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Google Earth Ver. 4.1

I just upgraded from 4.0.2722 (Jan 5, 07) to the latest version and the resolution of Placemarks has gone from 6 to 4 decimal places.

Fortunately, I had a copy of the older version and re-installed 4.0.

So, if you use Google Earth for POI's I would not recommend upgrading to 4.1 at this time.

Bob W

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

Nominations for this weeks COW award go too....

all right everyone, you know what to do. Post those nominations here;)

Miss Poi

Icons not saving?

Does anybody experience the phenomenon where you set an icon to one of your favorites, shutdown then restart and the icon is just the black dot? It's like it wasn't saved at all.

Not sure what to do about it. Any ideas?

Garmin Nuvi 765T


I'm wondering if there's some place on this forum or another site to share icons. I've made some TOMTOM icons for several different POI categories and would like to share them. I've noticed that some POI posts have images included, but I don't have POI files for all of the icons (I downloaded some). Can I just send icons to and have them posted?

Multiple Custom POI's?

I was just wondering, let's say that you have 2 or more poi databases in the folder to be uploaded to the unit (nuvi in my case) and they're named differently... would the listings be shown separately or be combined together under "Custom POIs" submenu?

+ upload folder
|    poi_1.csv
|    poi_2.csv
|    poi_3.csv

Garmin Nuvi 765T

anyone have any cool map60csx tricks or tips

Hello again,
Does anyone have any cool tricks,tips, websites, etc. for the Garmin map60CSX?


POI files by State

Hi Admin,
I was going through the extensive list of POI's available and I thought that if there was a cross reference list of POI's by state would it be helpful. This way going through all the files and finding those for my state is not necessary.
Just a thought !!!

Just wondering - download count

I think it would be cool to see how many times a File was downloaded. this way it can give others a way to see what people really are intrested in. I like to create files but not sure if others would like them..

Just a thought.. unless you do see a reason not to display that info.. again, just a thought

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

what diffeent between garmin c320 and C330

i want to know what diffeent between garmin c320 and C330, i only know c320 not harddrive but c330 have it but how many GB by the way c330 can use other chinese too ???

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

POI factory, what a great site!

I have a Tomtom5 on my TX. I use Holux 236 for GPS nav. Ijust got Tomtom6 also but hesitate to install bec. there is not that much improvement. Anyways, when I was just searching around, I found this forum. This is a great site and I will try to provide some info to help others. By the way, Ilive in Vancouver Canada.
ps. Summer is here:)

natches trace parkway

has anyone ever mapped this parkway out for gas stops,rest stops, eats etc? i am doing a motorcycle road trip in august with some friends and need info on the parkway it stretches over 440 miles and i think 3 states

Annoying Newbie Question #4

Model - Nuvi 360

Is it possible to have the GPS record a route taken and save it to be used again.
Say if you have a passenger giving you directions to a place that you would prefer to use in the future, but are sure to forget.
Can you record to use later?


Wanted TO say "Hello".

Just got my Garmin streetpilot c530.. I think I am going to love it. We are going to vacation in a few days and think it is going to be as handy as a "pocket on a shirt".. lol. Just found this site and love it,if I can ever figure out what you all are talking about. I am still trying to figure out what a MapSource is.....?

"Happy Trails" BoniCburn......Garmin Streetpilot c550

Almost forgot

Can anyone tell me why when I loaded the 'Red Light Camera" POI file onto both my SD card and the internal memory for my nuvi 680, why it is not showing up at all on my GPS when I'm on the road? I passed through several intersections today with cameras and got no notification. Thanx.

- Jeff - Garmin nuvi 680

Can I use Bluechart Americas v8 with nuvi 350?

Can I? Or will I have to get a certain GPS system to use this?

-Thank you,


-Mask667**Nuvi 350**

Whats the difference wbetween this map & the one on your Nuvi

On Garmin's site th ey sell the
SD data card, City Navigator NT, North America for $139.00

Is this what is already loaded on a Nuvi 360 when you buy it? Is there any reason you would spend $139 to get this map Garmin sells?

c330 and direct GPS coordinate entry

I just emailed Tech Support at Garmin asking them if they planned on introducing Direct GPS Coordinate entry on the c330 like what exists on the NUVI series. They are going to add this request to their "Comment Box" but they have heard of no plans for such additional functionality. It would be really nice to be able to have that added.

Garmin C330

Sheetz Stores

Anyone interested in a POI for SHEETZ stores should visit the site listed below. You'll find both .csv and .ov2 formatted files created by the SHEETZ people themselves.

There's a SHEETZ icon available as well.


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.

New member

Just saying hi and glad I found this website yesterday. I have been using TomTom Navigator 5/6 for just over one year with my Treo smartphone. I have it loaded with redlight cameras, speed traps, and other POI's.

Hopefully I will be able to take advantage of the great information found here and contribute with some POI's that I have planned to create in the near future.

TomTom Navigator 6 w/Treo 755p smartphone

Best GPS for lakes in AR/MO?

I've got a Garmin 7200 in my truck and love it. I'm thinking about a hand held to use in my bass boat. Although I've never really gotten lost on the lake (at least not for long) I would feel a little better knowing how to get back to camp without searching.
Anyone have a Garmin 76 series and the inland lakes map? That seems to be a good one reading Garmins site. Or any other reccomendations?

John, USAF Retired