This discussion topic is used for collaboration on the New York City metro area project.
You can provide feedback and suggestions for files in the New York project area by replying to this topic.
Miss POI and Bob, I'll do Brooklyn!
Anybody know what the above lyrics are from?
Ok you have access to the NY top attractions file;)
Let me know if you think that there should be other feature files for NY.
all the help I can use!!!
I found 4 existing files that focused on the New York City area and linked them from the project page.
I'm a 40 minute train ride heading south to Grand Central so add me to NYC Metro list. The NYC metro is huge ranging from Central Jersey, half way to Albany and over into CT. I suspect we'll have lots of maintainers.
...has been uploaded. Enjoy!
I added a link to the metro page;)
With regard to the ‘Metro Area Project’, I think guidelines are needed to establish just how wide of an area a 'Metro Area' will encompass.
While going through the New York, NY - Top Attractions file I came across the Baseball Hall of Fame which is located in Cooperstown, NY. This location is over 200 miles and 4 hours away from NYC. While this would make a perfect entry for a 'State of NY - Top Attractions' POI I think it's too far away from the city to be considered a 'New York Metro Area' attraction!
Good point Mike...I was thinking about asking for a metro area project for the "metro" area I live in, about smack dab between Minneapolis MN & Des Moines, IA...
Thanks for the Brooklyn POI Mike L. Born and raised in Bay Ridge B,klyn. Moved to Long Island when I was 28 years old, and was a New York City Police Officer that worked Brooklyn South & Brooklyn North for 18 Years before I retired with a Disability.It will be fun to check out your Points of Interests
...if you remember any of your 'old haunts' in the South let me know and I'll update the file with them.
Heck, I'll use any from the North if you have them too!
Glad you got out OK!
BTW I had to correct some Lat/Long numbers.
I looked at your POI and it looks great. You covered quite a lot of interesting points especially the Shore Parkway/narrows seawall. There is also a big lovers lane there in the parking lot off the Belt P,kay. My old boss Lt. Borelli nailed Son of Sam David Bekerwitz (not sure of the spelling as I think it happened in 1977 or 1978.The cop who put a summons on his parked car were he left it traced him back to the Bronx were he lived.The cop was promoted to 3rd grade Detective and my boss Borelli was promoted to the Detective division after nailing him and later was promoted to Capt by passing the civil service captains test. Talk about memories I.ll try to get Yankee Stadium theMerchant Marine Academy under the Throgs neck bridge, and a few other places. Now for the dumb question, How do I get them to you? E-Mail. I live in southeastern Virginia now and between traveling back and fourth to New York to see my sons I don,t get to use this board as much as I would like to. It,s Great talking to a fellow New Yorker.
...it was a lot of fun! As for getting those locations to me, why don't you become part of the Metro NY team? You're familiar with the area even though you don't live here anymore, you might even know of an 'exotic' place or two. Just notify Miss POI if you can help.
I remember 'Son of Sam', scared the crap out of us living in Brooklyn back then. Good police work put an end to the carnage! I'm sure you've got some good ones you can tell Rich.
A friend of mine was in HWY 2 and they used to have to check vehicles illegally parked on the grass by the seawall. Caught many an embarrassed couple in compromising positions if you know what I mean!
Hope the Mrs. is doing well!
I,am In Thats a great Idea. I had to learn to ride a motorcycle so they sent me to H,way 2 for 1 month. I was working in plain clothes with twenty other guys and we had to qualify on the Harley's That was back in 1975 God I wish I could go back to those days. The MRS is doing fine thanks for asking just got back from New York last week and the Surgeon said everything's great. My e mail is email@example.com if you ever need anything.
I love to Help let me know what your looking for in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx,or New York City, Not Staten Island, hardly worked or been there except Clove Lake when I was a teenager with my girl friend who is now my wife. (It was a great place for a picnic and to make out, then it was kind of Country.
I have added a file for transportation POI's as per the request of etzvetanov. I have added him as a maintainer of the file, let me know if you would also like to help with this file.
I have added you as a maintainer to the New York attractions file. Let me know if there are any others that you are interested in being part of.
I don't see a download link on the NY Transportation POI web page? Also I posted a few days back on this thread about getting added to the NYC metro maintainers.
that made me giggle, the reason you can't download it is because it is empty right now and if there are no pois to download there is no download button:)
I will get you added today;)
Thanks for volunteering.
Miss Poi has a few to many balls in the air right now.
Fort Tryon Park
I have added you as a maintainer and contributor of the NY area attractions file.
Alanrobin1 has now been added as a maintainer and contributor of the NY file;) Thanks for helping us out Alan.
Just downloaded/uploaded the Staten Island file into my TTOne. Alan, you did a great job with the file!
Brooklyn's and Staten Island's attractions are done!
Remember, if you're coming in to the city from the south and the west then you most likely will pass through Staten Island (Goethals Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing) and then Brooklyn (Verrazano Bridge). So load those POI's and take in the sights before you hit in the Big Apple!
Thanks Miss POI and Mike.
I'm always glad to pitch in.
I live in NY...can I help?
Brooklyn and Staten Island are established, however, the Bronx and Queens haven't been started as of yet; the City isn't complete either. Feel free to jump in!
If you know of a place that's off the beaten path, or only you're familiar with include it. Same goes for Brooklyn and Staten Island, those files will be updated as new places are mentioned.
The city never sleeps!
rhythmtip I am adding you right now.
I got the Transportation link back up now.
This is great, but the thing is I made separate files with POIs for different kinds of transportation. For example I have a file (which I want to move here) with the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Port Authority Trans Hudson(PATH), All ferry stops in NJ and NYC, etc.
My plan is to put together all kinds of different options for commuters in NYC area. Like for example Park-And-Ride stops, local train stops for NJ Transit, Amtrak, etc.
How do we organized this?
Go ahead and upload these locations to the site and I will add them to the metro area;) We can provide a POI Package that has transportation as a heading and then you open it and find the seperate files.
I'm back. I wasn't here for a few weeks. Neither in the area nor in the 'net.
I see there are some changes. Where is my Transportation section in NYC Metro? I just created 2 files, ready to be uploaded.
Ms. Poi, can you create this section again. I'll keep it hot.
Miss POI, I uploaded 2 files yesterday and tried today with one of them as both GPX and CSV. When I click submit the message seems to be getting through, but it is not, because when I go to check my posted messages they are not there.
Can you, please check what is going on?
Thanks in advance!
I have to manually removed them from the Moderation Queue;)
I have them up now.
Now how do we link them to the NYC Metro Area Transportation hub?
There will be more coming. The next one will be Park&Ride stops of NJ Transit.
it has already been done;)
I linked them to the NY Metro area. In order for them to be included into the transportation file they would have to be manually input one at a time.
Jon is building a new system right now that will allow us to dump files like this together into the database.
Once we get the new system, we can start making roll up files.
Sounds great! I don't think I need to add the POIs by hand because without the order of grouping them in files or "containers" of some kind it will become a mess.
I know some of you have seen or even downloaded some of the files I have created.
My goal is to make POI files of so called remote commute options. These are related to connections between the NYC MTA and NJ Transit transportation hubs.
I would like to invite you guys to participate into this project with whatever you can, if you are willing to help. Also proposals and critics are welcome. The goal is to create files, useful for the majority of the GPS users in the region and also the guests, which will be using the public transportation.
Here is a list of files, which I created:
Here is a list of things I can think of to add to the Transportation project:
Let me know if I missed something. I will be glad if we can get this done soon.
The New York subway and buss system we don't have to include, since they are in the cyty and they are well documented with their connections and stops in the MTA maps. Not only that, but the number of stops is huge... Maybe it is useful to include only the connections.
does anybody have good Long Island Poi's? my gps is just lacking in amount and im looking for more
There's a list of both Nassau County and Suffolk County PD's. Hope that helps!
What about the coney Iland area near the beach.
I see a couple of people mentioned it, but it doesn't look like anyone has uploaded a file with LIRR stations. I'm working on that now - I have the info compiled, I want to check it - and use my GPS to find some stations as I'm driving around the next few days - before I upload.
I've uploaded a POI file with all LIRR stations:
Any questions, comments or corrections appreciated!
Vietnamese Resturant collection doesn't work in the Garmin format.
how long has it been since the most recent update for the nyc train stops?
I'll take a shot:
Are they from: Brooklyn The Musical?
You guys can take (or link to) it if you desire. Not quite NYC, but my Credit Union of choice.
Are they from: Brooklyn The Musical?
No they are not!
They are from the 1950 movie classic - The West Point Story...starring James Cagney, Doris Day, Virginia Mayo and Gordon MacRae!
Nice try though!
My son works on movie & TV sets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, LI, etc. He has done quite a few movies as well as TV series such as Gossip Girl, White Collar, 30 Rock, Bored to Death, etc.
There is a lot of commotion with all the fans & paparazzi & bystanders.
How about a POI file listing where in the NY metro area there are film projects.
This would be a very dynamic POI project, changing weekly sometimes daily. I don't know how to keep this current. Some possible sources for obtaining future film locations:
1) NYC film permit department
2) Film equipment rental records
3) Personnel agencies for extras
4) POI users stumbling on a set (via text message, emails.)
5) An insider (Unions??)
There are probably many other ways to get the film locations. This was just off the top of my head.
I meant to include northern NJ in this as well.
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