New to the Factory

 

Just joined, and am new to GPS's and POI's; any tips are appreciated.

Thanks!

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nüvi 3590LMT

Welcome

Start by listing what GPS you have, and then ask in the appropriate sub-forum if you have questions.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Welcome to the greatest GPS

Welcome to the greatest GPS site on the internet. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them, there is so many users who visit this site to help you.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Welcome

Welcome to the site.

Since you are new, you may want to do a couple of the Beginner Exercises.

To make it easy, when you click on the first link below, hold down the "Cntl" key as you left-click. That will open a new "Tab" in your browser in the "Tab" bar. Click on that 'Tab" to do the first exercise - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

The first link makes sure settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30393

This next link helps you get a backup by attaching your GPS to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup)
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

Tab?

jgermann wrote:

To make it easy, when you click on the first link below, hold down the "Cntl" key as you left-click. That will open a new "Tab" in your browser in the "Tab" bar. Click on that 'Tab" to do the first exercise - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So much easier using Mozilla Firefox, just right click a link and chose open link in a new tab. No need to remember which keys to click.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

This isn't directed specifically at jgermann ...

jgermann wrote:

Welcome to the site.

Since you are new, you may want to do a couple of the Beginner Exercises.
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I wish those things were called something other than "Exercises".

That word conjures up "work" to me. And this is supposed to be for fun.

And when we send new members immediately to do some "exercises", again it seems like we are saying that they should go do some "work" first.

I just wish we called it something different so that the connotation would be different. (Practice, Examples, ....)

Agree with MM

I have to agree with Motorcycle Mama. The content is good, but "Exercises" reminds me of an elementary school math teacher talking down to the children ... "Do the exercises on page 126, then we can go out to recess and play".

No offense intended jgermann. I appreciate all your contributions to POI Factory, including the "exercises" ... just wish you called them something else.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Quadrants

I because the way I travel divide the country into quadrants or 4 areas.
Anything from the Mississippi River and north of Interstate 80 is one area.
Anything south of I 80 and west of the Mississippi is the second area.
Anything north of I 80 East of the Mississippi is third area.
Anything south of I 80 and East of the Mississippi is the 4th area.
Before loading any file I check it and divide it if necessary to the proper quadrant.
All my poi's are on a SD card so the Garmin only loads the proper files and does not waste space.

I too agree with MM

Is like saying welcome to my house and here are the rules, take off your shoes to enter, if you need to pass gas step outside and on and on...

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Beam me up, Scotty

kurzemnieks wrote:

I because the way I travel divide the country into quadrants or 4 areas.
Anything from the Mississippi River and north of Interstate 80 is one area.
Anything south of I 80 and west of the Mississippi is the second area.
Anything north of I 80 East of the Mississippi is third area.
Anything south of I 80 and East of the Mississippi is the 4th area.
Before loading any file I check it and divide it if necessary to the proper quadrant.
All my poi's are on a SD card so the Garmin only loads the proper files and does not waste space.

Whatever floats your boat Captain James T. Kirk just make sure you have all the photon torpedoes ready when you move to the next quadrant.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Welcome.

This is a great site. Be sure to avail yourself of all of its resources.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Welcome aboard and have fun.

Welcome aboard and have fun.

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

Welcome

Welcome, I'm sure you will enjoy your GPS navigator more as a result of finding this site!

Don't be afraid..

Don't be afraid to ask any questions here... we don't bite smile

Welcome to the site

Have fun with it. There's a lot of knowledgeable people here who can help you with any questions or problems that you may have.

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

Welcome . . .

I'd suggest reading the "faq" page and checking through the POI files for something you like. Try downloading a few then installing them on your gps. Search the site for discussions with tips for how to keep them all organized on your PC for easy updates.

Good luck!

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Winston Churchill said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after exhausting all other possibilities.”

NewTo The Factory

Welcome to the friendliest and most informative forum on the WWW.

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Alan-Garmin c340

Welcome

It is a great site. If Yu have a question do a search first most likely it has been asked before.

Thanks for the kind words

Thanks for the kind words and welcome!

I've already found an old gas station file I'm looking to update as it is over a year old and I don't know that it's still current.

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nüvi 3590LMT

Welcome

Welcome aboard.

Welcome!

Welcome to POI Factory!

Lot's of good stuff here.

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

welcome

Enjoy the site

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Welcome

You are in the right place for answers.
Great group of people here, very helpful.

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It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Nothing remains quite the same With all of our running and all of our cunning If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

Welcome

You are in the right place for answers.
Great group of people here, very helpful.

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It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Nothing remains quite the same With all of our running and all of our cunning If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

Welcome aboard. You have

Welcome aboard. You have come to a great place full of knowledge and information. You will enjoy your time on this forum!