Welcome / open talk


Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 8, 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

This morning someone else got the worm and started the weekly discussion. I have merged the two together;)

Miss POI

tips for a week in hawaii?

i'm going to hawaii next week and spending a week there. Will be leaving form LAX to HNL. I've rented a car x7 days (arggh...I was stupid cuz no refunds...) via priceline. Just thought about going to maui or big island too. Saw a poi file w/ someone's hawaii trip. Will be carrying around nuvi. Are list minute flights from hnl to maui in the $180's range?


I am new to the gps scene and wanted to know if this site has much support for the Chattanooga area. This is a vary cool community I really glad that I found it!

No more preaching

I’m going to try for a posting where I don’t get beaten down to a pulp.

I like this website
I like my GPS
I think the United States is a good place in which to live
I’‘m in favor of baseball, football, Mom and apple pie
I think world peace would be fine too

OK guys. take your best shot.

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

Thank You POI Factory Folks!

As a first-time POI Factory visitor, I just want to say thank you so much for this web site and the work people do to provide POI files. This stuff is way-cool and we are putting it to immediate use.

XM Antenna

Does anybody happen to know if an XM antenna will work for a GPS? Are they the same antenna connector and are the frequencies close?

Google Earth Plus phase out

Got word this week that the Plus with its GPS interaction is being phased out. They will be supporting it for those who ask, over the next three months only. Meanwhile, the GPS features of Plus they say they will try to incorporate into the free Google Earth. I think that is a good move on their part.

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

New guy from Florida


Just got my Zumo 450 and looking forward to using it with this site smile I do a lot of motorcycle riding and I'm usually the leader. I love creating routes and taking people on roads they've never been on before.

I already contributed in the best burgers thread and plan on posting more stuff up.



HI, I got a nuvi 260 when they first came out but soon got rid of it and opted to use the gps on my phone. I had gotten tried of using the phone as it would not work in areas without service. So, when I saw a nuvi 200 on sale, I got one. Good to be back.

New Software In Works

This version is no longer in development.

Please visit the new thread at:


I'm a newbie to the forum. Looking forward to contributing to and benefiting from the forum.

outside salesperson looking for easy upload of multiple waypoints with optimization

I use a Tom Tom Go now and its fine for just getting from here to there, but I need to get out and see batches of customers very efficiently in the coming months to distribute samples. I work in LA which is lots of freeways etc and lots of driving so I'd like to be able to dump a list of 20 or more stops into a gps and have it optimize the most efficient route to hit them all in a single day.

How about highest and lowest points? (above/below sea level)

I see the speed post, how about the highest and lowest points? (ground and air)I'm sure someone in Denver will have the highest and New Orleans the lowest smile
Then again someone could have climbed a volcano or something.
I wonder if a gps signal would reach down into the ocean? (a navy sub guy)

Converting GPX to CVS File

Is there any software available to convert .gpx file to
.cvs? Some POI's are only available in .gpx format and I want to know how I can use them in .cvs format. Thanks

Speedlights in Washington State

Has anybody posted a POI for Washington State red light alert. The website shows there are 65 speed lights in Seattle/Tacoma but I just can't find it. Surely appreciate the help. Thanks

CBS Story: Your Texas (and other states) Red Light Ticket Could soon Be Null And Void

Texas judge rules against red light tickets. This could also be the case with many other automated ticketing systems in the US.



4.60 update

Ran webupdater for Garmin 265 yesterday and a new update came up.I had 4.50 and new one is 4.60.

Mostly improved preformance issues.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

FM transmitter giving you static? Check this out.

I had this posted under another topic in Garmin, but I think it merits being here as well so owners of all makes can try it out.

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

6 Features Worth Paying Extra For, And 5 Features You Don't Need

At GPS Tracklog http://www.gpstracklog.com/

I agree with the features worth paying extra for...don't necesssarily agree with the features you don't need.

If traffic saves me once from a horrible backup, it's worth it. My FM transmitter works well around here, and people can hear me well over the Bluetooth connection.

What do you guys and gals think?

75k and above

OK I was here like 4 or 5 months ago when we got 75K members. How many we got now??

Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS