Welcome / open talk

 

Help In Finding A Geocoding Website

I'm getting desperate! I was going to post a message here on POI Factory yesterday listing a FREE site I had found with an enormous number (I think they said over 5 million) of geocodes for different U.S. locations. I need help in finding that site again.

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I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2,000 of something.

GPS thefts are soaring

Here's a scary article about the increase in GPS thefts from cars, even as prices fall. As a long time resident of Philadelphia I've learned not to even leave a few cents of loose change visible. The article mentions that even the telltale suction cup ring is tipping off some thieves to go on a scavenger hunt in your car.

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Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

Nuvi 360 @Costco $399.99 plus S & H.

Newest Costco price for Nuvi 360 is $399.00 plus shipping and handling.

TomTom told me that Verizon won't work on bluetooth

I bought a TomTom 720 but it won't work with my VX8300 Verizon phone. I called TomTom and they told me Verizon phones will not work because Verizon does not allow it. Any different thoughts on it before I return the 720? I live in New jersey.

Screenshots - Some weird, some wonderful.

Hi all,

A few screen shots taken on my trip to South Africa.
May be of interest as per some of the topics in the forums.

- Flight screenshots.
- Map-misalignment screenshots.

Hope they are worthwhile and of some interest.

www.gaddfam.net/gps

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

Comission

WOW!when I told one of the supervisors of one of the dept.'s I take care all their vehicles about the GPS,like the C330 I have which the price I paid got the Companies attention,and using it as a tool for saftey because you do not have to look at maps and hit someone from the rear for looking for direction(I never did),and saves a lot of time too.

Amusing Starbucks GPS story

So, the first weekend I have my nuvi 680, I had to go out to a wedding in New Jersey (near Cherry Hill) We're playing around with the GPS, and my fiancee was in the mood for a Starbucks, since they have soy milk hippie food stuff. I bring up the attractions list, type in Starbucks. The closest one was something like 97 miles away. So we gave up.

statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Contributors of the week 2007-09-10

This week we are recognizing Bandaid as our contributor of the week.

Bandaid, you have jumped right in with both feet, tongue hangin out and have really become a team player here at the POI Factory. It is a pleasure to have you here;)

Miss Poi

Convert a MS Outlook csv file to a poi file?

I have an extensive MS Outlook file 800+ names and numbers. Is it possible to convert to a poi file on my nuvi 360? Any help wba/ BTW great site here! Just joined...

Garmin Nuvi 350 maps update question

Just got a Garmin Nuvi 350 and have a question on map updates on these. How does Garmin do the map updates. Mine has v7 maps loaded. I put the serial number into the garmin web site and it says mine is elgible for a free upgrade to 2008 v8 maps. Does garmin allow you to get free updates for 1 year or something? Or are you allowed 1 update?

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Garmin c340, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2360LMT

New catagory

Miss POI do you think we could get a new catagory called entertainment for such poi's as night clubs ,lodges,dance halls ETC.

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

Which to buy? Garmin vs TomTom

I have noticed that there seems to be a number of offers from Buy.com and others lately that are Referb TomTom units at very reasonable prices. I own a NUVI 350 and I have no familiarity with TomTom.

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Using Spell Name on Nuvi 660

I used Spell Name to find the CVS pharmacies in my area. I noted that the particular CVS that I usually use was not listed, even when I was parked in its parking lot, where I saved the location to Favorites. I then used Spell Name again, but the location I had saved still did not appear.

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smchar

Icon to go with Red Light Alerts

I am trying to find a way to attach one of the listed icons to my Red Light Alerts

Garmin 350

Accessing POIs from SD card

I am a new user. I have a Garmin Nuvi 250. I have downloaded some POIs. The files are in sub-folders by category under a main folder named POI. I used the POI Loader program and loaded them onto a SD card in my Nuvi 250. However, I do not know how to access the information. When I go to Points of Interest on the menu, I get all the pre-installed info. What have I done wrong?

COW Nominations for the week of Sept 10th 2007

You know what to do;)

Miss Poi

New Garmin user

Greetings to all.

I have a Roadmate 800 that we use for the cars, but just got a Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx for use with our Harley.

I am not clear at all about what map(s) the unit comes with.

Do I have to buy a map package in addition to the $400 cost of the unit to get street-level detail? (Eeek!)

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www.doofclenasmc.com/forums

Tomtom (converting to OV2)

Is there anyone else out there that is having trouble converting the .csv files to ov2 (Tomtom files)? I am using both the online conversion tools and poiedit and I still receive errors.I am willing to share ov2 files if anyone is interested.

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Ray- **Garmin Nuvi760**

Wishes

I wish someone would write a how 2 guide. Like Gps for dummies or something so i could how to do everything.

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matty