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can non-TTS gps units tell us how they customized there voice file..

Hello, I noticed that many non-TTS users like myself are having difficulty using the primative voice editor tool. It is definitely more difficult to use then the TTS software provided from GPS passions. I would like this forum topic to solely deal with non-TTS customizing and how you guys did it.

California Assembly OKs authorization of GPS installation on windshields

The California Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would allow drivers to take advantage of technology intended to help with navigation.

America Moves By Truck --- Streetpilot 7200 & OOIDA --- userid= poifactory password= guest; "Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

Newbie Dumb Question

I am just getting started a few minutes ago. When I dowload a poi file, and go to place them in a folder, they are all assigned the name "active CSV" even though I downloaded two completely different files. Shouldn't they have unique names such as "Stateparks.csv" BBQspots.csv"etc.?

Guess I should introduce myself....

Top of the Mornin' to ya!

How do you include the sound alerts in the poi files

Hi All: Just wanted to know if anyone could tell me how to download the sound alerts in the POI files and then how do you get the sounds coordinated with the file in the garmin nuvi 760? Thanks for your help.


Is there any way..

I there any way that we could upload altered voice files, basemaps etc from POIFactory like we do POI"s?

How do I locate the POI files on my Garmin Nuvi 760

I downloaded a POI file and with the poi loader had it put on my GPS device. How do I find out if it is actually there and see what I have put on the device?


Alternative Candidate

Just in case anyone was looking for an alternative candidate



Gary Hayman

Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. Garmins: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T __GARMIN TRICKS WEB SITE __

Canadian & US Airport Customs info on GPS

I will be flying to the US from Canada and would like to take my gps on board with me. I would like to know if anyone has had any trouble with the customs people either coming or going at the airport over ther gps. I would hate to have to leave my gps at the airport. Just because some customs officer thinks I should not have it on board.

Thank you for your replys.

ohwogo nuvi 750

Strauss Discount Auto POI

Hi guys,

So we don’t have double efforts being made. I’m working on a Strauss Discount Auto POI covering PA, NJ and NY.


nüvi 3590LMT "always backup your files"

GPS-less jitters

Well, I'm heading to Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region of NY this weekend for a BMW motorcycle rally. Been there a dozen times, so it should be a no-brainer. But trying a different route this time, through back roads I'm not familiar with. And horror of GPSr. I've been toying with getting a Zumo for the bike, but just never have gotten around to it.

Garmin 765T, c340...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?


We've finally hit the big time. This morning the comic strip Crankshaft deals with the GPS. See
The forum on names for your GPS talks about how our spouses have been replaced at telling us when we make a wrong turn as cartoonists Batiuk and Ayers seem to have noted. grin grin grin

Garmin Nuvi 760

Contributors of the Week 2008-08-18

This week we are recognizing RetiredTechnician.

RT, Wow, do you realize that we are quickly approaching 2 years of teamwork, friendship and mentoring?

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 25, 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.

ot: computer programs i use often

i thought to share with the group two of the free online computer programs that keep me up to date (they are safe)

Online Software Inspector (keeps your updated)

computer analyzer (all the hidden info you may need)

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

AData microSDHC 8gb class 6 card

After much searching for the high capacity clsss 6 microSDHC card online, I found the Adata card. After I run the latest update to my Nuvi 880 software, I will plug the card in. Then I can add as many POI files, and maps, as I want. I will even get a few of the books for the GPSr!

"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

Missing Michigan locations

I'm very new to downloading POIs but I've grabbed several to try out. I noticed that for Barnes & Noble and for Applebees that after loading, the nearest locations are around 500 miles from my West Michigan home. The files didn't indicate which areas were covered to the best of my recollection.
Am I missing something or are these just incomplete for the U.S.?


USB device (GPSr) not found or recognized in Windows XP

This applies to my Garmin Nuvi 680, but I put it here, because it is actually a more general issue that applies to removable drives or devices in general.

I was having trouble using my Nuvi at work. It seems Windows was assigning it to an already used (by our network) drive letter. So no access to the Nuvi for anything.

Galaxy NoteII, nüvi® 680

Have Monopoly - will travel

I needed to share (and gloat a bit cool) this with travel minded peolpe:

Montreal has won through popular vote the honor of the top spot on the new MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition.