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GPS Freed

This from my local Arabian Business website.
Apparently sourced from the US Military website


GPS freed

by ArabianBusiness.com staff writer on Sunday, 04 November 2007

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

Costco now offering Nuvi 650 for $299.99 plus s&h.

Will be offering the Nuvi 680 in about week. Can't wait to see what that price will be.

icons loaded into C330

I have downloaded sond icons into a folders. Can you tell me how to load them into the GPS (C330) so they will appear on screen (red light camera icons)

number on icon

Can someone tell me what the number 14 means when it shows up on the enter address icon on the main menu.
I'm pretty sure it appeared after I uploaded a wifi poi file. I checked the address book and there are no entries in there.. I also checked the number of wifi hotspots and there are way more than 14..

I'm stumped..

Just discovered a way to customize my SP 2720 for favorite icon appearance

I think most people believe that the favorites icon distance appearance for custom poi's was defaulted to around 300ft to 800ft and could not be changed. However, on mine, while it has a default setting of 800ft, and the icons disappeared at anything over 800 ft, I can now customize it to anywhere from 300 ft to 5 miles. Had this gpsr over a year and just learning that.

Chatty Kathy Thread for the week of November 5th 2007

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Contributors of the week 2007-10-29

This week we are recognizing Xnman and JM as our contributors of the week and also giving honorable mention to CBRdan and Gregb882.

Xnman, you are the new fresh face at the POI Factory, you blew into town 2 and a half weeks ago and have really become a member of our knowledgeable helpful family. It is really great to have you in the forums.

No Go Areas

It would be really great if one could, using MapSource, draw a perimeter around a certain area which would be then designated a 'no go' area for the GPS unit unless the address or destination desired is within that area.

In this manner users could set up avoidances for heavy traffic intersections/ turnpikes or high crime areas etc.

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

Garmin Nuvi 200

Can I download custom icons onto this model? Cause it's not working...


i thought i had the poi down pat but i dont. i cant get it to talk and and say redlight camera ahead and etc. i have the 3 files all named the same exept for the extension and it just beeps when i get to a camera. also another thing i cant get it the sub directories. i would like a folder tha says fuel, and within that folder another folder tha says esso, and another one flying j and so on.

nuvi 755t


Just Wanted to let everyone know that MapQuest has a new beta version out and it works well with the Garmin Mapping its from NEVTEQ Give it a try here is the site


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

POI icons

This maybe already answered somewhere but I couldn't see it. Anyway, after you download a POI icon and transfer it to your GPS are you able to then check the map and see it? For example can I view the icon for a rest area that is at the other end of the country?

Wal-mart Supercenter Only POI

I am looking for Wal-Mart Supercenter Only POI.
What suggestions does anybody have?
I guess I could load all Wal-Marts and then delete
Non-Supercenter Locations ?




Hi all,I love my street pilot(Garmin 340)being a over the road truck driver it saves me hours a week plotting my routes,the main reason I bought the pilot,was to keep ne off roads with low under passes,13,6 is the height of my trailer,since owning my pilot,it has taken me to one under pass that was 13,ft.When I bought the pilot I specifically,ask if this was possible,I was told to put the device o

from other site


I found out other chinese site and i found some map can free download but just for ppc ( pocket person computer ) like from Garmin and tom tom too.

so I do know why they don't free for gps only.????

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

Reminder...turn back the clocks tonight

If you live in one of the few areas that don't participate in this biannual ritual, please disregard this public service message....

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Cow Award Nomination for the week of October 29th

This week is going to be extra hard for me to choose just a few people to recognize. There have been some huge behind the scenes action this week.

Let me know what you have seen and feel needs to be recognized.

Miss Poi

First Long-Trip and Rest Areas

Hello everyone,

I picked up a Garmin 660 a few weeks ago with the 2008 maps already loaded. I guess that makes me a newb. For the most part I'm very pleased. Although I have encountered some side-streets that don't exist and it not recognizing I'm on a ramp deviating from the projected route.

I found this site just before a trip from Chicago to St. Louis.

Tanga309 ~ nuvi 660

poi verbal alerts

i cant seem to get my poi to say camera ahead. i named a mp3 file the exact same name as the acual poi file. the icon, i can get to show but not the mp3. what am i doing wrong

nuvi 755t

RSS for new POI files

...just daydreaming...

- Keith