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what determins which poi file appears on frontpage?

I've noticed some files like the antiques file and the rest area file are usually on the front page. what determines if/when a file appears on the front page?

Tour Bus "chop job"

Ran into this article on autoblog. As has been stated often, a GPS unit can't overcome stupidity.

Garmin nüvi 1390

Hello from Toon Town!

Hi everyone! I just purchased my 1st GPS (Magellan Maestro 3225) from Costco. I've been using Magellan in Hertz's cars for a while, so I thought I'd give them more business!

Latitude and longitude info

Hi Everyone,
I am new to this GPS receiver stuff and would like to know if all GPS units display my latitude and longitude of where I would be standing at that time.I want to find vacant land for sale and many times they give this info out.
Thanks in advance!!!

New User first GPS

Hi everyone
Just got my first gps a TomTom One. Has anyone done any geocaching with this unit. Also I have a coworker who would like to buy one for camping and fishing spots. Is this unit any good if you are off the road in the middle of a forest and you find a fishing hole you want to come back to another time?

New guy checking in


poi loads on garmin 660, but does not display

Hello everyone,
I have a Garmin 660; I was able to download POI, icon, and sound alert for redlight cameras. I have downloaded another POI, BankofAmerica; it downloads OK, I can see them listed under custom POIs, but I cannot get them to display. I have downloaded the BofA .bmp icon, and the names are identical (except for the file type)...any suggestions? Thanks, Steve

audio books

I don't know if this has been posted before, but this site has free audio books in MP3 format.

Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Country club POI's

Is there a POI file listing "Country Clubs". Have a friend with a nuvi 200w wanting me to load a few poi's and she's wanting country clubs in the Ohio area.Didn't see anything listed...

More red-light camera talk in Columbus, Ohio area

The still-growing suburb of Pickerington may soon require POI red-light alerts ...

Nuvi 260

Formatting Error While Reading Excel File using POI 2.5 Final Related

Hi All,

I am using poi-2.5-final-20040302.jar for my project to create excel files.
My system is having Microsoft Excel 2002 (SP-2) version, but my client is having Microsoft Office Excel 2003 (SP-3).
My problem is that I can download the excel file with no formatting issues , but client is not able to download the same and is getting error as


Hi is there anybody that has poi files of campgrounds or rv camping in sask canada.

rockville, md breaking the law!

wanted to share this to my fellow drivers

A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.

Garmin SP 7200 $499.99

Don't know if this is a good buy or not but is offering the 7200 for $499.00 after a $200 discount.


THANKS MISS POI!!! ...for posting my 2 new icons in your library. Just so other folks know... one icon is an antique chair.bmp to mark your antique shops. And the other is a lil' ol' outhouse to mark rest areas on your maps. (It's kinda cute if I do say so myself). THANKS AGAIN!!!



Anyone have org..Eng.vpm file..

Hello, I have a Garmin c530 and I would like to know if anyone has the original Eng. voice file for the unit. All I have is the maximized voice Eng. file for the unit and I just wanted the version that came with the unit as a back up.

Chatty Charley thread for the week of April 14th 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 2008-04-07

This week we are recognizing Tn428 and Werskine & Harpo66.

In the last 3 weeks you have submitted 20 different POI Files. I think that if we got all the sports fans together they would carry you around on their shoulders proclaiming you their hero for posting all the Radio Network files that support their teams. Great Job!!!


POI files

are now downloading as Excel files and not as .cvs files as they used too! What is wrong? What has happened? I downloaded EasyGPS to load geocaches to my Nuvi650 and now this happens. I'vs since deleted EasyGPS and when I looked in my files at the POIs they have all changed to Excel files and they have that yellow EasyGPS icon. This is not making my day! Any answers out there?

Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

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.