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Monthly GPS Deals/Bargains-June 2013

Please feel free to post any legitimate deals/bargains you find during your internet surfing.

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Factory Joke Thread – June 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.

Please read the forum rules before posting.

Have fun....


Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? – June 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.


Feature request: How many members have my POI file as a "Favorite File"?

A nice little perk for maintainers would be to display the number of members who have selected a POI file as one of their "Favorite Files". If it was publicly viewable then it would have the added bonus of being like the "n users 'Like/+1' this" on other sites.

Dumb question re: GPS trackers

So, I saw an ad for a GPS tracker on Craigslist, and it got me thinking...

I've had problems with satellite reception under tree canopy, or boat canvas, etc. The newer units are much better, but still.

If the Fuzz sticks a GPS tracker underneath your car, held by a magnet, which is my understanding of how it works, how does the GPS receive satellite signal?


On! Wisconsin

Or: Roundabout Gone Wild Part 2
While planning a trip to Milwaukee area I found this:
I-43N Exit 57. N42.94920 W88.10892
While checking out the La Quinta Inn, I discovered a roundabout that gave me two chances to get T-Boned. Just to the north on Moorland Road is another roundabout that looks like trouble.
Here is a quote from local paper.

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Chrysler Uconnect 8.4N

I have a Chrysler 300 with a Chrysler Uconnect 8.4N. I cannot get it to take any POI or Extras. Is there any instruction that would me how to work this unit? I have had to Garmin's before and have not had any problems installing POIs. It keeps say No Supported Files. Anybody out there want to tell me what dumb thing I am missing?

POI installation (for iOS and Android phones)


Please could anyone help. I have a small business that involves deliveries using vans and small trucks for which I provide my drivers with a POI database of their destinations for the day.

I have the procedures to install them to Garmin and TomTom GPS devices but I also need to know how to install them to Garmin and TomTom on iOS and Android phones.

Redlight/Speed Cameras in DC

In an article in The Washington Post this morning, May 28th, there is a 3/4 page article on Page 1 & 40% of Page 2, entitled "A DC thoroughfare littered with cameras - and cash."

Contributors of the Week 2013-5-20

This week we are recognizing, bobinot!

Bobinot has been a member for over three years. Although he’s relatively quiet on the forums, he maintains a rather motley group of POI files, such as Los Angeles MTA Rail Orange & Silver Lines, TGI Friday’s and Meineke-Canada & USA.
We appreciate his dedication to our site and in keeping his POI files up-to-date!

Thank you, bobinot!

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of May 27, 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.


Thanks Again to This Forum and Much Thanks for the Red Light Camera File

I'm putting this up in the general thread so everyone will see this.

Once again the POI Factory's red light camera file more than likely saved me from a ticket while driving around on vacation yesterday in Fort Myers, Florida.

Garmin maps

Not being versed in maps ,I got a new computer recently and now my Mapsource has no detail and neither does Base camp,other than a global map ,any help would be great.


Downloading Routes to GPS unit

I am looking for a GPS unit that I can download/import hundreds of addresses/Lats-Longs into from .xls/.cvs. The most stops a route may have are close to 1300; however our average routes are normally 500-800. I would like to either keep the routes on SD cards and change the routes on the GPS by simply changing SD cards or keep files on my PC and copy them into the unit when needed.

Memorial Day weekend

Anyone have any travel planning for this coming Holiday.also here in Ohio Starting JULY 1 speed limit will go up from 65 to 70/mph

Ohio to raise speed limit on select interstates

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Contributors of the Week 2013-5-13

This week I would like to recognize the members that made contributions to the Garmin Programs thread.

Thank you, Flyoffacliff for posting a great question. CraigW, t923347, canuk, pwohlrab, jgermann and jollywally, I appreciate your helpful, positive and encouraging responses.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of May 20, 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.


Memorial Day weekend - please drive carefully

There will be a lot of vehicles on the highways this Memorial Day weekend (5/25-27), because many folks have Monday off as well as the weekend.

Those of you who have the traffic feature will be in a better position to avoid crowded traffic areas. Here's where these units pay for themselves. I couldn't afford one this time. Maybe next time.

Drive safely!

Gotta travel on ... with my nuvi 2450LM.

Need a bmp

I need a bmp icon for the Kum And Go gas station file. If someone could create a good one and upload it to the site, that would be great.
Oh. I have created a couple of lousy ones.

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