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WalMart to Sell Ipads this Friday

Just read an article that says, starting this Friday WalMart will be selling Ipads. Just wanted you folks to know this earth shattering news !!!!!

Contributors of the Week 2010-10-04

This week we are recognizing Donaldb530.

This guy is managing some of the biggest projects in the community and is doing a great job.

It is nice to have someone so dedicated working on the Walmart project, it is always changing and you keep it updated nicely.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 11th 2010

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

What if Columbus had a Garmin?

Happy Columbus Day grin

Warrant-less GPS Tracking

Is Warrant-less GPS Tracking Legal?

The courts are divided on the legality of GPS tracking and the issue seems destined for the Supreme Court.

http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2010/10/08/01

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

skyline hwy northern virginia

Can someone who has driven the Skyline Hwy in Northern Virginia give me a heads up on this road, seems on Google map like it pretty winding rd. with plenty elevation, how easy is to navigate on a car say from Swannanoa to Front Royal?

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

Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

20 more minutes to the long weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canuks.

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Pioneer preps laser head-up display

Pioneer is developing a head-up display for cars that links in with the navigation function available on many modern smartphones. A prototype of the device is on show this week at Japan's Ceatec electronics show, and the company said it hopes to have a commercial model available in 2012.

http://www.itworld.com/business/123380/pioneer-preps-laser-h...

Interesting article on the future of cell phone based navigation

Here is the link to an interesting article that seems to indicate starting next year people will be able to display GPS info in the car from their cell phone using "terminal mode"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39563436/ns/technology_and_scien...

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Nuvi 760 Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

POI Confirmation & Cloud Data vs. Cached Data

As I was reading the posts http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5107?page=3 about incorrect POIs, etc., I was sort of reminiscing about another hobby of mine and comparing and contrasting. I am a licensed amateur radio operator as well as scanner radio listener.

Summerville, West Virginia

I'm traveling to South Carolina, soon and have heard of the infamous Summerville Speed Trap, along Hwy 19.

Does anyone have the coordinates that show where it changes from 65 MPH to 50 MPH.

I plan to stay alert and my wife will be watching as well, but one can never be too careful with a place like this.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

companies providing POI files

I'm finding more and more companies providing store location POI files on their Websites. Maybe we could provide a link option in the POI File section, rather than posting a static file?

For example, ScotiaBank has a file of locations, ExxonMobil does too - might be better for us to post the links so it is always current?

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Contributors of the Week 2010-09-27

This week we are recognizing Dobs108.

This kind gentleman is always so helpful in the forums and also behind the scenes in his area of NY. I really appreciate his attention to detail and helping to make sure that things are correct in the red light camera file.

I love reading his posts, they are always so interesting and insightful.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 4th 2010

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

Adapter to unlock the Toyota (Sienna) & Lexus GPS unit to use it while driving

I have found a company in Calif. who sells the adapter to unlock the GPS units in Toyota SIenna and LExus so that the user can search poi, input addresses while driving. ALso this adapter will allow user to use the radion/music section without restriction (like searching for multiple folders, songs on ipod ect).

How Good Are **YOUR** GPS's Directions?

Apologies if it's already been offered here, but if you haven't seen this video, I'm confident you'll be impressed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpxwXUjh71g

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Map Quality / Accuracy

I just purchased a nuvi 1450T, and I find it very refreshing compared to my old TomTom 930T. One of the things that seriously frustrated me with TomTom was the lack of accuracy in the maps. I am not referring to a brand new overpass, but in one case a piece of highway that has been in place for over 10 years and is 15 miles long, but TomTom's maps were unaware of it.

Haunted Houses 2010.........bomb fires, corn mazes....

Anyone working on haunted houses, corn mazes, bomb fires etc.?

Will Your Next GPS Have Wifi?

I have been using my Garminfone for about a month now. This is actually my third GPS phone. The first two were a Pharos GPS Phone 600 with Garmin Mobile XT and more recently the Garmin Nuvifone G60. I must say that I really like this device. I have my T-Mobile SIM card in it, but I stopped using the data plan on it a few days ago.

TomTom shows signs of life with Traffic Manifesto

aims to shorten European travel times by 5 percent

More GPS news from Engadget.

http://tinyurl.com/2anjyhp

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