Welcome / open talk


Anybody ever drive from Chicago to the Indy 500?

We're going to the Indy 500 for the first time this year and are driving down there from the Chicago area Sunday morning. We know we have to start early, but what I want to know is: just how badly does I-65 clog up and how badly do the Speedway neighborhoods gridlock before and after this race?

JMoo On

Thai Restaurants

Hi, anybody lives or familiar with the DuPont Circle area of D.C.? I'll be in D.C. for a business conference in mid-July. My wife and I enjoy Thai and Malaysia cuisines. We would like some recommendations about that near DuPont Circle. If it is really good, we don't even mind driving a little. There will be time to kill after all day meetings and so on.

Thanks in advance laugh out loud razz

Merging topics.

Miss. POI I was wondering if the software for this site had the capability for the standard user to flag topics that need to be merged?

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

Interesting Article GPS Satellite discussion

Although from the UK, I found this article rather interesting. I know some people out in Colorado Springs that keep these satellites aligned correctly, and will check the validity of the story.


"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

New here...

I'm a (new) proud owner of a Nuvi 255W - So far, this forum has been invaluable and has given me so much helpful information.

Thanks to all who keep the POI files updated. Looking forward to contributing as much as I can.

Jan ~ Nuvi 255W

Re-Subscribing to POI Factory

my subscription here is going to expire in 1 day.. i cant find where to re-up my subscription.

can anyone help me?

Nuvi 3760LMT & Nuvi 750, Nuvi 755T Cobra 9980 radar detector

Contributors of the Week 2009-05-11

This week we are recognizing Bilson and Ghayman.

Bilson, You put Brainerd MN on the map this week with all of your files located here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/22508
Great Job!!!

Ghayman, you just keep writing articles that are very helpful to all Nuvi lovers out there. It is really fantastic to have you as one of our site celebrities.

Miss POI

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 18th 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


Anyone familiar with these in dash GPS units in new vehicles? Are they any better than my portable Garmin unit or not worth the price upgrade to the new vehicle price?

How do you load POI files into DeLorme' Street Atlas 2006?

I have downloaded the Walmart, Sam's, and Super Center for Walmart POI file and have tried to load it into DeLorme' Street Atlas 2006. It loads from the Excel spreadsheet but places the POI's down at the South Pole.

Any help will be much appreciated from this newbie.


New Member

Hello to everyone. Just got my first GPS last week, a Garmin 750 and have been getting use to using it. Happened to stumble on this site and what a find. I have a lot of questions but will do some searching first, I am sure others have had the same questions.
Never lost again

Tornado Strikes?

Are you trying to keep track of all the touchdowns by tornados?

If so what is your source for data?

Didn't see Anadarko, OK in the list, which was just hit by an F2. Actually there were 4 other hits in Oklahoma on the same night.

Amazon - Magellan Maestro 4350

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What happened to the “Buddy List“???

Anybody know what happened to the link to the Buddy List?



Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.6

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Max speed mess up

Was looking over some of the info in my GPS today like I do on a rare occasion and it appears that my unit somehow messed up... see image below (if it loads)


Garmin c330 w/ 2011 maps

GPS at Risk: Doomsday 2010

Below is a rather interesting article to read in the spare time.


Garmin nuvi 2455LMT (wife uses nuvi 255w) (sold C330)


Has anyone tried this before?


Eat at Joes.

Navteq launches Google Maps rival

Navteq today launched a beta showcase of its latest road navigation technology and a future rival to the Google Maps website.


The new site, at http://navteq.com allows users to plan road routes worldwide in 77 countries using draggable interactive 3D maps.

GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Tornado Strikes

The May 3, 1999 F5+ Tornado in Oklahoma was on the ground for 100 miles, and was anywhere from 1/3 mile to over 1/2 mile wide. That's a long strike.

How to create a poi file for use

How do I create a file for others to use? I would like to do a few things if possible.