Welcome / open talk


Streets and Trips

I recently plotted a course in MS streets and trips,downloaded it to my 250W and when I started my trip it changed the route to the shortest but very slow way.It used to be the quickest but all the speed limits have been lowered.I wanted to take the scenic way.


IL: Driver Convicted Of Speeding Without Receiving Ticket

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

Obama to Fed Employees: Don't Text and Drive (includes GPS use!)

Today's Washington Post contains the article "Obama to Federal Employees: Don't Text and Drive" which references the new executive order banning texting while driving on the job as a Federal employee, with texting defined as:

Nuvi 760 (died 6/2013); Forerunner 305 bike/run; Inreach SE; MotionX Drive (iPhone)

EU Launches Free Satellite System to Fine-Tune GPS

Is higher accuracy coming our way?


The GPS galaxy is capable of providing much higher accuracy than we presently receive. Commercial units must use a de-rated system rather than the precision set of signals broadcast by the same satellites. WAAS helps some units, but it is designed for use by aircraft rather than automobile type units.

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

POI Factory turns 3

The site also just celebrated its 3rd Birthday last week!!!

Happy Birthday POI Factory!!!!!

POI-Factory fame grows

Congratulations to all who participate in, create and maintain files for, and manage POI-Factory. I just received an email from DeLorme announcing the availability of their Street Atlas USA 2010, and related products. In the description of the software they list new features including "Ability to import waypoint files from POI-Factory.com."

Time spent fishing is NEVER wasted!

seagull snatches bag of doritos

Be on the look out for this foul feathered thief, well maybe if you live in Scotland.


GPS: Got Plenty of Snow?

Geophysicists researching plate tectonics stumbled upon a new use for their GPSrs - measuring snow depth.


Cool article - check it out.

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Garmin 850 Price alert

From Amazon today for $164.99 with free shipping if you are willing to wait a few days until it ships.

You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Auto Safety: 1959 vs 2009

Here's a video showcasing the advances made in auto safety since the 1950's!



Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Ticketing Cameras... Car Injuries Increased In The UK

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

AT&T to start selling Garmin nuvifone in October

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

Does new content take a while to appear?


Yesterday I uploaded some new content, a POI file of the data in my website (ridetoeat.com) in CSV and GPX formats.

It doesn't appear in the list... so I was wondering if it is normal for some delay. I assume content from people who haven't posted before may be moderated before going "live", and I'm fine with being patient... just wondering what to expect.

Regards, Steve Jones

Stop Sign cameras

Only in california, at the franklin canyon park they now have STOP sign cameras, FINE $100.00. You can see it in action at http://cbs2.com/video/?id=43250@kcbs.dayport.com.

What is next.

Contributors of the week 2009-09-21

This week we are recognizing CPjanda for all his hard work keeping up with his Best Breakfast project.

Great Job!!!

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 28th, 2009

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

General Maintainer

Noticed that for at least the last 2 weeks my profile reads:

Progress toward general maintainer

Over the past 26 weeks, you have qualifying activity in 13 week(s).

My question is why doesn't the 13 weeks get bumped on a weekly basis?

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s, HereWeGo for Android.

commenting on POI files

how do you comment on a POI file ?

It seems that only way is to see who is supporting it, lookup their profile, and send them an email.

I wish there was an adjunct discussion for each POI files so you could see comments, updates, errors, etc.

Information Wants to Be Free?

So, I’m in the process of assembling a POI file and I’m trying to navigate what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in the compilation of what essentially is a database.


Hi, garmin freak.
I own alot of garmins, get them with corrupted software for cheap and reload the software.

I do have one question though, will these POI's work with handhelds? Ive swapped software( city nav for topo and also for water but never any POI's to the handheld. My car units are loaded with POI's and works fine.