Would anyone be interested in a POI of abandoned buildings? One of my consistent subjects for photography is abandoned structures. I may be the only one that is fascinated by them, but thought I would ask?
This sounds very interesting. I am curious what criteria you would use. There must be a lot of them out there. Are we talking anything goes?
I always consider myself lucky when driving down a reasonably remote road and find a dilapidated barn or obviously abandoned building along the way. I always wonder what happened, what was the building like when it was occupied and filled with life, and what might happen to it in the future.
Of course, for me a part of this curiosity is due to my nostalgia for Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway, where many interesting abandoned buildings lie.
I would definitley be interested, and could contribute a lot as well. I am always traveling and always looking for abandoned buidlinds, airfields, mines, silos, etc along the way.
I would much rather admire your talent of photographer than have the POI file.
Unless his artwork was geocoded into the POI file.
Odd thing is that this thread dovetails nicely with the recent thread on missing towns on the Garmin maps, since one of the issues was Garmin not displaying abandoned towns.
The links below show some work by a very good friend of mine. He also does photography of abandonment.
I was going to suggest going to Detriot to see a bunch of Ghost Buildings, but looks like your friend already photographed the city.
That is an AWESOME idea! I love photographing abandoned places! I found this post because I did a search for "abandoned"!
YES!!! And I would love to help with this project if you need any help...I love it!!! And you are not at all the only one who is interested in this type of thing...I know a quite a few photographers who focus on this type of work...
I wish you would have came up with your idea a couple of years ago. My wife is a learning artist and likes to do pen and inks of old deserted houses and old unusual barns. I have quite a few pictures I have shot for her during our travels, unfortunately I never thought to get coordinates. If you decide to start the project I'll make sure I get coordinates in the future.
BTW: there is a website on USA ghost towns complete with coordinates at:
Many of these have buildings still standing.
Nice work, and cool idea for a POI file.
Happy to see some interest in this!! I will get it started, so submit your finds here.
I think I would like to stick with abandoned buildings. There is already a file here for Ghost Towns: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/18687
So, lets see what happens...
Its a shame we can't imbed photos in POI's (or can we?)
I loved looking at those photos. I am always taking photos as we travel of old buildings and things of interest that are abanded. It would be nice to know one was coming up ahead of time to have the camera ready.
I never thought to take inside photos but it would be nice to do. Now to just get my husband to stop at any of them would be a great accomplishment!
In Garmin units you can. Easiest way is to use ExtraPoiEditor, or GeePeeEx editor.
Yes I take pictures of old factory, farms, victorian buildings.
If this ever ends up happening please email me and let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
What about covered bridges?
Not sure how accurate it is though, but then again its not like it is a always changing file.
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