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Firmware v4.30 for Nuvi may have a bug...

Hi All,

Since installing software v4.30 on my Nüvi 670, I've experienced the following:

While playing .mp3's on my Nüvi 670, I approached an intersection with a "Redlight camera" and the alert came on (as it should), however, immediately after the alert, the .mp3 I was listening to "didn't resume playing" but skipped to the "next" song.

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Over the road otr professional

Hello everyone My name is Jolleyr I am a over the road driver I drive a new 2007 BMW 56 passenger Buses and limos in CA,OR,NV,AZ or the south west. I just got my first GPS a garmin c330. Until I can do batter. I would love to hear from you. What works for you and what dose not work for you and why. I want to find out what will work best for me in my job and in my family life.

Southern CA Temp 76 and Sunny. Running around with my Nuvi 465T. Getting lost around the country and loving it.

Stopping by to say Hi

Hello all,
I am working I local POI's here in SW Washington.. Soon to post. Any request?

Have a soft day!!

I'm new, just saying hello

Hello everyone!

Kenwood DNX7100

converting degrees and decimal into feet

I'm wanting to be able to take two coordinate points, and using a little pythagoreum magic, come up with the number of feet between these points.

I'm doing that because I want to double check these POI files and see what points might possibly be duplicates of the same intersection.

I'm starting with

((lat-lat)^2 + (long-long)^2)^.5

then multiplying the result by 3600.

nuvi 360

New glasses on order...

I wanted to let you guys know what has been going on with me so that you understand why I have not been as quick with some of my responsibilities as I usually am.

Over the last few weeks I have been having eye strain and headache issues. I went to the eye doctor yesterday and found out that my current glasses are not strong enough to support the work that I am doing on the computer.

antique shops

does anyone know of any antique shops in florida (orlando kissimmee area) thanks for any response....

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

Organize POIs by State/Province?

Any chance we can cross reference the POIs into a database, so we can extract POIs by state/province and not just the category? Would make travel much easier if I could extract everything for a specific area - I could get all the Wal-Marts, Home Depots, fuel stops, covered bridges, etc, in one selection?

___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

I have a garmin c530 and would like to know how the traffic.....

I have a garmin c530 and would like to know how the traffic reciever works. The subscription ran out, I had a free trial. When I plug up the reciever it show show the car symbol on the unit..but it won't let me select it. On the otherhand, the reciever looks like it is still working though..the light on the reciever flashes.

How many favorites can you save to the Garmin c530?

Does anyone know how many favorites can be saved to the Garmin c530?


rolleyes After having a past problem for finding the correct longitude and latitude reading for some custom poi's I decided to ask the Garmin people who were the best to get the coordinates from and this is the answer.

I'm happy to help you with this. I would use the google map as we get our mapping from the same company. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

how often do u download redlight cameras?

Though I download the redlight cameras maybe once every 1-2 weeks, I'm kinda lazy when it comes to uploading to GPS. Probably update once every 2-4 weeks.

Problem loading MapSource to my computer

I have a MapSource DVD that was provided to me from Garmin several months ago, which was previously loaded on my laptop. It worked fine and I've used it many times setting up waypoints etc. Now my dilemma!

My laptop is on the blink, so I'm trying now to download my original MapSource DVD to my new desktop computer.

It loads up, but I can't use it and get the following message.


Chatty Charley thread for the week of February 25th 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 2008-02-18

This week we are recognizing Alleghany and BentBiker.

Alleghany, when you heard about the red light camera file clean up process you ran right out and visually verified all the cameras in about 3 cities surrounding you. I am still processing all of your reported information to include in this weeks update. Great job

Editing a Post

Can anyone clarify why I can sometimes edit my post for an extended period (15 minutes?) and other times, even though the "edit" button is still there, it tells me I am not authorized.

Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

SchZone Not Announcing Correct

My new RL Cams and School Zones all are in working order, except for one school. It is on a straight of way highway. Going North I don't get the announcement until I am directly in front of the school. Going South, I get my announcement the 1200 feet I ask for, prior to getting to the school. What will cause this? BTW, the school is on the East side of the road if that makes a difference.

Garmin 660

GPS goof ruins quiet street

iMac 20", 10.5.6, NUVI 5000

WorldNav Truck Routing 3.5 GPS

has anybody heard of this gps? im a truck driver and i have a c550 garmin and it sometimes give me routes down where it says no trucks. and yes i have it on truck setting ,fastest just wondering if anyony heard of the WorldNav Truck Routing 3.5 GPS and is it pretty good thanks

Active Status

I was unable to post a few weeks back and noticed that I lost my active status.

I am at 5wks 4 days as my farthest point of posting, and was wondering if I need to wait another week to regain active status.

Not sure where the start/stop points are for the 3/5 rule.