Here 5 years?! Where did the time go?


I just looked at my account page and see I've been a member of POI Factory for 5 years today. I found the site after buying my first automotive unit, a Garmin 260.

I've had a good time, "met" some fine people, created a bunch of POI files that I hope others have found useful, and was even honored once as a COW.

Still having a good time, but it doesn't feel like so much time has passed. Where did that time go?


(Opps I just noticed I had a typo in the subject line. Changed Here to Where)

Drivesmart 66, Nuvi 2595LMT (Died), Nuvi 1490T (Died), Nuvi 260 (Died), GPSMAP 195

HAHA, I just looked at my

HAHA, I just looked at my account and I'm at 5 years and 6 months! You're right, it definitely doesn't feel like I've been using this site for that long.

Time flies...

...when you're having fun.

With God, all things are possible. ——State motto of the Great State of Ohio


4 years for me. Whouda thunk!

Expect nothing!, appreciate benignity!

A good family...

As I update my Nuvi to the new maps (in preparation for taking our daughter back to college this weekend), I mused about the last five years on this site as well...

As I've said before, it's a good family. Like any family, you have squabbles, but we're here to help each other. The family continues to grow.

How have our technologies changed over that period?

Displays have gotten bigger, denser, brighter (good thing, as my eyes need the larger displays).

Maps are arguably better.

The GPS birds are still the same (well, they did turn off Selective Availability, but that was over a decade ago now).

The GPS/NAV market has evolved as many electronics markets do, with one line of products more or less following a constant-performance decreasing-price curve, and another line of products more or less following a constant-price-point increasing performance (or increasing bells and whistles) curve.

Those two curves give you really cheap one-trick-pony GPS units, and expensive do-more-than-you-need GPS units. Plus a lot in between.

GPS isn't just about NAV. GPS modules for nav as well as timekeeping are pretty much ubiquitous, being built into cameras, phones, watches (such as for joggers/runners), computers of all sizes and shapes (yeah, that covers phones as well), and all sorts of test equipment.

The family just keeps getting better!

Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Yep, 5 Years...

5 years, 12 weeks here.


Wait a minute... who am I here?

Me Too

I am at 5 years and 1 week. IIRC I joined while visiting family outside of Toronto. I had a Garmin C550 then and I was looking for some area POI's. Wound up finding this site and signing up. I can't believe it has been this long. In fact, I was reviewing some software modules at work that I was working on back in 2007. Seems like just a year ago yet it was six years.

I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Same here

Looks like I too am a member of the "5 year club"...

Randy C530, Nuvi 52

I must be an old timer. LOL

6 Years 27 weeks

Go Dawgs!!!

5 Year Club

I have joined the 5 Year Club also.

5 Years 32 Weeks

"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Time does fly

Happy 5 yr. anniversary!

Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member.

Five Years

Wow! I let my anniversary pass without notice. I just checked and I've been here 5 years and 29 weeks. Most of the other POI sites I used to visit have closed down. The longevity of many of the members of this site is a testimony to what a fine resource the POI Factory is.


I'm now at 6yrs 37 weeks, wow, time flies

___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Congrats! I'm at 5 years, 51

Congrats! I'm at 5 years, 51 weeks and counting! That's like a century in internet years, isn't it?

6years and where has the

6years and where has the time gone. My first was a 660 and I remember paying $1000 for it.. WOW.... time sure have changed

NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Wow! Same here!

I cannot believe it either myself! 5 years and 50 weeks!

That is nearly 6 years and almost 3 Garmin's later I am still returning to this wonderful website.


Ed Reggi


5 years and 14 weeks for me this week. Seems like yesterday when I joined.

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

made me look

OK, I had to check - 5 years, 24 weeks. It doesn't seem that long.

Many of us "5 years" and more...

5 years 51 weeks...I agree, where did the time go?

It's a testament, all right

spullis wrote:

...The longevity of many of the members of this site is a testimony to what a fine resource the POI Factory is.

Nah, our longevity is that we're a bunch of old farts havin' fun. wink


"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

Where Did The Time Go?

Time flies when hitting "reload" waiting for new maps to be released.

When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead. It is only difficult for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.


Been a member for 6 years and 27 weeks. I still enjoy reading the posts and commenting once in awhile. It feels like family.

Alan-Garmin c340

If you are... old timer then I must be ancient. 6 yrs 37 weeks. surprised

fatboy95th wrote:

6 Years 27 weeks

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

just crossed

that threshold myself.

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

5 years, 45 weeks

I'm coming up on 6 years shortly... Might be time to start looking at a replacement for my Garmin StreetPilot C580.

5 Years on my belt!

and going strong!

Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

4 years plus spent

4 years plus spent "recalculating" smile

Only one

Only one year 22 weeks for me. I feel like a newcomer compared to the rest of you.


First Timer!

This is my first day on this site. However, I was the Deputy Test Director for the first GPS systems in the World. We didn't have all the sats up then and it was for military purposes only. Yes, We have come a long way! Keep up all your interest and good work! Dan

A Long Time

6 years 14 weeks - how time flies

Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

5 years and 8 weeks


Nuvi 2460LMT.

6 years 30 weeks

6 years 30 weeks


"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

6 Years 19 weeks

Yep. Where did the time go?


For me...

"You can't get there from here"

Lots of Familiar Names

Nice to see so many names I recognize. It is also nice of the site folks to display the number of years by your name.

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Lots of Familiar Names

Nice to see so many names I recognize. It is also nice of the site folks to display the number of years by your name.

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go