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Contributors Of The Week 2015-06-15

This week we are recognizing, Ranman53!

Ranman53 is a relative newcomer to POI Factory, but he posted a comment last week in the Garmin North American 2016.10 Map Update thread that educated, amused and generally entertained many of us.
(The link above should take you directly to the comment).

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of June 22, 2015

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.


How much do you know about the world around you?

I have no vested interest in this site but I thought people here might find it interesting. It's actually kind of addicting once you start playing.


How Does Garmin And Others Actually Get Their POI information?

So, as posted above, I am wondering how Garmin, and others, currently get their POI data? Is it from HERE or someone else? The reason I ask is sort of a selfish motivation. One of my hobbies is riding ATVs. I generally ride on Minnesota or Wisconsin State DNR trails. When I want to buy gasoline near a trail, it is pretty important to have current, correct, accurate information.

Imagine that! (More) Corruption from Redflex

The former CEO of a Red light camera company has pled guilty to bribing a Columbus public official.



Live every day like it's your last. Some day you'll be right - Benny Hill

New phishing scam (password or verification code)

Does anyone use 2FA (2-Factor Authentication) or 2-step verification? Do you know that cyber criminals can reset your online password by knowing your email address and phone number? The following video explains how it works:

Cybercriminals Phishing for Email Accounts using SMS

New FAQ - linking to a specific post.

For members who post frequently on POI Factory, I have added a new FAQ that may be helpful: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44758. I know many of you already know how to this, but there are others who don't.

Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Any link"

From these two studies, I wonder if any link could be drawn as to cause and effect.

Survey: Many Drivers Unfamiliar with Infotainment Features
Link to article in automotiveIT International:

Distracted Driving Crashes Up 6% in Texas as TxDOT Launches 'Talk, Text, Crash' Campaign
Link to story on KXAS-TV:

"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Wisconsin now going to 70mph

Today, Tuesday, county crews are changing signs on the interstates in Wisconsin, raising the speed limit from 65 to 70.

They do stress that until the sign gets changed, the speed limit remains the same. The expect all the signs to be changed by Wednesday.


Garmin Nuvi 2450

Contributors Of The Week 2015-06-08

This week we are recognizing, Preroll!

Preroll has been a member of POI Factory for 4 years.
Last week he started the thread, Advantages using Download Vs. Pre-Loaded SD Cards , which sparked a good community discussion.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of June 15, 2015

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.


New Pilot Speed Camera Program in P.G. County, MD

"The Prince George's County Police Department is beginning a pilot program to test laser-based speed camera guns with tablet computers that allow officers to catch and ticket speeders in real-time without pulling them over."

In St Petersburg in Russia y don't find any RLC

In St Petersburg in Russia y don't find any RLC

Leamonaid stand shut down in Texas by Police

Only in America!


I love the ingenuity the girls used to get around the "you need a permit".

They are now doing a "donations only". Which is legal.

Nuvi 2460LMT and 1350.

Batch Geocoding

Does anyone have suggestions for a good batch geocoding program?

In the past I used GPS Visualizer, but sometimes it truncates the information that is input. I have found a program by TAMU, but they charge after 2500 data points. Thank you in advance for your information.

Comcast/Xfinity just more than doubled my download speed to over 120 MBPS

Got an email today about them doubling my download speed and all I had to do was reboot the modem, router and computer.

GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps


I live in east coast CAN. Lousy ,long winter, looking forward to vacation, just about done the east USA, where to???, popup trailer(tent trailer) behind, open to suggestions. TA,TA (English Thank you) for all replays.

Contributors Of The Week 2015-06-01

This week we are recognizing, Walleye1!

Walleye1 has been a member of POI Factory for over eight years.

This week he updated his Lake Michigan Circle Tour file and sent in pictures for several other POI files including the Chicago Area Music Venues POI.

Thanks, Walleye1, for all of your contributions!


Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of June 08, 2015

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.


KNA-G510 not reading POI file

My GPS will not recognize and read the POI files. I have done this a 100 or more times. I use POI loader and an SD 2gb. It writes the file fine and shows correctly using explorer.

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