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Chatty Charley thread for the week of March 24th 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 2008-03-17

This week we are recognizing Johnm405, Adcusnret, and Mzrnva.

Johnm405, You have been asking some really great questions this week and have been very helpful in the forums.

Adcusnret, Sometimes someone will shine for a week and some will shine for months. You are one of those that is not active all the time but when you are active you really contribute a lot.

Tell me if this isn't screwed up (wrong address location)

Wow, Mapquest did better then my garmin and google maps.

1382 Hwy. 258 South, Kinston, North Carolina, 28504

in google maps and garmin, it puts you on 258 NORTH, not south, but mapquest got it right.

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

POI Messages

If this is posted twice today by me I ask for forgiveness as it was a senior moment

johnm405 660 & MSS&T


Wishing you all a Happy Easter. Be safe, and arrive alive smile

Mapsource Question

I just got my Mapsource disk and installed it. My question is: I created a route and did the tranfer to my 750, but when I went to routes, it's not showing up wtih the name I gave it.

I did a seach, but with 77 pages, and after reading the many comments, couldn't find out where the route went.


Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

European Lat/Lon coordinates problem...

Hi All,

I used Google Earth, as well as Google maps to find an address, in Geneva Switzerland and the coordinates it gave me were:
Latitude "46.191804" and Longitude "6.154854"
(Google Earth didn't show a minus(-) at the beginning of the Longitude.

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

quicker way to obtain lat/lon

I was wondering if someone could tell me a quicker way to get coordinates than manually writing them down from Google Earth. I figure if I am already pointing my mouse at a desired location, shouldn't there be a way to click and copy those coordinates to the computer's clipboard?

NEWB (Jeep Trail Guide)

Hi everyone! I'm Rob. I just bought my Jeep Trail Guide the other day, and now I'm just waiting for it to come in! For those of you not familiar with it, it's basically a rebadged Garmin Quest 2 along with a custom base that mounts to my Jeep Wrangler's dash that charges the unit, and has built in can get a little loud in a Jeep without the doors or top on!

Jeep Trail Guide (Garmin Quest 2)

VA GPSr users - Dinner?

Just wondered if anyone would be interested in organizing a meet with all VA (or anyone else) GPSr users. We could meet at a well known public restaurant (such as Outback) and have dinner at a location that is central to everyone. It would be fun to go somewhere that no one has been too (but can be verified). It would give us something to talk about during dinner, how we did/didn't get lost.

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

Road No Longer Exist

Does anyone know how to file a report for roads that no longer exist so they can be updated when the new map software becomes available. The road I am referring to has not been used in over 10 years so I would think the location should be already updated but it is not as of the 2008 software update from Garmin.

Garmin Nuvi 660

Wiki page testing for General Maintainers

General Maintainers

JM and I have started to make pages that can be edited using the wiki style tools.

We have started a General Maintainers’ Handbook, which is located here:

We have not incorporated a reference tab from the home page yet. We want to play with this new feature for a while before spotlighting it.

Floods in Texas

How can I program my GPS to route me around floods ?? mrgreen (Just kidding!)

We were planning a trip starting tomorrow, going through Oklahoma City, Dallas and Austin. Anybody live in/near those areas with advise on how travel is likely to be in a couple of days ??

Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Another newbie....

I am a newbie to the site. I am not a newbie to GPS' though.

I used to own an older Magellan GPS, and used it quite frequently to go on trips, and a few geocaching hunts. I traded up to a Dell Axim x50v with the GPS add-on and used it very frequently until I updated it from Windows Mobile '03 to '05 and the bluetooth became very flakey and unreliable, so....time to upgrade again.

Nuvi 660 owner.


New to the site and new to the world of GPS. I just got a Magellan Maestro 3225, and love it. Looking forward to learning more about GPS on this site.


Hey All. New to the forum. Got my first GPS (a Legend) from my oldest daughter and started Geo-caching.

Got my C550 just recently after a friend let me borrow his C340 for a trip to Texas. The C550 was pointed out by the same friend.

I look forward to all the things I might learn here.


Bill 1450LMT C550 ETrex Legend ETrex Summit A computer beat me at chess once. But it was no match at kick boxing.

costco deals 3/19/08

The Garmin nuvi 650 is the unit costco is offering for $299 not the nuvi 660 as mentioned in a earlier post.

Idahs Activities

Ralphy1, I live in Utah and go to Idaho alot during the year. Your POI about activities is good but one comment, I think it would be more helpful if yu had it sorted by month so someone could just look at the months then plan ways to enjoy the fun. Not trying to be criticul the same goes for your one about Calf. Still good work I know these is alot of time envolved.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Windmill Question

I tried to find answer to this question searching forums with no luck.

I was just wondering about the windmill PIC on right and its importance on this site.....

Dont drink and drive. Be aware of low flying aircrafts. Drive as fast as you can and go to Jail.

Large Parks

Does anyone know about POI files for large parks that have several entrances and things to see? It seems that one generic point doesn't work for most large parks.