Welcome / open talk


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

I friend works for a Mapping Company (Funny Stories)

So my buddy works for a Mapping company we all know!!!

Last night we had dinner together and we were talking about my GPS and how nice it has been but that you can't be 100% trust worthy of it.

Well he was telling me some funny stories i will share here form time to time.

Caller: The address i'm looking for is not on my GPS - can you please add it?

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

Garmin GPS tracking software/website

This really isn't for Garmin devices only but that is the one I have.

Does anyone know if there is software available/website to use to track where my GPS is? Let's say my device gets stolen. The person that took it is currently using it. I am looking for software or a website that I can use to find where the device currently is.

Streets and Trips

I recently plotted a course in MS streets and trips,downloaded it to my 250W and when I started my trip it changed the route to the shortest but very slow way.It used to be the quickest but all the speed limits have been lowered.I wanted to take the scenic way.


IL: Driver Convicted Of Speeding Without Receiving Ticket

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

Obama to Fed Employees: Don't Text and Drive (includes GPS use!)

Today's Washington Post contains the article "Obama to Federal Employees: Don't Text and Drive" which references the new executive order banning texting while driving on the job as a Federal employee, with texting defined as:

Nuvi 760 (died 6/2013); Forerunner 305 bike/run; Inreach SE; MotionX Drive (iPhone)

EU Launches Free Satellite System to Fine-Tune GPS

Is higher accuracy coming our way?


The GPS galaxy is capable of providing much higher accuracy than we presently receive. Commercial units must use a de-rated system rather than the precision set of signals broadcast by the same satellites. WAAS helps some units, but it is designed for use by aircraft rather than automobile type units.

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

POI Factory turns 3

The site also just celebrated its 3rd Birthday last week!!!

Happy Birthday POI Factory!!!!!

POI-Factory fame grows

Congratulations to all who participate in, create and maintain files for, and manage POI-Factory. I just received an email from DeLorme announcing the availability of their Street Atlas USA 2010, and related products. In the description of the software they list new features including "Ability to import waypoint files from POI-Factory.com."

Time spent fishing is NEVER wasted!

seagull snatches bag of doritos

Be on the look out for this foul feathered thief, well maybe if you live in Scotland.


GPS: Got Plenty of Snow?

Geophysicists researching plate tectonics stumbled upon a new use for their GPSrs - measuring snow depth.


Cool article - check it out.

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Garmin 850 Price alert

From Amazon today for $164.99 with free shipping if you are willing to wait a few days until it ships.

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

Auto Safety: 1959 vs 2009

Here's a video showcasing the advances made in auto safety since the 1950's!



Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Ticketing Cameras... Car Injuries Increased In The UK

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

AT&T to start selling Garmin nuvifone in October

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

Does new content take a while to appear?


Yesterday I uploaded some new content, a POI file of the data in my website (ridetoeat.com) in CSV and GPX formats.

It doesn't appear in the list... so I was wondering if it is normal for some delay. I assume content from people who haven't posted before may be moderated before going "live", and I'm fine with being patient... just wondering what to expect.

Regards, Steve Jones

Stop Sign cameras

Only in california, at the franklin canyon park they now have STOP sign cameras, FINE $100.00. You can see it in action at http://cbs2.com/video/?id=43250@kcbs.dayport.com.

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