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All Month long of May

ALS Awareness Month
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APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month
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Better Hearing & Speech Month
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Celiac Awareness Month

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

TND 720

I just bought a TND 720, I tried importing the pois, But my computer wont let me import the file, , and I cant see it in the download menue. But I can see it when I am not trying to import the file to the Gps.

Coconino National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map

[Updated 4/16/2014]


The 2012 discussion of the existence of (and need for) Motor Vehicle Use Maps has been discussed in the thread:


The older thread discusses why the Forests are now coming up with Motor Vehicle Use maps rather than the old standard "all forest" maps.

A question for you Zumo users

I have recently become a scooter rider (a Honda Helix clone to match my lady friend's Helix) Both are 250 cc bikes. We have matching helmets with Bluetooth intercom capability (Sena SMH10). The bike to bike and telephone features work great. I have mounted our older Garmin GPS's, mine is a 760 and hers is a 350.

North Star in SW Ohio

Progressive: Rate Suckers Change up the UBI Message

Interesting take on Flo's (Progressive) Snapshot device.


ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Contributors of the Week 2013-4-15

This week we are recognizing, Gary A!

Gary A has been a member for over five years. He maintains a variety of files for Tampa Bay area attractions and is always fun to hear from in the forums.


Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 22, 2013

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.


How old is your street view

I was looking at my address on GoogleMaps today using street view. I realized that I could see a pile of trash that would let me date the image to the spring of 2008 (some renovation work).

Is there anything unique to your street view that would let you date it?

If so, when was the shot taken?

Google Glass -- your car is the killer app

A story over in Wired that I think nails it--


Your car is the killer app for Google Glass -- not only for gps/nav, but extending into other aspects.

Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Internet sales tax

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

New Car Options

Almost all of the new model cars and trucks have available options for navigation systems. I must admit some of the capabilities and integration points are tempting. I still have not seen any with the ability for the user to add POI and update maps for a reasonable cost. I may have missed something as the capabilities of the offered systems change quite often.

John B - Garmin 765T

A quick Survey ... Survey says....


I have been reading on this site for quite some time now.. There seems to be a LOT of great folks signed on here..

But one thing that inquiring minds wants to know(ME) is just what is the age group that we have here..

If your up to the Challenge, just answer the following question: (or dont if you feel you cant.. I wont be mad)

Here is the Break Down:

A) Under 25

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

new GPS idea that could be potentially very useful

After my previously posted here unpleasant experience of being pulled over by a cop while driving lawfully on a highway, and being falsely accused of "swevering", I have thought about getting a dash cam to protect myself.

Seeing these videos make me even more motivated to get one:



http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

See a person dragging a body into a lake

Is this real?

Go on Google Maps. Type in: 52.376552,5.198303 and you'll see a man dragging a body into a lake.

Contributors of the Week 2013-4-08

This week we are recognizing gordyo!

Gordyo dopted the Marriott Properties file a couple of weeks ago and has been updating it nicely.
He also started the Get Rid of Your Old GPS thread which is proving helpful for many users.
We’re happy to see him active on the site again!

Thanks, gordyo!


Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 15, 2013

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.


POI Suggestions for newbie

Can anyone who lives in Minnesota recommend some POI files that will be helpful for finding things that someone who knows nothing about Minnesota will find helpful.

In particular, the Twin Cities Metro Area.


Garmin Nuvi 255W

Phony Speed Cameras in MD

There is an article in the Washington Post this morning concerning the town of Laurel, MD where the local police have installed a decoy speed camera - a traffic camera box with only sandbags in them. It was installed near Laurel Elementary School. The real one was installed elsewhere. DC, Prince George's & Montgomery County say that none of theirs are fakes.

New to the site and could use some guidence

Greetings and Hello to all.

anyone subject of a fishing traffic stop before?

I was on a road trip recently with a friend, driving at the speed limit on cruise control in a new rental car with less than 5k miles on the odo. There was hardly any traffic so it was a nice drive for a while.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work
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