POI Red Light Camera vs Garmin Cyclops

 

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

The POI Factory is way better than the Cyclops, and updated a lot more often.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Thanks

Thanks...Ill get it

Communities Included in Red Light Camera File

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 have London, Ontario

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.

~Angela

it's all about the contributors

Zoem wrote:

...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!

dobs108 smile

RLC

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.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Active membership does have its privileges

In case you are not aware, there is more than one way to support the cooperative effort at the POI Factory. For your consideration... idea grin

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/397

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

Active membership has privileges.

You get the red light and speed cam files for free. And it doesn't take much effort to be active.

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Nuvi 2460LMT and 1350.

I Agree....

with this assessment.

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

cyclops are not good, When

cyclops are not good, When it expired, it will bother you ervery min sometime.

Why

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.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Go with the POI Factory File

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 -

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RLC

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.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

why ?

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

You Can Also..

Melaqueman wrote:

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.

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:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/45881