Where is the latest US POI rest area file?

 
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The Rest Areas Combined POI file

The Rest Areas Combined POI file has been updated as of 5/30/08.
This update increases the number of "locations" to 1895 with 36 additions/corrections to 8 states which include MA,NY,VA,PA,TX,LA,NV,IA.
Thanks to several users for inputs !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Driving Crosss Country Next Month

Mr Ken,

This is something that I am glad to see here. I just bought my Garmin for a cross-country trek. (Headed from my home in Colorado to the beach - South Carolina.) This is a POI file I am sure will come in handy!

If I can figure-out how to record points along the road (and can do it safely while driving) I'll record points for you along the way.

Thanks for all the work on this!

djb

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To save

DJBergquist wrote:

Mr Ken,

This is something that I am glad to see here. I just bought my Garmin for a cross-country trek. (Headed from my home in Colorado to the beach - South Carolina.) This is a POI file I am sure will come in handy!

If I can figure-out how to record points along the road (and can do it safely while driving) I'll record points for you along the way.

Thanks for all the work on this!

djb

To record a point along a route, you just tap on the screen then click on save, type in a name and press done, and that should be in your favorites. I don't think that you could do this safely while your driving.

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All I really need is

DJBergquist wrote:

Mr Ken,

If I can figure-out how to record points along the road (and can do it safely while driving) I'll record points for you along the way.

djb

All I really need is Highway #, State & Approx MM and I can research from there !
You can e-mail any inputs to me !
Safe Trip !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Corrections to Rest Areas Combined

I recently traveled from Louisville to ST. Louis on I-64. THe following 3 Rest areas are listed as NO FACILITIES but they are no longer there are all.

-86.30234 38.25486
-86.56795 38.22997
-86.54327 38.24176

I'm a newbie so I hope I did that correctly

These are not Rest Areas

BCfromKY wrote:

I recently traveled from Louisville to ST. Louis on I-64. THe following 3 Rest areas are listed as NO FACILITIES but they are no longer there are all.

-86.30234 38.25486
-86.56795 38.22997
-86.54327 38.24176

I'm a newbie so I hope I did that correctly

These are not Rest Areas in the POI file , they are "Turnouts" which is normally just a small parking area off the highway which allows trucks/cars to pull off the highway. They typically have no facilities.

I will double check that the turnouts are still there.
Normally, the easiest way to send additions/deletions/corrections to me is via e-mail.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

MrKenFL The parking areas

MrKenFL

The parking areas themselves are gone.

There is no access roads at all off of the interstate for any of the three although the map in my TomTom is still showing them.

In two cases you can see where the roadway used to be but has been taken out and is now just a wooded area.

Great file.

It was a great help on the trip.

The locations were incorrect

The locations were incorrect and deleted. Correct coordinates were put in Master File for EB & WB turnouts at about MM97-98. Will be in next update to POI Factory.

Thanks for the inputs !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

The Rest Areas Combined POI file

The Rest Areas Combined POI file indicates that an update was made 6/24/08.
I have no idea what the update is (was) and have asked Miss POI for clarification .
The Master file only has 2 minor corrections since the 5/30 update and I do not feel that an entire update is called for.
I'm sure Miss POI will have an answer shortly !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

I renamed the file after it

I renamed the file after it was reported that people were having difficulties with the loading it on a Mac.

Miss POI

Thanks! And here's another one!

Got a brand new Garmin 780 for a trip up to Seattle 2 weeks ago... was a little pissed there was NO Rest Area info. While I was up there found this site, registered, and downloaded the Combined Rest Area file.

I have to say, you did an awesome job, it worked great on the trip back to Colorado! smile Just wanted to say Thanks for all the hard work!

Anyways, there's a rest area I always stop at right outside of I-15 on the way down. It's on HWY 6, I think there are mile markers on the road but a lot were bent after getting hit - so I'm not sure of the exact markers.

It's at
North 39 Degrees, 56.115 minutes
West 111 Degrees, 11.958 minutes

It has Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Vending Machines, and a Pet Area.

It's only a highway so it's accessible from both lanes.

So, thanks again! smile

A great file

After a trip to Jax and Disney World from Louisville I again feel the need to compliment MrKenFL for this great file.

The older I get the more I appreciate the Rest Area File

My wife and I are both past 60 and a great advantage of the Rest Area file isn't always where the next one is.... but how far is it to the one after. If its 20 mi. no problem, if its 60 mi. we usually pull into the closest one.

I'll add my thanks to KenFL.

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Many Thanks

Many Thanks for the kind words re: The Rest Areas Combined file.
A labor of love !!!!!
I have 7 "locations" now to research, add/delete/correct so I will get busy.
It's users like you who send me inputs via this thread or directly by e-mail that keeps the file as much up to date as possible.
I will update my Master File with these changes but will probably wait until the end of July to upload updated file to POI Factory as I am hoping that the early part of the vacation period will get me more inputs for corrections.
Thanks Again

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Thank you for all the effort

I just got back off of a trip and didn't realize that there were POI files for rest areas. That would have been real useful while driving the highway with my four kids. Thank you for your efforts. I can't wait to use it on my next trip.

As Miss POI will verify

AgBACK wrote:

I just got back off of a trip and didn't realize that there were POI files for rest areas. That would have been real useful while driving the highway with my four kids. Thank you for your efforts. I can't wait to use it on my next trip.

As Miss POI will verify, with kids in the car, the rest area file can be very handy. Even for us in our 70's we find it VERY useful.
As suggested before, you will find setting the proximity alert to 1-2 miles will give you time to query the masses regarding need and then get in the proper lane safely !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

New rest area

Janos wrote:

Anyways, there's a rest area I always stop at right outside of I-15 on the way down. It's on HWY 6,It's at
North 39 Degrees, 56.115 minutes
West 111 Degrees, 11.958 minutes
smile

Done - it'll be in next update. Thanks

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Alaska Rest Areas?

I someone going to get around to list the Rest Areas on Alaska's roads?

Alaska Rest Areas?

If you live in alaska then you may be the right one to start it for the state then submit it ti Ken to add to his combined list. You could all have Miss POI then put it in the state list as well and then you could keep it updated. It is not easy for people to build POI[s for something in another state when they are not aquainted with the area. Just a thought.

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Rest Area POI

Of all the great POI files I have gotten from this site, this one has to be the best. It's uncanny how accurate the coordinates are. You can count on being right at the exit to the rest area. MrKen has done a remarkable job.

I am

redface

but thanks for the compliment Spullis !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

It is a great public service.

spullis wrote:

Of all the great POI files I have gotten from this site, this one has to be the best. It's uncanny how accurate the coordinates are. You can count on being right at the exit to the rest area. MrKen has done a remarkable job.

I too wish to thank Ken for this great public service. Those of us who are products of the postwar baby boom are especially grateful.

david

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

Rest AreasCombined POI File

Rest AreasCombined POI File has been updated as of 7/8/2008.
27 additions/corrections/deletions in 9 states.
In addition many coordinates were refined to insure proxity alert activation.
Enjoy

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

The next update

The next update to the "Rest Areas Combined" POI file will be made around the end of July.
I would appreciate it if any users with additions/deletions/corrections to the file would send their suggestions to me via e-mail ASAP so I can research them and get them included in the update. So far I have about 18 changes in 6 states.

One change I will be incorporating with this update will be the inclusion of a file version in the file name. This has become necessary as many users send me inputs with changes but they do not know what the date of their latest update was. In some cases this creates a great deal of confusion and sometimes unnecessary research.
By including the Version in the file name the user can just reference the version they are using which will simplify my research time.
Again - get those cards & letters in with any corrections.
Thanks

arrow idea wink

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Rest Areas Combined file

Rest Areas Combined POI file was Updated 7/29/08
Total locations now 1921. Made 41 additions/ Deletions/Corrections in 12 States.(AL,AR,FL,GA,IA,MO,MT,MS,NC,OR,TN,WY)
Many users sent inputs for this update. They have been thanked individually.
With this update a Version is included in the file title. When sending me inputs please tell me what version of the file you are using. All updates prior to Ver. B should be considered Ver. A

I have sent Miss POI e-mail requesting she do her magic on the file for some Mac users.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

I have sprinkled my magic

I have sprinkled my magic fairy dust on the file and it should work just fine;)

Miss POI

rest areas

let me know where to send some coordinates and how much info to include with them!

Send them to

walter zwicker wrote:

let me know where to send some coordinates and how much info to include with them!

Send them to me at my contact e-mail address.
Absolute best info is the coordinates !
Not having coordinates I would like State, highway number (ie I-44, US-50, SR-240, CR4009), Milemarker if possible or at least a close city/town.
On some of the non-Interstate Rest areas it is difficult to obtain what facilities are available at the Rest Area so if you know that it is helpful.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Stellar Performance

MrKenFL wrote:

Rest Areas Combined POI file was Updated 7/29/08
Total locations now 1921. Made 41 additions/ Deletions/Corrections in 12 States.(AL,AR,FL,GA,IA,MO,MT,MS,NC,OR,TN,WY)
Many users sent inputs for this update. They have been thanked individually.
With this update a Version is included in the file title. When sending me inputs please tell me what version of the file you are using. All updates prior to Ver. B should be considered Ver. A

I have sent Miss POI e-mail requesting she do her magic on the file for some Mac users.

A stellar performance Mr Ken. I just downloaded your combined rest area file and plan to put it to good use.

Regards...........Durango

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nuvi 3790 and 2789 in Arkansas

Rest areas

I just returned from a 5,436 mile trip and found the rest areas listed to be right on-- sure helped when I traveled with a pregnant daughter.

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NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

8/18/08 Update

Rest Areas Combined POI file has been updated to Version C.
This update containing 32 addition/deletions/corrections brings total locations to 1938.
Individuals who contributed changes have been thanked via e-mail.
Happy travelling !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

A minor milestone

The Rest Areas Combined file is approaching the 30,000 download count. Was only a few shy of that count a few minutes ago.

Hope everyone who has downloaded it has found it to be useful in their travels!
We'll keep updating it about monthly as we receive inputs from users - impossible to keep the listing up to date without user support !

Thanks for all the help !

MrKenFL

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Rest Stop Poi File

MrKenFL wrote:

The Rest Areas Combined file is approaching the 30,000 download count. Was only a few shy of that count a few minutes ago.

Hope everyone who has downloaded it has found it to be useful in their travels!
We'll keep updating it about monthly as we receive inputs from users - impossible to keep the listing up to date without user support !

Thanks for all the help !

MrKenFL
I think you can pat yourself on the back for this one it is hared to put somting like this togother but even more to keep it uptdaye with out outside help now and them. I think is is probably the most helpful of all poi' on the site. It would be nice if some of the other ones were more like this one. I use the flying j put in most cases it doesn't work when traveling the interstate as they have hte cord. at the stating and not at the ramp enterence same with walmart. But it would be hard to do that to those files. again great work Ken . grin

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Combined Rest Area POI on a Mac

Hi
I see in the thread about trouble loading the combined Rest Area POI using a Mac. I am have the same trouble. It comes out as an .TXT file (RestAreasCombined(Ver-2.C).csv.txt)
Even after dropping the .Txt it will not load.
Using a Garmin 320 and Mac with OS 10.4
Any ideas
Thanks--guy

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Rest Areas Combined

Rest Areas Combined POI file has been updated on 9/12/2008 to Ver. D.
There are 19 additions/deletions/corrections which bring the total count of locations to 1953.
Changes were made in 7 states which include CA,DE,MD,MO,NY,OH,VA.
Thanks again to all contributors (users) who have sent me inputs. They have been thanked individually.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

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MrKenFL, a BIG THANKS for all your hard work on this file!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merci

Thank you MM - I appreciate that but redface
From one of our PREMIER members I consider that a great compliment.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

When is the Next Rest Area ???

As we get ready or our trip to Florida for the winter. You have made my life much easier. You have answered the above question, that my wife asks when I have driven by one, in the left lane, doing about 65 MPH. I had them in my Nuvi on our trip back this Spring and beside making my trip less stressful they were right on. I Thank You, my Wife Thanks You, and I am sure that anyone who has been in the same situation that I USE to be in, Thanks You

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Rest Areas Combined Update

Rest Areas Combined POI file has been updated 10/3/2008 to Version E.
The locations have increased to 1957 locations.
This update has 13 Additions/Deletions/Correction for 6 states (FL. MA, NH, PA, TX, WI).
Thanks again for all user inputs.

Happy & Less stressful travelling !

MrKenFL

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

In a few days

In a few days the Rest Areas combined file will be 1 year old !

I would like to take this opportunity to give a sincere "THANK YOU"
to all the POI Factory members who have sent me inputs so that I
could try to keep the file as accurate as possible.

An interesting sidelight - POI Factory has given permission to a
Graduate College Student to use the Rest Area Combined file as
part of his college thesis ! Maybe his thesis is a travelogue!

Anyway - I hope everyone's distance travels have been made a little
more comfortable with the use of the file. It won't get you there faster
but maybe a bit less stressful !

Happy Travelling

MrKenFL

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Yup

MrKenFL wrote:

It won't get you there faster but maybe a bit less stressful !

Happy Travelling

MrKenFL

...and the kids a little dryer. smile

Great job MrKen and all the contributors!

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Thanks Gary

Thanks Gary, but in all honesty I have to say :

Go Red Sox !!!!!

(having grown up 10 miles South of Boston)

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

CT

MrKenFL wrote:

Thanks Gary, but in all honesty I have to say :

Go Red Sox !!!!!

(having grown up 10 miles South of Boston)

You're welcome - but, I grew up in CT and was never a fan of the Sox or the Pats - still not! razz

GO RAYS!!! mrgreen

I'm getting ready for a road trip so I have to go download your latest Rest Area file. laugh out loud mrgreen wink

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Rest stops and alerts

We are VERY new to the gps thing. We have a garmin 765T. We have tried to load the rest stops and alert...but we do not get a proximity point choice. We tried it out going the other day and it shows the rest area...but we are trying to get the alert to work and seem to be doing something wrong. We called Garmin and they said that we have to have a download with the alert and proximity point all in the same download file. Can you tell me what we are doing wrong?

re: Rest Stops And Alerts

Make sure when you are using PoiLoader that you select "Manual". This will give you the option of setting proximity alerts.

Update

The Rest Areas Combined .csv file has been updated today to Rev G.
15 Additions/Deletions/Corrections were made to 3 states (CA,IL,MD)
Total "locations" 1977

Happy Motoring

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

new rest area Route 30 Ohio

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but we were traveling Route 30 in Ohio between the Indiana border and Mansfield. A pretty long stretch that was once two lane has been rerouted a bit and is now four. I've got the 2009 maps and its on there (except for one stretch which is 1/2 mile farther south for about 15 miles). It did not however have this rest area (Services Approximate but close I think)

East bound
-83 10.595 40 48.455 REST AREA EB RT 30-OH RR, PT, VM, Pets

Westbound
-83 10.277 40 48.494 REST AREA WB RT 30-OH RR, PT, VM, Pets

Sorry I mssed the mile marker . . . maybe next trip.

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Thanks for the input

I will finish the research and add to my Master File for the next update to POI Factory. Updates are usually made about once per month.

It sometimes is easier to just e-mail info to me via my POI Factory contact link.

But thanks again !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Rest Areas Combined file updated to Rev. H

The Rest Areas Combined POI file ha been updated to Revision H.
There were 11 additions/deletions/corrections made in 3 states. (FL,OH,PA)

Total "locations" now totals 1981

Have a Happy New Year everyone and SAFE driving.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Quick question, i got a

Quick question, i got a nuvi 255w and it has the rest stops/area already on them.

Is this file any different from the one already on my unit?

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