what poi's would you like to see on here.

 

what poi's would you like to see on here.
let me know-i'll get on it right away!
thnx!

--
proud daddy of a bouncing baby nuvi 260w girl!
1 ... 5 6 7 8
10 11 12 13 ... 20 27
<<Page 9>>

.

Have you checked out the data on this site for boondocking for your own use?

http://www.boondocking.org/

actually i just found that

actually i just found that and saw your post when i came back here to ask for some help on it. =P

it doesn't seem to be in the correct format for the garmin to read.

i messed with in Numbers and tried to load it onto my garmin, but it keeps getting hung up on line 107 and I'm pretty unfamiliar with spreadsheet programs so i'm not sure what to do.

could someone with more knowledge on this please help?

--
bubbledumpster.tumblr.com

.

You'll need to either download the GPX file which should be properly formatted.

Or with the CSV file, you will just need to edit the order of the data columns.

Open it in Microsoft Excel. Delete the first column (POI ID). Move the longitude column to be the first column. Move the latitude column to be the second column. Delete all the other column other than the description. Save the file as a Comma Separated Values file.

BLM would be hard to do,

BLM would be hard to do, since all of BLM is free and open to camping.

--
Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Thanks

That's great Jim! I was looking for Aviation and airplane. I didn't think to put U.S. in front of it. Also in the listing the second URL must be where his info came from.

Thank you
Harold

gas Stations

It would be great if all the Quick Trip gas stations across the country could be listed. Thanks.

Wamu poi? Oxymoron..

Stu_Pidasso wrote:

I saw a POI listing for BOFA...but have not seen anything for WAMU....sometimes when traveling, I could use a WAMU location.

Why bother? They're currently closing redundant branches and the expected name change will make that poi file obsolete anyway?

Give it 12 mos.

--
“It’s their world. We’re just living in it.”

Campgrounds/RV Parks

I would like to see a list of all the campgrounds/RV parks in the USA and one for Canada. Thank you.

Campgrounds/RV Parks

There are many files available, depending on your specific interest.

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/search/pfc/campground

--
Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Don't want to double up...

happykraut wrote:

It would be great if all the Quick Trip gas stations across the country could be listed. Thanks.

Is someone already working on this suggestion?
I would be happy to compile this list if nobody else is.
Please contact me with your locations, thanks.

[EDIT]...I see there is already an active Quik Trip POI.

New POI Suggestion

I would like a list of RV friendly businesses along Interstate and State hiways. I know some states have begun programs to add this information to exit signs. The criteria includes amenities like ease of access, parking, turning radius,...

--
Albert & Valerie

What I would like to see

I would like to see Card making suppliers, arts and crafts etc

I would also like to see easy instructions on how you find POIs for non-common files such as the above.

Thank you

--
Patricia

What I would like to see here!

I would like more POIs for the UK please?

--
Patricia

Cosat Coffee?

Hi,
Any chance of a POI for Costa Coffee in the UK?
I'm a Coffee freak and I love my Latte when I'm on the road.
Regards,
Paul

I'd like to see all the

I'd like to see all the Missouri Department of Conservation Areas listed. It would sure save time hand loading them all. I know MDC has a Google Earth kmz file for use on Google Earth. Maybe they could put the data in a csv file for Garmin users.

--
BJZimmy

MDC

Your best bet would be to pose the question to the MDC.
The kmz file you referenced contains tens of thousands of waypoints that define the boundaries of each MDC area. There are multiple areas associated with some of the points of interest. It looks like the MDC chose an arbitrary point near or in the area to define the POI for that area.

POI

It would be nice to have all the TN plantations. Thanks

requests?

If you're still taking requests, how about an updated RPI (Resort Parks International) POI.

Thousand Trails

what poi's would you like to see on here.

I would like to see US Ford dealerships.

`I would like to see poi's

`I would like to see poi's for Rent A Center stores.

Thanks

That Cracker Barrel POI works grate

miss poi wrote:
teetotler wrote:

Anyone know if there is a poi list of Cracker Barrel Restaurants

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/494

Miss POI

I used that file last week to find a Cracker Barrel outside of Phoenix. It worked great.

I ate a big bowl of grits. I've never found any place in the north that could make good grits.

--
Nuvi 265WT & Edge 705

New POI Topics

I would like to see American Legion POIs. Many veterans such as myself when we travel love to stop in at different posts and talk to our fellow veterans and other community members.

There are American Legion Posts

There are American Legion Posts listed for 6 states at

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/11639

--
MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

No Right On Red

Along with the Red Light Cameras How About those hard to see No Right On Red spots where thay sit and wait for you to not see the sign that is hidden?

24 hour laundromats

This is something I'm in fairly desperate need of. There are probably no national lists, but maybe a collaboration...

Costa Coffee

Se we can call it a collection of POI with Latte-tude ????
I never saw one when I toured London. Are they like our Starbucks here in the Lower Fifty??

--
TomTom One 125, One 140S, Via 1500 and iPhone TomTom App

Gladly

navengineer wrote:

I would like to see American Legion POIs. Many veterans such as myself when we travel love to stop in at different posts and talk to our fellow veterans and other community members.

I'll gladly take that if it's ok with everyone. Just bear with me as this will be my first attempt, and according to their web site there are 15,000 posts worldwide!

--
It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

American Legion POI

JD4x4 wrote:
navengineer wrote:

I would like to see American Legion POIs. Many veterans such as myself when we travel love to stop in at different posts and talk to our fellow veterans and other community members.

I'll gladly take that if it's ok with everyone. Just bear with me as this will be my first attempt, and according to their web site there are 15,000 posts worldwide!

I have >11000 of the locations taken from the American Legion post locator. However, less than half will geocode to the address level mailnly because the address is either incomplete or consists of a PO Box only.

If you would like this file as a starting point, contact me with an e-mail address.

AJ

Not sure if this is possible...

I'm in law enforcement and hate having to pull out the jurisdictional map evey time there is a call passed off from one agency to another. Is it possible to add something to the Garmin GPS program that would indicate with jurisdiction (city agency / or county) for Arizona?

Not on the unit

13iznitch wrote:

I'm in law enforcement and hate having to pull out the jurisdictional map evey time there is a call passed off from one agency to another. Is it possible to add something to the Garmin GPS program that would indicate with jurisdiction (city agency / or county) for Arizona?

It wouldn't be possible to have the unit tell you if an address was in the next jurisdiction from the address.

If you had the lat/long of the boundaries for every street, it could tell you when you crossed a boundary, but it couldn't tell you if it was in the next jurisdiction. That's what the dispatcher's CAD is supposed to do.

--
ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

.

13iznitch wrote:

I'm in law enforcement and hate having to pull out the jurisdictional map evey time there is a call passed off from one agency to another. Is it possible to add something to the Garmin GPS program that would indicate with jurisdiction (city agency / or county) for Arizona?

Custom POIs aren't really suited for that particular purpose, but you could go to this site http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/az/ and download the "US States & Counties Boundaries" transparent map overlay and load that to your GPS unit.

industrial

I'd like poi's for famous or not so much so abandoned buildings, industrial sites, etc.

gold mining sites

does anyone gold pan here in california

CVS Pharmacies - ALL - US

I've seen it asked for before -- awhile ago -- and I understand it's difficult because the CVS.com site doesn't list out their locations by state.

However, could someone please take a look at the following link and see if its feasible for one of you to develop a POI file for All of the US:
http://www.switchboard.com/Find/Local/Businesses/CVS+Pharmac...

Thanks,
Peter

24hr. fitness poi bundle in florida

I would love it if there was a POI bundle that had all of the 24hr. fitness gyms in the southeast specifically florida.

Farmer Boys Restaurants

I'm doing a new POI file for the Farmer Boys country-style eateries, a chain of 64 restaurants here in California. Coming soon ...

--
TomTom One 125, One 140S, Via 1500 and iPhone TomTom App

MDC

Thanks for your reply. I have a better understanding of what you are talking about now. Yes, the MDC .kmz file has boundaries so that is quite different from a single way point for these areas.

--
BJZimmy

Disney Stores and Farmer Boys Restaurants

I just uploaded a new POI file for all 229 Disney Stores in the US and Canada; I'm waiting for the BMP icon I uploaded to be added to the new POI page, then everyone should be able to access it.

I'm also doing a new POI file for Farmer Boy's Restaurants in California. Just another contribution to the group efforts. Don't want to let the windmill lose any momentum ...

--
TomTom One 125, One 140S, Via 1500 and iPhone TomTom App

County centers

Oops, duplicate... must have pushed button too many times redface

--
"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

County centers

This might be a challenge to do, so does anyone have an idea on how to accomplish it?

Build a database of counties in the US. Why? One reason comes to mind: Say you are traveling cross country and get a weather alert that there is a severe thunder storm warning with large hail or a possible tornado. These NOAA reports often reference counties and unless you know what county you are traveling through or about to enter, you may be headed right into the path of a rough storm.

If the counties were geocoded to the geographical center of each county more or less, one could tell which ones they were in and about to enter per direction of travel.

Maybe one day soon with advances in wireless communications we might have a GPSr with weather radar superimposed on the map so those who travel a lot will have a good heads up on what is ahead besides traffic and construction delays.

--
"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Two problems

TXRVer wrote:

This might be a challenge to do, so does anyone have an idea on how to accomplish it?

Build a database of counties in the US. Why? One reason comes to mind: Say you are traveling cross country and get a weather alert that there is a severe thunder storm warning with large hail or a possible tornado. These NOAA reports often reference counties and unless you know what county you are traveling through or about to enter, you may be headed right into the path of a rough storm.

If the counties were geocoded to the geographical center of each county more or less, one could tell which ones they were in and about to enter per direction of travel.

Maybe one day soon with advances in wireless communications we might have a GPSr with weather radar superimposed on the map so those who travel a lot will have a good heads up on what is ahead besides traffic and construction delays.

Two problems with doing the county centers and NOAA alerts. First off, the alert distance would have to be half the distance from the county center to the farthest county boundary which means for small counties you would get alerted for multiple counties.

Secondly, the NOAA reports are regional like you state but the region is about 40 miles in diameter from the NOAA transmitter sites. For the most part, the report you get from a NOAA alert would be local to that transmitter. Better information on coverage can be found on the NOAA web site at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/listcov.htm

--
ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

US embassies!?

PaulATL wrote:

How about a POI of all US Embassies abroad?

That's an easy one, just ask a terrorist! cool

--
Nüvi 765T, Nüvi 1390T, Nüvi 2559 and 2695 LMT, GPS12, GPS18 (used in nRoute and Oziexplorer on laptop), GPSmap76CSx, SonyEricsson X1 (For OziExplorer CE maps)

Here's a fun one....

....PLAYGROUNDS! Needed that when I went to see my parents with our 4-year old. That's gonna be a tough one though cause it will have to be all done manually I would think...

Mike

If someone will do the

If someone will do the geocoding, I can
scrape the HTML from the switchboard site for you for the CVSs.

I'd like to see Illinois State Police StarCom21 Tower POI's

I am a scanner enthusiast in Illinois. I would like to see a POI file for all of the ISP's tower locations on their state-wide system. Here is a link to the website that lists all of the latitude and longitude information:

http://www.carmachicago.com/profiles/StarCom21.pdf

--
Don - Garmin nuvi 265wt

poi content

how bout camera free zones in this country, which is about to be nowhere pretty soon.

?

ka9rxk wrote:

I am a scanner enthusiast in Illinois. I would like to see a POI file for all of the ISP's tower locations on their state-wide system. Here is a link to the website that lists all of the latitude and longitude information:

http://www.carmachicago.com/profiles/StarCom21.pdf

Are you planning to drive to the sites? As the ISP is P25, the transmissions are digital and probably encrypted.

--
ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

fishing

could we get fishing hot spots of lake locations that would be sweet i live here in ST Louis Missouri and there are alot of small lakes wonder if we could get a way to add some in here

Peter, Good news about

Peter,

Good news about switchboard: the lats and lons are embedded with each listing. I don't know how accurate they are, but they are there...

I uploaded a file to my website that is almost all of the listings in switchboard. The file is raw and some may be missing, or messed up, but I think it's mostly intact. It's a CSV file with these fields:

Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Lat, Lon

it's at http://sites.google.com/site/raptorbase/

Hope this helps!

PS: I hope to put the program I wrote to automagically get all this to my website soon so that everyone can use it.

Mike

1 ... 5 6 7 8
10 11 12 13 ... 20 27
<<Page 9>>