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Contributors of the Week 2010-11-15

This week we are recognizing Gravecare for his fantastic new Tutorial on using POI Loader. Here is a link: http://gravesitebusiness.com/blog/2010/11/find-cemeteries-wi...

I have been asking for a POI Loader video from the community for years now and I am so happy that we finally have one.

I will be linking this to our FAQ area.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 22nd 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

Countdown Yellow Traffic Light Design

What do you think of this new traffic light design which features an hourglass with countdown yellow lights to give the driver a better sense of when, exactly, a traffic light will go red?

JMoo On

Do you remember where you were 47 years . . .

Do you remember where you were 47 years ago Monday? President John F. Kennedy's assassination. (Third hour English Class.)

Looking for a place to go this summer? Try Oshkosh, WI, July 20-26, 2015. The largest gathering of aircraft in the world. http://www.airventure.org/index.html

Thanks for the rest area poi.

This is great. I've wanted something like this for a long time.

Inexpensive Netbooks And Navigating

It looks like there are several inexpensive netbooks available right, some even under $100. Would any of these be suitable to load GPS software onto and connect a GPS receiver or are all of these just a waste of money?

Small lights/motion detectors above traffic signals

A friend of mine asked what are the small lights above or below the traffic signals? Looks like they could be motion sensors or something that EMS could activate by turning light to Green for them.

Sand Glass traffic light concept

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

warning when using open wifi while traveling

A lot of us use coffee shops, hotel open wifi networks while on the road.

Unfortunately there is a new hacking too called "Firesheep" that can let anyone with Firefox and this add-on to read, intercept and control any unencrypted web pages you are reading.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

TSA Sexual Assault

Is it legal to sexually harass someone as long as you're a TSA agent?


TSA to investigate body scan resister

If I understand this correctly, air travelers options are:
- expose ourselves to a small dose of radiation or

Are you ready for holiday travel?

We're doing a road trip for the holidays. I just updated the POI files for my TomTom and Garmin units.

That along with my Android phones as GPS should ensure we don't get lost LOL.

Plus I went to AAA and got several paper maps for the areas we're going to.

I'm ready for road trip, holiday style!!

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

I knew this was bound to happen

I just found the following on MSN. Kind of interesting, don't you think? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40138522/ns/health-mental_health...

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Contributors of the Week 2010-11-08

This week we are recognizing Bakroder for his contribution of Football Stadium files over the last few months. I can imagine that it is very helpful for you sports fans when you are traveling to cities to support your home team.

Thank you so much for all your hard work on these projects. To see the list go to this link: http://www.poi-factory.com/user/237802

Miss POI

GPS addict? It may be eroding your brain!

Ran across this while doing a news surf this morning.


Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 15th 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

Stolen GPS units end up reinstalled by unwitting dealers

Okay, this is interesting...

Have your in-dash GPS stolen, then reinstalled by a car dealership....


Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

$45 GPS

Heads up. Woot is offering a Motorola GPS for $45. Probably a discontinued item but the price is hard to beat. http://www.woot.com/

For those not familiar with Woot, the company offers one item for sale each day (unless there's a special Woot-Off going on) and it's only available until sold out.


Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X


The Act Of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

And may we ever pray

" Lord God of Hosts,
Be with us yet,
Lest we forget,
Lest we forget."

p s Thank a Vet or better yet buy them a coffee, sit down and listen to their story.

All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Highway Speed Limits

I recently went to Myrtle Beach and we ran into several, unusually slow speed limits, when it did not seem warranted. We figured it was done to generate money for the local police.

Does anyone know of a website that would should the speeds of any particular stretch of highway? My NUVI 350 does not show this info.



This should raise the collective POI Factory blood pressure. It's called ASSET (Advanced Safety and driver Support for Essential road Transit.) A trailer equipped with multiple cameras, radar etc. that could bust a motorist for five or more infractions at a time. Details here: http://dvice.com/archives/2010/11/big-brother-tra.php

Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X