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Geocaching goes mainstream?

Well, I never thought that our small local paper would publish an article on GPSs, let alone Geocaching.

But there it was yesterday, on the front page no less.


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red light cameras

It looks like Los Angeles will be getting rid of it`s red light cameras .

Time is never wasted...It is improperly used .

August long weekend gas price increase

Gas went up 9 cents a liter here in 8 hours in 'celebration' (kak!) of the August 1st holiday. It's 1.339 per liter from 1.249.

How do these people get away with this year after year? I can only say GOOD as it keeps the Alberta tourists away!

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Rest Area File

Prior to leaving on a 1500 mile trip with our RV, I updated my Rest Area POI. Prior to doing this, I was receiving a notification of a Rest Area two miles out. After downloading the updated version I received no alerts. When I went to "Extras" the Rest Area POI file was there and if I went to a specific RA, it did show that the POI did have an alert setting.

What did I do wrong?

Contributors of the Week 2011-07-18

This week we are recognizing ShenanigansNZ.

Thank you so much for all of your humor and tech support in the forums this week. You rock!!!

Miss POI

Calculated distance to a POI

This topic has probably been discussed before.

If it has I apologize, if it has not, I hope someone finds it useful.

I've been on a quest...

The quest was on how to enhance the contents of POI csv files so the POI's descriptions would, in addition to name, address, phone etc, it would also have things like coordinates and distance between my house and each location.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 25th, 2011

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

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

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Android tablets

Picked up the Android Toshiba Thrive Tablet a few days ago.Only has wifi.Been playing around with the navagation.It seems to work as long as you don't leave the route.Once you do you have to re-set from another wifi connection. See .Wondering if anyone else has any feed back on navagation on other tablets with wifi.Or using something other then Google.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Yet another map error headache

Seems that another map error is causing grief.


When an obvious error is causing problems, then why can't the map supplier give that a high priority?

Then you have the folks that don't have a clue that the maps can and should be updated every now and then.

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Which navigation system seems to be the best one? Has anyone tried the Escort IQ Navigation/Radar detector device?

If you think your Nav is really good please share what type you have, how long you've had it and what is good and bad about it.

Labeling POI's

I am a volunteer fireman and have created a POI file with all the hydrants in our fire district. We have installed Garmin GPS's in each fire truck which displays the location of the hydrant on the map. I would like to display not only the hydrant but also the street address where the hydrant is located on the map. Is there a way for me to add this info to the map?

POI Factory Joke Thread - July 2011

This is the new official POI Factory Joke thread. It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Have fun....

Miss POI

leaving GPS / electronics in hot car

So it is getting pretty darn hot here in Arizona, close to 110F or so. I usually park my car in the shade or garage, but there have been more than a few times where I had to leave my GPS in the glove box, trunk, etc., as I run errands.

Have not had issues yet, but I can't help but think that kind of heat must be bad for the GPS, right?

-- - red light cameras do not work

Borders Liquidating all Remaining Stores

Looks like we won't have to worry about updates to the Borders POI database.

Contributors of the Week 2011-07-11

This week we are recognizing Mahoney, yes the people have spoken and Miss POI is a good listener.

You not only keep your own projects up to date but you also help other people with their projects.

We are so lucky to have you in our community. Thanks for all that you do.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 18th, 2011

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

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

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

Women's World Cup

Congrats to Japan for winning the women's world soccer cup - on penalty kicks, and to the USA for making it an exciting final.

Hello to the people of this forum.

I'm new to the forums specifically, though I've had an account with this site for quite longer. And it's been quite some time from making an account here and this topic here. Which seems somewhat wrong.

So again to reiterate, hello folks!

Hello and Welcome...

Well... as it states, Hello.

We just purchased a Garmin Nuvi-1450.

I just figured out how to get the POI files with sound and custom icon installed.

Now I'm looking to learn more about creating the custom POI files; however, the discussions and instructions are occationally disjointed. SO, can someone here point me in the right direction?


Tax on online GPS receiver orders

Amazon is fighting a California law requiring them to collect taxes on sales in the state.

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