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Contributors of the Week 2014-01-01

This week we are recognizing Bob.Sedona!

Bob.Sedona has been a member for several years but just recently joined the ranks of the file maintainers. Not only did he take over a couple of abandoned files (Rosati’s & UNO Chicago Grill), but he also submitted the new Heritage Steam Railroads And Scenic Trains file.

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

Low Clearance POI

Is there a "Low Clearance" available for RVers to load on to my Garmin? If so, how do I find it? Did a search but nothing popped up.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of January 6, 2014

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

Happy New Year to All

Wishing Everyone a Prosperous and Happy New Year!!

Friday morning service outage - 1/3/2014

POI Factory was unavailable for a little while this morning due to network troubles at our web hosting facility.

The problem lasted about an hour and was resolved just before 1:00 pm Eastern (10:00 am Pacific).

The failure was traced to an electrical problem in the data center, which disabled a network switch and interrupted our connection to the Internet.

Jonathan (aka JM)

Winter Storm Hercules

How much snow are you getting from this storm in your
Area ? New York --> 6 to 10 inches.

Factory Joke Thread – January 2014

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? – January 2014

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used 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

Contributor of the Year 2013

Voting has ended, and our general maintainers have selected jgermann as POI Factory's contributor of the year for 2013.

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

Happy New Year to all

¡El Feliz Año Nuevo para todo! A Happy New Year to all!

May the best of 2013, be the worst of 2014 for you!

Saludos de Mexico.

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Nuvi 855LMT and Nuvi 3790LMT

Need help from FAQ Authors

An "Index" to all of our FAQs/Pages/Reference has recently been added.

see http://www.poi-factory.com/faq/index

One of the purposes of the Index is to allow a user to find pertinent information regardless of whether or not the "Tag" that might describe the information appears in the title of the FAQ itself.

New Year's Resolutions 2014

Only one day left to vote for Contributor of the Year!

While we await the results…

Please share we us your New Year’s Resolutions, goals, lifestyle betterment plan, etc..

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

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of December 30, 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

Voting For 2013 Contributors Of The Year
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41720

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

Pennsylvania raises fees

Pennsylvania has raised fees and fines for several traffic offenses.

Fines, fees and penalties

John Finnerty Meadville Tribune wrote:

Pennsylvania will levy a surcharge on fines, fees and penalties for driving offenses under the new transportation plan. Increases will touch everything from fines for passing a stopped school bus to fines for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Hello, I'm new here.

Hi everyone. I'm pretty much a new user here, but I happened to come across this site and found it to be very interesting and useful; it's great how people make these files so you don't have to pay for a map upgrade to keep your GPS up-to-date; I was one of the people who didn't want to pay for a map update, so as time went by my Magellan SE4 became way out-of-date.

Personal Navigation Devices (PND's) versus Cell Phone GPS apps

I'm guessing that PND's will always be around for car navigation.

The cons of cell phones for navigation include the smaller size of the screen, less accurate routing, unreliable cell tower service, tying up the phone while the app is running, and the cost for the app.

And as far as I know, you can't save your own POI's in the phone as you pass a location. Maybe I'm wrong about this.

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Amazing GPS: I once was lost but now am found.

Suggestion for POI Contributors regarding changes

When you update your POI files please remember to update the POI's LOGBOOK so the change history can be noted. OR alternatively, please note the change within the text of the POI file node.

This makes it easy for everyone to decide if the new POI is worthy of a download. If just one minor change was made I often don't download the file.

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Amazing GPS: I once was lost but now am found.

GPS is new tool to help police crack cases, but critics worry about privacy

I have posted this here just an case anybody here is interested in the non-navigation aspects of GPS. Merry Christmas!

http://www.startribune.com/local/east/237206511.html?page=al...

But critics worry about privacy — when, where and how it’s used by law enforcement officers.

Monthly Bargains/Recommendations (December 2013)

50$ iTunes card for 39$ at Walmart in Canada. Sale starts at 1pm on boxing day till December 31st but they do state there are limited quantities.

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

No COW this week. Instead: Holiday Survival

Since Contributor of the Year voting is underway, I will not be posting a COW for this week.

This week I’d like to hear about how you either celebrate or endure the holiday season.

Are there family traditions that you enjoy or do you hide out with your light box and count the days till January 2nd?

~Angela

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