Welcome / open talk


Fastrak POI

Anybody aware of a POI for Fastrak Lanes? Direction and time of day?

How about Freeways with Carpool Lanes?

I need CA, but seems like it would be across the US.


GPS is off by a 1/2 mile

I'm in sales and use my C530 to locate the location of new prospects.

Happy New Owner

I recently purchased a c330 at CC for $249 and absolutely love it. I'm wondering though if the custom POI's that you load will show up on the map when you are driving?

Diesel Fuel POI file

Has anyone created or konw of a POI file containing diesel fuel stations? Many of the fuel stations do not carry diesel.

lost satellite reception


I had purchased a new garmin in East Coast 4 months back.
It used to work really well. Would catch the satellite
real quick.
Recently i moved to BayArea (WestCoast) and in here
it doesnt catch the satellite at all. It takes 10 mins sometimes. But most of the time it never catches satellite.
Anybody know whats the problem is ? Does resetting help ? How to do a hard reset.

No speed alert on my Garmin C340

I downloaded a school file here and named it speed_20.cvs but I don't get proximity alerts and my GPS is set to give me proximity alerts...do I have to add something to the file or do I have to be traveling a certain speed to get the alert?

Map rendering question

I was visually comparing the map rendering on my Nuvi and a Nokia E90. The Nokia uses Tele Atlas maps. It made me wonder about who is responsible for the rendering of the maps? Are the map providers in any way responsible for rendering the maps, besides just providing the data?

Waffle houses

For those of you with the Nuvi 660. Does the latest 2008 map version with POI's include the Waffle house chain of restaurants.

Thanks in advance.

Loyal Order Of The Moose

Anyone Moose Member interested in the Moose Lodges Poi i Have All the Lodges For Ohio PA NY NJ WV VA NC I will Upload if interested Please Let Me Know I just finished working on them

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

Cool price - Nuvi 660 for $539.99

Nuvi 660 for $539.99 after $40.00 Mail-In Rebate / 3 Business Day Shipping $5.84


nüvi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

Mapsource -

MapSource Beta Version Is Out as of August 3 2007 if anyone is interested go to Garmin.com

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

Contributors of the week 2007-07-30

This week we are recognizing Gdfaini as our COW award recipient.

Gdfaini, your weekly updates give me the giggles. I love your attention to detail and your willingness to share your experiences with your gps in order to assist others when they get stuck.

Great Job!!

Miss Poi

POI Harvester

A nice little program to compile POI lists. It's called POI harvester. You type what you're looking for i.e. Grocery stores, the zip code and the radius in miles you want to search and it searches Yahoo and returns a list in .csv format with lat and long, phone # and address.


I've used this program several times and it worked great.

Marina Icon

If someone would be kind enough to post a Marina anchor symbol in the POI Icon Library it would be very much appreciated since I'm not really sure how to create my own.

How to handle duplicate files in database - A poll

Hypothetical question. If a POI file already exists on the POI-factory list, what should be done with any future submissions that seem to duplicate the category?

Zumo 450, C530, Quest, Quest, GPS III+

City Navigator® North America NT installed POI's question...

Hi Everyone,

Just out of curiousity I pose the following question:

Navteq states that there are over 6 million points-of-interest included in their City Navigator® software. Does anyone know if there's a way to "see" the POI's that are installed along with the maps, on the City Navigator® North America NT Map Update 2008...

Thanks for your time.



Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

embedded mp3 files and error

The upload program says that there was a problem loading my POIs with mp3 files. However, it works fine. I have had that error if I had windows explorer open, but I didn't this time and I have tried it several times. Again, after I upload it, I get the error, but the POI is there in the GPSr and the mp3 plays "Approaching School Zone" so it works fine.

Has anyone else had this issue?

Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

share for garmin c320

i download new poi loader from garmin web site.

The new poi loader is better than before.

The old version, after u install all cus poi files, u need to find out what u mean, u need to spend more times to do it, but the new version. they will set up different files like ( red camera, speed camera, beach in CA and so on)

I'm first time to use GPS, I don't know about that, so you guys have any file can share???

hardwiring c550 to car stereo

Does anyone know if it is possible to wire a GPS device to work with your car audio system?
I would like to hear the turn by turns, and also phone conversations through my stereo.

Well, Its Vacation time for me!!

I will be going to Walt disney World in Fl. (WDW) and want to say thanks to all that made a poi for Fl. All of them will come in handy..

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"