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Lat/Long. in the Garmin

I have a SP c550. I have a question about some of the other Garmin units. My brother had an old Garmin that he could see the Lat/Long. on the unit, or maybe he could put in the Lat/Long. and see it on the GPS. But, I cannot do that on the 550. Do any of the new models let you use the Lat/Long. to see it on the GPS or see the Lat/Long for a Favorite you saved?

GPS coordinates on school website

My daughter is going to UT (Univeristy of Texas) in the fall. I found something really cool on the UT website; the UT GPS coordinates for different buildings and parking areas. I have not seen that before, but figure that is not the only school or business out there that offers their own POI's (or the info needed to create a POI file).

Rest area.

I95 mm17 sc north bound was removed. They took the drive up also. don't think it is goin back.



Yeah so I will be traveling to Vancouver for a week, do you guys know of certain places that are MUST SEE?

Thank you,

-Mask667**Nuvi 350**

In-dash GPS advice

Hey all, been away traveling on business for quite some time now and miss the crowd here, which I see how grown tremendously.

. . If I only had a brain....................................... ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.


I'm new to the site and plan to spend time catching up. But I have two "novice user" questions I'd appreciate answers to in order to save time digging for answers right away.

csv vs gpx

I found a tool for converting .csv formated poi's to .gpx but the only difference I could tell was a much larger file. Are there any benefits to converting to a .gpx file format?

Trouble downloading mp3s

using media player 9 on windows xp. My computer & media player show files loaded but I cannot find them on my nuvi 350. Can anyone help? Thanks

nuvi 350

Isn't bluetooth compatible is it??


What if you discover an error in an existing file?

If you discover an error in one of the existing POI files, what is proper procedure to have it corrected? I can do the fix fairly easily, but what is 'proper' protocol?

Thanks in advance!

Nominations for COW awards for the week of 6-04-07

Alright, here is your opportunity to praise your fellow factory buddies for all their hard work this week.

Miss Poi

Catagory sorting with custom poi's


With the Garmin POI's, they have them neatly sorted into category folders: Auto, Restaurants, etc.

I don't know where I'm going or remember where I've been...without Garmin.

How do you load the POI bmp Icons to correspond with the PIOs?

I not very successful on getting them to latch on to the POIs I've downloaded. Example is "Starbucks" POIs and the bmp icons. Can somebody learn me that?


Lowrance 710 - Garmin Street PilotIII - TomTom 910 - Gamin Nuvi 680 - RQ-4 Global Hawk, plus around 11ty billion maps or so


Would a list of the cameras for escambia cty, fl be helpful? also santa rosa cty? thnx


what if... (no poiloader prompts)

you get no onscreen prompts from poiloader? did i do something wrong?


Where to stick file.

I downloaded my file for poiloader and saved it in a file named the same. then downloaded the weightstations poi file. where do i put it in my garmin nuvi 350? Im new 2 this would like to learn more. thnks, matt


POI Files

I have a list of POI's on my computer, I keep adding more as they are added. Each time I load them into my nuvi 660, the old ones are removed. My question is, is there a way to keep the alert distants for each POI, without retyping them with each upload?

Uploading Of Bmp Files

Miss POI Is There any where to up load Bmp Files To Match Pois for example Camping Bmp would be a 24x24 pic of a tent or a 24x24 pic of a railroad crossing sign and ETC. So every one can go there to download them for there poi files Thanks

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

viewing info on *.csv file

you can view all the info within a csv file if you right click on it and choose 'open with' 'note pad'.

oops..did a search and realized how much of a newbie I am.