New Search Feature to find POI Files at POI-Factory

 

We have added a new search feature. If you go to the POI Files tab located here http://www.poi-factory.com/poifiles you can now use our new "Search for POI Files" link to find things more quickly. http://www.poi-factory.com/search/pfc

Try it out and let us know how you like it. POI Packages will always be at the top of the list.

Miss POI

Great

Works for me.

Daniel

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

POI Search

Looks good!

Thanks!

Love it

Love it. Thanks miss POI

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Nuvi 2595LMT

Great!

Great. Thanks again to Jon and Miss POI.

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

thanks guys

mrgreen

thanks guys like the way it looks

nuvi 5000 & nuvi 200w

Very Nice!

Quick and efficient!

Thank you.

nice

great job

That is a sweet new feature

very useful addition. mrgreen

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

Works Great

I had been going to the alpha POI file page, hitting CTRL-F to bring up the Windows Find function and typing in the search term.

This seems faster.

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

Great Job

Very useful feature; works very well.

Thanks

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Tom

One small suggestion

Worked great. One very minor suggestion would be to move it to the top of the page to make it more visible.

Very nice. Thanks.

Very nice. Thanks.

Re: New Search Feature...

“Content, POI Files and Users” searching, it’s a definite winner.

Kudos to you MaryAnn & Jon, you just keep making it better and better.

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

POI search

tupdegrove wrote:

Worked great. One very minor suggestion would be to move it to the top of the page to make it more visible.

Excellent.

Agree with moving it to the top, right under "Home"

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Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

POI Search

Great Tool, thank you

Consider Index on page sections

Summermug wrote:
tupdegrove wrote:

Worked great. One very minor suggestion would be to move it to the top of the page to make it more visible.

Excellent.

Agree with moving it to the top, right under "Home"

You may want to consider an index for the major sections of that page at the very top of the page. This would help with visibility, navigation and organization.

Contributors of the Week

I nominate the two of you for "Contributors of the Week". Good job!

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Nuvi 2460LMT

Search Option

Like it very much much easier than before. Good Job smile

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Good but

The search works quickly. Would it be possible to alphabetize the results?

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

sort

mkahn wrote:

The search works quickly. Would it be possible to alphabetize the results?

The results are shown in order of most downloads. The ones that are most popular are usually at the top.

Miss POI

That's better

miss poi wrote:
mkahn wrote:

The search works quickly. Would it be possible to alphabetize the results?

The results are shown in order of most downloads. The ones that are most popular are usually at the top.

Miss POI

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

great idea

tupdegrove wrote:

Worked great. One very minor suggestion would be to move it to the top of the page to make it more visible.

We have made this change, great suggestion;)

Miss POI

results order

The sort is weighted as follows:

9x - POI Package / Metro area
8x - Download popularity in the last week
2x - Keyword relevence

JM

Whole Word

I have noticed one problem (sorry sad ). I tried searching for J C Penney stores which I knew was listed, but I didn't know exactly how it was spelled:

JC Penney
J C Penney
J. C. Penney

So I just typed Penney and came up with no matches which I knew was wrong. So I scrolled through the alpha list until I found it. Turns out, it was spelled JCPenney, all run together.

So the search function must be looking for whole-word matches only. I'm not sure how many other entries this may affect.

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

Keyword descriptions are now needed in description

Gary A wrote:

I have noticed one problem (sorry sad ). I tried searching for J C Penney stores which I knew was listed, but I didn't know exactly how it was spelled:

JC Penney
J C Penney
J. C. Penney

So I just typed Penney and came up with no matches which I knew was wrong. So I scrolled through the alpha list until I found it. Turns out, it was spelled JCPenney, all run together.

So the search function must be looking for whole-word matches only. I'm not sure how many other entries this may affect.

A way around this is to put keywords and nicknames in the description. I have made some changes in the description of JC Penny and it should be showing up under the keywords listed above in about an hour.

The search engine searches the description, so keep that in mind when making files that might have nicknames such as KFC for Kentucky Fried Chicken, and other things.

Miss POI

Today's assignment

So to all POI File managers out there, please add all other spellings and keywords to your file descriptions today when you have a chance, this includes, Walmart, and other places that are spelled a bit differently.

Thanks,

Miss POI

Another suggestion and I tried....

walmart, wal-mart, super walmart, super wal-mart, etc... I was able to find the poi regardless... any suggestions that I might add?

BTW as Gary stated, he found jcpenny by looking at the alpha list, is it possible to add a window at the top of the alpha list that would take you to the letters typed? i.e. when you typed j you would be taken to the top of the j's then when the c was typed you would be taken to jc etc... I'm not sure if that is possible, but it would help searching the list as it grows larger and larger...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

I like that idea

I have passed this request to our programing guru and he will see what it would take to make it happen. He has some other projects in the works also.

Miss POI

Description

Good to know that it searches the description, not just the title. Is the search case sensitive, like:

Walmart
WalMart
walmart
Wal-mart
Wal-Mart

Probably not, but I'm just asking to make sure.

Another search variant might be state names spelled out and state names abreviated, like:

Idaho
ID

I'll start looking at my POI file descriptions. Thanks for the tip!!

Guess we know who the programming guru is wink

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

Do you think that the View

Do you think that the View all POI files (listed alphabetically) to the top also?

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

So far so good..

Thank you to the programming guru...

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

A great update

I have been away from the site for awhile and am very happy to see that it just keeps getting better! Thanks to Ms Poi and all of the others who help make this such a great site.

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Larry ... Garmin Nuvi 650

It doesn't seem to be case sensitive.. But

Gary A wrote:

Good to know that it searches the description, not just the title. Is the search case sensitive, like:

Walmart
WalMart
walmart
Wal-mart
Wal-Mart

Probably not, but I'm just asking to make sure.

Another search variant might be state names spelled out and state names abreviated, like:

Idaho
ID

I'll start looking at my POI file descriptions. Thanks for the tip!!

Guess we know who the programming guru is wink

You can't search for WM or W M even though that is listed in the description... It has to be at least 3 letters... So JC won't return JC Penny but Penny will... Mart or mart, super or Super will get you to the walmart poi as they are all listed in the poi description... also aophiuchus will get you to the Wal-Mart poi's.... rolleyes

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

CVS

The new search feature doesn't find the CVS POI when entering "cvs". I expected it to find www.poi-factory.com/node/14177.

Tim

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Try .csv

Forget it - my error !

I typed in "CVS Pharmacy" and it came right up !

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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 !

Love it

It looks fine and works great. Keep up the improvements. You are doing better then Garmin.

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Wanted -Woman with GPS -send picture of GPS

Awesome

Now I just need to be able to think of key words to find.