Welcome / open talk


Platform Updates - Dec 11

I'll be taking the site down for a few minutes to install security updates for our web platform.

There are no changes in functionality, and I expect downtime will last 10 - 15 minutes.


Sun Shade

I am looking for a sunshade/visor for my c340. I am particularly interested in one which provides for access to the volume and on/off controls without removing it. Any suggestions appreciated


Red light camera file

I never had a need for the Red Light Camera file (no cameras in our area) until this past week in Mesa, AZ. In one word ... invaluable!. A sincere thank you to Miss POI and all who have contributed to it.


"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

Garmin or TomTom

Which is better?

Garmin Nuvi 200 or TomTom One Third LE?

For the mods/admin

Is there ever going to be an option to add animated "smileys" in our posts? Directly viewable linked pictures in actual posts from Photobucket, Shutterfly, etc?

Newest to oldest... Nüvi 660, Street Pilot 2720, Magellan SporTrak Pro, Lowrance Global Map 100

European Red Light Cameras

Anyone know where I can get a POI of red light and speed cameras in Europe? All this talk about speeding, Porsches and autobahns has left me with a desire to visit the place again.. smile

Tomtom GO 720: US Gas Stations POIs for a standard car

Where can I find United States gas station POIs for the tomtom go 720 that are free to download?


Is there any place on this website that has your standard average gas stations THROUGHOUT the US? The Shell gas station seem to be the one that comes with the tomtom go 720.

I would love some help and/or guidance.




Serial Killers prefer Garmin

Did anyone catch the last episode of Dexter on Showtime? it seems our favorite serial killer uses a Garmin nüvi. His psycho ex-girlfriend took his GPSr out of his car to find out where he's been. The producers created some fake screen shots and a voice announcing his last destination. The nüvi name was visible briefly as she held it in her hand.

Brent - 3597LMTHD

Charlotte/Monroe red light cameras

Do they still have red light cameras in Charlotte? Some where I remember that they (Charlotte) had to remove them.

Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

New member.... Me!

Hello, my name is Paul Jaruszewski and I recently joined the POI Factory website. I have a long history with Garmin GPS units, but recently found this site because I bought a Garmin Nuvi 650 and wanted to see what the custom POI situation was all about.

Paul Jaruszewski / www.melor.com


I am new to this and I would like to create a "Best Wings around Philly" POI how do I start?

Library for singe POI'S

I enjoy using my gps to explore new areas and to travel.I have looked at most every poi file on this site.A lot of hard work has been done by many of the members to establish these files.A large amount of data is there and it represnts individual preferences and most likely the types of things each member has a interest in.Just as a suggestion or topic for discussion.Is there a way a library for i

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

Home settings

How to change Home settings on Nuvi 660?


Shri : Nuvi 660

Naming POIs

I have just downloaded my first Poi file. When I ask my Garmin Nuvi 350 for a specific place (ie Camping World in Syracuse) it cannot find it but I know my new file was downloaded properly because it is in the POIs in Garmin. Is there a specific way to name the locations with the addresses.

Also can I delete some of the locations from a file


GPS Guide for Beginners

For all (Garmin) GPS newbies out there... you have just joined a very select club!

“There is always a solution; the only challenge is to find the best one”

Proposed forum change

It's great that we have separate Magellan and Tomtom forums now, but I have noticed that when I posted a comment in the welcome/open talk forum about what I had read about Navigon it was moved to the "Other GPS brands" forum.

I think moving that request for comments to the "Other GPS brands" makes it less useful.

For all 2720 Users

The Specs on the 2720 says it speaks street names like turn right on elm st I never heard mine say street names is there a setting for this because I never found a setting all mine does is tell you when to turn like turn right .6 miles or turn right in 500 feet no street names are said Can anyone Help

Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Chatty Kathy thread for the week of December 10th 2007

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 2007-12-03

This week we are recognizing Dcoffing and Steevo.

Dcoffing, You blew into town and have taken most of the site by storm. You are an amazing contributor, you have your hands in everything with the site and I have been very impressed with you knowledge and your ability to help others in a friendly way.

Blinking SP 2720

A Friend of mine left his 2720 out in the car over night in 6 degree weather now all it does is blink when you turn it on has any one else had this problem it is like it wants to come on but it dont

Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck