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Contributors Of The Week 2015-11-09

This week we are recognizing, ajasaro!
Ajasaro has been a member of POI Factory for over eight years. He maintains many files, including the popular and recently updated, National Parks, Monuments, Preserves & Historical Parks file.

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of November 16, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Praying for Paris

France and the families of all who were affected by the events of Friday night.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom USA App

InFocus Kangaroo (another tiny PC)

I spotted this new little $99 PC in the news a couple weeks ago:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=83-722-001

It's a tiny "desktop" PC that includes Windows 10 and is about the size of a large smartphone.

Seems to belong somewhere near the same neighborhood as a "stick PC" or maybe a Raspberry Pi; add your own display, keyboard and mouse.

Looking for explanation for datum and conversions

Good day

Can anyone point me to any resources they found useful in explaining datums ? And/or a conversion utility between them ?

I have several years of data from the mid-90's that reference NAD27 as my hardcopy maps at the time were based on NAD27 and I setup the GPS (a Garmin 45XL) the same. These days I use WGS84 on the new units.

Contributors Of The Week 2015-11-02

This week we’re recognizing Bayou Navigator, for his
GPS Hacking Concerns U.S. Navy Enough To Resume Teaching Celestial Nav? thread.
He actually started it the previous week, but I thought it provided an interesting forum discussion and I liked how he continued participate in the discussion after the original post.

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of November 09, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

First use of speed alert option with Here maps app

I must have read somewhere (perhaps here) that the Here app has a speed alert option. I tried it with a setting of +6 where the speed limit is up to 50mph and a setting of +8 where the speed limit is above 50mph.

Contributors Of The Week 2015-10-26

This week we are recognizing, mgarledge!

Mary has been a member of POI Factory for over six years!

Last week she was our top forum poster. She isn’t afraid to ask questions and engage with the community in problem solving issues or just exploring a variety of topics.

Thanks for all you do, Mary, we appreciate you!

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of November 02, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

What am I looking at?

After reading about the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt while on its way to St. Petersburg, Russia, I used Google Earth to look at the St. Petersburg airport. What am I seeing?

59.800437,30.265934

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – November 2015

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.).

Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Factory Joke Thread – November 2015

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.

It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Please read the forum rules before posting.

"POI Factory is not a forum for politically charged debate.
Let's avoid topics that already have a long list of Democrat or Republican talking points or that name specific politicians."

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Haunted Places In New Mexico needed

Hey Guys Names Jeff I am a Ghost Hunter with Grave Concerns Paranormal and New Mexico Paranormal . We need places to Investigate . If any of you know of any places we may be able to get access to legally, could you please me let me know .
our email address is graveconcernsparanormal@gmail.com or NMPA575@gmail.com

Toyota Prius Best Mileage

Anyone has a Prius and will share their top mileage per tank? Today I sat in one and saw 774 miles per tank!!!
The best I have is 549. How is that even possible to obtain 774. Anyone else came close to 700?

Contributors Of The Week 2015-10-19

This week we are recognizing, Diesel!

Diesel has been a member of POI Factory for over 8 years.

He’s a frequent contributor to the forums and keeps us informed on the Garmin Express for Mac updates.

Thanks for all you do, Diesel!

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

how important is it to you where products are made??

It's not that important to me where they're made, provided they are made well.

However, there seems to be one exception--oil filters. Reason being they are important devices. My preference would be Germany, Japan, USA, in that order. The problem is many of them retain their German, Japanese, or American brand names, packaging, etc., and are produced now in other countries.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of October 26, 2015

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

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

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Windows 10, new Microsoft Maps

Microsoft, the developer of Mappoint (a good application) has produced Maps, a lousy application. There appears to be no way to import, create, edit, or delete custom POI's for this "application" and I use the word "application" lightly. You can import maps and use the application off line but without POI's (other than the limited ones by MS) it is a rather trivial application.

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GrtBluYonder

GPS Hacking Concerns U.S. Navy Enough To Resume Teaching Celestial Nav

Following a 10 year hiatus, report says U.S Naval Academy again teaching how to navigate by the stars.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/10/22/us-navy-renews-t...

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