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Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 26th, 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.


POI Factory Outages 9/26/2011

POI Factory was offline for a while today due to a network outage at our hosting company. The outage started around 9 am eastern and lasted approximately two hours.

EDIT: A second outage started around 1:45 pm eastern and lasted approximately 1.75 hours.

Sorry for the troubles.

Jonathan (aka JM)

new password

Just got the following email:

Don B,

A request to reset the password for your account has been made at POI Factory.

You can log in to www.poi-factory.com by clicking on this link or copying and pasting it in your browser:


After you get logged in, you can visit your account page to change your password.


Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Improving GPS Accuracy When Recording Locations

I have tended to take three coordinate readings for locations being recorded in a POI file and averaging the results. Any thoughts on whether that is a worthwhile approach?

Another thought, you can drop a latitude/longitude marker in Google maps. But I have often wondered how accurate the GPS coordinates are in Google maps. So far I have not observed any discernible discrepancy.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Red Light Legal Problem in my state

It would seem that Bluff City failed to follow new state law that went into effect in July. The new law sets a minimum distance for a change in speed limits before a red light camera.


Sad to admit, but this looks like interest in revenue.

OnStar Will Sell User Data

If you have an OnStar system in your vehicle you may want to disconnect it pretty soon. OnStar will begin selling user data!!!! And cancelling your service won't stop the data collection, you have to actually deactivate the data connection.


LightSquared proposes 'simple, affordable solution' to that pesky GPS interference issue

We'll have to find out more about this.


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

Travelling on I-77 on Columbus Day

We are looking at a trip to Savannah and would expect to be driving along I-90 and I-77 on Columbus Day.

This will take us through Pennsylvania and West Virginia, that day. This is the Canadian Thanksgiving, so we have an idea what to expect in Canada. Unfortunately we have no idea if this is considered an extra busy travel day for our American friends in this part of the country.


Who says that classical music is boring?

This was sent to me and it is Good. Hope everyone enjoys it.



johnm405 660 & MSS&T

When traveling to Alaska is best to fly

If you are going to Alaska from the lower 48 it is best to fly or have a large bank account just in case.

Just found this at the US State Dept website:

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

Contributors of the Week 2011-09-12

This week we're recognizing jgermann & Strephon_Alkhalikoi.

Both are regular contributors who've recently shared some thoughtful posts in the the forums.

It can be tricky at times to keep the dialogue productive, particularly when there are differences in opinion or strong feelings involved.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 18th, 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.


Garmin Launches New Portable EFB 796

Some of you might be interested.. while others may not.



I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

MAC Lion and Roadtrip


Has any one used Roadtrip successfully with Mac Lion?


Hello everyone,

Due to a family issue, I was away from here about 6 months. Now,,,,,,,, I am back. This is a great place.

Street Pilot C340, nuvi 265WT, Mio Moov 300, nuvi 255W, Navigon 2100 (Retired)

DOD Goes After Lightsquared

There's been plenty of discussion on POI Factory about the Lightsquared project. Now the Department of Defense is raising the same (interference) objections mentioned so many times here: http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=65355


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

Rugby World Cupr 2011

The TV coverage for the Rugby World Cup is pretty poor. The USA v. Ireland match was on NBC, as will be the New Zealand v. Canada match and the Final.

Weird(POI Extra)

Had something very unusually happen this morning, I use POI Extra to manipulate files, I went to use it, well Norton Internet security decided it was behaving unusually, and removed it from my PC, this is not the first time I used it, but the first time Norton IS, actually SONAR decided to remove it, didn't ask if that is what I wanted it to do just did it.

Just introducing

Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the site, and new to the world of downloading POI's to my GPS so I just wanted to say hi!

Arizona HOV Lane Access -- Reopened!

Hi All,

Just a heads-up to those who live in Arizona. ADOT has re-opened registration to the next 2500 people who drive pre-approved Hybrids (Toyota Prius and 2 Honda models) to get the Fuel Efficient Vehicle license plates. These give anytime access to the HOV lanes.