Hello all, just recently purchased a new GPS & found this site, looks like a lot of great stuff. Just stopped by to say hello. Cheers, John

Garmin Nuvi 2597lmt

Welcome. Sit spell and read

Welcome. Sit spell and read through the posts. Lots of good stuff here.

Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267


Welcome, John. See how long I have been here.


to the best site there is. Click on the learn tab and the world of GPS's will open up for you.

Nuvi 2460LMT.

Welcome aboard John

You'll soon see for yourself how friendly, knowledgeable and helpful everyone is around here therefore enjoy and have fun smile

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk


Welcome to the site.

We usually recommend the following.

There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.

To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.

Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.

Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.

The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.

The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.

Let us know how we can help you enjoy your GPS.

Thanks for the welcome/info,

Thanks for the welcome/info, I have been definitely been checking the items out on the site.

Garmin Nuvi 2597lmt

Welcome aboard!

Always great information on POI Factory!!!

Welcome aboard, and...

be sure to explore all the wonderful resources this site offers.

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

Always glad to see more GPSers

Welcome and hope you fine a lot of help here and before you know it you will be helping others. That's just the way it seems to happen. grin

Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

wlecome aboard!

As others have stated - read.

Not so much the forums as the FAQs and tutorials. They will answer a lot of your questions while providing some really useful hints on maximizing the utility of your unit. Then, if something isn't clear, ask away. We really do like to help each other.

Illiterate? Write for free help.


john6t6 wrote:

Hello all, just recently purchased a new GPS & found this site, looks like a lot of great stuff. Just stopped by to say hello. Cheers, John

This is a great site. You will learn alot. Any questions that you have about GPS will be answered by the knowledgeable poi-factory contributors.

Congrats and welcome!

Congrats and welcome!

Welcome to Another Canuck

Welcome to the site. You'll learn this is more like a community than a website. Lots of help and no dumb questions.

DriveSmart 65, NUVI2555LMT, (NUVI350 is Now Retired)


This is the only place to learn and get stuff.

Welcome, this site is a

Welcome, this site is a great resource.


Several hours deciding which POI's to download are ahead of you. (Not a "bad" thing)