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Ah, sometimes I just wish that my GPS had some good night places listed. I'm having a little trouble sleeping, so I was wondering, what do you guys do to get sleepy? A cup of milk? A long jog? A ride in the car? Sex?

MP3 Mystery

In my zeal to try out my Nuvi 350's various functions and having only a puny 16mb SD card, I loaded a significant amount of MP3s into the Nuvi's internal MP3 folder. No problems. Everything worked fine. Now when I try to remove the existing music from the folder and replace it, the folder shows only a tiny portion of the music that is indeed on the Nuvi.

how can i make right size of icon?

i have photoshop 7.0 i try to make picture 24x24 but i dont know how to do that cuz i have to put the height and width so someone explain to me? so i can make the picture (icons)!!!? thanks!!!

Gob Bless the GPS & POI!!! MY Garmin-StreetPilot c530


I just ran a conversion from KML to GPX to CSV using GPSBabel. The KML to GPX conversion went just fine. But in the GPX to CSV conversion, the software swapped the latitude and longitude values for each POI. Is there a setting I should be aware of in GPSBabel to preclude this?


Topo Zone

Deaconess-Nashoba Hospital, USGS Ayer (MA) Topo
TopoZone Pro: View Aerial Photos, Download Unlimited Topos UTM 19 288720E 4716863N (NAD27)

I came across this site when doing a search for a nearby hospital.

Are the numbers the numbers you need to create a POI?

Some of the content is free.

Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member.

can anyone make poi icon ??is not on the icon !!!

i like to make icon for weigh station and low clearance like this picture show as icon for weigh station-->

please anyone let me know if u can doing and upload to or show me how to doing???

Gob Bless the GPS & POI!!! MY Garmin-StreetPilot c530

New Forum Area

Miss POI and JM, is it possible to create a new Forum area where members could post valid articles or links to valid articles concerning vehicle safety, equipment and recalls?

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.

Possible Tire Recall

There's an important article concerning a possible recall on tires made in China at the address below:

If you recently purchased new "imported" tires, or are thinking about it then you should read the article!


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.

mp3 alerts & TomTom's

Take heart fellow TomTom users - if your unit doesn't have mp3 playback capability (TomTom One) all is not lost! I downloaded one of the mp3 alerts from the Factory's list, converted it to .ogg format and loaded it into my One - guess what? I now have RhythmTip alerting me when I'm nearing a police station. smile

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.

garmin c550 faceplate silver

I am looking for a replacment to my origional garmin silver faceplate.Contacted garmin the part is not sold.
hoping someone has one for cell.

Henry Hunter

CSV file coordinates question...

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me how coordinates like, for example, -122.40495 and 37.78151 are "found" to denote a specific location, on a map. I'd like to learn how to "find" these coordinates and then by following the formatting of an existing CSV file, enter them into a new CSV file.

Thanks for your time.



Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

streetpilot 7200 $649.00 @ Costco

I just noticed that Costo is offering the streetpilot 7200 for $649.00 and that included shipping and handling.

MP3 Playlist on nvui 680

I created a file " my playlist.m3u"
in the file is

#EXTINF:-1, sample title 1
#EXTINF:-1, sample title 2

I put my playlist.m3u,sample1.mp3,sample2.mp3 on a 2g sd card.

the mp3 player shows the word " my playlist".
when I tap it, the unit starts to play the first song.

There is no second menu showing sample1 or sample2

Richard Schwendler

i read all the forum !!anyone need to use teamspeak so we can talk!!!

this is teamspeak website so we can talk let me know u ipserver number ... i try to understand poeple try to said but i cant get anything can i make or install the alert me,so when i get closer to weight station it has to me caution weightsation a head.mp3 or has caution weightstation a head.cvs???

Gob Bless the GPS & POI!!! MY Garmin-StreetPilot c530

Contributors of the week 2007-06-18

This week we are recognizing Rick5266, RhythmTip and giving honrorable mention to FPichon & Gerrydrake

Rick5266 has been pounding out the mp3 sound files and really got our sound library going. Thanks so much for that inspiration to really get it up.

red light alerts, and other poi's working together

Has anyone else had the following problem?.......

If I upload the red light camera file, my alerts for sheetz stores are gone, and vice versa, can someone tell me what the deal is?



Enforcement Camera POI Database... Overwrote my existing POI files

I recently uploaded the Enforcement Camera POI by first placing it in a new directory and then using the POI loader.

Not only did it NOT list in a seperate folder, but it overwrote my existing POI's?

Now all I have are pages of Red light POI's.

Is this normal for this file, or did I miss a step somewhere?

TIA... Glenn


Just thought I'd introduce myself and offer up two new POI files that I created yesterday. Wienerschnitzel and Foster's Freeze (both fast food joints) have been uploaded.

I'm a new (about a week) Nuvi 660 owner, and am having a blast with custom POI's. I've been using GPSes since back in the Garmin GPS-45XL days.

I look forward to additional contributions (and downloads!) in the future.

Do you think they're watching...?

Just thought it might be interesting to do an informal poll.

Do you think that Garmin developers actually ever follow the posts on sites like this (most excellent) one?

Do they care?

Nuvi 715 (Sucks), Nuvi 670 (dead)& Garmin GPS 72. South African living Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Volume on Nuvi 360

I got my first GPS (NUVI 360) a week ago and love it so far. Has anyone else noticed that the volume for the TTS commands and blue tooth is much lower than the volume for the MP3 playback? Is there a way to fix this, or is it a common problem?

Thanks in advance for any help/comments.