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Blizzard (2010)

Its another Winter and again we are ready to get hammered by a Blizzard. Here in New York we are expected to get around 12 - 16 inches +.
Hows the weather in your area?

Red light and Speed camera

I JUST INSTALLED Red Light and Speed Cameras onto my nuvi 465t but all the other poi files i had disapeared. any one know any thing about this tell me why

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone. May you have a happy, safe, and blessed day!

How to upload sound and images for GPX

I've created a POI GPX file of Ranger Boat dealerships. I have jpg images of the Google Street View that I've created and a wav and bmp file, but I don't see any way to upload them.

I put them altogether in a zip file but the upload wants only gpx or csv extensions.

Rich Nuvi 255W, 2597LMT

Stand Alone GPS Sales Slump

It looks like Smartphones are taking a toll on stand-alone GPS units. "USA Today" offered this update: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-21-gps21_ST_N.htm

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

Traveling with DC Metro? Get a lawyer

Short time ago there was topic about TSA at airports. And some users advice was to use other means of transportation to avoid checks. In light of this I'd like to say that you can't use DC Metro as well. Because Last Thursday, DC Metro officials announced that "anti-terrorism teams" will immediately begin conducting random bag searches.

Question re Commom Problem

I'm a seasoned traveler, but new to using a GPS device to guide me, and help find points of interest. We have a fairly large rig consisting of a 34' fifth wheel trailer and an F350 Ford diesel dual wheel truck.

Two problems commonly arise traveling with this type rig.

Finding easily accessible service stations having diesel fuel.

P.R. Durden


Happy Solstice!


It was FREEZING out. But well worth it. smile

The down side of geotagging.......

The down side of geotagging.

Has this issue been discussed on the forum?



Contributors of the Week 2010-12-13

This week we are recognizing TheProf and Camping Rivopom.

TheProf, is still a file making machine putting out file after file. He has created 47 new project files in his short 14 weeks and 5 days on the site. I think that you can now consider yourself addicted to this new hobby of yours.

We appreciate the enthusiasm that you have in making everyone's POI file dreams come true.

Project idea etiquette....

I am starting this thread because I keep coming across situations where one person talks about a plan for a project idea and then it shows up in the content bin under a different maintainer.

Sometimes I am not really paying attention to what you guys plan in the forums.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 20th 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

After party plans?

Here's a tongue-in-cheek poke at those who don't take warnings about driving while impaired or being in a public place after over indulging at a party.


While it is from the UK, it could very easily be transported to your locale.

"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

happy holidays 2010

to all have a safe and happy holiday .

An iDevice Christmas

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

Downloading Alert Sounds


I just subscribed to download the speed and red light camera locations and
custom alert sounds. I know how to download the bmp icons but am having a
problem downloading the custom alert sounds. When I click on them, they just
play but I can't see where to download.





I used my TomTom GPS and my HTC Evo GPS on Hawaii. Both worked great. The Evo GPS was amazing though. It had amazing detail, speed, and reception. I was able to get GPS lock 2 levels deep in a concrete parking garage.

I ended up relegating the TomTom GPS to back up duty, while the Evo was my main GPS.

It was fantastic to have such useful tools while traveling in Hawaii!!!

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

2010 Holiday deals....

I figured it was time to make a new thread for all the upcoming deals going on over the next few weeks.

This is not on sale right now but it is on my list of must have items for newer Garmins.

Will POI Files Be Deleted

So far I have downloaded all my poi files into my desktop computer at home and then loaded them to my Garmin 1450,I am on a road trip and I am wondering,I have downloaded update files to my laptop computer if I load the new files into my gps will it delete the previous poi files I have loaded from the desktop computer,or just update the files that need to be updated thank you in advance.

General Maintainers:


In a effort to cut down on over updating our GPS units during all times of the week...

I purpose a NEW systematic change?

As 90% or more of all users update on Wednesday just after

"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy Note Edge