Welcome / open talk


Adding ratings

Has anyone thought of adding ratings to some of the POI files? We could add a 1 - 5 star (*) if we have been to the location or can vouche for it's quality. I would like to know of a place that I should go out of my way for and the ones I should skip.

Just another goofy idea from the idle mind of RickO.

Howdy From College Station, TX

Any fellow Aggies present?

New guy here - and thanks

Greetings. I just located you guys a couple of days ago.

I made a donation and got the red light camera file for my new GPS. Very friendly and helpful website here.

In my town, they added 3 new red light cameras last month that were not in the downloadable file. I e-mailed the site last night with the locations and a link to the news story about them...

Traffic-signal cameras being installed at 10 accident-prone Memphis intersections

Traffic-signal cameras being installed at 10 accident-prone Memphis, TN intersections.


FM transmitters

I have a couple of Garmin gpsr's, one of them, the 265WT, does not have a built-in fm transmitter. I was wondering if anyone makes a stand alone fm transmitter, like the ones they make for ipods, that will give me that capability with the 265WT. Anyone know if there is such an animal?

Touching Your GPS While Driving May Become Illegal in New Jersey

I'm sure the manufacturers of voice-activated GPS units would be thrilled to see this pass:


Contributors of the Week 2009-06-15

This week we are recognizing Davidm33 and Steve R.

Davidm33, You submitted new Arco gast station files for Southern CA, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Washington;) http://www.poi-factory.com/node/14412 Great Job!!!


Hey Folks,

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.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 22nd 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

Reload files from SD card

My computer crashed,had to get a new one.How can I reload my poi files from the SD card to my new computer. Is it possible??


Aubin555,Nuvi 660

Now that I've joined - - -

I signed up awhile back and downloaded the camera POI but really couldn't contribute because I simply don't run across them.

However, I got the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and I think will be able to add to the list in several places grin

Great site!


simple question

When my garmin 265wt comes up with an ad for walgreens - is that pre loaded or does that come up via the radio? Can my radio signal back to garmin my location?


Happy Father's Day!!!

This year is very special, I have my Dad in town and get to celebrate with him.

I also got to convert him to a quality GPS, he was buying brands that we don't support. I think it would be cool to have him become a POI Factory addict now.

Allegedly genuine ad for a GPS

A pal sent me this. He claims it is a genuine ad for an Israeli GPS unit.


Warning: there is one use of the "F" word in the ad.


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

Howard Johnson's

Just a question, to see if anyone is interested. I travel by car to Florida, from NJ quite often. I am also a bit nostalgic about the original Howard Johnson's Restaurant chain (my kitchen is done with an old HoJo's booth, tableware, ads, and color scheme, thank god I have a cool wife), and created a file for myself with the locations of the "ghosts" of the restaurants along the I95 corridor.


Any Map coverage for guatemala?

I am looking for either Garmin map coverage for Latin America (guatemala) or another brand that would have it for a missionary friend. I've had a hard time finding much. There's some third party maps for Garmin (who knows if they're any good) I see a map you can purchase from Garmin for Mexico, which would help as he travels through there.

Don't let people know you're having fun...they'll try to stop it! Nuvi 3490lmt,Nuvi 880, GPSV, Etrex Venture HC, Nuvi 750

Everything you want to know abouy GPS, and then some

GPS is Chapter 2 page 76, This some very interesting reading.


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.

Learning: Shared Space

In looking into traffic signaling I ran across this traffic engineering concept. It focuses on the ultilization of space for all means of traffic.


Please discuss.

Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Can some on send me a copy of Garmin basemap

Hello, I have a streetpilot and I have a corrupt basemap on my CityNav. 2009 v.9 maps. Could someone email me a copy of ther gmapbmap.img file. Please.


My wife and I are thinking about getting some cheap mountain bikes for casual weekend road riding. Since they will only be used sparingly we'd like to keep the cost under $250 each.