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Text and drive in Cleveland, $100.00 fine with sliding scale for next ticket

Police only need to suspect your texting to pull you over! as of 12:00am Sunday morning. Of course it will be up to a judge to find you guilty if you fight the ticket.

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.


Just introducing myself to the site as a new user.

Living in Oregon. Just relocated here from Massachusetts last year.

I like cats and monkeys.

Carry on.

Howdy all.....

Was just refered to this forum last evening.
what a great place!.

couple years ago purchased an IQUE M5 - wasn't thrilled with all the capabilities and quirks.
Wifey recently received a Nuvi 205 and we've been having a ton-o-fun w/that thing.

Except last night - when we couldnt' find two Dairy Queens soo dissapointed...

anyway - thx for all your hard work.

Reverse data flow

Here’s the problem, I created a custom POI file, and loaded it into my Garmin (StreetPilot 7200) GPS. My hard drive crashed, and I lost the file. Is there any way to get this file out of the GPS and into my computer? The only other way that I thought of, is to go through the Extras and retype the whole file line by line.

GPS in the movies

cool The movie "Knowing" with Nicolas Cage was released last week on DVD. The GPS plays a significant role in the movie plot. What other movies have you seen where the GPS plays a somewhat important role?

Red-light Cameras Being Removed in Some Towns

Thought this was interesting.

"Critics say Schaumburg was more interested in collecting ticket money than improving safety"

Gee... did they just figure this out!


Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

How to open srf files.....

I need help viewing my icons.


Just got a new NUVI 765T, and one thing I noticied right away (I hope this hasn't been covered a million times) is that when on a route, and an up coming turn is near, that it shows that it zooms in, but the turn isn't enlarged that much, and that when I pass an alert from a custom POI, it allways goes off three (3) times, even though I have it set for one.

nuvi 350, nuvi 765T

Just signed up

While listening to local talk radio and their discussion of area red light camera issues (and reduced yellow light times), I decided to research POI files. I found POI Factory and seem to recall having found the site before but lost track of it. Anyway, I've signed up and have started checking out the goodies.

Contributors of the Week 2009-07-06

This week we are recognizing Plornch and Perrdom.

Plornch, You came to me and let me know that there were some problems with the Marshall's file. You took the time to make all the corrections and additions that were needed to update the file. You also took over the project since it had been abandoned. I really appreciate your assistance in this.

Cowardly GPS Users

So, the police chief of Washington DC is asked about a new iPhone app that alerts users when they're approaching one of the several hundred red light/speed cameras in the district (just like POI Factory red light camera alerts). She calls their use a "cowardly tactic."

Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 13th 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

got my double stars

hi everyone.

i finally got my double stars.. but i was curious.. when the double stars were pinned on me.. something happened to my profile photo .. the one with the pyramid at the louvre... it was replaced by the double star badge..

was this because the moderators here dont want me to have the pyramid as my profile pic?

DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,

How many people do you know who don't use the automatic headlights?

I have automatic headlights in my car and I leave it on auto. It's great, I never ever have to worry about whether the headlight is on or off, and never have to manually turn it on or off.

However, my parents, in-laws, friends who have auto-headlights in their cars, never use them.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Connecticut Drivers

Hello, this is my first post and I want introduce myself with a question, does Connecticut has any red light cameras, does patrols with radar guns are considered.

Nuvi 360

Rest Areas R.I.P.

It sounds like the POI Factory's Rest Areas Combined file may have lots of scheduled work ahead of it as its locations shrink to 0:


Site question (updates of POI's)

Hello I'm new, Names William and i had a question was wondering if there is an option on the site for email updates of POI's there are so many great POI's here *much better then most sites i've been too* but a few i've downloaded are admittedly in the description as uncomplete and was wondering if there was an option to receive an email when these are updated so i can download the updated files.

Costco.com now offering the nuvi 275T for $249

Not sure how good a deal this is. Nice to get the Europe maps included but if you don't need Europe maps, maybe not so cheap.

What's Your Most Beautiful Drive?

My favorite drive is the "Million Dollar Highway", Durango to Ouray Colorado. Fantastic views. Waterfalls. It is a narrow paved road that's on a ledge most of the time. If you don't like ledge roads with few barriers, than this isn't the road for you, but if you can the scenery is amazing.

Look forward to seeing other drives.