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GPS-stranded driver stuck 3 days in snow

The latest idiot... rolleyes


A Quebec woman stranded for three days on a snowy New Brunswick logging road after her GPS led her astray says she expected to be stuck until spring.

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

GPS overlay 'ready for plane use'

The European system that augments GPS signals to make them more accurate is now suitable for use in aviation, the European Commission says.

Egnos, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, can tell planes and helicopters where they are to within a couple of metres.

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

Recalculating (about every 1 or 2 kilometers)

On a recent trip along a stretch of highway 9 in Ontario,my 250W started recalculating about every 1or2 kilometers west of Orangeville . It did it for about 10kms. then stops and everything is fine.There is a very large micro wave tower in the area just off the road,possible? Anyone with any ideas.


Meritline GPS glocker

I came across this item:

1. Does this thing actually work?
2. Who would really buy this thing?
3. Is it even legal?

-- - red light cameras do not work

Greetings from NJ


Rath here, just checking in and saying hi! New to this GPS stuff and POI's.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Garmin 1390T X1 & 50LM

Change in Google Earth

Opened Google Earth (not Google Maps) today and I thought something was wrong. But nope, it's a change.

You know that Funky location indicator that was hard to see, especially in urban areas?

Well, now there's a bright red X in a bright red box. Hard to miss. Guess they got too many complaints about it being hard to see!

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

Contributors of the Week 2011-02-21

This week we are recognizing Rettollcapt and Bear007.

Rettollcapt is working on producing Fly Shop files for all of us fishermen and women. He even made a really nice icon for them. Great job!!!!

Bear007 has been working on the Grainger project. It is nice to have some of these big companies finished and up in just one file.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 28th, 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

Over a quarter million strong and growing...

Over a quarter million strong and growing...

When I joined this family, I was the 14,984th member (that was 3 years and 43 weeks ago). This family has now grown, to over a quarter of a million strong.

I take my hat off to MaryAnn and Jonathan for all their efforts in running "the best" POI site on the internet.

Keep up the good work!!!

Best regards,


Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Sent back GPS, Can I load info to my newer one? HElp!

I bought a different gps since I wasn't happy with the last one, so I returned it. Now I need to find out how i can load my poi purchased to this one

US Post Offices

Is there a POI file for US Post Offices?

How about just Tennessee?

Kingston, Tennessee

Does ANY current gen/model GPS have music (mp3) playback?

I have a Nuvi 750 which works perfectly fine, but have been considering making an upgrade, especially after seeing the current offerings from Garmin and even Tom Tom (been a long time Garmin user but that 5" display from Tom Tom really caught my eye).

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 21st, 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

Contributors of the week 2011-02-14

This week our contributor is Alandb;)

Looks like you just passed your two year anniversary here at the factory and are still plugging away being helpful in the forums. It is always nice to see you posting. Thanks again.

Miss POI

Civil War Sites

I am always looking for Civil War Sites. Has anyone developed a POI for that?

Thanks to All

I would like to extend my thanks to Mary Ann and all of the others that volunteer their time and knowledge to make this site a success. The data here takes a lot of effort from all to keep it current and as diversified as it is. Sometimes I think we just expect the data to be up to date and don't realize the hours behind the maintenance. Once again thanks to all that contribute.

John B - Garmin 765T

Gold Rush Alaska

What a shame God Rush Alaska 1st season ended and old man Jack didn’t get killed in the Glory Hole, maybe next season…

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

GPS Accuracy

Tonight, I was watching my unit find the satellites and watching the accuracy change. The best i got was 12 foot. I was wondering, what is the best accuracy these units can achieve with good reception? Also was watching the elevation for about an hour in a stationary position and watched it continually decrease, about a foot every 5 minutes or so till it finally stopped.

America's Worst Speed Traps

Thought this was interesting. They hit the nail on the head about Chicago. This is why I love the speed limit display on my Nuvi, it has saved me from a ticket several times!!!

Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

What is the Datum used along with these Coords. posted on the POI factory?

I have tried NAD27 and NAD83 and he WGS datums. My info does not match up on the Google Maps imported in Mapsource.

I am trying to convert my Garmin Mapsource to fit the POI custom coords. data so I can add new Speed Cameras. I had had the Mapsource program set to UTM's and NAD 27 at one time but cannot seem to get it to be in line with the POI data.

Thanks in Advance.

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