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Welcome / open talk

 

New and need suggestions.

Hey, I am currently deployed to Iraq, and will be coming home in less than a month. I am trying to find the best GPS in the $300-400 range. I've kind of set my eyes on the Garmin Nuvi 760. Is there anyone that could offer some more suggestions? I will be going on a cross country trip to Dallas, TX and Savannah, GA. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Sanborn Tele Atlas?

Who or what is "Sanborn Tele Atlas"? A recent link sent to me took me to a Google Map of the location and the copyright on the map page is "Map Data @2008 Sanborn Tele Atlas". I thought Google used NavTeq?
Here's the link: http://chicago.metromix.com/events/community_venue/hutchinso...

thank you

just saying thanks to all who have put in poi,s ,i just took a trip from wv through va,nc,sc,ga,and fl, used many of the pois ,speed traps flying j,s rest stops gem mines .all were very helpful,so again i thank those who posted these items.....ron

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my drinking team has a racing problem ...( garmin c330..delorme earthmate LT20 )

KSTP To Air GPS Story

One of my local news channels will air a story tonight on their review of several GPS models:

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S317146.shtml?cat=1&v=1

The clip makes it look like Garmn vs. TomTom vs. Sony

new Garmin Plugin Communicator version 2.5.2 Update now available...

new Garmin Plugin Communicator version 2.5.2 download now available... As of May 19th the new update is available.

UPDATE to Virginia Wineries POI

I have an update to submit to the Virginia Winery POI

The coordinated for the Villa Appalaccia Winery are incorrect.

The corrected coordinates are:
Lon: -80.37855
Lat: 36.79802

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Nuvi 660 owner.

Just saying hello.

Hello.
I got my Garmin Nuvi 260 just last week, my first GPS. Luckily I found this site the same day. How cool.
I didn't know what could be added to it until I started reading some of the posts here. Now mine alerts me whenever I get near a White Castle. Does it get any better than that?

Nick

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Nick

Stay safe (theft / windows smashed)

I'm sure most of you are aware of all the thefts that have taken place regarding GPS devices. I was in Disney World last week and 4 or 5 cars all around me in the parking lot (Yes the Disney World parking Lot) had windows smashed. Some of the cars had no mount visible but the thieves simply looked for the ring on the windshield.

Be aware and be safe. These thefts are happening everywhere.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 19th 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.

Contributors of the Week 2008-05-12

This week we are recognizing Cursulak and Escrge as our Contributors of the week.

Cursulak was busy making icons for files that seemed to be missing them. It is nice to have those icons for those files now, Thank you.

Escrge, this week you did something really cool. You made a red light camera alert using the different Garmin voices. This is a great addition to the site.

At what price?

There have been a couple postings where forum members have posted the current gas prices in their localities; this is not what this post is about.

Only you know your personal finances, how much is you income, and the expenses you have.

With the price of gas and diesel going up what will you curtail in your daily life to keep the budget in line?

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Difference between Preloaded POI and Downloaded ones from Factory

New to site and life with GPS. My Garmin 750 should arrive today. Wow, Prices have dropped. Got mine for $320

Have a question. I see there are many POIs here to download and people spend a lot of time adding to them. What a great community!

Do not GPS come with some of these POI. Like Rest Areas, National Parks, Walmarts, Coffee shops etc?

Hard Rock Cafes

Does anyone have a Poi File .CSV for All The Hard Rock Cafes In The US And Canada

PS If not Lets Try Get One started

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

Sound alert MP3 files

For those of you who are creative at making Sound Alert MP3 files, how about these?

Time Zone Change
FamCamps
National Parks
Public Parks
Acapulco
Black Angus
Chilis
Dominos
Howard Johnson's
Sonic Drive In
TA Truck Stops

Multiple GPS owners

How many do you have and what make?

I have 4, all Garmin. It's not that I use them all anymore, but when I've upgraded I have kept the older model.

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

Anniversary

grin Hey I just had an anniversary, I've been a member for one year and one day. How much I have learned from you guys! Thanks

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2597 Sometimes I wonder..."Why is that Frisbee getting bigger?"...and then, it hits me.

highway changes

i use my Nuvi760 daily while going to & from work ,
since i have the MSN traffic cable.
the highways around Atlanta are changing constantly and in order for me to get a timely alert to get over for the next exit this is what i did (hwy 316 east has a new exit ramp from I85 north)

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marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 760

Changing Pic @ profile

Hello All - I am trying to change my Pic by edit my profile and can't seem to get it to change - any suggestions - Thanks and have a great day

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CW -------Please Remember Those Who Are Serving & Those Who Have Perished Defending Our Freedom-------1Sgt(Ret)

Lockheed Martin Wins GPS Contract

wrong direction?

someone told me that sometimes GPS can give you the wrong direction. how could a system that is globally navigated by satelite give you the wrong directions?