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Can some on send me a copy of Garmin basemap

Hello, I have a streetpilot and I have a corrupt basemap on my CityNav. 2009 v.9 maps. Could someone email me a copy of ther gmapbmap.img file. Please.


My wife and I are thinking about getting some cheap mountain bikes for casual weekend road riding. Since they will only be used sparingly we'd like to keep the cost under $250 each.

Contributor of The Year

If this has been brought up before--sorry I couldn't find it.

CONGRATULATIONS to MotorcycleMama on being named Contributor of the Year for 2007 and 2008!!!

edit: And to RetiredTechnician for 2007

"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

here we go again

hi all i have a nuvi 5000 and have msn direct GDM 50 ADD ON MY GDB 50 went out so so garmin sent me a new GDB 50 But that did not fix it so they send me a new dock for my nuvi 5000 and it did not work still they sent me a new nuvi 5000 and i got the Msn butterfly back now 6 months have go by and now it stated again my GDB 50 stop working it powers my unit but have no msn butterfly so i call garm

Learning: Long term location stability.

After reading the census post I got to thinking about long term coordinate drift. I did a little looking around the net and found this bit of good information.

If you are one who just likes to know.


Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

A Dynamic POI for Every Man, Woman and Child.

I route-up 20-30 residential addresses each day for the Chicagoland area. I find Yahoo’s geocode brings me literally right to the doorstep most of the time.
Anyone know where they get their data from?

I read that in the 2010 United States Census being taken, that every Address will be Geocoded.

U.S. Census Bureau

-- Directions... Sure! Take the next three right turns & your there.

Skillful Rider

Drivers/riders around the world must learn an extraordinary skill like this guy on youtube... NOT!


I find that video both amusing and stupid but I've got to admit he's good.

Contributors of the Week 2009-06-08

This week we are recognizing Aophiuchus and Mahoney as our outstanding members in our community.

These two are always updating their files and making my job much easier.

You are both so friendly and helpful to those that want to help you keep your projects up to date.

We really appreciate all that you do for us, you guys rock!!!

Miss POI

I accidently

I accidently deleted my maps from my gps unit. This occurred while downloading the maps, the USB cable was knocked off and the unit now read No detailed maps found etc... yes I did have a back up for the maps, but it was on my had drive which was lost through a system upgrade. I just don't know why the computer will not recognize the unit.

Thread Closed

Thread closed by BobDee

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.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 15th 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

Send them to jail (Winnipeg article)

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

Additions To Malls POI and Ohio State Parks POI


I live in Warren, Ohio 44484. The Eastwood Mall does not appear on the Malls list. It is only a half mile from my home.

In addition, Mosquitoe Lake State Park does not appear on the Ohio State Park Poi listing. It is about 2 miles from my home.


Need Some Help

I am updating a poi file on Winger's Grill and Bar. I need some help from someone in or around Manchester Tn. There is a new Winger's there but the coord I found looks like it is putting it out on a road in the country.

The Address is
138 Relco Drive
Manchester, Tn 37355

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

New UMPC that has GPS functionality

Here's the blurb from Navigadget's site:

If you’ve been following Navigadget you should have an idea what Viliv X70 is. In case you don’t; Viliv X70 is a communication MID, or a UMPC if you prefer to call it that. The device has a built in GPS, suction cup window mount, and cigarette lighter adapter that makes a suitable to use in your car – as a GPS navigation system.

Nuvi 3790T w. Lifetime Maps/Macintosh OS Lion/iPhone 4/iPad 1

The lying scumbags are at it again, Send them to Jail

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

Texas POIs ??

Hi all,

Thanks to all for your poi contributions. My daughter is moving to the Dallas area for her job. Any special poi files that are especially noteworthy for Texas area?

thanks in advance.

“It’s their world. We’re just living in it.”

Awesome (hello and thanks)

Just wanted to say hello and thanks for the awesome site - I'm going to throw a few St. Louis lists together. Can't wait!


Contractor knocks down wrong house

Contractor crew, using coordinates from a GPS, demolished a 60-year-old home in Georgia, but it was the wrong house.

Yellow means?

So for those of you that live in areas with redlight cameras does the yellow now mean something different?

Green = GO.
Yellow = Stop.
Red = Hold until green.

Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.