Welcome / open talk


Nuvi 765T at Costco.com for $349.99

I see where www.costco.com is offering the 765T for $349.99. Not sure it is a bargain.

Which Reference System Format?

I am experienced with the military grid reference system, MGRS, for several years, however outside of the military, it’s not really in use.

With today’s modern gps systems, which is the more commonly used format?
DMS, DM, or DD

Thanks for your input,



Alert: GPS Thefts Lead to home robberies

Now there’s a new car crime, this one involving dashboard-mounted Global Positioning System (GPS). Tisha Thompson explains how thieves can now use these devices to break into your home.


Cubs win the World Series !!

Pigtones Free Garmin and TomTom voices & Free POI map

Last night I downloaded Garmin Installer Gtones for free from Pigtones and I got a free Devil voice also. I found this by downloading it from two different sites while I was looking for free Garmin voices. While I was at the Pigtones site I registered for a free POI maps.

nüvi® 255W

POI loader location

Hope someone has the patience for this one.

I am working with Windows XP Home, SP3, on a new Samsung Netbook. I am new to Windows; I know my way around a Mac.

When I downloaded Garmin POI Loader, I chose Run vice Save.

Nuvi 3790T w. Lifetime Maps/Macintosh OS Lion/iPhone 4/iPad 1

ViaMichelin X-930

How can I load files on my ViaMichelin X-930


Drive In Theaters

Is there any around Southern Cali?

Off to the Black Hills

Well, come this Saturday morning (7/25) the wife and I are on vacation. We're taking a road trip from Cleveland to the Black Hills of South Dakota. I have a motorcycle convention (no, not Sturgis) in Dradwood the following Tuesday through Friday so we're going to play tourist on our way out, and hustle back on the return trip.

Garmin 765T...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?





Let's give them a medal ?

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

Houston red light cameras

Took my fairly new GPS with me to Houston today. I knew they had red light cameras in a few spots around Houston.

List of all country capitols

I do not know where to find the locations for the world countries capitols. Any hints on where to find a GPS free one?

Thanks ahead of time

Another AZ Newbie

WOW!! I can't believe how much great information is available on this site. If I sold GPS units, I would use this site to close any deal. I'm the geek of the family but I think when my wife sees what is available, she'll also become a fan. Glad to be here and looking forward to making a contribution as soon as I learn how.


Newbie in Arizona

Greetings. My wife bought me our Garmin Nuvi 260W in May of 2008. We used it on a trip up to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This thing is awesome. It was a seven hour car ride and it was accurate to within 10 minutes of predicting our arrival.

Contributors of the Week 2009-07-13

This week we are recognizing Skunkape and Dhayner.

Skunkape, This week you have been busy updating old files, making new ones and participating in the forums. Great job.

Dhayne, You have been very active for the last few weeks making icons and files. It is great to have you filling in some of the Washington State files that need to be made.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 20th 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

BBO...Big Brother Outrageous

Nothing nefarious ... just another example of Big Brother out to protect us:




im a noob

where do new poi come from? are they submitted from people using their gps and saving locations?
sorry if this is a dumb question but i wanna be a part of it.

FAQ I didn't find... How does one report new location on a POI ????

I think I did the right thing... but didn't find a FAQ on it....

Starbucks.... Didn't trip on the location near our house. So I pulled into the parking lot adjacent to building also by main street, and logged the co-ordinates... and the address....

2689LMT 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!

The Perfect GPS

Aside from the obvious of being able to accurately navigate and assusming (BIG assumption) accurate maps, and the standard add-ons like bluetooth, FM transmitter, pictures, movies and music files; what features do you think would make the "Perfect" GPS?

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go