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Stolen C550

Can I list my C550 as stolen anywhere?

GPS Could Be Made Illegal In NY

This is a little scary
This quote says it all "“I can understand a monitor in the rear, but up front it is a different world,” said Mr. Marcellino, who sponsored a bill last year to ban all “DISPLAY GENERATING DEVICES” in the driver’s view. New York already has a law against TV sets in the front seat.

Never Tried This

I've never tried this, but if you don't want to put the POI's permanent in your GPS, couldn't you just load them on a SD card, and use from that, then just remove the card when finished with the POI's. This may negate using the POI loader. Just a thought. My cards are full of photos or I'd try it.

Garmin 660

Chatty Charley thread for the week of February 11th 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.

Need some testing help

I received a C340 for Christmas and I am enoying it. I wanted an easier way to put in a bunch of addresses so I wrote a little online app to help me create POI files.

Keith's blog:

purchasing from

has anyone ever purchased or know of anyone that uses - my company want's to buy 12 nuvi 350's and they say that they can fill the order and gave me a decent price - are they trustworthy or reliable?

Nokia aiming to banish paper maps ...


Nokia has launched navigation tools designed to make the paper street map obsolete for pedestrians.

Contributors of the week 2008-02-04

This week we are recognizing Perrdom, WW4cash and Dryheat3.

Does used Garmin Europe DVD require unlock code?

Looking at an ebay used europe map dvd and wondering if it requires an unlock code to use it. Anyone know?

Thanx RetiredTechnician for your help! My 2008 MVP POIfactory member!!

I'm sure you all know screenname or POIfactory member by the name of Retiredtechnician. I would like to thank you for taking time out of your day, let alone week in helping me install the voice file to my garmin. I can't tell you guys how patient and courteous he was in dumbing down the process to me. I'm sure there're others who know exactly what I'm talking about here.

Free VPN for wi-fi hotspots

While looking for something else the other day, I came
across a free VPN software for protecting laptops at free wi-fi spots. It's available at and the product is called HotSpot Shield. I mention this because of the free wi-fi hotspot files available on the oi-factory site. I did clear this post with Miss POI prior to posting.

$20 traffic receiver

My local TV news just showed a demo of a $20 traffic receiver/display that was interesting. Buy it for $20, monthly subscription is $10. Only available in 4 cities at this point. Interesting product and technology, though!

Add Additional Answer In POI FAQ's ??

The Q&A's do not tell a person they can view POI's from their SD card without loading them into their GPS.
I see several post of users wanting to delete files out of their GPS to make additional room for data. When they could just read from the card.
Just a thought. Maybe good, maybe not so good.

Garmin 660

Just checking in

Just a note saying hello and yes I'm still alive! Been laid-off for a month but heading back to work soon. The upside to this has made me realize how expensive it is to heat with oil!

Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

GPS, Digital Camera and Google Earth

I ran across a program, GPicSync, which will take a GPS track file and insert the latitude and longitude into your digital pictures based on the time stamp.

Once your pictures have the latitude and longitude embedded, the track and picture locations can be loaded onto Google Earth. Makes for a nice way to describe a trip to friends and family.

___________________ Garmin 855 / 2720 / Magellan Meridian Gold

Are Windmills an Endangered Species?

I am continuously finding answers to my questions in forum postings. I just found another one today to the "Better Route" question that I recently asked... The result of finding these answers in the forum has created somewhat of a reluctance on my part to ask any questions. Just makes me wonder...

Randy C530

does this make senes?

if i buy two automobiles, and i want a CD player installed in each automobile- should i have to buy two CD players?
if I buy two computers- just the towers. and i want a monitor for each computer, should i have to purchase two monitors? or should i get one for free?

just curious how people think.

New here

Welcome to myself smile .

I'm a long time GPS receiver user, starting out from the Garmin eTrex (yellow) and the rest is history.

However, I'm quite new to Custom POI, because I haven't really had a great need for it. Friend recommends this site, and I found something quite interesting.

Problem loading two maps from Mapsource

Wondering if there is a 'trick' to loading two maps (Greece and Japan) at the same time from mapsource to my 680. If I transfer one map to the gpsr, then when I go back and transfer the second map, the first one disappears from the gpsr, just like when you load poi's. If I load both maps into the map 'box' of Mapsource, then they both show up with the same title as the first one I transferred.

Favorites back-up

How can you back-up/copy your favorites and transfer them to another nuvi? I don't see a favorites file.

Dean nuvi200

nuvi 200 | lifetime maps