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Google Map Maker

Check this out:
http://www.google.com/mapmaker

We can now contribute to make changes to Google maps in the US. I'm not sure how Google is going to review/verify the changes. There could be millions of changes in a day. The plus side is they're using map users time and effort for free smile

Garmin behaving badly

In Danville Illinois, the prison is across a small field from our motel. That field had many motion detectors on poles. In our room I booted up my 295w. When it started looking for satellites it would start booting again. It did this over & over that night and in the morning also. As we departed it locked in the satellites just fine. That had never happened before or since.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

The Garmin 465T side by side with the Rand McNally TND 510 for OTR Driver The Winner is

Last Oct I got the Garmin 465T for 450.00 + 25.00 shiping from Garmin. As a OTR Driver I need a good GPS for my job. I have been with Garmin sence the Street Pilot they have a good rep an a good CS. saying that the 465T is a pice of junk. It takes me. off route on to roads I should not be on. it will not let me go on roads I should on. It will takes me 15-20 miles out of the way per run.

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Southern CA Temp 76 and Sunny. Running around with my Nuvi 465T. Getting lost around the country and loving it.

Contributors of the Week 2011-04-11

This week we are recognizing Shrifty!!!

Yes as promised, I am tossing this outstanding contributor out to pasture with the rest of you!!!

I really appreciate all that you have been doing to help update some of our old projects that have just been lying around the factory floor;)

Great Job!!!

Miss POI

NSA Tips - Keeping Your Home Network Secure

See link to 8 page PDF file.

http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/best_practices.pdf

"Campgrounds" aren't always campgrounds.

Having recently downloaded the POI file "Oregon Campgrounds (434)" I find the majority of the listed sites are RV parks—not campgrounds. There is a difference. Try boondocking in a RV park.These categories should be separated into two files.

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Garmin Nuvi 1350T. No television set in our home for 13 years. Experiences are better than things. The cheaper the trip, the richer the experience. Read our book—Tea and Bees Milk, our Year in a Turkish Village. Available on Amazon.com

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 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

Seeking AM/FM

I once got a POI download that listed all AM/FM radio stations nearby. Can anyone tell me what it is titled?

Enhancement - Weather Info

I gotta say, the traffic info, at least in the KC area is pretty sketchy, BUT I would really LOVE to see them use that capability to interface with National Weather Service weather data. All weather watches/warnings include GPS coordinates.

BoA File corrupt

Sorry guys.

If you just downloaded the BofA POI file - Try again.

I forgot to delete the extra column I use for sorting by Zip Code. It came up short a couple of hundred places.

It's complete now and uploads to my Garmin with no error and 10109 locations.

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

Raleigh, NC & vicinity

Hope all of our POI Factory "workers" are safe, sound, and undamaged after today's tornado events.

Watching WRAL-TV via their web site - awesome coverage.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Go ahead age yourself

What was the price of regular gasoline when you started driving?

My first vehicle was a used 1950 Chevy that cost me $50 of which I had to borrow from a friend and the gallon of gas was 25¢

Can you guess the year? 1963

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Fuel Cost

Taking a vacation soon, heading toward south Florida from Tennessee. Have does the fuel cost in south Florida compare to TN?

Texas eliminates night time speed limits

We love to speed in Tx. 70 mph going to 75 and 80 mph going to 85 and even night time speed difference going to day time limit.

http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/highway-speed-l...

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Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

Batch Utility

Is there a batch utility that is still available to update poi files? I could not find the old one online anymore.

Smarter Traffic?

Motorcycke Riders...curious who else rides>>>

what they ride and if they have a GPS onboard:

To start off, I have an '05 Road Star with a TT340S XL in a Ram Mount and a 1982 GS1100E bare bones.

Anyone else care to share their ride and rig?

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"You can't get there from here"

Update my car DVD for $149 or not

I have a 2006 Odyssey and I received a letter asking if I wanted to buy the GPS DVD update for $149. The car navi is not as easy to use as my handheld but I know I always have it in that car if I do need it. Any pros and cons would be helpful. Thanks.

Bell System Technical Journal Archives

For the techies in the group.

Bell Labs was the birthplace of many technologies and scientific discoveries that virtually define our understanding of the modern world and The Bell System Technical Journal (BSTJ) was the record of those achievements.

The entire archives of the BSTJ were placed online by Alcatel-Lucent and can now be accessed here.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/bstj/

Will you use your GPS more now, with higher gas prices for a "cheaper" route?

I think I will start using a little more my Garmin when driving locally and running errands. So far I just used it when making long trips or driving to unfamiliar areas. I have the feature for making routes so I will start planning a little more before leaving the house to make sure I'm using the best shorter or faster route depending on the destination.

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