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I need help with a downloaded poi file...

I All,

I downloaded the "Hot Dog Shops And Stands" file, in two formats:
GPX - with Garmin extension (phone dial support) and
Garmin CSV - regular line breaks.

The .csv file loads and displays properly (name , address and phone number).

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

POI File Icons

Dumb question here probably but I'll ask anyway......
I've loaded a couple of POI files and the associated .bmp files but when the alert goes off, all that comes up is a little gray dot so its hard to tell what I'm getting close to. What did I miss when I loaded the POI file to make it display the correct .bmp file ?

Anyone !?

Where is GPS points locator

Where can I enter addresses and get GPS points? What do you like?

School speed zones canada

Hi I am having a problem finding poi's for school zones in Canada, any sugestion would be appreciated.

upgrading the Nuvi 200 for Canada

Does anyone know the least expensive way to update the Garmin nuvi 200 to work in Canada?


Red Light AND Speed Camera

When you have both cameras at the same location, how do you treat them. Both can't go off at the same time. Are they separated in feet, as I propose below? Hear one, then hear the other?

Garmin 660

Red Light Alert Mp3

I put a Voice Mp3 (#7) alert on my SD card with the locations. Should I be able to hear it with only the Mp3 player? I look in the Mp3 file and cannot find it, or is it hidden in the .gpi files? I just wanted to see how it was going to sound. I am not doing a hard install of these files on my 660.

Garmin 660

poi won't save when downloading says to save file as "all types"

When I try to save the poi and select save file, I browse to my blank folder set up to save the file in and it trys to save as a file of all types? any cures? confused

Will Red Light Cameras...........

detection work if the GPS is operating in "View Map" only. I've not tried it, and it's too late to try now. I just wondered if it would work.

Garmin 660

On-the-fly custom POI

Just wondering what gps units will allow you to create a POI while driving, instead of having to stop, write down the coordinates, go home, create a csv file, and upload.

Seems I read TomTom did this, but I've heard such horrendous things about their maps that I don't think I'll go there.

I have a nuvi 360 that I just got, and want to nail all those traffic cameras with a minimum of fuss.

nuvi 360

Blackberry gps AIO

I did a topic search and didn't find much info on Blackberry with gps from people that actually use this device. Although I've just recently purchased my nuvi 660, I'm considering an AIO solution as I've realised I now have an additional device to hang off my belt or try to stuff in a pocket if I don't want to leave the 660 in my vehicle. Any user opinions on the Blackberry gps? Thanks

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

Look Ahead.....Can you?

I have a Magellan Maestro 4000. It has a few quirks that I just need to get used to but there is one BIG problem I haven't been able to work around yet.

Looking for suggestions and indications whether or not other Mfg's units have a similar problem.

If you zoom out too far, the POI icons disappear.

Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Bluetooth v3.0 seems buggy...

Hi Bluetooth users,

My Nüvi 670 makes the bluetooth connection with my iPhone, but all of a sudden I get a "phone disconnected" message on the screen, followed shortly by the phone icon "reappearing" on the main screen. Then the whole process repeats itself, as if in a loop.

Is anyone else experiencing this behavior?

Thanks for your time.



Nüvi 670
Mac User

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

So you're bored, eh?

Here's something that will help:

Turn up the sound and enjoy! 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.

Getting Mp3 Alerts

About the Red Light Camera alert sounds. I have the RedLight7.mp3 I would like to use. However, for some reason, I can't save the file. Surely my mind hasn't slipped a cog. Will somebody help this old man?

Garmin 660

Other GPS uses

I took my Garmin Nuvi 650 on a cruise out of Port Canavarel to Bahamas Islands, St. Thomas then to St. Martin.
There was the car in the Ocean would liked to have had a boat to replace the car image, but it covered the whole trip.

Bob J

Chatty Charley thread for the week of February 18th 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 2008-02-11

This week we are recognizing Asianfire, Johnabel and Suttles1972 as our contributors of the week.

GPS on Sale

I just noticed Amazon and are having a gps sale today if anyone is interested. IE nuvi 270 with transatlantic maps for $302.36 shipped at Amazon.

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

Ford's in-dash navigation system

I have a friend who just bought a 2007 Mustang with the GT package. It has an in-dash navigation system integrated with the radio and a bunch of other stuff.

Does anybody know who makes the navigation system for Ford?

Thanks in advance.