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Just Curious... How often do you update POI's?

 

Every time I visit the site, I update my Favorite Files and check for new Speed and Redlight files.. So I know that my list is current...

But I usually don't Erase and Update my POI's but once a month or just before going on a roadtrip....

Is this about the norm here, or do you folks update your POI's more or less often?

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2x Nuvi 660'sOne with -- Lifetime Maps -- Lifetime Traffic And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that Doesn't support External POI's BOO HOO!

I usually check my favorite

I usually check my favorite every visit, as it is just a click away, and dl to my poi file on my lap top. Then @ every month I will update my poi loader file and update the garmin.

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

I download most updates,

I download most updates, like the rlc, but really only load them up to the GPS when it is hooked up to the computer like once every two months or so.

Update POIs

I download the updates every time I am on the site. I update my Garmins every Friday.

Depends

I download updates when I'm on the site but only update once a month unless we are planning a trip.

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Nuvi 750 and 755T

patterns change

I used to update my unit with every new poi downloaded. I now just keep my folder updated on my computer and upload that to the unit as needed. Once a month at a minimum.

I think you'll find this is quite prevalent among users that have bee dealing with POI on a regular basis.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

depends...

for redlight/speed camera POI, I downloaded new files after getting tickets...
for other POIs, I do it before my trip.

I usually check every day

I usually check every day and update every two weeks, depending on the poi.

The Exception

I guess I am the exception to the rule. I update my POI's whenever I am going on a business trip. This equates to about every 3 months or so. Before the actual trip, I will come to this site and download updates to "My Favorite Files". Then I will go to the Garmin site to check for map updates. Finally I will attach the GPS to the computer and do all updates.

I just use my Garmin very rarely around where I live. Since I do use it extensively on trips, that is when I update it.

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Garmin Nuvi 660,Software Ver. 4.9, Audio 2.0,GPS 3.0, BT 0.00, Canada and US Map 2015.10

I Update My GPS

I update my GPS's once per week. I check for updates of the POI files once per day.

Fred

POISYNC

I keep the POISYNC text file current with all my favorites, so all I need to do is run POISYNC about every two weeks, then load the GPS with POI Loader about once a month.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley" Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T

Normally every 2 weeks

but I check "My Favorite Files" daily (almost) and update sooner if there are a lot of important changes. I also update the red light camera file as soon as it comes out.

not often

only when I know I'm going to use it.

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Monthly (and opportunistically)

Regular monthly checks and updates as part of maintaining digital devices, and then opportunistic checks a couple of days before a road trip to make sure things are current.

That also provides opportunities to clean the paw prints off the screen!

And when you put your GPS back in the car, why not take a moment to check your tire pressure? You should be doing that regularly as well!

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Update POI

I check at least twice a day and update when a new poi on my favorites is updated.I delete the old file or files before I download the new files.

Updating POI files

mdh31951 wrote:

I check at least twice a day and update when a new poi on my favorites is updated.I delete the old file or files before I download the new files.

No need to delete the old file. Just click on it to keep the same name (I change the original poi name for my category purposes) and save it over the old file.

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"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

Updating POI Frequency

Check My Favorite Files daily and download to computer as replacements appear. Probably install on GPSr once every month or two (when my GPSr is in the house) or before a trip.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

My Favorite

poi files get downloaded to my computer every couple of weeks or so. I update one of my backups that is on a flash drive at that time. My garmin does not get updated except as needed. It's been at least three months now.

Weekly

I download weekly and install about every two weeks.

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Only when I think of it.

Only when I think of it.

RLC/SC

JanJ wrote:

Every time I visit the site, I update my Favorite Files and check for new Speed and Redlight files.. So I know that my list is current...

But I usually don't Erase and Update my POI's but once a month or just before going on a roadtrip....

Is this about the norm here, or do you folks update your POI's more or less often?

I do it every time there is an update to red light/speed cameras or when I think of something funny to put in my gps. I usually update all my favorite poi files then.

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

When there's Enough Changes

I check on a weekly basis but I don't update each week. I usually wait until there's several additions or subtractions of cameras in my area before I download an update. I also only update those states that I think I might travel to, i.e., don't plan on going to NY so I don't worry about the cameras there.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

when planning a trip

I pretty much only update my POIs when planning a trip. Havent gone anywhere lately, so hence, no updates.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

Quite Frequently Lately

In the past, I updated perhaps one every ninety days or so. Lately I have been updating perhaps every other week. Both Nassau and Suffolk County here on Long Island are rolling out Red Light Camera's at a fast pace and new ones are appearing in the POI list almost every week. It will calm down eventually but for now I need to update to make sure I have them all accounted for.

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Once a week

I use POISync with an automated script to keep mine updated.

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Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T, Oregon450T, Montana650, GPSMAP60csx

POISync

What is "POISync"? I update every week or so and use POIloader- it takes the old ones off and replaces them with the updated ones.

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76 csx & Nuvi 1490t

Update POI's

I check my favorites about everyday. I check for new POI's as I can.
I save all of my POI's on my external harddrive. I update my various POI files with the updated POI's and then I use POI Loader to convert them into my converted file of POI's. Once a week I copy all my converted POI's from the external hard drive to either my unit itself (mainly for traffic POI's) and/or to my SD Card.

Weekly Updates for me

Unless I am getting ready to travel and then may load some new files.

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Nuvi 760 Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

updates

I generally update speed and red light camera poi's

Infrequently

I only update if I am going on a trip out of town. My local newspaper will tell me if there ar any new traffic cameras so there is no reason to update for that reason.

Sometimes if I am running tests, I will check my favorite files and do an update.

Updates

Update POI folder every time I visit (weekly) ...which I'm not sure why, since I update the GPS's probably once per month...

See this thread

Philiplupe,
See this thread:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/26847

to find out about POISYNC

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley" Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T

Update POIs

I used to update my POIs once a week but now I do once every 2 month

occasional updates

Like most everyone else, I usually update mine before I go on a trip - about once a month or so. Usual updates are redlight and speed cameras and any dining POI's.

Nearly every day

Every time I check out POI Factory I'll typically update the POIs that've changed since the last time. Definitely POI-happy as there are presently over 740,000+ custom POIs on my nuvi!

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Garmin nuvi 1490T, 1450T, 2555LMT, 660, 77;, too many, really.

Occasional Updates also

I may load the POI's once a week to my PC but the GPS every month or before a trip.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Check For Local Changes

I check the Redlight and Speed camera files for local and state changes then download only if needed. Favorites, the same. Look to see what's updated in the file (when info is available) and download as needed. Hook up the Gpsr's and update when necessary.

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Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

I used to update every

I used to update every couple of days, but now once a month.

Good...

spullis wrote:

I download the updates every time I am on the site. I update my Garmins every Friday.

habit to get into...I don't know if the updates are in my area, but I just feel better diong it!!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Twice a month for me.

Twice a month for me.

updates

when I see more red light cameras added in my area(s).

Regular updates

Me too, whenever I update the red light cameras.

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Nuvi 2555LMT,Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 265WT, Nuvi 260, GPSMap76S. Captain Cook was a Yorkshireman too.

Once a month

I update the red light POIs at least monthly or just before I go on a trip out of town (so I will not be surprised by a red light I don't know about)

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I have seen the future and it is now!

I try to get the RLC files

I try to get the RLC files weekly.
Load them on my SD card and then into the Garmin

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Nuvi 765T

POI Updates

I look for the "new" and always check the red light to see if it is updated...try to visit everyday...but that never happens...always something else to get in the way...other e-mails and taxes...ugh!

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WLF

never separately

never separately

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