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 The Garmin nuvi 260 GPS shows up as 2 FAT drives (internal flash and SD) when connected with a standard USB-miniUSB cable.  ​ The Garmin nuvi 260 GPS shows up as 2 FAT drives (internal flash and SD) when connected with a standard USB-miniUSB cable.  ​
  
-==== Links ====+==== Links and notes ====
  
   * [[http://​gentoo-wiki.com/​HARDWARE_Garmin_nuvi|Gentoo hardware wiki, with some general info]]   * [[http://​gentoo-wiki.com/​HARDWARE_Garmin_nuvi|Gentoo hardware wiki, with some general info]]
   * [[http://​www.malsingmaps.com/​wiki/​index.php/​Quick_and_Dirty_Guide_for_the_Simple_People|How to install this site's Malaysia/​Singapore maps]]   * [[http://​www.malsingmaps.com/​wiki/​index.php/​Quick_and_Dirty_Guide_for_the_Simple_People|How to install this site's Malaysia/​Singapore maps]]
   * [[http://​www.howtointernets.com/​wiki/​index.php/​Creating_Custom_Points_of_Interest_for_a_Garmin_Nuvi_Handheld_GPS|Creating custom POIs wiki]]   * [[http://​www.howtointernets.com/​wiki/​index.php/​Creating_Custom_Points_of_Interest_for_a_Garmin_Nuvi_Handheld_GPS|Creating custom POIs wiki]]
 +  * [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Point_of_Interest#​External_links|Wikipedia'​s "Point of Interest"​ article includes a discussion on file formats]]
 +  * The Web Updater will of course update your firmware, but it can also be used to add voices, including the British English Text-to-Speech,​ so you can pretend to be James May on Top Gear.
 +  * Press and hold on the speedometer in the trip computer screen and you'll get a diagnostic mode, which can be used to look at stats and record a travel history (from [[http://​www.marcforrest.com/​2007/​11/​15/​garmin-nuvi-200-track-hack/​|this blog post]])
 +
 +==== Geocaching ====
 +Find crap put places by people, http://​www.geocaching.com/​. ​ That site has its own dumb format (LOC files), any the nuvi (and most other Garmin devices) want the GPX format. ​ The site will emit GPX files if you give them money, but I'd rather just convert the two formats with this [[loc2gpx script]].
  
 ==== Add vehicle icons ==== ==== Add vehicle icons ====
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