My Favorite Files - A survey

 

Greetings,

On another thread, I posted my Favorite Files:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/43582

and thought this may be an interesting thread for folks willing to share their Favorites (sort of along the lines of the What's Your Avatar? thread).

In any event, I'll start the thread with mine. Feel free to share yours or comment on specifics of others. Just remember to be nice so that we don't have to bring in the Marshall to moderate the discussion. Mine:

My Favorite Files

POI files are automatically added to this list as you download.

Rest Areas Combined Oct 13, 2014
North American Breweries Oct 06, 2014
Discount Tire & America's Tire Oct 03, 2014
Culver's ButterBurger & Frozen Custard Sep 30, 2014
Trader Joes Sep 03, 2014
Choice Hotels US & Canada Jul 11, 2014
Subaru Dealerships U.S., Canada and Mexico Dec 20, 2013
Forest Fire Lookout Towers US (5600 sites combined) Dec 06, 2012
Stink Alert File Aug 06, 2010
Frank Lloyd Wright Works Mar 28, 2010
2 Meter Repeaters in the USA Feb 09, 2010
Trinity Site NM Oct 05, 2008

For my devices, I also use The Factory's redlight and speed camera files—and for all but the 3597, I also have a School Zone file. School Zones and Stink Alerts are set up as TourGuides. Bummer, I have yet to experience a stink alert in my travels—I use a 3000' radius to give me time to roll up the windows, close the sunroof, and turn off the fan.

Here are mine

AAA office locations
Arby's USA /Canada
Bank Of America All Locations
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Burger King Restaurants Across the USA and Canada Chevrolet Dealerships USA Including Alaska & Hawai
CICI's Pizza in USA
Costco US and Canada (CSV )
Cracker barrel (CSV)
CVS Pharmacy - USA
Dairy Queen - US
Dairy Queen Canada (CSV)
Factory Outlets Combined
Harbor Freight Retail Locations
Home Depot - Canada
Home Depot - USA
JCPenney Stores Nationwide and Puerto Rico
Kohl's USA new
Krystal
Lowe's Canada (CSV & OV2 Files)
Lowe's USA/CAN (CSV & OV2 Files)
Malls
McDonalds USA/Canada
Minute Clinics - All States
Offbeat Tourist Attractions
Pizza Hut USA /Canada
Regions Bank ATMs
Rest Areas Combined
Sears Auto Centers_US
Sticky Fingers RibHouse
Subaru Dealerships U.S., Canada and Mexico
Subway - CAN
Subway Restaurants - USA
Taco Bell USA and Canada
Target Stores In The United States & Canada
Tim Horton's Restaurant US & Canada
Walgreens Pharmacy - US
WalMart, Sam's Clubs, and Super WalMart Centers in
Wendy's USA/Canada

Let's see now...

jgermann wrote:

Here are mine
AAA office locations
Arby's USA /Canada...

< Crystal ball mode on >

Data: a Tennessean who visits Canada and who looks for fast food locations.

Deduction: may therefore like poutine.

Also noted: I got my list from The Factory's My Favorite Files page which lists them by revision dates. Given jg's listing alphabetically, I'll guess that he organizes his custom POIs by category and pulled the list from his computer folder.

< /Crystal ball mode off >

My Favorite Files

A&W Restaurants-USA_CAN
American Legion Posts US
Antique Shops USA & Canada
AT&T Bunkers
Biker Friendly Places
Black Hills and Custer State Park
Burger King Restaurants Across the USA and Canada
Cabelas - GPX
Campgrounds and RV Parks Combined
COMBINED US Campgrounds (CSV) by rivopom
Culver's ButterBurger & Frozen Custard
Denny's Restaurants - USA
Factory tours
Harley Davidson Dealers for US & Canada
Hobby Lobby - All Locations
KOA USA & Canada gpx
McDonalds USA/Canada
Motorcycle Campgrounds and Lodging
Motorcycle Roads
National Register of Historic Places - Midwest Reg
Nebraska Rest Areas
Offbeat Tourist Attractions - US File
Office Depot U.S. & Canada
Papa Murphy - USA
Places to visit in the US (CSV)
Radio Shack USA
RC Model Airfields
Red Lobster - USA (Garmin GPX)
Redbox Locations - USA & PR
Rest Areas Combined
SONIC USA
South Dakota -Black Hills
South Dakota Interstate Exits with Descriptions
South Dakota Interstate Rest Areas
Sturgis, SD
Subaru Dealerships U.S., Canada and Mexico
Taco Bell USA and Canada
Target Stores In The United States & Canada
Toyota Dealerships - USA (GPX Format)
Truck/RV fuel Stations
US National Cemeteries
VA Hospitals
VFW Posts
Walgreens Pharmacy - US
WalMart, Sam's Clubs, and Super WalMart Centers in
Water Falls of the U.S.A.
Wendy's USA/Canada
WiFi - Businesses W/Free WiFi
WiFi "Lite", US & Canada
Wyoming Interstate Rest Areas
Yellowstone National Park

Midwesterner

Evert wrote:

A&W Restaurants-USA_CAN
...
Culver's ButterBurger & Frozen Custard
...

Data: See above

Deduction: raised in the Midwest!

Golly, yet another Subaru-er.

Never had poutine

But when I looked up what it is - french fries, topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds - it sounds like I might like it.

When we visit Canada - which I love to do - it is now to the Kitchner-Cambridge area and in earlier years to Ottawa. We have very special friends who there, by the way, were the main reason we got our Subarus.

PS

PS:

Given your FFF (Fast Food Fetish), jg, you really need to visit a Culver's! TN looks to have three now with another on the way. I suggest the cod sandwich or plate, any Butterburger, and some form of sundae.

Yum

jgermann wrote:

But when I looked up what it is - french fries, topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds - it sounds like I might like it.

I think it originated in the French-Canadian part of the country but it must be widespread since I've found it in BC and Yukon. I heard of and sampled it first in Skagway AK made by a Parks Canada Heritage Interpreter who was detailed to Alaska and was living in a wall tent the entire (cool/wet) summer.

Hundreds

I have about 150 files so no real sense in adding a big long list. I will say the Rest Areas (2 mile alert)and Harley Dealers (2 mile TourGuide) are used the most.

An interesting file is State Lines & Borders (1 mile alert). I was always curious about updates to this file, did our states move their borders? LOL

I have the Factory's Redlight & Speed files that have always worked great for when I travel but there are none locally.

Food ... food ... and more food. And I wonder why I can't loose weight??? We are always stopping when we're out on the motorcycles.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

My Most Used Files

Flying J/Pilot (TourGuide)
Sunoco Gas
Bank of America
Perkins Family Restaurant
Rest Areas Combined
Crackerbarrel (TourGuide)
Panera Bread
Time Zone Changes
Choice Hotels
Country Inn & Suites
Olive Garden
Region's Bank ATM'si
Ruby Tuesday

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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 !

State Lines & Borders

bear007 wrote:

An interesting file is State Lines & Borders (1 mile alert). I was always curious about updates to this file, did our states move their borders? LOL

Back in 2009 it was discovered that the Four Corners Monument marking the boundaries of Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico was off by about 1800 feet:

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/INFO/fourcorners.shtml

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2013-07-01/four-corners-mo...

Mine?

Too many to list.

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

My List

Rest Areas Combined, Starbucks and Truck/RV Fuel Stations are my most used POI files

North American Breweries
Walmart, Sam's Clubs, and Super Walmart
COMBINED US Campgrounds
Waffle House
Truck/RV fuel Stations
Rest Areas Combined
Starbucks, US & Canada
BBQ Restaurants Mom and Pop Locations
HEB and Central Market Supermarkets
National Parks_US_Canada
State Parks / Provincial Parks Combined
Chicken Express
Texas State Parks With Campgrounds

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

My Choices

These are the files I frequently use and keep current on my GPSr’s:

Choice Hotels
Dunkin Donuts
Free WiFi Locations
Interesting PA
McDonalds US & Canada
All States Offbeat Tourist Attractions
Perkins
Redlight Cameras
Rest Areas Combined
Speed Cameras
Subway
Walmart US & Canada
Weird PA

There are 43 more that I refer to infrequently.

As a POI Factory contributor, I appreciate the amount of time and effort it takes to create and maintain these files. This appears to be the appropriate place to say thanks to all who have shared and made the Factory the great forum it is.

Agreed!

bdhsfz6 wrote:

As a POI Factory contributor, I appreciate the amount of time and effort it takes to create and maintain these files. This appears to be the appropriate place to say thanks to all who have shared and made the Factory the great forum it is.

Well said!

A few others, but...

There are a few others, but these are the ones that I use 99% of the time:

Campgrounds and RV Parks Combined
Camping World Locations
Rest Areas Combined
Truck Stops
Truck Stop Guide Master
Walgreens
Walmart United States & Canada

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Garmin Drivesmart 61, Nuvi 52, Nuvi 1390

POI list

These are the ones that I find most helpful:

COMBINED US Campgrounds (CSV) by rivopom
Passport America Campgrounds
Camping World Stores
RV Dumping USA
Truck/RV fuel Stations
Flying J/Pilot Travel Plazas
Buc-ees
Rest Areas Combined
National Parks, Monuments, Preserves & Historical
Offbeat Tourist Attractions
Aldi's in the USA
WalMart, Sam's Clubs, and Super WalMart Centers
Family Dollar Stores Across The USA
Dollar General-USA
Dollar Tree
Harbor Freight Retail Locations
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
In and Out Burgers
Five Guys Burgers

I submit updates when I find them, mostly for Camping World Stores and Offbeat tourist attractions. I should probably try adding that Stink Alert file...

my favs!

There are a few that haven't been updated for quite some time and I know there are updates tried contacting the creators but no answers which is too bad!!

Best Western Locations USA
WalMart, Sam's Clubs, and Super WalMart Centers
Rest Areas Combined
Flying J/Pilot Travel Plazas
Target Stores In The United States & Canada
Harley Davidson Dealers for US & Canada
Best Western Hotels - Canada
Royal Canadian Legion Branches
Canada Rest Stops
Costco US and Canada
Canadian Tire
Tim Horton's Restaurant US & Canada
LCBO ONTARIO CANADA
Travel Centers of America Truck Stop Plazas

@ The Pool God

The Pool God wrote:

There are a few that haven't been updated for quite some time and I know there are updates tried contacting the creators but no answers which is too bad!!

Best Western Locations USA
WalMart, Sam's Clubs, and Super WalMart Centers
Rest Areas Combined
Flying J/Pilot Travel Plazas
Target Stores In The United States & Canada
Harley Davidson Dealers for US & Canada
Best Western Hotels - Canada
Royal Canadian Legion Branches
Canada Rest Stops
Costco US and Canada
Canadian Tire
Tim Horton's Restaurant US & Canada
LCBO ONTARIO CANADA
Travel Centers of America Truck Stop Plazas

Then why don't you take them over and update them?

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

me too

bear007 wrote:

I have about 150 files so no real sense in adding a big long list. I will say the Rest Areas (2 mile alert)and Harley Dealers (2 mile TourGuide) are used the most.

An interesting file is State Lines & Borders (1 mile alert). I was always curious about updates to this file, did our states move their borders? LOL

I have the Factory's Redlight & Speed files that have always worked great for when I travel but there are none locally.

Food ... food ... and more food. And I wonder why I can't loose weight??? We are always stopping when we're out on the motorcycles.

My "favorite list" is very long too. In reality I only check for updates on a few.

I do use the RLC file, Philadelphia has quite a few, and nearby Delaware and New Jersey (until recently, the NJ program ended within the past month) were lousy with them too.

The state border file is one I use, always nice to know when I'm nearing an unfriendly state, there are things I legally enjoy in PA that would make me a felon in NJ.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

favorite files

North American Breweries
Rest Areas Combined
Wells Fargo Bank and ATM Locations
Eastern Tolls USA
Virginia Toll Roads, Bridges and Tunnels
WiFi - Businesses W/Free WiFi
Virginia Wineries
State Parks / Provincial Parks Combined List
Virginia Rest Areas & Welcome Centers
Virginia Museums & Historical Places

Favorites

+1 on Rest Areas and NA Breweries.
pure-gas.org has its own poi file. Used heavily for motorcycles and older vehicles.
Moe's
Costco
State Parks
Dirt tracks in the southeast
School Zones
DDD Food locations
Other greasy spoons and local restaurants that have "local color".