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One day only Maestro 4200 $149.99

Magellan Maestro 4200 4.3" Portable GPS
+ $5 shipping

nĂ¼vi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

petrocan fuel stations

i have seen a official petrocan fuel station poi from petrocan. i thought i would post this here. not sure how this site could acquire that, but just putting it out there

Which one

I am looking for another GPS. I currently have a street pilot C340 and I really like it. I want one with a large display to keep in our motorhome. I am leaning towards a street pilot 7200 but would like input (good or bad) on that model or any others you would like to recommend.


Garmin GPX Converter "installs" itself.

I tried to open a program that is not Garmin GPX Converter and I get the screen showing that it is installing. When I click cancel my original program beings to run fine. What seems to be corrupt?

Nuvi 350

POI Error Correcting (Love's Travel Stops)

cool I have noticed there are errors on the Love's Travel Stops POI. I am willing to make the necessary changes to the file. I am not so sure which is the best method to make the changes. I have downloaded the Excel file and I am very familiar with Excel. My question is which is the easiest and fast way to reference all of the coordinates within the file?

Street Pilot C 530

Can anyone tell me how to delete all the info in my favorite folder on the unit .I loaded a file on camping sites and I did not put it at the right place ,There is 771 names plus my own addresses


No 3rd party GPS on iPhone 3G?

Even though TomTom demonstrated a nav application on the new iPhone (which has a built-in GPS chip), it looks like Apple may forbid it. The software development kit now excludes applications that do navigation. Perhaps Apple hopes to sell its own GPS software for the iPhone?

More information at:

Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

Nuvi 760 - walking routes in London

Does anyone know of a walking route with audio that can guide me through London?



Triumph Dealer POI

Cape's Performance Center In Niles Ohio has been sold and is no longer a Triumph dealer. Maybe the keeper of POIs could remove them. If some other dealer in the area surfaces I will send a note.


Loading Icon to Garmin


Can someone instruct me on how to load icons onto my Garmin GPS? i.e. Starbucks

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 9th 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.

I'm Back

Hey all!

I'm back from my vacation. The weather was great and we had a great time.

Having my GPS unit with me on the trip was great even though I've been there before.

I'm slowly trying to get back into the normal swing of things, but the time zone changes are tough.

Hope everyone is well.


Contributors of the Week 2008-06-02

This week we are recognizing Gary A and Bobkz.

need help

My new car has a plug in for a mp3 player. I would like to connect my nuvi to it to play the audio from the nuvi through the car's stereo system. Can anyone tell me where to buy a wire with double male ends ends so Ican connect the two?


augie billitier I2,c330,660

Market penetration of Portable GPS?

Can anyone point me to some figures about the current market that the Portable devices such as the Garmins and Toms Toms (Ones that can accept custom POIs) have here in the US?? I found a few articles but they are from 2005 or from the UK and Europe??

I am not looking for the hand helds but rather the Nuvis etc for cars and turn by turn directions...Sorry for the confusion!

Thank you!!

It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

What is wrong with me

I obviously have an illness of sorts. An obsession. I find myself reading this forum every few hours throughout each and every day. And sometimes finding myself wandering to other GPS sites, as well. All over a little device that tells me how to get to a specific destination (albeit, not always the best way).

Download Problem

rolleyes How do I get back to the POI factory download manager. I screwed up and tried to use my Star Downloader
when it auto started. Didn't work for POI files. Now I can't get any files downloaded. Thanks for any suggestions.

First trip with Garmin nuvi 260W

I've had the device for two weeks and probably a day or two more. It's been good so far with a quick response. But I'm not here to give an account on the unit itself, only that I went on a small trip for a few days armed only with the GPS receiver itself.

Buying first unit

I need a GPS unit and I Have compared 750 to 5000. Is it worth the money? I Need to find very accurately directions on the go for hard to find State Roads (sr #'s) with no names as well as named roads and addresses. I see alot of discussion about the 750. Which one do you recommend? Does any come with the 2009 maps already loaded or do they all have to be down loaded.