Welcome / open talk






Let's give them a medal ?

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Houston red light cameras

Took my fairly new GPS with me to Houston today. I knew they had red light cameras in a few spots around Houston.

List of all country capitols

I do not know where to find the locations for the world countries capitols. Any hints on where to find a GPS free one?

Thanks ahead of time

Another AZ Newbie

WOW!! I can't believe how much great information is available on this site. If I sold GPS units, I would use this site to close any deal. I'm the geek of the family but I think when my wife sees what is available, she'll also become a fan. Glad to be here and looking forward to making a contribution as soon as I learn how.


Newbie in Arizona

Greetings. My wife bought me our Garmin Nuvi 260W in May of 2008. We used it on a trip up to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This thing is awesome. It was a seven hour car ride and it was accurate to within 10 minutes of predicting our arrival.

Contributors of the Week 2009-07-13

This week we are recognizing Skunkape and Dhayner.

Skunkape, This week you have been busy updating old files, making new ones and participating in the forums. Great job.

Dhayne, You have been very active for the last few weeks making icons and files. It is great to have you filling in some of the Washington State files that need to be made.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 20th 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.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

BBO...Big Brother Outrageous

Nothing nefarious ... just another example of Big Brother out to protect us:




im a noob

where do new poi come from? are they submitted from people using their gps and saving locations?
sorry if this is a dumb question but i wanna be a part of it.

FAQ I didn't find... How does one report new location on a POI ????

I think I did the right thing... but didn't find a FAQ on it....

Starbucks.... Didn't trip on the location near our house. So I pulled into the parking lot adjacent to building also by main street, and logged the co-ordinates... and the address....

A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

The Perfect GPS

Aside from the obvious of being able to accurately navigate and assusming (BIG assumption) accurate maps, and the standard add-ons like bluetooth, FM transmitter, pictures, movies and music files; what features do you think would make the "Perfect" GPS?

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Thanks for the information... Had NO IDEA a GPS could be that Useful!!!

Just got back from San Francisco Area, and wanted to post a big THANK YOU to all who have guided me in the right direction regarding POI's and other commenets...

We used the GPS daily, and I had NO IDEA that POI's could be as powerful and informative as they turned out to be!!

A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Ford Sync System

Open talk subject, so no flames...... okay?

"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Text and drive in Cleveland, $100.00 fine with sliding scale for next ticket

Police only need to suspect your texting to pull you over! as of 12:00am Sunday morning. Of course it will be up to a judge to find you guilty if you fight the ticket.

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.


Just introducing myself to the site as a new user.

Living in Oregon. Just relocated here from Massachusetts last year.

I like cats and monkeys.

Carry on.

Howdy all.....

Was just refered to this forum last evening.
what a great place!.

couple years ago purchased an IQUE M5 - wasn't thrilled with all the capabilities and quirks.
Wifey recently received a Nuvi 205 and we've been having a ton-o-fun w/that thing.

Except last night - when we couldnt' find two Dairy Queens soo dissapointed...

anyway - thx for all your hard work.

Reverse data flow

Here’s the problem, I created a custom POI file, and loaded it into my Garmin (StreetPilot 7200) GPS. My hard drive crashed, and I lost the file. Is there any way to get this file out of the GPS and into my computer? The only other way that I thought of, is to go through the Extras and retype the whole file line by line.

GPS in the movies

cool The movie "Knowing" with Nicolas Cage was released last week on DVD. The GPS plays a significant role in the movie plot. What other movies have you seen where the GPS plays a somewhat important role?

Red-light Cameras Being Removed in Some Towns

Thought this was interesting.

"Critics say Schaumburg was more interested in collecting ticket money than improving safety"

Gee... did they just figure this out!


Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

How to open srf files.....

I need help viewing my icons.