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What is an unauthorized thread:

I discoverd by accident that there are some threads with restricted access??????

I.E 1076 through 1082


Well, this one for sure.

I have seen the future and it is now!

California is at it again

This new law will cripple GPS receivers.


If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Alternative Mounts For Automobile GPS

My wife seems to have taken over my Garmin Nuvi 500. She does not want the usual windshield or beanbag mount. I am a little leery or vent mounts. I saw a universal visor mount that might be suitable. I am just wondering what experience people here have had with vent, visor, or other alternative mounts. There actually is a small storage space on her dash of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Speed Cameras - lots of warning.

I wonder if it is true in all states?

In Maryland, when you approach a fixed speed camera, you have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to get a ticket.

There are large signs advising that you are approaching a speed camera and the cameras themselves are huge, on both sides of the road, mounted on tall aluminum poles, usually in multiples of three.

Nuvi 3790T w. Lifetime Maps/Macintosh OS Lion/iPhone 4/iPad 1

Arizona closing rest stops

Arizona is closing 13 of their 18 rest stops temporarily to save money.


They may close as soon as October 19th and won't reopen until at least June 2010.

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

Fri, Nov 27, 2009, Black Friday, Observance

Black Friday is a coming.
If you can hold off buying until then, the best GPSr prices will be advertised for Friday the day after Thanksgiving day.

Black Friday 2009 Predictions for GPS
- Nextar GPS Navigator for $49.99
- TomTom GPS for $59.99
- Magellan RoadMate GPS for $59.99
- Garmin Nuvi GPS for $99.99


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.

TomTom XL340 on Woot!!

FYI - Just wanted to share what I just saw on Woot.com

TomTom 4.3” Touchscreen Portable GPS w/ Text to Speech, IQ Routes & Lane Guidance

+ $5 shipping
1 TomTom XL340-S 4.3” Touchscreen Portable GPS w/ Text to Speech, IQ Routes & Lane Guidance

Pierre - Garmin nuvi 1490T - MacBook Pro Navigon for iPhone

Parking tickets in Chicago

It is getting crazy. You can't park anywhere anymore. Dickey sold the streets and now when i go pretty much anywhere I have to swipe my fn debit card into the pay to park boxes.
Everywhere else is getting jacked up too. Permit parking, no parking from whatever time to whenever, snow removal, street cleaning..........Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
I need to make a ridiculous parking poi.

Windshield Mounting Laws in Hawaii

Does anyone know if there are any of those whacky "windshield obstruction" laws in Hawaii? Clearly I want to use my nuvi there, but don't want any issues with the law!


Today's Woot

Not spam (I hope,) just a heads up for a great GPS deal (for those who like Tom Tom)

Today's Woot is a refurb Tom Tom XL340 (4.3" screen) for $109.99. Here's a link: http://www.woot.com/

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

3M Peel and Stick

I'm fortunate that my Kia Rondo has a great spot by the clock to mount the suction cup, but very few vehicles are so fortunate.

Has anyone tried using the 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips that you use to hang pictures etc.?


Has anyone installed a VSM mount to mount their GPS units?

I stumbled onto a youtube video that displayed a custom GPS mounting system called VSM G3:


The web page to order these type of mounts is:


The mounts they have listed are based on make and model of the car.

I was wondering if anyone has tried installing one of these type of mounts.

Old discussions

Miss POI,

Do you ever drop the threads of old discussion/forum topics? Is there anyway for me to delete items from my personal discussion list?

Jack j

Generic Point of Interest Icon

Has aynone created a generic poi icon to be used with some poi files such as places to see file. Just wondering would be cool to have contest for submissions to poi factory

Passing Lanes

From time to time I know we have all been there, stuck behind you guessed it Grand Ma & Grand Pa. I know, I know I'll be there some day but for right now I would like to get to my destination at a reasonable time before I go completely gray or wreck, has anyone done a POI file on "Passing Lanes"? in Arizona?


Contributor of the year 2009

Hey - I know the Contributor of the Year (COY) is chosen by Miss POI and Jon, but if we could perhaps influence the selection by naming a person we as users feel is deserving, it may have some influence. Now that we are approaching the end of 2009, if you could vote for someone, who do you feel is the most deserving?

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

Contributors of the week 2009-09-28

This week we are recognizing SteveJonesMO and Hwyman.

SteveJonesMO, you posted this project: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25174. I am so excited about this file, it looks like a great batch of locations.

Hwyman, You worked on the Ford Dealerships project this week, thank you so much.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 5th, 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

turning waypoints into poi files

hi, am newbie
have used gps for a while fishing and crabbing
is there a way to turn the waypoints i have recorded on my nuvi into poi files to share with others?


<*)))>( "Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau

when does a red-light camera take a photo ?

i was driving through an intersection where a red-light camera is being used ( and my gps warned me ahead of time) i drove thrugh with the green light, but it changed to amber as i was 1/2 way thru the intersection & noticed it to turn red when i had gotten to the other end of this large intersection, i did not see any camera flash go off (it was daylight).

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT