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I keep wondering..

Perhaps it's been expounded upon before, but I keep wondering if the GPS device manufacturers would at some point decide to post free map upgrades on their web sites as a means to lure more to purchase their devices vs the competitors device. Surely, they could justify adding a few bucks to the price for this incentive.

Randy C530

Know what I'd like?

I'd like it if, in each of our profiles, we'd all put the city and state (or province) where we live, and our first names. I know it'd help me conjur an image of each submitter. That's what I'd like. BTW, anyone wanted by the cops or in the witness protection program would be exempt! grin
What would someone else like in POIland?

Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450


Hi just checking it out but I see alot of garmin 200,250,350.550,740,720,but no 650 is it a bad one or they don't make them anymore could someone let me know thank you lucky


While reading this mornings paper, I saw Tom Tom had a feature for "Help", which when pressed would display nearby Police, Fire Dept's. and Hospitals.

I did not see any POI here on this subject.

Does anyone know if this exists or is someone up to the challenge?

Go Blackhawks

why why why (feature expectations)

Why people buy the least expensive model on any brand and expect to find the features of the more expensive or be able to do what the high end models do?

Is it because they never researched before buying or that the feel cheated by not having those features?

As the old saying goes "you get what you paid for"

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands) question...

Hi All,

The Nüvi 8XX series GPSr's are "speech recognition" (navigate with voice commands) capable.

My question:
Is the "speech recognition" (navigate with voice commands) feature accomplished through hardware, software or a combination of both?

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Are you a POI Factory Star?

Jon and I are going to tease you today about a new feature that will be rolled out on Monday.

I just can't help but leave you all in suspense over the weekend wondering what we are up to now.

What do you think, are you a star here on the POI Factory?

What qualifies you as a star, what benefits and responsibilities go along with this new level within the community?

Loaded POI files Can't find

I recently downloaded a Walmart.csv file from this site. When I use my POI Loader (Garmin), I can't see the heading "Walmart" in my POI files in my 350. Many months ago I used the POI Loader to load a few POI files to my Garmin 350 and they loaded OK. I have the file in "Garmin POI" folder under Garmin.

Where is the Red Light Enforcement Cameras link for active members?

I can't seem to find the link for the "Red Light Enforcement Cameras" file, for active members.

It's not on the "Red Light Enforcement Cameras page"



Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Rise and rise of the GPS mobile


GPS devices are getting smaller, and over the next couple of years more and more mobile phones will come equipped with chips that communicate with satellites in space, providing pinpoint data about your location, in theory at least. In fact, mobile market leader Nokia expects to ship 35 million GPS-phones in 2008.

are gps's tax deductible?

I used to be a student and bought a gps to facilitate interviews, etc. I don't wokr in the transportation industry or anything. Could I use nuvi purchase as a tax deduction?

Monitoring POI files for recent changes

Hi, sorry if I missed the answer to this somewhere, but I couldn't find in the FAQs or forum history.

Is there a way to monitor a POI file for changes and be notified (either via email or when I log in here) to download the updated file? Or how does everyone keep up with changes when they're made?


gps in store malls

Hi just wondering if anybody has ever used a gpx in store malls to fined stores like sport shop, food places that do not have addresses on them do you have to use the coordinates. thank you lucky

uploading sound files

Where on this site do I upload a sound file, do I use the "upload and share a csv or gpx file" link?

Critters Taste Good! Nuvi 650 & 765T

Newbie Introduction

Howdy All,

I'm new to this forum, and my Maestro 4040. I have used Garmin, mainly with my work rentals.

I really like the 4040, and have started to create and load POI.

The one qustion I do have though, is can you edit or modifiy the categories. I document covered bridges photographically, and would like to have a "Covered Bridge" category, if possile.

M&M Travel Crew

NBC Today's Show - GPS

Did anyone see the Today show today? It was about GPSrs and how good they are. Of course, their testing methods are much to be desired. Testing in Boston has to be the worse place to test GPSrs.

The final conclusion was that all models got you where you needed to go within 5-10 minutes of each other.

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

New to the forum - Nuvi 680

Owner of new Nuvi 680. Previous models, c530 and 580.
Also have photo protector license plate cover (on the rear)- for those times when FastTrak doesnt work - and it works well. Also beat 2 red light photo tickets - rear plate covered, but they got my front plate.

Ive recently purchased the redlight poi from-

Navteq on Fox News

Below is a link to an excellent video that covers what Navteq does.

Garmin nuvi 2455LMT (retired nuvi 255w) (sold C330)

Chatty Charley thread for the week of March 3rd 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 2008-02-25

I am only recognizing one person this week. Mrkenfl is our contributor of the week this week.

Mrkenfl, Your continued dedication to making the rest areas file fabulous is wonderful. You have made some really great additions to the file and I am so excited whenever you come back to update us on the latest and greatest.

You are an inspiration to us all.