Welcome / open talk


The Whole Enchilada Tip of the day

If you enjoy eating and not just because you have to here is my tip of the day.

When embarking on a long trip I download several food related files from POI Factory, like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The best Thing I ever Ate and don’t forget the list from restaurants you like, Mexican, Oriental, Italian etc.

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Recent solar flare may disrupt your GPS



On Thursday, the sun unleashed a massive solar flare (see video of the flare and how its effects have been moving toward Earth). Solar flares can disrupt radio communications, including devices that use Global Positioning System technology, such as cell phones, airplanes and car navigation systems.

GPS could be affected by Solar Flares

Recent Solar Flares may cause your GPS to not function properly starting today, and may last for a day or so!



Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

going to explore philly tomorow morning

heading to philly tommorow from ny. wish me luck every one lol

A GPS can take you where You want to go but never where you WANT to be.


This is a GPX file with one point. I created it to make easy to create a GPX file. I have used GPX editor to create it. Any Question you can contact me..

Tapatalk or Forum Runner?

Anyone know if this forum is on tapatalk or forum runner or any of the other forum apps for android?

Nuvi 250W, Nuvi 265W, Nuvi 1350T, Rooted Droid

Illinois Considering Alllowing Motorcycles to Treat Some Red Lights as Stop Signs

Because bikes and cycles are often too light to trip sensors at some lights, there is a bill on the Illinois governor's desk to allow motorcycles to treat red lights as stop signs. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/08/03/proposed-law-would-al...

Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD, 3760 LMT, & 255LMT, - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

thief arrested trying to sell stolen GPS unts


Trying to sell them for $15...wow how prices have fallen.

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

Road Trip! (NJ / Las Vegas)

Hey all, i know this isn't very gps related but i need advice on travelling as im sure many of you have differing opinion. I'm going from Southern NJ to Las Vegas in a mini van. Yes i know it is a long ride...Ive traveled cross continental before and am very familiar with the interstates my 3 options for getting to Vegas are I-40, 70, and 80.

Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS

New GPS accurate to the inch even without satellite ("LocataLites")

Here's a story about "LocataLites" or GPS units that are accurate to a few centimeters even in places where satellite signals are blocked. This could be the next generation of GPS.


Brent - 3597LMTHD

Contributors of the week 2011-07-25

This week we are recognizing JFCTexas. Thank you so much for doing such a great job managing your projects.

You are truly appreciated here.

Miss POI

August Birthdays 2011

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in Aug, " Happy Birthday and Many More" smile

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 1st, 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

POI Factory Joke Thread - August 2011

This is the new official POI Factory Joke thread. It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Have fun....

Miss POI

Geocaching goes mainstream?

Well, I never thought that our small local paper would publish an article on GPSs, let alone Geocaching.

But there it was yesterday, on the front page no less.



Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

red light cameras

It looks like Los Angeles will be getting rid of it`s red light cameras .

Time is never wasted...It is improperly used .

August long weekend gas price increase

Gas went up 9 cents a liter here in 8 hours in 'celebration' (kak!) of the August 1st holiday. It's 1.339 per liter from 1.249.

How do these people get away with this year after year? I can only say GOOD as it keeps the Alberta tourists away!

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Rest Area File

Prior to leaving on a 1500 mile trip with our RV, I updated my Rest Area POI. Prior to doing this, I was receiving a notification of a Rest Area two miles out. After downloading the updated version I received no alerts. When I went to "Extras" the Rest Area POI file was there and if I went to a specific RA, it did show that the POI did have an alert setting.

What did I do wrong?

Contributors of the Week 2011-07-18

This week we are recognizing ShenanigansNZ.

Thank you so much for all of your humor and tech support in the forums this week. You rock!!!

Miss POI

Calculated distance to a POI

This topic has probably been discussed before.

If it has I apologize, if it has not, I hope someone finds it useful.

I've been on a quest...

The quest was on how to enhance the contents of POI csv files so the POI's descriptions would, in addition to name, address, phone etc, it would also have things like coordinates and distance between my house and each location.