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showing pois'

I know on my old GPS it would show different POIs on the map while I was driving. I bought a garmin 260w and was wondering if there is away to make it do the same thing.


Has anyone created any weekend Midwest trip POI's

What I want to stimulate with this topic is someone who posssibly went on a weekend Minnesota trip or Illinois escape over a weekend. So if anyone has some interesting towns or places they saw on the way, please let me know. Also any scenic drives or places you ate at.

what's the "V" next to some of the poi files?

i noticed a few had "name_V" next to them. what's the significance?

Reverse Geo Coding

I would like to convert Map Coordinates (long/Lat) to addresses. I have located several sites that do this but all require single entry. I am looking for a method to batch convert many entries such as visualizer does converting addresses to coordinates. Any suggestions?


Voice Alerts, directing you in the wrong direction.

I have a puzzling problem.

I have made a few POI's, and all are working well. I have run them through Simulation mode, to check them out on my GPS when complete. I have a few where my Voice Alert tells me, "Your destination is on the right". When really it's on the Left? I have converted these online and Verified these coordinates on Google Earth.

Magellan Maestro 3140

Newbie sheckin' in ... :)

Hi! I just bought my first GPS a few days ago, have already started enjoying/using it, and successfully hacking it to improve its usability as well.

In the process of online research, I found this site, and I think it will be very helpful. Hopefully I might have something to share at some point too.

Thanks for letting me join!


Hi guys,

Just bought a Garmin Nuvi 660 yesterday and so far it's awesome although I'm sure there's a ton of features yet to discover.

I look forward to joining in on the forum.

Paul S.

Another Newbie

Hello, I just got my first GPS yesterday, good or bad, I went with a Nuvi 660.
A friend of mine loaned me hers to go to a large town last week, it was A Garmin 330, I was so impressed with what these little things could do, and I could not put it down until I got my own. Now all I do is read on POI's and ways to work with them. Thanks for having a great site with alot of good people.


Hey all. Just got introduced to the site from a friend. Lots of interesting stuff here. Well i got alot of reading to do to catch up to whats going on here.

Nuvi 660. Nuvi 40 Check out. Irish Saying. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

SD High speed memory cars

I have a garmin 650, I have loaded POI files on both my unit as well as my standard SD card. I noticed when accessing files off my SD card it take a few seconds longer to load then files loaded directly on my unit. My question to the group has anyone used the high speed SD card and does it make a difference compared to a standard SD card?

Can I download sounds with my POIs to .......

I have a garmin c530 and I would like to know if I could have alert sounds with my bmp symbols with my POIs? My c530 is not a mp3 I don't know if this will work or not. confused:

1,000,000th Vehicle Download from site !!Vote!!

Just checking out the garmin site and noticed that there is voting going on for the millionth vehicle icon that should commerate the celebration. I posted the link below to vote at.

Here's the link:

Flying Cross Country

I often fly cross country, Syracuse to San Diego When I
look out,I never know where we are. Is there a portable GPS that I could bring along and that would locate me on a map. I always thought it would be fun to know what we are looking at when we fly at 25000 feet.



Good Photo Ops POI list

OK, I haven't been online for quite some time so I appologize is this topic has already been discussed. I am wondering if any of you photographers out there are collecting POI's for intersting photo opportunities in and around your local areas. Currently in my travels, I will visit a gift shop or tourist center and collect some post cards.

R/Tim NUVI 660, ETREX Vista, Rhino 120, zumo 660, nuvi 3790

Preferred coordinate format

I checked the FAQ and didn't see the answer to this question there but I've been known to be brain dead at times so please bear with me.

Since I'm pretty new here I have a question regarding coordinates. Is there a preferred format on this site when referencing a location?


GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Chatty Charley thread for the week of April 7th 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 2008-03-31

This week we are recognizing Mahoney, VegasDen & Chilei as our contributors of the week.

Everyday electronic gadgets and viruses

Hey all,
I came across this article from CNN while reading gps comparisons. Looks like nothing is safe at all. James shock

Traveling on my Mind. Nuvi 1450 - Etrex Legend CX Nuvii 54

Am I the only who one who hadn't seen the Commercial

Went to last night and instead of clicking on one of the usual links I clicked on a Red Car "Ready To Roll" in lower right of screen.

Imagine my surprise when I actually got something and that something was a Napolean like male and links to a Garmin commercial and how it was made, etc.

If you haven't seen it. Well worth the few minutes it takes.

John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

A M Best Truckstops

Anyone have a file of these? I would like to have one. If not I'll prolly make one.