Welcome / open talk


Submitting corrections for poi files.

When submitting corrections for poi files it is important to note which file you are submitting the correction for. I know that when you go to the file and click on the maintainers name it may appear or you may think that he or she would know which file is being referred to but that isn’t the case.

It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

GTM 10 Traffic Receiver

Do the traffic receivers have to be hooked up through the radio antenna or do they just lay on the dash and receive signals?

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

Nuvi 880 Favorites question...

Hi Everyone,

When I select "Favorites" on my Nuvi 880, I'm given two choices..."All Favorites" and "Address Book". When I select "Address Book" I get one entry that doesn't even have an address book entry, on my Bluetooth enabled cell phone.

What is the "Address Book" selection in "Favorites" supposed to display?

Thanks for your time.



Nüvi 670 & 880

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Christmas in my vehicle!

Today I bought a cell phone car adaptor that is universal to many makes. I can charge many types of cells by just using the proper connector that fits at the end of the car adaptor. This is great. I have my cell phone, nuvi, ipod with fm transmitter, a cooler and my daughter's portable movie player and they all use a different adaptor. My vehicle looks more like a christmas tree.

Traffic Pros and Cons

I have a Garmin Nuvi 350 that I love, however, I don't have the device to receive traffic. I saw there is GTM and MSN traffic. Which works with my unit and can you please tell me how good these traffic units work? I saw another device that displayed the weather. Does the traffic unit also give weather?

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

This could save your life

This is very important. Please watch the video.

I urge you all to take the time to look at this 9 minute video on tires
and share with others.


the video comes on after the advertising PLEASE watch it's very important
for everyone!!!!!!!

I know this doesn't pertain to GPSr but I thought it was important enough to post.


GPS Newbie

Just got myself a Garmin Nuvi 760 and trying to learn as much as I can to make it usefull. Already got the Mickey D's POI for the kids smile

Any pointers on the best location/method of mounting in my Chrysler Town and country? I have it on the windshield right now but the wife can't reach it. Anyone have any experience with the vent mounts they sell on EBAY?



Contributors of the Week 2008-10-13

This week we are recognizing Rtaggi and Rjrsw.

Rtaggi, You submitted 14 new sound files for some of the files that had them missing. It is really nice to have those available now.

Rjrsw, You have been very helpful in the forums and your posts are always pleasant and informational. I really appreciate what you contribute to this community.

Miss POI

Business locations

Does anyone know why it is taking businesses to catch on to the importance of GPS coordinates? If I were to start a business today, it would be one of the first things I would publish on my website. Do they have contracts with the likes of Garmin and Magellan that say they aren't allowed to provide this info on their websites? Or do they just not understand the benefits?

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 20, 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.

Miss POI

Red light and speed Poi's

I think this site is one of the best but it seems to have so many topics about those subject, speed, red light radar ??????

Claude using Garmin c330,Nuvi 250W and a Etrex venture Cx. Member #2602

Knight Rider GPSr Mio

Anyone got one of these? Any thoughts on it. I saw one yesterday, but didn't play with it a lot. I think that the red lights would get on the nerves at night, but again, it would be a reat visual alert if you have the mute on

Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Is there an FM adapter available in a CD format?

Hi All,

A friend has a Nuvi 680 but he doesn't have a cassette player in his car, he has a CD player.

Is there a "CD adapter" available. that will perform the same function. as the cassette adapter?

Thanks for your time.



Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!


Hi. I am new to Garmin. I have been using CoPilot and I am surprised by the lack of POI's on my unit. I have a Nuvi 750. Are all the garmin units this way?

Question about gpx files for a nuvi

With alll the recent problems with the v4.10 update to my nuvi 750, i copied my gpx files from the unit to my computer in case i would ever have to reinstall all my "favorites" on a new unit. With that my question would be:For the past 6 months i have been saving all my daily work stops as favorites.

I'm new & missing something here

I am new to GPS units and I just found this site the other day. I loaded up some of the POI's with bitmaps onto my Garmin 760. If I go through the 'Go to', Extras, Custom POI's ect, it will route me to the destination I choose. This tells me the POI's are loaded and working.

First GSP

So I just recently got my first GSP. It's a Garmin c580. I've been having loads of fun with it but wanted to know if there are any recommended sites to make it more useful. Not saying it's not already loaded just as a habit I like to "mod" things. Excellent site btw.

GPS on Cell Phones

I noticed that my cell has a GPS locator for the system to see where you are at all time or for 911 emergency only.

What I decided to do is to let me be trace to where I am with the GPS because you never know if you could be in a situation that you wish someone could find your location in case of emmergency.

Let me know the pros and cons of this?

A few questions

How do I submit new POIs? Do you want the coordinates of cemeteries if I don't know the name (no name was found)? Is Excel an acceptable format?

I already loved my nuvi 350...

and now I found this site! WAHEE! A big thanks from this newbie for all the great POIs here grin I'm officially addicted!

Oh - and I just updated my nuvi's software for the first time after owning my favorite toy for almost a year thanks to something I read here - who knew?! smile