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Contributors of the Week 2013-8-12

This week we are recognizing, johnm405!

johnm405 has been a member for over five years.
He’s a regular on the forums and can often be counted on to keep the early birds on their toes in the race for the coveted “first post honor” on the Monday morning Chit Chat thread. He’s participation helps make the community friendly and fun.

Thank you, johnm405!

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 19, 2013

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.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Newbie needs help (MapSource can only read .GPX)

Download of .CSV works ok. Garmin POI Loader makes it a .GPI but MapSource can only read .GPX

What do I do?

Google Earth vs Google Maps

Good day to all members,

Could you kindly tell me do I obvioulsly need to install Google Earth to find coordinates for building my POIs files?

Most of the time, I use Google Maps with the right-click on the place what I want their coordinates.

Google Earth is more, same or less accurate than Google Maps?

What kind of infos you can get more with Google Earth in lieu of Google Maps?

`smoking to or not to do

evil evil Nearly died of pneumonia a while back (2 years) still not back to "normal". Doc says I will not be while cigaretts are around. Laws are in place to prohibit smoking, not enforced, too busy handing out tickets for speeding, both can cause death, of course, but let all smokers to fight pneumonia and see how many continue afterwards. Cigs in England are approw &30 still not enough.

Contributors of the Week 2013-8-05

This week we are recognizing nats50!

Nats50 has been a member of POI Factory for over five and a half years.
This last week he’s created 8 new POI files. While the camera files are what keep this site financial afloat, our general POI files are what keep our diverse user community interested.

Thank you for your continued contributions and dedication to POI Factory!

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 12, 2013

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.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

N.J. man fined $32K for illegal GPS device that disrupted Newark airport system

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Proximity Alerts

Can a proximity alert be increased?

When we are traveling 65-70 miles an hour the proximity alerts do not activate far enough in advance.

Most of the times I have found that they active when the exit has passed or I am right at the exit which makes a safe exit impossible.

As a result most proxity alerts are use less.

Can the distance from an exit or the establiment be increased?

say what?

Quote:

• Reuters and Bloomberg report that Harbinger Capital Partners sued Deere & Co., Garmin International Inc., and Trimble Navigation Ltd. The Bloomberg article notes that the companies are accused of failing to disclose that Harbinger's LightSquared venture would interfere with their products, according to a complaint filed today in federal court in Manhattan.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. - A. Lincoln

Monthly GPS Deals - Aug. 2013

Magellan RoadMate 2136T-LM, 4.3" Portable GPS w/ Touch Screen, Lifetime Maps & Traffic Updates(Refurbished) for for $49.99 at:
1saleaday.com! Only 11 hours left on this deal.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley" Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T

Contributors of the Week 2013-7-29

This week we would like to recognize the people who sent in new camera info in the last week.

Abin
telserv_ca
Sarge595
jhunter421
adcusnret
Filster15
Rockville Stan

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of August 5, 2013

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.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

The most interesting man in the world:

Doesn’t need Lifetime Traffic. When he heads down a road traffic parts before him, just to see him pass.

Doesn’t dl POIs. Wherever he goes that becomes the most interesting place to be.

When he calls Garmin, Garmin picks up the phone. After all he just might launch his own GPS Satellite system.

Monthly Products Recommendations (August 2013)

Rather than having multiple threads, like these:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/39232
http://www.monstercable.com/screenclean/monster_screenclean....

We thought we would merge the monthly GPS Deals/ Bargains and add recommendations.

Please feel free to share any legitimate recommendations for products that might be helpful to our user community.

Remember, sharing is caring!

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Factory Joke Thread – August 2013

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.

Please read the forum rules before posting.
Have fun....

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? – August 2013

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.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Students Spoofed GPS Signals, Hijacked $80 Million Yacht

Looks like threats to GPS navigation are more susceptible to spoofing than from jamming the signals. Drones and vessels at sea are certainly targets, as the article describes, but of more immediate potential impact IMO might be Google's driverless mapping vehicles roaming our streets and highways.

Contributors of the Week 2013-7-22

This week we are recognizing, Juggernaut!

Juggernaut has been a member of POI Factory for over five years.
He’s a frequent contributor to a variety of forum discussions and, as I’ve mentioned before, I just love his bouncing elephant avatar.

Hope the elephant doesn’t get jealous of your COW. razz

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of July 29, 2013

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.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham
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