Welcome / open talk


How do you use your GPS in your home town?

Hi all, I just curious, how do you use your GPS in your home town?
do you plug in a destination, even though you know how to get there?
do you just view the map?
do you not even use it?

for me, I usually plug in a destination, even though I certainly know where I'm going and how to get there. (lots of recalculating!!!)

but nice to know the arrival time....

Garmin Nuvi 3760T and Mac Guy!

Happy Mothers Day 2008

A Mother's Love

A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .

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.

Garmin 350 giveaway

i saw this site which has a Garmin GPS giveaway


marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

MSN gas prices

i am wondering how this gets reported ?
how are gas prices posted using the MSN cable - is it done by radio trasmissions or by individuals reporting prices ?

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

In your opinion what is the top/best GPS unit?

I have a c530 and would like to know what unit in your opinion is the overall bang for your buck? Before I get those individuals who say well it depends if you travel or if your using it for business purposes etc. My question more specifically is what would be the best unit for both personal use (vacation, pleasure) or even for business purposes?

My Ideal GPS

Lots of sales going on now, it seems, so I think I will "upgrade" my Magellan 4000. I like it well enough EXCEPT that it doesn't have TTS. It says: Right turn in one mile, instead of Right turn on Elm Street in one mile. You wouldn't think that is a big deal until you have tried to use it for a while. In some circumstances it can be VERY important.

Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Going to Rhode Island this fri (5/6/08)

I am going to RI this weekend and want to know some good siteseeing places to go to.. Also the best place to get lobster for dinner. I will be leaving from NYC (about 3 hrs) and going to Warwick on fri and return on sunday night.

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

street pilot 7200 (just sold my c530)

well just sold my garmin c-530,laid out 650.00 for the street pilot 7200 and had to buy external attena to pick-up sat.the 530 picked up all 12 sat without ext antenna,has anyone else had this problem,seems i will be spending more money for that SPECIAL ANTENNA to pickup road cond,weather etc,another 200.00

Add a bluetooth adapter to your GPS

I just saw this tutorial on Instructables. It shows you how to install a bluetooth adapter to your GPS so you may hear it via a bluetooth headset. I'm not brave enough to try it, but others might be more adventurous.


Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 5th 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 2008-04-28

This week we are recognizing LDoyle and Pulltabmike.

Both of these individuals helped me this week in the Red light camera file cleanup efforts in the Baltimore, MD and Plano, TX areas. I really appreciate the time that you both spend driving around confirming the data that I sent to you.

NUVI update problems (lose reception 2-3 time per drive)

I am not sure what software it is, as i only check for updates when i am changing the music on my Nuvi 660. but has anyone had any problems with the new download. I have had my 660 for about 8 months and never lost satelite reception, now after the update about 10 days ago, i lose reception 2-3 time per drive, not per day per drive.

gem mine poi

i have the gem mine poi loaded and was wondering ,has any one ever visited the emerald hollow mine in hiddenite n c any comments or suggestions ?? thank you

my drinking team has a racing problem ...( garmin c330..delorme earthmate LT20 )

Dunkin donuts

I there a POI for dunkin donut locations?

2009 Navigator NT disables garmin lock???

I read that if you apply the Navigator 2009 maps, your Garmin lock feature will not work anymore.

Can someone confirm or tell us this is not true?


TMC Traffic vs. MSN Direct

For those of us using traffic, and are wondering if one edges the other out in one way or another I give you this must read post from Steve S.

I can confidently say that there appears to be little or no difference between the traffic information content on TMC and that on MSN. However, there are some display differences that might make one think that the two information streams are different.

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.

Final question about 2009 map update.

Bought the Garmin North America 2009 map update.We have 4 nuvi's in use in our and the kids cars. Will I be able to upgrade all four from this one CD or is that not possible?

New File for the POI Factory

confused: idea I would like to purpose a new file to be added to the site.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Negativity and Sarcasm in recent posts

I have noticed that over the last couple of weeks the tone of this site has changed and I am here to make sure that it gets back to a tone that I like.

I am getting quite annoyed with some of the negativity and sarcasm that has been going on over the last few weeks. If you can't be nice, find another forum to participate in.

Average Speed - interesting data

What it is your "Average Speed" reported by the GPS Trip Calculator ?

After 1 month (30 days) of using the GPS - Magellan Maestro 3225 - every day within GTA - Toronto, Canada, I found that my average speed is 30Km/h for an average of 110 Km / day. I reset the Trip Calculator every night at the end of the day and morning before start.

Please post:
1.Average Speed in Km/h

Magellan Maestro 3225 - GTA