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Blizzard Nemo

Blizzard Conditions tomorrow for New York City and Boston.
Are you prepared?

DHS Purchasing An Alamrming Amount of Ammunition


This is likely off topic of this site - but scary and something people need to be aware of! What's going on here?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

Federal agency has now acquired enough bullets to wage 30 year war

Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT

speedometer accuracy.

Has anyone checked the accuracy of the speedometer against their GPS?
Barbara purchased a 2013 Scion XD. The speedometer matches the indicated speed of my 1450, EXACTLY at all speeds from 20 to 65 mph. The miles traveled show the odometer accurate also.
The 2010 Scion that she traded in had an error of about 2 mph at highway speeds. When new tires were purchased the error did not change.

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You're getting stuck in traffic less

You're getting stuck in traffic less?

About 10% of cars currently on the road have GPS systems that provide real-time traffic information, said Jim Bak, a spokesman for Inrix, a provider of traffic software and data. By 2015, that number is expected to be 50%, said Bak.
"There technology and the tools are there," he said. "You don't just have to sit there and be a lemming on your commute."

Garmin 2555LMT

I recently purchased a Garmin NUVI 2555LMT. After spending almost $200, I find out that the Cyclops traffic safety camera programs don't work on this unit. Will the download from this site work on my Garmin? If not, does anyone know where I can find one, or do I have to return my unit for one that is compatible with this POI application. Thanks!


Hidden Files and Folders

I have a 765T and do not think that I have any hidden files or folders on this unit. If anyone thinks I am mistaken with this assumption, please let me know

What I am hoping is that I can get some help with in determining whether a technique I use for backups (using ISO files to DVDs) will write out hidden files/folders regardless of how the options in "Folder Options" are set.

Contributors of the Week 2013-1-28

This week we are recognizing Box Car!

Box Car is a frequent poster, often one of the first members of our community to respond to new questions and to welcome visitors to our site.
This week he also updated several of the POI files he maintains.

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

Chit Chat Thread for the week of February 4, 2013

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.


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

Monthly GPS Deals/Bargains sticky thread?

Happy Superbowl Eve everyone. I wanted to toss this idea out for discussion.

What do Mods and everyone else think about having a monthly sticky thread for posting GPS related deals and bargains that we may discover in our internet travels?

GPm files

Every time I try to down load a GPM file it wants to open in Microsoft Office while CVX files open in Excel. None of the files that try to open in Office are usable. Anyone know what is going on? I use windows 7

Factory Joke Thread –February 2013

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....


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

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - February 2013

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.


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

Best way of routing fastest route real-time? (traffic on my Garmin is useless)

The traffic receiver on my Garmin is horribly stale, or inaccurate. It almost always misses rush hour traffic and if I'm in an area I'm unfamiliar with, the routing to get from point A to point B the fastest way is important.

newspaper vacation notice leads to thefts...

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

Now That's a Tour Guide!

A major update to the popular Google Earth tour guide feature for desktop, iOS and Android released Jan. 29. As you navigate in Earth, tour guide acts as a local exploration expert suggesting interesting places near the location you're visiting. Today's update adds over 100,000 new tours of popular sites, cities and places across 200 countries, as well as enhancements to existing tours.

Nüvi 2595LMT, nüvi 760, TomTom START 45M, Galaxy Nexus

Month of February: Your Favorite Holiday

All Month long:

Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Avocado and Banana Month
Bake for Family Fun Month
Beans (Dried and Fresh) Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Dog Training Education Month
Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month

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

Galileo Whistler GPS

This thing is driving me nuts!!!
It is not user friendly. Can anyone suggest a model that doesn't require a PHD to operate?

Matthew Bays

Consumer Reports

The March 2013 edition of Consumer Reports has a one page article evaluating Garmin, Tom Tom, & Magellan GPS models.

Not an earthshaking article but one of interest in comparing various models.


Tire with GPS

Dateline: Arlington Heights IL
So police devised a plan to figure out who was stealing them (tires) from cars on display at Arlington Nissan on Dundee Avenue, authorities said. Investigators fit a spare tire on an SUV with a GPS tracking device, authorities said.


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