Pictures for POI Packages & POI Files

 

I have started this topic because I would like to reach out to all the photographers out there looking for something to take pictures of.

What we need is pictures like on this page: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10174 that Doc_Brown took for the site of Dairy Queen. Here is another that Doc sent in for Starbucks http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6021

Please do not use pictures that you find in google or other places. I would like pictures taken by members of the community.

So if you are planning on taking some pictures for me they need to be 200X400 pixels or less and please log in your places in this forum so that others are not duplicating your work. Make sure to check the POI Packages also to see if there is already a Picture featured.

I would like to have the company sign featured in the picture.

Send all submissions to photos@poi-factory.com
Thanks everyone,

Miss POI

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DOH

Gary, will we see you on America's most wanted... Sounds like something I would have done smile

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Two More

Just emailed Miss POI 2 more:

Krispy Kreme
Panda Express

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And, A Couple More

Just emailed Miss POI these:

Marathon Fuel
Tampa Bay Nudist Resorts (no, there are no nude people in the photo)

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Tampa Bay Resorts

Gary A wrote:

Just emailed Miss POI these:

Tampa Bay Nudist Resorts (no, there are no nude people in the photo)

You probably wouldn't want to see them anyway!

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Correct

a_user wrote:

You probably wouldn't want to see them anyway!

you got that right exclaim

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Six More

Emailed these to Miss POI:

AMC Theaters
Chuck E Cheese's
Aldi's (Food Market)
Whataburger
WingHouse
State Capitol Buildings

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Good Link

Thanks for the good link on photographers' rights. I've had a run-in or two. (I should have "quoted".)

Where can I find all of the

Where can I find all of the pic's which were uploaded?

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The are on the POI Package pages.

Like the Dairy Queen picture on this page.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10174

I am fairly new to Garmin

I am fairly new to Garmin but am enjoying it and learning alot everyday. I think the photos are a great idea. Thank you. I will try to add some also.

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Miss POI. I am new to this

Miss POI. I am new to this forum and am interested in contributing to your and others project. Because of so many threads I didn't read all of them. So I apologized in advanced if my questions been answered. Are you separating these POI by states and into categories? (gas stations, grocery stores, financial institutions, etc.) I reside in Oregon and am planning to travel to California tomorrow. I can cover 2 states for you. Would you kindly point me to the link of the list you have collected? Also, what is 200x400 pixels? Is it 1mp, 2mp or 3mp? Is there a time limit on this?

cool

tk5365 wrote:

Miss POI. I am new to this forum and am interested in contributing to your and others project. Because of so many threads I didn't read all of them. So I apologized in advanced if my questions been answered. Are you separating these POI by states and into categories? (gas stations, grocery stores, financial institutions, etc.) I reside in Oregon and am planning to travel to California tomorrow. I can cover 2 states for you. Would you kindly point me to the link of the list you have collected? Also, what is 200x400 pixels? Is it 1mp, 2mp or 3mp? Is there a time limit on this?

Here is my list of files: http://www.poi-factory.com/poifiles

They are divided by category and you can look up the page for the project to see if it already has a picture.

I really appreciate the help. Go ahead and take the pictures, send them to me and I will put them in the correct format. 2mp is usually best.

Miss POI

I'd like to see...

I'd like to see Location: and Contributed by: directly under the photo. idea

Any chance the Baja Fresh

Any chance the Baja Fresh icon can be posted with the Baja Fresh POI? Don't have any icons for that yet here. Thanks! smile

You could make your own.

It's pretty simple to make your own icon. Just go to http://images.google.com and enter Baja Fresh in the search field. Find the image you want and save it to your PC (right click - save image as.. in Firefox). Then use any photo edit program, I use Irfanview, and re-size the downloaded image to 24 X 24 pixels. Save the new image with the exact same name as the POI file but with a .BMP extension. Then use POIloader to upload both the POI and BMP file to your Nuvi in the normal way.

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GENIUS method!!

t923347 wrote:

It's pretty simple to make your own icon. Just go to http://images.google.com and enter Baja Fresh in the search field. Find the image you want and save it to your PC (right click - save image as.. in Firefox). Then use any photo edit program, I use Irfanview, and re-size the downloaded image to 24 X 24 pixels. Save the new image with the exact same name as the POI file but with a .BMP extension. Then use POIloader to upload both the POI and BMP file to your Nuvi in the normal way.

Under "show options", select "icon", you will likely find a 24 x 24 pixel image. smile

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Nice Idea

Nice Idea

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pics from the community

Hi,

What sort of photos are you looking for?

Let's get this ball rolling again.

I just started filling in my empty POI files with images. Carvel, Fairway Markets (not published yet), and Friendlys. If you are missing and would like to have an image for your POI, make your request here. Someone in their course of travel may be passing by that spot and will be able to get a shot for the team. Let's get cracking folks!

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

In need of a pic for Fatburger

Any soul out west could hook up a brother from New York?

Thanks in advance

As a form of payment, I will glorify your name on the Fatburger POI page under your picture. wink

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/3420

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Sounds good to me

I would like to have photos for mine, if anyone could take them I would greatly appreciate it. If not, I'll update when I get back home.

Bob, Canzaciti Roadhouse has 4 locations in the NYC area if you happen to pass by.

The ones I'd need photos of are:

Bone Daddy's House of Smoke
Brick House Tavern and Tap
Burger Girl
Canzaciti Roadhouse
Heart Attack Grill
Hooters
Knockouts Haircuts for Men
Mugs N Jugs
Show Me's Restaurant
Tilted Kilt
Twin Peaks Restaurant

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I'll be passing by one on Friday

...on the way to poker night. Weather permitting, I'll grab a shot for you. May even stop in for a bite. Never heard of them before.

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I sent them to you

To shrifty: I sent the first three listed to your email. If that is good I can send more.

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Thanks!

navycop wrote:

To shrifty: I sent the first three listed to your email. If that is good I can send more.

It would be awesome if you could send more.

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Sure Thing

shrifty wrote:
navycop wrote:

To shrifty: I sent the first three listed to your email. If that is good I can send more.

It would be awesome if you could send more.

Okay, stand by.

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Fatburger pic

camerabob wrote:

Any soul out west could hook up a brother from New York?

Snapped one today for you. smile Contact me.

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Got it.

Thanks a bunch.

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Got outta work too late.

I did manage dinner in Canz tho. More like another Hooters... Too loud. Too many TVs. Overload for dudes... wink I should be able to get the shot before Monday. I'll take care of Hooters too. Gotta pass it on the way over. Kinda....

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Thanks again for the pics

camerabob wrote:

I did manage dinner in Canz tho. More like another Hooters... Too loud. Too many TVs. Overload for dudes... wink I should be able to get the shot before Monday. I'll take care of Hooters too. Gotta pass it on the way over. Kinda....

Thanks again for the other pics! The closest Hooters is over 2000 miles away.... sad

How was the food at Canz?

I'll have to update the images when I get a chance.

Just finished updating the pics to put into icons.

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What do you expect?

shrifty wrote:

How was the food at Canz?

Par for the course. (Don't go out out your way for the food) The wait staff....that's another issue altogether. wink

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Next trip to NYC

camerabob wrote:
shrifty wrote:

How was the food at Canz?

Par for the course. (Don't go out out your way for the food) The wait staff....that's another issue altogether. wink

Next time I head up to NYC I'll have to stop by, I travel to LIC and Queens quite often.

Back on topic, how do we update our Icons and pictures for the POIs?

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Sent pictures

shrifty wrote:
camerabob wrote:

I did manage dinner in Canz tho. More like another Hooters... Too loud. Too many TVs. Overload for dudes... wink I should be able to get the shot before Monday. I'll take care of Hooters too. Gotta pass it on the way over. Kinda....

Thanks again for the other pics! The closest Hooters is over 2000 miles away.... sad

How was the food at Canz?

I'll have to update the images when I get a chance.

Just finished updating the pics to put into icons.

I sent you one for hooters and canz.

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Received

navycop wrote:

I sent you one for hooters and canz.

Got both, thanks!

Now, how do we update on the website?

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.

shrifty wrote:

Now, how do we update on the website?

AFAIK the only way to do it is

miss poi wrote:

Send all submissions to
photos@poi-factory.com

as stated in the original post of this thread. It would be nice if we could update pictures, icons, and alert sounds ourselves, but I don't think we can.

Ah...

VersatileGuy wrote:

as stated in the original post of this thread. It would be nice if we could update pictures, icons, and alert sounds ourselves, but I don't think we can.

I think I'm asking in the wrong thread (sort of). I meant to ask this for the POI Icons to load into the GPS, not the images on the page for the POI (although I'd guess they would be emailed to the same place).

I agree, it would be nice if we could upload these ourselves, it would remove the burden from the moderators.

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.

shrifty wrote:

I meant to ask this for the POI Icons to load into the GPS, not the images on the page for the POI (although I'd guess they would be emailed to the same place).

Yes, it's the same email address for all:

How Can I Send A Photo, BMP Icon Or MP3 File To POI Factory?

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/3099

Thanks for the link

VersatileGuy wrote:

How Can I Send A Photo, BMP Icon Or MP3 File To POI Factory?

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/3099

I'll need to bookmark that for future reference.

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Thanks from me too.

shrifty wrote:
navycop wrote:

I sent you one for hooters and canz.

Got both, thanks!

Now, how do we update on the website?

smile

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So what photos still need to be taken in 2012?

This is an old and long thread. What photos are still needed?

"List"

A "list" doesn't exist. When I took some pictures a couple years ago, I just started looking at each of the POI file pages to see which ones needed photos, like Popeye's Chicken, Walgreens, NAPA Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Subway Restaurants, etc.

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My POIs

I will need to go through the POIs I maintain and see which ones are missing photos. I just realized, I should have taken a picture of the Hooters in Montreal for the Canadian Hooters POI....

Guess I need to go back to Canada smile

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Satellite and street views instead?

If you'd like to see satellite images and usually a street view of a location within a POI file, I have an app that does that. Here's a screenshot of a location from the Movie Locations POI file (I converted it to GPX format):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5872971/temp/GPX-Viewer/...

The app is called GPX Viewer, and it's only $1, for the Mac computer:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gpx-viewer/id920631838?mt=12

Enjoy!

Hard Rock Cafe

Just sent one for the Hard Rock Cafe page.

-K

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