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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.

Im back

Yo im back from CO.NJ to CO in a 24 ft Winnebago Minnie We towed an empty tow dolly out to bring back a 1999 Chrysler Concorde whic was a pain to get on the dolly but worked great Actually Ive been back for a week but the computer im using now came back from the shop for an upgrade and I fried the video card on my laptop) Those Walmart POIs were a lifesaver bcz on the way out we stopped at a Walma

Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS

Using a GPS on the road to its full potential (TomTom, Garmin, Magellan, Nuvi)

I work in California, and live in Tennessee, therefore, I am not familiar with the area. Second, I travel as much as I can. Lengthy trips on weekends when I can. So, I am collecting Points of Interest (POIs). Now, how can I use that data to me best advantage?

Oh! So that's what that thing is for . . .

I picked up a Garmin 660 more than a week ago but hadn't used it in the car (except for my gf acting as navigator) because I was dubious about that window mount. I finally decided to give a beanbag a try, although I was sure it would fall off the slanted dash of my Ford Five Hundred. surprised

I am doing some site clean up....

So don't be alarmed if your file shows up in the recently updated area and you have not been making changes. It is just me moving some things around and getting us more organized.

Miss POI

Magellan 10000 POI/file limitation

Heya! I was downloading some of the AWESOME outdoor large POI groups (IE Trails, Lakes, Islands, etc) and it would be great if there was some way to load them onto my Magellan 2200T. However, there is a 10K limit to the POI per file (at least for my model - it says so in the POI File Editor). Is there any way to get around that limitation?