Just wanted to say hello, just got my Garmin Nuvi 1490 today and checking things out.
Welcome to the site starbo .Plenty of pois for download and lots of help if needed.Make sure to browse through the faq.Lots of good info there.
Lots of friendly people and tons of useful information here. A POI list for just about any interest.
Welcome to the site. Enjoy your time here and before you know it you will be assimilated by the Borg Queen and put to work creating POI.
Speaking of POI, you are going to want to load some on your unit so I recommend two things to get you started. First of all, download the full user manual for your 1490 from Garmin.
Second, read the FAQs. http://www.poi-factory.com/faq
A lot of your questions will be answered before you get started. When you run into something that isn't obvious, don't be afraid to ask.
Hi Starbo, Welcome to a great site!!
Have fun but read the FAQ section very good.
Welcome to the site!!!
You can find a lot of interesting information on GPS here.
Welcome to the site starbo.
Garmin Nuvi, 750
Welcome and do not hesitate to ask questions about anything that is confusing you relative to your new unit.
Get ready to learn a lot.
Pull up a chair, you'll be here awhile!
welcome to the site
Thanks for all the welcomes. Last night I made a back up of all the files on my Garmin and then deleted all the extraneous language packs from it. I don't know what freeing up the memory will do, but it's something I've always done with my computing devices. As I'll only ever need the thing in English I hardly see the need for all the other languages on there now that I own it.
I suppose when I start loading POI files the extra room will be handy, but I don't imagine they'll be much more than a few hundred bytes anyway.
remember to have fun
enjoy your stay
Welcome to the group.
Welcome to our Community starbo,
Your going to love it here. Please take the time to read as much as you can and make good use of the search box for your questions. There are lots of very talented folks here that will answer your questions.
By using the search box first there's a good chance you don't have to wait for your answer, because the question has been asked before with several different community members giving answers that can guide through your task at hand.
Now have a seat in your favorite chair, and kick your feet up, and start reading. The two Threads below will get you going.
Looking forward to seeing what you can also bring to the community table for the rest of us.
a must for any user, newbie or old pro.
the answer to just about every question you may have is here.
a dedicated supporter of POI factory who puts everything in easy-to-understand language.
enjoy your time with us!
You certainly found THE place for info about your new toy!
Welcome to the site, there is ton of great information at this site.
This is a great site with a very knowledgeable (and active) community. Most all problems have been seen and addressed. This is truly a one stop shop for GPS.
Welcome to the group, it is nice to have you joining us.
Welcome to the POI-Factory
Welcome to the factory!
Did you just do some Google searching, or were you recommended by someone? (Actually, I'd be curious how others came across the site. I just used Google, and it led me to this great site.)
I was linked here from the Garmin dashboard site I think, now I can't recall for sure.
Welcome to a fantastic site!
Welcome to the POI factory. Great site. Friendly people. Lots of great advice. People very willing to share knowledge, help others, and teach new people. Garmin's should come with a direct link to here. The POI files are a very nice add to a GPSr.
welcome and hope you find everything you're looking for
Err, so far I have yet to find a POI of interest to me. I suppose I came here looking for red light camera POI's, and TBH started posting with that goal in mind.
I'm sure this won't go over too well what with all the fan fare and love for this forum by it's members....but I find it to be an incredibly difficult site to navigate as well as having a rather anemic FAQ section that people keep directing me to. I dunno, maybe it's cuz I'm an admin of another forum but this place seems to need some work.
I do appreciate all the well wishes and positive replies, but so far I'm just not too sure what to gain here.
Enjoy looking around!
Feel free to participate too
It actually works pretty well given its primary intention, to gather and share POI files.
With several paths toward finding them and tools to keep your copy up-to-date.
The biggest "problem" imo, is that it is so successful, the original filing structure has become unruly.
The discussion threads mostly support tips and tricks and creating an interactive community that shares in maintaining the various files.
I too wondered what was here for me, and before you know it, there are a dozen files that I have found that coincide with a variety of interests I have.
Just by browsing the category list and later the alphabetical list.
Before you know it, you'll be thinking... if only I could get my piano tuned whereever I take it... or if only I could find roadside candle-makers... or if only I could find all the best bike paths in the nation... you just might become a contributor too.
And the POI maintainers will jump on any idea to extend the value of their files.
Why I virtually have a half dozen people helping me identify places I want to visit this summer.
The second big reason for participating is that the Points of Interest that are downloaded by your GPS manufacturer are vast... and great for locating places you want to use along the way. Gas, when you need it. Food, when you're hungry, Rest Rooms, when that becomes necessary.
But what about while you're cruising down a highway and little do you realize... you are but a couple of miles from the spot Laura Engalls ate her first taco (okay... I'm prone to the ludicrous) but my point is... you can download both unique POI files and POI files with information redundent to those already on your GPS... but can set them up to advise you both visually and audibly of your proximity to them.
And that's a great added-value feature to traveling by GPS. Yes you planned a great route... but did you know that you would be taking a detour one day and stumble across "Bolt's Antique Tool Museum"?
Dare I ask, who is Laura Engalls?
EDIT: Power of Google. I've never read the books nor watched the show. You're dating yourself with that reference!
You will enjoy this site and find it a great source of information for your GPS.
Howdy and Welcome
Lots of good stuff here, ranging from POI's, the camera files and, not least, a wealth of technical expertise and vast experience of everything GPS and GPS related.
Wecome to the site. This is a great community of GPS users who are very helpful.
Not really. Forget the TV show. Would I have dated myself for a Mark Twain reference? LOL
There are literally dozens of museums and historical markers dedicated to her journey. Why, I'd bet there are more "Laura Engalls Slept Here" sites than there are for George Washington.
Edit: Well... maybe... just the other day I was telling Sam...
Welcome===I know you will enjoy this forum.
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