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Viewing POI file content

Is there a way to view the content of a poi file prior to downloading it into my GPS? I want to see if the poi's are of interest to me!

Contributors of the Week 2012-03-26

This week we’re recognizing lwk.

Over the last few weeks, he’s been helping us update the camera information for British Columbia.
We’ll have the Vancouver area completely cross-checked with this week’s update.

Thank you lwk!

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Digital Media Receivers - threat to GPS?

It seems to me that we have too many options right now. I like my 3 GPSs but some like to use their cell phones as a GPS. In my vehicles, I have CD players, radios, and MP3 playback though the Garmin or off my phone. It's nice to have lots of options but it seems like there is some unnecessary redundancy.

Garmin partners with Suzuki for company's first in-dash infotainment system

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Chit Chat Thread for the week of April 2, 2012

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.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - April 2012

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.
~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Factory Joke Thread - April 2012

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.
It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.
Have fun....
~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

April 2012 Birthdays

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in April “Happy Birthday and Many More” smile

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

April Fools day is here

Well, here it is April 1, 2012 and nobody has brought up April Fools day.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

speed cameras coming to chicago school zones and park areas

motorist in the city of chicago should be well advised of the following.The city of chicago will begin erecting
speed cameras in the above zones.An informed person will

traffic receivers

are the fm traffic receivers designed to give audable info or are the notifications only given visualy on the screen? thankyou

Procedure for reporting errors on preloaded POI's

How does one report errors to preloaded POI's on my nuvi. Was out of town this evening and searching for a McDonalds. Turned out to be three blocks away from the listed address. I know the nuvi allows me to report errors but it only removes that particular POI but does not allow to enter the correct address.

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Are we there yet? 1490LMT

Today only at Woot.com (03/28/2012)

www.woot.com is selling for just today the following:

TomTom XXL 550T 5” Touchscreen GPS for 79.99 + $5s/h

Not sure if it is good price but thought I would share it with everyone

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

CNBC article mentions POI Factory

CNBC.com has run an article titled 'Speeders Beware: Cities With The Most Speed Traps ( http://www.cnbc.com/id/46343896 ) in which they list the ten cities with the most red light cameras...where a handful CNBC says: "according to POI Factory" in the sidebar information.

Pretty cool to see POI Factory get recognition in an article by big media.

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According to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway...

Working on new and Updated Icons (BMP files)..

I have started working on Icons that you can use on your GPS, I have been updating some of the older ones that I have posted here a long time ago, as well as creating new ones that are still missing for the POI files that is on this site.

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

Engineers develop car that gets 3,000 mpg

If gas keeps going up in price and the supplies run out, we could all be driving one of these. LOL - not me! A semi would turn it into powder.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1530331492001/engineers-develop-c...

But, seriously, projects like this will lead to break thrus that get passed to production models and we the consumers benefit.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Contributors of the Week 2012-03-19

This week we are recognizing Motorcycle Mama.

As a seasoned veteran to this site Motorcyle Moma has participated in a great many discussions on GPS and POI troubleshooting.

She can be counted on to ask problem specific questions and to point users in the right direction for online resources.

Thank you for all you do for our community!

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 26, 2012

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.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Gas Prices - UP Again

Gas prices are rising again, with little expectation of the increase slowing. Every year or two we seem to have an "event" that triggers a surge - Katrina, the BP blowout., etc. and the price of a barrel of oil jumps. But four years ago, oil was at $140+ per barrel and now it is "only" around $105 - $110.

Fed driver distraction guidelines make navigation unusable

Fed driver distraction guidelines make navigation unusable

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57401786-48/fed-driver-...

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