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Lost in Arizona....

This is a true story.

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.


I just got a Nuvi 200 and am trying to learn all it can do. This site seems to be a great source of information and I am glad to be here.

How close (alert distance)

How close to the POI (ie traffic camera) before you get an alert. I notice that at one spot on my trip home from work, I get an alert from the next street over.

Chatty Charley thread for the week of March 17th 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 2008-03-10

This week we are recognizing Deerhtr, Lwwill7999 and PaulATL.

Deerhtr, You contributed lots of great sounds, icons and files this week, great job.

Lwwill7999, You sent in an amazing amount of icons this week, thanks so much for those.

PaulATL, You have become a reliable source of information and support in the forums, we really appreciate the input that you add to the community.

Will try my GPS in Spain

grin I am leaving for Spain tomorrow. I bought and installed the Garmin City Navigator NT Europe DVD.

I also loaded about 27,000 custom POIs for Spain, mainly the radars (radares), gas stations (gasolineras) and places to see (que ver). I built a few POIs for my hotels and other places I want to visit.

Clem - Garmin 2495LMT, 1450T & C530

Costco (deals 3/16/08) now has the Nuvi 660 for 299.00, Costco in Columbus Ohio now has the 680 for 399.00 and the Magellan 4250 for 249.00

Common Problems can only be solved with Uncommon Solutions

Another DUH Question (csv + mp3)

When I download a POI such as Baseball Parks.cvs and then add the Baseball Parks.bmp is that all I have to do to for it to work? And if it had a sound like the "crack of a bat" followed by a verbal and the download was Baseball Parks.mp3 would that be correct for the whole thing to work right? On some of these POIs the .cvs and the .bmp and .mp3 are different. Do some files have to be renamed?

Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

Where ? (state parks combined)

Where is the State Parks Combined poi file . I can't find it

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


Hi just wondering if anybody has poi for saskatchewan,alberta. campgrounds or rv parks tks lucky

Directions from "B" to "C"

I like to do a route in segments: A to B, and then B to C, etc. (separate files)over a period of two days (or more, ...I assume the same routine would apply to multiple trips/routes).

The A to B route is simple.

Is there a simple way for me to do a B to C route (without being at location/point B? )

Gomadic Power Accessories for ALL !!

Hello All,

"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."......................copyright:HDHannah1986 .................... H Hannah - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi750 and

POI Maintainance.

In your member account there is a place to show poi maintainers. Is this just for the person who created a poi file or is it for anyone that has created on or updated, or added a file to a existing poi file.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Poll - How many still use paper maps?

I never use paper maps, it is either my garmin or some type of digital maps (ie. mapquest, google maps, etc). Just wondered if anyone uses paper maps.

2:48PM 03-16-2008
If I counted it right,

Paper Maps (doesn't include print outs from eletronic sources)???

Yes - 34
-No - 31

Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Dallas Idles Cameras

Quite a lengthy artical in the Dallas Morning News regarding the City of Dallas idling more that one-fourth of it's 62 red-light cameras. On a lot of the locations they have decided to just make the yellow light timing longer.

Garmin 660


When I connect my nuvi to my daughter's vista box, it says...

Do you want to scan and fix Garmin nüvi (F:)?

There might be a problem with some files on this device or disc. This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it.

[Scan and fix (recommended)] [Continue without scanning]

Does anyone else get this in vista?

Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Please include your screen name in your emails to Miss POI

As the site gets busier my ability to remember which email goes with which screen name declines.

Please make sure to put your screen name in your emails to me;)

Miss POI


has anyone else ever thought of adding a rss feed for the sight?!

just a thought

Everyday is a GREAT day :)

Houston Area WiFi hotspots?

The WiFi hot spots file for the Houston, Texas (and immediate area) area is nearly a year old now. Any updates available? I'm going to be spending a bit of time in that coastal area and will be using avialable hot spots.

2 star general

Guess I've been promoted to a 2 star general smile


Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT