Got back Saturday from a trip to New Orleans, and though I'm a Luddite dinosaur, I'm starting to see the benefit of a smart phone with GPS.
On our way to Pascal's Manale for BBQ shrimp,there was a car overturned on the streetcar tracks. The driver said Napolean Avenue was "a few blocks up there", but we had no idea the distance. A smart phone/GPS would have told us how far we had to go.
This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.
This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.
Voting For 2013 Contributors Of The Year
I just found this.
"Send to car and the new Google Maps
Send to Car will be available soon on the new Google Maps - and we want to make sure you can use the feature as soon as it’s ready. To get the Send to Car feature in the new Google Maps, you need to sign in to your Google Account and save a Send to Car enabled device to that account.
Tonight, I noticed there's new labeling when choosing which file format to download. Formerly, CSV implied Garmin and has always been successful for my Garmin units. Tonight, I'm seeing Garmin associated with GPX and Rand McNally associated with CSV. For example contrast "Rest Areas Combined" with "Truck/RV Fuel Stations" and you'll see what I'm referencing.
How sad that the rich can many times buy their way out.
A 16 year old from a privileged family kills 4 innocent people while driving intoxicated and gets 10 years probation.
Why, because the attorney brings up in defense he was never taught, he was "raised in an environment of privilege that afforded him no understanding of actions and their consequences"
It is time once again for the POI Factory community to select a contributor of the year!
Voting is now in progress and will run until midnight December 31st (Eastern Time).
Voting is open to General Maintainers only.
You have to be a General Maintainer to vote, and you have to be one to get voted for.
Here is a link to a list of all the General Maintainers:
Did the size of the Texas Speed Traps file almost double??? It looked kind of suspicious so I didn't load it.
I'm new to the Dallas-Fort Worth area so I'm leaning on my GPS a lot. I'm also dealing with a lot of construction on the highways. In certain sections of the highway most of the exits will be closed.
Of course, my Garmin GPS even with the most recent maps doesn't know this, so it can take me a long time to finally reach my destination. A lot of luck is involved.
Can anyone tell me
Just go to:
Once there, just enter the address for which you need coordinates for and click the "submit" button.
The results are returned in two formats:
Latitude and Longitude (Decimal) and Latitude and Longitude (ddd.mm.ss)
N = Latitude
W = Longitude
This week we are recognizing, donaldb530!
Donaldb530 has been a member of POI Factory for over five years.
He maintains several files that are consistently in the top five POI files download, such as the WalMart files and Truck/RV fuel stations.
I’m more of a Costco person and donaldb530 maintains that file as well.
This is just a notice, so the comment setting has been disabled.
We will open up voting for Contributor of the Year on Friday!
At that time anyone with General Maintainer status will be able to vote or be voted for this award.
Those members who are new or without General Maintainer status can still participate by commenting in the discussion thread that will be opened.
The Weather Channel’s practice of naming winter storms is:
9. A lot of attention seeking publicity
8. Better than the old school practice such as the Winter of 2010 or Blizzard of 1947.
7. A guaranteed money making idea.
6. Where are they getting these ‘new age’ names anyway?
5. A prelude to them naming heat waves in the summer.
I have som trouble with poiloader and Extra poi editor.
When i try to convert the gpx file i made in EPE poiloader say it is a computor format error in line two in the file.
I used wordpad to open the file and i have some problem to show it here, i try again:
It is -38 degrees Celsius this morning, with a wind chill of -49 Celsius. That's around -56 Fahrenheit for those working in that measurement!
Earlier this week we had a blizzard go through and dump 20 - 30 centimeters of snow. It was so bad the Trans-Canada Highway was closed for almost two days.
Where I can find the poi for the RLC of the south of USA only.???
We are Snow Birds going from Buffalo, NY to Corona, CA for the winter. I want to stop in Tenn and tour a burbon distillary and in Demming MN at the hot springs.
My GOD drive in Houston is crazy, thank I be back in Central Florida. With my new North America 2014-3o map
This week we are recognizing, VersatileGuy!
VersatileGuy is one of our go-to guys for questions regarding TomTom GPS’s.
He has developed and maintains several FAQ’s regarding these units and he maintains over 25 POI files, many of them in CSV & TomTom OV2 as well as Garmin GPX.
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