Stinky Locations - Project Discussion

 

I got a really funny file that came through yesterday and I sat there staring at it for a few minutes trying to decide what to do with it. Jon and I talked about it and he suggested that we make a special file that the location could fit into.

So if you have ever driven around with your window open and have had to quickly close them so that the smell coming from the outside didn't melt your nose then we have a solution for you.

tomb993 submitted a location for stinky cows at Harris Ranch on 1-5 in central California. I would like to make a file for stinky locations, these can be from cows, to factories, to water features. Whatever causes you to frantically roll up that window. I hope that someone will post the location for what I have called Tacoma Aroma in the Tacoma Washington area.

I am going to publicly beg rhythmtip to make a sound file to go with this that sais "quick roll up your window, approaching stinky air zone" Please, Please, Please.

someone may actually be able to find an icon that would go well also, maybe someone holding their nose;) Bobkz can I count on you to find that one?

Let's see how big we can make this file.
Go ahead and post locations in this thread.

Miss Poi

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Now that is funny!

Route 13 somewhere in Delaware it smells to the high heavens.....Must be a chicken slaughter house nearby.... I will pinpoint the area when I take my daughter back to school in D.C.....ugh roll up the windows and recirculate the air!

There is another location on the Jersey Turnpike where all of the factories are...ugh.... Once again I will dial in the location on my next journey south.

Miss POI, I will gladly make an alert for the file.

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Stinky Locations

Driving East on I-70, just East of the Blanchette Bridge, coming from St. Charles County, Mo. into St. Louis County, Mo., early in the morning, you would think the whole St. Louis County sewer system had backed up.
I gave the address of the closest building to I-70.

-90.46960
38.75570
13857 Riverport Dr.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

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Possible Icons

Miss POI - I e-mailed you a couple of possible icons for your new file

Wow, now that is what I call

Wow, now that is what I call quick community response;)

Miss Poi

stinky file

Just outside of Smithfield NC, on Hwy 301, there is a hot dog factory that issues some really bad smells when the dogs are being made. Also, on I35W, in Fort Worth, there is the Miller Brewery that can really make you hold your breath!

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Here in Jersey

At mile marker #1 on Route 129 in Trenton there are back to back sewer plants. This is at the termination of Route 129 and the beginning of Route 195. I will try and get the exact coordinates.

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Coordinates

1st plant: Lat. 40.19185642925 Long -74.75123405456
2nd plant: Lat. 40.18388981239 Long. -74.71651554107

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Steve

Another one

Here's a great one of a stinky water area South of Brunswick, Georgia as you are travelling on I-95.
Lat. 31.15479 Long. -81.56271

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Steve

Radius

I can think of a few south of DC of the top of my head. The problem I see is the alert radius. It would have to be pretty large.

I assume you don't want the skunk I passed yesterday, though though those are probably the worst.

Unless, of course you're in NJ. Where is the center of New Jersey, and how big would the alert radius have to be to cover it?

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Sent you some Icons too

I just sent you some icons to use too.

I know of a few Places that stink (Besides My feet) and will have to go to the location to mark em for all..

This will be a intresting POI ..

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Greely Colorado

All the Slaughter houses along 25 in Greely..When I go north on 25 later this month I will post the coordinates..

Great file BTW!

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Norco CA

I - 15 in Norco CA gets my vote!

Ever driven past a pig farm?

miss poi wrote: I am going

miss poi wrote:

I am going to publicly beg rhythmtip to make a sound file to go with this that sais "quick roll up your window, approaching stinky air zone" Please, Please, Please.

May I suggest the Movie Nacho Libre when he tells the nun that his robe was 'Stinky'...LOL

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I-70 and the Purina dog food plant in Denver

The paper mill on I-5 in Albany, Oregon and I-70 and the Purina dog food plant in Denver, are two of the most repugnant areas I can think of.

You think dog food smells bad coming out of the dog.

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Smells bad images

Try this website, there are more that enough images to cover whatever you are looking for.

http://search.live.com/images/

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I am working on our new fun

I am working on our new fun stink file tonight;) I will be linking images and sounds to it that I have received this week.

Thanks for going along with a fun idea everyone.

Miss Poi

Ok we now have 10 choices

Ok we now have 10 choices for bmp icon and 2 MP3 alert sounds linked to this file. Now all we need is a volunteer to maintain this file and take the location from the thread and put them into the file. Any one interested?

Miss Poi

Dog Food Plant in Denver

39.78 , -104.961, you may want to set an alert at 1/2 mile, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

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Sure...I volunteer...sounds

Sure...I volunteer...sounds easy enough.

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I agree

Quote:

Here's a great one of a stinky water area South of Brunswick, Georgia as you are travelling on I-95.
Lat. 31.15479 Long. -81.56271

I drove through that area just after going to dinner in Brunswick. Not sure if it was the food or the odor, but I had to pull over and throw up on the side of I-95 it was so rank.

GTP

Icon idea

I saw a "tissue butler" on this site:
http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Tissue_Butler/

If someone knows how to crop and save it, it might be a cute icon. It's butler holding his nose with one hand and holding the tp in the other hand (hence the reason to edit the picture).

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Re: A fun new POI Factory file....

Hi Miss POI,

I've created an .mp3 to go along with the "stink-alert.csv" It says "Oh my gawd...quick roll up the windows, approaching stinky air zone".

Unfortunately, I don't know how to upload it to the site. Could you tell me how?

Regards,

Tailspin

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update.

Just wanted to update everyone on this project. Tailspin added another bmp icon and sound alert to the file and I was able to import the locations that Rhythmtip geocoded for me into the database. I have added rhythmtip as a maintainer of the file and he has the access to make additions and changes.

Miss Poi

I've been to so many places

Well I frequently work in some really stinky locations. I once ask a guy why he was willing to work there and he said "Well when you fart, no one can smell it"! Do you mark the place where the stink is generated from or the hundreds of roads that will be affected? I guess it alo depends on wind direction!

Been there

stevek8n9 wrote:

Here's a great one of a stinky water area South of Brunswick, Georgia as you are travelling on I-95.
Lat. 31.15479 Long. -81.56271

I worked on the source of the stink on this one. You should smell it up close and personal!

Some of the smelliest places on earth

Here are some of the smelliest places I've smelled!

44°15'15.44"N 88°19'26.05"W
44°16'46.53"N 88°19'4.20"W
44°12'45.96"N 88°13'53.61"W
44°11'5.37"N 88°27'46.02"W
44°33'37.54"N 88° 3'13.94"W
45°33'48.99"N 88°40'27.03"W
45°38'36.11"N 89°24'53.19"W
48°24'19.78"N 89°17'15.40"W
32°58'17.49"N 88°33'15.51"W
32°51'19.39"N 83°37'9.27"W
32° 5'30.67"N 81° 7'43.17"W
32° 9'31.59"N 81°10'58.08"W
33°31'26.43"N 82° 1'36.48"W
34°11'46.69"N 79°39'18.60"W
34°16'55.52"N 85°10'7.84"W
35°18'46.30"N 84°48'14.35"W
32°17'25.45"N 84° 8'2.92"W
33°21'49.74"N 79°17'43.41"W
33°32'21.44"N 86°41'21.92"W
34°16'39.61"N 87°49'46.09"W
34°15'30.50"N 85°19'39.50"W
32°58'22.67"N 93°27'23.95"W
31°29'48.76"N 87°53'52.26"W
32°25'37.60"N 86°52'26.39"W
33°21'49.08"N 79°17'43.47"W
36°32'59.33"N 82°34'55.80"W
35°53'15.61"N 78°40'46.70"W
36°28'12.91"N 77°36'38.37"W
37°49'10.90"N 79°44'31.35"W
44°28'21.33"N 70°11'13.74"W
44°34'35.41"N 68°48'13.71"W
45° 6'6.63"N 87°38'58.75"W
44°16'50.17"N 88°16'6.84"W
44°49'44.48"N 91°30'25.78"W
45°37'14.21"N 94°12'0.45"W
46°43'21.96"N 92°26'19.23"W
46°52'8.77"N 89°19'28.89"W
44°40'18.90"N 123° 3'45.72"W
45°50'52.52"N 122°49'10.11"W
47°41'13.73"N 117°16'57.76"W
48° 5'47.56"N 122°47'55.74"W

Would you like me to add you

Would you like me to add you as a moderator of the file so that you can put these in?

wow!

You've been to all those smelly places? ... man, what a life you must lead !!!

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Re: A fun new POI Factory file...

Hi Miss POI,

Some people may disagree on the "level" of stink, at these three locations. Nevertheless, here they are:

1. The White House
38.89861, -77.03626

2. The Senate
38.91113, -77.01762

3. The House of Representatives
38.88504, -77.01442

Regards,

Tailspin

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Re: A fun new POI Factory file...

I Agree Tailspin On The Three

1. The White House
38.89861, -77.03626

2. The Senate
38.91113, -77.01762

3. The House of Representatives
38.88504, -77.01442

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Smell the Buds

Suggest that you add a section to the file for the wonderful aromas of life. My particular favorite is the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis adjacent to I-55 south of downtown.

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I like that idea;) the mp3

I like that idea;) the mp3 could say "quick turn the car around and go by that again, that smelled yummy"

Miss Poi

Wow, look what I started!

Wow, look what I started! Glad you guys are having fun with this!

Yup, now you have the title

Yup, now you have the title of being one of the POI Factory class clowns razz

Miss Poi

Just out of curiosity which

Just out of curiosity which models can you set audio alerts and icons on?
Thanks

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Another yummy smell

miss poi wrote:

I like that idea;) the mp3 could say "quick turn the car around and go by that again, that smelled yummy"

Hershey's on Chocolate Ave. The streetlights are in the shape of Hershey kisses. They alternate between 'wrapped in foil' silver and 'unwrapped' brown.

Drive along the street and you smell CHOCOLATE!.

The coord's are: 40.28750, -76.64530

BTW, the nurseries sell crushed cocoa shells instead of typical cedar mulch. When you water them, your yard smells like a chocolate store.

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Breakfast

How about Oatmeal:

41.585075 -91.403054

Quaker Oats factory in Cedar Rapids, IA

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Not sure how to get the lat/long for this one

One of the smelliest places I know is the interior of my friend's car when we're sitting in the front seat and his 160 pound Mastiff is in the back. Especially when the dog is lying on the seat asleep.

Miss POI - how do I even attempt to assign coordinates to a moving car? And what sound and icon should I use??

(ROTFL)

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I would take a separate

I would take a separate car;)

Miss Poi

Every time I smell it, I

"I worked on the source of the stink on this one. You should smell it up close and personal!"

Every time I smell it, I know I'm getting closer to Mickey.

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You'd have to be into amateur radio

and fluent in the fine art of APRS... see: http://www.aprs.net/ for more.

jkaplan wrote:

Miss POI - how do I even attempt to assign coordinates to a moving car? And what sound and icon should I use??

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Paper Mills

I think paper mills would be one of the best places to create POI's for. You can smell them for miles.
Every time I pass one and have others in the car with me, we all look at each other to try and figure out if it is the paper mill or some old beans.

stink-alert file updated

The 39 entries that "thehill" submitted has been added to the Stink-Alert file. (2 files were too close to other locations) 8/28/07

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that's because

there are a lot of smelly places in that area if it where I'm thinking of and depending on which road you take you get hit and since the GPS doesn't alert unless on route I added some extra ones. What were the coordinates not added?

I dont remember!

at this point I cannot tell you... maybe in the future you can give the state and or town with the coordinates...it would make my job a little easier!

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Stinky Places

Stinky Place is on the westside of El Segundo, CA.
El Segundo is also known as El Stinko.
When the Los Angeles Hyperion burns off some gases roll up your car windows and close the house windows.
Stinky Place number one.

joemac

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International Paper cardboard plant.

Creates 1/4 of the worlds cardboard. Very sulphuric "rotten egg" smell that, depending on the wind, can travel for 100 miles.

34°13'21.10"N 91°54'35.21"W 5 miles east of Pine Bluff, AR.

Stinky Place in El Segundo, CA.

Joemac, if you want that location listed in the "stink alert" file, you will have to get the coordinates and post them in this thread....thanks

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405 at Euclid Exit.,

405 at Euclid Exit., Fountain Valley, ca
Its where the sewage treatment plant is and it smells like poo!

Pepe La Pew

I know of 2 stinky places in the metroplex. One is at Green Oaks Blvd N and 157. (General vacinity of the Arlington dump, mostly food waste / bio processing)

East of Loop 12 on I 30 in Dallas, there is a water treatment plant that stinks up the I30 corridor.

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