Welcome / open talk


Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 31st, 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

Death By GPS

There seems to be a problem with commonsense these days leading to some very sad endings.


Nationwide Kayak and Canoe Launch Sites


Paddling.net has launched a mapping project for canoe and kayak launch sites using Google Maps at http://www.paddling.net/launches/. Contributors are asked to add missing launch sites.

Does anyone know how to extract the sites from this or similar Google Maps into a GPS file of any flavor that can then be translated into other formats?

DOCSIS 3.0 Wired Routers

I am about to get a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem (Motorola SURFboard SB6120). My current modem, which is not DOCSIS 3.0 compatible, is connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 wired router. That router is not compatible with the speeds of 3.0.

dirs did not work

i made sub dirs on my computer ie, truckstops, highway exits, when i run poi loader and select the main folder where the two dirs are it loads them ok but when i look at the unit where to,extras pois they are all still lumped together...im looking to do something like when you go to where to,auto services,(it gives you catagories to choose from ie rent,repair,carwash.

Anybody Else having this problem with Downloading POI Files

When I download files from My Favorite Files, it seems that I have no problem downloading the first file. When I try to download the next file I have been getting the following message:

"Unable to download "(poi.csv)" from www.poi.factory.com
Unable to open this internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found"

Too Much Snow


Between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning we had around 4 inches of snow that hardened into a slippery mess. We had some flurries for most of the rest of Wednesday and then the proverbial you-know-what hit the fan. From around 7:00 PM Wednesday night through Thursday morning we had another 10 inches of snow.

Old, obsolete, and non maintained poi's

There seems to be a fair amount of poi files that are either obsolete or not maintained any more.

I suggest that the pois that are no longer used and updated be removed from the site. An example of these pois would be the individual rest area pois that are now combined in to the "rest areas combined file".

Nuvi 2460LMT and 1350.

speed cameras

I don't know if anyone has seen this yet but a recent court case in Alberta .Canada for a person crawling through an intersection was ticketed for 143 km /hr ,the camera was deemed incorrect and now all tickets issued will have to be refunded (about 13 million dollars).The camera system is now under study about it's continued use.


Sony NGP, new competition for GPS makers

How do dedicated GPS makers plan to compete against continued incursions into their turf? Sony is planning to put a built-in GPS into its next generation handheld gaming system, the NGP.

JMoo On

Wednesday morning funnies...

Brings a tear of joy to my eyes...


Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Recording cops is illegal

Eavesdropping Laws Mean That Turning On an Audio Recorder Could Send You to Prison:

As the driver said ------------------------

Something you do want to see in your windshield


All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Headphones kill people!

Honestly, it's not my idea. When those drivers-killers were distracting those "caring" lawmakers there is other group of people that are danger to society, and especially themselves. So they will be protected at all cost. So far they were flying under radar but finally that will end thanks to our Brave New World politicians.

What is it all about? It goes like this:

Speeders in Edmonton get $12.3M in refunds


Concerns over the reliability of Edmonton's intersection safety cameras have prompted the province to announce a refund on more than 100,000 paid "Speed on Green" tickets issued back to November 2009.

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

Contributors of the Week 2011-01-17

This week we are recognizing MikeSch.

This user was very helpful in helping me with the update to the Orlando Florida red light cameras that will go live this week.

Thanks for going the extra mile for us MikeSch.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 24th, 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

anyone rent RVs for vacation?

I've never driven or even been in RVs. I was watching an RV show on Travel Channel, and thought it might be fun to rent an RV for a week long driving vacation.

The RV show said there are class A - big / expensive, Class C - smaller truck-based RVs, and class B - smallest van based RVs.

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

help with dir structure

im a trucker and have alot of pois files 300+ my question is when they are loaded they all go into one big file .....question can i make dirs IE state hwys,trk stops...etc then load them to my unit while keeping the dir structure?????so instead of having 300 sepret entres i could have lets say 20...... tks also ive been reading about all the members here....

Garmin Voices

Does anyone have a suggestion or comment about voices for the Garmin? What about the KITT voice or PIG Tones voices? Are they decent and do they speak street names?