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How should I save updated files I download?

I downloaded the red light cameras about a year ago. Now I have a yearly subscription and downloaded the updated file. I have the POI's saved in the following folder: My Documents/My Garmin/Custom POI.

Line Breaks

I have a NUVI 350, and when trying to create line breaks, placing br with the chicken beeks where I want the break at, the NUVI reads it as text when going by the place or selecting it as a destination.
The line breaks where I want, but how do I get around the NUVI reading it as text?

nuvi 350, nuvi 765T

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Greetings, I'm new

Just wanted to say hello and say thanks for all I've already learned from reading the many posts. Nice friendly folks here. I'm new to gps and look forward to learning more.

Regards, RD

Garmin Nuvi 660 & Garmin 18 USB GPS..I'm here..somewhere

Free list of SpeedTraps for every city

I just heard about this site on the news and want to share it with everyone..

Happy VD

Just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day! wink


Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! R.I.P. NYPD-77/Seattle Mike/Joe S.

Could someone send me a copy of there TTS file for my c530

This is the file that lets the c530 speak street names, which the c340 does.

Cool GPS website that I found

GPS Coordinate Converter with Map

This site lets you convert coords and see a map of the location. If you see that it is off on the map you can click on the map and get the coords of where you clicked.


TomTom VIA 1535 TM Retired GPS's TomTom XL 350 TM nüvi 200 nüvi 205

Update for Unread Posts

I've installed an update to the "Unread Posts" feature this evening.

The functionality is pretty much the the same, but the screen layout has changed to display the forum for each topic and show the topic's full title.


Creating custom poi points long/lat

Does anyone remember whar web site lets you type in an address and then it creates the way points or longitutde and latitude for you- Traveling to two different Super 8 Motels - 1- 135 Hotel Dr, Clarion PA 16214 - and 450 west 3rd St, Mifflinville PA 18631- My Nuvi 350- does not recognize addresses. I have the old version of Mapping- not the latest one


Stolen C550

Can I list my C550 as stolen anywhere?

GPS Could Be Made Illegal In NY

This is a little scary
This quote says it all "“I can understand a monitor in the rear, but up front it is a different world,” said Mr. Marcellino, who sponsored a bill last year to ban all “DISPLAY GENERATING DEVICES” in the driver’s view. New York already has a law against TV sets in the front seat.

Never Tried This

I've never tried this, but if you don't want to put the POI's permanent in your GPS, couldn't you just load them on a SD card, and use from that, then just remove the card when finished with the POI's. This may negate using the POI loader. Just a thought. My cards are full of photos or I'd try it.

Garmin 660

Chatty Charley thread for the week of February 11th 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.

Need some testing help

I received a C340 for Christmas and I am enoying it. I wanted an easier way to put in a bunch of addresses so I wrote a little online app to help me create POI files.

Keith's blog:

purchasing from

has anyone ever purchased or know of anyone that uses - my company want's to buy 12 nuvi 350's and they say that they can fill the order and gave me a decent price - are they trustworthy or reliable?

Nokia aiming to banish paper maps ...


Nokia has launched navigation tools designed to make the paper street map obsolete for pedestrians.

Contributors of the week 2008-02-04

This week we are recognizing Perrdom, WW4cash and Dryheat3.

Does used Garmin Europe DVD require unlock code?

Looking at an ebay used europe map dvd and wondering if it requires an unlock code to use it. Anyone know?

Thanx RetiredTechnician for your help! My 2008 MVP POIfactory member!!

I'm sure you all know screenname or POIfactory member by the name of Retiredtechnician. I would like to thank you for taking time out of your day, let alone week in helping me install the voice file to my garmin. I can't tell you guys how patient and courteous he was in dumbing down the process to me. I'm sure there're others who know exactly what I'm talking about here.