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Proposed Banning of Cell Phone Use in Vehicles Regardless of Hands Free

I wonder if this could possibly pass into law considering how attached many of us are to our cell phones. If it does, are GPS units next?

GPS theft on the rise

TomTom Honored with “Best of CES” Awards at CES 2009

The GO 740 LIVE is TomTom’s first connected portable navigation device in the US that provides the industry’s best routing and helps drivers take control of their daily drive via automatic delivery of helpful features including: real-time traffic information, TomTom Fuel Price Service, Local Search powered by Google, TomTom Weather, QuickGPSfix™ and TomTom Buddies.

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.

Contributors of the Week 2009-01-05

The first recipient of the 2009 COW awards is JohnC.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 12th 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.

Miss POI

After Christmas Specials

Anybody here of any good/great after the holiday specials..just wondering. I say a Nuvi 260 wide at Tiger Direct for 189.00 anybody see anything else worth mentioning?


Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

dual mp3 song listing on micro SDHC card...

Hi All,

I'm experiencing a problem on my Nuvi 880, with dual song entries, in some of the song lists, on my 8gb micro SDHC card.

When I browse by artist and look through the songs (for that artist) I'm seeing double entries for some of the songs, in the list.

I can't seem to figure out how to correct the "double song entries" in the list.

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Tom Tom Wins At CES

The C-Net awards have been handed out at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Tom Tom 740 is their #1 choice in the GPS category. Garmin's new 885T gets prominent mention too. Info on those and some new MIO offerings here: http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2009/01/the-best-gps-te.h...

Focus on the Tom Tom 740 Here: http://ces.cnet.com/8301-19167_1-10135590-100.html

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

Mother-In-Law's POI file

Ok, my wife tells me that I don't visit my mother-in-law often enough.

I told my wife I entered her mother's address into my GPS once and for some reason, the GPS couldn't find it.

So I'm thinking that it might make a good project for someone on POI FACTORY to start a new POI project, listing all our mother-in-law's addresses.

Garmin i5, 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago ... all still mapping strong.

What would your dream GPS look like?

Just something to ponder.....I remember a few years ago a friend of mine designed GPS' We were telling him that GPS' should have this and that (BLUETOOTH to SD Card to MP3 Players). Sure enough it's standard now.

So what would you add to new GPS'?

Redlight Cameras

I Downloaded the file from Poi Factory in December I Would like to know What the Numbers in 3'rd column are:

Redlight & Speed Camera .02633

The .02633 What is the use of this number



Kum & Go gas stations

I am looking for POI's for the Kum & Go gas stations in Nebraska. Please advise. crying


New forum topic: 'Tell me the inside scoop'

Rather than saying where we've been on our last GPS-guided trip, I think it would be more instructive and fun to post inquiries to where future trips are to take us, and get locals from those regions to offer some input as to things to do and places to see.

Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

CES 2009 GPS related announcements from CNET

Link to the major GPS related announcements from CES 2009 show that started today:


GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago & HERE Apps

765T won't hold PC

765T won't hold PC this is the secont one that can't hold PC sent first one back. What areas does lane assist work? Thanks in advance.

Its this site addictive??

Hello guys:

I don't know about you...but I find this site to be highly addictive, at this point I really don't know if I play more with this site or with my Nuvi, I was thinking that @ least I check for new comments about 3 times a day although I don't participate on all the discussion topics, most of the times at least I take a pick to see what’s going on.

A brief introduction

Greetings everyone,

Just taking a moment to introduce myself. I've had a handheld GPS for a number of years and more recently a chartplotter for my fishing boat, but all of this "on the road" jargon has me on a bit of a learning curve.

Contributor of the Year for 2008.....

This year’s Contributor of the Year awards go to:
ScottK and Motorcycle Mama.

ScottK, I don't know where you found the time to make the 61 files that you did over the last year.
Your files are beautifully created, with all the info that should be included. It is easy to edit your files, I can always find the city and address info.

GPS Industry-What's Next?

Screen Shot Frustration

PROBLEM: Performing a Screen Shot on my Nuvi 750 requires that I first go to “TOOLS”, then “DISPLAY” and press Screen Shot (which is disabled). I then have to “ENABLE” the screen shot which will remain active (I guess) for as long as the unit is on (once turned off, the Screen Shot defaults to “DISABLED”).

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.