Welcome / open talk


California NEW GPS Law...

Yeahhh! (We all do it anyways...)

At least they have a new California law that allows GPS's to be placed either the right or left corner window/side of a car.

Saying hello

New guy here, just to say hello and Happy 2009. Glad to have found the site , new to GPS, hoping to learn and eventually contribute. Safe travels...

Your New Year's Resolution: Backup Your GPS

January 1 is a day many people resolve to achieve goals. I suggest we POI Factory folks resolve to make a backup of their GPS. It is very handy if there is a problem with an update, you need a copy of you POI files, or you decide to buy another GPS and would like to transfer favorites or POI files.

Brent - 3597LMTHD

Duplicated locations within a POI file

Several times now I've seen my GPS report multiple instances of a POI at almost the same location. This seems to be an error, but in some cases I'm having trouble figuring out how to report it. In my current case I'm looking at 2 Wendy's restaurant locations on the same intersection.

Md. scavenger hunt tests GPS users

I found this on Fox45 website for Maryland locals. http://www.foxbaltimore.com/template/inews_wire/wires.region...

-Mike Nuvi 360 Samsung M520 Sprint (Bluetooth'd)


Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year grin
WELCOME 2009 !!!

"Traffic" the book.

I'm about half way though this one and I have to recommend it to any one who drives.

Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Written by Tom Vanderbilt


An interview with the author.


Nuvi 265WT

GPS Predictions For 2009

Which ones do you think will come true, and which ones would you like to add?

I think a lot of no name brands will go out of the nav biz as the big names have lowered prices.


all poi files

i would like to download all the pois from this site is there an easy way to do it without haveing to go to each one????? also does anyone know if you get the GPS for a laptop can u load all the pois ......im an over the road trucker and would like to have them all ..... this is a great site and people have done a lot of work and while i travel id like to see that work in action .......

Contributors of the Week 2008-12-22

This week we are recognizing the Dynamic TJ Maxx Duo of Panama and Hercegovac,

You both did a fantastic job communicating with each other on which states you were working on.

You demonstrated what this community is all about, pulling together to get the job done. I really appreciate having both of you in our community.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 29, 2008

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

It Was Only a Matter of Time

Before they figured out how to use GPS to tax us.


Nuvi 680, Magellan 300

Leap second added to 2008 and GPS

I just read on Yahoo! News which published a Reuters news story about a leap second being added to 2008 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081228/ts_nm/us_time_seconds). I thought in the past that GPS clocks did not add these leap seconds and our GPS clocks are actually several seconds "ahead" of true time. One sentence in this story infers that the GPS will be adding one second as well.


I'm sure this has been covered in hundreds of previous posts, but for those of us who received a Nuvi for Christmas and don't know how to upload extra POIs, I certainly would like to be directed to a couple of those posts. I'm not "computer stupid", but I don't have loads of experience. Any assistance appreciated.

Rest stops

Just want to make comment about rest stop file.I set the alert for the rest stops.During my travels down I10 in Florida every one of them was right on the money.Good job to Mr Ken.I know it must have taken a lot of time to get this perfection.

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

Connecting to my phone, i have to grant it everytime???

Hi all,

I just got my first GPS for x-max, a Garmin 765T, love it so far.

Nine Things To Do With That New Auto GPS


POI Factory is mentioned if you click on POI resources on number 8.

Help in uploading POI file

I have a TomTom and there are a couple of POI files that I have created or modified that I would like to upload to this site to share with those that might be interested.

One is Tollbooths in eastern USA & Atlantic Canada

The other is state / Province entrance welcome centres (without all the rest areas only) for USA and eastern Canada.

TomTom Go920

any great travel stoies over the holidays

Used the Nuvi 265 from Desmoines to San diego and worked like a charm never felt lost throuh my whole trip some of the preloaded POI's a little out dated but still happy with the overall performance.

What GPS Did You Get For Christmas?

Thought it would be interesting to see what everyone got for the Holidays.