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Contributors of the Week 2012-05-14

This week we are recognizing Bobkz!

This month Bobkz started the new Day of the Week thread and has been posting to it faithfully.

He has also recently updated his fun Offbeat Tourist Attractions file. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2661

Rumor has it he has also made a POI Factory bumper sticker! smile

Thanks for all you do for our community Bobkz!


Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 21, 2012

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.


how is Poi-factory funded?

Just wondering how this site is funded? I did a search but came up short.

Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

Gas Prices

As I filled my gas tank today at $3.23.9 cents a gallon I wondered what happened to the $5 "DOOM & GLOOM" prophesy to come?.
As you GPS people transverse the USA today I want to inform you of how much in federal and state taxes you pay in each state for each gallon not effected by the Wall Street Speculators. This is cents per gallon.

Alabama 39.3
Alaska 26.4
Arizona 37.4
Arkansas 40.2

Tennessee Penny Machines

I just uploaded the Penny Machine loctions for Tennessee. I think I am missing an address for the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. All others were entered with geocoding.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Looking for MIss POI (TN Squished Penny POI)

There was no contact tab for me to click on. Was wondering if the Tennessee Squished Penny POI made it in?

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

This Is What Happens When Your Car GPS Blows Up

This Is What Happens When Your Car GPS Blows Up:


Geocache mistaken for a pipe bomb

Some humour for geocachers in the forums. A friend of mine asked "So did SWAT get to claim the FTF?"

Suspected pipe bomb actually a ‘geocache’
For more than three hours, Toronto emergency units investigated a suspected pipe bomb taped to a lamppost in an exclusive west-end neighbourhood...

DriveAssist 50, Nüvi 2595LMT, nüvi 760, TomTom START 45M

travel route

Hi everyone,

I would like some information, my family and I will be traveling from Ottawa, Ontario to Lorton Virginia to catch the auto train to Florida in July. I was wondering what would be best route to take, something that I can program into my Garmin GPS.



Geocaching a growing hobby for nature enthusiasts in county

Here's a Newspaper article that might be of interest to members.

Click Here

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

Contributors of the Week 2012-05-07

This week we are recognising Whoaboy!

Whoaboy maintains a diverse collection of files for the Western U.S. including Fred Meyer and Mor Furniture.
He also occasionally makes an appearance in the discussion forums providing helpful tips on where to find good deals on newer GPS models.

Thank you Whoaboy!


Texting while Walking Banned in NJ

Smartphones are getting smarter these days. Too bad we can't say the same about the users.

Avid texters beware: Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking.


Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 14, 2012

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.


Stick A Fork in LightSquared

Magellan roadmate 1470 Froze up after updating to newer firmware

Does anyone know how to unfreeze my unit. My unit is froze during sartup and says your device needs tobe restarted to increase performance.

Continuing Exercises: Backup Using ISO File

A week or so ago, s4v8 posted that he was in the middle of doing a backup using ImgBurn. see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36307.

That got me to thinking about the several backups I have that are taking up space. Did I really need that many on my PC or would only the latest one do? But, what if I wanted to check out something like the various sizes of JCV files.


For anyone looking for a manual.


Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

It Is Now Illegal to Text While Driving in Alabama

As of 05/08/2012, the Governor of Alabama signed legislation making it illegal to text while driving in Alabama.

Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD, 3760 LMT, & 255LMT, - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Power Adapters

I am wondering if anybody here is using any sort of power adapters with their GPS and other electronic devices? I have a Uniden Home Patrol HP-1 scanner or order. I only have one 12 volt 10 amp power outlet up front. I am considering one of the following devices:

-XTG Technology 5-in-1 Auto Charger. 4-Port USB Car Charger and 1 12V DC Cigarette Socket Model Number: XTG-4USB12V

Digital Camera Sales Up!

Digital Camera Sales Up!

Of course, it's the "Higher End" cameras, not the "Point and Click" cameras (those sales are down). Seems that most folks want a higher resolution camera with real "Optical Zoom" and more control for those "Important" family photos.

So, the Camera Phone has not brought about the end of the Digital Camera.


Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA