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Sound alert MP3 files

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

Time Zone Change
National Parks
Public Parks
Black Angus
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.

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


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

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)

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

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?

Hand held GPS file exchanges

This may not be exactly the right place to find the answer, but I suspect many users of vehicular GPS receivers are familiar with hand held versions, so I am going to give it a shot.

Cum catapulatae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.


I have only been a member of this site for 3 weeks now and I must give a big "HAT'S OFF" to Ms POI and all the SITE MGRS for the great work and available data provided at this site. You see I operate and manuver a large tour bus, with precious passengers, all over the U.S. and Canada.

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

SIRF Receivers in cell phones?

I was reading an article about the new Blackbery Bold, which touts the GPS capabilities. I was wondering if anyone knows what type of receiver it has. There are a number of cell phones that are being made that have navigation capabilities. Do they use the same type of receiver as the dedicated navigation devices?

Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650

Did Anyone See the Drabble Comics from Last Week?

In the Drabble comic strip, Mrs. Drabble bought a GPS unit. Ralph doesn't take an immediate liking to it.

Start here:

and click through the days (from Monday to Saturday) and have a few laughs!

----------- Magellan Roadmate 2200T ---> Crossover


Greetings everyone!

Just wanted to introduce myself, just recently found this site while wandering around the net looking for something else. I did not realize all the other things my little Nuvi 350 could for me until I started reading here. Cool stuff...

Greetings From Hungary!

Hi Everyone!

Greetings from Hungary!

Neil Francis Garmin nuvi 770 and 250

Garmin Nearest Cities

Does anyone understand the order in which "near" cities are sorted? For example, if you type in Boston, it seems to start out alphabetically, but then Boston MA and other Bostons are not in order. Doesn't sort by distance either. I'm confused.


Badge Icons

Anybody have a badge icon to put on list.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 12th 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 2008-05-05

This week we are recognizing Islandersb, Ghayman, and Hornbyp.

An idea for GPS makers

idea Since people are using them more around town as a radar/red-light warning system, picture viewer, mp3 player, how about taking advantage of the drive space (and or additional memory card) and incorporate a forward facing video camera.

Hello All at the POI Factory!!!

Hi all, been gone from here for quite some time. Business has kept me traveling an insane amount of time, so haven't been real active with POI's lately.

Just wanted to drop in and see how everyone is doing and say "Howdy" to some good friends!!

Hope you all had a happy and healthy Mother's Day!

Warmest regards to the POI Factory community,

Robin Huggins
aka Chromenut

. . If I only had a brain....................................... ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

How do you use your GPS in your home town?

Hi all, I just curious, how do you use your GPS in your home town?
do you plug in a destination, even though you know how to get there?
do you just view the map?
do you not even use it?

for me, I usually plug in a destination, even though I certainly know where I'm going and how to get there. (lots of recalculating!!!)

but nice to know the arrival time....

Garmin Nuvi 3760T and Mac Guy!