POI Factory plans

 

Later this week, I plan to upgrade the site's web platform to a newer version. Once everything is ready for the upgrade, I'll need to schedule an hour or two of downtime to move it onto the web server. I'll post a note when everything is ready to go.

Initially, there won't be a lot of visibile changes, but it will pave the way to make further improvments over the rest of the year. Here are some of the areas I expect to work on after the upgrade is in place:

  • Team workspaces focused around POI types and local areas (to facilitate collaboration on POI projects)
  • Reorganized forum areas / ability to exclude forums from your list of unread posts
  • Upload and share pictures (for POI types & GPS models)
  • Import from GPX into the POI Factory database
  • Choose format to download from the POI Factory Database (CSV, GPX, OV2, etc.)

I'm always open to feedback and suggestions for improving the site. Please feel free to share your ideas.

JM

Go for it JM. You and Miss

Go for it JM. You and Miss POI are doing one hell,va bangup Job. This is one of the best GPS forums on the net thanks to you two guys and all who have joined this forum. I,am not logged in as much as I would like to,because I,am on the road quite a bit traveling back and forth from Virginia to New York. But every chance I get I jump on your forum to see whats new and what has changed.

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Richie

Thanks

Thanks scooter2 -- we're doing our best to make the site entertaining and useful smile

JM

The new website options look

The new website options look great and I'm really looking forward to them.... Love the Upload Photo addition.

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Orbital

Can't wait

JM
Looking forward to the new changes and options. I guess being sick for several days gave you plenty of time to think of new challenges and solutions for the website.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

perspective

Sometimes having an opportunity to step back a little gives a better perspective on the priorities. smile

JM

chairman of the board?

JM wrote:

Later this week, I plan to upgrade the site's web platform to a newer version. Once everything is ready for the upgrade, I'll need to schedule an hour or two of downtime to move it onto the web server. I'll post a note when everything is ready to go.

Initially, there won't be a lot of visibile changes, but it will pave the way to make further improvments over the rest of the year. Here are some of the areas I expect to work on after the upgrade is in place:

  • Team workspaces focused around POI types and local areas (to facilitate collaboration on POI projects)
  • Reorganized forum areas / ability to exclude forums from your list of unread posts
  • Upload and share pictures (for POI types & GPS models)
  • Import from GPX into the POI Factory database
  • Choose format to download from the POI Factory Database (CSV, GPX, OV2, etc.)

I'm always open to feedback and suggestions for improving the site. Please feel free to share your ideas.

JM

JM I'm disappointed you forgot to mention my promotion to chairman of the board seeing I've been here so long smile
We all know Maryann is Prez and you're VP, chief engineer and bottlewasher!
Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

Be careful, they probably

Be careful, they probably need someone to take out the trash too!

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

trash talk ;)

Robinh wrote:

Be careful, they probably need someone to take out the trash too!

Robin I heard that job is already being done by you ! Haha say how is the Mio working for you? Has the mapping been updated yet? If Mio used the latest Navteq I'd like one then. The roads in my area change quite often so updates are important to me.

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

Suggestion

JM wrote:
  • Reorganized forum areas / ability to exclude forums from your list of unread posts
  • JM

    Would you be able to make a function for something like favorite posts? I read some great posts on how to do something (like make a file) but once I read them, I lose the location and it's hard to go back to find them to reference them again. That would be really cool! Thanks for all your hard work!

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    ~Caroline =D Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley

    Not I...

    raybonz wrote:
    Robinh wrote:

    Be careful, they probably need someone to take out the trash too!

    Robin I heard that job is already being done by you ! Haha say how is the Mio working for you? Has the mapping been updated yet? If Mio used the latest Navteq I'd like one then. The roads in my area change quite often so updates are important to me.

    Ray

    Not I - I got the windows, not the trash!

    Mio Maps are supposed to come out April 7th, but I'm not holding my breath. For $149, I'm buying an extra one "just in case", if I could ever find one when they weren't sold out!

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    . . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

    JM, Great ideas at work. My

    JM,

    Great ideas at work. My compliments to you and Miss POI.

    Regarding "Team workspaces focused around POI types and local areas (to facilitate collaboration on POI projects)" I'd like to suggest a Motorcycle catagory (team workspace). I've been quite active on a Zumo forum and there are many others there looking for info on Motorcycle related poi's and tourguide stuff. Unfortunatly, that forum doesn't provide an easy way to share files and data. I'm sure there would be several folks who would like to band together here to contribute.

    Additionally, have you thought about the possibility of route sharing here as well. To us motorcyclists good routes are every bit as important as good POI's. Not wanting to direct your site in another direction, just wondering if you had plans for or had considered this.

    Thanks again,

    TerrySC

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    Let's Ride Clyde GPS Self Guided Motorcycle Tours Overlay Maps, TourGuides and POI catered to motorcyclists and sportscar enthusiists www.letsrideclyde.com _______________________________________________________Garmin Nuvi 1200 Garmin Nuvi 1300 G

    Progress Report

    Pretty good progress so far this week --

    I've updated the site's custom programs to work with the newer web platform. I still need to test everything together to make sure there won't be any conflicts.

    If I don't run into any major snags with testing, we should be able to upgrade the live site early next week.

    Once we're on the newer web platform, I'll be able to start work on the improvements mentioned earler in this discussion topic.

    Thank you all for sharing your ideas and support.

    JM

    new maps

    Robinh wrote:
    raybonz wrote:
    Robinh wrote:

    Be careful, they probably need someone to take out the trash too!

    Robin I heard that job is already being done by you ! Haha say how is the Mio working for you? Has the mapping been updated yet? If Mio used the latest Navteq I'd like one then. The roads in my area change quite often so updates are important to me.

    Ray

    Not I - I got the windows, not the trash!

    Mio Maps are supposed to come out April 7th, but I'm not holding my breath. For $149, I'm buying an extra one "just in case", if I could ever find one when they weren't sold out!

    New maps that would make the Mio very enticing to me. I'd buy one but my wife wouldn't be happy if bought yet another technogadget! What I want next is a garmin handheld such as a 60Cx,Venture Cx or anything that is compatible with City Navigator NT that way I can navigate,geocache and hike with one gps.

    Ray

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    Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

    comments

    JM wrote:

    Later this week, I plan to upgrade the site's web platform to a newer version. Once everything is ready for the upgrade, I'll need to schedule an hour or two of downtime to move it onto the web server. I'll post a note when everything is ready to go.

    Initially, there won't be a lot of visibile changes, but it will pave the way to make further improvments over the rest of the year. Here are some of the areas I expect to work on after the upgrade is in place:

    • Team workspaces focused around POI types and local areas (to facilitate collaboration on POI projects)
    • Reorganized forum areas / ability to exclude forums from your list of unread posts
    • Upload and share pictures (for POI types & GPS models)
    • Import from GPX into the POI Factory database
    • Choose format to download from the POI Factory Database (CSV, GPX, OV2, etc.)

    I'm always open to feedback and suggestions for improving the site. Please feel free to share your ideas.

    JM

    The site is looking great JM. I really like the quote feature in the forums.. very helpful to see who is replying to whom. Another idea would to make any post we enter become a "high interest" to that user. If you could make it so those posts could be floated to the top of the list we could better keep track of replies or perhaps notifying us when a reply has been posted to our posts (if that makes sense).
    Thanx,
    Ray

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    Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

    Thanks

    A Million Thanks JM. This site is truly helpful and has tripled my ability to use and enjoy my various GPS units.

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    RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

    You guys are doing great!

    Of all the GPS forums I visit, this is by far the most interesting and tends to soak up my time catching up on the posts.

    Thanks for all your work JM and Ms. Poi. It is truly appreciated.

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    Garmin Nuvi 2699 with 2017.30 Maps

    Thanks!

    I agree with HolyDoc...

    This site is top notch!

    Thanks to all for the hard work!

    Ready to install

    Testing went fairly well. We're planning to install the new web software on Wednesday.

    JM

    new site look

    Can't wait to see the new look!! Being number one is never an easy task. Keep up the terrific work. This also goes to Miss Poi..

    Ray

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    Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

    Good Luck

    I hope the downtime is as planned....

    : )