Welcome / open talk


SD card maps

I just bought a SD card of North America maps 2012 .I in stalled the card and then turned on the GPS and it just sits there loading maps ,Have I done something wrong?Garmin 250W.


Celebrity GPS voiceovers

I wish celebs would offer their voices for navigation devices (even for a fee). These would be my 5 favorites:

1- Gordon Ramsay (including expletives)
2- Alec Baldwin (includes rants for wrong turns)
3- Ozzy Osbourne (including expletives)
4- Paul McCartney ('nuff said)
5- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (in the voice of Elaine Benes, of course)

Who would be your top 5?

Red Light Camera @ NYPD Cops, draw your own conclusion

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Contributors of the Week 2012-08-27

This week we’re recognizing -et-!

He’s been a regular contributor on the site since joining in April of last year, making posts and offering comments which are thoughtful, polite, and well-spoken.

I appreciated the time and thought he took in sharing his recommendations for scenery and small towns in the FL to WI
-Off the Beaten Path.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of September 3, 2012

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.


56th Annual Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race

The 56th Annual Gordon Bennett Cup is under way from just East of Zurich, Switzerland.

17 teams are competing in this multi-day endurance event in the air.

It can be fun to track the teams via realtime GPS tracking over the many days they are in the air during the competition. So, here is a link to the tracking page:


NY Times GPS and Human Error


In Five and a half years of using the Nuvi I stopped using the screen about 5 years ago and only use voice.

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

September Birthdays 2012

This thread is to wish everyone with a bithrday in "September" Happy birthday and many more smile

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Factory Joke Thread - September 2012

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....


Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - September 2012

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.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.


Month of SEPT: Your Favorite Holiday

Month Of Sept 2012

All Month:

Classical Music Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Fall Hat Month
International Square Dancing Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Chicken Month
Baby Safety Month
Little League Month
Honey Month
Self Improvement Month
Better Breakfast Month

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

Welcome Centers

Does anyone know where the Welcome Centers poi file is?

Credit Card Number Stolen

My friend and I work in the US at a worldwide corporation that sells IT software to businesses. He had a fraudulent charge appear on his credit card in Australia. It seems the person who stole his credit card number works for the same company at a location in Australia!

Look Ma! No hands!

Driverless vehicles approved in California.


Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

Kennedy Space Center - Google Street View

Open Google Earth and go to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and enable street view......one can now take a virtual stroll around the center. Pretty neat !

Which GPS Should I Buy & How to buy a GPS?


The 2 articles below are not thorough but it's a starting point for some general information.

Garmin vs. TomTom: Which GPS Should I Buy?


How to Buy a GPS?


Wig-wearing bank robber tracked with GPS device

Well, what do you think? Is this similar to police using GPS to follow a perp?


If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Jacksonville,Fl (RLC)

The city finally approved the use of these things, going to get like 25 of them total, I know a lot of people use I95 and I295 These arent going to interfer with your travels but if you get off the Interstate then may want to know where they are. As they start beint installed around January so they say. will keep the factory informed of them.

Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

12-Volt Dual Socket Adapter With Dual USB Ports

I am looking for a 12-Volt Dual Socket Adapter with Dual USB Ports. I did pick up one from Wal-Mart. I think it is Bell brand, it it looks pretty cheap. Anyway, so far, the best I have found is from Wagan. I am just wondering if anybody has used their devices and if they are good quality or are they cheap?

Great Site

Brand new to GPS and POI hunting. You all have a great site here.



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