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Web cam broadcasting suggestions

You all are very tech-savvy, so I thought I'd see if you all could help:

I've gotten way in over my head in promising to try to broadcast my cousin's wedding live via webcam so that her brother's wife can watch and others whom may be able to unattend due to traveling restrictions (money restrictions, that is).

Take pleasure in all the small things...like my Garmin 350 ;-)~

Let's hear from you,

Lets hear what the community has to say or think about this topic.

Is Garmin an all American company?

1) Where is the headquarters?
2) Where are they engineered?
3) Where are the products made? And different models?
4) Where are they assembled?
5) Where are they packaged?
6) Where is tech support located?
7) Do they actually make their own maps? or edit them?

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.

New here

I've been a long-time owner/user of a Garmin GPS 12. Old tech for sure, but until now it has served me well. A friend's mom was giving us a ride and she was showing off her new Nuvi and I was instantly hooked. It's in the mail right now!

Ride the World

Accident after following GPS

Another person followed the GPS instructions, instead of using common sense- stuck on the train tracks. His car was destroyed, but he was unhurt.


NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

Anybody noticed this?

I have a 650 and a 750. I purchased the 750 a month or two ago, it seems that it is not as bright as my 650... Can this be true or is there something wrong with my 750? Or my eyes? I have the brightness turned up, so it isn't that.

John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

California allows windshield mounts effective 1/1/09

SB 1567 just signed by governor will be effective 01/01/2009 allows limited use of gps windshield mount.

SB 1567, Oropeza. Windshield: GPS device.
Existing law prohibits any person, except as specified, from driving any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied in or upon the vehicle that
obstructs or reduces the driver's clear view through the windshield or side windows.

Garmin C550 and Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."

Bail out

Ok, the question has to be asked. How will the bail out plan, or lack off, effect your traveling plans.

Universal Beanbag Mount

If you have no brand loyalty to GPS products, live in a location with a Fry's Electronics store and are looking for a usable beanbag mount, Fry's is currently selling a Gilsson Universal Beanbag mount in-store for $12.99 before tax. The website does not appear to be selling them online however.

Admin Question>>>

Just curious; if we participate in a thread that gets deleted...politics or censorship, for example...and it is our only participation for the week...do we still get to keep our windmill? smile :)

Inquiring minds, this one at least, want to know!

Regards, Ted

"You can't get there from here"

Amazon.com Pricing Change

Amazon is no longer adjusting prices for recent purchases. They used to have a 30-day window where you could get some money back if the price dropped. No more.

Eat at Joes.

Contributors of the Week 2008-09-22

This week we are recognizing Aophiuchus and Nicko99.

Aophiuchus, You have been doing a great job maintaining one of the most popular set of files on the site, Walmart. I just wanted to let you know again how much I appreciate all that you do for us at POI Factory. You are amazing.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 29, 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.

Miss POI

Sunrise/sunset./Twilight/Moonrise/etc on a gps?

I was just pondering something I'd like to see on a GPS unit - Some basic "Astronomical" data - times for sunrise, moonrise, etc. There's also something called Civil Twilight and Astronomical Twilight. Civil twilight is generally the time it gets dark enough to NEED headlights when on the road, and astronomical twilight when its dark enough to start seeing a few stars, at least with a telescope.

How soon after midnight does the next week begin?

Here I've waited for midnite to roll around and Monday Sept 23d to begin, just so I could post.

You mean Miss Poi does not stay up just to begin the next weekly Chit Chat thread? I'm shocked and speechless. Disillusioned. Like there is no Santa.

So I guess I will just have to go to bed. I did not catch the gold ring on the merrygoround.

"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

Long Time GPS User - First Time Poster

Hello Everyone,

Just purchased a Garmin 260 (which I like very much) and decided to join after finding this site. It looks like there's a lot of great information here. Kudos to all of the contributors.

Anyone from Orange (Sabine) or Victoria TX?

Hi all,
Not sure if POI Factory will mind that I have placed this in here but here goes.

I work at a company up here that also has a chemical manufacturing site in each of the cities of Victoria and Orange Texas.

Greetings fro So Cal

Just wanted to say hello from a newbie. I've had my Garmin Nuvi350 for a few months and, of course, I don't know how I've ever lived without it!

Up on your way, hit the open road, there is magic at your fingers......

Paul Newman dies at 83

Low Cost GPS Covers

Hello All

I was looking for a case/cover for my Garmin 760 and i noticed an advertisement for a GPS sock.

Cell Phones With True GPS

I know that the Garmin Nuvifone is scheduled to be released next year with true GPS, not A-GPS. In the meantime, are there any other GPS cell phones right now that get GPS signals from the satellites rather than cell phone towers?