Contributors Of The Year 2016


Your Contributors of the Year are……

canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530!

First let's recognize two of our many, often under-recognized, but deeply appreciated, POI file maintainers!

Donaldb530 is a busy, busy man, maintaining several large files, like Walmart, Sam's Clubs, And Super Walmart Centers In The United States & Canada and Flying J/Pilot Travel Plazas .

We appreciate the time he puts into keeping these files up-to-date, not only utilizing his own research, but incorporating and responding to the suggestions he receives from other POI Factory members. It’s a lot to keep up with, but he does it well!


With over 9 years of POI file maintenance dedication, Ajasaro’s COY award is long overdue! A couple of his more notable files are National Parks, Monuments, Preserves & Historical Parks and Movie Filming Locations.

A funny story about the filming locations file; when I joined the community as a moderator, it took a few months for me to remember that when I received a website alert that read “Bastards,” it wasn’t Ajasaro violating the forum rules by being impolite or name calling. He was simply updating the movie location file which includes the movie titled “Inglorious Bastards”. :P

Thank you Ajasaro for all your time and quality contributions over the many years.

Canuk is one of the people who brings a smile to my face when I see his posts. I’ll be honest in saying it wasn’t that way at first, not because he was ever difficult, but because he was SO helpful and I had A LOT to learn. There wasn’t a handbook when I started so I need all the help I could get and fortunately Canuk was usually the first to send me a quick note reminding me to close a Chitchat thread or link another thread or correct a date.

In the five years I’ve fumbled my way around here I’ve grown to truly appreciate Canuk's dedication to our community and all he’s done and continues to do to help me and us thrive. I’m so very happy he was our top vote getter for 2016.

Please join me in showing appreciation for all three of our POI Factory, Contributors of the Year!

Congratulations, canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530!

Thank you, for all you do!


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... well done all of you, well deserved COYs smile

Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart51LMT-S, DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Way to Go Guys!

This forum wouldn't be the same without you!

Thank you all for your many contributions!

Enjoy your well deserved COY!!!

All of you deserve the recognition.

Congratulations to all.

Nuvi 2460LMT.


Congratulations to all of you!
all very well deserved!

Congratulations, canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530!

COY Award, well deserved! .... participation like this, is the heart of this site!!

If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem quickly resembles a nail. (Maslow's Hammer)

Congrats & Thank You

for all your efforts on our behalf!.


My Congrats to Canuk, Ajasaro and Donaldb530 on the Awards

Thank you to all three of you for your dedication and hard work making this site what it is. I am extremely pleased that the award goes to several people since it's difficult to choose just one.

My sincere appreciation for your efforts and enjoy the recognition
that you all deserved.

Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units


to all the winners for COY 2016, But thanks to everyone else that does their part no matter how small it is.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Congratulations to all!

Thanks to each of you for all you do to make this forum fun and so very useful.


Congratulations to canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530 for all the work you have contributed to the membership. A job well done by each of you.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Very well deserved. Congrats

Very well deserved. Congrats to all uf you.

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

Hip Hip x3 .... well done

Hip Hip x3 .... well done folks.

. 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. .

Congrats to all three of you...

Congrats to all three of you...

Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

Well Done!

Well done to all three of you. Angela and the forum members have chosen well.

Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267


Congratulations to all the contributors....

Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Three great choices for Contributor of the Year!

Thanks guys for all your contributions and please keep them coming in 2017!

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

Congrats Guys!

Congratulations to you three, enjoy the limelight!

Thanks to each of you!

I'm so glad that you are getting the recognition that you so greatly deserve!

You help make possible this favorite site that I visit multiple times each day.

Ted - Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM

Congratulations to all three COY winners for 2016

All three of you do an awesome job in everything you do for the Factory. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't see one of the above's name on the site. Thanks for all that you do. It is much appreciated by every one of us!

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

Thank You...

Just went online after driving 1200 miles to Florida.

This is great and I really appreciate the COY.

Congratulations to canuk and donaldb530

Thanks Again,



Congratulations you three. Thanks for all your contributions!!

Garmin Nuvi 2450

canuk great job -ajasaro great job -donaldb530 great job

CANUK - arrow grin !
AJASARO - arrow grin !
DONALDB530 - arrow grin !

Thank you all so much for all your GREAT WORK, DEDICATION And HELP.
The POI-FACTORY wouldn't be the same without you.

Thanks again, Mary

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


Congratulations, canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530! Thank you for your many contributions!


and thanks for your contributions


I am glad to see these people being honored this year and I know that without everyone who helps/contributes to the site, it wouldn't be the great site that it is.

Happy New year everyone!!!


I appreciate your contributions

Congratulations, canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530


Thank-you all and congratulations to Canuk and Ajasro.


Thanks Everyone

I'm very honored in receiving the COY award alongside ajasaro & donaldb530 and thank you all for your vote of confidence & kind words.

I would also like to thank Angela & JM in providing to us this wonderful site & having created such a great community 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

Congrats on a great award!

Congrats on a great award! Thank you for your contributions. Have a great 2017

Thank you and

Thank you and congratulations to the deserving winners


Congrats to the 3 of you




Keep up the good work. We appreciate your contributions to the community.


Congratulations to all the COYs. You represent the best of the best with your contributions to these forums. We all appreciate your hard work. Enjoy your well earned recognition.


Congratulations! Keep up the good work

Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 750, Nuvi 255LT

Fantastic Work!!! This is a

Fantastic Work!!! This is a great site!!!

A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!


Congrats to you all. And Thank you!!!

Garmin nuvi 855, nuvi 1450, and DriveDeluxe 50


To all three COY Award winners! Such dedication is a big part of the reason I continue to spend time here. Thanks to Angela too, for five plus years of persisting so well - I'd say doing a lot better than fumbling around... can I nominate her for MOY??

Garmin Nuvi 760, Drivesmart 55; Retired Nuvi 765T ><> Dave <>< "He is no fool, who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

I 2nd that nomination

She deserves an award for having to put up and work with the maintainers on POI FACTORY, especially me. (mahoney)


To all the COYs!!

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Congrats, y'all

Well done.

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

Congrats to all!

Congrats to all!

nuvi 2460LMT


Great choices for Contributors of the Year!

Congrats to canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530!

nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area


Congratulations, canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530! grin

Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)


Juggernaut wrote:

Well done.

Have you ever watched the full video where your avatar came from?


. 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. .


Well deserved!

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

That's Great!

Congratulations, canuk, ajasaro and donaldb530 enjoy them trophy things. I think they made the right choices.

Have a great year in the spotlight.

Kudos To All 3 Of You

Congratulations, Canuk, Ajasaro and Donaldb530. Enjoy. You deserved it.

"As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend." - James Russell Lowell Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

What more can be said

Well deserved and these folks are a credit to our online community.

******************Garmin Nüvi 1300T****************Member 6523*******************

Congrats donaldb530, ajasaro and canuk!

Thank you all for your contributions and kudos on your CoY awards! Well earned, well deserved! smile


And thank you for all you do. I'd be lost without you.