Due to the apparent amount of interest in this POI (172 downloads already) I figured it would be a good idea to get a forum topic going on it for additions or corrections.
Again, I will state here that this file's use is totally the responsibility of the user. I make absolutely no claim to its height or location accuracy. The file is to be used as a guide ONLY!
If you would like to add new locations and heights or submit corrections, please do so here.
When submitting a correction, please give the original location coordinates and height and then the corrected info.
When submitting a new location, please submit it in the format of the current POI. This will make it much easier for me to update the file.
Thanks for your interest in this POI!
Due to some user input I am completely going over this file line by line due to locational inaccuracies. Please submit only new locations that are not already within the file. Thanks!
Due to a lack of time to spend on updating this file, I've offered ownership of it to Firenutts. Firenutts has graciously accepted the offer and as soon as Miss POI does the transfer, he will upload an updated file. He has updated almost all of the locations for accuracies and has also added some new locations.
I would like to thank all of those who helped me develop the file initially or pointed out innacuracies or omittances (which there will always be).
I'd also like to apologize to those who've been frustrated by the lack of an update. I am truly sorry that I wasn't able to pull it off.
This is not an easy file to keep updated and/or accurate. Firenutts is going to have his hands full! I hope that all of you will help him as you've helped me.
The Low Clearance Project thread will still be available to users to provide updated locational info or comments about the project.
Again, Thanks to all and especially Firenutts for "keeping it alive."
Low Clearance RR Bridge has been here about 100 yrs.
-113.29489,46.32746,12' 5 height clearance. Philipsburg, MT 59858 USA
I've been tempted to download it but they only do PayPal.
Seems like they have about twice the number of low clearances as this file, however, we all know that POI's can be faulty so I wonder just how good this paid version is.
why are you guys working so hard at this poi when all the low bridge clearance is refrenced in the RandMcnally Motor Carriers road atlas starting on page A-26
I am really appreciative of this file - I have to drag boats for my sailing club on occasion and this is a great resource to avoid a spectacular foul-up!
The atlas only includes those on truck approved roads. There are many on roads not approved for commercial vehicles.
thank you for your submission. I have added it to my file and will post later this week. As always this data base is only as good as fellow members submit info. you can always email me throught this site for a quicker responce.
With everything a driver has to remember, and those that may not be professional drivers the file serves as a reminder for those occasions when not everything is going your way.
How to download "US Low Clearance POI"? How to install? I have a "garmin nuvi 3790". Thank you.
The low clearance file was removed a few weeks ago after POI Factory received notice from another web site claiming that some of the content contained in the file belonged to them, and they requested that it not be included in the file.
POI Factory has a long standing tradition of being respectful of copyright owners' wishes for how their content is used, and we promptly remove material after receiving proper notice of a claimed infringement.
For this project to continue, the infringement claim would need to be resolved. The file has had multiple maintainers, and the person who most recently handled updates decided the best course of action was to leave the file removed.
If anyone is interested restarting the project, send us a note via the web site's contact form.
Anyone an claim their data was used by another, proving it is difficult at times. The site making the claim should be able to give you specifics of what data was copied from their site. The site should be able to tell you how they determined the data in FireNutts file was copied from their site and that the specific data is not available from other sources.
I do agree with your policy, but I also question claims made when the data has been posted on your site for years and is available from multiple sources.
I just finished CDL college. I really need this file. Help me find it. Thank you.
Rand McNally Road Atlas is your friend. http://www.randmcnally.com/product/road-atlas
Get it at a Truck Stop so that you get the Truckers' Edition. It is the most complete listing of clearance bridges there is. When I was driving truck, there weren't any POIs. Besides, most of the information in Low Clearance files comes from this, any way.
For example, baseball scores, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and the number of people at a protest are noncopyrightable facts.
People and companies with a business model of selling lists of facts generally don't like it, but this is a truth about copyright... until they buy legislation stating otherwise and then get it pushed internationally via treaty, of course. Unless there were poetic quips accompanying the data points or something else special, you are truly free to keep offering the file. Hope that helps.
In the future, if this file is being reactivated, how can you protect yourself from infringement if anyone can submit a point? How do you know where that info originated? I might be interested in maintaining this, but what'll be the guidelines against future claims? I also have a small file that I compiled myself.
If active members independently provide the data, based on their own experience, you should be safe. It's likely impossible for legitimate data, to have totally identical coordinates. As long as coordinates are different, it would be pretty hard to claim it was mined from the other site.
It's possible that the other site had some phantom data in their file. They could add a number of low clearance references, that don't actually exist. A quick search for any of those coordinates, would prove the data was taken from their list.
Where possible, use Google Street view to verify a location.
Nope, not the full story. The RM atlas may have, for example, 20 low clearances listed for a given state when in fact the state contains hundreds of low clearances.
Luckily I use a TomTom Pro 7150 and 99% of the low clearances I have come across (and I've seen many) have already been blocked by TomTom. This is one feature of this GPS that really shines. However, it was still good to have access to this Low Clearance POI, just in case.
The Rand McNally only shows the low clearances on STA routes.
Only in America. Information for the safety and wellbeing of the is only available for purchase and cannot be shared. Pardon my french, but that is pure bullshit!
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