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Preloaded POI and stuff vs. Custom POI

There are a lot of preloaded shopping and POI's that come on most of if not all the Garmin. I have the Nuvi 350 and I guess the simple question is why would I want to load things like customer POI's from say this site or any other vs. using the preload ones that come on the 350.

I see tons of duplication that is why I am asking....


Grooves in the Road at Red Light Cam Intersections

Here in Albuquerque, NM, the city has started to cut grooves in the road at red light cam intersections. The series of grooves can be felt by the driver and are about 30 feet in front of the intersection. The city claims that this measure is to address people's concerns, but has not said which concerns these grooves address. Does anyone know why the city is cutting these grooves?


Nominations for COW awards for the week of June 11th

Hey guys, sorry I didn't get this up yesterday. I am still fighting this cold. I am pretty much leaving it up to you guys this week.

Miss Poi

Traffic Cameras: Cash Cows or Safety Necessities

DC Traffic Camera Update

The Washinton Times states, “The number of citations issued in the Washington D.C. District's speed-camera program fell from 21,687 in February to 4,527 in March -- a 79 percent decrease -- but the amount of fines the citations generated remained relatively unchanged."

Best system to buy for Ambulance Drivers

My daughter recently became an EMT and has just earned her 'drive status'. She has mentioned that when being dispatched to some new areas, that having GPS would allow her to respond much quicker to calls because she could go around construction, or bypass traffic jams, etc... Does anyone have an idea of what system we should consider for her?

Lock and Unclock cellphones vs GPS

People can unclock their cell phones so they can use it. what happen to GPS? Do you think in the future people can unclock GPS without send it back to Garmin?


RV trip in California

My first RV trip in California (SF, LA, San Diego and Las vegas).
And thanks to Nuvi and, I was able to go anywhere without problem.
The red-camera file is great, I've a couple of new red camera I'll send soon.

I love walmart file, I saved a lot of time to find the nearest place to shop food without problems on parking.

Thank you to you all!!


\/iger6____________ nuvi 350 on board.

Happy Father's Day!!!!!!!

Happy Father's Day to all fathers!!!!!

-Mask667**Nuvi 350**

A FAQ request....

I need a favor, I have been getting questions about how to imput these icons and mp3 files into units and I really have no clue how to do it. I would like to have someone write up a FAQ that can be attached to the libraries that will help people get these great features into their devices.

So if you have a great understanding of the process please post it here and I will make it a faq.

red light cameras

I just purchased a NUVI 350. I was wanting to load speed enforcement and red light cmeras into the GPS. 1st, Can anyone tell me if the red light cameras download also contains fixed speed zone enforcement? 2nd, after downloaded does it include audio and visual effects on the GPS?



Miss POI... About Icons ...

Can you find one of the icons that I sent you ( a little martin form mar dude) that I would like it to be used for my offbeat poi files..

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

I want to tanks tracylaud83

Here I am almost 50 years old and I am getting ready to go paintballing with my son on Sat!

I want to thank tracylaud83 for his POI on Paintball parks.. I didnt know some of the ones listed were so close to me.. I live in NYC.

Thanks tracylaud83 for your work!!

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

San Francisco, CA - Project Discussion

This discussion topic is used for collaboration on the San Francisco, CA metro area project.

You can provide feedback and suggestions for files in the San Francisco project area by replying to this topic.

U.S. cities local knowledge

I'm still kinda new here, but have been getting a lot useful information from these posts. Trinipeng started one on Boston, which has created a lot of suggestions (Boston has to be THE perfect place to start a topic about city driving... Well, Rome and Shanghai too, I suppose).


Hello...and a question (garmin lock stickers; cases)

Hello all,

Nuvi 660

The Factory gets noticed on GPS Lodge
Article title: Points of Interest (POI) for your GPS

They give good mention...

  • POI Factory - a broad collection of POI files that can be uploaded and shared. Free and many quite up to date.
*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Topo maps for the C530

Does anyone know if you can use topo maps on the c530?

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


How can i put iron to my garmin c320

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

Are FM traffic antenna's worth it?

I would like to revisit a queston that has been asked before. I am considering purchasing an FM traffic antenna for my Garmin 2720 and wonder if anyone finds them worth the investment.

Size of BMP files

First of all I want to thank everyone who is working on creating the BMP files. They are great!

Garmin Nuvi 660