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Welcome / open talk


GPS v Common Sense

Another case of somebody letting their external brain do all the thinking for them. Wonder if there is a lawyer just shady enough to file a lawsuit.

Happy New Year

Just want to wish everyone on the POI Factory website a Happy New Year for 2010! Drive safely and be responsible, but have fun. I want all of you back here in the new year!

JG - Nuvi 350 - Nuvi 2460

Good Morning America

This Morning. Interview with an elderly couple that got lost for three days because the GPS sent them up an unplowed road. Returning from Portland to Reno they got lost & got stuck. The cell was "No Service". Finally the GPS enabled phone picked up a signal and a deputy found them.
Garmin says GPS is "do not cause drivers to make driving decisions." WOW. I found a link.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

GPS strands couple in forest

And then a cell phone with GPS is responsible for their rescue.

It's all the GPS's fault, of course. wink

Shortest route is not always the best

Using the shortest route was almost a fatal decision for a couple in Oregon.

Zero degrees latitude

Here's a pic we recently took (12/10/09) in Ecuador. I'm posting it here as a new topic since it was obscured in the old thread I posted it in last week.

Garmin 765T, c340...Is it about the destination, or is it about the journey?

Mexico map on 2010.3

Does anyone know how to add the Mexico map to N.A. 2010.30? grin

It'll be here before you know it

Let me be the first to wish everyone a Happy Groundhog Day!

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Contributors of the Week 2009-12-21

This week we are recognizing Hanski9 and Jrozsnaki.

Hanski9, You have been contributing sounds and icons over the last few weeks. I am so excited to have them to add to our library. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these for us.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 28, 2009

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

posting poi's to current store

Got a tomtom for Christmas. I love it already! I created a Petsmart poi for washington state and was wondering how to get it into the petsmart store page? I got as far as creating content and choosing store category, but how does it get to the petsmart store from there?

Thank you very much,

The First GPS

Christmas Day's cartoon in a local newspaper....

The First GPS

Showing a picture of the Star of Bethlehem over a manger, 3 wise men using the 'GPS' for guidance.

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all!


No more GPS on flights?

Due to the recent incidents in Detroit, security officials are requiring airlines to enforce stricter security measures during the last hour of flights. One of those new restrictions is to disable the GPS or map progress displays that some airlines have. If they make the airlines turn off the display, they for sure won't allow personal GPS use, either.

New rules for the last hour of a flight:

POI Rest Areas

I am new to this forum and have a question about the Rest Area POI file.

when you download the file, does it include the icons and sounds, or do you download those seperately?

This file will really come in handy when we are traveling with our fifteh wheel RV.

Suggestion for site

Hello, I was going through the "Alphabetized List of POI Files" and I was thinking how much easier it would be if you had the list separated with a small space with the corresponding letter for each "section" ; to better show the separation of the "A's" from the "B's".

Life of a GPS Unit

Hey guys recently there is an general curiosity in my mind . What can be an expected life of a GPS device. I mean all functions in the same way whether you buy it for $100 or $ 300 bucks.
How long it should stay in function. Generally we buy computers for much heigher price and replace it within 3-4 years or maximum 5 years. then what should be life expectancy for a GPS?

New Red Light Camera Updates

Are the latest add ons to the red light camera excel sheet added to the end of the last when a new list comes out each Wednesday? If yes, I can see changes to my areas of concern and not need to update each week, when say NY has a new one and it is in Long Island for example. Thanks for any help.

Alan-Garmin c340


How far away do you set alerts?

How to activate Life time traffic on Garmin 255WT !!!

Hey friends,
I was concern for Lifetime traffic activation on my new 255WT bought from BEST BUY.

My First Post!

Hi There Just wanted to drop in to say hellogreetings! and also to introduce myself here! The Boards look very interesting and i cant wait to become a member of the community!