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Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 3rd, 2011

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.

Jonathan

Deleteing POI files

I recently downloaded two files to my brand new Garmin GPS, Costco and Walmart locations. However now I know that I already have very accurate information for both so how do I delete these from my GPS?

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David & Sue Pierce Ocean Shores, WA

Windmill And POI Files

JM,

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

Intro

Hi All,

Looks a well layed our Forum.

looking for Speed cameras UK for
my Nissan Juke (2010).

sat nav (Nissan Connect) came whith no
Speed Cam allerts. Cool ?.

BF...

Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - October 2011

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.

Thank you CherylMASS for starting the original "Keeping the Windmill Alive" thread at POI Factory.

POI Factory Joke Thread - October 2011

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....

JM

October Birthdays 2011

This thread is to wish everyone with birthdays in Oct, " Happy Birthday and Many More"

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Microsoft Security Essentials Detects Chrome as Malware

Not sure if anyone is affected. This just happened this morning.

Alert: Google Chrome has been incorrectly marked as malware by Microsoft security software. Please update your Microsoft security software to version 1.113.672.0 which resolves this issue.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=42d6...

we are not the only ones using Google Maps

CHICAGO (KGO) -- Burglars are now using Google Maps to search for victims.

Police in the Chicago area recently arrested two suspects in a string of burglaries involving Google Maps.

Investigators believed they used the Google service to find expensive homes along highways. The burglars then allegedly use Google Earth to see the homes in 360-degree detail.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

PA is out of sight

We are going to leave for Gettysburg Sunday and I was checking on tolls to make sure I have enough in my IPass account to cover all of the tolls. I can't believe Pennsylvania, it's going to cost almost as much to go part way across PA as it will to cross Indiana and Ohio combined.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

GPS on Gasbuddy

Gasbuddy.com and its sister websites post a poll each week. This weeks poll asks what kind of GPS do users have in their primary vehicle.

Current voting shows 41% use portable PNDs, 32% don't use a gps at all, 13% use their cells and only 7% use in dash units.

Voting ends Sunday

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

OnStar's 'brazen' data tracking comes under fire

http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/26/technology/schumer_onstar_in...

Quote:

A senator from New York has asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into vehicle tracking by General Motors' OnStar division. Two other senators issued calls for the company to explain and reconsider its tracking policies.

Contributors of the Week 2011-09-19

This week we're recognizing VersatileGuy for his help troublehooting some technical issues with POI Factory's OV2 files. He also often appears with helpful or thoughtful posts in the discussion areas.

Thank you VersatileGuy!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Ski Goggle GPS

Coming soon to a ski slope near you, goggles with GPS built in: http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20110926/z3-gps-goggles-lost/ Useful for those times you're tempted to call the ski patrol to find out where the heck you've gotten yourself wink

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Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 26th, 2011

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.

Jonathan

POI Factory Outages 9/26/2011

POI Factory was offline for a while today due to a network outage at our hosting company. The outage started around 9 am eastern and lasted approximately two hours.

EDIT: A second outage started around 1:45 pm eastern and lasted approximately 1.75 hours.

Sorry for the troubles.

Jonathan (aka JM)

new password

Just got the following email:

Don B,

A request to reset the password for your account has been made at POI Factory.

You can log in to www.poi-factory.com by clicking on this link or copying and pasting it in your browser:

http://www.poi-factory.com/user/reset/13242/...

After you get logged in, you can visit your account page to change your password.

TEMPORARY LINK:

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Improving GPS Accuracy When Recording Locations

I have tended to take three coordinate readings for locations being recorded in a POI file and averaging the results. Any thoughts on whether that is a worthwhile approach?

Another thought, you can drop a latitude/longitude marker in Google maps. But I have often wondered how accurate the GPS coordinates are in Google maps. So far I have not observed any discernible discrepancy.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Red Light Legal Problem in my state

It would seem that Bluff City failed to follow new state law that went into effect in July. The new law sets a minimum distance for a change in speed limits before a red light camera.

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=94295

Sad to admit, but this looks like interest in revenue.

OnStar Will Sell User Data

If you have an OnStar system in your vehicle you may want to disconnect it pretty soon. OnStar will begin selling user data!!!! And cancelling your service won't stop the data collection, you have to actually deactivate the data connection.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/09/onstar-pr...

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