Welcome / open talk



new guy here. just googled wisconsin rustic roads poi and found this place. we have had our zumo 550 for about two years and love it. we use it almost every time we leave town either on the motorcycle or in the car. looking to learn a lot here and hopefully be able to contribute too.
gots lots of reading to do

My 2 GPSrs Cannot Find Location?

I just put in the correct address on both my GPSrs and neither can find the below location. I decided to try another address near that exact location that I am looking for and that wasn't found either.

The address is: 100 US Highway 22, Green Brook, NJ

Can anyone advise, why this is happening?


Alan-Garmin c340

Pick your own Oranges (Florida)

Any POIs for 'Pick your Own' Orance orchards in/around Florida ?


Red Light Cameras

Red Light Cameras are being suspended in some locations because of cost.


Free Program to Download Tracks

This program just showed up on the Apple site today. I’ve looked at it quickly and it looks pretty good. Perhaps it can be used along with Garmin Road Trip. It’s a free download at http://www.houdah.com/houdahGPS/

John Every Day Above Ground is a Good Day! Nuvi 360,660 and 780

Tour Guide Name

If you create a file with tourguide in the name, it will give proximity alert for the locations in the poi file that are not on the road you are travelling on. Is this correct?

If this is correct, how do you set the distance for the alert? Do you use the manual mode? Or, can you have an entry in the file?



JD4x4's guide to nuvi GPX / CSV display differences FAQ discussion

This is a discussion related the the linked FAQ. If you see changes that you would like to see made please post them here.

You can also use this as a place to thank the wonderful author who worked hard to put this together.

Great Job JD4X4 !!!! I know that this is going to be a useful resource for users.

Miss POI

California lawmaker wants to blur Google Earth. Could GPS be targetted next?

This is all in the name of "safety" :


http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Space Shuttle viewing locations

There is a launch for tomorrow around 9:30PM from the Kennedy Space Center. I live in Hollywood FL and would like to drive to a location to see the launch. I don't want to drive all the way up to view. I am looking for a location that would be about 2 hours from me and would have a view. A local park on the beach or a parking lot would work. I am told that you can see the flame from far away.

Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Convert POI's From Magellan Maestro 4050 to Garmin Nuvi 765T

Wasn't sure where to put this question. I just bought a Nuvi 765T and would like to move the addresses from my Maestro 4050 to my Garmin unit. Will Extra POI Editor allow me to do this? (I do have the Magellan POI Editor on my PC.) If not, has anyone developed software which will allow me to do this?
Thanks a million-ronboman

New to the site

Hey what a great site. Loads of info and easy to use. Thanks to all who have worked on, posted on and gave ideas here. I have breathed some new life into my Nuvi!

Contributors of the week 2009-03-02

This week we are recognizing Poppywhite and Dockster as our contributors of the week.

Poppywhite, This week you worked on the La Quinta Inn's project located here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21192. Great job on this project it turned out really nice.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 9th 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

voice on red light alert

For some reason when I remove the old red light alerts and installed the new ones I lost the voice on my unit that alerts instead of the beep. It still shows it and I can play it on the computer in the garmin voice section. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Speed camera's...how picky are they

We are about to get the red light and speed camera's in Quebec and I was wondering if they were set very accurate. By that I mean if a police officer was there with a manual radar gun he would usually not pull you over if you were only marginally over the speed limit, usually 5 - 10%. Do the speed cameras cut you any slack or is it 1km over the limit and your picture is taken?

Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Nuvi 265WT, should the receiver cig lighter adaptor show red?

I have a new Nuvi 265WT and I noticed that the amp light on the receiver that plugs into the cigarette lighter, always shows RED. It never turns green or yellow. I still get traffic and my 265 charges and works fine but I am concerned because I have never had a receiver the stayed red, they all have an amber or green light when functioning correctly.

Change TomTom file to Garmin File

I have a TomTom voice file vif and chk. Can I change it some how to work on my Garmin

Can I Update Garmin Bluetooth Firmware Manually

I just bought a Nuvi 885T, and I can't pair my LG Voyager with it. I received a message on screen a couple of times when plugging it in to my CPU that says BLUETOOTH FIRMWARE UPDATING. Unfortunately every time I get this message the screen freezes at about one percent and my CPU USB port recognizing the Nuvi interrupts and seems to cancel the update.

How useful are red light camerea POI

I just moved into the new millennium and finally bought a GPS. I recently got a red light camera ticket and I just wanted some feedback about how useful the red light POI's are. By the way Im in NY.

some people are really clueless about securing their GPS

I went to a restaurant tonight for a quick bite. As I leave, I notice the car parked next to me has the GPS on the dash. Worse still, the GPS is still plugged into the car charger and turned on.

It was a Magellan or a TomTom unit, mounted on a bean bag, and hooked up to the AC charger. The display was really bright in the dim parking lot.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work