Welcome / open talk

 

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 9th 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

POI STATE OWENED LAND FOR HUNTING

Guys iam looking for a way to put state owened land for hunting in poi form. Dont know how to do this. This will be a great poi for all hunters. Help me if you can please. Thanks Ronald Johnson

E - mail ronald_johnson@bellsouth.net

Height, Propane and Tunnel Restrictions

The wife and I RV for 4 to 6 months a year. Our rig is 145 inches tall, and 8ft 6in wide and carries about 10 gallons of propane. Having road notifications of limitations would extremely helpful. Is there anything out there short of buying another GPS? We have 4 Garmins now with the latest being a 760.
Thanks
Bill

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Rode Hard and Put Away Wet

GPS Batteries, all Manufatures and Models

Since this community is for all types of GPS Users, I will re-hash this information for all different users to have at their access in this general forum.

BatteryShip.com includes a Free PDA Tool Kit with specifically
marked batteries which consists of all the tools necessary
to perform successful replacement for any of the battery types

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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.

Chipolte?

I have a stupid question and i did search around for it but do we have a Chipolte Combined POI file

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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

Trip to Texas

hey guys I havent been on in a while and in a way i do regret that. I am heading down to texas in our little winnebago for a fewdays next weekend and week. This will be my nuvi's first true test in the rv. our destination is Wichita Falls. my routes send me I76 to I70 to I44. I would like to advoid I44due in part to the whole I64 reconstruction project. I would truly like to just bypass st.

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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

Unit Set Up and Different Formats

I'm looking for a preferred unit set up defined. Is there some standard? There are many different formats and I'd like to find out what they are intended for in a typical usage. The reason being is that besides from being a typical drive to here/there, I'm also a hiker... and in an emergency what is preferred?
So in the US, typical use that I see are:
lat/long
decimal degrees

red light cameras

i was traveling from the bay area to sonora and noticed at least one red light camera. unfortunately i was unaware of the process for noting the area and then introducing it to the poi factory.

will someone give me directions on doing this.

The Land of Lincoln - Springfield, IL

I am going to be taking a weekend trip to Springfield, IL just to see some of the Lincoln museums, etc. I did not see any custom POIs for this area. Did i miss them in my search. I thought sure this tourist area would have some sites mapped out.

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I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

website (for round barns & covered bridges)

For the people that are into round barns and covered bridges, I ran across this site. You can download csv files for many of the states and load them into the Garmins without doing any editing. Really nice site.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Suggestion for new GPS owners

Forgive me if this has been discussed already, but I thought it would be a good thing to remind new GPS owners to back up their GPS before they do anything to it.

I'm a meticulous kind of guy so I take a lot of care in getting my GPS set up right. I put a screen protector on the screen immediately after I pull off the factory screen sticker, and I back up the GPS.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

GPS Shoot Out!

This is interesting, and should spark some conversation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_K34033CJg&feature=related

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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.

Making digital maps more current and accurate

One of the more common comments heard relates to the accuracy of the digital maps used in our units. Here is an article regarding work being done in Europe to overcome some of the issues around having the most current information.

http://tinyurl.com/d5fgs7

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Is traffic worth it?

Is having traffic on your GPS all its hyped up to be? When has traffic information made a big difference in your day?

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Nuvi 265WT & Edge 705

"Google Latitude"

Google Latitude can locate your kids or friends using gps or cell phone tower info.

Supported phones:
- Android-powered devices with Maps v3.0 and above. G1 users in the US will be receiving Maps v3.0 in a system update soon.
- Most color BlackBerry devices
- Most Windows Mobile 5.0 and above devices. Note: Some Windows Mobile devices don't support cell-ID location detection.

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Nuvi 2460LMT

text to upi file converter

I found out that my Curtis gps takes uses upi files. I am looking for a good converter that converts from unicode text to upi

Thanks alot

Hobbies

I thought it would be neat to see what folks hobbies are. Who knew that my Nuvi would turn into another one.
Most of mine are outdoor related hobbies. I love fishing, hunting, gardening, and almost anything that involves guns.

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Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote. -Benjamin Franklin

GPS units have become so cheap, I had to pick up another one

I'm amazed at how far and how fast prices have fallen on GPS units.

I still remember in 2006 when I paid over $350 for a Garmin C320 with very limited internal memory.

Just a couple of days ago I could not pass up on a cheap GPS, a TomTom 125 for $80 with free case from Staples.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

When to buy a new map

I have a 2009 map and now I see they have a 2009.1 available. wouldn't it make more sense for me to wait until the 2010 map comes out? What are your thoughts?

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I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!