Welcome / open talk


Suggestion on Trail / Off Road GPS

We are considering a GPS for use in hiking and off road use. Does anyone have a suggestion on products they have used? It would be nice to have a good model with primary features without having to pay a premium price. Thank you in advance for your information.

red light cameras

Just a general question on red light cameras, why would you get a warning signal on the GPS going North or South, but not going East through the same intersection? This is the POI Factory file.
Thanks (This is a very good web site for information)

Happy Mother's Day !

Happy Mother's Day to all the POI-Factory mothers.....hope your day is a great one ! grin

Man talks to Dog

This is a funny one, enjoy !


Spy cam on rental laptop

I saw on the news that Aaron Rents was being sued for snapping unauthorized pics on rental laptops. PC mag picked up on the story.

1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Motorcycle touring (alternate roads)

Being a "biker" for 51 yrs., I have traveled the US, Canada and northern Mexico. BUT, I am still looking for a GPS program that will let me load pt. A to pt. B with the min. of freeway travel. I hate having to look at a map all the time. Backroad travel is the only way to really see the country, regardless of the extra miles.


My Favorite Files

the site identifies "My Favorite Files". This is a great option.

Is there a way to down load all items that have been flagged as updated?

Other than have to locate each and the do the download?


Capt'n roy

Totally weird (melting street)

Open Google Earth.

Enter: 33.97513, -118.23457

Zoom in and notice that the street seems to be "melting" into a trench. Keep zooming in until you drop into "Street View", into the trench.

If you move forward, the view jumps up and down as it crosses the pipes (or pillers).

Bing maps does not do this. it shows it as Railroad or commuter train tracks.

Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

New VW's TDI requires UL Sulfur Diesel any readily available and where?

I recently purchased a VW with Turbo Diesel engine. Finding ultra low sulfur diesel is a challange. Any other road warriors out there that know what stations sell the ULSD?

B. Austin Robinson

England has them playing dead and we have them playing Drunk

In Google maps enter:

200a N Highland Ave, Baltimore MD 21224

Drop down to Street View and face West.

Zoom in towards the Red & White Trash can

The reason I say "Drunk" is because it's right outside "Discount Liquors". Move a little to the North and you can read the sign on the store.

Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Contributors of the Week 2011-04-25

This week we are recognizing Box Car!!!

Great job on your monthly updates to your Gas Station files.

We travelers really appreciate your dedication to keeping these up to date.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 2nd, 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

OBL is dead

It's a shame we don't have him alive to water board and play other games with him.

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

E85 Station Locations for GPS Devices Now Available from E85Prices.com

The files are continually updated with new stations so you can always get the updated version anytime...no need to wait!

You can select ALL E85 stations in the country or just the states you need. For your GPS device to run as fast as possible, best option is to select only the states you need.


COWBOY CREED -- If it ain't right, don't do it....If it ain't true, don't say it....If it ain't yours, don't take it.

How many? (GPS receivers in your car)

On a regular basis, how many GPS receivers do you have running at the same time in your car?

I decided not to let my 200W go to waste as a backup, so I set it up to the right of my 1300LM and at the same time proved myself to be a true technogeek. :D

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

Hello Again

Hey everyone, after a LONG break I'm back... yeah I know nobody missed me, believe me I hear the same thing from my family so that's nothing unusual.

Brian Garmin nuvi 255W

Dutch Police Purchase TomTom Data

Looks like the Dutch police are going to use TomTom gps data to figure out the best places to set up speed traps!


Going TDY to Ft. Lewis Washington Area

I will be staying in the Lakeland area and working in the area from from Federal Way to Olympia, mostly around Ft. Lewis for about three weeks. Is there anything that I should be particularly concerned about? I have updated my map, loaded the latest version of the red light and speed cameras. What am I missing?

Can technology fix the FAA's air traffic troubles?



GPS-based tracking displays certainly would have had a role to play in preventing the April 11 collision on the tarmac at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, said Bill Voss, former FAA air traffic development director and current president of the Flight Safety Foundation.