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Contributors of the Week 2012-01-30

This week we're recognizing bwarden for his ongoing maintenance of the TriMet files. For years, he's maintained several files with transit details covering the Portland metropolitian area. His outstanding work on these files has even earned POI Factory a mention on the official TriMet web site.

Thanks for the great work!!


Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 6, 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.


Houston Texas

Will be heading through Houston in the next few weeks, looking at staying west side of town. What is a good area for an over night stay.

POI files doubling up in Garmin Nuvi 1490 using POI loader

For some reason when I save my poi's into my computer and then install into my Nuvi 1490 they double up . I have 2 installs of my files??

Is GPS All in Our Head?

And now for Something Completely Different !

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


Febuary Birthdays 2012

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

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Red Light Cameras Ticketing Drivers Who Stop at Lights

This frightening for motorist because most city that not produce desire high revenue of RLC camera that they hope for. The Toyota Prius was given a RLC ticket for stopping pass the line.


Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Contributors of the Week 2012-01-23

This week we're recognizing Spokybob. He consistently active in the forums, greeting new users and helping keep things fresh by sharing interesting news articles.

Thanks, spokybob!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 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.


Microsoft Patents 'Unsafe Neighborhood' GPS Avoidance Feature.



Microsoft just got a patent approved for a avoiding unsafe neighborhoods when navigating via GPS. According to Microsoft, the feature is specifically aimed at pedestrian travelers, and factors conditions such as weather, terrain, and "security information" (read: crime statistics).

10 people killed on I-75

One thing I wish it was added to the GPD traffic alert service is the ability to display Amber Alert for the road you are traveling, this may have prevented some of the dead near Gainsville or in similar road accidents cause by dense fog or smoke.

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

Deleting all maps in a Garmin 250W

Can all the maps in a Garmin be deleted so i can install the complete 2011 or later maps? As of now i have all of 2009 North America maps and the eastern USA and Canada maps.When i open up my files it does not show 2009 maps but in the maps section of the unit i can pick 2009 or 2011.The 2009 is not listed in any program file so how do i get rid of 2009? Thank you.


Standing-up for Your Civil Liberties is Ongoing

Two posts on the forum noted that the Supreme Court ruled that a search warrant was required to place a GPS device on a person's car.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Lawn Mower DUI


ALEDO, Ill – The estranged husband of an alleged murder victim will spend time in prison for driving a lawn mower.

On Tuesday, January 24th, William “Pete” White, 43, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving with a revoked license.

On July 18th, 2011, White was arrested for driving a riding mower through Viola.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

New Chipotle

Hello Chipotle Mexican Restaurant lovers. Just an update that there is now a Chipotle Restautant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I would add the info, but do not know how to do it. If someone can educate me, let me know at Brad.lafleur@q.com. Tnx.