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Gomadic Power Accessories for ALL !!

Hello All,

"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."......................copyright:HDHannah1986 .................................... H Hannah-Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi750 and Ique3600

POI Maintainance.

In your member account there is a place to show poi maintainers. Is this just for the person who created a poi file or is it for anyone that has created on or updated, or added a file to a existing poi file.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Poll - How many still use paper maps?

I never use paper maps, it is either my garmin or some type of digital maps (ie. mapquest, google maps, etc). Just wondered if anyone uses paper maps.

2:48PM 03-16-2008
If I counted it right,

Paper Maps (doesn't include print outs from eletronic sources)???

Yes - 34
-No - 31

Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Dallas Idles Cameras

Quite a lengthy artical in the Dallas Morning News regarding the City of Dallas idling more that one-fourth of it's 62 red-light cameras. On a lot of the locations they have decided to just make the yellow light timing longer.

Garmin 660


When I connect my nuvi to my daughter's vista box, it says...

Do you want to scan and fix Garmin nüvi (F:)?

There might be a problem with some files on this device or disc. This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it.

[Scan and fix (recommended)] [Continue without scanning]

Does anyone else get this in vista?

Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Please include your screen name in your emails to Miss POI

As the site gets busier my ability to remember which email goes with which screen name declines.

Please make sure to put your screen name in your emails to me;)

Miss POI


has anyone else ever thought of adding a rss feed for the sight?!

just a thought

Everyday is a GREAT day :)

Houston Area WiFi hotspots?

The WiFi hot spots file for the Houston, Texas (and immediate area) area is nearly a year old now. Any updates available? I'm going to be spending a bit of time in that coastal area and will be using avialable hot spots.

2 star general

Guess I've been promoted to a 2 star general smile


Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

red light camers and speed trap alerts

I heard on the news today that there is a debate going on regarding the installation of ten red light cameras in the city of Tampa Florida. One concern voiced was that studies indicated NO reduction of accidents due to the cameras and that the yellow light timing was shorter where cameras were in place. Seems that cities are more interested in making money than reducing accidents.


augie billitier I2,c330,660

Rest Area comments

Good day. Not sure if this is the correct place for this, but it is "open" so thought it would be good.

My wife and I just drove to Texas and back. All told, the Rest Area file was first class. I set it for a 26,000 feet proximity alarm which gave us a five mile warning. It worked.


Creating new POI files!

I want to start creating my own POI files, what is the easiest/fastest way to do that? I need to know the best way to get the coordinates or is there specific sources that can do that as a list. Where do you guys get yours?



Help with icon display

I need someone with a Tom-Tom, Magellan or anything other than Garmin to test a file for me. The files are located here:

POI Factory is a great bargain!

I'm researching campgrounds and attractions for a trip to WV/VA/KY. While perusing info on, I found an ad for campground POIs. WOW! They charge a fortune for this and other files!

Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

How / When does a submitted POI become available for other users?

I'm new here but am very excited about finding this site. I've added a new POI file and was wondering how long or what the approval process is for submitting new POI files.

I didn't see anything in the FAQ's about this.

Thanks in advance!

Garmin nüvi 750

KNA G510

I am looking for map update for kna g510 any help please?

Can the Trip/Max screen be replaced?

Hi All,

I recently downgraded my Nüvi 670's firmware from v4.30 to v4.20 (because of the (alert/.mp3 glitch) and unfortunately, in the process, lost the information on the "Max Speed" screen showing my max speed of 590 mph. I looked inside the Garmin Folder and didn't see anything that resembled that file.

So, my question is this:

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Is it possible to have a "Trade" thread?

Just practicing my General Maintainer role, Is it possible to have a thread for people who want to trade their GPSr or related accessories? It should be very useful and worthy thread giving the number of members in the forum. And, in order to avoid scams and sneaky traders we might have some rules to post in this thread, such as you should be a star member for example to be able to post.

Raw Sewage spill near POI Factory.....

Yes it really did happen, read about it here:

I love some of the stuff that floods into my in box that has part of our company name in it.

Miss POI

Anyone need the Map Update 2008 City Navigator North America NT CD?

I have two unused CD's. One we bought by mistake and cant return and one garmin sent by mistake.Send enough for postage and you can have em free.