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DEA installs license-plate recognition devices. Can the POI file be far behind?

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

Contributors of the Week 2012-07-02

This week we're recognizing dconsolla!

Last year he volunteered to take over the Hampton Inn file. Since then he has done a great job of bringing it up to date, adding locations outside the USA and keeping the file current.
He also maintains the AAA office locations for the USA and several other files including Outback Steakhouse.

Thanks for all you do, dconsolla!


Windows 8 Pro will be available for $40.

For a limited time, Microsoft will offer upgrades to Windows 8 Pro for a flat $40, as long as you're using Windows XP or later. That will be the download price and if you want the DVD it will be $70.

Don't see any detail on Windows.com yet but details can be found here:


Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s, HereWeGo for Android.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of July 9, 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.


Word Processor that will read/open downloaded CSV and GPX files.

I don't have MS Word and am to cheap to get it.To much $$$! I have AbiWord which is free and is very compatible with Windows. But it won't open CSV or GPX files. Does anyone know of another good word processor or a solution to this issue? Or maybe there is a way to use Abiword so it will open these files up? Thanks!

The countdown begins (DNS Changer Malware)

Well tonight at 12 midnight EDT the FBI will disconnect the substitute server they put online. See:


There are still about 45,600 U.S. users that are infected and about 250,000 worldwide.

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

Fantasy voices and phrases

If it could be done as a TTS voice (and I believe it cannot by us), who would you like to hear as a voice and what phrase would you create?

I would like Troy from Swamp Wars. The phrase is him warning me of a upcoming deer crossing.

"Roll down the windows and get out the guns! We got deer!"

(Yes, I know that the deer crossing is not a TTS phrase)

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

July 9 could be 'Internet doomsday' for some

July 9 could be 'Internet doomsday' for some (so check your PC or Mac).

This has come up previously but the FBI was involved in preventing the problem until now(Monday July 9 2012).

Read about it and check your computer if you wish:


Nuvi 2460LMT

Red "Updated"

What does the red "Updated" mean on the 'Recent Posts" view?

There are no new replies, and it does not show up on my 'unread posts'. I did a search of the FAQs but found nothing.

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

July 4th

Happy and safe Independence Day to our friends in the USA.

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

Contributors of the Week 2012-06-25

This week we're recognizing pwohlrab. He frequently points other users to FAQs and other information already on the site. He's an all-around swell guy; and as of last week, he's been a member for four years.

Keep up the good work!


P.S. This post is a little later in the day than usual, but better late than never. grin

COW Award

I don't seem to see it for this week, am I blind or just getting old??

Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

Month of July: Your Favorite Holiday

All month long are the following!

National Blueberry Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
Unlucky Month for weddings
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
Hitchhiking Month

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

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of July 2, 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.


Factory Joke Thread - July 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? - July 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.

July 1st.

Happy CANADA DAY Canada.145 yrs old.


July Birthdays 2012

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in July “Happy Birthday and Many More”

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

User name

Does anyone know how I can change my display name to a
pseudonym that would be displayed on my posts or Log-in name, etc.
I can't figure out how to change it. Thanx.


Florida LAW and FL.DOT requiered a Sign in every Traffic infraction detectors

Florida DOT
It is required that they have a sign at the intersection. See (2)(a) below:
 316.0776Traffic infraction detectors; placement and installation.—

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