Looking at POI Factory Red Light Database is 9.00 per month or 20 per year. Garmin is now offering cyclops red light and speed camera for sale at 25 for a year. Any idea on how they differ?
I want to purchase one of them for my Drivesmart 60lmt, but unsure which one to purchase.
Thanks for any help
The POI Factory is way better than the Cyclops, and updated a lot more often.
Thanks...Ill get it
Are the London, Ontario red light camera locations included in the file?. The City of London has approved the installation of 10 new cameras and began installing them May 2017. I think most of them have been installed now.
I looked at the "Communities Included" in Canada and could not see London mentioned. If London is included, I will subscribe to the POI Factory file
We currently show 8 locations as active and 2 locations; Oxford St at Adelaide St and Queens Ave at Talbot St as still pending. I haven't found any definitive news that the last two are operational. The last article I read (from September) indicated they were delayed due to construction.
If anyone's seen them, please let me know.
...If London is included, I will subscribe to the POI Factory file
The POI Factory file depends on local contributors. I am one, in Long Island, New York, where we have 200 red light cameras. They are all 100% accurate! For every poster in these forums, there are many other contributors sending in locations and status to GlobeTurtle.
I am not only saying that the file is worth it, but also that you will become a contributor to forward the latest information!
Welcome to POI Factory, Zoem!
If you download the RLC file and view it in BaseCamp or in the spreadsheet format you can see all locations.
If I remember right if you do an Alpha sort of the "D" column it is much easier to find the states or provinces.
BTW, I have made this suggestion to do an Alpha sort for the states and provinces some time ago to the powers to be for the RLC and Speedcams. They are currently sorted by lat/lon and are not made easy to find specific locations.
In case you are not aware, there is more than one way to support the cooperative effort at the POI Factory. For your consideration...
You get the red light and speed cam files for free. And it doesn't take much effort to be active.
with this assessment.
cyclops are not good, When it expired, it will bother you ervery min sometime.
Why pay Garmin for Cyclops (which is always incomplete) when you can get the POI factory database for free IF you stay an active member?
Doesn't take much to stay active one comment a week does it.
My endorsement is a bit indirect, because I do not have a Garmin.
However, one of my friends compared the Garmin files with the TomTom files a couple of years ago and found them to be essentially equal.
I run my TomTom with both the TomTom files and the POI Factory files active on my unit. I have never had the TomTom files send an alert when the POI Factory files did not also do so. On occasion, I have had the POI Factory files send an alert that was not sent by the TomTom files. On most of those occasions I have been able to spot the cameras when traffic was light enough for me to safely look for them.
- Tom -
While have downloaded them and installed them, I really do not need them. At least where I live ALL traffic lights have pedestrian lights as well. If your driving is attentive, the pedestrian lights start flashing before the yellow light appears. So as far as I am concerned there is ample warning so that you should never run a red light.
Why getting them somewhere else ,here they are up to date too/ and if you want extra protection use waze too to be on the safe side
When viewing the RLC and Speedcam files in Basecamp, you can make a separate .GPX file containing POI's for a selected area (state, province, etc.) on the map.
Using the “Select” tool on the toolbar, left click a point on the map as a starting point. Hold the left mouse button and drag a square on the screen to encompass the desired area (State, Province, etc.). All POI’s within this square will be highlighted in the POI column on the left of the screen.
Right click on any of the highlighted POI’s and select “Send To” from the drop down menu. Under “My Collection”, left click the file you created with your home or center point location. All highlighted files within the square will be transferred to this file. Export and save just this file. Note that the other files imported into “My Collection” and modified by Basecamp will not be affected unless exported and saved.
You can now import this file into EPE or other software for modification or load it directly into your GPSr.
This method allows you easily adjust the limits of the selected area and get a visual representation of the POI’s involved.
See this FAQ:
I have installed trial version of Cyclops maps on two units. Their database of red lights in Toronto area is very old. Lots of red light camera don't exit which are being shown. So it is a waste of money. I will not pay money for their obsolete information. POI-Factory right light camera files are the best and accurate.
I agree. POI-Factory right light camera files are the best and accurate.
Cyclops because we were headed to Toronto for a week on personal, not business. I figured what the heck cheap insurance.
Through this purchase, I discovered Cyclops still has alerts all over NJ! In another 2 mos., RLCs will have been gone for four years!! lol
It reminds me of that line out of Thrift Shop...."I call getting that tricked by a business!"
(too much scamming nowadays pays to check)
Of course the easiest way is to not run red lights. Now that I have a dash cam, sometimes I go back and look, yep, solid green, this is all the RLC could have seen on video.
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