Newby: Glad I found this POI-Factory

 

I am very surprised to find this site with all of its wealth of information. We bought a class "B" van last year and began traveling but found that most of the apps and websites were lacking in the amount of useful and accurate information available. They always left me wanting more convenience in "what's ahead" while traveling. It seems that POI-Factory solves most of my questions with all of the poi files available. I am really looking forward to putting this information to the best possible use while we travel.

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J&S

Welcome Tellaro!

Welcome to the site. Many members here are ready to answer your questions.

Welcome

Welcome, Tellaro,

For custom POIs, here's a favorite POI file of many members:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643

Campgrounds, tire and repair files, Walmarts maybe, and more are also great to have.

Let us know what brand and model of GPS you have should you have questions for us. cool

Welcome Tellaro!

Welcome Tellaro!

Thanks for the warm POI Factory plug. You're a gentleman and a scholar and a credit to your mother....and your father. smile

Welcome!

Hope you enjoy the site. If you have any questions, just ask! Someone on here will have an answer.

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With God, all things are possible. ——State motto of the Great State of Ohio

Welcome

Welcome

welcome

This site is wonderful for many years and welcome!

Question

Hi Maddog and all,
I really like this website and exploring all of the files and forum topics and especially the warm reception from the forum readers. I have a few questions.
1. it seems that the poi files are geared to the use of dedicated GPS units like Garmin and the like. Can they be used for other applications that use csv files?
2. When I look at some csv files and I find maybe a local poi that would fit the category, can it be added and if so, how is it added?
3. I am trying to understand the rules about remaining a member of this website. Can someone throw out a simplified rules listing especially in the area of participation?

Thanks

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J&S

answers

1. POI files, either csv or gpx, can be used for other applications. I run the POI Factory safety camera files on an Android phone using Radardroid and the POI Factory locations that are crowd-sourced by our members. The POI Factory plugin costs a small amount in the Play Store.

2. csv files are easy to understand, and it is easy to add a location. csv files are just a text file, and the text string of one line is one POI location. Take any csv file and open it on the PC in Notepad by changing the filename extension from csv to txt. You will see how simple each line is. With the coordinates, you can easily add another location, or become a maintainer by building an entire file to be posted. To add a location to a posted file, contact the maintainer to send the new info.

3. Rules are really simple. Participate as much as you like. If you make one (short) post per week you can download the red light and speed camera files for free. The more you contribute, you will receive various badges:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2887

Other members are sure to expound on your questions!

dobs108 smile

hi Dobs108 Thanks for the

hi Dobs108
Thanks for the reply. I have tried POI files with google maps and it works as I Thought it might.

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J&S

Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!

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an94

From Point B to Point A

Your van may be Class B, but you sound Class A. Welcome aboard!

From Point B To Point A

Hey Perpster

Thanks for the wonderful welcome. I am guessing you're class A all the way! I am finding this website to be a great resource for traveling. I can hardly wait to show it off to other road travelers. I can't believe I haven't seen it before this.

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J&S

Welcome To The Club!

Thanks an94. I'm really liking the resources and the warm welcomes I am receiving. Great little club!

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J&S

Welcome

Hi CraigW,
I am using Android Auto with my phone with Google MyMaps plugged into my Pioneer Car Radio. I have not tested this configuration, but I have created a route with all turns on one layer and, I think I can have 9 more Layers which I have imported CSV POI files. I should be able for follow the route and the map should show upcoming attractions, rest stops, shopping and whatever POI File I have imported and selected. I don't know at this time if MyMaps will give voice directions.

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J&S

Not so little

Tellaro wrote:

Thanks an94. I'm really liking the resources and the warm welcomes I am receiving. Great little club!

Welcome, Tellaro, and we're not such a little club - we're closing in on 400,000 members.

Phil

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"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

This site has been absolute

This site has been absolute great over they years I have used it

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Great Info

You will find some good information on this site.

Welcome to the factory.

Welcome to the factory. Awesome site and people who are very knowledgeable.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

welcome

Enjoy the site.

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Garmin nuvi 2455 - nuvi 350, 260 (spares) - my other toys: IMac quad-core i3, Mac Mini, MacOS: Mojave 10.14.6/Monterey 12.2.1 and introducing The Beast, a 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit and his Garmin DriveSmart 5. The dog's name is Ginger.

Amazing

I can't believe that I haven't seen this site before now especially with 400,000 members...but I am so glad that I have found it now!

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J&S

Welcome

Welcome to the site we all are here to help each other

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Peter Dutcher

Belated

dutcherp5 wrote:

Welcome to the site we all are here to help each other

Even belated "welcomes" are likely appreciated since the OP started this thread about 3 1/2 months ago. twisted

A little more csv definiion

CSV files by definition are Comma Separated Value files
for a Garmin:
There are 4 fields = lat, long, name, notes
If you use a comma in a single field, then the field must be delimited by ".
lat, lon, "rest room, pets, vending", NB only
If you load the file into Excel it will present it the same way. Anything within "..." will appear in one column.

Welcome

This is a great site and everyone on it is very helpful.