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Old, obsolete, and non maintained poi's

There seems to be a fair amount of poi files that are either obsolete or not maintained any more.

I suggest that the pois that are no longer used and updated be removed from the site. An example of these pois would be the individual rest area pois that are now combined in to the "rest areas combined file".

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Nuvi 2460LMT and 1350.

speed cameras

I don't know if anyone has seen this yet but a recent court case in Alberta .Canada for a person crawling through an intersection was ticketed for 143 km /hr ,the camera was deemed incorrect and now all tickets issued will have to be refunded (about 13 million dollars).The camera system is now under study about it's continued use.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Sony NGP, new competition for GPS makers

How do dedicated GPS makers plan to compete against continued incursions into their turf? Sony is planning to put a built-in GPS into its next generation handheld gaming system, the NGP.

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JMoo On

Wednesday morning funnies...

Brings a tear of joy to my eyes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZXM_g3mqew

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Recording cops is illegal

Eavesdropping Laws Mean That Turning On an Audio Recorder Could Send You to Prison:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/us/23cnceavesdropping.html...

As the driver said ------------------------

Something you do want to see in your windshield

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ghL3GmPkA&feature=aso

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Headphones kill people!

Honestly, it's not my idea. When those drivers-killers were distracting those "caring" lawmakers there is other group of people that are danger to society, and especially themselves. So they will be protected at all cost. So far they were flying under radar but finally that will end thanks to our Brave New World politicians.

What is it all about? It goes like this:

Speeders in Edmonton get $12.3M in refunds

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2011/01/24/edmonton-...

Concerns over the reliability of Edmonton's intersection safety cameras have prompted the province to announce a refund on more than 100,000 paid "Speed on Green" tickets issued back to November 2009.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Contributors of the Week 2011-01-17

This week we are recognizing MikeSch.

This user was very helpful in helping me with the update to the Orlando Florida red light cameras that will go live this week.

Thanks for going the extra mile for us MikeSch.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 24th, 2011

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI

anyone rent RVs for vacation?

I've never driven or even been in RVs. I was watching an RV show on Travel Channel, and thought it might be fun to rent an RV for a week long driving vacation.

The RV show said there are class A - big / expensive, Class C - smaller truck-based RVs, and class B - smallest van based RVs.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

help with dir structure

im a trucker and have alot of pois files 300+ my question is when they are loaded they all go into one big file .....question can i make dirs IE state hwys,trk stops...etc then load them to my unit while keeping the dir structure?????so instead of having 300 sepret entres i could have lets say 20...... tks also ive been reading about all the members here....

Garmin Voices

Does anyone have a suggestion or comment about voices for the Garmin? What about the KITT voice or PIG Tones voices? Are they decent and do they speak street names?

A shout-out to the truckers!

I'm relatively new to the site, and I just wanted to thank the truckers who've posted POIs. In addition to transporting the goods we all use everyday, you're also giving us some great tools to use with our GPS.

"Good posts are usually published within 24 hours

Why is this message showing when I try to post a reply?

Have my posts been offensive? Or poorly written? What is the criteria to be a "good" post?

Server Move - Jan 20, 2011

POI Factory is moving to a new server this evening.

Starting around 11:30pm Eastern, the site will be unavailable for a couple of hours during the transfer process; and it may take a while longer for your Internet service provider to receive our new IP address.

Regards,

JM

Garmin Poi Loader

As of 01/14/2011 Garmin updated their poi loader from version 2.5.4 to version 2.6.0.I downloaded this poi loader today.I then loaded my favorites from POI Factory to my Garmin 1450 GPS,while these files were loading it said 4 0f the files I was downloading were corrupt and ask me if I still wanted to keep loading the files I clicked on the link to tell it yes.After the files were loaded,I deleted

Defense Department May Cause Temporary GPS Interruptions

FAA warns of ongoing GPS issues in southeastern US due to Defense Department 'tests'

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/20/faa-warns-of-ongoing-gps-...

Off the wall question...

This looks like a great site for updating POIs in a GPS unit. However, the Magellan 1470 that we have doesn't allow importation of POI files.

I'm especially interested in the Walmart/Sam's Club and WiFi sites besides the low clearance one, but everything seems to either be in .csv or .ov2 format.

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Dee in FL

POI-Factory Membership

By my calculations POI-Factory is less than 650 members away from a quarter of one million. WOW!

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"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?