Welcome / open talk


Universal Beanbag Mount

If you have no brand loyalty to GPS products, live in a location with a Fry's Electronics store and are looking for a usable beanbag mount, Fry's is currently selling a Gilsson Universal Beanbag mount in-store for $12.99 before tax. The website does not appear to be selling them online however.

Admin Question>>>

Just curious; if we participate in a thread that gets deleted...politics or censorship, for example...and it is our only participation for the week...do we still get to keep our windmill? smile :)

Inquiring minds, this one at least, want to know!

Regards, Ted

"You can't get there from here"

Amazon.com Pricing Change

Amazon is no longer adjusting prices for recent purchases. They used to have a 30-day window where you could get some money back if the price dropped. No more.

Eat at Joes.

Contributors of the Week 2008-09-22

This week we are recognizing Aophiuchus and Nicko99.

Aophiuchus, You have been doing a great job maintaining one of the most popular set of files on the site, Walmart. I just wanted to let you know again how much I appreciate all that you do for us at POI Factory. You are amazing.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 29, 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.

Miss POI

Sunrise/sunset./Twilight/Moonrise/etc on a gps?

I was just pondering something I'd like to see on a GPS unit - Some basic "Astronomical" data - times for sunrise, moonrise, etc. There's also something called Civil Twilight and Astronomical Twilight. Civil twilight is generally the time it gets dark enough to NEED headlights when on the road, and astronomical twilight when its dark enough to start seeing a few stars, at least with a telescope.

How soon after midnight does the next week begin?

Here I've waited for midnite to roll around and Monday Sept 23d to begin, just so I could post.

You mean Miss Poi does not stay up just to begin the next weekly Chit Chat thread? I'm shocked and speechless. Disillusioned. Like there is no Santa.

So I guess I will just have to go to bed. I did not catch the gold ring on the merrygoround.

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

Long Time GPS User - First Time Poster

Hello Everyone,

Just purchased a Garmin 260 (which I like very much) and decided to join after finding this site. It looks like there's a lot of great information here. Kudos to all of the contributors.

Anyone from Orange (Sabine) or Victoria TX?

Hi all,
Not sure if POI Factory will mind that I have placed this in here but here goes.

I work at a company up here that also has a chemical manufacturing site in each of the cities of Victoria and Orange Texas.

Greetings fro So Cal

Just wanted to say hello from a newbie. I've had my Garmin Nuvi350 for a few months and, of course, I don't know how I've ever lived without it!

Up on your way, hit the open road, there is magic at your fingers......

Paul Newman dies at 83

Low Cost GPS Covers

Hello All

I was looking for a case/cover for my Garmin 760 and i noticed an advertisement for a GPS sock.

Cell Phones With True GPS

I know that the Garmin Nuvifone is scheduled to be released next year with true GPS, not A-GPS. In the meantime, are there any other GPS cell phones right now that get GPS signals from the satellites rather than cell phone towers?

Just Signed UP!!

Looks like a great place. Looking forward to being a member.

Type B Chipset

POIF Gang,
Just updated my Nuvi-260 to firmware 5.0 and noticed another update that was available called "GPS Chipset Type B."
Can someone please tell me what this is and whether you recommend the update.
Any help would be appreciated.

Forum Problems

Where does one post questions/problems with the way the discussion forums behaves? Software related.

Frank Nuvi 2597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Just Joined!!

Hello everybody, I just got a new Garmin Nuvi 200 from my sister. Decided to join this website, to learn and contribute grin

Spoofing GPS

Have you guys and gals heard about gps spoofing? Tricking your gps into taking the wrong route? Have a look at these links:





How To Upload On This Site

I have some voice files from the nuvi 750 & 760, dated 2007 with various months, some early 2007. I however do not know how to upload( attach ) binary files on this site! Thanks smile

nuvi' 2450

Atomic Test Sites

For those of you who had downloaded my Atomic Test Sites poi http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16988 in the CSV format, you may be interested to know I have replaced it with a new version in GPX.

The GPX contains more information about each experiment. Sites with multiple tests are now combined into a single entry with details of each shot.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195