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Memorial Day

As we all create routes or put destinations in our GPSr for this Holiday weekends travel, lets not forget the Men and Women that served our country with such honor and made the ultimate sacrifice for all Americans.

GPS unit without POI's

I was wondering where I could find gps units that have no poi's on them. It doesn't matter what brand but I do want to be able to add all of the Poi's in certain areas myself.

An example would be adding all the Poi's for a tourist location and no other Poi's for the surrounding areas.

Any suggestions?

Why are people so stupid!?? (nav system incidents)

From "News of the Wierd":

Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

POI VERIFER With Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Update

Hello Everyone Just wanted to let Everyone Know That the Poi Verifier will not work if you Upgrade your win Vista pc to the Microsoft Update Service Pack 1 I notifed RetiredTech and let him know also because i had Service pack 1 installed and when i went to use the verifier it did not work so i Uninstalled Service pack 1 and it is working fine again

Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Where is product key on the new map update disc ?

I received the new NA map update 2009 disc today and began the install process by inserting the disc but when I do, it asks for the product key. Well, there is none. There is a s/n but no product key and I have looked high and low on the disc and the jewel case and the packaging and there is none and no papers in the envelope. Anyone know where to find the product key? Am I missing something?

Off to Hawaii

I'm off for two vacation to the islands. I most likely will not have computer access during that time.

Everyone have fun while I'm gone.

: )

GPS case deal.

I saw this on another site:
PCMicrostore has Kroo GPS nylon and airform carrying cases for Garmin, Magellan, Tomtom and Mio units for $11.48 with free ground shipping.

$22.95 - coupon code Techbargain50%KrooGPS [Exp 5/23] = $11.48 shipped

(Caveat: I've never done business with PCMicrostore, so I can't give you a personal recommendation.)

"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; NĂ¼vi 200]

Waterproof Hand Held GPS'

I'm looking for a waterproof hand held GPS for my son to Kayak with. Any recommendations with good prices? I'd like it to be able to track it's route and be able to upload the info to a computer. Additionally, if it could also provide GPS position to a laptop, that would be great also.

Jihad THIS!! Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

New and need suggestions.

Hey, I am currently deployed to Iraq, and will be coming home in less than a month. I am trying to find the best GPS in the $300-400 range. I've kind of set my eyes on the Garmin Nuvi 760. Is there anyone that could offer some more suggestions? I will be going on a cross country trip to Dallas, TX and Savannah, GA. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Sanborn Tele Atlas?

Who or what is "Sanborn Tele Atlas"? A recent link sent to me took me to a Google Map of the location and the copyright on the map page is "Map Data @2008 Sanborn Tele Atlas". I thought Google used NavTeq?
Here's the link:

thank you

just saying thanks to all who have put in poi,s ,i just took a trip from wv through va,nc,sc,ga,and fl, used many of the pois ,speed traps flying j,s rest stops gem mines .all were very helpful,so again i thank those who posted these items.....ron

my drinking team has a racing problem ...( garmin c330..delorme earthmate LT20 )

KSTP To Air GPS Story

One of my local news channels will air a story tonight on their review of several GPS models:

The clip makes it look like Garmn vs. TomTom vs. Sony

new Garmin Plugin Communicator version 2.5.2 Update now available...

new Garmin Plugin Communicator version 2.5.2 download now available... As of May 19th the new update is available.

UPDATE to Virginia Wineries POI

I have an update to submit to the Virginia Winery POI

The coordinated for the Villa Appalaccia Winery are incorrect.

The corrected coordinates are:
Lon: -80.37855
Lat: 36.79802

Nuvi 660 owner.

Just saying hello.

I got my Garmin Nuvi 260 just last week, my first GPS. Luckily I found this site the same day. How cool.
I didn't know what could be added to it until I started reading some of the posts here. Now mine alerts me whenever I get near a White Castle. Does it get any better than that?



Stay safe (theft / windows smashed)

I'm sure most of you are aware of all the thefts that have taken place regarding GPS devices. I was in Disney World last week and 4 or 5 cars all around me in the parking lot (Yes the Disney World parking Lot) had windows smashed. Some of the cars had no mount visible but the thieves simply looked for the ring on the windshield.

Be aware and be safe. These thefts are happening everywhere.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 19th 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 2008-05-12

This week we are recognizing Cursulak and Escrge as our Contributors of the week.

Cursulak was busy making icons for files that seemed to be missing them. It is nice to have those icons for those files now, Thank you.

Escrge, this week you did something really cool. You made a red light camera alert using the different Garmin voices. This is a great addition to the site.

At what price?

There have been a couple postings where forum members have posted the current gas prices in their localities; this is not what this post is about.

Only you know your personal finances, how much is you income, and the expenses you have.

With the price of gas and diesel going up what will you curtail in your daily life to keep the budget in line?

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Difference between Preloaded POI and Downloaded ones from Factory

New to site and life with GPS. My Garmin 750 should arrive today. Wow, Prices have dropped. Got mine for $320

Have a question. I see there are many POIs here to download and people spend a lot of time adding to them. What a great community!

Do not GPS come with some of these POI. Like Rest Areas, National Parks, Walmarts, Coffee shops etc?