Welcome / open talk



Hey Folks,

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 22nd 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

Reload files from SD card

My computer crashed,had to get a new one.How can I reload my poi files from the SD card to my new computer. Is it possible??


Aubin555,Nuvi 660

Now that I've joined - - -

I signed up awhile back and downloaded the camera POI but really couldn't contribute because I simply don't run across them.

However, I got the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and I think will be able to add to the list in several places grin

Great site!


simple question

When my garmin 265wt comes up with an ad for walgreens - is that pre loaded or does that come up via the radio? Can my radio signal back to garmin my location?


Happy Father's Day!!!

This year is very special, I have my Dad in town and get to celebrate with him.

I also got to convert him to a quality GPS, he was buying brands that we don't support. I think it would be cool to have him become a POI Factory addict now.

Allegedly genuine ad for a GPS

A pal sent me this. He claims it is a genuine ad for an Israeli GPS unit.


Warning: there is one use of the "F" word in the ad.


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

Howard Johnson's

Just a question, to see if anyone is interested. I travel by car to Florida, from NJ quite often. I am also a bit nostalgic about the original Howard Johnson's Restaurant chain (my kitchen is done with an old HoJo's booth, tableware, ads, and color scheme, thank god I have a cool wife), and created a file for myself with the locations of the "ghosts" of the restaurants along the I95 corridor.


Any Map coverage for guatemala?

I am looking for either Garmin map coverage for Latin America (guatemala) or another brand that would have it for a missionary friend. I've had a hard time finding much. There's some third party maps for Garmin (who knows if they're any good) I see a map you can purchase from Garmin for Mexico, which would help as he travels through there.

Don't let people know you're having fun...they'll try to stop it! Nuvi 3490lmt,Nuvi 880, GPSV, Etrex Venture HC, Nuvi 750

Everything you want to know abouy GPS, and then some

GPS is Chapter 2 page 76, This some very interesting reading.


Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Learning: Shared Space

In looking into traffic signaling I ran across this traffic engineering concept. It focuses on the ultilization of space for all means of traffic.


Please discuss.

Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Can some on send me a copy of Garmin basemap

Hello, I have a streetpilot and I have a corrupt basemap on my CityNav. 2009 v.9 maps. Could someone email me a copy of ther gmapbmap.img file. Please.


My wife and I are thinking about getting some cheap mountain bikes for casual weekend road riding. Since they will only be used sparingly we'd like to keep the cost under $250 each.

Contributor of The Year

If this has been brought up before--sorry I couldn't find it.

CONGRATULATIONS to MotorcycleMama on being named Contributor of the Year for 2007 and 2008!!!

edit: And to RetiredTechnician for 2007

"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

here we go again

hi all i have a nuvi 5000 and have msn direct GDM 50 ADD ON MY GDB 50 went out so so garmin sent me a new GDB 50 But that did not fix it so they send me a new dock for my nuvi 5000 and it did not work still they sent me a new nuvi 5000 and i got the Msn butterfly back now 6 months have go by and now it stated again my GDB 50 stop working it powers my unit but have no msn butterfly so i call garm

Learning: Long term location stability.

After reading the census post I got to thinking about long term coordinate drift. I did a little looking around the net and found this bit of good information.

If you are one who just likes to know.


Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

A Dynamic POI for Every Man, Woman and Child.

I route-up 20-30 residential addresses each day for the Chicagoland area. I find Yahoo’s geocode brings me literally right to the doorstep most of the time.
Anyone know where they get their data from?

I read that in the 2010 United States Census being taken, that every Address will be Geocoded.

U.S. Census Bureau

-- Directions... Sure! Take the next three right turns & your there.

Skillful Rider

Drivers/riders around the world must learn an extraordinary skill like this guy on youtube... NOT!


I find that video both amusing and stupid but I've got to admit he's good.

Contributors of the Week 2009-06-08

This week we are recognizing Aophiuchus and Mahoney as our outstanding members in our community.

These two are always updating their files and making my job much easier.

You are both so friendly and helpful to those that want to help you keep your projects up to date.

We really appreciate all that you do for us, you guys rock!!!

Miss POI

I accidently

I accidently deleted my maps from my gps unit. This occurred while downloading the maps, the USB cable was knocked off and the unit now read No detailed maps found etc... yes I did have a back up for the maps, but it was on my had drive which was lost through a system upgrade. I just don't know why the computer will not recognize the unit.