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Onetime North America Map Update DVD from Newegg

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Always on the Road Knowing where I've Been

Disastrous GPS Jamming

Data Shows Disastrous GPS Jamming

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

Opt Out for Yellow Pages

If you're sick and tired of receiving the printed yellow pages, there is a new opt out page available.


Edit - apparently the site is being inundated, so if you can't get it to work give it a couple of days.

Red Light Cameras, Your Frustration, and Why They Save Lives

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, red light cameras new Report out 2/1/2011

It's a common complaint, I hear and yes, have even lodged myself: red light cameras are ridiculous and a tool cities use just to rake in money through tickets. We like to portray ourselves as victims. After all, our driving is never the problem right?

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Redlight Cameras Save Lives?

Misleading POI Dates

I'm not sure if this has been discussed but if it has please let me apologize for bringing it up.

Contributors of the Week 2011-01-24

This week we are recognizing Pwohlrab.

Thank you for the fire in the pants that motivated me to really start doing some major site cleanup last week. I will continue to clean up over the next few weeks.

I really appreciate the support that you have provided during the process.

Miss POI

HTML del tag enabled for posts

For those of you who like to add a little HTML markup to your posts, you can now use the HTML "del" tag to show deleted text in posts at POI Factory.


Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 31st, 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

Death By GPS

There seems to be a problem with commonsense these days leading to some very sad endings.


Nationwide Kayak and Canoe Launch Sites


Paddling.net has launched a mapping project for canoe and kayak launch sites using Google Maps at http://www.paddling.net/launches/. Contributors are asked to add missing launch sites.

Does anyone know how to extract the sites from this or similar Google Maps into a GPS file of any flavor that can then be translated into other formats?

DOCSIS 3.0 Wired Routers

I am about to get a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem (Motorola SURFboard SB6120). My current modem, which is not DOCSIS 3.0 compatible, is connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 wired router. That router is not compatible with the speeds of 3.0.

dirs did not work

i made sub dirs on my computer ie, truckstops, highway exits, when i run poi loader and select the main folder where the two dirs are it loads them ok but when i look at the unit where to,extras pois they are all still lumped together...im looking to do something like when you go to where to,auto services,(it gives you catagories to choose from ie rent,repair,carwash.

Anybody Else having this problem with Downloading POI Files

When I download files from My Favorite Files, it seems that I have no problem downloading the first file. When I try to download the next file I have been getting the following message:

"Unable to download "(poi.csv)" from www.poi.factory.com
Unable to open this internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found"

Too Much Snow


Between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning we had around 4 inches of snow that hardened into a slippery mess. We had some flurries for most of the rest of Wednesday and then the proverbial you-know-what hit the fan. From around 7:00 PM Wednesday night through Thursday morning we had another 10 inches of snow.

Old, obsolete, and non maintained poi's

There seems to be a fair amount of poi files that are either obsolete or not maintained any more.

I suggest that the pois that are no longer used and updated be removed from the site. An example of these pois would be the individual rest area pois that are now combined in to the "rest areas combined file".

Nuvi 2460LMT and 1350.

speed cameras

I don't know if anyone has seen this yet but a recent court case in Alberta .Canada for a person crawling through an intersection was ticketed for 143 km /hr ,the camera was deemed incorrect and now all tickets issued will have to be refunded (about 13 million dollars).The camera system is now under study about it's continued use.


Sony NGP, new competition for GPS makers

How do dedicated GPS makers plan to compete against continued incursions into their turf? Sony is planning to put a built-in GPS into its next generation handheld gaming system, the NGP.

JMoo On

Wednesday morning funnies...

Brings a tear of joy to my eyes...


Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Recording cops is illegal

Eavesdropping Laws Mean That Turning On an Audio Recorder Could Send You to Prison: