Making good use of members in diverse regions

 

I've created some POI's of late of places I've lived and been to (DC, Boston, Vancouver), and they're being downloaded, so I know that there's an interest in them.

In looking over the membership list for this site, we cover N. America (and beyond) pretty well. I'd like to think that those who are still living in DC, Boston, Vancouver, etc. could expand on the listings. And that people in other major cities (Philly, San Diego, L.A., etc.) could add something as well. We could have a really great site which could blanket the country for wherever our travels take us, and have inside knowledge of the places to go, things to do, where to eat. That's my 2 cents.

My thanks to JM and Miss POI for their having created this site in the first place.

GC

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Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

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adding to your file on boston

Hello Glenn,
I live 15 mins. from Plymouth Rock and wondered if I should add to your Boston poi or perhaps create a new one? I think if I added to Boston and renamed it to Mass. attractions it may be a better way to go. I don't want you to think I am stealing your ideas but I may be able to enhance them.

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

Either way is fine

Hi Ray,
You can send them to me and I can add them. Or you can do a different file, for the rest of Mass., and people can download whichever file they want, or both, depending on their preference. I don't care. The same end results, of people having fun appreciating the state.

Where are you located? I used to work at Pilgrim Nuclear, among my other haunts. I plan on getting back to Boston and northern N.E. next summer with any luck, and will try out my own POI's - and maybe yours too.

GC

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Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

location

Glenn I live in Carver next town from Plymouth. Back in the 1790 Carver was part of Plymouth. Years ago I fished off the jetty behind Pilgrim Nuclear plant(I had to jump the fence to get to it), now I'd get shot for trespassing! It may be a while before I can make a poi file because I have been really busy between work and home.

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

i think this is a great

i think this is a great idea. im always looking for the best local restaurants and neat place to see. the kind of places only the local know

Whatever, whenever is fine

You'd be more than shot if you jumped the fence! Security at that place is very tight now.

I plan on adding some N.E. POI's to the file over time. It's a popular download I see, so I figure it's worthwhile to expand on it over time. One of the problems is not duplicating what already exists in people's GPS's. So, adding in some extra touches, like phone numbers, or subway stops serving the site, or hours of operation for some attraction, is something I want to do. But, that takes even more time to collate.

So, call this an ongoing work in progress.

GC

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Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

POI database

After I get the basic listings better organized, I'll move on to building a database that combines data from all of the uploaded POI files.

This will make it easier to work together and allow more flexibility for selecting POIs to be downloaded.

JM

Sounds like a plan!

Sounds like a plan!

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

A little humor is a good thing

Hey Ray,
I'm continuing to expand my Boston Metro POI file. I've put Carver on the map, with the Edaville tooter. (My Garmin lists it as 'Edaville Railrood'. No joke.)

Also Cranberry World,and Plimoth Plantation/Mayflower 2. And I even got the geocodes for the Cape Cod Tunnel! Bet you couldn't have done that!!

GC

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Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

great seafood restaurant in Plymouth

Glenn if you like good food be sure to go to Isaac's on the Waterfront in Plymouth! They make a fried seafood platter that 2 people can't eat!! Be SURE to make reservations! It's a nice place with casual dress and overlooks Plymouth harbor (you can even see a bit of the Mayflower from the restaurant). Here is the GPS info:

Isaac's on the Waterfront
114 Water St
Plymouth MA 02360
ph.# 508-830-0001
(41.959784, -70.665370)

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT