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My GPS lists Exit numbers but other online maps don't--why

Checking or planning a route can sometimes require going to other sources for coordinates. One major online source even, for a time, seemed to suggest downloading of routed trips to a GPS, but that source never has exit number expect on "get directions" printing.

Anyone know why they don't give map image that include Exit Numbers.

unread posts

I wonder if anyone else has had this thought (and wish)

I often read a post (using the Unread Post route) and think that I would like to post an answer but not just at that moment; maybe I want to look something up or test something on my unit.

I would love to be able to mark the post as "unread" to me so I could return at a later time.

Contributors of the Week 2010-12-27

This week we are recognizing VinceCANuvi and Tonytruck.

VinceCANuvi, Blew through the "What POI's would you like to see on here" thread like a tornado and answered everyone's questions. If there was not a file available, he made one. I love to see members take this sort of initiative to help make this community better. Great Job!!!!

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 3rd 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

question about ttsvoiceeditor

ive been playing around with this program this week end and it has a buffer what is this for ,,,,, ive tryed to deleat some parts of phases and it says out of memory ,,, some thigs id like to see on this program is a way to listen to the phase .... other then that its a pertty cool little program.... any updates of it coming out???

First of the year pep talk from Miss POI.. Everyone please read.

Now that I have 4 years of experience being a forum moderator I can predict how things are going to go depending on what time of year it is.

I am being proactive this year in hopes that we can avoid all the after holiday bs that goes on around here.

I know that the holidays can cause stress and leave you feeling upset with people in your life.

Cambridge professor creates creepy, emotion-sensing GPS system

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

Garmin 255 WT

question I received this Garmin version as Christmas gift and after exploring this site I realize that this version is specific to Best Buy and featured on Black Friday 2009..more than one year ago. I also received (believe it or not) a TomTom

Restrooms in NYC

I recently visited NYC (Manhattan) and was unaware of their lack of public restrooms and public accessible restrooms. Such thoughts never entered my mind beforehand. Anyone living in the NYC area (or elsewhere) with a desire to help give relief to weary travelers by creating a POI file list of restroom locations available, both public and business owned, would be a real hero in my mind.

Kudos to all at POI Factory - a great site!

Newbie to this forum

I just bought a new Garmin 1450 and a stumbled across this site and found out I can install or build my own PIO files.

Happy New year!

I just found POI Factory, having just seen it mentioned in a post in the GPS Review Forums.

We own a nüvi® 265WT and nüvi® 260W & have never used a custom POI. I just updated the firmware & maps in our 265WT & now I'll try a custom POI or two smile


2010 Contributors of the Year goes too.....

Turboccc and Charlesd45!!!

Turboccc, this is your second year receiving this award, it is well deserved and we are so happy to be presenting you with this new icon for your mantel.

You keep coming up with new and exciting software to help make our lives much easier and more entertaining. You are truly a blessing to this community.

Happy New Year!!!

May everyone have a Happy and Prosperous 2011.

First question of the year?

Happy new year to all of you !

I'm a newbie here and have a stupid question:
I convert GPX files into POI but I'd like to be able to have the elevations with the coordinates !
Do you think it's possible ?

What I wan to do is create a 3D cad file from the GPX data, then I do need the elevations

Kind regards


Happy New Year!

Be Happy; be Healthy,and be Sober so we can all do this again next year. Happy New Year!

"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

Hello and Happy New Year

Hello, Im kind of a newbie as this is my first time posting but Ive actually been using the site for POI's for quite some time and Im hoping Im getting to the point that I can maybe contribute to some of the projects.

Im running a Garmin Oregon 550 & Colorado 400t for field use in Geocaching and Waymarking. Ive also got a Tom Tom 130 for in the car.

What's your best accuracy?

Just for the heck of it, I set my 205W to show me the satellite view while driving to customer's today. With a good lock on 10 to 11 sats I was seeing between 11 & 20 feet. What's your best?

Next Generation GPS gadgets

They should have checked here before writing this column. We could have contributed to it.... smile


Always on the Road Knowing where I've Been

Forum post sort order-newest first?

All of the forum posts are from oldest to newest. Some of the older threads are a couple of years old and you have to, at the very least, scroll to the bottom and take the highest page number (each time) to get to the new posts.

Rich Nuvi 255W, 2597LMT

map update for 3790t

i just downloaded 2011.3 to my computer and it shows up in mapsource.......question now how do i get it to update my unit .......or was i suppose to download it to both devices at the same time......i never did any update like this before.......hope i can trasfer it to my unit,,,,, it took over 4 hours to get it on my computer.............tks in avance