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Are Cameras the New Guns?

I had been contemplating whether to post an article on the growing "illegality" of filming police for a while. While it is not really GPS related, many instances seem traffic related and we have had a spat of posts concerning "privacy". These have included OnStar recording your driving and clandestine installation of GPS devise on a person's car.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Military jamming of GPS in Scotland suspended

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-1524...

Quote:

Jamming of global positioning signals (GPS) during Europe's largest military exercise has been suspended, following complaints from fishermen.

Contributor of the Week

I am noticing a lot of users of this site with Contributor of the Week badges by their names. I'm sure they can't all be contributor of the week for this past week. Are those badges staying with the user after they win it for good? Is this something new?

Contributors of the Week 2011-10-03

This is one of those weeks where it's hard to narrow the field and select just one or two people to recognize, so I've decided to do something a little different.

This week, I'm going to shine a spotlight on a discussion topic that I particularly enjoyed and recognize everyone who's contributed to the thread thus far.

The post I've selected is "Rejuvenate a Nuvi Battery?":

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 10th, 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.

Jonathan

Happy Thanksgiving (in Canada)

to all my fellow canuks smile

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514

Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

I just ran across an old Time magazine article I had saved. While it has nothing directly to do with Automated Traffic Enforcement, it occurred to me that it would make good reading for city councils and/or police departments considering what leeway should be given to offenses caught on cameras - particularly turning right on red.

State highway officials ...

State highway officials are using their public offices to lend credibility to ... the Traffic Safety Coalition

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/36/3605.asp#source

The FCC is at it again!

Now it's mandatory - GPS capabilities for cell phones by 2018.

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/FCC-Mobile-Devices-iPhone-Androi...

This will bring the "Big Brother is watching" paranoids out screaming!

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Mandatory Firmware update!

cool

Nuvi 7x5 firmware update to 4.30 released.

Update thru webupdater or Garmin site.

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"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy S4

Auto Owners Beware -- D.C. Cops Throw Drivers in Jail for Expired Tags

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Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

maintaining active status

after achieving active status, what needs to be done to maintain it?

Headstone locations

I want to use the GPS to put coordinates for the location of my ancestors headstone. Some are in very bad shape and are hard to locate.

Has anyone ever done anything like this or have advise how to proceed?

Tim S.

Contributors of the Week 2011-09-26

This week we're recognizing turboccc. He's already well decorated as contributor of the year for 2009 and 2010, but like the energizer bunny, this guy just keeps going-and-going-and-going smile

This last week, turboccc's been quite busy making the top-notch Extra POI Editor (EPE) even more "awesomer", with new beta versions 5.26, 5.27 and soon EPE v5.28.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 3rd, 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.

Jonathan

Deleteing POI files

I recently downloaded two files to my brand new Garmin GPS, Costco and Walmart locations. However now I know that I already have very accurate information for both so how do I delete these from my GPS?

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David & Sue Pierce Ocean Shores, WA

Windmill And POI Files

JM,

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

Intro

Hi All,

Looks a well layed our Forum.

looking for Speed cameras UK for
my Nissan Juke (2010).

sat nav (Nissan Connect) came whith no
Speed Cam allerts. Cool ?.

BF...

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - October 2011

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go. (Like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive.

Thank you CherylMASS for starting the original "Keeping the Windmill Alive" thread at POI Factory.

POI Factory Joke Thread - October 2011

This is the 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....

JM

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