Chicago, IL - Project Discussion

 

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I've got a store list of

I've got a store list of Dominick's grocery stores that I planned on doing later.

If anyone wants to get a head start shoot me a message and I'll email the excel file over.

Hey Chi-town...

is the My Pi pizza chain still in existence?

Best dang pizza I ever had when I lived in Miami! smile

If it is then we need a POI for it! wink

ML

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Only 2 show up on Chicago yellowpages:

My Pie Pizzeria-Bucktown
2010 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 394-6900

My Pie Pizzeria-Lincoln Park
2417 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 929-3380
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If you don't know how to make a POI file I can throw one together.

Let me know.

Thanks for the info.

I was just curious if the chain was still around as that was my first experience with Chicago style pizza (c1980). smile

The chain had a great sound system and I believe the components were for sale as well!

ML

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Hot Dawgs

I found this today at CNN...are these dawg stands on the POI?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/traveltips/08/02/chicago.hotd...

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Hot Dawgs

You are making me drool... I have not been there for over 30 years.

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Sorry Chitown

Nothing beats a NYC 'Dirty Water' - not even a Nedicks! wink

ML

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Pizza

This is WAY off topic, but I just moved to Columbus Oh and can't find a pizza place worth anything after leaving Chicago... Anyone have suggestions??? (moving back to Chicago isn't an option).

Pizza locations

Try www.papamurphys.com/ When I lived in IA, it was the best. It is a take-an-bake style but they are good. Their web site showed 3 in your area.

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Papa Murphys

BarnettA wrote:

Try www.papamurphys.com/ When I lived in IA, it was the best. It is a take-an-bake style but they are good. Their web site showed 3 in your area.

We just had that last night for dinner, yummy yummy.

Miss Poi

More resturant POIs

I uploaded a couple POIs this weekend for Portillo's and Giordano's. They can be added to the Chicago project as well. These two are my measuring stick when it comes to Pizza or Italian Beef. Makes we want to take a trip back home for some real food.

I've uploaded Home Run Inn Pizza as well. Also a Chicago favorite.

Free WiFi -Chicago area

I have been gathering a list of Free Wireless Internet (WiFi) Access Points in the Chicago, IL (Area). No hotels listed, but very interesting locations including many cafe's, coffee, tea, deli's and a few brew pubs too. My list is obviously is incomplete (79 total). I am looking for additions from other users to complete this on-going project. Email me here and I will send you my list.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria POI

For those of you that love Chicago Deep Dish Pizza - just uploaded Lou Malnati's Pizzeria POI - enjoy!

Potbelly Sandwich Works

On Sunday, I created a POI file for Potbelly Sandwich Works (all locations, not just Chicago). The file also includes future locations as noted on their website, most of which will open this fall.

I also created a BMP icon, and will send that to Miss POI.

-Dave

Chicago Brazilian Restaurants

I don't know how helpful this is for others, but I uploaded POI with all of the restaurants in the Chicago area offering Brazilian style food selections (my wife is from Brazil, we try to hit a few each time we're in Chicago).

The file is here - I'm new to this, so sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6466

Ted,

I have uploaded your file and have added it to the chicago metro page:)

Miss Poi

Thanks...

I have a brazilian flag BMP file to go with it, but couldn't figure out how to upload icons...

I will send you that

I will send you that info.

Miss Poi

Thanks again...

...and thanks to everyone that makes this a great site!

ok your icon has been added

ok your icon has been added to the library and to the file;)and I added your poi contributor badge too.
Miss Poi

24 Hour Pharmacies...

Hello Chicago people,

Please enjoy the 24 Hour Pharmacy file. let me know of any (minor or major) modifications that must be made to this file...

thanks.

take care,

Chip

Tennis Courts

I have noticed even though it is snowing 6inches of snow right now that there aren't any tennis courts. Could use indoor and outdoor courts for a POI. Just a thought

Rail Road Cameras

Chicago is using a lot of cameras for rail road crossings. If you drive over the white line while the gates are down, you get a $500.00 ticket in the mail. Another good one is the 'blue light' districts. There are boxes mounted that you can use to nitify police for emergency situations.

POI File

Shoot, I don't know how to make a POI file. I can use the tutorial.

Thanks again.

how to create POI files...

Cardinal Fitness POI added

I just created a POI CSV file for Cardinal Fitness health clubs. I figure that now I have no excuse for not working out ;->

Could someone please add this to the Chicago project POI file?

Thanks... This is my first post here, so please be gentle.

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Bulldog485, I have posted

Bulldog485,
I have posted your file and linked it to the metro area of Chicago smile

Miss POI

Chicago POI project

Can you please add the Harris Bank in Illinois file I created to the Chicago Metro project?

Thanks...

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will do

yup consider it done:)

Miss POI

Lou Malnati's Pizza

How can I update a POI file for Lou Malnati's Pizza a Chicagoland Pizza restaurant?

There is a new location in Lakewood IL close to Crystal Lake, IL.

The coordinates are N42°12.267' W088°22.287'

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From reading the information

From reading the information here, I realized I can edit the Malnati's POI. However, when I put the coordinates and other information in the file, everything looks great except the location is off by several miles. There must be another way to describe the coordinates other than what I copied off of my Garmin iQue and what I posted above.

What am I doing wrong?

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wrong format

Last Mrk wrote:

From reading the information here, I realized I can edit the Malnati's POI. However, when I put the coordinates and other information in the file, everything looks great except the location is off by several miles. There must be another way to describe the coordinates other than what I copied off of my Garmin iQue and what I posted above.

What am I doing wrong?

you need to switch your Longitude and Latitude coordinates to the other format.

Miss POI

Thanks. When i switched from

Thanks. When i switched from Degrees, Minutes and Seconds to Decimal Degrees that got it spot on.

I used Google Earth to find the location and get the coordinates.

This is what i added to the file.

-88.371357,42.204538,Lou Malnati's Pizzaria,"8515 Redtail Dr
Lakewood, IL 60014
Dine In
Phone 815.477.8100"

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Charter One Bank

I have a POI file for most of the Charter One banks in the Chicago area, its the first one that I've done and I do not know how to post it...If someone will be so kind as to let me know.

I have posted the POI file

I have posted the POI file

Chicago Restaurants

Is there a project in process for making an overall list of all restaurants in Chicago?

Brazilian restaurants in Chicago area

This is GREAT! I grew up in Brazil (Minas Gerais and Rio Grande to Sul - your wife will know where they are) and am always looking for Brazilian places.

And now, with my daughter moving to Evanston for graduate school, I'll be in Chicago more than ever for the next couple of years.

Thanks a million! I will be using this and trying one out the weekend of Aug 1, when I drive out there with the U-Haul with her stuff.

Harrison

Offbeat Tourist Attractions for Illinois

I think the Offbeat Tourist Attractions for Illinois should be added to the Chicago Metro project as many items listed are in the Chicago Metro area.

Dominck's Stores

I would be willing to work on the Dominick's stores if you send me the Excel file.

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markthoms1 wrote:

I would be willing to work on the Dominick's stores if you send me the Excel file.

The Dominick's POI is here.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4876

If you have corrections, try contacting the original poster and if they can't be reached, contact Miss Poi. smile

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I do not think it should.

markthoms1 wrote:

I think the Offbeat Tourist Attractions for Illinois should be added to the Chicago Metro project as many items listed are in the Chicago Metro area.

The offbeat IL file really just a part of the big file. The file has all of the states then was broken down for the states as requested. I would prefer it to be the one large file since it is easyer to work with. If this was in all the differnt areas, it would be very hard to update.

I am going to keep it the way it is unless some better way comes along to keep a good updated file(s)

But thank you for your suggestion. It is appreceated!

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Oberweis

Can you add the Oberweis Dairy Stores I posted to the Chicago Metro Projcet? I think it fits?

Thanks,
Mark

Classic Cinema

Since Classic Cinema is a Chicago Theatre Chain and is located in Chicago and Suburbs, can it be added to the Chicago Metro Project?

linkage happening next

markthoms1 wrote:

Since Classic Cinema is a Chicago Theatre Chain and is located in Chicago and Suburbs, can it be added to the Chicago Metro Project?

yup linking now;)

Miss POI

Dominck's Stores

I am surprised that the Dominick's group is not listed on the Chicago Metro project. After all it is Chicago's branch of Safeway. They are only around the Chicago Metro area.

now linked

I have that linked now, thanks for pointing it out.

Miss POI

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Five Star Dealers - Illinois

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Five Star Dealers - Illinois

Should this file be linked to the Chicago Metro Project? I know this is more then just Chicago, but the majority would be in the Metro area.

Nope

markthoms1 wrote:

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Five Star Dealers - Illinois

Should this file be linked to the Chicago Metro Project? I know this is more then just Chicago, but the majority would be in the Metro area.

I am not able to tell what cities are covered in that file. I really want the Metro area files to cover just the subject area please.

Miss POI

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Five Star Dealers - Illinois

I will contact the owner of the group and offer to help with narrowing a subset of just the metro area.

Noob saying hi...

HI all, just getting into this POI thing.

Wanted to drop in and say hI.

Living in schaumburg this site as proven to be indispensable!

Thanks!

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