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POI Factory Newbee

Wow this site is AWESOME.I was looking to get radar detector so I could check the red light and speed cameras on the road,a 50.00 mistake. Anyway this site and POI downloader made it easy for me to search and load all the files I would ever need.
Thank You POI Factory

Always keep the Rubber on the Downside

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - January 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 - January 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....


Moderator GlobeTurtle

I'm pleased to announce that Angela (aka GlobeTurtle) is joining me as a co-moderator for the web site. She's been watching the site for a few weeks and now officially starts assisting with some of the day-to-day responsibilites needed to keep things running smoothly.

Welcome to the site, Angela!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Thought I had my 250W sold...LOL

k, well I bought a couple of nuvi's on our Boxing Day Sales so I put my nuvi 250W up for sale on kiijii. Typical emails saying I am interested that lead to zilch, than a guy today who sets up a meeting with me to buy it. Calls me on my way down says I am $20 short I will go home to get money from my kid (odd in itself unless it is for this kid).

GARMIN nuvi2350LMT...

10 most ridiculous lawsuits 2011

"The top ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2011 are:

•Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police

•Man illegally brings gun into bar, gets injured in a fight, then sues bar for not searching him for a weapon

•Young adults sue mother for sending cards without gifts and playing favorites

•Woman disagrees with store over 80-cent refund, sues for $5 million

"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Contributors of the Year for 2011...

Well, the votes are tallied and the top slots go to two very worthy members of our community:

Turboccc and Mahoney!!!

January Birthdays - 2012

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

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

What is a COW Award, and how do I get one?

Most of us know the answer to this one. Some don't and that's a good reason to post it. But how do you find out who got one? No, i'm not clicking each week, i'll be here all day. I got one of these. When? No idea, didn't write it down. JM?

nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Puerto Rico

Planning to go to Puerto Rico for some recreation. Checked my Nuvi 350 & 1350. No updates in several years on each. The 350 shows much more details of road, say around Arecibo than the 1350, as well as the rest of the country. Wonder why the newer model by several years is poorer in map detail.

finding old site

Nothing like getting a NEW TomTom VIA after Christmas, and having to re-learn everything, to get it set-up like Garmin was.
At-Least I rememberd this site, and my log-in. Now I guess I get to play on this site again.
HELLO ALL, It's good to see some old faces on here, I guess I missed this place (A Little)


Remember me button

I would like to see a "Remember me button". Sometimes I have to close the site up and it would be nice to get back in without logging in.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Hope to help the cause

As i am new to this site, I have had some experience creating databases and map objects for first responders all over the country.

I am an EPA/NOAA CAMEO Instructor and currently work as an adjunct instructor for LSU.

We have a tremendous amont of data that gets generated for classes and would love to have a clearinghouse here amongst your sets.

E. Stefan Coutoulakis Exeter, RI EMA Director EPA/NOAA Cameo Instructor


Just got a garmin 3790 for christmas and trying to find interesting this to do with it.

the whole poi thing sounds cool..beside the red light cams of course..

what are some of the popular ones?

Sears and Kmart Closure List

Speed Cameras in Montgomery County, MD

If I heard correctly on the evening news today, speed cameras are expected to increase from 22 to 72 in early 2012. I guess the County needs more revenue. I also heard that some old cameras would be retrofitted to operated with Lidar rather than radar.

Can anybody confirm what I heard?


CES 2012

CES 2012 is less than a month away now. What GPS or other electronic devices would you like to see announced?

I got a NUVI 40 for xmas.. Want to know...

If I should just keep it or upgrade it to a better one.. Would love to hear your opinion on this!!

Edit: I have now a "Garmin c530" and love it by the way!

I need to move up in the world I guess!

THanks in advance

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

R.I.P Cheetah

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2012

I sure hope you don't eat Kellogg’s Corn Pops or Nokia phones!

I don't eat or use either of them, so no sweat here!


What does the community think about this?

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.