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An iDevice Christmas

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Downloading Alert Sounds


I just subscribed to download the speed and red light camera locations and
custom alert sounds. I know how to download the bmp icons but am having a
problem downloading the custom alert sounds. When I click on them, they just
play but I can't see where to download.





I used my TomTom GPS and my HTC Evo GPS on Hawaii. Both worked great. The Evo GPS was amazing though. It had amazing detail, speed, and reception. I was able to get GPS lock 2 levels deep in a concrete parking garage.

I ended up relegating the TomTom GPS to back up duty, while the Evo was my main GPS.

It was fantastic to have such useful tools while traveling in Hawaii!!!

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

2010 Holiday deals....

I figured it was time to make a new thread for all the upcoming deals going on over the next few weeks.

This is not on sale right now but it is on my list of must have items for newer Garmins.

Will POI Files Be Deleted

So far I have downloaded all my poi files into my desktop computer at home and then loaded them to my Garmin 1450,I am on a road trip and I am wondering,I have downloaded update files to my laptop computer if I load the new files into my gps will it delete the previous poi files I have loaded from the desktop computer,or just update the files that need to be updated thank you in advance.

General Maintainers:


In a effort to cut down on over updating our GPS units during all times of the week...

I purpose a NEW systematic change?

As 90% or more of all users update on Wednesday just after

"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy S4

Outback Steakhouse

I was trying to meet my family at an Outback. Much to my surprise there were NO Outback's listed under "All Foods" in the OEM POI listings (Garmin Nuvi 1490T). Did Outback refuse to meet Garmin's listing price?

FDNY auto accident fees

Interesting, & disturbing:

Not sure if this is a done deal or not?

Quoted from an online community article.

What burns you about other drivers?

Bob's Soapbox: 14 Things that I hate about drivers

1) Drivers that hog the left lane

Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Contributors of the Week 2010-12-06

This week we are recognizing Charlesd45.

Charlesd45 is always one of the first to the rescue when another member is stuck. He is also one of the first to congratulate someone on a job well done. He is usually one of my top ten posters for the week.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 13th 2010

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

Christmas decorations

Has anyone used their GPS to visit prize winning decorations around your town? I had entered the addresses. We drove all over with the Trip Log on SHOW, so we could see what streets we had covered. We have visited 3 "Festival of Lights" in our region.It was interesting to see our track along the cart paths of the golf courses that hosted the attractions.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Another area 51 to investigate.

We were so successful in the Tampa location that I’m posting a new one for those who enjoyed deciphering the last one.

Let me do a little setup to explain how I came about this new location.

A couple friends of ours cruising on their motor home left the Tampa bay area in late October headed for California and meandering through various states.

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Flashing lights to warn others about the police

Has this died out or am I wrong? I rarely see that people (in the metropolitan Seattle area) flash their lights to warn others that the police are around.

Share to let us know whether you do this or something else. This is not limted to only those people in the Seattle area. Thanks. I am curious to see your comments.

Is there an Area 51 in your neighborhood?

Ever since moving to Tampa in 1984 we noticed this strange building about a mile from home, why do I call it strange?

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Voting for 2010 Contributors of the Year

This year I am going to let the community pick someone for this award. I will also pick a second person based on my behind the scenes insight as moderator.

JM has programmed a voting system for us. We are opening the voting booth for about three weeks starting December 13th, and voting will end at midnight December 31st (Eastern Time).

A note of thanks

Just a quick note of thanks to all involved for this website and the files available.

There's a lot of work here and I for one appreciate it.

I mainly use the Trucker related files, but I've recommended this site to dozens of other people, and they're all as amazed as I am.

Thanks again, and Merry Christmas to everyone.

People That Use GPS For Work

I am just wondering if anybody here uses GPS for their work? Obviously, anybody who drives a vehicle has the potential to use a vehicle navigator, but I am thinking beyond that. For example, is there anybody here that is involved in GIS or surveying? I have seen work crews in my area using professional GPS units and I have thought that it might be interesting to learn a bit more about that.

Casio EX-H20G Hybrid GPS 14 Megapixel Digital Camera

I don't follow cameras much, but this might be of interest to some GPS enthusiasts!



Contributors of the Week 2010-11-29

This week we are recognizing JFCTexas.

This member has been on a roll this week with 5 new projects and 4 updated ones;)

Thanks for all these cool new files.

You can see them here: http://www.poi-factory.com/user/70992

Miss POI