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Speaking Language Translator

I am wanting to learn a little Spanish, so I want one of these speaking translators. Where I can type in a word/phrase in English and have it speak the Spanish word/phrase back to me. Or vice versa.

There are many, many of these advertised on the internet, and some appear better than others. Confusion has set in......

nuvi 780 in Arkansas

Icons On Map

I noticed that when I'm navigating to a locatiion, I can't see my POI icons. My Nuvi 660 will not let me zoom in no closer than 500 feet. But when I'm not navigating (GPS is following me around) I can zoom down to 120 feet and see all icons. What can I do to see my icons when in navigation mode?


Jon and MaryAnn (Miss POI) in Newsweek Article

In an article relating to a new Cobra Radar Detector that accepts POI's.


Emergency Brake? What Emergency Brake?

Question about loading POI files and built in files.

Okay I have searched for this but couldn't find anything on it. Maybe you all can point me in the right direction if it has already been covered. So, If I download say the Panera Bread POI file from this site and install it on my NUVI. Now my NUVI already has a lot of the Panera Breads in the built in POIs.

Roll Tide Roll

Restaurant deals that will help keep prices down

i used this site before, but never told anyone about it.

you pay say $10 and get to buy a meal for $25
this is not a scam and have used it before without any problems smile

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

MSN Direct on Nuvi 760

Had switched to the MSN direct cable a few months ago for use on the nuvi 760. I have never seen an "avoid" or an audio alert ever on the "main navigation screen" or the " msn traffic screen". If I switch myself to the traffic screen it shows the traffic situations ( no avoids ) and I believe has always shown my chosen route to be in the "green"!

nuvi' 2450

Southwest Campgrounds

I recently loaded Southwest Campgrounds onto my Zumo- only one POI came up. I'm new at this technology, but have not had trouble loading other POI's from "the factory".

Newk, if you see this can you help me get your info loaded correctly? I'm headed on a 2 week motorcycle camping trip in 2 weeks (5th of July) and would like to use your POI listing.

Thanks in advance.


H-D dealers .gpx won't load to SP2720

I'm a newbie, but have loaded several POI files already via Garmin POI loader, but for some reason, the Harley-Davidson file won't load on my street pilot. It is on my laptop, but when I run POI loader, it is not "seen"! Any help is appreciated. Dmill1

Newly organized Rest Areas page

I have just finished reorganizing our Rest area files and I am hoping that they are easier to find now. Here is a link to the POI Package http://www.poi-factory.com/node/14656

I will also be doing the same thing with some of our other files like the State Parks, National Parks, Cemeteries & Ham Radio Repeaters.

Miss POI

GPS Theft Prevention

So my Navigon 2100 is PIN protected and it included a sticker that says "PIN protected GPS inside." Would anyone actually put this on their car? Do people remove the GPS from the dash when they get out of the car for theft reasons?

Going to Lancaster Pa.

I am taking a trip to Lancaster Pa next week and creating a POI file that has all the local area and sites to go to.. Like places to see and do, places to eat, maybe ewven the hotels in the area. (guess something like a tour guide.)

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

Charged for Police car gas

What does everyone think about being charged $12.00 or more for gas, when you get a speeding ticket? It probably will become the standard.

I feel the ticket is the money maker why are they demanding more, in the guise of high fuel cost.



Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Let's talk about our vehicles...

I thought this may be a fun thing to do. I thought the 'whats the name of your nav' topic was quite fun in its way, but what about the nickname of the vehicle it sits on?
let me start..

I have a silver 2003 toyota corolla LE

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

How did you find the POI factory?

We are seeing a lot of new members on these forums. I think it is great. They all have one thing in common. They all found, stumbled upon, found a link, etc. to the POI factory. I think that I saw a link on a review of GPSs, on line. I have told my friends by word of mouth.

Paul..... Nuvi 765T

MSN Direct Question

I put it off for a long time, but with the rising gas prices I thought maybe MSN Direct would be good investment. However, it looks as if I may have thrown my money away. While I don't get reception at my home, I do get good strong reception in the areas I drive most (Ventura & Oxnard CA).

Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

Any body working on a Spa and Massage POI listing..

I was just thinking about vacation and couldn't help my self with this file.....

careful when buying GPS online

i was searching to buy a Nuvi 680 and did online searches for the best prices (such as below)


i found 2 companies where the price was $259 and was shown as available in stock

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT


Is any body here riding a scooter to save gas? I am especially interested in those new under $1000 dollar ons.

BAD POI files: NRHP-N.East, Midwest, West and South.

I don't know who tried to download these files...but POI loader will let me download my 121k plus files except for these...I've also ignored all of the files and tried to just download these and the loader will not let me. My guess is there is a bad file in these GPX. files.

How long do POI's generally take to load on GPS unit.

I just loaded a few poi from the site yesterday and I've tried to use POI loader to enter them in my GPS unit and its been atleast 5 minutes and the POI's have still not loaded...any ideas?