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Is any body here riding a scooter to save gas? I am especially interested in those new under $1000 dollar ons.

BAD POI files: NRHP-N.East, Midwest, West and South.

I don't know who tried to download these files...but POI loader will let me download my 121k plus files except for these...I've also ignored all of the files and tried to just download these and the loader will not let me. My guess is there is a bad file in these GPX. files.

How long do POI's generally take to load on GPS unit.

I just loaded a few poi from the site yesterday and I've tried to use POI loader to enter them in my GPS unit and its been atleast 5 minutes and the POI's have still not loaded...any ideas?

New here just wanted to say hello

Good Afternoon

I just wanted to say hello and also that this is a great place to learn so much about custom POI's.

I hope I learn enough to help others out.


Newby (just found this site; good work)

Hi folks
I just found this site and already Have Learned alot. Keep up the good work

Just wanted to say, "How ya'll are?"

New owner to the world of handheld GPSr. My Nuvi 760 is waiting at home for me. I'll get my hands on her in another week. Been using Street Atlas for a couple of years now( wife and I do the RV thing), just wanted something a little more convienient to carry around and transfer between vehicles.

Just wanted to say hello to everyone.

POI Files to Kenwood HMK files for TM-V71A and 710A

For the hams out there who have a Kenwood TM-V71A or 710A, and you've made up or bought the programming cable, its pretty easy to take the POI files in the Ham area and rearrange them to import into the radio using the MCP-2a program.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 16th 2008

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Map directions different on 680 and 760.

I just got my new Nuvi 760 and decided to put it through its paces, so I put it side by side with my 680 and made a 20 mile trip and set the route in motion. Both had the same map (2009), same setting for Fastest travel and both set for 'More' map display. The only difference I could tell was the 680 had MSN traffic and the 760 had TMC.

CO-Pilot For The Truck Drivers

CoPilot Truck Laptop 11 transforms your Laptop or Tablet PC into a complete GPS navigation system with street-level routing.

As the first navigation system specifically designed for company drivers, owner operators and leased operators, CoPilot Truck is the only way to get truck-usable, spoken, dock-to-dock directions in your cab.

Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Hows the ST. Louis project going...

Does anyone know when the St. Louis project will be up and running?

What Do You Think? (own a Garmin, looking at TomTom)

grin Hi! I'm RoadGypsy and new to this site. I currently own a Garmin c530 and am considering purchasing a new GPS.

Contributors of the Week 2008-06-09

This week we are recognizing Sewisdom, Charlesd45 and Bluestring.

Does anyone know if there is... (Scrub a Dub?)

Does anyone know if there a a Scrub a Dub or US Car wash POI file???

POI Verifier now compatible with Vista SP1

POI Verifier has been modified to be compatible with Vista SP1, and is again available at


---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

Rental Car locations

I'd really be interested in getting rental car locations (other than the obvious airport locations), especially Enterprise..."they'll pick you up".

If you're reading this on your own, thank a teacher. If you're reading it in English, thank a soldier!

Totally! I'm a total noobie at this....just bought a simple Garmin nuvi GPS for my everyday needs (1st time )and man I have found out that this is a lot more high tech than I thought. Any suggestions on how to get the basics?

Windshield GPS Law

in California may be changed in the near future.

Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day to all of the dedicated and great fathers out there!
Enjoy your day!

Hello - Garmin 760 with Accessory Kit from Costco Newbie

Hello everyone -

This is my introduction.

I just got my Garmin 760 from Costco a couple of days ago. I ordered it with the accessory kit that included a dash mount pillow and AC adapter cord with a case.