Orphaned POI Files
When a maintainer leaves our community or makes the decision to downsize their projects and gives us notice, we move the POI files to Orphaned Files
Any members interested in file maintaining are welcome to ‘adopt” any of these files.
Or, if you find a file in a search that hasn’t been updated for several years, please let me know. I will check on the status of the maintainer and if they are no longer interested in the file, I can switch it to you or move it to orphaned so we at least know the current status.
If you’re interested in maintaining a POI file but have never attempted it before, please contact me and I can put you in touch with a POI File Maintenance Mentor.
File Maintenance Mentors are members who have put together and maintained files who are willing to help get you started by sharing their experience in POI file development and maintenance.
I have a few people in mind as mentors, but if you are a file maintainer and are interested in helping as a mentor, please comment below.
Thanks for contributing!
If you hover over Orphaned Files in the body of the OP you can click on the link.
I'll also provide a link here.
Everything on that list is available.
I missed it. So that's why I have all these grey hairs?
to maintain any more, but I would love to be a Maintainer Mentor.
Thanks to TXRVer for taking over the Cracker Barrel file!
I'll have to retrain myself, LOL. My POI's don't change much. They don't make any new caves.
After I’d been here a couple of months and started to recognize some of the member names and personalities I commented to Jonathan about how strange it was that this Mahoney guy is so meticulous about the majority of his files, but seems to neglect all his Lighthouse files.
... love to be a Maintainer Mentor.
PS, All Those Tourist POI file were dated for a reason, That way I did not have to update them but just put together a new one for each year, however, I found that a lot of the places that I was putting in them could go into my Offbeat, so I decided to just go with the offbeat one. I also have put together some poi's for users here when they asked for them. I don't mind to help and most of the POI that would be used are all done.
My offer stands to help anyone with a poi or if they are looking for something Special for the moment for there trip.
Some or the ones that others asked for are Save-A-Lot Food Stores, Canandaigua NY, Heartland Brewery and Lancaster PA.
PSS - Anyone want to take on Save-A-Lot.. PLEASE DO SO.. not updating that one!
Thank you, Bob!
This one should probably be listed as an orphan too as it hasn't been updated since Aug 2007:
I would love to see this file brought up to date, Rubio's are a favorite! I know there are a lot of new and changed locations over 12 years... I tried sending a note to theTraveler but got no response. I looked at the Rubio's web site and found they don't have a 'locations' page listing all of them, just a search function to find a few of the closest ones to you or an address/zip you enter, so maybe that is why it hasn't been updated in such a long time. I created and/or maintain a few smaller files that I can update manually by geocoding points one by one, but wouldn't know where to start to get a current full list of locations or work with hundreds of points, so maybe one of the expert maintainers would like to take it on?
Drury Inns & Suites? 2008
to orphaned files as well.
go to aggdata.com for the entire list of all locations. You will also get the store number, store name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, store hours, latitude, longitude, geo accuracy, country, country code and county information.
I wonder how many of the 100s (thousands?) of POI files now on the Factory are obsolete either because they are irreparably out of date, nobody cares about them anymore, or those places no longer exist. 1/3 perhaps? 1/2?
Good to know
I think it's bound to get worse as more members use their phones instead of a dedicated GPS device and they no longer need, or want, POI files. I would think this site will fade away in the years to come.
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