Welcome / open talk


Information Wants to Be Free?

So, I’m in the process of assembling a POI file and I’m trying to navigate what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in the compilation of what essentially is a database.


Hi, garmin freak.
I own alot of garmins, get them with corrupted software for cheap and reload the software.

I do have one question though, will these POI's work with handhelds? Ive swapped software( city nav for topo and also for water but never any POI's to the handheld. My car units are loaded with POI's and works fine.

beware of rain water

with all the deluge of water collecting on the road like we had here in Atlanta, you should opt to stay vigilant - i was NOT

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

ATT & iPhone Service

Not sure where to post this.
I have finally reached my limit w/ Sprint/Nextel.
I am considering ATT w/ the iPhone.
What are your likes and dislikes w/ either the phone or AT&T?
I am a truck driver and am tired of the dropped calls and dead zones. Can I expect better service w/ AT&T? Or does my cash need to go to Verizon?
Thanks for the understanding and comments.

GIS/GPS in schools

I ran across this article in an online education journal about the use of GIS/GPS technology in K12 education. It has links to other interesting articles on this topic.

Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

stolen GPS (email about GPS and garage opener)

I received email about a vehicle burglary while the family attended a football game. Stolen were the GPS & garage door opener. They arrived home to find TV & other stuff missing. The police said the thieves probably used the gps to find HOME, then parked their car or van inside while they looted, knowing the family would not be home soon.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Why such a long delay in becoming a FULL member?

Just wondering.

USFS Roads

I have recently tried using my GPS on Forest Service roads. This was not a good experience.
These roads are way out of date......
The Navtech highway maps should not be used on the USFS road system.

Contributors of the Week 2009-09-14

This week we are recognizing PW17169 and Batera.

Both of these members were instumental in the last few updates for the red light camera file.

PW17169 helped me out with some new Chicago locations and Batera helped me update some Maryland locations.

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 21st, 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

Which GPS Unit to buy

I had TomTom One 3rd edition. It died last week. I need to buy a new one. I have looked around for a few. Help me selecting one. I am leaning towards Garmin Nuvi 765T.

My questions.

Is 'Free' traffic which comes with 765T (or any T model of Garmin) worth the extra cost ?

Is the MP3 player and FM tranmitter in 765T worth extra cost (how is quality of FM and player) ?

google earth HELP

OK, this is what i need to do IF POSSIBLE i need to see if there is a way to export a aerial map from google earth to my garmin??!! THANKS

Everyday is a GREAT day :)

Magnetic vs. True North

I've searched here but couldn't find this. Please excuse me for asking what must be a very common question:

What's the difference and how does it affect me between "True North" and "Magnetic North"? Can it be as simple as one is clearly superior to the other? smile

I use my 60CSx for highway and geocaching mostly.

Thank you,

Steve Andrews
Monticello, MN

Hey All just got my first GPS unit a C330 from Garmin

Been using it now for 2 days (Back & forth to work anyways) and I've already found that this is a VERY useful tool. I can't believe that I waited this long to get one. Been going over the updates and I've got it up to the latest software version and voice version but I'm also looking for other FREE files. Anyone have any good places to go looking for stuff like POI's, voices and map updates?

Question? Greatest Distance


When using POI Loader in manual mode, what is the greatest distance that you may set under FEET ALERT?

TourGuide or NON TourGuide?

Thanks for your Comments, Help and feedback!
question question question

"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Hello! New Garmin nuvi 265wt user

Hello all!

Brand new to the GPS world. Just got my Garmin nuvi 265wt from Amazon today. It's the first GPS unit I've ever had. Any tips or tricks on it? Looking forward to using the many databases here on the site.


Stop at least 3 seconds at the stop sign and stop at least 6 seconds against red light when making the right turn!!!!

Better read this message very carefully. This is for real.
Some of my friends got fined for around $500. There are a lot of cameras on the intersections ready to get you.
Beware of the last 2 lines at the bottom.

I'm first time to use GPS, I don't know about that, so you guys have any file can share???

Road trip - Massachustts to Arizona

First time doing this. Heading from MA to AZ with hubby, two dogs, towing an enclosed motorcycle trailer with our BMW X5 4.4. Making a stop in Katy, TX for a few days.

The plan is to drive 8 hrs (stopping for the necessary pit stop and a bite to eat). We did a AAA trip tix and are doing Streets & Trips to download to the 2720.

Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

And you thought red light cameras were bad...

Talk about monitoring you...see below...


Bobby....Garmin 2450LM