Welcome / open talk

 

2008 Olympics...

OK everyone, this thread needed to be started. What are you excited about, what were you surprised with?

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 11, 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 2008-08-04

This week we are recognizing just one outstanding member: H Hannah

H Hannah, You and sparky are part of the Monday morning ritual around here now. I always run to my computer to see what the new movie is about.

You have been working really hard collecting all of the RR-Xing locations for the US. This is a huge undertaking and we really appreciate it.

Trader Joes Project Discussion

has open in Saugus, Ma. today (8/11/08)

Trader Joes

358 Broadway (Route 1)
Saugus, MA 01906
Phone: (781) 231-0369

42.482798
-71.019911

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Paul..... Nuvi 765T

duplicate poi checker ?

i am looking for a program that will check for duplicate Poi entries in my excell spread sheets (csv format)

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marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

POI Files Surface "Other" Memories

Growing up in a small midwestern farming town, I used to like to find railroad crossings to sit at, or on an overpass and look down as a train would come through. I still have a few pictures of passing trains.

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled forum - already in progress . . .

Mac Program to Customize TTS Voices???

Does anyone know of a program that works on the Mac, for customizing TTS .vpm files?

Thanks for your time.

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670
Mac User

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Geolocating 101 - Addresses and lat/long values

Geolocating 101

I’ve seen several discussions regarding coordinate acquisition and the inaccuracies of some of the coordinates. I personally have been directly responsible for geolocating millions of addresses in my career. Hopefully this discussion will be helpful to some…..sorry for the length.

Arches National Park - Arch collapses...

Saw this on the news tonight and thought I would share it:

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_10142089

Miss POI

Sparky for the COW Award!

I would like to put up sparky's name for the COW Award. I think that he has been very faithfull to the POI Factory. He is always ready to make us smile. I think that he would look good beside our Windmill.

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Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Getting started question.

Great site! I have searched, but have not found an answer to this question.

I know that downloaded and transferred POIs will be saved as "custom" POIs and will not effect "built-in" POIs. I need to know if they will overwright and replace the POIs that were loaded with my Mapsource Recreational lakes map software? Thanks for the help.

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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 vote."

free traffic alerts in major cities

http://www.traffic.com/
Using the Custom POI feature on my GPS, I created a “favorite” about ten miles ahead of where I anticipated traffic might become an issue entering each city. I also created a category called “traffic check” for each of these locations to be stored in. The point I picked was just before where my alternate route split off from my intended route.

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marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

Bally's and Signature Gym in New Jersey

It's there POI for Bally's and Signature Gyms in New Jersey. Please let me know. Thanks.

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Does anyone has voices for the Nuvi 1350T? If so, how can I download them and put them in my GPS? Can anyone point me to the right direction as to how to create or edit voices to personalize it? I will appreciated any help. Thanks

GPS makers battle the iPhone

Good item on this coming battle between devices.
http://money.cnn.com/2008/08/08/technology/GPS_review.fortun...

I own both devices and for now I will stick with my GPSr for navigation.

POI Newbie; Want to Gain Active Status

Brand new here and looking to enhance our new Garmin Nuvi 760 with some POI's other than the standard fare. Upgraded from Nuvi 360 by necessity, not by choice. Had car vandalized while on vacation last week and the "old" one was stolen.

Very much interested in the red light camera POI since I travel for business.

POI Newbie; Want to Gain Active Status

Brand new here and looking to enhance our new Garmin Nuvi 760 with some POI's other than the standard fare. Upgraded from Nuvi 360 by necessity, not by choice. Had car vandalized while on vacation last week and the "old" one was stolen.

Very much interested in the red light camera POI since I travel for business.

Garmin 750 vs TomTom 720

I was in Sam's Club and saw the Garmin 750 for $299.99 and the TomTom 720 for $294.99. Based on all features, easy of use and any other factors, which one is the best GPS to buy? Let's hear the pro's and con's

John

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JG - Nuvi 350 - Nuvi 2460

Decriminalizing the GPS

How to use Garmin GPS in Canada?

Hi all,

I try to use Garmin GPS to go to Canada, and the 1st thing that I need to enter the address in Canada but when it ask me to enter the state and it keep go back to the state in the United state. What should I need to do so I can enter the address in Canada?

Thanks