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Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 14th, 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

Another Reason To Wear Motorcycle Helmet.

I know there are a few of us motorcycle riders that have GPS so I thought I would share what I was told today by an lawyer and part time Judge for traffic volations. In the Phoenix area he said any PHOTO radar pictures of people with helmet and face shield that cant' be identified can't be prosocuted.

Nuvi 750 And a 2006 Star Venture between my legs.

For what kinds of POIs do you use alerts

Just getting started with adding POIs to my Garmin 765. I've already added the Rest Areas and I really like the idea of proximity alerts for things like that, but I'm curious about what kinds of POIs people are using proximity alerts for? Or, for that matter, when you might use the alert based on speed, as the option in POILoader allows you to configure.

New Costco Location

One about 6 months old in southern Maryland. Just passed by it yesterday off route 301.

The coordinates are:
N 38 degrees 40.235 min
W 76 degrees 52.387 min

It doesn't exist in the databases I have for Costco. It includes a gas station.

Hope this helps.



Attention duffers - the Brooklyn, NY Attractions file has been updated with 2 new entries: Dyker Beach Golf Course and Marine Park Golf Course. Both locations are 18 hole facilities. Thanks go to ALANROBIN1 for the coordinates!

Mike 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.

New Purchase

Just bought a Garmin 1350 at Costco for $129.99 (free shipping). That's a heck of a lot cheaper than what I paid $350 + shipping for my 3 year old Nuvi 350.

Hope this one works out as well, but if it doesn't, I very much like Costco's return policy.

Anything I need to on the look for???


New to the POI Factory - Just saying Hello

I have been using nav systems since the late 70's (yes I am a dinosaur) remember Loran C? How about Loran A?

HUD (Heads Up Display)

Springteq (springteq.com) has announced a HUD for GPS systems. Looks like it could be a nice feature.

2 links with info -


World Cup Soccer

Its time for the World Cup Soccer Again.
Its a long shot but my first choice -USA
2nd Is Italia.
Who do you think will win the Cup?

Windmill Question.

Yea. After 46 weeks I got a windmill! Now, the question.

To maintain active status one must "post". Does this mean creating a new "post" or simply responding to one that already exists?


Driving while programming.

From the WSOCTV website in SC. I wonder why they listed his home address:

[BELMONT, N.C. -- Our newspaper partner, The Gaston Gazette, is reporting that state troopers stopped a distracted driver who blazed through Belmont at 102 mph while a 4-year-old girl slept in the backseat of his sport utility vehicle early Saturday.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Flying J Travel Center Excel File

I searched the forum for information concerning Flying J providing a complete list of their travel plazas, but only found information concerning the evolution of the current file at POI factory.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

Contributors of the Week 2010-05-31

This week we are recognizing Mbrun for his Counties and County Seats Project. Here is a link to his list of files: http://www.poi-factory.com/user/199150

In his description of all of his files he states the following:

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 7th, 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

The Sun Awakens

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

Canada's Highways

Just drove from Fairbanks, AK to Seattle. Canada's highways are scarry! Especially highway 37!

Message from my Police Department

We get the occasional email from our PD concering crime and safety issues. Good advice for all.

- - - - -
Advisory Message has been issued by the Police Department.

Friday June 4, 2010 11:32 AM CDT

Car burglary pattern-Most cars unlocked! GPS, laptops & stereos taken. Pls lock doors & remove valuables!

Where your detailed info goes?

It seems that problem with red light companies can do more then just give a tickets. This one comes from Florida:

Highways in New Mexico

I've spent the last few days driving around New Mexico - Santa Fe, Los Alamos, down to Roswell and now Carlsbad. The trip has been quite enjoyable as I haven't been this way before.