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New to GPS, Ordered Garmin Nuvi 255w

I'm new at GPS's. I ordered a Garmin Nuvi 255w. I borrowed a friend's Nuvi 200. I like it. I read that you can change the voices. I played around and did so; however, I over-wrote the American English voice and do not have a back up. Would someone know of a easy way to find the right file I need?

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 27th 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

I'm new here

Hi everyone, I'm Lisa in Michigan and have a TomTom One Third Edition. I'm going to be lurking around reading and then seeing what POIs are here and I wanted to say Hi before going out to play on this site smile

Creating ATV Trail POIs

I am looking for suggestions on the best way to create POIs for an ATV trail that I am interested in. It is actually broken down into three sections. It is the Soo Line North ATV Trail. Here are links to the three different sections:

Poor Google map tracing

Check out the Google map below. Zoom in to get a better look and set Google for the Hybrid mode. The map data is off by a good 50 feet from the actual roads. Or maybe the satellite picture is misaligned. It's no wonder our GPS's get confused or recalculate for no known reason sometimes.


Where did GPS go wrong??

Everyone knows that any GPS might be off a litle bit when guiding you to a new destination, right? Well, where did YOUR trip go wrong???

Garmin 2595LMT, Garmin 750, Garmin 780, Garmin 76Csx, GPS Bluetooth receiver for laptop

Using a map to generate way-points

Does anyone know an online (or downloadable) map allowing one to click on various points on a map (Google, Yahoo or?) and output the clicks as waypoints in one or another of the common GPS file formats?

California Lifts Windshield Mount Restriction, It Remains in Minnesota


You can mount you GPS only in the lower left or right corner in CA. Minnesota still prohibits windshield mounting. Just an FYI

New Garmin MapSource update available 04/20

Just noticed that there was a new Garmin Update for for mapsource. Haven't really checked it out it.

Big Brother in Our Midst

Here's an example of the rise of Big Brother in the name of generating more revenue at citizens expense.
Let's install GPS tracking in everyone's vehicles and charge them for mileage since cars are becoming too fuel efficient to earn much from gas taxes. This hasn't happened yet, but you'd better believe various lawmakers are looking into this:

Camera Coverage

I haven't encountered any cameras yet, so my questions are
Do the cameras photograph the front plate?
The rear plate?
How about States like Florida that have no front plate?

nuvi 785 nuvi 350, nuvi 270, GTM 20, jag in dash, mercedes in dash.

Cities charging extra for 911 calls resulting from accidents


Minor fender-bender? That'll be $700, please.

Don't get into an accident! It could be a very very costly event, even with insurance!

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

Contributors of the Week 2009-04-13

This week we are recognizing Redjacket3. I love the Habitat for Humanity files that you have been posting. Thank you so much for bringing this great resource into our community.


You are always so helpful in the forums, we really appreciate having you in our community.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 20th 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

roadfood.com on here?

Has anyone thought of loading roadfood.com restaurants onto this site? It is similar to diners, drive ins and dives which is popular on this site.

Speed Camera Operator Killed in Phoenix


but probably not totally unexpected.

All about "safety" eh?


Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

red light camera updates

I have noticed several locations in my area where the red light cameras have been removed and new locations that are not in my version of the poi
How can I send the info of the unlisted locations?

I have joined the ranks..

Last week, I joined the ranks of millions who are unemployed. sad The company I worked for was gracious in providing a "transitional coach". He had mentioned that and I have found out through my experiences that networking with people works!



I very recently purchased a Garmin 765T. I love it so far. I noticed on this site the Extra POI editor. I downloaded it.
I added POI's from this site. But only the name of the place shows on my GPS. I noticed that I can display Name and description in the Edit window of the Extra POI Editor. But is this has to be done with each entry. Any way to make this happen for ALL?

Need GPS With Lat - Long Input

I need a GPS that will allow me to input LAT - LONG

I do allot of genealogy research and need to be able to input the latitude and longitude into a GPS. It seems that most cemeteries are listed in the lat - long format, and are very hard to locate on conventional maps.