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Notifications on updated POI files?

Is there a way to get RSS feed or email notifications if a POI file I am interested in is updated? Its nice to remain up to date on POI's

free software

Hi has anybody used or seen easy gps by topografix free gps software for your garmin gps just wondering if it is easy to use and can it be put on to a garmin 650 gps.

i want to disscuss for excel sheet information to convert into klm format

cool hi
i want to learn how i could be able to see all my locations are already on excel sheet with the cordinates and location names

Get satellite picture from coordinates

If you have coordinates, what is the best way to get a satellite picture of that location?

nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Garmin/Google Maps Waypoints vs. Routes

I saw a few posts with people being excited with google maps offering a means to download waypoints directly to our Garmin GPS.

Then, there were people complaining about the fact that the GPS only got way points and not the routes generated by Google Maps.

making a trail

If I was out whitetail deer hunting and wanted to walk to different points in a wooded area and make a trail to follow to get back to the point I marked how would I go about it I have a garmin 650 gps

Map errors aren't always totally bad.

Traveling from Durham, NC to Chapel Hill today, my Garmin Nuvi 200 indicated that I should exit left. In reality, the exit I needed was to the right. So I just kept on, and let the Nuvi "recalculate". It took me off the interstate onto a secondary road, which annoyed me since it was lunch time and I had planned to stop at the first convenient place I came to.

"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 200]

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!