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Contributors of the week 2008-05-26

This week has been such a wonderful productive week at the factory that I find myself overwhelmed with the decision of the COW awards.

I look out at a sea of contributors and have found at least 5 worthy people.

This is not a bad problem to have it is just a tough one because I would not want someone feeling unappreciated after all their great contributions.

GPS Theft Article



Edit by Miss POI - I removed the written article, please remember that it is ok to post a link to the story but not the story itself please.

Miss POI

Jihad THIS!! Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

Best mount by far

I have been such a moron for not listing to others advice about the beanbag mount. For more than a year now I have spent hours devising different ways to mount my Nüvi. My last try was to fabricate a tall tubular thing that I glued the black disk to for using the sucson cup mount.

nüvi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

"Combined" POI List

Hi. I'm new here so pardon the stupid question. What is the definition of a "combined" list? How does it differ from a simple list? Thanks.

Hello (*Waving*)

I thought I would say Hi, to everyone. This is a nice website you have here. I never knew it existed until I started researching GPS's.

I live in a suburb (15 min from the strip)of Las Vegas, so if I can help you with any POI's in my location, I'd love to put my new nuvi 760 to work. I really don't understand the "jist" of it but I'm sure if I continue reading I can figure it out.

Dash for $299

Hyper Mileage

This person got 59 MPG just by changing some of his driving habits.
Here is some things that he might've did.

Anyone here like that? grin

Nuvi 350

Any one working on a ............

Is anyone in the works of working on a Cousin's Sub csv file???

Top 10 GPS Tips And Tricks-Information Week

This link for Information Week's "Top 10 GPS Tips and Tricks" may be of interest to someone:


"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."

How to Find the Cheapest Gas with Your GPS

Gas prices are on the rise, and the summer driving season is expected to bring even higher prices at the pump.

Many GPS models already have a powerful feature that could save you hundreds of dollars each year: the ability to view fuel prices at nearby gas stations. Here's how it wo


I'm first time to use GPS, I don't know about that, so you guys have any file can share???


Just wanted to let everyone know that :

MapSource software version Beta
as of May 29, 2008
is out

Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck


I switched to msn-direct last month. Has attractive menus of various info. I find things kinda slow though with the updating(I DO leave it plugged in). I have seen flash flood icons on the main screen and when pressed lots of map info, yet I have NEVER heard any traffic text or audio at the main gps screen.

nuvi' 2450

Costco selling Garmin 2009 map updates

Garmin 2009 map update now available at costco.com. I've never seen Costco sell map updates before. $54.99 plus $4.99 s&h.

All I can say is Thanks !!! (new 260W owner)

What a wonderful group you have here. I just purchased my first GPS, Garmin 260W. As most know, there is not much in the way of manuals, so its off to the internet.

In just a few minutes I felt I gained so much more knowledge than any manual could have provided, it is amazing.

All of the tips and ideas are great.

Thank You to ALL

Update garmin c330 software pc to mac

Just got a new mac and i want to install use my c330. Driver disk is only for windows. Purchased the City Navigator 2008, but it will not update without the garmin software loaded. Can anyone help. New to Mac...

NuShield Anti-Glare shield

A friend of mine ordered the Nushield anti-glare shield for his C330. They come 3 to a pack and his screen is the same size as my C530, so he is sending me one. He is pleased with the results. Have any of the forum members tried anti-glare screens on their GPS units?

Garmin Nuvi 750 & c530 with RT's vol. mod., Vulcan Nomad

Woo Hoo - Got my Windmill Back!!

Wow, when your busy at work and cant post once in a while.. one can lose there windmill.

Keep on Trucking (heh.. I mean Posting)

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

Friction Mount for $12

With so many GPS owners worry about thieve and mark on windshield mark.


Lakes & Boat Launches

Does anyone have a database for a Garmin nuvi 760 to locate lakes and boat launches in Connecticut, New England or the USA?

How does one go about finding and/or producing this type of information to be put on a personal travel assistant.

It seems to me and anyone I have spoken to that this database would be invaluable to boaters and fishing enthusiats.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 26th 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.