Welcome / open talk

 

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 24, 2008

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

Auto GPS On A Budget

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2008/11/auto-gps-on-...

I'm surprised he doesn't have the TomTom ONE 125 which may be one of the best deals this year at $99 if you never go to Canada/Alaska.

Also doesn't have the nuvi 205 and lower priced Navigon models.

Article: Ranking GPS Brands

Interesting article, although I'm sure not all of you will agree.

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2008/11/ranking-auto...

New to Here and New to GPS

I am new to GPS systems and just order my first GPS this morning. I order the Nuvi 350 to be exact. While I was reading reviews and watching videos on the 350 I stumbled across this site and I am very pleased with all the information and POI available. I have downloaded 14 POI already mainly all the site seeing ones since photography is my life.

Custom POI Standards

I just looked at the custom POI for Malls of America. When I looked at the cvs spreadsheet I wanted to see where the malls were so I could plan some trips before I downloaded the file. I saw the latitude, longitude, mall name and street address but did not see the city and state. Therefore, without going to another source I have no idea where these are or if they are somewhat close to me.

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I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

POI information already included -tutorial

In the past I have added several custom POI's that are useful to me, however, I was amazed to learn there are over 6 million POI's already on my Garmin Nuvi. For example most hotels/motels are there including their addresses and phone numbers. The same goes for hospitals, auto service centers, etc.

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I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

Zoom Zoom

rolleyes Just last knight the news channel 12 had miths on speed cameras. One that I thought was extreme was you can beat the speed camera by speeding, but you will have to have a vehicle that can move at speed over 171mph and the type of vehicle that can do that is around 100 grand or so.

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><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><- 4-Garmin Nuvi 760>>>> Owner: Sunrise Mechanical A/C & Heating,, Peoria, Arizona

Disney World

Hi all,

Does anyone have gps coordinates for Micky and Minnie's house at Walt Disney World in Florida?

Thanks !

New(ish) Member

Hello Poi Factory Members,

I've been a member awhile but seem to have spent all my time here absorbing rather than contributing. Wow, what a wealth of information!

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Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760

New Savings Account

Hey Folks,

here's a place that can save you some CASH on speeding tickets even though I KNOW NONE OF YOU WOULD EVER SPEED! wink Think of it as a savings account and when used in conjunction with the Red light Camera POI file, well heck, you might just save enough money to purchase a brand new GPS hot off the assembly line each year.

Ok, so enough flapping my gum's, here's the link:

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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.

Tread Wear!

smile Thanks to iceman2k4 for the info on tires.

I am not sure if you are also aware of tread wear number. You will see a tread wear number on the tire that ranges from 200 to 695. The marking usually will indicate that for each 100 it represent 1 year of tire wear. For a tread wear of 600 it would last 6 years.

I hope this is informative.

new member/ best gps between $200-250

I'm a new member and I need your advice on available GPS's. I have three models in mind they are MAGELLAN 1412, GARMIN NUVI 255w and GARMIN NUVI 260w. I am limited to 250.00. I need some input on these models. I don't need any bells and whistle. Thank You

Time for change!

Ok, I don't know about the rest of you here buuuuuut, I'm ready for a NEW PICTURE of Miss POI! (LOL) Mind you, the old one isn't hard to look at but, surely Miss POI can't remain ageless FOREVER?! wink

So what do you all think? Is it time for her to give a new face or what?!

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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.

Computers with 64-bit processors

I have been considering purchasing a new computer and find that the latest technology is 64-bit processors running on windows vista.

Has anyone had experience using any gps related software with these new systems?

I would like to here success stories as well as problems encountered.

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Oldrivers http://www.oldrivers.blogspot.com

Sending Christmas Cards

Saw this on another web site and wanted to pass it on to all the good people here:

When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

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Brian Garmin nuvi 255W

The Woes of the American Driver

Interesting article:

Navigon Details the Woes of the American Driver

http://www.gpslodge.com/archives/023006.php

Major roads missing on map

Hi Guys,

Bean bag

For those of you who are looking for a cheap mount, this came from Buy.com

Navgear Me201133 Universal Dash Mount - ME201133

List Price:  See Details
$39.99
Price:
$9.72
Shipping:
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                Total Price:
$9.72

Ships from and sold by 6ave Electronics

In Stock: Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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

Nuvi 260 diagnostics

FYI: I used the "battery" icon to get into Diagnostics on my Garmin Nuvi 260. When I exited and tried to use my Nuvi, the voice I had been using, "Jill," was totally garbled. I was able to resolve the problem by simply going to the list of voices, selecting another voice and trying it. That worked so I went back and re-selected "Jill" and she worked okay.

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Kudos to all at POI Factory - a great site!

POI Factory is the best

I wanted to thank all of you for the posts you have made. I have a zumo550 and wanted the Harley Stores in it but found out since Harley has a garmin tradmarked for them they wont put the stores in the common models. But thanks to you guy I have an updated list in zumo550. I also hated the favorites section because it list them all, but now i made poi's for work family harley stores ect.