Running Lights (DRL) mandatory for all vehicles sold in the US.


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Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 29th 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

Billy Mays Dies

sad Billy Mays, pitchman icon, dies after hitting his head on a rough airline flight.

POI Alerts

I have a POI file that I have loaded that covers Ohio Wineries.

I have a NUVI 750.Yesterday I set the Garmin to take

me to a favorite winery. This was the first test of

the file. The alert went off, as expected as we

approached the winery. We passed several wineries on

the way that are in the file.......but no alarm sounded.

Flight Simulator X and Garmin GPS

I just purchased FSX. All the planes have a Garmin GPS. Kind of fun to use the Garmin GPS in a plane.

Clean Website well put together

Just wondering if Drupal was used for this site?

After browsing around ... the site is well put together. Easy to find links, easy to navigate. The colors work well, just overall impressed with the way it works.

Travel Smart

New to forum

Just want to say thanks for all the useful info that i see here. I have used Gps on a laptop for years but just recently Grabbed a Nuvi 255 so i am new to using a portable Gps.

Expect nothing!, appreciate benignity!

Google City Tours


Apparently still under construction, since it's in Google's "Labs" section, but it's open. I hope they're still working on it. It appears the route sequencing algorithms they're using still need some work.

And I don't see any way to download the waypoints. Yet. Think they'll add that?

Computer Crashed

My computers motherboard recently fried.
So I took the HD out and installed it on a computer at work to retrieve some stuff.
What do I need to 'transfer' from this, to my new laptop so that I don't loose my Garmin info [Nuvi 760]. I have Mapsource also.
I am coming from XP to Vista 64bit
There seems to be 3 folders I could copy but don't know if all these are needed.

New GPS user

Hi Everyone. I'm new to the GPS world. Recently purchased a Garmin 255W. I was suprised to find out you could download so many different things ..( POI's Cars, etc.)

I look forward to driving around, and hope that I can use some of the POI's offered buy POI Factory.

Travel Smart

Adding ratings

Has anyone thought of adding ratings to some of the POI files? We could add a 1 - 5 star (*) if we have been to the location or can vouche for it's quality. I would like to know of a place that I should go out of my way for and the ones I should skip.

Just another goofy idea from the idle mind of RickO.

Howdy From College Station, TX

Any fellow Aggies present?

New guy here - and thanks

Greetings. I just located you guys a couple of days ago.

I made a donation and got the red light camera file for my new GPS. Very friendly and helpful website here.

In my town, they added 3 new red light cameras last month that were not in the downloadable file. I e-mailed the site last night with the locations and a link to the news story about them...

Traffic-signal cameras being installed at 10 accident-prone Memphis intersections

Traffic-signal cameras being installed at 10 accident-prone Memphis, TN intersections.


FM transmitters

I have a couple of Garmin gpsr's, one of them, the 265WT, does not have a built-in fm transmitter. I was wondering if anyone makes a stand alone fm transmitter, like the ones they make for ipods, that will give me that capability with the 265WT. Anyone know if there is such an animal?

Touching Your GPS While Driving May Become Illegal in New Jersey

I'm sure the manufacturers of voice-activated GPS units would be thrilled to see this pass:


Contributors of the Week 2009-06-15

This week we are recognizing Davidm33 and Steve R.

Davidm33, You submitted new Arco gast station files for Southern CA, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Washington;) http://www.poi-factory.com/node/14412 Great Job!!!


Hey Folks,

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 22nd 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