Welcome / open talk


2009 MS Streets & Trips

There is some info out for the upcoming (late fall) release of S&T at


there is input from some of the MS S&T team about new features and bug fixes.

John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

Why is There NO Dedicated button for Work?

I don't know about other manufacturers, but Garmin only has a Home and a Favorite button. I certainly don't consider work my Favorite destination.

Do you have a name for your GPS?

My Wife and I call our Nuvi "Hildie".What do you call yours? (no curses please!) I know this question has been asked before but we have quite a few new users now.

Ray- **Garmin Nuvi760**

ArcGIS Explorer for POI Accuracy

If you are interested in POI accuracy and have a good technical or Geography background you might want to fool around with this free program. It allows you to download data directly from many cities and counties which is based on Cadastral surveys and would tend to be more accurate. It also allows importing of USGS and Census data ie TIGER Data. Create layers of coverage etc.

Making your own maps

Does anyone have experience making their own maps? I am interested in learning some things about this.

Why do you have a GPSr? What's your excuse?

I've read many posts that suggest that GPSr should have a Radar Detector. That has had me thinking. Always a dangerous activity.

Why do folks have a GPS?

Is the primary purpose to violate traffic laws without getting caught? If so can a police officer seize my GPSr as a criminal tool?

Nuvi 255W, Ham radio, MacBook Pro

Northeastern Ohio members

Hey, all of you Northeast Ohio GPSr's. This Saturday, July 26th, Chalet Debonne Winery is having their annual pet day. From 1-5 p.m. guests are welcome to bring their leashed dogs and enjoy the afternoon sipping wine and enjoying the camaraderie of other dog-loving folks.

Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Where is the most complicated series of roads/exits/interchanges?

Stolen from the other thread,

damdefoe wrote:

"spaghetti junctions."

kb2psm wrote:

"rat's nest" of exits/ramps.

H Hannah wrote:

Linguini Junction.

I was reading another thread, and was wondering where the most insane set of roads are located.

Software update c340

New software update out for StreetPilot c340.I just updated to 6.0 short time ago.Here is the info.

StreetPilot c340 software version 6.10 as of July 16, 2008
View download instructions and system requirements
Upgrading may cause user settings and favorites to be lost.
Change History
Changes made from version 6.00 to 6.10:

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.


has anyone came across a source for a truck.bmp suitable for a tomtom curser,prefer a truck tractor. thx

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 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 2008-07-14

This week we are recognizing Jrozsnaki and DRMCMTR.

Jrozsnaki, Your new POI File project is Hot!!! You have done a fabulous job making a fun and interesting hunt for spice for the rest of us. I am looking forward to seeing what other exciting projects you have in store for us after this one is complete.

When is Garmin going to include Advance Lane Guidance to its software.

I love my Garmin but before the Garmin, i had the TomTom 930 and loved the Advance Lane Guidance feature.

I presently own a Garmin 850. I did not need the bluetooth feature and I decide to get this one. The only downside is that it is expensive....

Garmin Nuvi 850 GPS. Garmin 2009 Maps.

FYI - we're now over 100,000 strong...

Hi All,

We have now surpassed 100,000 members, at the poi-factory.

Let's all give a standing ovation and a round of applause to Miss POI and Jon, for all of their untiring efforts in making this site, the best that it can be.

Congratulations in reaching this milestone...

Best regards,


Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Garmin Vehicle: Silver Roundabout

So, I sold my 350 to get the 650. Unfortunately, I never copied my vehicles from the 350 to my computer and thought I could get the "silver/grey roundabout" or "silver/grey euro" from Garmin's garage, but they now only have the blue available. Does anyone know where I can get the silver/grey one? Thanks!

NUVI 650

Nuvi 6xx series 4.50 firmware question...

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me if Garmin addressed the "skipping .mp3" issue with their latest (v4.50) update?

I'm using .wav files for my sounds and would like to know if those using .mp3 files are still experiencing the .mp3 skipping, when alerts trigger, on their units.

Thanks for your time.



Nüvi 670
Mac User

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Man gets 6 to 7 years for stealing GPS

Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Do you or Don't you....TTS

Who uses TTS (text to speech). I've had my 350 for 1 1/2 years and didn't even know it existed. Then my friend got a 260W and I heard his and I was loving it so I finally checked my 350 and it was there! Now I use it on my 650.

NUVI 650

Exterior Antenna Limitations

For all you techies out there; what are the limitations of the exterior antenna? Does anybody know what distance of cable is the max before the signal deteriorates? I am curious to see if I could make and modify a antenna cable to 100 feet. I'm curious to learn how much signal loss would be involved and if some sort of a booster would be required? confused

Gas prices

what are your highest and lowest prices on normal unleaded and diesel where you live. In jersey there is a difference if cash o r credit so if there is one do wat i did if not just post high ,low regular and diesel fuel please post!!

Here in south jersey it i

Regular unleaded cash-3.79
Regular unleaded credit-3.87 lowest

Regular unleaded cash 3.92

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