Welcome / open talk


A shout-out to the truckers!

I'm relatively new to the site, and I just wanted to thank the truckers who've posted POIs. In addition to transporting the goods we all use everyday, you're also giving us some great tools to use with our GPS.

"Good posts are usually published within 24 hours

Why is this message showing when I try to post a reply?

Have my posts been offensive? Or poorly written? What is the criteria to be a "good" post?

Server Move - Jan 20, 2011

POI Factory is moving to a new server this evening.

Starting around 11:30pm Eastern, the site will be unavailable for a couple of hours during the transfer process; and it may take a while longer for your Internet service provider to receive our new IP address.



Garmin Poi Loader

As of 01/14/2011 Garmin updated their poi loader from version 2.5.4 to version 2.6.0.I downloaded this poi loader today.I then loaded my favorites from POI Factory to my Garmin 1450 GPS,while these files were loading it said 4 0f the files I was downloading were corrupt and ask me if I still wanted to keep loading the files I clicked on the link to tell it yes.After the files were loaded,I deleted

Defense Department May Cause Temporary GPS Interruptions

FAA warns of ongoing GPS issues in southeastern US due to Defense Department 'tests'


Off the wall question...

This looks like a great site for updating POIs in a GPS unit. However, the Magellan 1470 that we have doesn't allow importation of POI files.

I'm especially interested in the Walmart/Sam's Club and WiFi sites besides the low clearance one, but everything seems to either be in .csv or .ov2 format.

Dee in FL

POI-Factory Membership

By my calculations POI-Factory is less than 650 members away from a quarter of one million. WOW!

"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

Street Atas USA 2010 Plus Phone Extract 1000 Record Limit

I'm new to POI Factory...I'm looking for Street Atlas users. In SA 2009, we were able to get into the script and change the 1000 record limit. Has anyone heard if this has been done in SA 2010 Plus? I'm very sad that my computer crashed and I no longer have access to SA 2009.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Contributors of the Week 2011-01-10

This week we are recognizing Gary A.

Gary A has been around the Factory for almost 3 years now. He is a dedicated member of this community and someone we all enjoy having around the forums.

He brings great humor to our lives and is always ready to lend a hand when I need one.

Thanks for all you do Gary A.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 17th, 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


How many of you all use Panoramio to upload photos or download photos as a destination source?

What Navigation Challenges Need To Be Addresses Now Or In The Near Future?

As post in the subject line, I have been thinking about navigation challenges and the two that come immediately to my mind are:

-Indoor Navigation

-Keeping Data Current

For example, last week I was in a very large multiple story building and I was thinking that the navigation function on my Android phone might be helpful for getting around inside.

Red Light Cameras

In this mornings Saint Petersburg Times headline reads City moves ahead with camera plan.It is full speed ahead to install cameras at 20 crash prone intersections.May take up to 6 months to get the cameras working could be 30 to 60 days if they piggy back the cameras.$8,000,000 could raised they say only 1 councilman out of 9 disagreed with going ahead with the cameras.


Noticed some of the POI pages have icons and sound downloads. How are these associated with the locations in the GPS? meaning if I download the sounds and icons for walmarts, how will my gps know to use those for walmarts only?

My Blackberry is not working

"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Just curious

POI Factory recognizes its top contributors of 2009

Miss Poi listed the top contributors for 2009, will she do it again for 2010?

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

Warning: Your Personal Info Maybe Listed Here (spokeo)

Here's a site called www.spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on Face Book or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. Remove yourself by searching your name, find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself.

Looking for a place to go this summer? Try Oshkosh, WI, July 20-26, 2015. The largest gathering of aircraft in the world. http://www.airventure.org/index.html

TomTom Go Live 2505 M

A new TomTom unit has been introduced at the CES in Las Vegas and it will be out around mid 2011.It has live update and is Google enabled like the Garmin Nulink 1695.

beer on tap

just visited Penny Lane in San Marcos CA lots of English / Irish Beers on tap others in bottle not sure I like the food good but high fat? could not sample very much, limit for driving.


Howdy, I'm new here and I just wanted to extend a hello to everyone on this forum. I hope to be able to contribute as well as find some things that I will be able to use. Everyone have a good one and I'll be by later on, B.I.L.B..

Nothing like a quick shot of intense pain to sharpen the wits !