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Snow Storm Again

Just when i thought it was over, here we go again. More
snow again forcasted for the north east. There calling
for 6 to 12 inches here in New York city.
I need a Vacation smile

Sat-nav systems under increasing threat from 'jammers'


Technology that depends on satellite-navigation signals is increasingly threatened by attack from widely available equipment, experts say.

Contributors of the Week 2010-02-15

This week we are recognizing Hernt and Vegagary.

Hernt has once again been reporting every news item coming out of the IL area pertaining to the instillation of Red Light cameras. He gives me a few weeks notice and then reminds me once the are installed. I love your attention to detail, thank you so much for helping me out with these locations.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 22, 2010

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

Toyota Recall Look-up Info

If you own a Toyota and are not sure if your vehicle is involved in the recall effort go to this site: type in your VIN and get an answer quickly!

Good luck! smile


Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! R.I.P. NYPD-77/Seattle Mike/Joe S.

Why is this site file centric intead of POI data centric?

I'm new to POI Factory and something struck me about this site right away that, for right now, I see as a serious design flaw. All of the POI data on this site seems to be contained in files and separated out manually. Why is this site not centric around the POI data itself?

What Does a GPS Display When You Travel Beyond Mapping Coverage?

Would it just display a blue screen, does a message pop up, does it simply revert to displaying coordinates? I have never traveled beyond my GPS maps coverage, so I am just curious.

Caribbean Maps and POIs

My wife, two sons, and I may be taking a Caribbean cruise next year. I was thinking that it might be handy to bring along either a GPS or a GPS phone for that trip. Needless to say, my StreetPilot 2730 is a little bit big and cumbersome for something like that.

Contributors of the Week 2010-02-08

This week we are recognizing Camping Rivopom and Nats50.

Camping Rivopom: has been building individual state campground files. These are a great addition to our Camping category. Thank you so much for helping us by creating these files.

My family and I love to go camping and I am sure that there are campgrounds out there that are not on a state park.

GPS Hexacopter

This thing is pretty cool.

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

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 15, 2010

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

Sat-nav devices face big errors as solar activity rises


Researchers say the Sun is awakening after a period of low activity, which does not bode well for a world ever more dependent on satellite navigation.

National Red Light Camera Protest Feb 14.

And you thought it was just another Valentines Day on Sunday.

There are several groups doing protest demonstrations against the Red Light cash cows. Oh, I'm sorry, they are calling them 'safety rallies'. wink

Article about Chicago's protest rally:

There is a RLC Protest page on Facebook, too:

High cost of Motorcycle GPS

I am in the market for a GPS for my motorcycle. Don't really understand the high cost of them compared to auto units. I guess my only real concern is, when they say bluetooth does it send the voice directions out over the bluetooth? That is about all I need really, to be able to hear the directions in my headset.

Skydiving Drop Zones POI

Do we use the Skydiving Drop Zones POI to hit them or avoid them?

dobs108 razz

Open post to GPS engineers

Greetings all,

A suggestion:

Please include data into the poi database such as a business's hours of operation.

Example, you are in unfamiliar territory and it is late. You select "all food". The GPS would know that it is late and would filter out businesses that have closed.

Have A Great Day! Michael

Navteq quick response

I just got a email today (2-11-10) from Navteq:

Dear Map Reporter,

Thank you for your recent Map Report. We are pleased to inform you that we have completed our investigation.

Summary of your Map Report:
NAVTEQ Map Report number: NVTQ000005902989
SUBMITTED: 21, Jun 2008 12:42:41


Garmin Asus-reveals-two-nuvifones

Maybe Garmin will not go out of business

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Adding a icon to 255w

How do I add a custom icon to the list of icons already on the 255W data base from garmin? I have lighthouse icon from POI Factory's list of icons that I would like to use on a site I down loaded from google Maps into my "Favorites". How do I do that or is it impossable?

Snow Snow, Go away

Can't use my GPS if I can't get my car out. sad