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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?

DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,

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

Gold Box Deal of the Day
Magellan Maestro 4350 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic
Org: $499.99
Today only:$179.99 (64% off)

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.



A little off the subject about a gps but we all need our computer for the gps.I was reading this article in the paper this morning about the Novatel MiFi 2200 available from Verizon and found it to be interesting. See http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Id=7019 .

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Contributors of the Week 2009-05-04

This week we are recognizing Hernt and Talikarni.

Hernt, You have been instrumental in keeping me up to date on all the towns in IL that are implementing red light camera systems over the last few weeks. I really appreciate all the help you have been providing.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of May 11th 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

Wisconsin police may track people without warrant using GPS

Can't do this in Canada... I think this Wisconsin decision might be challenged.


" MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody's movements without obtaining search warrants, an appeals court ruled Thursday. "

Wrong Walmart Location

I thought maybe someone with the knowledge of how to create and edit POI's could update the location of the Walmart in Hayward, Wisconsin. It is currently about 7 or 8 miles south of the true location. I don't know how to make this change to POI's or I would attempt to do the change myself. I don't know what the lon/lat positions are, but here is the current address.

Walmart Superstore