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Tim Hortons in GTA

I have my gps set up for a 1/4 mile alert for Tim Hortons. Last night I went to Toronto for the Sabres/Leafs game and realized that while in Toronto, that alert was a bad thing. The GPS never stopped beeping. It did not take me long to turn off the alerts.

bluetooth file transfers

Does anybody have or know of GPS units that support bluetooth file transfers? I think it could be helpful... especially if you don't have or can't find your data transfer USB cable.

Starting and Replying to Topics

This is just my view and suggestion. When starting a topic use something to identify the subject in the topic name. When replying use the same topic title to keep the reply in that topic. I know this is a little harder to do in the open forum but I have had times when I replied to a post in my unread file and then read the nest topic and the same thing was there.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Just got off the phone......I'm a winner


Hi Everyone,

I just got off the phone with Garmin as I wanted to inquire about the possible update to the 2009 maps.The asked me to provide my serial number and when I did, they told me that my unit was the 1 millionth 660 to be sold this year and that I had won an all expense paid vacation for two to Hawaii.

Woooooooooooo Hoooooooooooo!!

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.


I am sorry i know i asked this before but what website can calculate Adresses into Coordinates iam Starting aYMCAS of America POI and this is my firs time making a poi so i nedd some help

Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS

Tom Tom VS. Garmin

I had bought a Tom Tom Go910 about 1.5 yrs ago. I traded it in for a Garmin 260w. Was that a mistake?


Changing color

I bought a nuvi 260w. I am wondering if I can change the map colors. I know that I could on my tom tom 910 but not sure how to on this one


.csv editor

If anybody needs to edit .csv file or rearrange the format, there is a website that has a really good program for that. Check out


can i download speed cameras also or are they they same as the redlight cameras?


Chatty Charley thread for the week of March 31st 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 2008-03-24

This week we are recognizing Motorcycle Mama, Ralphy1 and Robphelan.

MM, I always get choked up when I am recognizing you. You do so much for everyone here. There are no words to express my appreciation for all the help and support that you provide to this community. You are truly one in a million!!!!

Motorcycle compatibility

I use my Garmin in my car all the time, but noticed in the manual it says it's not motorcycle friendly even though the software has a motorcycle option. I'm guessing it's not motorcycle friendly becasue of the size/mounting/weatherability. Can anyone who uses one with a motorcycle recommend a good one or give me tips you've learned?


Any Such Animal?

I'm looking for a GPS unit with both "Reality View" and Dead Reckoning. Does any such animal exist? If so, who makes it? Anyone have any experience with the features?

sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

Information Week

Information Week has a 'GPS Buyer's Guide To Car Navigation Systems" article at:

that might make for some interesting reading.


---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

gps/radar detector

Is there a GPS unit that integrates a radar detector? My friend said he has one that even gives the officers name who is registered to the radar unit.

Ray- **Garmin Nuvi760**

gulf south rest area versus restareascombined

I am not sure it is important. However, I compared some points in the gulf south rest areas.csv file with the identical point in the RestAreasCombined.csv.txt files. Unfortunately, they do not match.

For example,

-86.509479,30.726753,"REST AREA EB I-10 MM58","RR, PT, VM, Pet, HF, 24hr Security"

Estimated time of arrival (ETA)

Folks: The last several trips I have made with Jill (my GPS) she has been extremely accurate in her ETA. Like within minutes. Is this normal or was I just lucky? Hate to start depending on her predictions and have her let me down.

Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

Custom pois (Garmin needs a POI site)

With all the custom pois on this site wouldn't it be nice if they were all included in the new Garmin release in April.I know it would not be practical since all of the coordinates could not be vertified but just thinking out loud.Maybe Garmin needs a poi site we could upload to.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

rent a center

I drive a truck for a furniture mfg. does anyone know where I may be able to get a list of Rent A Center POI's?

Dash express review has a review on the Dash Express.