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Contributors of the Week 2011-08-22

Although the Subway restaurant chain would probably argue against this, this week we are recognizing flaco for his helpful and friendly participation in the forums.

Thank you flaco!!

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 29th, 2011

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.


Intro - New member

Hello! I just found this site with all of the great POI's! I have a Garmin 60csx and have done a bit of geocaching with it as well as using it for navigating Sacramento when I'm there for meetings.

Now I'm going on a road trip of Utah, Wyoming,

Wal_Mart GPX

I just down loaded the Wal Mart GPX file and an error came up saying there is a Data format error on line 2,I don't know if the CSV file has the same problem.

Tampa Bay Buccanneers to use iPads as playbooks

Quoted. "In related tech news, the Detroit Lions just discovered fire."


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

phones ididn't work after earthquake

Hurricane Irene

Will you be Effected by Irene and Prepared?
New York is within Irene's Target.
Click on link below for two maps displaying links to evacuation information for each state goverment.
Be Safe.


Heading to Cooperstown NY

Hey guy wish me luck heading to cooperstown this afternoon from nyc. might do some camping hopefully the weather holds up. I didnt see to much info on cooperstown maybe i needed to add some things.

A GPS can take you where You want to go but never where you WANT to be.

Who felt the Earthquake (Virginia)

We felt it here in nyc that came from VA. I hear about 80 miles outside of DC.

Who else felt it!!??

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Contributors of the Week 2011-08-15

This week we are recognizing Rainsux. Rainsux has been faithfully maintaining the ever-popular "WiFi - Businesses W/Free WiFi" file (http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30753).

He's also recently contacted Tim Hortons to obtain current locations and will soon be updating that file as well.

Great job!!


United Airlines Deploying 11,000 iPads to Pilots as Electronic Flight Bags

Read about it.


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

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 22nd, 2011

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


Appearing in today's Washington Post is Andrea Sachs' article "GPS this -- Girl's Positioning System".

It is a humorous romp in which we could all possibly shoot holes.


Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. GPSs: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T; Originator of GARMIN NUVI TRICKS, TIPS, WORK AROUNDS, HINTS, SECRETS & IDEAS http://ghayman.net/GARMIN.TnT/

How can I . . . (choose locations from map)

view a map with at least 750 locations and select a specific area of the map to choose the locations that I want to visit? Thank you in advance for your information.

Internet access

By taking advantage of the Bluetooth capabilities of both my cell phone and my GPS, I modified all my POI, GPX based, files so that I can make a call to a POI directly from the GPS.

And that is when it hit me:

HP TouchPad Warning

If you're in the market for a tablet you should avoid the HP TouchPad. HP just announced that they're discontinuing webOS and the TouchPad. So don't be fooled if you see these go on sale real cheap.

New to POI files

Hi there,

I am new to the world of POI, so sorry if this is a stupid questions...

I would like to find a single comprehensive source of POI files for gas stations in North America. Is it possible to get this anywhere, even on a commercial basis? I'd be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction!


Subject: JetMan vs. The Grand Canyon

Subject: JetMan vs. The Grand Canyon The following 5 minute video captures the flight of Swiss pilot Yves"Jetman" Rossy. In 2006 Rossy became the first man in history to fly like abird, albeit with fiberglass and carbon fiber wings powered bykerosene-fueled engines.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Contributors of the Week 2011-08-08

This week we are recognizing Rame1012 for his outstanding contributions in this thread: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/33977

You are amazing, thank you so much for helping solve that problem.

Miss POI