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Right now when I go into a discussion forum it shows the oldest post and the newest post is pages away.

Is there a way to show the newest post first?

Heartbleed Bug

I don't think this has been posted anywhere:

A flaw in software that's widely used to secure Web communications means that passwords and other highly sensitive data could be exposed. Some say they've already found hundreds of Yahoo passwords.


All Yahoo users, change your Yahoo password.

Geocaching or terrorist that is the question

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

Contributors Of The Week 2014-03-31

This week we are recognizing GPSgeek.

GPSgeek has been a member of POI Factory for over 6 years. He has experience in maintaining files and can be found helping out in the forums like with the Zip Code discussion. He’s also good about posing questions to kick off discussions.

Thanks for your continued contributions, GPSgeek!



I noticed a couple of weeks ago that I had not seen his name pop up for awhile. Today, upon doing some further research, I found that spokybob passed away early last month.

Spokybob was a regular in the forums. He was one of the first members to reach out to me in friendship when I started here at POI Factory. He even sent me pics from a couple of his "Bucket List" adventures.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of April 07, 2014

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.


Multiple POI Display in Map Mode?

I notice that in google maps I can search POIs and all the POI icons show up in the map. I can then chose based on mapped location.

In my Garmin I can see POIs sorted by closest to me, which is good, but only in a list. I can only chose a POI then I can see that one icon on the map.

The Linux Alternative

With the demise of MS Windows XP on April 8, 2014, there is an alternative to moving on to the next version of MS Windows. That is using Linux.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Zip Code gps file information

I recently bought a new gps and wanted to add some poi csv files. I got those poi files from here but found that many of them had missing information (no city, state or zip code) so I decided to try to update them with the data from some gps-zip code files.


Parking enforcement in Arlington County. Money! Money! Money!

I used to live in Arlington County; the Rosslyn area to be precise. In a word parking is lousy to the max. City fathers and mothers are more interested in development then in the quality of life along the major corridors.

Can you add the large JCV file to the Nuvi 2797?

I tried to add the large JCV file to my 2797 but could not find a JCV folder in the internal card. So I created a JCV folder inside the Garmin folder and put the JCV file there but it didn't work. Any suggestions?

My wave files don't work anymore after switching to windows 8

When I was using my windows xp computer, I had installed wave files ( my gpsr doesn't have an mp3 player) to match some of my poi's and it worked fine. I had installed the sox file in my Garmin folder with poi loader.

Factory Joke Thread – April 2014

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? – April 2014

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used 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.


Contributors Of The Week 2014-03-24

This week we are recognizing, phranc!

Phranc has been a member of POI Factory for over 6 and a half years. He has experience with multiple GPS makes and models and we appreciate him sharing his experience with us and being helpful to new people.

Thanks, phranc!


Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of March 31, 2014

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.


Password length limits?

I joined last week because POI Factory kept showing up in search results. There's a lot of info here, and I appreciate the efforts of all involved.

Following the usual registration process, I waited for the initial email, followed the one-time login link, used 1Password to change my password, and thought everything was OK.

Dave - Garmin model 45, III+, V deluxe, SP2610, Nuvi 760, 1450, 2797


Almost time for the rumours to start?

DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Squirrely Voice

What, if anything was this voice from? It sucks.

That extra 500 miles/stop will cost you $$$ on your insurance (GPS Tracking)?


Not only will this insurance Co. be able "to locate policyholders by GPS and charge them insurance rates per mile driven... and can even record the route driven by the policyholder."

I can think of a host of associations to this development but I would hate to spoil the fun & indignation for others.

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