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Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 3rd, 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


Has anyone tried Geoscouting? According to the above linked website, three or so waypoints are pre-programmed into the scout's GPS unit, and the scout follows the arrow of the GPS unit to experience "the thrill of the find."

Vince Nuvi 350

Google Maps LatLong

I did a quick search but didn't find a thread on this so my apologies if it's been mentioned already.

Are you ready for a GPS app store?


in part, it says....
It’s the hottest thing to come along in the tech world since blogging: The app store. And soon you might just have an app store for every gadget in your arsenal.

What do you think??

Always on the Road Knowing where I've Been

From Red Light Cameras to Satellite tracking

Just when some have figured out how to keep track of Cameras and speed traps are the Brits have come up with Satellite tracking


POI Stuff

I'm new here so a few questions:

1. Where does the location data (lat, lon) come from? I ask because I'm an RVer and have made files for Flying J, TA, Petro, and Pilot. It ain't easy, and I appreciate the effort.

Computer glitches in Toyota cars

Makes one wonder where Toyota got its programmers?




It's either that or they are the same ones responsible for the routing engines in our units.

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Class action lawsuit challenges Knoxville's red light cameras

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A class action lawsuit filed in chancery court challenges Knoxville's red light ordinance for a three year period.

The attorney in the case, Robert Pryor, argues that the city's ordinance violated the state constitution from February 1, 2005, when Knoxville passed its ordinance, through July 1, 2008.

Have Your POI Interests Changed Since You Joined POI Factory? (And, If So, Why and How?)

I have been thinking about this lately because I have been using my Garmin Nuvifone G60 as both a cell phone and GPS automobile navigator for the past several months now. Prior to that the Garmin StreetPilot 2730 was my day to day GPS workhorse. With the 2730 I would find myself looking at Custom POI files that I had downloaded for gas stations, restaurants, stores, etc.

GPS Updates

Does anyone know if the newly constructed exchange on I95 and the Baltimore Beltway have been updated in the new versions for our GPS?


can we move poi files

can we move poi files together after they have been posted.( keep alike files together )


How do I post on the Chit Chat Thread.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

31 Cents Scoop night at Baskin Robbins 04/28/10

Just wanted to let you all know about this:


Jon is taking the kids to get theirs.

Miss POI

Science Explained: How does sat-nav work?



How does sat-nav work?

Professor Cathryn Mitchell from the University of Bath explains as she finds herself navigating around London.

thankyou miss poi

thankyou for all your hard work

New FAQ for Forum Rules

I have created a new FAQ page that describes POI Factory’s guidelines for the forums. There is a link to the FAQ below.

I decided to do this because there has been some negativity in the forums lately, and it is time to do some spring cleaning. There has been a lot of political debate, which becomes heated and disruptive to the community. I have also seen new people treated rudely.

Contributors of the Week 2010-04-19

This week we are recognizing Mahoney.

This week you took on the huge task of documenting all the McDonald Play Places. Not only did you make a separate file but you also edited the original file.

You are amazing and we are so lucky to have you as one of our major contributors.

Thanks again for all that you do around here.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 26th, 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