Welcome / open talk


The Mall Labyrinth

In downloading the most current POI file for Starbucks and reading the narrative associated with the update, I was reminded of one confusing issue that malls create.

Is the store in the mall or outside the mall?????.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

The 10 Best GPS Devices

3 Garmins received Editors Choice:


Universities/Colleges Nationally

Does somebody have a list of all colleges, junior colleges and Universities in the country? I found one with highschools, etc., which is great, but it's too expansive for what I need, and I don't know how to filter out the HS's. Thanks for any help offered.

Epoxy suggestions?

It's a long story, but I need to glue a stainless steel metal VESA mounting plate to the plastic back of my GPS. The GPS will be subject to considerable twisting and turning, so I'm trying to figure out what the strongest epoxy out there is.

Contributors of the Week 2012-05-21

This week we are recognizing Canuk!

Canuk is a knowledgeable user who has started several threads this last month, offered many helpful suggestions and is always good about welcoming newcomers.

Thank you, Canuk!


Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 28, 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.


Know it was mentioned before

but I can't find it. Where can I see a list of the new POI files that have been recently added?
PS Is there a program like Garmin loader for tomtom?

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

New kid on the block......

Hi guys!

I stumbled onto this forum and thought I'd say hello. Some of you have already helped me with a issue over on the Garmin forum and I thank you.

Nuvi 2595LMT

Don"t Mind Being Old

Another one sent to my by someone else. don't know the author.


As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less
critical of myself. I've become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too
soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes
with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Memories of the Past

Someone forwarded this to me.
> I thought some of us of a 'certain age' would remember most of these.
> Just for fun, pass it along to others
> of 'a certain age.'

I know some of you will not understand this message,
> ( or maybe just don't remember! LOL)
> but I bet you know someone who might.
> I came across this phrase yesterday.


johnm405 660 & MSS&T

New to this Maintainer thing

I tried to edit my Ohio Squished Penny Machine file. The search only let me see the first 50 records. The pennycollector website says there are 72 locations. My POI file says I only have 65. I am trying to see which ones I am missing.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Speed Traps on the New York Thruway From NJPW to Lake George

Does anyone have info on this?

Thomas Davies

More Mountains to look at

I just uploaded the following files:

Arizona Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx
California Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx
Colrado Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx
Nevada Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx
Oregon Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx
Utah Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx
Washington Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx
Wyoming Mountains Peaks & Summits.gpx

How do I get a location from only coordinates in EPE?

I was trying to put Long/Lat in Extra-POI-Editor. I know how to get the Long/Lat using the address part. But is there a way to do it if I only know the coordinates?

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Most recent POI files (sort by date added/updated)?

Is there a way, for example, to see all POI files added or updated within the last few weeks? I can see the most recent 5, but I would like to see them for the past specific period.

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Need help with a collection of POI's *Travel Guide to the USA*

As of recently, I have been creating my own POI's for a "Travel Guide to the USA" collection. My basic standpoint would be a collection of POI's and then subcategorize them by individual databases. EX: Fastfood, historical spots, museums, toll roads, rest stops, major gas stations, shopping centers, and so forth.

INRX Traffic Scorecard

Think the traffic in your area is heavy? See how it compares with this scorecard.

The INRIX Traffic Scorecard provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of traffic congestion across the U.S.


"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

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