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Montgomery County MD is placing speed camera near most middle and elementary schools

there are speed cameras going up near most schools that are on major roads. There are 5 within 4 miles of my home it is hard to go on any route without having to watch for any of these. I don't normally speed but sometimes my mind might be on something else and missed slowing down. Two tickets in 2 months and that was enough to order a new GPS and download the POI.

Anybody else have similar trials and tribulations creating a POI file?

13 weeks ago when I joined POI-Factory, I thought, this is a great place and there are knowledgeable folks here willing to help and I still think that’s true.

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

Redlight Cameras - - Yellow Law Slows Redlight Revenue

This is an interesting article from the Marietta Journal (Marietta Georgia - Atlanta Suburb)


JG - Nuvi 2460

Lost satellite reception downtown

I went to Chicago last weekend and my Nuvi 350 worked great, however, when I was driving downtown the little car on my Garmin acted like it was lost. When I drove a few more streets it was fine again. Are there any tricks to getting better satellite reception downtown around the taller buildings?

I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

Are Red Light Cameras All That Bad?

Would you rather have an automated device send you a ticket in the mail for an infraction or would you rather be pulled over by a cop?
I don't know about you, but being pulled over by the police these days can be scary since you never know what you are going to get!

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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.

State / Province Info for CSV Files

I've installed a software update that analyzes POI files and shows the US states and Canadian provinces that have locations in the file.

The tool is accurate to within about 5 miles. Some locations near state / province borders may be uncertain.

Right now, the tool only works with CSV files.


PC or IE Expert needed

I work in the Unix world all day, so I understand computers fairly well, just not up to speed on PCs.

I cannot get the Radio Buttons below the comment box to appear. Go to http://www.skips-berner-links.com/comment.html to see screen shot.

Running IE7 and Windows XP Pro
Added poi-factory to Trusted Sites list
Turned off firewall (Zone Labs)
Turned off Norton utilities.

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

How to download bmp files

Hi all,

This forum is so useful. We frequently take road trips and I love using the POI files created by the folks here.

I have been successful downloading the CSV files. Sometimes I get the bmp file, but not always. I haven't learned to use the other type of file (CXS?).

I'm having trouble downloading the bmp file that goes with Diners, Drive ins and Dives file.

Barbara nuvi 1450LMT

help choosing GPS device

I'm a late adopter of the GPS technology. I bought a Garmin 260W from costco last week for $169.99 without enough research. The nuvi 750 is for 199.99 on costco.com

The device is great and seems to be functioning as it is supposed to.

Given all deals and models out there, I'm not sure that I bought the right one. For me,
TTS: Must have
wide screen: must have
smart interface: must have

Nuvi 880 Turns Itself Off

Hi Everyone,

I now suffer from the dreaded auto-turn-offs. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does what a pain in the butt.


GPS On The Ground | FMC In The Air

Just upgraded to a Garmin

Had been using an OLD Magellan Roadmate with 3+ year old maps. Decided it was time to enter the modern world and got a Garmin Nuvi 265WT. First time dealing with a GPS that has so many neat features. Learning something new every day.

nuvi 750 delayed voice prompts

I have noticed a lag in turn directions on this unit, specifically I am actually driving past the street when it then prompts me to turn at the street I just passed. (I am driving at 30 MPH or less for info). I performed a reboot of the unit and this fixed the problem for a rather short period of time, week or less and then delayed prompts return.

Contributors of the week 2009-03-16

This week we are recognizing Lwwill7999 and Hautedawg.

Lwwill7999, Today I was inspired by all of your new Hawaii files. Here is what I built for your files and the others that are based in Hawaii: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21535. Great Job;)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 23rd 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.

Miss POI

Loading gpx POI files for USA locations

Hi guys,



I recently became a GPS user. Man.... after learning what a Nuvi can do... I should have bought one years ago! I ran across this awesome website the first weekend I had the Nuvi, and downloaded the red light camera and rest stop POI's. Incredible stuff!!

I'm thrilled to see such an awesome community of helpful folks on the 'net. smile

-Paul E -Nuvi 780

New guy on the block.

I have been hanging around here for a while and learned a lot of things I can do with my GPS. This site is fantastic and full of info. I knew about POIs but didn't know where and how to get them until I found this site. Very friendly too.
Take care.

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Cool Charger

This looks like a really handy charger, especially for those who travel ( http://usb.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00844 )

It has five USB ports so you can charge your GPS and any other USB devices in your arsenal (cell phone etc) simultaneously. At $22 (usd) it's pricier than a typical USB wall plug charger though.

Cheers wink

Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760

Like TourGuide POI

Have setup quite a few TourGuide files and I really like them. Still have some work to do on setting the distances, but like the fact that you get alerts if you are within the defined distance, rather than you having to be on the same road.

I appreciate all the help I have received from the people of this site. That is the reason this is such a great site, always someone willing to help.