Next big POI project

 

I know that we are all very diverse in our interests, and I don't want to sound too eager or anything, but what's the next big POI project? What are people interested in?
Since finishing the Olive Garden project I've been trying to brainstorm and come up with another good project but thus far I'm not getting much inspiration. I was hoping that if we start throwing out some posibilities we could come up with something good.

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Next Big POI

How about a POI of all the This Old House Renovations accross the country. smile

Amen

GC0110 wrote:

I'm far more impressed with city profiles created by locals, giving the hot spots to go, and how to get there easily. I'd like to see stuff done for San Francisco, Chicago, LA., Philly, etc.

I don't see the attraction for knowing where e.g. Home Depot, is located in every state of the country, given that I know the one in my city and that's all I really need to know. Plus the GPS' have a decent file of big places, like restaurants already, so it seems like duplication to me.

GC

I also agree that the ones at the local level are more beneficial than the National Chains (food, hardware, shopping etc)after all the big restaurants and other well known busines are already loaded in the GPSr POI.
I'm working on a combined list for restaurants in my area broken down by food type, I'm not adding the restaurants chains that we are all familiar with but the local restaurants that visitors don't know their names and will be easier to find in their respective food categories.

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A fantastic idea actually

bill1480 wrote:

How about a POI of all the This Old House Renovations accross the country. smile

Bill that is actually a great idea since it is a unique POI you will never find in any preloaded POIs of any unit, has definite addresses you can go to, and would be a neat treat to be driving somewhere and suddenly get an alert to a formal This Old House project.

I wonder how hard it is to get the addresses/locations for old episodes?

PT

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Would like Goodwill here, too

In DC area.

Wild, Untamed, Underground Caves

Being a caver and knowing where quiet a few caves are located, I agree it would be nice. However, caves have enemies. These are known as rock hounds. There are caves that I have helped map that are now devoid of alot of the preties that were once there. Those people who think that the light shining through a "baccon" fomation looks real good in their house, don't think or don't care if it was stripped from a cave after remaining untouched for hundreds if not thousands of years. The second proble is land owner relations. Some land owners don't mind a few kind people coming on their property and viewing their cave. However lots of people or a few rude people can ruin it for everyone. More and more caves each year are lost to land owners shutting off access.

Sorry, don't mean to get on my soapbox, but I thought you all should know the reasons.

On a personal note, this is my first post and this looks like a realy great group of people. I hope to be a POI contributor in the future.

Welcome to the group, it is

Welcome to the group, it is nice to have you here.

Miss POI

I'm creating a list of AAA & CAA offices

drjeckyl wrote:

I couple of ideas might be related to American Automobile Association (AAA). This might include a listing of local offices by state or a file of AAA apporved repair facilities. Another idea might be AAA rated and approved hotels or restaurants. The downside of these last two files is that they would have to be periodically updated as rating changed.

Just a thought. Hope it helps.

I have a printed directory of all AAA and CAA locations, and was planning to create a POI file. My Garmin does have AAA clubs pre-loaded, but, like most POIs, the list is either imcomplete or outdated.

-Dave

Military bases/Installations

I work for the military as a civie.

A POI of all bases would be a great POI. All the ones that are public knowledge anyway. wink

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Campgrounds/RV parks

Yes, but all of them. I have Coast to Coast, GNP, Passport America, KOA in my nuvi, but that's probably less than 10% of them. So I have to use Woodall's directory, and Trailer Life CD's for the rest. Most directories have lat/long because people need them to set up their satellite dishes.

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How about a Campground Guide like AAA /CAA has for RVers

This would be a great POI addition.
I think Magellan has one!smile
Can a Magellan file be tarnsfered to the Garmin type file?

AJ

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There is one already

sohmc wrote:

I work for the military as a civie.

A POI of all bases would be a great POI. All the ones that are public knowledge anyway. wink

Look here:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1101

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.

That file is for campgrounds not necessarily bases.

One I would like

Not sure if this is the correct thread, but would love to see all rbc's for Canada. Is anyone working on them?

Hotels

Fairfield Inns and Holiday Inn Express would be good ones to list.

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Crashmanager

Fairfield Innn POI Request

Hi, I will put together a Fairfield Inn POI list for you and upload it here to this web site.

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ScottK

POI PROJECT

i would love to see all US campgrounds STATE PARKS

this would be a big project but am willing to help in any way a newbie can! smile

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Microtel Inns

I'm going to be working on a POI for Microtel Inns that are in the US for my father in law unless someone has already tackled that. I searched for one but didn't find any.

Take a look at this file

Crashmanager wrote:

Fairfield Inns and Holiday Inn Express would be good ones to list.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6889

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Fairfield

Crashmanager wrote:

Fairfield Inns and Holiday Inn Express would be good ones to list.

Fairfield Inn is already here under Marriot.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/3724

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Does the POI file work on Tomtom?

I just installed the file on Garmin GPS units.

Woof woof!

Here's another vote for dog parks as well! Just finding all the ones in my home town is tough.

My wife would love that one

All the Goodwill stores and thrifts in country. She'd love that. Thats her favorite place to shop.

Here... make your wife's day

Jerry G wrote:

All the Goodwill stores and thrifts in country. She'd love that. Thats her favorite place to shop.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13186

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Next big POI project

How about RV service locations ?
I know its something that would be helpful while on the road.

Both of these files

Both of these files are locations for rv service and they are listed on this site.
Camping World Stores
Cat Diesel RV Center Network

Lodging ...

How about Motel 6 ?
Knight's Inn ?

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Food ...

Gold Star Chili ?
(Skyline and others not Skyline or Gold Star are already represented)

Taco John's ?
(Wisconsin is already represented)

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POI Project

How about a POI project showing all flea markets in the USA. I know that this has been mentioned in the past, but I don't see a file on these.
This website gives a listing by state:

http://www.keysfleamarket.com/

Any interest?

Scrapbook Stores

My wife has been bitten by the Scrapbooking Bug. How about US and Candian scrapbook stores?

Curling Clubs

Here's a good one for all you southern rednecks. Haven't checked, but I'd venture very few GPS units will have many or any curling clubs listed. The challenge here will be figuring out what a curling club is for many of you. Hint- It's a winter olympic sport. Happy searching A free six pack to the first location posted from Florida. LOL

SquirrelPie
Mag Crossover

Ellenton

Looks like the one in Ellenton didn't survive.

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great idea

sasouter wrote:

My wife has been bitten by the Scrapbooking Bug. How about US and Candian scrapbook stores?

I like that idea, we also need one for bead stores:)

Miss POI

Let me know if you need help

I do database development in access and visual basic. If you are in need I would love to help.

Gene

thanks

GeneMath wrote:

I do database development in access and visual basic. If you are in need I would love to help.

Gene

Gene,

This site runs on PHP/MySQL, I appreciate the offer to help;)

Miss POI

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Seriously. Taco John's and Gold Star Chili would be excellent files

I see that Del Taco POI has finally been created

Thanks.

smile

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it's the dog's fault

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US Scenic Byways

The US DOT will send great information regarding the scenic byways in the US, and it's all free material. The best is National Geographic's paperback book "Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways: the 275 Best Drives in the US". It's 463 pages, about the same size as a N.G. periodical- and sells for over 25 dollars at a bookstore. US DOT provides them free.

There are many roads that are state forest roads and do not show up on MapSource- Oregon has several. Man, if someone knew how to get all of that kind on info loaded into a POI file, it'd be very cool.

Andyman

Poi to work on

TJ Maxx stores - anyone working on this one ?

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I'm still waiting for a

I'm still waiting for a larger database of B&B's, like the one from www.bedandbreakfast.com. Perhaps they would open their database for us.

If you make it to Las Vegas

check out Vegas Beads. http://www.vegasbeads.com/

(better half alters wedding gowns, is constantly re-beading or customizing the beading) smile

I'm also searching for a

I'm also searching for a military base poi file. Any ideas on where to get started?
joseph

Military Bases

If you go to the POI list then click on the government link you will find a file on military bases there

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Thanks. I have seen the AF

Thanks. I have seen the AF file and some for local Guard bases. Also a billeting file & camping file.

I have not seen one that has all military bases, but did find another thread that I had missed earlier:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8882

thanks,
joseph

campground files

Hello:

I am building a website that links to Google maps to post ALL US Federal state and local campgrounds and has POI download for them all too. I plan to have it done BEFORE next summer. Have a look at the states that are now done at www.pubcamp.info .

I am very dedicated to this project and it WILL be done and it WILL be the most complete public campground file in existence when I get done with it!

Tom Hillegass

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Tom Hillegass swimming holes at www.SwimmingHoles.info campgrounds at www.USCampgrounds.info

How about Post offices

I travel quite a bit and many times have to find a post office. I think that would be a great POI.

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Check This

raymazanek wrote:

I travel quite a bit and many times have to find a post office. I think that would be a great POI.

Have you checked this one? Maybe it will suit your needs:

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/14

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Post Office

My Garmin was preloaded with post office, under community.

Suggestion for a POI

How about nude beaches, resorts and campgrounds?

Timed school zone

anybody knows if there is a file on Timed school zones?

Thanks

Gary A wrote:
raymazanek wrote:

I travel quite a bit and many times have to find a post office. I think that would be a great POI.

Have you checked this one? Maybe it will suit your needs:

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/14

Thanks! I did a search but I did not find anything maybe i needed to search for post-office I excluded the hyphen. This is great! thanks again!

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I did not read every post in this thread so I hope I am not repeating sombody elses idea.

How about hiking trailheads.
Could be combined with mountain biking trailheads also.

Bill

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