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Anyone with a c530 sucessfully alter there voice file?

I have a c530 and I'm having trouble using the non-tts software to change the speech on my garmin and loading it to my unit. Could someone who has a c530 who's done it, please walk me through it.

Anyone know anything about Zenrin?

I know these guys are the map content providers in Japan but anyone know anything else about how active they are overseas?

Stay Well

I know this isn't GPS related and I fully understand if Miss POI decides to delete this thread but I just want to wish my Poi Factory family well during this interesting situation that seems to have developed and escalated overnight.
Stay well and take care of yourselves.

Forum Addict Types

As addicted to this website as I can be, I do read a few other things on the internet. I saw this article about "The Jerks of Online Forums" and had a blast. I did recognize myself and ... many of you ... among these types. I thought you would enjoy it too:


Please, don't take it personally!

What downloads, upgrades do you have on your GPS?

I wanted to see how many people have tweaked up there gps unit. I have the voice maximizer, tons of vehicles on the sd card and downloaded several free basemaps on my c530. I also have the splash screen with the emergency number and contact info if lost. Gotta love the POI alerts for speed cams as well. Let's hear how you upgraded your unit.

navigon 7100 gps red light alerts

Has anyone been able to load the red light camera and speed camera into a 7100 navigon gps. I have been temped to purchase one, but would like to have the same alerts that I have in my garmin.

Any Elk Hunters Out there?!

am Looking for Anyone that hunts Elk in Colorado!

Everyday is a GREAT day :)

Contributors of the week 2009-04-20

This week we are recognizing Bobkz, he has been gone for a bit and this week he has updated all of his files. He has added new locations and removed the ones that are no longer around.

It is great to have members with this type of commitment to the community.

New to GPS, Ordered Garmin Nuvi 255w

I'm new at GPS's. I ordered a Garmin Nuvi 255w. I borrowed a friend's Nuvi 200. I like it. I read that you can change the voices. I played around and did so; however, I over-wrote the American English voice and do not have a back up. Would someone know of a easy way to find the right file I need?

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 27th 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.

Miss POI

I'm new here

Hi everyone, I'm Lisa in Michigan and have a TomTom One Third Edition. I'm going to be lurking around reading and then seeing what POIs are here and I wanted to say Hi before going out to play on this site smile

Creating ATV Trail POIs

I am looking for suggestions on the best way to create POIs for an ATV trail that I am interested in. It is actually broken down into three sections. It is the Soo Line North ATV Trail. Here are links to the three different sections:

Poor Google map tracing

Check out the Google map below. Zoom in to get a better look and set Google for the Hybrid mode. The map data is off by a good 50 feet from the actual roads. Or maybe the satellite picture is misaligned. It's no wonder our GPS's get confused or recalculate for no known reason sometimes.


Where did GPS go wrong??

Everyone knows that any GPS might be off a litle bit when guiding you to a new destination, right? Well, where did YOUR trip go wrong???

Garmin 2595LMT, Garmin 750, Garmin 780, Garmin 76Csx, GPS Bluetooth receiver for laptop

Using a map to generate way-points

Does anyone know an online (or downloadable) map allowing one to click on various points on a map (Google, Yahoo or?) and output the clicks as waypoints in one or another of the common GPS file formats?

California Lifts Windshield Mount Restriction, It Remains in Minnesota


You can mount you GPS only in the lower left or right corner in CA. Minnesota still prohibits windshield mounting. Just an FYI

New Garmin MapSource update available 04/20

Just noticed that there was a new Garmin Update for for mapsource. Haven't really checked it out it.

Big Brother in Our Midst

Here's an example of the rise of Big Brother in the name of generating more revenue at citizens expense.
Let's install GPS tracking in everyone's vehicles and charge them for mileage since cars are becoming too fuel efficient to earn much from gas taxes. This hasn't happened yet, but you'd better believe various lawmakers are looking into this:

Camera Coverage

I haven't encountered any cameras yet, so my questions are
Do the cameras photograph the front plate?
The rear plate?
How about States like Florida that have no front plate?

nuvi 785 nuvi 350, nuvi 270, GTM 20, jag in dash, mercedes in dash.

Cities charging extra for 911 calls resulting from accidents


Minor fender-bender? That'll be $700, please.

Don't get into an accident! It could be a very very costly event, even with insurance!

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work