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What is your Favorte POI that you use

 

I am wondering what is your favorte POI file that you got from here. (Yes, even if you got it from somewhere else is ok too).

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OTHER than the top 3, Red Light, Rest area, and Walmart (lol)
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I want to see what type of poi files that are used for more projects in the future!

Hope I get great input in this research!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"
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Favorites.

I would have to say Charlie's "Places to visit" is my favorite with your "Offbeat attractions" a close second.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Mcdonalds coffee addiction

When I update the McDonalds file, I change the name to AAMcdonalds. It will always be the first file in Extras.
..I found poi-factory when searching for a McDonalds file about 3 years ago.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

BBQ

I like the non-chain BBQ POI. We try to find good BBQ while traveling and it's been helpful.

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Nuvi 750

Safeway, Campgrounds

Well........... You immediately ruled out the ones I use the most - Red Lights and Rest Areas. (I don't go to Walmart by choice...) The Rest Area POI is excellent.

I probably have used the POI files for Safeway stores and for Campgrounds the most.

I have to travel for work sometimes and I tend to eat from Safeway rather than going to a restaurant. I don't really care to go out to eat alone.

My wife and I like to camp (and geocache) and have used the campground files while traveling through other states. My only complaint with those files is that people seem to think using an RV is actually camping. I only want listings of "real" campgrounds. Dirt, trees, campfires, tents, that sort of thing.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Drivin the bus to Flavortown!

The Diners, Drive-ins & Dives POI gets the most use out of any single POI I've downloaded, hands down.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

RLC and IHOP

I often refer to the IHOP file. Need those harvest grain cakes.

Campgrounds and RV Parks

As an RVer, not only do I load it into my GPS, but also into Google Earth. That way, I can plan (and preview) my stops with Earth and then get there with my Nuvi.

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Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT

Truck Stops

When I travel I usually use truck stops when the need for restrooms come up so that I can top the tank and empty myself and not waste time with rest areas unless we need the rest area.
My second is my food file which includes Food Network shows.
My third used file is Choice Hotels for night stays. I just returned from Chattanooga last night and stayed at one that was just opened last month and saw several others that were not in my file.

This is great info

I just posted this and am already getting great input. I am starting to compile a list and will post it when I get more data. I think this information will help in creating more poi in the future. No one wants to creat a poi and find it is not being used or really wanted.

I am starting to see a trend here too. Lets keep watch this and see what happends.. THanks to everyone in responding!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

My favorites

I keep "Offbeat Tourist Attractions" updated and in use at all times. You never know whats going to pop up! grin

I also like the mousekeepers.com POI file for Walt Disney World. http://www.mousesavers.com/gps.html It is excellent for driving around the WDW/Orlando area. There are separate sections with directions for installing and using the files on Garmin, Tom-Tom, and Magellan units.

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Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Schools

I have the "schools" file set as a Tourguide with a 550' radius and use it as school crossing zone warning file with icon and audio alert. I wish I could set a larger radius but that gives me too many false positives from adjacent streets.

I also found the stink_alert file here and that was just too tempting to ignore, so I also set it as a TourGuide with alert--but haven't passed within a half mile of a stinky location yet...

Two files I have loaded (and hope not to need) are the Discount Tire file and Subaru dealers file.

Of course, RestAreasCombined still has to be mentioned, even though you told us to skip the top 3.

forgetting the Rest Areas Combined File

My 3 favorites are :

1. Cracker Barrel (used in TourGuide format)
2. Panera Bread
3. Choice Hotels

Obviously they are ones we use quite a bit during are several long trips per year !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Good coffee

I like Burger King and 7/11 coffee while I travel.
Between the two of them, I am never far away from a good cup of coffee.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

I like my own

I don't use many of the POIs on the site, but my favorite is the one I maintain the most: Historic Ships of the United States and Canada.

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

POIs

Restaurants when traveling out of town.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Favorits - Useful - Most Needed

My favorits are - independent BBQ joints, Family Restaurants, Subway, ...

Useful - Campgrounds, Walamarts

Needed - Rest Areas and McD - I drink to much coffee smile

Too many to choose

We're a combination of RVer and Rt66 Roadies, so it is easy to pick Route Sixty-Six TourGuide as one to like a lot. While driving during any day, I enjoy activating various ones in what I call serendipity mode just to get a sense of what is near us as we pass through an area that might provide an opportunity. Sometimes it is Places to visit, sometimes restaurants, sometimes Campgrounds, just to name a few.

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rvOutrider

Toss up

Dunkin Donuts and Denny's

Favorites

Cracker Barrel, Mickey D's, and Taco Bell.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Has to be...

Mom & Pop restaurants. My wife and I are not formal dining types, so we bypass the chains and upscale places in favor of a little diner shack by the side of the road. We have found some wonderful places to eat, just stopping on a whim.

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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

my fav

Diners, Drive Ins and Dives!

McD

JebNY wrote:

My favorits are - independent BBQ joints, Family Restaurants, Subway, ...

Useful - Campgrounds, Walamarts

Needed - Rest Areas and McD - I drink to much coffee smile

Don't load the McD file to avoid the coffee & the frequent rest stops won't be needed. wink laugh out loud laugh out loud laugh out loud laugh out loud laugh out loud laugh out loud

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

One look at my ever expanding waistline, and the answer is obvious: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!

Tennis Courts

I created my own poi for tennis courts around town. During the high school tennis season, I use that one quite a bit.

Favorites POIs

Other than RLC and Rest Stops ... Dunkin Donuts and Harley Davidson Dealers. I use them both regularly in the cage and on the Harley.

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Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts & 1450LMT | 2005 Harley Road King, Black Cherry Pearl / Black Pearl

Dunkin' #1...

then Man v Food, Throwdown, DDD, Chowdown,...seems to be a theme going on here.

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NEOhioGuy - Garmin 2555LMT, MIO Knight Rider

I have to agree

NEOhioGuy wrote:

then Man v Food, Throwdown, DDD, Chowdown,...seems to be a theme going on here.

Seems that the most waqnted is "Diners, Drive-ins and Dive" but also anything that will help in traviling on the freeway from point a to b without to many exits.

THis is intresting. I was expecting something differnt but should have known better.

If you look at this post and then compair the "what POI file do you want" link you will find it being differnt info. I do want to make new poi files but not into the food or hotel areas. And the RV stuff has been done already and is being updated great.

Humm.. I think I still need more data ...
So tell me what IS your favorte AND why is it? Again we all know that the top 3 are everyones and we all know why.

I would also know how offen do you use your favorte poi file? every day? onece a week? once a month? or just when you go on a vaction?

Let me know. I think this information will help me and others in future POI files.

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

For me it comes down to familiarity and unfamiliarity

bobkz wrote:
NEOhioGuy wrote:

then Man v Food, Throwdown, DDD, Chowdown,...seems to be a theme going on here.

Humm.. I think I still need more data ...
So tell me what IS your favorte AND why is it? I would also know how offen do you use your favorte poi file? every day? onece a week? once a month? or just when you go on a vaction?

Let me know. I think this information will help me and others in future POI files.

Let me explain. As a consultant I travel 100% of the time, different cities all the time. DD coffee is my favorite, so finding any in a town I'm in is a priority (familiarity). Since I'm a big fan of Adam Richmond, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, etc. I also like to try out the places they've been to (trying to get familiar). Finally, I enjoy the offbeat, so the roadside attractions are next in line to explore (unfamiliar).

So for me I'd love to see anything that is different, any kind of collection of sorts. Things like drive-in theaters operating or abandoned, the world's largest things, places where movies were shot, and so on.

BTW, thanks to all who create the POI files. Seems like a lot work with little return on your part other than the occassional acknowledgement of your fine efforts. Thanks.

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NEOhioGuy - Garmin 2555LMT, MIO Knight Rider

Mom and Pop

Restaurants.

Speed & red light cameras

Speed & red light cameras

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Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...

Most used and favorites

I would say our most used and also our favorites are the redlights/speed cams, restrooms and bank of america

Most Used POI

IHop and Starbucks

DD&D, RF and JM

diners drive-in & dives, road food and jersey mikes

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non-native nutmegger

Historical Markers

I usually show Historical Markers for the state I am in so that I know what the sign said while not stopping.

Most used POI

The Rest Areas POI is the one that is most used for me. It is very useful for long trips with the fam.

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

When I drive...

I use the Red Light & Speed Camera POI the most!

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

Red Light & Speed Camera POI

Red Light & Speed Camera POI are used automatically by the GPSr to it makes them the most used POI files. As for manually selected files, restaurant files are my favorite (Hooters, MacDo, BK) and shopping store files (Walmart, Lowe's) are the most used when in a new area.

I Use the Publix and Walgreens File A Lot

I travel all over the state of Florida fishing doing outdoor photograph and I probably use the Publix and Walgreens POI files the most. They come in very handy.

trucks

i would love to truck stops truck dealers things that involve trucking history. peterbilt kenworth mack and freightliner dealer icons would be cool. cool maybe a few trucking companies too

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in a 100 feet turn right

hunting fishing

state land locations for fishing and hunting here in montana and ATV trail locations

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in a 100 feet turn right

Redlight and Speed cameras,

Redlight and Speed cameras, Cracker Barrel and Costco

Definitely . . .

Redlight Cameras

Me Too

mpatoka wrote:

I like the non-chain BBQ POI. We try to find good BBQ while traveling and it's been helpful.

Although I have not been able to use it very much due to lack of POIs where I've been. sad

End up using the rest area POI the most, probably like many other folks here.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, BMW built-in

Mine, also

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

I don't use many of the POIs on the site, but my favorite is the one I maintain the most...

I'm like Strephon. The POI file that I (and my wife) use the most is the Ohio Wineries file that I (with a little help from another NE Ohioan) created. Nothing better than on a nice warm sunny Sunday visiting a winery we haven't been to before.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Really don't...

...use POIs (RLCs excepted). On occasion I'll use the Cracker Barrel POI.

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Bob: My toys: Nüvi 1390T, Droid X2, Nook Color (rooted), Motorola Xoom, Kindle 2, a Yo-Yo and a Slinky. Gotta have toys.

The POI Files That I Signed On Here To Begin With...

The main reason I joined this site... the Redlight & Speed Camera files.

Otherwise, I use the POI's that "I" put in my unit to remember places I want to return to that are otherwise hard to remember, i.e., camping, hunting, fishing and special places.

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

My favorites

Cracker Barrel, Costco, Best Western, Choice Hotels, Mickey D's, Taco Bell, & Shell.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Vegan Resturaunts

...or that have veg options, like Which Wich, Burger King.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Favorite POI's

Rest areas

Speed traps -

Red light - none in our hometown as yet but it comes in handy when traveling.

McDonald's when traveling - filtered with EPE to cover the route I will be traveling. I hate it when traveling along the interstate and need to stop for that morning coffee and see a sign for McDonald's and when you exit the interstate you find out that it is located 6 miles into town. Once at my destination it is not needed.

One Track Mind

Beer me and Breweries. (inside a folder entitled Feed Me, which contains about 25 non chain entries)

Geo/ATL

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