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Organizing POI's

Can anyone suggest how they organize their POI's.
ie: by state, type etc.


Chit Chat Thread for the week of August 18, 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 2008-08-11

This week we are recognizing Pcatch135 and Skunkape.

Take the road less traveled

Take the road less traveled
If you have the option of choosing lightly traveled roads over busier ones, you give yourself more flexibility to employ a wider range of fuel saving techniques than if you are surrounded by other vehicles. You may even find that a somewhat longer, lightly traveled route may result in lower overall amount of fuel used than the shorter, busier route.

Northwest POI question


I'm new here and I must say this is an excellent site. What a great resource.

My questions is there seems to be several companies that neglected the northwest (I live in North Idaho). I grabbed several company POI files, but the following ones don't show any locations near me:

Burger King
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell

Why are POI files not supported by companies such as AAA or Hotels ect.

Will the business world provides GPS owners a free POI file of their business locations.

Would it not benefit their business.


Michael Phelps has just accomplished his goal of 8 gold medals and broke another record for the most medals in one games. ( I know there is a thread for this but this i think deserves its own thread


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

Surprised how easy everything is

I downloaded the rest stops and set up alerts about a mile in advance. Works like a charm! Everyone here is so very helpful (not surprised at that) and I want to thank everyone who makes this all possible. A friend of mine is moving out of state and bought a nuvi 5000. What REALLY surprised me is that it has no battery; has to be plugged in to use it.

Lynn - Nuvi 760

Surprised with beanbag

I purchased the beanbag mount based on someone's comment in this forum. I wondered how well it would stay in place but the comment I read stated he could NOT inadvertently knock it off. So I took a chance and bought it. It's great; completely mobile when in other cars and much better and easier than the windshield mount which I would have had trouble reaching.

Lynn - Nuvi 760

Family Dollar

Does anyone know where I can get a POI file for Family Dollar? I could not find one in the POI file pages. If not, is there a easy way to find all the locations so I can make a POI file for the site. I went to the Family Dollar site to get store locations and all it gives you are the 5 or 6 closest stores in your zip code.


Fuel Stations

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I was unable to find any information on it. Why are there no fuel station POI's listed, other than just fuel brand .bmp images? Would the files just be too large and ever-changing?

SameCell Cell Capture for phone GPS service?

I have run across http://www.samecell.com/index.htm
and wonder if anyone on here has any knowledge of how well it works? They seem to offer a GPS service with a combination of cell tower and satellite reception. This is regardless of what your service provider includes in your package.

I think it only works with Blackberry models but before I left that website I was not sure which models.

"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880


Hi everyone. Great work here, I can't believe the effort that's been put into these POIs. Once I get a grasp of how it all works, I hope to be able to contribute...


when loading SW Campgrounds from east coast location

I am very new at this poi stuff and have plenty of room on my sd card but when i load southwest campgrounds it only goes out about 1800 miles from here in pennsylvania.... when i get closer driving to say arizona will more poi's show up on my garmin c-550?_____
thanx for any help,

poi (c340 and SP2610)

i am a newbe and computer illiterate.i want to download poi's into my c-340 and my 2610.please take me step by step.thank you very much.

celebrety voices

i found this site , anyone use it already ?
i have no idea how to incorporate these voices please advise


marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

Anyone working on a HOBO's POI file

I was currious if anyone is working on a HOBO POI file. This is a home improvement store at and unbeatable price.....

I'm new!!!!!!

Hi, I am happy to have heard about "POI Factory"!! Now I will learn how to use this site as a member. I'll be talking to you all as I get use to all of the tools that can be used.

Lowell the Barber!

Active forum topics

I've been finding it very tough to keep up on the latest posts now that we have 106,000 (or so) members. Is it possible to add more Active Forum Topics to the list instead of just 7? Maybe like 15-20? Pretty please?

"Delete nothing, back up everything"

Free nuvi 200 from mygpsoffer.com

I received my free nuvi 200 gps and went to garmin.com site and logged it in and was given a free update to the 2009 maps. I paid $10.00 for the dvd so I would have a copy if I needed it later, other wise the download was free.