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Angry motorists torch speed camera in backlash against scores of tickets in three days

Sounds like a plan to me smile


"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”


I Got documentation CD with my GPS,but I dont see anything about installion tool CD,and when I insert the documetation CD, I get FOUND NEW HARDWARE WIZARD and wont install. it gives me a MESSAGE HARDWARE NOT INSTALLED,WIZARD CANNOT FIND NECESSARY HARDWARE.So I need a Specific CD? Magellan has been no help. Can anyone help please?

Contributors of the Week 2009-08-10

This week we are recognizing Gary A;)

Gary, You have always been a POI Factory Star. You are comedian, intelligence and helpfulness all rolled into one entertaining package.

We really appreciate all that you do for this community.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 17th, 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

Untangling the challenges of the connected car

I ran into an interesting article about some of the challenges car designers are currently - and soon will be - facing.


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

Address Verification and Other Useful Data

Below is a site that we use where I work to validate our customers addresses. We are also able to get the coordinates so technicians can use them to find places they have not been. The site has 3 levels of membership:Free, Registered and Subscriber. Thought this may be of interest to some.



John B - Garmin 765T

Refurbed TomTom One130 - $59.99

Refurbed TomTom One130 - $59.99 at Tiger Direct for those looking for an inexpensive GPS.


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

Increase in Spam...

Seems like a lot of Spam type posts in the last few days. Anyone else notice? Just curious...

Nuvi 265WT, 200W


Is there any way to convert GPI.YCHAT files to GPI? I am running a MAC and use Garmin POI Loader. Doesn't seem to want to convert the GPX.YCHAT files. Thanks in advance.

Just gave your site a plug

Just gave this site a plug on the Calgary AM770chqr Radio , Charles Adler Talk Show regarding GPS devices.

Just mentioned, and gave out the web address, that this is a great site with different forums that help out individuals get the best uses out of their various GPS devices.



Everyday is a GREAT day :)

Tele Atlas featured on CNN.

This is an article I read today on CNN.com. It gives a interesting insight on how the data for our devices is collected, and a glimpse of what's yet to come.



Jack knows

The other day I found some mail in the yard-- it was not mine. It had an address that was close, but a different street. So I looked on a map to see where the street was-- it was not on the local map or index. Next I looked in Microsoft Streets and Trips-- not there either. WOW, could not believe that no one had the street listed.

NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

Broken link

Did anyone encounter problems accessing the POI factory yesterday. I tried to get on and kept getting the message "broken link." I was very worried that something had happened to the site. Needless to say, I am on today and can only express how relieved I am.

Replace air speed devices with GPS?

With all the recent furor with faulty air speed indicators (pitot tubes) causing erroneous air speed indications, especially in the AIRBUS, I wonder why commercial pilots do not insist on backup GPSr to have a more accurate air speed indicator.

If I were a commercial pilot (especially an AIRBUS) I would always bring my NUVI along to check the airspeed...

I have seen the future and it is now!

10 Ways That Your GPS Can Save Your Life

I came across this article today on the web site "gps blog". Thought it had some interesting info on current and future uses of our gps devices.

"Here are 10 GPS gadgets that might one day save your


(hope it hasn't been posted here in the past; didn't see it when I searched.)

Winston Churchill said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after exhausting all other possibilities.”

Hello everyone.

Just wanted to drop by and say hi to you great folks. I used to visit this site often but I rarely frequent now since I am busy with other forums and such. I would like to thanks Miss POI and every members that made this site possible. My good old faithful nuvi 360 is still going strong and I know it will serve me for many years to come.

military bases in the U.S.

As I travel across the U.S. I find that many military bases have rv spaces for active and retired military. Has anyone ever compiled a list of the military bases in the U.S.

lonely traveler

What is the latest member count?

I have not read the postings as closely as in the past and hope this has not been covered recently. I thought it would be interesting to learn how many members are in the factory, and if any membership count milestones are close at hand?

260, 295W, 1490T,2455LMT

Posting problem notice? Anyone else getting this?

Is anyone else getting the same message I'm getting below?

"Your post was saved but is not yet published. Good posts are usually published within 24 hours."

You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.