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Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 07, 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

More Proof Home should not be home

Here is another case where people just set the GPS to take them home, giving the thieves both a map to the house and the garage opener to get them in the front door.


Finally here (trip to Ecuador)

Well, after 21 months of booking, planning, buying, and anticipating, our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos is finally here. Tomorrow at 10:00 AM we head for the airport and the adventure of a lifetime. We're taking the GPS with us to get the obligatory "Where Am I?" pic at 0 degrees latitude.

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

Lock for you GPS

Download E85 Station POIs

Here's a site I just discovered that has POIs for TomTom and Garmin GPSs that allows you to choose from a national database that will include all E85 stations in the country, or simply choose which states you would like to have available. It is updated quarterly according to the site.

COWBOY CREED -- If it ain't right, don't do it....If it ain't true, don't say it....If it ain't yours, don't take it.


Is there an advantage to using a CSV file versus a GPX file? Are they more difficult to update? Thanks!

Christmas Lights

I tried searching and didn't find a forum topic relating to Christmas Lights so I thought I would add one. I know they are very localized but I thought it would be nice to have a list of them.

Creative uses for the dashboard disc

idea Since the holidays will add many new PND users to our ranks, I think we experienced users owe it them to explain the purpose of the plastic disc that comes with the mount.

I used mine to cover a hole in the sill of my house left by removing an old water line. Works great, although the mice aren't too pleased. smile

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Discarding "old" technology

I just got back from Hatfield McCoy trails in WV.
I had the chance to use my new Zumo 550.
However, I could not turn loose of my Rino 50HCx, even tho' the radio was not needed. I ended up using BOTH of them at the same time!!!
Is that normal???
Do others have a hard time letting go of the old familiar things? And moving on to the new and confusing one?

Country Crossing - Dothan, AL

The Country Crossing entertainment complex officially opened at 3:00 PM on 1 December 2009. In Alabama, gambling is illegal as well as just about everything else, but it was finally worked out that the slot machines are bingo machines. Anyway, to read all about it, click on www.countrycrossingalabama.com and check it out.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

Where to eat

School Zones POI


When does the School Zones POI get updated?


Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

Contributors of the Week 2009-11-23

This week we are recognizing Raygus1938 for his outstanding contribution to the Chicago area Red Light Camera project. He found a new link that listed all the new cameras and now they are all included in the file.

I really appreciate all the hard work he invested in geocoding all the data for me.

I hope that everyone had a great holiday weekend.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 30th, 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

Cyber Monday GPS deals

I've been looking for GPS deals today. Target has a Nuvi 255W bundle for $186.99 with free shipping.

Has anyone seen a better deal?

Having trouble converting gpx to csv with GPSBable

I am attempting to convert a gpx.xlm file to csv file.
The input file type is Garmin Logbook XLM but I don't what output file type to use.
Can anyone help?

Thank you, Clint

Nuvi 765t question (transfer favorites from nuvi 750)

I just purchased a new Garmin nuvi 765T to replace my retired nuvi 750.I want to pull the "favorites" off of the 750 and install them on the new 765.I copied the 750's gpx files and transferred them to the 765 but the 765 still shows nothing in the way of my 750's favorites.Did i do something wrong? thanks for your help..

Online Map Websites

I am just curious if people here still use online mapping websites. I Still do, even though I have GPS. I am also wondering if anybody here has noticed which of them seem to be updates the most frequently. The reason I ask is I wanted to map my brother-in-laws house, which is a couple of years old and on a street built about the time be built his home.

Red-light cameras to be turned on again in Lake Zurich Il

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

Redbox Users, Free Movie Code

Little known promotional code works one time for each credit card you have registered with Redbox.

Code: Breakroom

You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.