Welcome / open talk


America's Failing Infrastructure

The Nightly News on NBC tonight had a piece on the crumbling infrastructure of the United States.

They have on their website a "Bridge Tracker" in which you input your origin and destination and it shows you all of the bridges you will cross. You can also choose to show just Functionally Obsolete, Structurally Deficient or "Not Deficient" bridges, or any combination thereof.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195


OK - I've been here forever. I know a few things about GPSs and thought I was informed... but this always throws me off. What's the difference in GPS and GPSr?

I do know that aGPS is for Assisted GPS on cell phones.


Which is better the FM Traffic from Clear Channel or MSN Traffic?

Which is better the FM Traffic from Clear Channel or MSN Traffic? I have a Garmin Nuvi 680.

infringing on personal rights or what!

A few small rural communities in Iowa are starting to ban the use of a GPS supposedly gps units are to much of distraction and are dangerous to the public especially when all ths started when a 16 yearold ran down 80 year old so all gps owners will do the same i guess .

Nuvi 370, web updater and POI Uploader not working on my new laptop

I just bought a new HP laptop and decided to update my 370 and update my Red Light Camera files from this great site.

I downloaded Garmin web updater and POI uploader from the Garmin site and then downloaded the camera files. Connected my GPS to the computer and clicked on web updater nothing happened, just an error message that the program was not responding. Tried again same issue.

Happy Trails

Do you REALLY use the icons on your GPSr?

I've found that I almost never use the icons displayed on my GPSr's screen, and certainly never use them when I'm driving. Part of the reason is because one needs to be zoomed in to the 300 foot scale or closer. I understand the need to do this otherwise the screen would be way too cluttered.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

Raleigh NC speed traps - poi file bugs

There are a couple of minor problems in the Raleigh NC speed traps POI file, but they can be a real pain in you are in manual mode, setting proximity settings for dozens of files, and then hit this error in the process.

With apologies to poetry lovers...

there once was a man with a nuvi,
who try as he might, was a newbie,
so he searched low and high,
found miss poi,
and now all his trips are just groovy.

— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

New to Florida

Hello everyone, I just moved to Brandon Florida just outside ot Tampa. I am trying to figure out how to update my Florida POI's. Is there a specific way to search just in the state of Florida? Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks -Rob

Just discovered the forum preferences link

after having so much fun, and learning so much, but reading almost EVERY post here, today I stumbled upon the Forum Preferences (Favorite / Hide) option when I clicked on unread posts.

nice touch.

yet another example of the great organization, and feature set of this site.

just thought I would pass it along to my fellow newbies. grin


— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

Very disapointed with my new Garmin

I had a TomTom 920 and loved it but thought I would "upgrade" to a Garmin 765t. What a mistake! The TomTom has the Garmin beat all the way around.

Something for the kids to enjoy!

Bob G. Nuvi 750

Holiday Tale

Hi Folks,

Just my way of giving back to the community so without further adew, I now present you with:

Clint's Holiday Tale:


Hoooooooo Hoooooooooo Hoooooooooo!!

Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

Guide for Loading POI to GPS

I've talked to a few GPS owners about downloading POIs from this site and usually get the same reaction. They don't realize this is possible, don't know how to do it, think it is too complicated, etc. I'm wondering if we can make it easier for owners of any brand GPS to use POIs from this site.

New Technology

Most of the poi factory posts are naturally directed to motoring and new technology. I am sure that I am not favorably impressed with some of these. Toyota, for example, is developing a brake system that will stop your car at stop signs if you don't.
This is not for me; I want to choose when and where I stop.

nuvi 785 nuvi 350, nuvi 270, GTM 20, jag in dash, mercedes in dash.

New Search Feature to find POI Files at POI-Factory

We have added a new search feature. If you go to the POI Files tab located here http://www.poi-factory.com/poifiles you can now use our new "Search for POI Files" link to find things more quickly. http://www.poi-factory.com/search/pfc

Try it out and let us know how you like it. POI Packages will always be at the top of the list.

Miss POI

Downloadable Routes For Christmas Lights

AS I was driving home tonight enjoying some of the Christmas lights, I began to wonder if anybody has seen any down loadable routes for Christmas lights anywhere?

Google Earth export

I have been playing around with the "send" feature in google maps to send addresses to my garmin nuvi.
This seems to work well but I like Google Earth much better than Google maps (I know google maps has all the info I just like the look and feel of google earth better).
So...... I was wondering if anyone knows if/how you can export an address from google earth to a garmin device.

Battery Replacement

Hey Gang:

Officer I'm sorry I was going the wrong way on that one-way street but my GPS told me to turn left ... Oh, I'm still getting a ticket, okay then the GPS will see ya in court!