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Buying first unit

I need a GPS unit and I Have compared 750 to 5000. Is it worth the money? I Need to find very accurately directions on the go for hard to find State Roads (sr #'s) with no names as well as named roads and addresses. I see alot of discussion about the 750. Which one do you recommend? Does any come with the 2009 maps already loaded or do they all have to be down loaded.

Im back

Yo im back from CO.NJ to CO in a 24 ft Winnebago Minnie We towed an empty tow dolly out to bring back a 1999 Chrysler Concorde whic was a pain to get on the dolly but worked great Actually Ive been back for a week but the computer im using now came back from the shop for an upgrade and I fried the video card on my laptop) Those Walmart POIs were a lifesaver bcz on the way out we stopped at a Walma

Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS

Using a GPS on the road to its full potential (TomTom, Garmin, Magellan, Nuvi)

I work in California, and live in Tennessee, therefore, I am not familiar with the area. Second, I travel as much as I can. Lengthy trips on weekends when I can. So, I am collecting Points of Interest (POIs). Now, how can I use that data to me best advantage?

Oh! So that's what that thing is for . . .

I picked up a Garmin 660 more than a week ago but hadn't used it in the car (except for my gf acting as navigator) because I was dubious about that window mount. I finally decided to give a beanbag a try, although I was sure it would fall off the slanted dash of my Ford Five Hundred. surprised

I am doing some site clean up....

So don't be alarmed if your file shows up in the recently updated area and you have not been making changes. It is just me moving some things around and getting us more organized.

Miss POI

Magellan 10000 POI/file limitation

Heya! I was downloading some of the AWESOME outdoor large POI groups (IE Trails, Lakes, Islands, etc) and it would be great if there was some way to load them onto my Magellan 2200T. However, there is a 10K limit to the POI per file (at least for my model - it says so in the POI File Editor). Is there any way to get around that limitation?

Friendly reminder not to repost Files form other sites (including ours)

I just want to send out a friendly reminder to not post files that you find on other points of interest sites. Here is our FAQ regarding this topic

It takes time and energy to build these POI Files and I do not want POI Factory to get a reputation of not respecting the work of others in the GPS community.

Is Magellan better than Garmin?

I've had both and love Garmin-ease of use! What about you?


Anyone else see the irony in the Adult Club POI>>>>

being a fast riser?!?!?! smile

Regards, Ted

"You can't get there from here"

New User - dropping a hello on you all

Wow. Glad I registered at once I upgraded to this new Garmin unit. Found this awesome site and registered straight away!

I don't know what if any contributions I may be able to make to anything. I'll browse through the projects Forum area and see if there is anything I might be able to do. I have to learn how to make files, etc.

Charlotte, NC

GPX-POI file generator online

I found this on the web , thought I'd share .

putting states on poi files info

When I down load a file from the site (ie. school zone,Cracker Barrel ect.) the file shows the city.
Is it possible to put the state in front of the city when they are made that way when they are down loaded so we can select the one we need and not all the others
to save space on gps.
Or is it there and I am doing something wrong?

Go Figure--Nuvi880

Longitude and latitude on Live Search Maps

I can see them in Google Earth, but how can i see them in Microsofts " Live Searc Maps"



Contact author of a POI File

How do I contact the author of a POI file, I have made some changes to his file and would like to submit them to him.



Minneapolis trip

Later this month I'll be going to Minneapolis/St. Paul. This 1,068(as says in the gps) will have me waste a lot of money on trip. Before I go, I wonder if there was any good poi's I could put on my favorites. I already downloaded all the poi files in the Minneapolis City Project. Just wondering if there is anything else that might be interesting for me to see.

Nuvi 350

North America NT 2009

Has anyone purchased the NT 2009 update yet? If so can you tell that much difference between it and the NT 2008? What's the difference in the maps?

Nuvi Vs Streetpilot

I am planing to upgrade my Streetpi;ot c340. I like the features of the c550, specifically (TTS-Street Names, Bluetooth and MP3). I am considering a Nuvi. Can someone tell me which Nuvi model compares to the SP c550 most closely. I do like routing and fm transmitter in addition to other features mentioned, but I am looking for the closest match. The nuvi's overall size appeals to me.


Found an error in POI file, now what??

Hey, found multiple errors in the Baltimore area security camera file... how do I update on this site (or notify admins)?

Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 2nd 2008

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Contributors of the week 2008-05-26

This week has been such a wonderful productive week at the factory that I find myself overwhelmed with the decision of the COW awards.

I look out at a sea of contributors and have found at least 5 worthy people.

This is not a bad problem to have it is just a tough one because I would not want someone feeling unappreciated after all their great contributions.