Welcome / open talk


Just wanted to say hello

I just got my new Nuvi today, and was loading some custom POI and came across this site.

Are there any more sites out there where people share their Custom POI's?

Month of May: Your Favorite Holiday

Trying something new. I want to add for each day all the holidays for each month here.

If you know of any new ones, I would love to hear of them so that they can go into my database for the following years. This should be fun.

I am lookig for holidays and just fun info for each day. So lets all have fun with this!

Ok here is MAY 1st..

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Mother's Day 2012

To all the mothers around the world. "Happy Mother's Day" smile smile

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

May Birthdays 2012

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in May“Happy Birthday and Many More”

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - May 2012

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.


Factory Joke Thread - May 2012

This is the 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....


National Forest Travel Management Garmin maps - and for Android and Apple's i...

Wow, where to start...

The Coconino National Forest Travel Management Plan starts tomorrow in northern Arizona:


Are google map travel distance wrong?

I was looking last night at google map web site I enter several destination that I also have on my GPS and they all come up with the miles travel wrong.For Instace I enter my location to Long Island NY. My Gps show me the distance to be 423.5 miles ..Goggle map it give me 478.4 miles .it show me the same route as describe on my gps same road same exit same bridges to pass. But how can it be 45.

Contributors of the Week 2012-04-21

This week we are recognising t923347 for his assistance in helping people understand the various junction view files and the split screen feature.

Thank you, t923347!


Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 30, 2012

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.


Need help with Extra POI Editor

I had EPE on my desktop. Today I opened it up, but could not make any changes to my files. I kept getting a "DING" noise when I clicked on "New poi" or even an entry I had already saved. As anyone else experianced this?

From CNET: Does It Still Make Sense To Buy A GPS?


They're slimmer, more capable, and more affordable than ever before, but should you bother buying one when your smartphone can get you where you're going?

Walk the dog

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

Traffic Updates - are they ever accurate?

From the several recent GPS's capable of traffic updates that I had in the recent 5 years or so, I've got an impression that their information is inaccurate in about 90%.

Updating the Choice Hotels file

I am planning a trip to Dollywood in August. While going through the Choicehotels POI folder, I noticed a few hotel coordinates were off. Also checked some others in Extra POI Editor. Does anyone know how I can contact the maintainer for this file?

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Does it still make sense to buy a GPS?

Does it still make sense to buy a GPS?


What are you thoughts after reading the article?

Travel info

I am looking for the half way point to Lorton Virginia from Ottawa, Ontario and maybe some motel suggestion for a family.



Using GPS Beyond Simple Navigation

I have been a scanner owner for a number of years as well as a GPS user for several years now. I have been interested by the Uniden Home Patrol HP-1 that has the ability to connect to a GPS to select radio frequencies and talkgroups for monitoring. Which leads me to this post. Does anybody here see any other opportunities to use GPS for similar applications in other areas?


Have been having a problem lately for the past two days.
When I try to log in, my pasword is not accepted and have had to request a new log-in.
I have set both password and confirmation and each time I log out and try to re log-in, it is not accepted. I have removed all previous cookies from poi-factory, so will retry and see what happens.
Cross my fingers..
Anyone else having similar problem?


Surfers and downloaders beware

The U.S. government just broke up a real humdinger of a scam.

The scammers created a virus that would turn off your virus updates and it would re-direct your browser to their servers that in turn would direct you to bogus sites that were loaded with ads that they got money for - whether you clicked on them or not.

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