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Great Read: No Left Turns....Take 3 mins. & enjoy

This is a wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small and President of NBC News.

In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

It is well worth reading, and a few good chuckles are guaranteed.



My father never drove a car. Well, that's not quite right. I should say I never saw him drive a car.

You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

My 1st GPS

I finally purchased a gps an chose the Garmin nuvi 680. I based my decision on Consumer Report's review and was wondering what the forum's concensus was on this model. Is there anything I need to watch out for with this model? I purchased it from

Off topic

This is off topic and completely inappropriate, but what the hey! I'll ask it anyway.
Is anyone else having problems getting to a lot of Web sites this morning? For example, I can't get to my home page, which is, or to

Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

A Quirk

Discovered something installing the map update, and it also solved something I've been having with Web Updater for some time now...

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Psychologist in the house?

Why is it that a good number of visitors to this GPS forum and other forums like cameras etc will rather get a personalized answer to their questions rather than looking in the FAQ where they could find the answer to most questions?

Do they hate reading canned answers? Or do they hope to get an answer they will like better?

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


Ok some have been talking about firefox, I use MSN and windows live with IE7 and am gettign discussed with it as it is slow to easy to close and keeps stripping my images when I want to send them with a e-mail. question is can you import your favorites, address book to firefox or what not familar with firefox at all.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Microsoft Streets and Trips for truckers..

I just updated to 2008 and have all the major fuel stops as well as cat scales. I'm using a Bluetooth GPS unit.

The very first one I d/ld was the weigh stations. grin

I also have the S&T Keys 2.54.

I'm inclined to try this as opposed to the Alk CoPilot 11. I'm wondering if anybody has both and how it compares.

Thanks for all the work on the files.

Vista (are POIs compatible?)

Are these POI compatible with windows Vista?

I have 3 GPS: Garmin nuvi 1690 Magellan Maestro 4700 Garmin 3760 LMT

POI shows error

This is the fisrt time I have had this happen. I made a POI called Winger's Grill and Bar. I used poi loader to put it on my card fro my 660 it worked great. Now the problem I just updated my poi's and when it loaded the Winger on I got an error saying there was and error on line 42.and the data from there on would not be loaded. I then got the message all poi's were loade.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Google Earth- great crutch for coordinates

Google Earth is a great crutch if you need one! IF you're looking for a specific place and don't have much information, google earth is a great place to reference. If you're looking for coordinates it will give you that as well.

It's great for Geocaching!

Happy Trails!

Saving to file an MP3 for alerts

New guy on the site, really like it here
Have a wierd problem, I can't get the sound files to save to a file on the computer,
I right and/or left click the file and it immediately opens Media Player or Quicktime. No "save" or "save to" anywhere. I can't get them to save in my folder.
Doing something dumb, don't know what. Computer litterate except today for this issue.

Any help???

Virgo53 Nuvi 780/265W

Bus Follows GPS, Shears Roof

In Seattle, a bus driver reminded all of us that a GPS is a co-pilot, not an auto-pilot. Apparently, the driver says he did not see the flashing lights indicating that the bridge had a 9 foot height limit. The GPS had given him the route, so he figured it was fine. The end result? The bus is now one ugly convertible.


Miss poi did we get 75000 members yet

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

Going to new posts

I haven't seen this mentioned, so I'm wondering if it is only me who has this problem. On long, multi-page threads, having more than 50 posts, when I try to go to just the new posts by clicking on that number, I am taken to the top of the first page of that thread. No problem on short, single-page threads.

nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Chatty Charley thread for the week of April 21st 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 2008-04-14

This week we are recognizing two individuals that jumped on board the Antique Store project this week.

Jborsari, was able to supply two files this week, one for West Virginia and one for Maryland. Thanks for helping out with those;)

The Garmin Garage Wrench ‘n’ Win Contest..

You know who you guys out there on this forum. Show Garmin and the represent the POI Factory and bring home the gold...

Here's the link:

Download maps from Mapquest to NUVI 350

I set up a route on Mapquest and d/l it to my Nuvi 350 and got a successful d/l message but when I run the route on the Nuvi, it is the regular route that Nuvi would show and not the one that I set up.

Anyone else had this problem? I e-mailed Mapquest about this but have not heard back from them. Thanks

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