POI Newbie; Want to Gain Active Status

 

Brand new here and looking to enhance our new Garmin Nuvi 760 with some POI's other than the standard fare. Upgraded from Nuvi 360 by necessity, not by choice. Had car vandalized while on vacation last week and the "old" one was stolen.

Very much interested in the red light camera POI since I travel for business.

When we called Garmin to assist with map uploading issue, I asked about knowing any websites to obtain additional software. Tech told me there were a few, but the best he'd seen was POI factory. I'm hoping to get better acquainted with my new unit and its capabilities. I'm not extremely technical. Anything anyone can suggest (as "nice to have") that would be helpful for a person in medical equipment sales who travels by car in southern half of Ohio would be appreciated.

FAQ

Here is the FAQ on how to become an active member. Hopefully this helps.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6660

Welcome to the site

The Redlight and speed cameras are nice to have as the rest stops and various restaurants.Lots of them to download.To get the Redlight and Speed cameras you will need to become active member or pay a small fee if you want them before then.You automatically become an active member when you've made posts in at least 3 of the last 5 weeks. Activity includes uploading POI files and/or posting in the discussion forums.

The weekly posting periods run Monday through Sunday (Eastern timezone). Active member status is updated once each week (on Monday mornings).

If timing of your first post is lucky (Saturday or early Sunday), you can become an active user in just a little more than 2 weeks.

Other POIfiles are free once you sign up.Review the list above, top right POI files.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Yep, best site around!

The Garmin tech was 100 percent right when he said the best is the POI factory. We've gotten great advise and other links (like Gary Hayman's page at:

http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/index.html

While we don't have any red light cameras in Alaska, we're traveling to Arizona in a month or so and they have plenty. So we are also very much interested in the red light and speed camera POI. A big thanks to those who help keep it up to date!

Hope Garmin helped solve your map uploading questions. If not, try posting them here. There are some great, smart people with good solutions.

Famous

Well I guess the POI Factory is getting famous.

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Garmin C530 Garmin Zumo 550

Welcome

Welcome to the club, very useful info here. I found the site when I had my 660. But weather conditions had me upgrade <?> to the Zumo 550. Just join in and contribute what knowledge and experience you have gained. You won't believe what you really know. You might find it's more that you think you do.

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Rodney.. oditius.htc@gmail.com BMW Zumo 550 HTC Touch Pro - Garmin XT

newbe

The garmin tech gave you the right advice. The posts above answer your questions about becoming an active member. Considering you had your device stolen ,I thought I'd suggest you purchase the garmin bean bag mount to eliminate the teletale ring on your windshield. when parking, you simply place the gps w/ mount under your front seat. I,m sure this system helps many of us avoid thievery.

Gusb

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augie billitier I2,c330,660

Move the GPS just before you arrive

gusb wrote:

Considering you had your device stolen ,I thought I'd suggest you purchase the garmin bean bag mount to eliminate the teletale ring on your windshield. when parking, you simply place the gps w/ mount under your front seat. I,m sure this system helps many of us avoid thievery.

Gusb

I do this, but I move the GPS out of site before I pull into a parking lot. No sense in parking and then letting anyone watching know that I just left the gps in the car by moving it after I am parked.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.