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Magellan SD card

I have a Magellan Roadmate 1200....all of the maps and POI are on a 1 GB SD card....the card has reached capacity.....how can I transfer that data to a 2GB SD card that I bought...in order to free up space for more POI's?
Unfortunately, simply copy - n - paste to the new card does not work...Roadmate does not recognize the new card??????

Contributors of the Week 2009-05-25

This week we have 2 outstanding members to recognize. Raptrflite and Onestep.

Raptrflite, We are all delighted with the new program you developed for SRF files detailed here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21690 This is really exciting.

Onestep, you have been adding all the Mazda dealerships to the site: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/22690 Great Job!!!

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 1st 2009

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Hello All

Just wanted to stop thru and say hi. This site is great.

Garmin MP3 Player

I have a Nuvi 660. How can I seperate the MP3 files to play by type or artist and play them on my unit?

GPS Use?

Is may be just my imagination but I seem to be using my GPS more now than I did before......
Could be all the poi files that are so useful.
Anybody else feel this way?
I rely on the redlight and speed locations as well as the rest areas on a trip.

Aviton GPS system

A girlfriend of mine got an Aviton GPS system. as on their website http://www.avitongps.com/ i myself have never heard of this brand and was wondering if any of you have heard of this?

she told me that it has redlight cam alerts and it even alerts her when she goes over the speedlimit.

DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,

Just want to say hello

I am new to this forum and to the GPS community.
I recently bought a Garmin 255W and now I find that I want to add poi's to my unit.
The first ones I would like to add are the new photo radar installations in montreal.
I am now on the look out for all POI's that have to do with photo radar, restaurants and other interesting things especially regarding Canada and Quebec.

Garmin Nuvi 2595

New to the Forum

I just found this site while looking up new map software on Garmin's site. It looks like it will be very helpful and fun. Looking forward to learning more about it and contributing to it.


Great Site

I'm new here and have been checking it out for a couple days. I've already downloaded a few POI's and have been reading and reading and reading. I'm going on a couple long motorcycle trips in Jun/Jul and there is so much useful things on here that I didn't even know a GPS could do.

THANKS and I hope to become a helpful user of this site (once I learn what the heck I'm doing smile

BMW Nav V Montana 650 Zumo 660 Garmin 78S Garmin 76CSX

GPS units for use in Asia

I have a colleague who has a son serving in the military, stationed in Bangkok.

He asked me if it were possible to buy a GPS unit that his son could use to get around Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand. I really didn't have an answer for him.

Does anyone know the answer to his question and is there any particular brand that would have good/better maps of Bangkok?

Many thanks,

Nuvi 3790T w. Lifetime Maps/Macintosh OS Lion/iPhone 4/iPad 1

POI vs. Waypoints w/ Mapsource?

Sorry ... newbie here...

I just read CharlieG's most wonderful explaination of Custom POIs.... it will save me much time....


One thing ....

He says "I use POI's since POI's can be categorized and Favorites can’t. "

Maybe this is a new feature, but Mapsource and the Nuvi 500 seem to support 16 categories that can be named as desired.

Circuit City is back

As an online-only retailer. The below says they were purchased by Systemax, which is the parent company of Tiger Direct.

Can someone tell me please in simple terms how this works?

After I download the POI and upload it to my GPS, then what?

newbie here - so now that I downloaded poi what happens?

sorry to seem dumb but when I'm driving, say I downloaded starbucks poi and it seemed to have a sound file...is my garmin going to make a sound when I am near a starbucks? don't laugh, please, I don't understand how this works, does it only work if I'm searching my points of interest for a starbucks?

Is there a GPS that can be used both on water in a boat or on land in a car or truck?

We are considering getting a GPS for our boat and it would be good to have one that could be used both on land and water. By water I am referring to inland lakes and rivers of the USA. Thank you in advance for your information.

Contributors of the Week 2009-05-18

This week we are recognizing MarcelRentech.

MarcelRentech spent hours this last week making a KML file of all the new red light and speed camera locations that are being installed in Montreal Canada.

I usually expect to spend hours geocoding a huge installment like this and he did all the work for me.

I really appreciate it when members like this make my job easier.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 25th 2009

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI


To all those who served or are serving...Thank you so much exclaim ...ENJOY YOUR DAY grin

Newbie here

Hi all i am new to this site and also new to the nav systems. I just purchased my very first one yesterday. Garmin Nuvi 255. My question is about downloading the poi's. Do i have to download all of the icons and/or sounds seperatly or are the bundled together? Thank you.