Guess I should introduce myself....


Top of the Mornin' to ya!

I've been grousing around POI factory for a few weeks now so I thought an intro and a Howdy Do were finally in order. I've been messing around with GPSrs for 9-10 years now mostly with Garmin recreational type units. I did take an intensive 3 day workshop a few years back using Trimble 'survey grade' equipment with sub-meter accuracy and collection protocols and DGPS. I recently picked up a Nuvi 260 as my first navigational type unit and being somewhat of a computer tinkerer, I've been intrigued by the capability of developing POIs for my office applications. Although my 'office' owns 2 Nuvis, there are another 10-15 privately owned throughout the office that can benefit from the development and maintainence of Custom POIs.

Some of my technical details that you might find of interest...

  1. I have a BS in Geography and have worked in the field of Geography and computer mapping for the last 25 years.
  2. I have extensive knowledge of geocoding applications and methodology.
  3. Extensive you say? Yes, I have personally directed the geocoding of millions of addresses.
  4. You say you like maps? I have been directly involved in the creation and printing of literally millions of paper maps.....each one unique!
  5. I work for an agency that will soon deploy 150,000 GPS enabled, handheld computers to conduct field operations.

This doesn't mean I'm an expert but I will acknowledge that I will forget more than some people will ever know about the technology.

I've participated in some technical discussions in various threads on this site. I hope you find it helpful or interesting.

Cheers, and I'll see you around!

Top of the evening to you.

Top of the evening to you. Hang around.

Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Welcome to the forum

Hey Duane,

Good to see another kindred geek spirit in the group! Cheers!

"Delete nothing, back up everything"


Wow, I am glad that you found us, you are going to be a great addition to our family.

It is nice to have you with us.

Miss POI


That confirms it, we can get there from here!

........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........